“You’ve mastered trying to master everyone else’s mastery, except yours”

Aray! Ang sakit ha!

Lakas Tama

This FB post by Nikki aka Nomad Finance Girl really struck me (Read it here: . We all know that MASTERY is the way to success, but what are we doing about it?

I know, I am 100% sure that the end goal is MASTERY (it’s even my facebook timeline cover for God’s sake), but what am I doing about it???

Well, I’m happy to report that last week, two weeks after Master Class and two weeks after my purge, I finally got to trade.

Road to Mastery

During the last week of Master Class, I was outside the country, travelling for work, but at the same time I was trading… I was force trading while I was stressed out with my work project… I was over trading without a plan while my hands were also full with my work project… That ultimately led to a disaster, I had to cut on losses on trades that I had zero idea about. It’s a similar feeling when you get so drunk and wake up the next morning without any recollection on what happened to you the night before… Thankfully, I was able to bounce back to reality and able to recognize this problem. I immediately purged my port…

One week after Master Class, I decided I should start anew, I followed an advice from Mentor Date Masamune that I should’ve followed a long time ago… I made a BIG DECISION TO START SMALL. I took my funds out of my port and kept a small amount as my capital to start over again…

Two weeks on, I still was not trading. I blanked out, I was not able to trade, I froze…  Now that I learned all about these setups, all plays suddenly appeared… But how do I trade all these setups? I was lost, I did not know where to start. I was paralyzed by fear…

On the last week of November, I composed myself, I convinced myself that I should do something about it. And the first thing I did was acknowledge my problem and reflect on it. I told my batch mates about it, I told my life partner about it, and I told my focus discussion group about it. I am lucky to have a strong support system, I received good advice from these people and also from Mentor Mesino that week. I am lucky to have a ZFT support group, the learning is continuous and the support is readily available when you need it.

November 29, 2018 I finally decided to move forward. I accepted to myself that I will fail a lot of times, I will struggle with my emotions, I will be in tough situations… But no matter what, I have to succeed… Because in our batch, ERUDITE, we all made a promise to make our Master Class batch a 100% success rate. And I must succeed for my family, my biggest WHY…

December 2, 2018 / Day 0     I started backtesting which I put in journals so I can acknowledge my mistakes and also writing the possible solutions. After this, I made may Watch List.

December 3, 2018 / Day 1     My port is finally alive 🙂 I still continued my back test. 

December 8, 2018 / Day 6     I Felt happy that I finally got to trade, and I followed the plan. This is the excerpt from my trading journal:

Day 6 A work in progress

I am still a work in progress, I think we all are, I think we will always be…

For now, I leave it here, I will FOCUS ON MASTERING MYSELF…

Until next time!