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December 21 - 31, 2009

 

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Ed Says

Thursday, December 31, 2009

 

Workshop Follow-Up


Hello Ed:

I wish you a Happy New Year. Thanks for all your help at the workshop.

Thank you for your encouragement.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

 

Commitments

 

Dear Ed,


Commitments 2010

1. Live in the NOW
2. Love, Receive, and Be Present for [my family]
3. Live Life with Joy, Optimism and Enthusiasm
4. Love what you do
5. Practice Mastery:
Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical

Thank you for sharing your process.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

 

Krumping


Ed -

I notice in the Boston Globe an article describing a form of dance that dispels anger and reduces street crime.

 

I recall reading your book and identify something in this dance that appears similar in form and effect to the tribe's hot seat.

 

So, I include in this e-mail a link to the video that appears in the Boston Globe. I hope you find it useful.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/

articles/2009/12/31/krumping_diverts_teens_

from_street_life_to_dance_life/

 

Krumping and jogging and punching a bag can all help to vent anger.

 

In TTP we sometimes excite forms as a way to locate emotions and then to work with them in a way to link them to pro-active resources.

 

In this work we normally arrest the development of the abreaction before it fully vents so we can work with the sender while s/he is active.

 

You can also take various TTP Forms Processes "to term" and achieve substantial abreaction and a blissful state.

 

This is largely a "medicinal" use of the processes and can result in Tribe meetings in which members meet mainly to go through a repeating pattern of exorcising their "Signature Forms."

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

 

Jib Jab's Year in Review

 

Dear Ed,

 

Here is a salute to 2009

http://sendables.jibjab.com/originals/

never_a_year_like_09

Thank you for the video clip.

 

 

 

Hindsight

 

When driving Your investment vehicles

into the Yew Year

 

you might do well to appreciate

the positive intentions

 

of a clear rear view.

 

 

 

Clip: http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/

archives/HappyNewYear.jpg

 

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

 

Red and Blue Pills

 

Dear Ed,


I read FAQ. I feel immense gratitude towards you.

I choose the red pill.

I feel regret mixed with a sense of wonder.

Thank you for sharing your process.

Monday, December 28, 2009

 

Happiness Equation

See Previous


Hi Ed,

I notice this equation in a recent FAQ post:
Happiness = Reality / Expectation

You ask if it is possible to rearrange the terms to get:
Expectation = Reality * Happiness

Using Elementary Algebra, I get rather
Expectation = Reality / Happiness

Thank you for the catch.

Monday, December 28, 2009

 

Building Clear Models


Ed,

I hope you are having a great time with the holiday season, your family and all of your interests. I have a quick question now on SD diagramming.

My preference and current standard for depicting a rate is to a) summarize all increases to flow rate into one variable, and b) summarize all decreases in flow rate into another variable. I then connect each to the pump symbol to produce the rate integration. I do this to simplify the diagram and clearly depict the influences on increasing and decreasing the rate of flow.

For any other variables that do not connect directly to the pump, I get more elaborate as I move away from the stocks and flows. This is depicted in the variable [influencing variable] which has an effect on the two summary variables [increasing] and [decreasing]. Here is an example diagram:




 



Model diagramming can be arbitrary and based on preferences. My goal is utter clarity and simplicity in model depiction. I wonder if you see any problems I may run into by adopting this 2-variable connecting and depiction standard for rates in my models. I wonder if I am giving up anything in terms of modeling flexibility or clarity if I adopt this standard in your view. Thanks for any insight you are willing to share regarding the wisdom of this approach.
 

You might consider making sure all your elements make sense and that they have:

 

1. Clear definitions.

 

2. Clear units of measure.

 

Then you might consider making sure your units match as you work your way along the loops.

Monday, December 28, 2009

 

Dear Ed,

 

I read this article:


http://finance.yahoo.com/focus-

retirement/article/108055/increase-your-

retirement-income?mod=fidelity-readytoretire


I wonder:


Any back testing?
Incomplete strategy... What "exactly", in each category, is bought?
Buy and Hold?

Your thoughts about this article...

The financial industry seems able to produce a steady supply of such reports that raise the same types of questions you raise.

Monday, December 28, 2009

 

Wish to Model


Hi Ed,

I am interested in what you think about this tool. The tool appears a bit more advanced than Vensim and the others.

Apparently there are some problems with 'causal loops'

http://www.systems-thinking.org/

intst/d-3312.pdf

 

Found it here:
http://www.systems-thinking.org/intst/int.htm


Tell me what you think
http://simgua.com/

You might consider defining the behavior you wish to model before trying to formalize a structure.

 

At such point that you begin to deal with structure, you might consider mastering full stock and flow framing.

Monday, December 28, 2009

 

Wants to Join


Hello Ed,

Thanks for your website with FAQ (it’s a great resource).

I am not getting any reply from any of the 5 tribes currently listed for [Country].

Please update the contact details for the tribes listed for [Country].

Thank you for your encouragement.

Monday, December 28, 2009

 

Breathwork Weekend Feedback

 

Dear Ed,

I read the feedback FAQs reporting from the Breathwork Weekend.

 

I feel calm and relate to the writers' experiences.

 

I feel the perfection of things as they are and strangely energized for change.

OK.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

 

North Chicago Tribe


Hi!

I am engrossed in the TTP ideas and have been working on techniques with the local Tribe leader.

 

I am excited to start my own and to continue work. I notice that there were a few [City] Tribes that are either full or not in the works anymore. Here is my information and the initial TTID.
 

