Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.- Bo Bennett
I have had quite a few moments in the past few months that have made me feel quite powerless.
I don’t know what to say about those moments. Coming back from a trip where I felt out of control and powerless everyday, due to circumstances that were controlled by officials or rules or laws that I had no say in. Being let go from a job where I was powerless against my boss yelling at me for no apparent reason, and having no control over my destiny. Being let go from a relationship where the power balance was skewed in the other person’s favour (not through anyone’s fault).
I sat at home for 5 months, waiting for another job, and regaining my power slowly but surely.
One of the main ways I received my power back, was through options trading.
I know it seems odd to think of options trading as something that would give your power back, but it truly was a life-changing experience for me.
I listened to the tastytrade network for 12 hours a day, catching up on old archives, hundreds of hours of programming in those five months. Learned about calls, and puts, and covered stock, and all the rest of it.
It was a different language and I had to start thinking in a completely different way that I had never used before.
Why did tastytrade and options trading give me my power back?
What is power all about? Personal power especially is a very fragile, delicate thing. It comes slowly, and goes away fast. Power for me is all about control.
When I lose control of my life, my situation, my mind, I feel powerless.
When I feel powerful, I know that I have control over my mind, my body, my situation, my life, no matter what happens.
For some reason, learning about options, and gaining financial literacy, has put the power back in my hands.
I know no matter what happens in the other aspects of my life, no matter if I lose my job, or I lose my relationships, or I lose whatever, I know I will always have this knowledge in my mind and no one can take it away from me.
I will always have the ability to play the stock market… What to do when the markets are crashing and when the markets are bullish.
You can’t imagine how powerful I feel because of this knowledge. It gives me a power that I haven’t had in a long time.
- I don’t worry about losing my job or finding someone to share my life with. I know I am alright on my own with or without them.
- I don’t worry about the future or how I will take care of myself. I know I will always have a way of making money no matter where the stock market goes.
- I don’t worry about the present. I know I am learning about something powerful, how to make money using your knowledge, and knowledge alone. Nothing else will matter then.
The reason I am writing this post, is to share this power with everyone. I know all of us have moments where we feel completely powerless. I know you don’t like feeling this way.
This is my way of getting you some financial literacy – to bring that power back to you.
It isn’t a feeling that a lot of us are familiar with.
I know it might seem like a small thing to you – gaining financial literacy. But the minute you know you don’t have to rely on someone else to take care of your financial destiny, you are going to feel so much better. I know you will.
Please send me any questions you might have. I’m here to help.
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