10 week year

Episode 216: Goal-Setting and Predictions for 2014

Happy new year! Welcome to 2014. In this episode, your hosts Rob Booker and Jason Pyles talk about the usual new year’s topics… Rob explains how effective goal-setting is really just good forecasting, and he talks more about setting goals on a 10-week year type of schedule. And Jason talks about his Fear of Failure when it comes to goal-setting, and Rob gives us his talk about fear and failure. You’ll also hear what Rob thinks is going to happen in 2014, and Rob and Jason discuss their most anticipated movies of this new year.

Oh, and here is the Jonathan Nolan / Dark Knight interview in three parts below. Thanks for listening and happy 2014!

Jonathan Nolan – Dark Knight interview (PART 1)

Jonathan Nolan – Dark Knight interview (PART 2)

Jonathan Nolan – Dark Knight interview (PART 3)

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Episode 202: The 10-Week Year, Trading Competitions and the Process Approach to Trading

About a month and a half before we reach New Year’s and a time of resolution-making, your host Rob Booker explains how he has moved from the Gregorian calendar to using a 10-week year. So, Rob details his relatively newfound schedule and how it works.

Next we dip into the mailbag and read a hilarious comment from James. Then Anthony from South Africa wrote to ask about trading competitions and whether their winners’ incredible results are legitimately possible. This leads to an intriguing discussion of the reality of making huge profits and how consistently it can be done.

And finally, Rob wraps up this episode by talking about implementing a process — and committing to that process — instead of solely striving for a specific end result. This discussion will become the first part of a three-part series that spans over Episodes 202 through 204 of The Traders Podcast. Don’t miss it! Read More