Anmol Singh, co-founder of LiveTraders.com, voted the number one trading education firm, joins us today to teach you about trading stocks. And he talks about how he lost thousands before getting a mentor, how his relationship with that mentor has resulted in a successful business and the biggest risk that he’s ever taken. Please welcome, Anmol Singh.
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Hey listeners this game in Burton from learningfromothers.com and today joining us from New York. I’m also seeing, is a professional trader who created and launched live traders, which has been voted the number one trading education firm for three years in a row. Super cool. I’m all. Thanks for joining us.
Thanks for having me. Why don’t you tell our listeners, uh, the crash course on what live traders is, and then let’s go back in time and tell us how you, how you launched it and how you got into that world. Sure. So, uh, you know, I started trading, uh, when I was in college. So I was 18 years old, uh, studying in London and, uh, my university sitting in my dorm room and thinking about, you know, what ways I could do to make just a little bit more so I can have fun in college.
And, uh, you know, I was trying to figure out ways to just get a little bit more, you know, 500 years, 500 there, and trading was an interesting way to do that because you needed to have computer internet, and sometime. And I had all three at university. I mean, I never went to a single class probably after the second year.
And I spent my university sitting in my dorm room, just figuring this trading thing out. I’m taking courses, seminars, and like really trying to learn this thing. And then about the second year of my university, I found a mentor of mine sort of surprisingly is actually my partner now with life creator. So, you know, he taught me how to trade.
I took his, one of his courses at that time he was selling his. Mastermind course for like seven, $8,000. I had, I had about 15,000 saved up for trading and I lost like 2000 really quick without knowing what I was doing. So I like 10,000 lift. So I said, okay, let me buy this course for like, you know, 6,007,000 and then use the remainder three, 4,000 to actually, you know, great.
I don’t have a better odds than trying to do this myself and, you know, blowing it up. No. I learned, uh, creating from him, you know, back in the day it took me about a year or so to really start making anything. Uh, but you know, I got this thing down and it was a great thing that I started early because I didn’t have any pressures off, you know, life I was at college.
I didn’t have any pressure off paying for somebody or supporting somebody or, you know, making myself, I mean, I was in a dorm room, had no pressure, so it’s a really good environment for me to learn. Cause there wasn’t any pressure to make money. So, you know, that’s how I originally started in trading. And then it kind of went on from there.
And in 2015, I spoke to my mentor. I’m like, Hey, you know, you’re probably the, one of the best teachers I’ve met and I’m here. I am the case study right here. You know, I’m the case study. I’m the testimonial. You’re a great teacher. Why don’t we start something together where we can show other people how to do this in a real way.
Because in trading industry, there’s a lot of people who pretend to know what they’re do. Like they’re really good marketers, but. They’re not really treated. So that’s where live Twitter started from that because we trade live in front of everybody, you know, they can see what we win, lose, like in real time.
Um, so, you know, that’s how I said, Hey, I’m good at online marketing, I’m young, you know, you’re not young, but you know, you’re good at, or you’re good at educating and you know, I’m good at the online stuff. So let’s, let’s talk something together and he was all in. And 2015, we started and, you know, haven’t looked back since that’s cool.
So, um, you know, you guys, uh, you guys together have a lot of background and then live traders has been around for the last couple of years and you’ve already been voted. A number one, trading education for him. That’s cool. I think all that happened just because people were tired of, you know, people making claims, Oh, learn how to become a millionaire in 10 days, you know, like people now know that, okay.
It’s not really real. Right. And we show them the real way. So I think that’s why we caught on really fast as we did. Yeah. You know, it’s interesting that you say that you’re kind of, yeah. When you were in college and you didn’t have a lot of pressure and it was a good opportunity to, to kind of test a little bit.
And that seems like it’s a common story among our guests that are also successful entrepreneurs, is that they took that leap of faith while they all that pressure was minimal. Um, and so that’s kind of like a reoccurring theme that, that we’re starting to notice with our guests. Hmm. That’s interesting.
So now, um, why don’t you, so tell us a little more, you started to talk about how with lie traders, you, you trade alive for your audience. Why don’t you tell our listeners a little bit more about live traders? Sure. So know a lot of traders is like a one stop place for every trader who really wants to do this as a career or those who want to maybe trade on the side to supplement the income.
