Friday, 6 September 2013

Yep, I'd ride my Motorbike here

Only a few months ago I visited Bangkok for the first time and was in awe of the traffic. 

I thought to myself, no way do I ever want to drive here.  Not in a car and definitely not on a motorbike.

A few months later I'm driving a car in Phuket.  Not long after that I'm riding a motorbike and zipping in and out of traffic, passing cars, getting from point a to b in less time than a car without the need to find or pay for parking.  Sure it gets a little hot or wet at times but overall it's a great way to commute and enjoy Thailand.

Now that I'm back in Bangkok again I feel confident I can ride my motorbike here. I'd even prefer it over walking those awkward sidewalks, cramped streets, and fighting off panhandlers.  
Funny how ones perspective changes.  Equally interesting is how one adjusts to the big city in a flash.
Day Trading is quite similar.  It's like riding a bike, once you get back on, you are quickly peddling like it was your first bike.  And all that experience riding your bike, or day trading, comes in handy as it guides you. 

Then there comes that day where you take out your bike and you face a new challenge or you figure out a new trail, or you upgrade to a motorbike and one day take on Bangkok.   In trading you have your comfort zone, you have a system or strategy that you know that works. And as you get more experienced, you start riding that traffic like you ride those waves in Hawaii, like a champ.  You might even figure out some new tricks, some new strategies and systems.

All in all, the Forex Market is exciting.  It's an experience.  It's always changing and yet it's as it has always been.  A good platform, broker, system, and strategy are not enough.  Experience is key.   A great way to get insight on the Forex Market is to sit down with a pro, someone that has been trading the Forex Market for many years and can share their experience.   Just an hour with an expert can be as powerful as a few years on your own.   If you don't have one, I recommend you take on a Forex Coach.    For more information have a look at my Day Trading Course.