Manifesto

I trade. (Manifesto)

Traders live in a world where the probability of failure exists every day. Where emotions such as fear and greed and psychological blinders such as confirmation or directional bias are on constant attack mode. A world that forces them to measure success and evaluate their performance by how much money they make or lose.

Basically, a trader can be anyone who chooses to earn a living by:

  1. Taking a do-it-yourself approach to pursuing a path of consistent positive performance,
  2. and trading with a purpose and a passion, fueled by a focus on the process.

If you can accept a framework and a mindset that does not focus on making money, but instead on finding contentment with meeting your needs and gaining more time and freedom in your life, making a living trading is a more realistic endeavor.

It’s a simple win-win dynamic:

  1. Focus on the repeated execution of a plan,
  2. achieve consistent gains and earn more time and financial freedom as a result.

This dynamic means you are completely aligned with your finances – because your trading capital is the tool that you leverage to earn money in the shortest amount of time possible. It is understanding that taking on more size and risk and constantly changing your plan and process is never necessary because you are achieving an expected result that is sustainable and repeatable.

That’s the formula for financial freedom right there.

If you’re a trader – if you see yourself as having a passion for the markets, and want to trade for the long term, consistently and profitably – you’re in the right place.

Welcome.

I help people create a trading framework that allows them to trade consistently profitable and stay intentionally small. Small doesn’t mean insignificant, or not enough to make a living trading – it simply means maintaining a focus on achieving enough for your life so you maximize your time and allow yourself the ability to pursue what matters to you.

As a trader, this is what I care about.

Most traders are so busy focusing on their P&L, looking for the next “magic” solution to give them an edge, that they fail to understand that the most powerful option is to create a mindset for consistency over the long term.

That mindset involves deeply understanding your purpose and reason for trading. It evolves into your relationship with money, your needs, and what is enough for you and those that rely on your income. A mindset that transcends the greedy money-first mentality driven world, where the goal is to win at all costs.

Constant marketing and product launches promising the education and community to succeed with the only motivation to sell. A world where making the sale is put before truly understanding who you are, what your strengths and abilities are, and what your expectations are about your performance and potential as a trader.

No thanks.

That’s not me.

I don’t seek big. I seek small and steady.

I choose to trade within the first 30-60 minutes of the open, execute my plan, accept the probabilities of both right and wrong decisions, and move on with the rest of my day.

I choose not to be in front of the screen all day so that I can pursue other passions.

To be a successful trader, you don’t need to trade a lot. You don’t need to hit homeruns or take on unnecessary risk.

I’m not in the millionaire trader business. Trading is hard enough. Promising great wealth is not a business model. It’s not realistic; otherwise every trader would be a millionaire.

I’m in the consistent small profits, slow and steady growth, reset and repeat business, business.

I’m in the long term, making a living and maximizing time and freedom business, serving and mattering to the few.

Other weird traders like me.

It turns out you don’t need to build an account (shocker!).

You don’t even need to learn a ton of strategies or indicators (what, seriously?).

You just need a framework (honest!).

A framework built on rules and a mindset that encompasses a realistic viewpoint.

Fortunately, there are ways to succeed as a trader and be content with enough profitability in the fewest possible time, as opposed to just chasing more all day, every day.

I am a trader who serves traders like you. I am a trader that serves the weird few. (You’re “weird” right?)

I’ve been earning a full-time independent living online since 2015 (trading since 2011). I’ve been consistently profitable by adopting a foundational mindset of discipline and a rule framework with a simple yet powerful perspective.

I believe small is a key to consistent profitability in a profession that encourages you to focus on getting bigger and bigger.

MY MISSION: I serve those who are seeking to develop consistency over the long term. I help traders develop a mindset and perspective of contentment, without the need to focus on money, and earn an independent living trading.

If you have a desire to be a consistently profitable trader (either full-time or as a side business), I think you’ll appreciate what I have for you here at DIYtrades.

I create trading education that’s not just another rehashed copy of what’s already available for free on a hundred million pages.

I create products based on my own experiences (both successes and failures) and practices that take a different approach to trading than most.

I help traders level-up their skills.

I help traders like you become more consistent; I help you accept the realities of trading and discover a path that few take on.

If this resonates with you, stick around.

So glad you’ve stopped by.

Look around my blog. See if what I have is for you. Reach out and say “Hey!” anytime. I read all my emails.

If you are on your trading journey, and care about doing it consistently for the long term, I am here to serve you. Welcome to my little world.