Episode 257: How to Get Everything You Want (and Feel Good About It)

by robbooker on May 26, 2014

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Episode 257 of The Traders Podcast begins with your host Rob Booker talking to Jason the producer about his recent interview with FXTC Magazine titled The Man Behind the Mic — Jason Pyles. But the theme of this episode is “How to Get Everything You Want (and Feel Good About It).” So, if you’re a trader who wants to make money — and keep it, then this episode is a must-listen!

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Prochargedmopar May 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Excellent.
Kids are great teachers when we choose to listen.

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Javier Hinojo May 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Just read the interview. Jason I must say you are a class act. The way you brush of YOUR success and give credit to Rob. True humble, happy, successful people will give credit where credit is deserved. I am glad that you get recognition because your deserve it buddy. No one knows how hard you work. The hours you put in. All we get is the finished product. I am glad to say I am a proud listener of the traders podcast. And consider you and Rob my friends.

“Rob is a genuinely good guy, and by the way, he’s the smartest person I know — a literal genius.”
Great quote but Jason you are no slouch yourself. You hold up your own. You my dear friend and a podcast genius!

Javier H
Raleigh NC

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Jason Pyles May 30, 2014 at 10:44 am

Javier,
You make me blush. Thanks for your nice words. I feel so undeserving (genuinely) of all the new friends, like yourself, that I have through The Traders Podcast. We’re grateful for your support and your kind comments. And thanks for checking out that interview! I thought I might run some people off with my No. 5 favorite movie, but maybe not.
Sincerely,
Jason

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Brian F. May 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

I have to ask, because I value your opinion. Why would you run off people with your #5 favorite movie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? I don’t understand. Being a movie critic, you can articulate why that movie has value. I’ve seen it, but something went over my head here, and someone who has made a profession of analyzing movies can tell me what I missed.

Jason, what is different about that movie that you favor it over the thousands of movies you have seen?

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Jason Pyles June 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Brian,
Movies are my passion, so I’ll try to answer your question without getting too long-winded… But just remember: You asked for it!

Like Dr. Lanning says to Det. Spooner in the movie “I, Robot,” (2004) … “That, Detective, is the right question!”

I have a Top 10 All-Time Favorite Movies list, and “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974) is No. 10 on that list. And I have a Top 10 Horror Movies list, and it’s No. 1 on there. So, since I was only given 5 choices (and I wanted to represent my love for horror movies), I had to condense the two lists and combine them.

But your point is well taken. I wondered what people would think when they read TCSM as my No. 5 pick. I wanted it to be provocative and attention-getting, which is why I say, you asked the right question…

Most “normal” people would never watch a film titled “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” but like many of the exploitation flicks of the ’70s, TCSM sounds worse than it actually is, in terms of content. In fact, there’s surprisingly little gore in that film, and there’s only one murder perpetrated with a chainsaw.

TCSM was made on a small budget (reportedly with the proceeds from an even more infamous film called “Deep Throat”), and though I can’t enumerate them all here, the legendary experiences of making this film are almost scarier than the movie itself. And despite all of this, director Tobe Hooper still conjured what I consider a cinematic masterpiece.

The film looks like actual footage of real events, which gives it a nightmarish quality. And scream queen Marilyn Burns (who plays Sally Hardesty), gives the most petrified performance I’ve ever seen onscreen — even above that of Shelley Duvall in “The Shining” (1980). She looks so scared that it makes me afraid.

And Paul Partain (who plays Franklin, the guy in the wheelchair) was a method actor who maintained his obnoxious personality during the entire filmmaking process, so the cast hated him.

And by the way, the Franklin character is the keystone of this film: We find him so unpleasant and unbearable to be around, that when Leatherface shows up, our perspective is shifted and we learn the true meaning of the word abhorrent. Because of this character chasm, Franklin makes Leatherface even scarier to us, psychologically.

I could go on and on — believe me — but TCSM is one of the greatest “What would I do if I were in this situation?” movies. It’s a truly affecting work of cinema, and it has one of those premises that could actually happen. 10 out of 10.

