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2011 vs 2012, how did you do?

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2011 vs 2012, how did you do?

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What changed in 2012? Trading improved? Health? Time with family?

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I voted:

Trading improved
Time with family improved
Health worsened

So you can guess that my focus in 2013 is on my health. I have a solid gameplan, and I will succeed on solving some of my health issues this year.

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I voted:

Trading improved
Health improved


I started being a more consistent trader and started a p90x regimen and healthier eating habits.

All in all, it has been a great year! Hope it doesn't end on the 21st!

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I voted

Trading sucked the bag but my mental status improved. You would think it would be just the opposite right?

Several reasons for this but I think the most important is because I left the trading room.

Nobody was calling trades for me so my profits went down hill.

Psyche is better because I am taking responsibility.

2013 will be the year I build my own foundation.

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1. Trading Improved, although $$ not as good as 2012
2. Time with Family Improved - my kids are shocked when I am not at home, or miss one of their games!
3. Health Improved - lost 20 lbs after seeing my giant bulbous head on Fox Business Channel (discussing PFG collapse)!


#2 is definitely the most important thing to me. By far.

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For most of the year I was all about automation. Then a few months ago something happened, although I cannot quite put my finger on exactly what it was, but at some point I decided I wanted to become a full time trader.

My manual trading is better than it has been in any previous year. My commitment, desire and attitude is hitting all cylinders. I have a solid achievable goals and a plan that is actually written down.

Since I have moved over to manual trading I have far more time to spend with family and even a little more time for myself. This has been the best year I have had in quite a while. Looking to continue the trend in the coming year.

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I voted:

Trading improved
Time with family improved
Health worsened

So you can guess that my focus in 2013 is on my health. I have a solid gameplan, and I will succeed on solving some of my health issues this year.

Mike

I am not a big consumer of fruits and vegtables.
We purchased the Nutri Bullet and I love it.

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1. Trading Improved, although $$ not as good as 2012
2. Time with Family Improved - my kids are shocked when I am not at home, or miss one of their games!
3. Health Improved - lost 20 lbs after seeing my giant bulbous head on Fox Business Channel (discussing PFG collapse)!


#2 is definitely the most important thing to me. By far.

#3 LOL

Noting is as motivating as seeing oneself on a public broadcast somhwere and your own eyes cannot believe what you see. 99.9% of the time it is your girth!

Top marks for doing something about it!

I am the same spot...saw a clip of myself at an open mike night a few days back. I have to get in better shape! 20 pounds would be a good start.

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Answering the poll was insightful, never thought to reflect on these things, thanks. I voted:

- Trading improved.
- I spent more time with my family. (I got married 2 weeks ago!)
- Health worsened. (My physique got worse and nearly died one week when one of my chronic problems recurred while I was doing community service at a rural part of Japan and the nearest hospital was an hour's drive away.)

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