Episode 195: The Phenomenon of Burnout and How It Affects Traders

In another intimate solocast, your host Rob Booker gives some candid thoughts about the phenomenon of “burnout.” Rob defines it and describes how burnout affects traders, including himself. Rob talks about the 12 phases of burnout, and how it begins with a compulsion to prove yourself, which leads to the neglect of important things, like your own needs, your health or your children.

Rob also discusses the displacement of conflicts and how denial of your problems leads to withdrawing from the people in your life. And because this phenomenon affects traders in such a way that can lead to significant losses, Rob describes how to recognize the stages of burnout and offers a few steps to help you deal with it.

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One comment on “Episode 195: The Phenomenon of Burnout and How It Affects Traders

  1. Alan says:

    Last 2 podcasts have been awesome Rob. To a large extent trading is a solo game and this is one of the reasons I look forward to your podcasts each week. They are like a conversation with an old friend and (usually) filled with good advice. Take that holiday and don’t trade otherwise its not a holiday, but come back to the podcast because I’d miss you.

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