Articles by Louise Bedford

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Louise Bedford is a full-time private trader and author of several best-selling books. To pick up her ‘Trading Made Simple’ 5-part e-course, register on her website and she’ll send it to you straight away -

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Climbing Mount Improbable

Climbing Mount Improbable In Richard Dawkin’s book Climbing Mount Improbable, he presents a parable to help explain the concept of evolution.  He suggests that the evolution from an amoeba to a fish took place one small incremental step at a time. Each step in isolation assisted with the goal of survival, gradually morphing the creature…


Protect Yourself

Protect Yourself Protect Your Eyes From seeing only problems, instead of opportunities. From crying miserable, wasted tears of self-pity. From only looking, but not seeing the beauty around you. Protect Your Ears From hearing, but not really listening to those you love. Protect Your Mouth  From making excuses. From gossip and slander. From verbalising the…

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You’re So Clever!

At a seminar recently, I asked for a show of hands for everyone who considered themselves ‘above average’ when it came to driving ability. 95% of the room raised their hands.   Everyone chuckled as they looked around the room. As you would probably guess, this result is statistically improbable, unless I happened to be…

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The Self-Startler

Years ago while dating, I encountered a particularly charming creature. He was absolutely fascinating, charming and charismatic.  From the moment our eyes met across the crowded room, I was captivated. Things moved quickly, my friend. Over the next few days, he showered me with attention and affection that left me spinning. Finally it seemed there…

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Failure explained

It’s pretty easy to understand what makes people fail. Failure is far less mysterious than success. Here’s how to fail in 4 easy steps. 1. Don’t follow your passion If you’re occupying your time doing something for the best hours of the day that doesn’t grab you… this is a sure recipe for failure. If…