“Be Precise, and Stick to Your Guns.” @SimplePlan

In Members in Profile, we interview stand-out members that show strong aptitude and work ethic. Our goal is to highlight different folks so that you can see the effort that our members are putting into their trading and hopefully learn from their experiences of the Convergent Trading Community.

We hope you enjoy hearing what @SimplePlan has to say!

What brought you into trading?

I was working full time as a janitor/maintenance worker with a couple side hustles and was looking for an escape from low paying wages and lack of free time. I had tried a few different career paths but nothing had ever stuck. A friend of mine was trading stocks and doing really well and that’s what got me interested.

The idea that you could have a scalable business with no marketing/branding, customer service, employees, inventory etc. that you could do from anywhere in the world was very appealing to me. I was also fascinated by the charts and screens and wanted to understand what it all meant.

What do you like most about Convergent?

The community and especially the good friends I’ve met here. The willingness of the members of this community to share knowledge and ideas in the spirit of development toward proficiency of the craft has had a big impact on me.

How have these aspects helped you grow as a trader?

As a newer trader, simple things like getting my chartbook set up and learning the importance of journaling got me up and running. As time progressed, joining an accountability group and pushing through the struggle to find discipline and develop my edge have played a key role in seeing positive results.

Do you have a favorite community quote or webinar?

My favorite webinars are the Holiday Fireside Chats. I’ve always felt a strong sense of community with my fellow traders during those webinars.

Do you have any advice for new traders?

The same advice I would give to myself today… Don’t be sloppy, be precise and stick to your guns. Like FT says, don’t get smart once you’re in the trade.

Have you participated in the #TradeRight Program? What discoveries have you made?

I have. I think the most important part of doing the Trade Right challenge is just accepting the process of prep and journaling. In the beginning we make a lot of poor decisions trading, but through proper prep and journaling we can begin to slowly minimize our errors and increase the things we do that are working.

What is your favorite non-trading activity/hobby?

Lately I’ve been playing a lot of Pickleball but looking forward to getting into kitesurfing.

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