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The PandaWarrior Chronicles

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Hi Panda, do you know Robin McKenzie's book Treat your own Back? I've had a bad back for years and it really helped. It's pretty basic stuff - sounds like you might know a thing or two about it already though. Good luck.

That book is my bible.....had for years now....its pretty beat up at this point.

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Get better, buddy


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how much she weight?

55 pounds...it wasnt the weight though, it was the leverage. She came up to me for a hug, her head hits me mid chest and so I bent over slightly to hug her and she leaned over backwards like she was fainting into my arms and I bent over with her....then she turned loose of me and let her entire weight slump into my arms and I was bent over at exactly the wrong angle when her weight hit....pop....two days and counting...although I feel better right now than I have since then....tomorrow starts some minor exercises and slowly build up until its all better...

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Do drugs help you think?

taking a few days off from trading last week and then the forced exile this week combined with the pain meds left me with lots of time to think. The drugs produced random thoughts but the moments of lucidity produced some moments of clarity.

I wrote of this the other day but it bears repeating.

Trade who I am, the way I know how to trade. Influence from others is both bad and good. It has forced me to really examine who I am as a trader and to reconcile the more difficult parts of the advice I've gotten along with the things I know about me.

I am a grinder. That means I can and should grind out my profits day after day and not worry about the coulda woulda shoulda trades.

It has taken almost a week of nothing to do for me to come to terms with the idea I don't need record breaking trades to make a living. That I can achieve my life goals trading like a time clock puncher. Thankfully the hourly rate is much higher than most clock punching jobs but I still find I think best and most clearly when I put things in this context even though I haven't punched a clock in 25 years.

I did two trades today, passed on two more, both winners and ended up double my daily goal.

Now to get out of this chair and take care of my back....

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Lol, sorry my ipad screen unlocked while I was cleaning it...sorry


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P.S. I hope you get better soon and are up to speed again in no time.

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Lol, sorry my ipad screen unlocked while I was cleaning it...sorry


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P.S. I hope you get better soon and are up to speed again in no time.


ha ha!!! lol


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Well my back is feeling much better, not perfect but better. Been doing some core exercises to begin to strengthen it again hopefully get in somewhat better shape in the process.

Last week, my father in law was really sick, 48 hour flu bug or something. We picked it up from him over the weekend. My wife was super sick Friday night, all day Saturday and most of Sunday. I thought I missed it, but it got me as well. Sunday after noon, Montezuma's revenge became my companion for all of Monday. I got lucky though, mine only lasted 24 hours. I just hope my kid doesn't get it was well.

I was back to work a bit yesterday but not really enough to write anything about. Basically wanted to see if I could sit in the chair for any length of time without my back hurting and also to see about how many times I would do battle with Montezuma.

Today was my first full day back to work. And what a crapped out day it was for trend followers. I had a nice winner early but exited to soon and that was it. I passed on the trade just after the inventory report and took ever signal after that. All losers. No follow through at all.

So I lost money today but not enough to upset me and furthermore, I lost money by not chickening out. I don't mind the losing day where I followed my plan to the letter and it just didnt work. Its those days where I don't follow my plan and lose money that chaps my hide. Or worse, a great trend day and I chicken out of entries or exit before planned profit taking levels have been attained. Those are the days that really piss me off. Today was not one of those days.

Here's to tomorrow being a nicer trading day for guys like me. However, I do have some resistance in the area we are currently trading on the higher time frames so I guess we will see.

No expectations equals no disappointments. Just trade.

Cheers.

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I ended up with a reasonably profitable week. Not like I could have or should have been but enough... Today was actually my most profitable day of the week and there was no trend. Go figure.

Anyway, back feels much better, stomach virus gone and feeling more like trading again.

I was driving along today thinking about a few things and it dawned on me that I have a mental block about a certain profit level. When I start getting close to it, I start looking for reasons to stay out of the market instead of looking for valid trades. I've even noticed I either intentionally or subconsciously make up reasons to be away from the computer or invent some other distractions....today, a perfectly good signal came, I was already within a few dollars of this magic number and I saw it happening in front of me. One of my trading buddies that knows my signals asked me if I had taken it. I replied no because I was typing something. I was typing but certainly could have stopped for the two seconds it took to place the order. Sure enough, that trade was a winner as was the next one I saw a bit later. Neither of which I took.

So gonna take this weekend and think about why I freak out at this profit number. I know I had a mental block about a certain income threshold in the mortgage business. It took me two years to break it. The first year I got within $700 of it and I remember electing to NOT close a piece of business in the calendar month because I was afraid I couldn't actually get it closed in time to qualify but I used the Christmas holiday as an excuse to not even attempt it. I certainly could have gotten it done, of that I am sure, but was afraid to try. The following year, I broke the level by about $5000 and then after that, it was double then triple that figure. Four years later I was quadruple the so called income ceiling.

I am hoping by following some of the same mental exercises I went through back then will help me break this level I didn't even know I had.

Cheers....

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Would you mind sharing the exercises


Panda,

What type of mental exercises did you do to help you break those mental limits that you had?


Thanks
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