Retired Aerospace Executive
For most of us, it just happened.
Here’s how lots of good people get caught up in this vicious cycle:
You graduate from high school and go off to college. You probably don’t have much money, so you get an apartment with roommates, and keeping driving the same car your parents helped you buy when you got your license.
Unless you come from a wealthy family, during those college years, you’re pretty much forced to keep your expenses low. Then one day you graduate and enter the workforce. Sure, you have student loans to pay off, but eventually, you get a good job, and start making some “real money”.
Needless to say, you don’t want people to see you in that old beater you’ve been driving for years, so you go out and finance that beautiful new car. One that fits better with your new image and lifestyle.
Julie Hurd is a former high school biology teacher and a presently a pharmaceutical sales executive. After eighteen years of the corporate grind, she was drained, both mentally and emotionally. Looking for a way to escape the rat race, she found the exciting, freeing world of stock trading.
Mahwah, New Jersey
Pharmaceutical Sales Executive
Your career keeps getting better, your income continues to rise, and you get tired of renting a crappy apartment. You reason that you can save on taxes with a mortgage interest deduction, and you need to start building some equity. So you buy a house and commit to a 30-year mortgage. After all, homeownership is The American Dream, right?
Of course, you can’t live in an empty house, or expect guests to sit on old, secondhand furniture, so you go out and buy some new furniture on that fresh credit card that just came in the mail.
Before long, you get married and have kids. Life seems to be getting better and better.
But sooner or later you realize that all the things you’ve accumulated, don’t do much to improve your quality of life. In fact, the more money you made, the more stuff you needed. And even though you got promotions and raises, you still couldn’t get ahead, because your expenses were increasing at the same rate as your income.
Then one day you wake up and realize you’re trapped.
The problem with the rat race is that it never ends. The wheel keeps spinning. And the longer you stay caught in this vicious cycle of consumption, the harder it is to free yourself.
Henry David Thoreau famously wrote: “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Unfortunately, this saying is truer now than ever. And this sad reality applies not just to working men, but also to working women.
Although most people spend a big part of their adult lives trapped in the rat race, and the daily corporate grind, there are a few exceptional people who are able to free themselves.
Julie Hurd is an excellent example of someone who is refusing to be crushed by the system.
She decided to take back her life and has courageously set her sails on a clear course towards her dream of autonomy and financial freedom.
As a former high school biology teacher and a present pharmaceutical sales executive, I’m actively preparing myself to escape the constant drive and intensity of the corporate world for the exhilarating and freeing world of stock trading.
I started trading about 3 years ago and struggled for months to find a consistent and profitable trading strategy. Frankly, it hasn’t been easy. So far, my journey has involved endless hours of studying and searching for the right mentor.
“I started trading about 3 years ago and struggled for months to find a consistent and profitable trading strategy. Frankly, it hasn’t been easy. So far, my journey has involved endless hours of studying and searching for the right mentor.”
Luckily, one day while looking at my Twitter feed, I found RagingBull. So I decided to try a few of the mentors from the RagingBull family, and I learned something from all of them that has improved my trading knowledge and skills.
I finally settled in with the Traders Council, because there are two mentors, Jeff Williams and Davis Martin. They’re both fantastic teachers!
Jeff is very precise in his teachings. He specifically works with traders who have small accounts. The first trade I did with him was successful, then the second, and the third too!
Davis Martin, the other mentor, teaches options. I have learned so much from him, and have already made several successful option trades. Options are not that difficult, and they offer greater leverage for people with smaller accounts. Traders Council has very quickly helped me find the consistency and profitability I couldn’t find anywhere else.
For example, today was a volatile day in the market, but thanks to what I’m learning with my mentors, I made a 203% profit from two trades. One with Davis and one with Jeff. I love the way they coach you right through the trades – from the entry to the exit.
Like I say, both mentors are highly professional and methodical in their approach. They also have highly informative educational videos and run a great chat room. To my delight, I found success in my trades as early as the first week.
“I decided to try a few of the mentors from the RagingBull family, and learned something from all of them that has improved my trading knowledge and skills.”
So after years of searching, I’ve finally found my match in the RagingBull community of teachers, and couldn’t be happier than I am as a member of The Traders Council.
Joining The Traders Council has helped build my confidence, my trading technique and my choice of strategies. I already see consistency in my trades and the profits have followed.
My discipline has most certainly improved, which is key to making winning trades. Step-by-step I’m becoming a more successful trader with the guidance and support of The Traders Council.
Looking back over my three years of trading and finally turning the corner toward success this year with The Traders Council, I would tell new traders that education is key of course, but the discipline I saw from my mentors while trading was probably the most difficult to acquire, and the most important to learn and exercise.
The balance between winning trades and losing trades is not as essential as one’s ability to cut a loss while small and let winning trades run.
Sounds simple, but you will quickly realize it is very challenging and critical to the exponential growth of your account. Covet thy collateral.
I’ve worked in the corporate world for 18 years, which has left me mentally and emotionally drained. Anyone who has been there knows what I’m talking about.
This is why I was looking for a better way than the corporate grind. And as a stock trader, I’ve discovered a great way to build and sustain a better, more balanced life of family, friends, and fun. I’m finally carving out my path to success and freedom.
My future plans include exponential learning, mentorship, a new car, a new beach house, and unforgettable vacations to exotic places like Bali. That’s why every day I’m WORKIN IT !
“Thanks to what I’m learning with my mentors, I made a 203% profit from two trades. One with Davis and one trade with Jeff. I love the way they coach you right through the trade – from the entry to the exit.”
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Retired Aerospace Executive