So they’re two different paths. So what we provide is, you know, courses, seminars, training, education products, uh, so that’s our like training portion of it. And then we have a live training portion, which is a subscription based product, but people come in, they pay a monthly subscription and it’s like a daily webinar.
So just before our call, you know, I had gone off my webinar, so we do a live webinar every single day from nine in the morning, till 12, right. Until noon. So, you know, uh, my partner, Jared Wesley. He comes on, you know, moderately does the webinar from nine o’clock till 10 40. And I come on and do from 10 40, till 12.
And all we’re doing is like, Oh, they could, people can see our webcam. They can hear our audio. They can actually see our screens, what we’re trading like in real time. So it’s like, they’re almost like they’re sitting next to us and that’s a great environment because they can see, you know, when we have a losing trade, how we handle ourselves, right.
Cause they can hear audio, see the webcam controlling ourselves. We’re not breaking keyboards, you know, like they’re watching the movies. Um, so, you know, they can see everything it creates there that it shortened the learning. Cause you can take a course, right? People can take a course and grade I learn a ton, but it’s something else to actually watch it being applied when the markets open, like markets live and you’re watching the straight.
Um, so that’s another product that we have. Um, and then, you know, we do like once a year live events. Um, so the last one was in Miami. So that’s a higher ticket product, usually cost about 10, $15,000, and then people can come trade with us or like a whole week. So we’ve been, yeah, again, we get either like a nice place or like a nice office space.
And then, uh, all 10, 15 people, we all trained together for like a whole week. Um, so that’s, you know, basically it’s training, education, newsletters, live training rooms. We have a, a paddle line right now that came out for traders. Um, and then, you know, we we’re involved in a lot of stuff. Um, but main core is like really showing people how to be successful in trading and really giving you the best shot, because like, I’ve been around the trading industry when I was a student.
And I know there’s so much hype out there that, you know, there’s very little like real trading substance out there. So that’s what we try and provide is like the truth about creating might not like it, but that’s the truth about trading? Yeah. I think it’s a great approach because as you said, you can go take a course and you can learn other ways, but the hands on.
Helps expedite that process. You know, my background is, is internet marketing, and it’s the same thing. When students come fresh out of college, what you learn in these formal environments is oftentimes completely different than what actually works in the real world. So that’s cool that they can just.
Kind of look over your shoulder. Now I was going to ask you, um, you know, how, w w what you, what you were into as far as your career before live trader, but as we kind of talked offline, what was interesting is, is you had mentioned that you’ve never actually had a job or work for anybody else. You’ve always been self employed.
So have you always had that entrepreneurial mindset or, or was there part of your background that you think contributed to your ability to successfully launch live traders? Um, I think my upbringing contributed a lot to the entrepreneurial mindset. Like my, uh, my father is an entrepreneur. My mother has never had a job.
He’s never worked for anybody. He started and just off. You know, selling tea in India, right? Selling tea for like 10 cents. He collected all that money. I learned the power of saving. So you brought them like spending that money and living off that money used to living very broke, right? Minimal, but saving of every little chunk.
And he used that chunk to buy like a machinery, which was like the gearbox in the car. He bought a used product. We refurbished it. Then he bought two and he bought four. And then. He started. He had, you know, down the line in like 10, 20 years, like a massive factory selling like gear parts to, you know, the Ford Fiat, like big companies.
So he was an entrepreneur that started selling tea. So I learned the power of saving and I learned the power of thinking 20 years. Cause people grossly overestimate what they can even like a year, but have vastly underestimated what they can achieve in like 20 years. So, you know, that’s the power I learned, like thinking 20 years down the line, not three years, not five years ago, like thinking 20 or goals.
So I never had a job either. You know, I started in college and not by choice. Like I wanted a job cause I grew up watching my father build his business, which was awesome, which was great. But I also saw like the uncertainty. I also saw, Oh, this was a horrible quarter, you know, can’t really do much, you know, this is a good quarter.
We can do a lot, a lot of ups and downs. Like I grew up like eating business. I was like, man, I just want to chop. Right. I know. Okay. Here’s what I’m going to make. Here’s my expenses. And it makes easy to plan out. Right. So I always wanted to drop man. Third year of college came the time where it was like a placement year.
So you, one year you go work somewhere industry experience, and then you come back to complete your university. Fourth year. So that’s how it was in London. Um, so, you know, I applied to. JP Morgan city bank, like a massive, massive big companies and not even getting a reply back. I was like, wow. Okay. You know, maybe I’m not going to get into investment finance.
