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Traders are masterminds.

Patiently progressing in our journeys using our intelligence to put all the puzzle pieces together.

Knowing deep down in our hearts that we will eventually achieve ultimate freedom.

That someday we’ll be free of our jobs, our financial responsibilities, and limitations!

But we cannot forget an important part of this journey: the fear.

Fear of the markets. Fear of drawdowns. Fear that everything will go wrong.

And even though it can keep us grounded, fear can also hold us back, slow us down and take away the power of hope and belief that will keep us moving forward.

So, I want you to keep this inspirational movie quote on your mind, all throughout your trading journey:

“Fear can hold you prisoner, and hope can set you free”.

Can you guess where that’s from?

Go watch today’s video to find out and to also discover how you can overcome all your fears and finally be set free. Here’s what you’ll also discover:

  • How you can become aware of your fears, so you can alleviate them as much as possible and focus on your path to freedom,

  • The three main types of fear that are holding traders back,

  • My best tips and solutions to facing and resolving those fears!

Go watch the video and set yourself free.

Happy trading,


This article was originally published on the Better Trader Academy blog.

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