Before: not trusting my strategy, skipping trades because I lacked confidence, and almost always taking the losers.
After: sticking to my strategy with basically no mistakes or bad trades, monthly P&L to cover my bills & much more.
A couple of years ago, I had a ton of motivation to make trading work.
Unfortunately, I was still not profitable.
And almost every week, I'd lose a small part of my trading… giving it to someone else in the market.
Every time a trade would show up, I'd second-guess myself.
I think “this one won't work, I've lost enough already!” and would watch the trades run to profit a few hours later.
The trades I was sure about… 90% of the time ended up being losers.
And trust me when I say I had tried all the “hacks” you hear on YouTube.
Backtesting, meditation, trading plans, even a 1-1 trading coach… you name it!
I had gone through it all…
In fact, I'd worked really hard on my trading strategy… and it made a lot of sense to me.
But in reality…
I was still afraid of losing.
So much so that it felt better to skip a profitable trade than to get in with the risk of losing money.
I know I couldn't continue that way.
Because if I didn't do anything about it, nothing would change.
I would still be there 10 years later skipping trades out of fear and probably feeling miserable that I hadn't made any progress.
That would totally s*ck.
Then one day I had this idea…
You know when you finally realize something that was actually so simple?
“What's the point of me trading if I can't even take the right trades?”
I had a good strategy, but I was the one blowing it off every day.
So what were my options?
Either I stop trading, or I stop giving a f*ck…
Well, I choose #2. In my mind, it clicked.
I told myself “I'm gonna take every single of my setups I see and I don't care if the account goes to $0.”
A few months later, the account wasn't at $0 🙂
In fact, I had gained over 28% on it.
I allowed myself to trade my plan and didn't care if I was losing or winning.
This was the start of me getting profitable with my strategy.
And since then, I've gotten to a point where trading pays my bills & more.
But most importantly, trading isn't as stressful and mentally draining as it was before.
I take the trades I need to take, then go out to live my life… and I've built a significantly bigger amount of capital in the process.
If you'd like to do what I did and stop second-guessing every trade…
To then be in a place of scaling up your trading to a 6-7 figure account?
Then you'll love this special program I've got going on:
If you've got any Qs, you can use the chat at the bottom of the page to ask.
Keep crushing it 💪📈
~ Etienne Crete