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Tackle Today: Mentors are shortcuts

December 6, 2018

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≈ Don’t reinvent the wheel. ≈

“Finally did my 3-day mentorship with Keith king. If anyone is questioning if having a mentorship is worth the expense, I assure you… it is. I have learned so much the last three days.”

Our Tackle member, Keith Seiler, posted it on the Clubhouse last week.

Last Friday we had our Scouting Report meeting opened for the first time for a selected number of Tackle Insiders. That was like having a live mentorship class, watching seven coaches discussing the broad markets, currencies, indexes, commodities and the famous scouting report picks.

Crocs was also there before you ask. And Coach Gino was on fire. We had a great time.

Mentors are shortcuts. Imagine you sitting next to a person who’s been trading, teaching and mentoring thousands of students for more than 15 years. That’s more than 15 years of hard work and experience wrapped up and evenly distributed in mentorship sessions.

Now picture yourself trying to work all by yourself, alone, from ground zero. It’ll be like reinventing the wheel.

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Take the shortcut.


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