Maybe you start looking at something else. I started applying like, okay. A little bit lower BMW, Mercedes. Like, maybe I can get some sort of marketing, you know, job. It’s not getting financed and no luck there either. Then I started playing startups, like, alright, I’ll just apply for the short thing. You know, I’ll get a startup.
No, like not a reply one interview I got and they never got back. So then I realized, you know, maybe it’s on, this is a job thing. I’m not cut out for it either. I’m not made out for it. I’ve just got to figure out how to make money on my own. And that’s when I started fading. And I started creating star trading.
And you could maybe say I had a job, but it was more like a consultant. So another trading education company that my mentor used to teach with, they brought me on wasn’t much $5,000 a month. Uh, but that was good for me back then that I was in college. That’s great. I used to run the live room for them there.
And I kind of learned the business, I guess, working with them. I learned how they sell courses and how they run the live room. So, you know, started off with them, taught a course for them eventually down the line, but that form was, you know, downsizing. And I said, you know what? Like this is the perfect time I already know this business.
My partner, he’s one of their best educators. So I tag team with him and we started live critters. So never looked back since. Very cool. Yeah. You know, it’s interesting to hear the background on entrepreneurs. And, um, you had originally mentioned that you had an interest in. Kind of a traditional job because seeing the uncertainty with your father’s business and then now you’re self employed.
But, um, I still, I, I think you’ll probably agree as most entrepreneurs that sometimes a regular day job still sounds nice every once in a while, like right now, after we get off call, you know, cause I have another business, which is a car center, right. So I have employees, I have a manager running it, but.
It’s always something, you know, like chitter chatter. I’m like, God, I wish, I wish I could just smell this thing just again, just only focus on trade. Yeah. Yeah. So why don’t you talk about, um, some of your, some of your other accomplishments as we talked offline, you had mentioned about some of your, uh, community involvement.
Why don’t you tell our listeners a little bit about that? Um, you know, I am involved in like a lot of things. So trading is where I started from, you know, not my end goal, but I started from trading. Then I use the trading skill to Shorelight traders. And then I used the money that I was getting from them.
And I was starting to do more physical stuff. Cause I. You know, trading is awesome. Like it’s a great profession, but I’ve been doing this now because I’ve been doing since college, I’ve been doing this, like almost, you know, eight years now. And I’ve got to a point where I’m like, all right, I’m sitting in front of my chair and trading, making money, but I’m not really creating anything.
Like there’s nothing, there’s no lasting thing. There’s no team. There’s no employees. I mean, it’s me by myself and it kind of got a little bit lonely in there. So I thought, okay, I want to start something physical. So then I started like a car care center here and I bought a nice property real estate. Um, and then on that we started like car care service center, um, and which is like really high quality equipment and like really wanting it, like you would want to stop, you know, cause people dread auto.
Shops. Right. And it’s dirty mechanics, you know, they don’t know what to do, but I’m running it like in a very professional way is nice waiting area, massage chairs there, you know, people come in like a very luxury dealership type of experience in a regular shop. And, you know, so that, that is where I started.
So now I have team as like employees, managers, you know, sales guys. So now I’m building a team and it’s great, but it’s also bad to manage all the employees. It’s it’s it’s uh, it’s something. You know, but then, and I always wanted to get back in some sort of like community involvement. So I started doing this thing with my creating business, where people purchase the courses and we donate like most of it’s like feeding America, the charity.
So I started a tonic trading psychology course for people who really want it to work on their mindset. And I donated a hundred percent of that to feeding America. And it was great. We raised. Funds do provide meals for like 40,000 people. So it was fantastic. And that was only within two weeks back. So I’m trying to just continue that, you know, even in our other businesses, like by sponsor the local kids, soccer teams and things like that.
So there’s more support for kids. They’re still not back into like video games or maybe doing some other stuff they shouldn’t be involved with. So that’s my way of like keeping kids off the street. And, you know, they can focus on sport. So that’s another thing that I’m involved in right now. Um, and I think, uh, I think that’s a great thing to, uh, you know, to do for kids.
I really think even for entrepreneurship life in general, playing some sort of team sport is vital. You know, like I played team sports all my life. Wasn’t very good at it, but I knew. The team environment. So I think that it’s hard to not focus on like call of duty teams, but focus on like real life. Yeah.
