the money game

Episode 115: Being Mentally Strong and the Benefits of Private Coaching

In Episode 115, your host Rob Booker is joined by “The Coach” — Scott Welsh, co-creator of the Bossilator course and a peak-performance instructor who resides in Columbus, Ohio. Rob and Scott talk about being under-the-weather and instances of rising to the occasion, refusing to be sick and pushing through whatever needs to be done. This leads to the recounting of the story when Michael Jordan played in the NBA finals with the flu. Scott talks about the importance of becoming mentally strong and this segues into a conversation about the benefits of private coaching. Rob and Scott also take some time to discuss some of the most influential, must-read trading books.

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YouTube video: Michael Jordan plays with the flu

The Little Book That Still Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre

How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas

The Money Game by Adam Smith

Podcasting coach: The Podcast Answer Man Cliff Ravenscraft

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Episode 75: Ask Another Question About Your Trading

Rob Booker and special guest Jennifer Thornburg answer some “world-famous questions” — that are not necessarily the right questions — to ask on your pursuit to become a successful trader. This episode is designed to help you ask the right questions.

Here are some examples of the less important questions that Rob and Jennifer commonly hear, and discuss during this episode: Does it matter to know how often a trading system wins? How often am I going to win? How long until I have another win? How many trades does a particular system produce? Or, in other words, the two F’s: the frequency with which we win, and the frequency with which we trade… Does the system produce the results, or does the trader produce the results? Etc.

Jennifer also talks about the importance of knowing yourself as a trader and suggests that maintaining a detailed trading notebook can be an insightful tool when reflecting back on your previous trading activities and motivations. All of this valuable information and more can be heard in Episode 75, so please listen and subscribe!

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Jennifer on Twitter: @JenTho3

Book: The Money Game by Adam Smith