13 November 2019

The Wall of Disapproval

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
-Michael Jordan
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You may notice that as word of your new trading business spreads, many of those close to you will dislike it… for your sake of course. They think it's a risky scheme… that you’re crazy for risking your money... that it’s a waste of time. Or some combination of the three.

As long as no one knows about your new business, it’s safe… in a protective bubble. When you eventually begin to tell people about it, most of the people who hear about it just “don't get it.”

And they’re not shy about telling you that.

This is when the “wall of disapproval” is at its maximum height, depth and width making it hard to get beyond. Unlike the beginning, this is a dangerous moment. If you're keeping track of all the people who “hate” what you're doing, you'll likely give up right here and now.

This isn’t a new phenomenon by the way…

The first people who allowed their homes to be hooked up to the electrical grid endured sneers and predictions of self immolation via electrocution along with their ability to read past sunset without an open flame.

Those driving the first engine powered carts [also known as cars] saw plenty of ridicule when their temporarily stranded vehicles were passed by carriages pulled by trotting horses.

A young man who left the comfort and security of a senior level position on Wall Street to trade for himself knew his sanity was often silently questioned in interactions with his former colleagues over the years.

This happens folks…

And not infrequently.

So be ready and know that things can work out just fine… just as they did for the early adopters of electricity and cars…

And just as they did for a certain handsome trader you know and love😎.