Yeah. You know, the, the majority of my company, uh, I, I can relate to you saying that you get a little lonely because my team is all remote across the world. Everyone works from home. And so, you know, some people who, uh, who can’t relate. To be in an entrepreneurial world, we’ll say, Oh, well, don’t be a crybaby, but you know, it’s, uh, it does take its toll where you work at home and then you get off work and then you’re still at home.
So it’s, it’s nice to get out. It’s nice to get involved in the community. And you know, another thing that you said that that is interesting is you talked about. Uh, the, the difference between running your online business versus your physical car business. Um, you know, it’s, I’ve, I’ve been there and ran. So my current business, this is all digital.
I ran it for 11 years. And then for a couple of years, um, I had a physical storefront where my wife works in, um, cosmetology. And so we did a salon and it is a massive difference between running a physical business with employees and overhead than the digital world. It’s huge difference. Yeah, totally. And that’s what I think when online entrepreneurs talk about revenue, I’m like, okay.
I mean, that’s great. You get a lot of like net profit out of it, but don’t think that can be replicated if you want to go eat. You know, I see a lot of people who do really crush it, selling supplements online, you know, they’re selling 500,000 million dollars in supplements that they’re like, Oh, let’s do retail.
I’m like, no, man, like. Trust me on that your margin is going to get cut in half right away and then returns and all this, like it’s a different ball game. And I think, you know, in this day and age, people should always have some element of online, no matter what you do, like have some stuff in all nine elements, your game.
So here’s my plan, you know, the trading card, the carcass center that I have my goal now, cause we have even opened like 11 months, you know, it’s been up and now we’re doing, we’re going to end up doing about maybe 600,000 in sales this year. Nothing special. But my goal and Dan is that that’s only the 11th that we will open.
So if we can get that store to do like 1.5, 2 million in sales, I’m not going to just sit and restaurant my laurels. I’m going to create another product course for other, you know, repair shops. Auto-scale it to a 1.5 million. Yeah. And that’s going to be an online element to the car care business. So I’ll try and tie whatever I can do.
I’m a good trader. I’m going to teach other people how to trade. Right. If I can run the center to 1.5 million in two years, that’s going to be another online product. So having some sort of all element is key because you get to keep most of it in your pocket. Whereas on our retail business, you might do 2 million, but only take home a hundred thousand.
Yeah. Retail is a crazy world. You know, you bring up a good point where a lot of entrepreneurs, they might get a little stuck in their ways and be a little shy about diversifying, but you bring up a great point where you don’t really have to. Stretched too far to diversify. You can take your core skillset and repurpose it.
And so you’re still relying on your, your same expertise, but you personally, and in a different way and offer it in a day, you know, as you said, as a course, or you package it in a different way, and then you can create that other stream of income without the uncertainty of completely jumping into an entirely new world.
Exactly. So why don’t you talk a little bit, you know, thought a lot about your successes. Um, why don’t we talk about some of the pain points that you’ve had. Um, you had mentioned that you kind of lost money when you first got into this world. Um, and then why don’t we talk about how, um, you know, you mentioned offline that you attempted your, your first time and, and didn’t really have an idea of what you’re getting into and just kind of gambled, lost some money.
Got your mentor. Um, You know, even though you have expertise in your industry, now what’s something that you’ve learned later that you, you kind of thought you, you already knew and maybe a surprise issue you ran into or, or just anything you’ve learned along the way is after you kind of already hit success.
Right. I mean, pain points. Like, I don’t even know where to start because like list of them. I mean, I’ll tell you I’ve had so many sleepless nights and I’ve had so mean like nighttime, like goal. I just want to leave everything away and just walk away from everything. I mean, even in college, like, cause right now I’m going to talk about previously as you know, applying for all these jobs and not getting anywhere.
I mean, it sounds easy, but that’s not easy at all when you’re like. Sitting sending applications is like, what’s going on? Like nobody’s getting back to, you know, what’s going on at that time, you know, in the U S I was in London. I’m like, I’m not even a citizen here. You know, like, I, my visa thing will know if I don’t get a job, you know, I have to go back.
Right. That’s another thing. And then there was so many other things that were coming up, like watching other people in my dorm, watching my friends get nice jobs, you know, 50, $60,000 jobs just right off the bat. They haven’t seen it finished even in college yet. Right. Again, 50, 60, $70,000 jobs. Some people are getting a hundred thousand dollar jobs.
