Austin Tribe Summary
The Tribe was a great experience. Over the course of the 10 sessions I learned a
lot, about myself and the methodology of your systems. Since the day I met you I
have learned and grown a lot. I cannot thank you enough for the time we spent
together. I have met a lot of smart people in my life, and you are on a whole
different playing field then the rest.
I want to thank the rest of the tribe for their support and commitment. The
journey was fun and hope to stay in touch with everyone in the tribe.
|Thank you for sharing your process.
Over the preceding months I practice the DIM process and not surprisingly get
DIM results. I commit to using TTP to reach right livelihood and help others
reach their right livelihood.
I have attached the tribe information document.
Please let me know if you require any other information.
June 21, 2011
I hope you are doing fine with the World Tour, Ranch, Book and
weight. I am writing to offer my help with reviewing / checking your book, I love
reading in general so I am sure I will enjoy this.
I will be back to [Country] next Sunday, I am very excited about the possibility of
starting on my own, I am afraid although I am sure I will succeed. I would like
you to consider me into your new project of helping emerging traders, since I am
on my own right now, I am in a position to accept your conditions and I am
excited about that possibility. If you are interested I can send you more
material about what I have so far. If you don't think we are a good fit maybe
you can help me develop my system at least.
I want to use this email to thank you again for everything you have done to me,
I have learnt a lot from the whole experience and feel much stronger now to face
everything that might arise in the future, I have no words to describe how
thankful I am, I hope I can help people in this way in the future (without
trying to control them).
Talk to you soon.
I was wondering where I could get information about the missing components in
the trading systems project.
I am interested in all areas but mainly these: dynamic portfolio selection,
dynamic risk modification, pattern recognition.
Perhaps you might like to help create them.
Austin Tribe Update
How is your meeting in Chicago? After our conversation, I feel I make quite a
lot of progress on beginning to "fly". Thank you for the insights and support
you share with me. I notice it feels like a trance at some point in the
conversation. I make progress on system development that is uncharted before
this time...I feel really excited.
I plan to go back and forth to spend more time with my children or they may be
coming here more also.
Do you have any immediate plans regarding your ranch?
Austin Trading Tribe Update
I notice I come to the last tribe meeting of the series with feelings of sadness
that it is the last meeting. I enjoy the walk before the meeting over the farm
and down by the creek. A tribe member brings up a difficult circumstance to
apply TTP and the tribe works on the issue. The tribe member’s father does not
really want to pursue an intimacy centric relationship and enjoys discussions
centered around politics/business…a facts based relationship. I relate to this
situation in my own relationship with my father. I find myself with the same
feelings of frustration. Feelings come up for me of moments of intimacy with my
father growing up but it is mostly just about playing catch…no words, just a
ball going back and forth. I notice it feels like acceptance and connection…just
playing catch. The tribe sets up a drama and the tribe member practices applying
resources until he is comfortable. I notice feelings of wanting more when I am
faced with limited intimacy and acceptance that that is OK seems to keep me in
the systems model vs. shifting to the control model. Another tribe member brings
an issue regarding his relationship with his wife. She has given birth recently
and undergoes post-partum depression, emotional swings, etc… and when she gives
him a terse request he finds he shuts down. We rehearse the drama and almost
every tribe member attempts to model intimacy with his wife…many crash and burn.
There are only a couple of tribe members who are really able to model the
intimacy model fluently in the face of PMS/post- partum gone wild. It is an
enjoyable process and I learn a lot from this most difficult of circumstances
that is modeled. The tribe member…after many tries…succeeds at connecting in an
intimate fashion. We share our progress on our project and our feelings about
the goals process. Appreciation and gratitude is shared for each tribe member
and especially for Ed and his willingness to support each of us during the many
processes. I feel extremely grateful for the opportunity to participate in the
Austin Tribe and for the willingness of each tribe member to share so much of
themselves. I find myself feeling very sad about the ending of this tribe
session. I notice ongoing feelings or insights related to the breathwork process
we did during this tribe session. During the breathwork process Ed describes
breathwork as TTP on steroids and I agree wholeheartedly. I find, for me, that
many issues are locked away ever so tightly in my subconscious mind and
breathwork seems to open many hidden things that need to be healed. After
breathwork I feel some “mind meld’ with the instrument I am trading and increase
my account over 200% in a relatively short period of time. After the run up I
then turn around and give much of it back but learn some valuable lessons in the
process. I begin working on some system ideas and after reviewing the system
development area of the website some things begin to click in my mind. Thank you
so much Ed for your kindness, friendship and love that you demonstrate to all of
us in tribe. I appreciate very much the model of manhood you share with all of
us and I thank you also for showing me the love of a true father and chief. I
want to thank each tribe member again…you guys really worked hard and I gleaned
so much insight and my life is so much richer for having this time together.
