284 · Rising Above a Trader’s Inner Turbulence w/ Sam Daghash

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We often hear that having “Discipline” is the key to trading success. But many of us traders continue to struggle developing discipline and good habits for trading no matter how hard and how long we’ve tried. Could there be a deeper reason for this?

As fellow human traders, we are commonly faced with our own programming that we are often unaware of. In this special episode, Sam Daghash, a professional coach and co-founder (alongside co-founder David Capablanca, featured on CWT Episode 257) of the Conscious Trading Academy specializing in helping traders overcome mental barriers, dive into aspects of a trader’s mindset. 

If we cannot think greater than we feel, then this would compel us to be more aware of our mental states which can sabotage our trading.

Topics & Timestamps:

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  • 0:00 Introduction and background
  • 4:05 Defining trading psychology, trading mindset with more context
  • 5:00 How do we perceive ourselves as traders
  • 5:25 90% of who we are is habitual
  • 8:00 Differentiating lack of knowledge and skillset in trading vs. psychological
  • 10:55 Who you are outside of trading is what you bring into trading
  • 11:30 Difference between the trading profession vs other professions
  • 12:30 Professional mindset in trading
  • 15:45 Pattern and repetition creating habits
  • 16:35 Areas of problem trading behaviors – focusing on exiting trades
  • 18:15 Tessa recounts an example of not being able to exit a trade
  • 20:15 Mental rehearsals – approaches
  • 24:45 The emotional connection and not following the trading rules
  • 27:15 A bigger part of you overtaking the decision-making process
  • 29:35 Not wanting to be wrong or a “loser”
  • 36:00 The best revenge on the market
  • 38:44 Managing your emotions
  • 40:50 How do we use emotions in a healthy way
  • 42:35 Gestalt and storage of emotions
  • 46:30 We can never think greater than we feel
  • 48:10 Self-regulation when out of balance
  • 50:00 Being aware of the triggers that bring you back to inner conflict
  • 57:00 Example of David Capablanca’s earlier money mindset challenges
  • 1:01:00 Fake it ‘til you make it?
  • 1:10:00 Right mindset and believing in yourself
  • 1:12:00 How to reach Sam Daghash
  • 1:13:00 Upcoming 2024 Conference in Los Angeles

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