Christmas is up there on my list of top holidays.
I just got back from my Christmas vacation, and it was a blast. In fact, it was probably my favorite Christmas yet.
It was me and my wife’s first Christmas as a married couple, so we really treated ourselves. We rented out a luxury home right on the beach of Long Beach Island, NJ, for 4 nights. For about $800 a night, we had a beautiful view of the ocean.
While we were there, we ate and drank everything the place had to offer. We had the freshest, straight-outta-the-water seafood and plenty of Jersey Shore specialties — with a generous side of drinks, of course. We easily blew $200 or more on every meal.
Add together the house ($3,200) and the food (at least $2,400), and we’re looking at a $5,600 bill here.
And that’s a conservative estimate.
Years ago, I would have never dreamed of spending thousands of dollars on a Christmas vacation. Sometimes, I’m in disbelief that I’ve managed to create this life for myself without a college education or a fancy white-collar job.
Now, I don’t tell you this to brag about my income. In fact, I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate that I can do all this, especially given the current state of the world.
And anyway, the money isn’t what gets me excited about trading.
The best part is the freedom. The freedom of time, location, and lifestyle.
Think about it: If you earned half a million a year, but you were chained to a desk 50 hours a week, would you be able to enjoy the freedom your salary offers?
Only during the weekends (and even then, who knows), or when you take a PTO day. Outside of that, you’re stuck in the office.
But as a trader who works for himself, I decided I wanted to rent out this beach house with my wife, so I did. No questions asked.
If I wanted, I could have just set up some trades before vacation, enjoyed myself for 4 days, and come back to profits.
Oh, I was also able to close my retail businesses, take the revenue loss (which amounts to several thousand dollars), and pay my employees their full wages to stay home and enjoy their breaks with family…
All without any danger to my businesses.
Boy, does it feel good to provide a living for my employees in these stressful times.
I would never be able to do this without the freedom that trading offers me. I’d never be able to spend Christmas how I want, nor would I be able to let my employees enjoy their holidays at home with full pay.
But beyond enjoying myself and creating a little bit of peace of mind for others in my community, trading also offers me the ability to help others on a larger scale.
Since I’ve achieved what I can only describe as my dream life by trading, I think the most natural way to help others would be to teach my trading methods.
Let me tell you — it’s nice to work 1-2 hours a week and make enough to do what I want. If you follow my strategies, you could one day have the same level of freedom — and go on a luxurious, relaxing Christmas vacation of your own.
Hopefully, I’m able to help you reach your goal of financial freedom.
I hope you had a truly wonderful holiday season, and I wish you a Happy New Year! Here’s to your success in 2021.