Some people that I thought knew nothing about finance or investing were getting JP Morgan jobs just because they had amazing grades, you know, So they were getting jobs and all these places. And I was like, I was feeling really down. I think I was the only one left in the whole, perhaps the building called building without secure policemen.
And, uh, and that was a tough time because you know, like I was sitting at home and then you would go to all these college parties. People are like, Hey, how’s it going? How’s your search plan? Like. Not nothing, any they’re like, man, you gotta, you know, what are you gonna do? You know, all these questions. And that made me feel really bad.
And then even then when, you know, they’re having a hundred thousand dollar jobs and I’m sitting in my dorm room, losing money, trying to figure this, trading me out and then you’ll meet them at the party and the sale, you know, how was that trading thing? And to have that little smirk. Yeah, I get that question.
Cause don’t ask me, it’s not going well. Right. So, you know, those things were tough, man. Like those things were really, really tough. Like at that time I was like, man, what’s wrong with you? You know? Um, so those things were tough at that point. And uh, but finally it worked out down the road, but even then, like even when I started trading and the process of learning was frustrating because trading will teach you a lot about yourself than anything else.
Like, cause trading is basically, you. There’s no supervisor, there’s no boss. Like you can’t even can’t even blame anybody. Right. In retail, it’s all a supplier’s fault. Vendor’s fault customers. There’s customers that all these problems happening, but the reality was obviously a cool or once. So let me just turn this thing off something to start it.
My bad on that, that had that thing on automatic. I’ll have, I’ll have my audio guy cut out this little section. Okay. So, you know, I was talking about an hour in college and then you’re going to trading when I was learning. Right. It was the most frustrating time because I was losing money. Like literally.
Every single day, like I’m not figuring it out. And in trading, like, as I was talking about it, you can’t even blame anybody. Like it’s, you you’re pushing the button. You’re controlling the keyboard. You’re controlling the mouse, right? You are the in control. Can’t blame anybody. So you can only have yourself to blame.
So when you start losing, you start getting down on yourself, right? Or even stuff when you’re in a trade and you know, you’re supposed to be getting out when it hits this last point, you take your small loss and get out, but yeah, I’m going to hold on. Maybe it comes back up, you know, you start doing all those things or when you’re right on a trade and you’re supposed to get, and out here, when it gets there, you’re like, well, maybe I can get a little bit more.
Right. You get greedy. And you hold on. And so it’s like a very roller coaster or, you know, you’re getting out early, you’re supposed to get out there, but you got out early and then you’re supposed to get out of here, take your small loss, and then you keep holding. The loss keeps getting bigger. I mean, it was a whole roller coaster, the whole first year of trading when I kept losing money.
Like, you know, I think overall in the course of first year, including the early losses and even after the second loss, I probably would have lost closer to $10,000 my first year. For college students, that’s a big deal. That’s a really, really big deal. So I mean, ups and downs always keep happening. You know, even in this current business that I have ups and downs always keep happening.
Um, but it’s all about how you react to them and like not thinking about, you know, Oh, look at all these problems, but they get, okay, here’s the situation? I’m the CEO, how am I going to fix this situation? I don’t know your shareholders, but that’s how I think about myself. Like if I had shareholders, they have trusted me to take over this issue, the situation, how am I going to respond to it?
And that has kept me always focused on the right track, losing money. Okay. What do I need to fix? All right. I need to stop being greedy. Just get out where I’m supposed to get out my last one. I’m wrong. Right. And really training your mind to be. And every thing, uh, I think was the biggest difference maker for me.
Yeah, I think per personal variance, long way in, in any industry, especially when, when it’s, um, how you described where you have other things to compare yourself against whether it’s colleagues or other, other friends, uh, that that can make you doubt yourself. And, and I think that’s that that’s a big factor of, uh, which entrepreneurs are successful are the ones that.
Maintain a, a level of confidence and persevere through through that doubt. Totally. You know, I kind of got a funny story. So you talk about, uh, You’re when you first started trading and you were just kind of gambling a little bit and didn’t really know what you’re doing. So I, I learned the hard way that same story, because, you know, years ago, I, uh, before I, I decided to be smart with my money.
