I was wondering how far out all you full time traders started making plans?
To the part timers planning to go full, have you started working out your road map?
My own personal journey involves more than just FX trading, although based on recent performance I do believe it will play a larger part than I once thought.
My own position is that I work away from home (Offshore) so I intend to over time create a routine at home, daily shedule, this i will be able to seamlessly move into when I go full time so I do not really notice a changed impact other than my routine doesn’t get disturbed by having to go offshore any more.
I see my routine being, 7am up for RNS on UK shares.
Breakfast while watching for anything interest on UK market open.
9am kids to school then up to 1 1/2 hours exercise. Swimming, golf, walk or run.
10:30 to 12:30 Trading/Admin. Back testing new theories, bookkeeping, possible little bit of scalping.
12:30 to 21:00 leasure/home time.
21:00 to 22:00 daily Forex Trades - Last hour of Daily Candle NY Close.
22:00 Friday to 07:00 Monday absolute time off, family time etc. NO SHARES or research.
As it stands I have started building this routine on my home time, my time on the rig is much more wrapped around the employers timings. I make sure I am available at 21:00 to trade though.
I don’t see me being ready for 18/24 months. That is that I’ll have a large enough pot and enough money set aside to cover my bills for 24 months or so ontop.
Obviously if things beat my (hopefully conservative) expectations the timeline may be pulled up a little.
So shoot away, you part times with plans, and full times. How did/do you see your transition going/went and was it a huge lifestyle change? Did you stuggle with the change or seamlessly fall into it?
Good/bad experiences welcome.