Episode 103: Self-Sabotage – There’s Always Some Reason to Feel Not Good Enough

by robbooker on December 3, 2012

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Rob Booker and his producer Jason Pyles discuss the concept of “self-sabotage” and whether it exists. This episode is a journey of honesty that ultimately leads back to trading.

This conversation begins with Jason talking about his inexplicable, recurring desire to keep getting involved in horror movie podcasting every few months (even though it never seems to be a welcome fit for him).

Rob muses over various phenomena that could be misconstrued and misidentified as self-sabotage. Rob asks if we subconsciously self-sabotage things that we don’t actually want to do (even though we think we want to do them on a conscious level).

A few of the questions from this episode: Is Rob a hedonist? Is Jason a masochist? Does it all come down to discipline? Does it all come down to perspective? Do we engage in destructive behavior in order to lash out because it’s easier than being honest about how we really feel? And are we being honest about what it is that we want most?

Links for this episode:

Rob on Twitter: @RobBooker

The Traders Podcast on Twitter: @TradersPodcast

Rob appears as a guest on Jason’s show: Movie Podcast Weekly: Episode 010: Killing Them Softly

Jason on Twitter: @MovieCastWeekly

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Luiz December 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Hey Jason, great video, thanks for bringing it up. And you’re not alone, my friend, because just like you, I feel the same about self-sabotage. Keep doing a great job with the podcast !!! =)

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wilfred December 4, 2012 at 5:32 am

I think that self-sabotage is when someone wants to do something but does the opposite out of fear. in trading you want profit but you stay in a losing trade out of fear of loss (the loss which often grows)

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Luis October 9, 2015 at 11:45 am

Hey folks,

This is the best episode that I heard until now, and yeah I agree that people self-sabotage because they’re not happy with their lifes, and because they can’t find the way to get out, so they take “inconscient” decisions to make things worse so they can affect others

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