Sometimes I would gamble in the stock market and I would call it gambling. Cause I had no idea what I was doing, but, um, you know, I’d buy stocks that. That I was familiar with and companies that I liked and, and, you know, I had some thought process behind it, but definitely wasn’t strategic. And so years ago I bought Netflix when they were.
Like 50 bucks and my bottom on a Friday, I had no idea stocks were coming. The earnings were coming out on Monday. Not didn’t know anything that was going on and I wake up Monday and I think I put it in yeah, 2,500 bucks and Monday I got 5,000 bucks and, and they deviled. So just like you were saying, you know, when do you pull out.
Well, I cashed out and then I was like, I got all this money and if I lose it, I, you know, I got this, I got a couple thousand dollars for free. And so if I lose it, it’s not that big of a deal. So then I spread it out into, I don’t even remember what, and it was all gone by the end of the day, you know, that’s the thing, you know?
Cause um, sometimes the trading is the thing you get rewarded sometimes for bad behavior. Right. And then you’re like, Oh, maybe I can do it again. And then it’s just trading. It’s research proven that trading releases the same hormones in our brain that you get. If you’re doing like drugs or if you’re like the same dope serotonin dopamine is released when you gamble right table.
So trading drugs, gambling, sex, they all release the same hormone. So when you’re right in trading, by making a mistake, you’re like, okay, I want to do it again. And it’s not, you it’s, it’s just the hormones. Right? So you got to keep those in check, like learn where like when not to touch it, like, so for example, I tell everybody like, don’t buy a stock in Florida next, because you don’t know what’s going to happen that much.
It could go up that much. So that’s another example, right? Like some traders might get lucky. Like you probably, okay. You know, you spread it out, that’s still fine. But other people might start doing that on every earnings until they lose. Yeah. Yeah. Well, you know, um, so after all, all you’ve learned, um, what would you tell kinda your younger self that, uh, would help you not run into is, uh, the CA help you bypass some of the issues that you’ve sensed run into, or maybe something that our listeners could learn from.
I mean God. So my understanding, well, obviously tell them, you know, there’s always a silver lining to what happens, right? Everything in life has a silver lining, um, and everything has the bright side to it. And, but the problem is you’re not going to see it right now. Right. You might not see it right now.
You might see it 10 years later, five years later, how it worked out for you. So I think everything happens for a reason. I really believe that. Um, because when I remember, you know, being down, Oh, you know, I’m horrible. I’m not able to find a job, not, you know, not even start up, come on so bad. And then I’ll look back.
That was the best thing that ever happened to me. I that put me on a path of entrepreneurship. What if I had got a job, maybe I would still be in, it had to be making the same amount right now. Right. So that was, and then also, I let’s, even if I did get the job would have been, some are getting jobs or something like that, I would have never even been introduced to trading.
Right. So that also worked out for me. Right. And then I lost money. My first short trading. It also worked out for me cause I learned so much about it. My mindset, myself, my controlling, discipline, all these things I have to master. It gets stronger at. So like all the bad things that happen, like they all happen for a reason, you know, and even growing up when I was like, Oh, so much certainty in the family, great month, bad month.
And now I can see that because now I’m running a business. I’m like, okay. You know, here’s how he handled it. Like, everything was like, everything worked out for me, you know, it happened for a reason. So I would just give myself a younger person advice. And anybody else who’s watching is that don’t be too hard on yourself.
Right. Just do your best and be patient and let things take care of itself. If something happens as, rather than asking, Oh, why did this happen to me? Like, you know, I’ll ask a different way. What good can come out of this? That’s the question you need to ask yourself. So anything hardship you faced in your life, or I can say why, why, why is it, how is this going to benefit me?
Even if you can think about it, think about it. You’ll come up with one or two reasons how this might benefit you. Right. So I think those are the questions to ask. Yeah. Great advice. Well, as we kind of wrap this up here in the next few minutes, um, you know, outside of work, what are you into in your downtime and your hobbies?
Um, I’ll be perfectly, honestly, I don’t have much downtime, you know, because I’m in the morning I wake up, I trade after trading. I manage the education from then when I’m done, probably closer to like a 12 or one, I go to my shop, take care of your things, go in there, probably. Um, and then after that at night I do my emails and things like that.
So not a lot of downtime, but. For me, like, this is my creative process, right? Like an artist loves to paint. They can paint for hours. Like for me, like problem solving. That’s my heart. So it doesn’t doesn’t feel like work to me. It feels like it’s my duty. I’m obligation to myself. To be able to do all those things.
