Never Give Up: How this trader didn't let failure stop him from pursuing financial freedom

Benjamin Johnston

Manufacturing Plant Supervisor

“Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”- Napoleon Hill

Like with any worthy goal, becoming a successful stock trader requires persistence and determination. Because we’re currently living in times of great disruption and change, today's markets can be highly erratic and unpredictable.  

That’s why to become a successful trader; you’ll need to develop the mental and emotional discipline to keep moving forward in spite of the ups and downs you’ll inevitably need to face.

Sure, when you’re on a roll and nailing one winning trade after another, you feel like you’re on top of the world. Every trader thrives on these peak moments. Unfortunately, a few losses can throw you into an emotional tailspin if you haven’t trained your mind to manage unpredictability and occasional losses.

It’s at these times; you may be tempted to give up on your dreams of financial freedom and autonomy. Instead of giving up, you’ll need to dig deep within yourself and remember the reasons why you were compelled to start trading in the first place.

If you're like most of our members, you're trading so you can generate income on demand, live a more abundant life, and once and for all take control of your financial destiny. Of course, you can’t achieve any of these things if you choose to give up.

Just remember, the highly successful traders you admire have all faced losses, fear, and emotional distress, but they were persistent and kept moving forward because their long-term success always meant more to them than the short-term setbacks.

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Benjamin Johnston lives in Boston, Massachusetts where he works as a supervisor in a large medical device manufacturing plant. He started trading about 10 years ago, and his goal is to create financial freedom combined with the flexibility and time to live life to the fullest.

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Manufacturing Plant Supervisor

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How Benjamin Johnston Reinvented Himself As a Trader

Benjamin Johnston lives on the south shore of Boston where he works as a supervisor in a large medical device manufacturing plant. He started trading about ten years ago and during that time faced his fair share of setbacks.

“I blew up a couple of accounts early on. I got cocky with a few wins, and then lost all my gains, and more.  For several years I was too scared to try again, but my deep desire to become a successful trader and create financial freedom for my family kept drawing me back,” says Benjamin.

“After some soul searching, I finally admitted to myself that I needed someone to teach me.  I followed Jason Bond’s emails for a while before taking the plunge. Boy, now I’m glad I did!”

“I chose Jason’s Millionaire Roadmap because it was the full package deal. Multiple gurus sharing their strategies. Sharing their screens. Real-time streaming trades. Live Q&A and teaching in the chat rooms every single day. I looked all over and couldn't find anything else that could even touch MRM,” he says.

“I blew up a couple of accounts early on. I got cocky with a few wins and then lost all my gains and more. For several years I was too scared to try again, but my deep desire to become a successful trader and create financial freedom for my family kept drawing me back.”

Benjamin Johnston

Manufacturing Plant Supervisor

Extracting The Best Strategies From Multiple Mentors

During our interview, Benjamin told us that having daily access to multiple mentors with different styles and methodologies has been a crucial part of reinventing himself as a trader.  

“I’ve been finding success trading options, following many of the Raging Bull gurus; 30+% from Jeff Bishop's QQQ puts call, 87% on Davis Martin's QCOM call pick, 10+% on several options plays piggybacking on Petra's picks, 12.7% on Heather's PG pick, 24% on AAXN from Kyle's Option Rocket, and 27% on TLRY from Nathan Bear. The list goes on and on.”

Benjamin said laughingly, “There are so many winning trades ideas for a number of different styles it's incredible!”

“I chose Jason’s Millionaire Roadmap because it was the full package deal. Multiple gurus sharing their strategies. Sharing their screens. Real-time streaming trades. Live Q&A and teaching in the chat rooms every single day. I looked all over and couldn't find anything else that could even touch it.”

Benjamin Johnston

Manufacturing Plant Supervisor

To Really Win, You Gotta Go All In

Mastering the game of stock trading is not a walk in the park. Like any skill, it requires focused attention, hard work, and dedication.  In other words, if you sincerely want to be successful, you've got to go all in.

Benjamin has experienced this process firsthand, “There's a lot to learn. It's not an overnight transformation. You've got to commit to doing the work and putting in the effort. Treat your trading education as a long-term investment. Trust those who have gone before you and have the results to prove it. Leverage the incredible expertise available. And most of all, believe in yourself,” he advises.

Recapping the process he followed to reinvent himself as a trader; Benjamin said, “This time around, I started small, so my gains are small. By dollar amount, they're not impressive.”

“What has really changed is my education. My discipline. My emotional maturity as a trader. My understanding of position sizing, profit targets and loss limits. All of the things that are the necessary foundation for consistent long-term results.”

He added, “Seeing so many incredible traders with different styles having success across so many trades has helped me learn to be patient, not to chase, and to trade smart.”

When asked what drove him to overcome his early failures, reinvent himself as a trader and stay the course, Benjamin was crystal clear, “My burning desire is to create a lifestyle for my family built on financial freedom combined with the flexibility and time to live life to the fullest.”

“Seeing so many incredible traders with different styles having success across so many trades has helped me learn to be patient, not to chase, and to trade smart.”

Benjamin Johnston

Manufacturing Plant Supervisor

Benjamin Johnston

Manufacturing Plant Supervisor

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