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Is it Worth It!!!

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It looks appealing to me for the following reasons:

1: I'm Self-employed and I work at home all day so learning how to trade to make some extra cash would be great!

2: Learning this craft would make me feel better knowing that if anything ever happened to my job that I do now I would have this trading knowledge as a backup or this could turn into a passion and could make me happier then what I'm doing now.

3: Something else that appeals to me about trading the markets is that the "MARKETS" will always be there. You don't have to worry about waking up one morning and having all your clients leave you to use someone else that's cheaper than you or your clients start using overseas companies because they're cheaper. It would be a peace of mind knowing you would always have a way to make some money because if the markets go away everybody in this world would be screwed not just me.

4: It appeals to me because you can literally trade from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet.

5: It appeals to me because you don't have to deal with the public like you would if you started a franchise or something like that. It's just between you and your computer.

These are all good examples of why people are attracted to trading.

I'm no expert, really just scratching the surface myself, but after 18 years of being self employed and doing something I love, trading is the first thing I've come across that has really captivated me and compelled me to look beyond. I spend just about every waking moment of my free time pursuing it, and if I didn't have a business to attend to, I'd spend more without thinking twice. Easily.

Since joining FIO, I've discovered it really requires full commitment, not only to the external aspects of the markets and motivating forces behind them, but also to deep introspection and self reflection; it's a journey of growth and development, a blend of science and art. I don't think it's possible to master the markets without mastering one's self.

A monumental challenge, and a monumental opportunity! The guys here who have made it happen and are really good at it will likely tell you it's the most difficult thing they've ever done. Even then, some feel as if it is not worth the cost.

Sounds like you just need to spend some time discovering whether you could possibly feel passionate about it. You've found a great place to start, FIO is awesome and the people here are very helpful. Keep asking questions, give it some time, you'll eventually figure out whether it is something for you to pursue or not.

Best of luck my man!

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