Posted by: The Soaring Eagle | November 27, 2013

The Trader: Financial Awareness


 

“When a proactive, constructive idea hits you, all of a sudden, never dismiss it, act on it instantly”

That exactly what happened one afternoon, two months ago. I felt so driven to create a LinkedIn group, and name it The Trader. No analysis or deliberate planning, just a strong gut feeling.

Are gut feelings, intuitions, inspirations enough to embark on a new business idea, take an investment decision, or get married!

Honestly, I am not sure. It depends on the person, the topic, and the circumstances. In this case, it was clearly a good idea. The only resistance came from this part that always says no!

I’m so glad now I listened to that hunch. The Trader has become an exemplary group, in less than two months. Not because I created it, but because of the fine people, who accepted my invitation to join, then shared their wisdom, expertise, and hearts. I owe this success to them.

So what is this group all about? Most LinkedIn groups are networking boards. It is different with The Trader. The vision, in three words, is to learn, share and grow.

The world today is filled with financial advisors, professional traders, investors of all types, wealth management experts, financial authors, or just novice beginners, who are eager to find their way through all the clutter, online and off-line.

The Trader aims to start a movement of “financial awareness”. When the right people get their heads, and their hearts, together, have a clear vision, and robust intentions, they can create miracles. You don’t need thousands of members, just a selected few.

The discussions are still spontaneous, which is perfectly normal and healthy. Down the road, and guided by the group’s vision, The Trader will step on its path.

I believe The Trader can present a robust and sane investing model to the industry. That could be the nucleus for a revolutionary trend, one that is rooted in the principles of value investing, yet flexible enough to utilize the best of evolving schools of thought.

It is still young. It has a bright future, and a rich potential.

The Wealth Maker

 

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Responses

  1. At a meditation retreat I attended recently, the leader said that ideas need to be acted upon in the first 90 seconds or they will be lost. I haven’t done any research on this, but from an intuitive level, that seems to be true. I love your “financial awareness.” As a big awareness advocate, I had not thought about financial awareness as such. Best wishes in taking instant action and for great things happening as a result!

    • Jackie,

      That’s encouraging. Actually I learned that from my father. He used to tell me: “The sun goes up and down, so start, it will continue going up and down!”

      I’ve been reading and contemplating about awareness a lot lately. I think I’ve reached a point where I’m able to connect few dots.

      Thanks for visiting my blog and for connecting on LinkedIn. I just sent you an invitation to join The Trader, so you would participate in our financial awareness mission 🙂

      Look forward to seeing you there soon!

      Yaman

  2. Yaman Saleh blogs at The Wealth Maker.  He is also the proprietor of an interesting LinkedIn group, The Trader.


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