meditation

October 4, 2017

Why Regular Meditation Is Great For Your Trading Mind

This week’s article comes from previous 2-time podcast guest (Episode 19 and Episode 27) Mercedes Oestermann van Essen who shares the benefits of meditation for the trading mind. Mercedes Oestermann van Essen coaches traders and investors to improve their performance by creating more harmony in their professional and personal lives. Her core transformation strategy consists of a unique style of guided meditation which she teaches in on-line workshops and in weekly meditation classes. You can find out more about her at her website, www.TheBuddhistTrader.com, and learn more about her Transformational Guided Meditation Academy here. The general benefits of meditation are well […]
June 19, 2016

Are Large Losses Necessary?

Recently I was having a friendly debate with a fellow trader around the nature of losses.  His belief, and one which i believe is shared by a great many traders, is that experiencing a large trading loss (or even losses) is a necessary part of learning how to trade.  That is for a trader to truly learn the hard lessons in trading there has to be a loss so painful that he will not forget the lesson. We debated the merits around this argument and in the end it’s my opinion that large trading losses are not necessary however for […]
December 18, 2015

[7] Days of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader – Day 1 – The Gift of Relaxation

As the year comes to an end and we countdown the days to Christmas I’ve curated the Ultimate List of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader. Each day for the next 7 days I’ll share a peak performance theme and some gift ideas. PS – Don’t forget to forward this list to all those buying you a present this year! Day 1 – The Gift of Relaxation Trading can be a stressful occupancy.  Check out these three gift ideas to keep yourself relaxed while in the trade. 1.  Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor for iPhone & Android Why a heart […]
November 30, 2015

Episode 19 – Mercedes Oestermann Van Essen: The Buddhist Trader and Trading From Oneness @_BuddhistTrader

Listen to the Episode Below (01:08:23) Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 01:08:23 volume Episode 19 – Mercedes Oestermann Van Essen: The Buddhist Trader and Trading From Oneness @_BuddhistTrader iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSLeave a ReviewSubscribe on Android Sign up for our weekly newsletter Stay up to date with the podcast, and get notified when the next podcast drops. Subscribe Summary In this week’s episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Mercedes Oestermann Van Essen. Mercedes is a trader and internationally recognized intuitive coach and mentor focusing on […]
August 1, 2015

Episode 5 – Achieving Peak Performance in Trading and Investing with Bruce Bower of @howoftrading

Listen to the Episode Below (00:59:20) Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:59:20 volume Episode 5 – Achieving Peak Performance in Trading and Investing with Bruce Bower of @howoftrading iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSLeave a ReviewSubscribe on Android Sign up for our weekly newsletter Stay up to date with the podcast, and get notified when the next podcast drops. Subscribe Summary In this show, I have the great pleasure of interviewing author and hedge fund manager Bruce Bower. Bruce is the author of Peak Performance Trading and Investing, and the book is a wealth of […]
July 27, 2015

Episode 4 – Interview with Brad Jelinek – In the pursuit of a better trading lifestyle

Listen to the Episode Below (01:01:07) Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 01:01:07 volume Episode 4 – Interview with Brad Jelinek – In the pursuit of a better trading lifestyle iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSLeave a ReviewSubscribe on Android Sign up for our weekly newsletter Stay up to date with the podcast, and get notified when the next podcast drops. Subscribe Summary: In this interview, I catch up with seasoned futures trader Brad Jelinek. Brad talks about pursuing a balanced trading lifestyle, the insights he has gained from meditation […]
March 29, 2015

Get 10% Happier – Take the 28 Day Mindfulness for Traders Challenge

[Tweet “I can’t think of one practice that has more improved my outlook on trading more than mindfulness.”] From the likes of hedge fund managers Ray Dalio and Paul Tudor Jones, to artists and professionals like Howard Stern, Tim Ferriss, and Russell Simmons, and countless sports athletes, the number of high performers who are extolling the benefits of meditation is growing and growing. Likewise, as I’ve written in the past, the benefits to traders who incorporate a mindfulness practice is abundantly clear – Mindful traders can reduce the effects of irrelevant emotions by regulating those emotions more effectively, while still remaining […]
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