Belinda: I was able to sit beside Bryson and watch him trade and my interest peaked at the possibility that I could do this as well. As a graphic designer, I am a visual communicator and throughout my career I have focused on patterns in my designs and I could see how trading can be focused on pattern strategies.
With most things new, I’m not a person that jumps in boots and all. I did have my initial doubts, so I did my research, watched free day trading webinars, read blogs and magazines. It was hard to know where to get started, but I was lucky enough to have Bryson guide me through the process. He introduced me to the futures trading foundation education, showed me the best trading platform for futures as well as how to open a live trading account and connect directly to the exchange to obtain live market data. I could not have imagined working this out for myself and realised how important it was to have professional support to begin my trading journey. I was well on the way to taking on trading as a possible new career.
It’s exciting to think that regardless of what happens in my future, I now have the tools and skills to provide an additional income to build toward my retirement.
The worry and stress of providing for my older years are slowly easing as my trading journey continues, and with Bryson by my side, I see a bright future ahead.
Bryson: At the moment under isolation our day starts with a brisk walk down our tree lined driveway and returning home along the ridge track, watching the wallabies and listening to birds singing as the morning wakes. We prepare our favourite breakfast – poached eggs, smashed avocado, and fresh herbs from the garden on toasted sourdough, and carry our plates to the gazebo to eat breakfast, soaking up the views of rolling hills to the cliffs of Springbrook, Lamington National Park and the Border Rangers.
Normally, after breakfast I would have left for the office to help support other futures traders in their educational journey. Belinda would have already started work as she works from home. But today, we are in isolation as the country is in lockdown and the NSW/QLD border is closed to non-essential travel until further notice and I’m now working from home too. This has highlighted to me that futures trading is a business that can be done anywhere as long as you have the right start with education, a good laptop, reliable internet connection and an affordable amount of capital to invest.
Since we are in isolation, Belinda and I have been trading together side by side rather than connecting over the phone. Having a trading buddy, coach or mentor, whether they are on the other side of the world or sitting next to you, provides support and confidence that can keep you on track with your trading plan.
As partners in life and in trading, we help with each other’s mind set, particularly if a trade does not have the desirable outcome, which does happen. We’re working towards a day where, instead of being tied down to a full time job, we’ll fill our day with activities we are most passionate about, recording and producing our ‘Between The Trades’ podcasts, sharing our guests’ inspirational stories and still continue trading in the best time of the market that suits us, which at the moment is the European open and trading the Nasdaq.
We would love anyone who is reading this article to understand that the purpose of our podcast with futures traders and other guests is to share their inspirational stories and connect with many like-minded people, who are looking to change or supplement their current careers and lifestyles. We have personally met futures traders, some of whom are builders, sales executives, teachers, accountants, miners and even mums and dads who are all looking out for their future. Imagine learning a new online laptop career in less than 12 months that could potentially replace your current income, future proof your retirement, and like us, aspire to travel and trade.
Where will we be trading? If we are not travelling and trading in various parts of the world, we’ll be here, relaxing at our home base and enjoying the company of our AirBnB guests at our property known as ‘Hilltop on Crooks Valley‘ in Crystal Creek, NSW.
Belinda and Bryson– Partners in life, business and trading.