When I first walked out of my last actual job in the mid-90s, I have to tell you I was more than a bit scared.
After I shook off the shackles, I realised that there would be no more nice fat deposits into my bank account from my employer.
It gave me a jittery, butterflies in the stomach type of feeling.
The type of feeling you get when you're a bit excited, but also, just before you're about to throw up.
A bewildering mix.
All of a sudden, I knew within every cell in my body that I was fully responsible for myself and my family, and I realised there was no-one else I could fall back on.
At the time, I knew I had made the RIGHT decision, but there was still a little nagging voice of doubt in my head that seemed to amplify just before I fell asleep at night.
The same little nagging voice that helps to protect us and keep us safe, so that we don't make stupid decisions.
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Even though I'd been earning profits as regular as clockwork from the sharemarket, I still was a little concerned that my transition to being a full-time trader might just stuff things up.
I wish I had known other traders at that stage who had also gone through a similar set of emotions, and I yearned for a support network that really understood me.
You'll never need to go through a similar set of scary emotions because you have our full support every step of the way - whether you're starting out as a trader, or whether you're already taking on the world already as a Trading Dynamo.
As traders, we refuse to let other people call the shots and we know it's up to us to look after ourselves and to develop more than one source of income.
We know in our hearts that people who rely on their boss to plot their financial futures will be sadly disappointed.
Our future is a direct reflection of our past decisions.