“Having been in this business for a number of years, and having success in various products, I always thought that the key to success lay in being adaptable to changes in the market, and ready to take advantage as new opportunities arose. I also thought that you were either personally equipped to do the job or not, that you either had the correct temperament and intelligence or not.
So when I started to experience ‘discipline issues’ as the market became more and more automated, the last thing I thought I needed was a performance coach as I didn’t see how someone could come from outside to coach me into to making the decisions that would lead to success again. It wasn’t until my discipline was becoming such a problem that I was beginning to question whether I should carry on in the business, that I decided to try Stephen, who had been recommended by a friend.
With initial scepticism I booked a meeting with Stephen, in which he explained that he wasn’t going to provide trading advice, but instead attempt to bring structure and clarity to my day that would enable me to make trading decisions in a calm and emotionless manner.
He explained that I would only get out as much as I was prepared to put in. In the space of a month my trading and performance was transformed. His simple exercises did bring structure and simplicity to my day, and with the increase in performance, more confidence and consistency.
After initially meeting once a week, the meetings have now became less frequent but the performance and consistency has remained. After initial scepticism, I now think Stephens input is as important as any other of my trading services. My advice would be not to see Stephens coaching as something to look into when things are going wrong, but as a way of furthering your trading, of taking it to the next level.”