And then, um, you know, in a downtime, I love Netflix, you know, right there. So I’ll come up there on my couch and like watch Netflix, maybe, uh, play a little Xbox. I got some Xbox buddies we bet on, you know, things. That’s another, we have some fun on the Xbox sometimes. Uh, but you know, not a lot, like I like to try, I, I travel is my downtime.
So I’ll pick rather than what most people do. And it’s like, they take, it worked for like six days to take the weekend off. Then they worked for two months to take a month off, you know, a few weeks off. What I do is I work my butt off for like six months, seven, eight months. And I take like a whole month or two of vacation where I’m gone.
It’s like, for example, January, January, I’m going, I’m going to Dubai. I’m going to Israel. I’m going to go to India, spend like a month, maybe two months and then I’ll come back to work. And then I’ll work straight for like eight, nine months. So I like longer vacations. I like traveling. Um, and, uh, I have a map right above my computer here off the world with us, scratched off places where I’ve been places I haven’t been, I would’ve been scratched off and I just pick one every six months and I just go very cool.
What’s what’s some of your favorite places you’ve been to Amsterdam? Okay, we’ll leave it at that. So, um, you know, I want to ask you about one other thing. You, you had mentioned that you were writing a book, that’s going to come out next year. What’s your, so my book is called prepping for success, 10 keys for making it in life.
So it’s got nothing to do with trading. It’s got nothing to do with business. Well, it’s purely like personal development mindset related and the habits that we need to prepare for, for success. It’s called prepping for success. You know, it’s not, it’s basically me preparing for success. And then me distilling all the things that down into like 10 points, 10 keys.
Um, so it’s basically. No book that will help you prepare for success. And it’s a personal development book book. It’ll help people with anything like business can even help traders. Cause it’s more about the mindset and I’ve spent over the course of, uh, you know, 10 years. I’ve probably spent close to a hundred thousand plus online courses and attending workshops and seminars and you know, all these things I’ve done.
And what I, my goal was like, there’s so much information out there. You know, some person says, learn from this guy. Some person says, learn from that guy. Some people say that, or some people say that there’s so much to learn. So what I did, I read all that. I read like 2000 books. That’s right. Probably attended tons of workshops, Tony Robbins, this, that, and I distilled everything down into like a hundred pages, right?
Like everything I’ve learned, everything, all the good stuff that worked for me in my life. Distilling it down to like 10 keys. And so that’s what the book is all about. And one of the first keys is integrity, which is doing what you said you were going to do, and then doing it. When you said you were going to do it, like that’s the foundation of the book.
Um, and it should be coming out probably I would say in about two, three months. Cool. No, that sounds great. Well, unwell, I appreciate your time. Um, why don’t you give our listeners, uh, whatever contact information you want to put out there, your website, social media. Sure. So I think the best way to connect with me would be through Instagram.
So my Instagram handle is altDelta 90. It’s all spelled out the LTK and I N E T Y. So Instagram is the best way they want to get in touch with me. I’ll be the one to learn more about trading and going to livetraders.com. Livetraders.com will be the best way, and they’ll be able to download a free ebook, uh, for these podcasts listeners.
And, uh, they’ll give them more introduction about what trading even is. And then if were looking towards the book, what I would really appreciate, if you go over to. Uh, prepping for success.com/book, and you’ll be able to download some free chapters from the upcoming book. Very cool. Well, I wish you success with the book.
And the last thing before we go is we surprise our guests with a random question generator. So your, your question I actually really liked, cause it seems fitting. So, uh, your random question is what is. The biggest risk that you’ve taken. So it doesn’t necessarily have to be stocks. I mean, in trading, it can be, but it could be something else.
I think the biggest risk I’ve taken is moving to another country and then doing it all by myself. So I was until 18 years old, I was in India and I went to London all by myself. Then I went to I’m right now. I’m in New York all by myself. I think that was the biggest risk. Not knowing anybody or anything.
And just, you know, you land at the airport with your bags. You’re like, all right, let’s start a new life. You know, who are you going to live? Just have suitcases quite a car. And you’re like, all right, let’s make something. And I think that was the biggest risk. Yeah. That sounds like a story in itself. A great answer on while I appreciate your time.
Thank you very much. Thank you. It was nice chatting with you.