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Dear Michael,

My name is Jason and I am an avid listener to your podcast. I have a 13-year-old son who I would love to guide toward having the kind of economic freedom and lifestyle you talk about on your podcast. I am a dentist and am not familiar with what it takes to make it in the world of finance, entrepreneurship, and investing. I would be very interested in what educational goals and life experiences you would encourage a smart, 13-year old young man to go after given your valuable insight having been highly successful yourself and having interviewed many highly successful people. Would you take a certain course of study? Would you start a business or go into a certain profession? Would you work in a corporation to learn the ins and outs of the world of business?

It is a little overwhelming when trying to figure out how to steer a young man, but I guess the bottom line is this: What would you plan to do from 13-21 if you had to do it all over again? Any thoughts you may have would be greatly appreciated. Again, the podcast is awesome and keep up the great work!

Sincerely,
[Name]

I would read like crazy:

That list will keep someone busy for a few years. I would start a business or fund.

Thank you very much for responding to my email. It is a real battle these days to keep kids from being totally absorbed into the world of endless social media distractions on one hand and also being caught up in the political agenda the schools are up to on the other.

That looks like a great reading list and it definitely will keep him busy for a while to come! I also appreciate your advice to start a business or a fund also. Hopefully, those resources and direction will give him a chance to really know what makes this world turn. Again, the podcast is wonderful, and I truly appreciate your email response.

Welcome.

JWH, Farming and Trend Following: New Trader Inspiration

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I just wanted to start off by saying thank you for making so many resources readily available to learn more about trend following trading.

I have been trading commodity futures for a little over 2 years now and have just recently (within the last 3 months) introduced to trend following trading. Trend following is the trading method that makes the most sense to me and the only method I can see leading to a lifetime of returns. Just recently started reading your Trend Following book and it is already resonating with me and enforcing the idea that this is the trading system for me.

I have also been an avid listener of your podcasts. Really enjoy that you dive in to more than just the trading systems themselves but rather how the individuals got their start and found trend following. I also am a fan of the podcasts that discuss the mental side of trading–the most important part.

One final question, from learning more about the trend following world have become interested in learning more about John W. Henry because like him I am a young farmer. Would ever be a guest on the podcast?

Thanks again and look forward to hearing from you.

[Name]

John W. Henry would be a great guest.

Gaining Experience in the World of Trend Following

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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.

Covel: You have gone through all of my books and all of my podcast? My first big question.

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.

Weeks later:

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.

New Trader Feedback

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Dear Mr. Covel, Thank you for taking the time to read and reply to my emails in the past. I admire you and what you do. Thank you for the wealth of education and the opportunity to dive deep into the world of trend following.

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.

My family’s life needs a change. 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 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.

With Regards,
[Name]

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