“How does a guy, like myself, a real bitch-ass-go-getter, make the leap?”

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Michael, I trust your 2015 is off to a great start? I just want to say I’m an avid listener and fan and of your podcasts. Please, keep on doing what your doing. Ever since I started listening to you a few years ago I’ve been hooked, I guess even obsessed with the idea of trend following. It just makes sense. I’ve always been a closet financial enthusiast who enjoys learning, listening, and observing the market place. However, I’ve always felt like an outsider largely because I’m immersed in a career that has nothing to do with finance or what I’m truly passionate about. I just turned thirty and have been struggling with the internal battle of whether or not I should end what has been comfortable and familiar to me to take a stab at what I know I want to pursue a career in. I was wondering if you’d be able to offer me some advice? How does a guy, like myself, a real bitch-ass-go-getter, make the leap? I know I’m not the smartest person. I’m not a mathematician or a quant. I don’t have a bachelor’s degree in economics or have worked in the financial industry. I’m just a a young guy who works hard and wants to surround himself with smart and intellectually engaging people established in the CTA space. How do I get involved? It’s a question that’s been in the back of my mind for a while now. And I want to answer it.

Your fan,
[Name]

Best path:

1. Podcast: Go.
2. Books: Go.
3. Flagship: Go.
4. Resources: Go.
5. Other books: Go.

Trading is a solo adventure. If you want a job somewhere I really have no advice. Of course, you can find many people to share with online at Twitter/FB, etc., but if you have a trend system those people might not be a help, could distract, and could confuse.