Think back to your childhood, when you were learning something new.
Whether you were learning to ride your bike, or solve that Rubik’s cube you spent your time begging your parents to buy you, try to capture that feeling of first discovering the thing you loved so much.
Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system (how it develops, its structure and activity), including the brain, the spinal cord, and the networks of nerve cells called “neurons,” and their influence on consciousness, behavior, and cognitive functions.
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you tell that person?
I can see some of you give stock picks, or lottery numbers.
Fair enough 😁
For me, none of that. Because I now understand that it’s possible to have all the wealth in the world and still be left miserable and unhappy.
This month, we saw a series of rallies and marches known as The March for Science [#marchforscience on twitter] across more than 600 cities worldwide. And so, it’s a good time to remind you all what the scientific method is all about and how you can (and should) apply it to trading.
A wise millionaire trader once told me this:
“Anyone who can do something else (text or surf the internet for example) while trading is simply not giving the trade the attention it deserves.”
The year is 2006, it’s 3 a.m. on a Sunday, and my work shift just started. Graveyard shifts are always hard on my system and I’ve had barely 2 hours of sleep within the last 24 hour period. Needless to say, I feel exhausted, lifeless, and on edge.
Humans have an innate need to conform or to blindly believe in certain things just because other fellow humans believe those things, even if what is believed is, in fact, unfounded or blatantly untrue.