May God richly bless each of you.
Thank you for sharing your process.
It was great listening to you and Larry Hite speak at the MFA forum last week.
Thank you for answering my question about the doubts that arise when a system
goes through a period of large drawdowns.
I am currently in Tulsa, OK and wanted to ask if you have any suggestions about
how I could attend a TT meeting somewhere in the US before the end of July. I
will be moving to São Paulo, Brazil in August and would really like to attend
one or more meetings in the US before I go.
I have designed and tested a system I am happy with but seem to have hit a block
taking the steps that are now necessary to turn that system into a real fund. I
imagine that taking my feelings about manifesting the fund to a TT meeting would
be an immensely productive and revealing experience.
Though I am in Tulsa, I would be very willing to travel anywhere in the US to
meet with a group that you think would be receptive to having a one or two time
Thank you for any advice or suggestions you may have.
You can check the Tribe directory and / or start your own Tribe.
June 27, 2011
Helping a Friend
A Tribesman calls me by phone. He is very troubled after meeting a girl and
developing a strong fondness for her. She shows interest in him, but after
awhile she tells him that she is in a relationship and not willing to risk it.
The Tribesman feels betrayed and powerless. I listen at the phone, just
receiving him and sincerely wondering what is the problem. He realizes that the
real feelings are sadness and frustration about not having her.
He mentions that
the intimacy and physical contact with her were beautiful, and that he would
like to spend a lot of time with her. I ask him if he can imagine the feelings
of fondness and closeness as being just feelings and not as a part of him. He
Then, I mention that maybe he can let both feelings flow and stop attaching
to them. He cannot; he is afraid of losing the feelings. We both see that he is
attached not to the girl, but to the feelings that he likes! I suggest that he
can accept his fear of losing the feelings. As he does, the feelings flow. He
laughs. As we hang up, he is not troubled at all about the situation. The whole
talk lasts maybe 10 minutes.
It seems to me that kindness, understanding and acceptance can heal people. What
Ed, thanks again for being there when I need to tell someone that I feel
troubled, insecure, afraid and overwhelmed, even at 4 AM.
It would be a huge pleasure to see you again and help you with whatever task you
consider. But I don´t know if you like the idea.
Thank you for sharing your process.
I attended the MFA conference last week in Chicago and wanted to thank you again
for the time you took on the panel to share your wisdom on trend following, your
history, and for answering some of the random questions presented.
I am always amazed at how people complicate the most simplistic of things.
People are baffling and the human mind even more so. Given that I am a native
Kentuckian, I also appreciated the sound of your banjo and loved the way you put
it to work in the Whipsaw song.
Having read a number of items written about you and of course following you over
a period of time, it was a real treat and pleasure meeting you. Not sure if you
remember me or not, but in the hotel lobby following the panel discussion, I
invited you to dinner. The lady that was alongside you indicated you had other
commitments and unfortunately it would not be possible, but I would nonetheless
like to again extend the invitation.
Myself and a couple of my partners would be honored to make the trip to Austin,
at your convenience of course, for a visit and for any amount of time you might
be willing to give us. Our motive is simply to spend time with a person we
admire who has been successful in a world we spend great amounts of our lives
in. I was taught sometime ago by my father that seeking counsel and spending
time with successful people is critical in achieving success.
Please let me know your thoughts on a visit and whether it is of any interest. I
would also be happy to share with you any information you might desire to inform
you of who we are.
Thank you kindly in advance for taking the time to read this.
Thank you for your invitation.