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Are you a glass half full or half empty kind of person?

I’m a very positive person, so my glass is half full.

BUT… in some aspects of trading I’m the complete opposite, and you should be too.

Let me give you an example.

If my trading glass if half full of strategies, then that’s not good enough for me.

I always want to see the glass full, because in trading there are never enough good strategies.

Because if you want to scale up and keep building your business you need to keep your glass full or you won’t go far. So, how can you keep it full at all times?

Find out how in today’s video!

Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • How your attitude will determine your trading outcome,

  • Why you need to keep building strategies and never settle for what you think is ‘enough’,

  • How you can start building better strategies in faster and easier,

  • And where you can learn about ‘system sizing’, a better and more efficient way to build up your trading business with minimum risk.

Go watch the video now and remember to always keep your glass full.

Happy trading!


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

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