One of the best traders I know:
Smokes weed all day and takes Modafanil
Uses Tradingview and Excel to do all his trades on Interactive Brokers
Walks for 2-4 hours /day listening to Audible/Podcasts
Sleeps >8 hours /day
Lives in a 1 bedroom basement apartment in San Francisco
I've seen him make >$1M in 1 day
All of that sounds weird to most people, but he is more focused than anyone I know. We constantly discuss morning routines, types of meditation, breath work, workouts, books we are reading. Everything is an experiment until he finds success with an idea, then he goes very deep on that idea, fanatically.
The stack of ideas that he has tested is massive. The stack of ideas that have been proven successful are few. But of those few, they have been impressive in the results they bring.
Let's focus on trading ideas that work: Statistical advantages Price Action setups
Now let's look at what ideas are in the pile of garbage: News based strategies/analysis
Everything else: Meh
Dude only travels in private jets and penthouse hotel suites when he travels.
He won't spend a penny more than the minimum he can on his housing or meals when he's at home
I'm lucky that I get to work with this guy all day everyday
A mentee and a mentor in many ways
At the moment I've taken to considering him a modern day Samurai Warrior
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