It was all gone. Every penny.
I sat at my dining room table and tried to take in the fact that I was, without a doubt, completely broke. My eyes moved from the pen in my hand to the form in front of me. At the top, in big bold letters, it read: "VOLUNTARY PETITION FOR INDIVIDUALS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY".
How could this happen? I thought.
What I didn't know was in a few short years, I would be hailed as one of the most consistently profitable "super traders" in the country, with nearly 5 million dollars in profits and thousands of students.
I started out like anyone else. I wanted a stable job. Something respectable with a good salary...like an accountant!
So I worked hard, got my degree, and entered the corporate world with open arms and a thirst for opportunity.
That attitude didn't last long. If you've been in my shoes, you know what it's like to slowly realize, "Wait...this isn't what I thought it was." The long hours, the daily grind, the constant requirement to give more—and all the while, getting less and less in return.
I spent years grinding as a CPA. I burned the midnight oil as an auditor for a major accounting firm, dedicating everything I had to my work. Soon, I became CFO of my company and managed some high-profile mergers and acquisitions.
There I was, sitting at the top...and I wasn't happy. I was exhausted. The money wasn't what I thought it would be. I had no energy. Even if I had the money I thought I would make, I'd never have the time to spend it. In short, I was miserable.
That's when stock trading caught my eye.
The stock market was like Candyland to me. Everywhere I looked, I saw opportunity. I started trading part-time while I had my "big boy" job, but frankly, I had no idea what I was doing.
Without the guidance and structure to make me profitable, I bombed. Hard. A series of terrible decisions later, I was sitting at my kitchen table filing for bankruptcy with two daughters to take care of. It was rock bottom.
I went back to my failed trades and pored over chart after chart, trying to find the missing piece. Why were some people so wildly successful, while I sat here with a bankruptcy form in front of me?
At my lowest point and on the brink of giving up...I noticed something strange about the stock charts I studied.
There it was again...
I flipped back to another trade. And again...
I saw this pattern repeating on charts just before they took off. How did I miss it before?
Hope sparked. This time will be different, I told myself.
Armed with some new self-imposed rules and boundaries, I went back to trading and tested the pattern I’d found. Before the month was over, I was making consistently profitable trades.
Trade after trade, my profits racked up. I wanted to show the world what I’d discovered, but I was tired of the lies and fakes from other "gurus". To stand out from the crowd, I verified all my trades through my brokerage and posted every single one (even the losers) on my Twitter account. No exceptions.
I posted a million dollars in profits...then two...then four...and people took notice. By extremely popular request, I started my own little classroom where I taught other people my methods.
I specialized in helping people like me—people who had full-time jobs and wanted a six-figure income trading part-time.
It didn't stop there. My student, Dr. Matt, blasted through $400,000 in profits in a single year. I made my first millionaire shortly after. Matthew Owens, AKA "Tri-force Trader", was only 23 years old when he made a million in profits. He started his own trading advisory after learning my strategy. I soon had thousands of successful students, many of whom were making a full-time income with part-time hours.
I got write-ups by Forbes, The Street, Bloomberg, and every trading critic under the sun. It's safe to say I was overwhelmed by the response.
Almost 5 million dollars later, I never have to work again. I nearly tripled my annual CFO salary in a single trade. I travel the world with complete and total freedom.
22 years later, the pattern I found still works wonders.
If you're interested in learning from me, you're in luck. I'm opening up my classroom again for a short time, and the training is totally free. It's too much for one article, but I promise to pull back the curtain and reveal the whole pattern in class.
To total freedom,