If you’re a movie guy, Brian, you can hear my friends and I argue for at least 2 hours every Monday about the new theater releases here: http://moviepodcastweekly.com/

And if you dig horror movies, I have a bi-weekly show here: http://horrormoviepodcast.com/

Thanks for asking.
Jason

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Brian F. June 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Thanks for the great response. I really have to watch that movie again. My wife and I have rediscovered our love for movies recently as the kids are out of high school and we will soon have an empty nest. Looks like I’ll have something other than TTP to entertain during the long commutes into New Orleans. I’ll check it out.

Brian F. June 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Two of my personal favorites are Event Horizon and The Thing. Being an old school SciFi fan, I think there’s a lot of great old stories that didn’t transfer well to film that are sitting on the shelf waiting to be produced because CGA now makes them possible.

Cameron Parker May 26, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Thank you Jason, Oh and Rob of course for allowing us to get behind the scenes of the Traders Podcast. Jason you are a true gentleman and it was great to get to know you, even for just a little while!

We may need to get Dark Rob out for an Interview in the future. Actually on second thoughts ….

Regards,
Cameron
FXTC Magazine

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Jason Pyles May 30, 2014 at 10:51 am

Cameron,
You’re the best. I had a great time with the interview. They always say, everyone’s favorite topic is himself. I guess that’s true. Thanks for thinking of me.

Random story: One time I was thrown into this road trip, something like 15 hours long, from Utah to Canada. And so I used the expression above to pass the time, and I just talked to my traveling partner about his interests and his life for the whole trip. (He seemed to have a blast, and he was apparently happy to talk about himself the entire time.) I felt good about it, because I felt like I was getting to know a genuine friend.

But when we got to our destination in Canada, he complained to our Canadian host that I had talked to him about himself for the entire trip! Hilarious. Sometimes you can’t win for losing…
Jason

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Brian F. May 28, 2014 at 6:50 am

In regards to distributing profits and destructive altruism I’m reminded of Rob’s friend who treats his trades like inventory in a retail business. If you give away your stock, your company is going to founder and that doesn’t help anyone, least of all you.

In trading, you have drawdowns and drawups. If you treat the drawdowns like they are your fault and the drawups like they are just luck, you heading for trouble emotionally and financially. You need those profits to make up for the coming losses.It’s tempting to think we can do anything we want because it’s just us and we don’t have a brick and morter shop with employees, but we really owe it to our business and ourselves to make this a success.

This is not a hobby, it’s a business, and a tough one.

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ryan the visualizer May 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

This episode is, flat out, the BEST one you two have recorded. Its true that imagining and visualizing works. And jason, great interview!

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Jason Pyles May 30, 2014 at 10:53 am

Thank you, Ryan — twice! Comments like these are a relief, because after 250 episodes, you hope you’re still producing content that matters to people. Thanks for letting us know.
Jason

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David Pullen June 2, 2014 at 4:00 am

Just read the interview, superbly done and great to learn more about you Jason.

But have to say that your top 5 movies perhaps suggests that there is a “Dark Jason” that we haven’t got to hear on the podcast yet!

And curious have you ever done, could you ever do a podcast live?

What about an international phone hook up podcast, where we all ring in at predetermined time and chat to the real dynamic duo “Dark Rob and Behind the Curtain Man”

Have set it before, if you make it to Melbourne Australia.
Jason, I would gladly show you and your family around.
thanks for your part in the show with the great man ” 50 shades of Rob”

cheers Dave P

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Jason Pyles June 4, 2014 at 1:18 am

Hi David,
Thanks for your nice comment. Glad you liked the interview. Yes, I love it when movies are dark and disturbing, because when they’re over, I always feel more grateful for the relatively comfortable challenges of my own life.

And yes, I used to do LIVE podcasting via Ustream on my first-ever show, Considering the Sequels Podcast. It was fun (albeit a bit distracting) to have on-the-fly interactions with our listenership during the recording, but Ustream started doing obnoxious ads and there was always some technical issues to the point that we found it prohibitive.

But Rob has talked about live, interactive, Ustream-type broadcasts since the beginning, and he keeps toying with the idea of a DAILY morning drive-time radio show, so we may end up taking live calls yet! Honestly, we’d live to take live calls. I think it would be a blast, and I know Rob would love it, too, so I can see that becoming a reality someday!

Thanks for writing.

Sincerely,
Jason

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