The way I view wealth has also evolved this year. Instead of focusing on gains and losses. I learned the lesson to not over trade, over-manage and overreact. Wealth is not something I need to chase after. It will come to me naturally when a systematic approach is executed consistently.Pearl Li —
I don’t remember that there was ever a time I had unlimited freedom in such an unstructured way in my life. It’s been 1.5 years now since I left my fulltime career at Amazon. The joy I get waking up every day without an alarm clock, opening my eyes to a relaxed day, and being able to go outside whenever I want without a schedule is something I still don’t take for granted. When you know you are on the right path as a trader, your state of being is very relaxed and happy.
Learning how to trade and invest earned me freedom, and this freedom helped me heal myself with stress reduction. When you reduce your stress, your body’s cortisol level lowers and your brain is naturally more in tone with better focus, better retention and every part of your body revitalize. The psychological state of how I enjoy myself increases where there is a boost of self-confidence that radiates a much more genuine connection. So, no wonder I fell in love this year and got engaged!
So you see, everything is connected! Trading and investing impact my health, love, and fulfillment. Wealth is an integral experience of life. My performance is a mirror of how I manage my life and myself as a trader/investor.
People ask me how I decided on when to leave the job. I tell them, it has nothing to do with how much money you have. It has everything to do with your mental state of how ready you are to be free. If the thought of leaving your job gives you relief, joy, and peace, then you know the answer without asking anyone’s permission. If the thought of being a full-time trader gives you fear, anxiety, and uncertainty, then you also know you are not ready.
Knowing what I know today, I would have left my job many years earlier. Perhaps, I would have never focused so much on my career altogether. I was a different self back then, there is no way I can even imagine the potential of this freedom. I made those decisions based on the information I had back then and did the best I could. You do the best you can to open your mind incrementally to accept a new way of life over time. It’s not a big leap of risk, but rather a natural occurrence.
The way I view wealth has also evolved this year. Instead of focusing on gains and losses. I learned the lesson to not over trade, over-manage and overreact. Wealth is not something I need to chase after. It will come to me naturally when a systematic approach is executed consistently. I learned to relax. I learned to fully accept the system emotionally, even when trades fail as part of the system, you accept it fully and move on.
I now have a different view of what wealth generation is. It is liquidity flow. I had to emotionally and psychologically fully accept how unimportant I am. My opinions are inconsequential facing trillions of dollars of liquidity flow every day. What I had to work on is how to reduce my resistance to accept the flow of liquidity. Away from the news, the noise, and the opinions, just trade with the flow. Having the least amount of resistance to the market flow will release natural liquidity flow. Profitability is just the result of how well I flowed with the liquidity of the market. It sounds almost too simple, but it’s the oldest truth for every investor. I realized that decades of hard behavior wiring that I had to do something to make money will take more than a few years to completely unwind. However, I’m glad this is the year I started to consciously do so to build a new value within myself that automates a new pattern of behavior of “less is more”.
This year also marked the year that my community flowed to me as well. Coming out of an environment where everyone criticized me for my decision to become a trader (read Part I), I am now surrounded by inspiring traders, investors, and entrepreneurs. Tackle Trading Seattle Chapter has now become a monthly gathering of deeply committed individuals walking the same path as myself. What used to be taboo is now the new norm. As I have high expectations for myself in this endeavor, I find my community to be of the same high caliber of smart and committed individuals. I find more and more people encouraging me to do this now than ever. With more mentors, more resources and more momentum, I circle back to waking up every day feeling relaxed and happy. This is the circle of life, the circle of wealth and circle of momentum to keep going with the flow.
Pearl Li. The Theta Finder. In the Making.
Pearl Li previously has been a product management professional for more than 10 years working at well-known companies such as Amazon and Nielsen Company. She took the leap in 2016 with Elite Legacy Education to learn about building long term wealth through financial market trading/investing. In 2018, Pearl happily left her job to pursue investing/trading fulltime producing theta style trading that generates monthly cashflow. She is thrilled to be a voice on the Tackle Trading platform to share her transformation as she goes through various phases of her growing experience.
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