A recent exchange:
Listener: I would enjoy the opportunity to gain lots of experience in the world of trend following. I would like to explore the opportunity of offering my employment services free of charge to anyone (yourself included) who could benefit from the services of a young, ambitious, intelligent and entrepreneurial spirit. I need to change my family’s life. We are a young family of 5 with a 7, 2 and 5 month old. My wife and I have discussed this at length, and I am ready to put in 24 hr days anywhere in the world. I have been an entrepreneur all my life. I am not scared to work. I am willing to relocate if you would agree that any opportunity presenting itself warrants it, or work remotely on any endeavour where I can gain more knowledge and some first hand experience. I am sure this is not the first email of this type that you have received. But mark my words, I am willing to give my all to anyone who needs assistance and help them make a lot of money! I just want to learn this business and learn from the best players in the industry if possible. I am ready for this. I have been on the outside looking in for way too long. I want to make the leap but do not have the experience. I am available any time of day or night to discuss this in further detail if necessary. 2015 needs to be a fresh start for me and my family. I am ready to give my all to whomever could use a hard worker in their business.
Listener: No I have not completed all of the books and podcasts as of yet. I am completing the books and will have to start the podcasts. Admittedly, I have only ever listened to one podcast in my whole life which was one in which you were a guest speaker and that was via YouTube. I will commit to reading all of the books and listening to all of the podcasts by Wednesday Jan 14th at midnight. I will email you with my progress by 9am est on Wed Jan 15th or sooner if I complete this task earlier.
Listener: I am in the process of finishing the books and have a big task of listening to all of the podcasts now. Would you like for me to ensure I have listened to them all before re-contacting you? I apologize for being late as I stated I would email by 9am this morning.
Covel: Sure, but you will also have many answers then.
Listener: Not sure I follow what you have said. Sorry. I had originally contacted you asking if you had any ideas or opportunities for employment or for me to enter the field and then you had asked if I read the books and listened to the podcasts.
Covel: Exactly. Your question will go a long way to being answered if you follow my instructions.