 

Welcome

North Chicago

 

Sunday, December 27, 2009

 

Status Report

 

Ed,


Assets:          $541,433.55
Liabilities:     $552,143.58
Net:              -$10,710.03
500oz goal:   $552,250.00

Job applications: 26
Interviews: 1
Offers: 0

I wonder how much of your assets are liquid and for what types of jobs you are applying.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

 

Bringing the Abstract to Reality

Chief of Chiefs,

First, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

In the Dec. 1-10 FAQ, and in response to my Dec. 1 e-mail to the gang regarding his progress toward his objective you write:

"Ok. I wonder what specific thing (s) you are currently bringing across from abstract to real."

In the last 2.5 years, I move from being $177.5K in non-mortgage debt to $140K cash in the bank (working two jobs after sitting home for 4 years - when I start the [City] TT one of my snapshots is to find something useful to do rather than sit at home and hibernate all day long), I am in the middle of constructing my dream Mediterranean home in my hometown in [City] (pictures attached), I improve my relationships with my kids and significant other substantially, and I push against the consistency barrier in my trading. 2009 is the first year in my trading life where I consistently bet against the trend and I do not lose money because I have become very good at position-sizing and at cutting my losses while they are still small. I don't know if you recall that this is the chronic problem I work on during my IVTT participation.

In 2010, I am confident that I break through the consistency barrier by trading only with the trend and making no changes to my bet-sizing and my stop loss management processes. I also make enough money to afford time off to join a missionary group for one month.

 

Thank you for sharing your process.

Friday, December 25, 2009

 

IV Tribe Meetings


Ed,
 

I am aware the TT IV is on vacation. I am wondering how you will get news out about restarting. Is there an application process? Is it posted on FAQ?

 

My intention is to contribute by receiving, process managing and sending if given the opportunity.

See the banner above.

Friday, December 25, 2009

 

Merry Christmas


Dear Mr. Ed,

Please accept my earnest greetings for a merry Christmas and a very happy new year.

With the amount of FAQ wisdom you are like a Santa Claus who visits all the time!

With best regards

Thank you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Wants to Do Some Research


Hi Ed,

Happy holiday! Wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year!

A sudden thought hit me and here I am writing you. If you recall, in the application essay for the Workshop, I mention that I want to learn (in the exact words) "the Process of Manifestation, if
there is such a thing. I feel like I had glimpses of it when I read Ed’s book Metaformation of Winning during one of the Breathwork sessions. I’d like to be a master in transforming what’s in my mind to real life, and I’d love to share it with others and help them fulfill theirs."

Well, what just hits me and gets me so excited is to conduct a research experiment, ideally under your guidance. You have been sharing your wisdom with us in this area, be it through the Snapshot Process, or Bumper Sticker, or Big Wave. Every now and then, in the FAQ, we hear some success stories of people making real changes, manifesting what was once merely a dream into reality. But I think that is just part of the story, and I'd like to dig deeper.

To me, there seems to be a selection bias because there is no control group to compare. Those who report to the FAQ tend to be the ones who are making progress. (I haven't read someone reporting to the FAQ, "Progress report: No progress." They simply didn't report.) And sure they will have commonalities such as clear intention, persistence, commitment and etc. But I thought there is more to the story for those who are on the other side. I'd like to hear from the ones who are not reporting - those who give up on their snapshot, forget their bumper sticker, or not follow their Big Wave schedule. I would really like to learn their side of the story.

For example, one Workshop classmate mentioned to me that he hasn't been following up on his Big Wave because right now he is really into his company, and he doesn't want to disrupt the momentum. He feels that when the time is right, he will get back to his Big Wave. I'd like to learn more. I wonder if that is going with the flow,
or if it is putting things in the non-existing future. I'd like to see more examples.

My intention is to study and share the result on how people manifest their intention. To learn from those who succeed in it, and to also learn from those who fail. It is like Donald Keough's book, "The Ten Commandments of Business Failure", in which he lists some common characteristics of failed leadership.

I am considering approaching by asking if any of them are willing to share their Big Wave experiences, whether it has totally transformed their lives beyond their expectation, or whether they haven't experienced much difference after the first few days. (I notice an exponential decay in the number of Big Wave newsletter updates I receive) Or maybe to ask if any FAQ contributors (who have any experience with Snapshot / Bumper Sticker / Big Wave) would volunteer to send their story to me so that I can organize and follow up with them with further questions. I hope this project can help enhance the effectiveness of the Snapshot / Bumper Sticker / Big Wave process by identifying what works best and what seems to be holding them back.

Please let me know how you feel about such a research project, or any suggestions you may have.

 

Thanks.

Thank you for sharing your process. You might consider taking your feelings about <doing some research> to Tribe.

 

I wonder how you are figuring to get people who don't like to report - to report to you.

 

 

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Merry Christmas


Hi Ed.

 

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Thank you for assisting in our growth!

Thank you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Happy Holidays

 

Ed,

 


Happy holidays, Ed, to you and your family ...

 

and thanks one more time for the inspiration you provide me.

Thank you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Conversion

 

Dear Ed,


Your thesis on conversion of private assets to public is supported by this:

http://shockedinvestor.blogspot.com/

 

OK.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

B. B. King


Hi Ed,

The man in the video really has a special gift on music. The guitar and music are just parts of him. His song connects to my deep feelings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?

v=4Ny5ajCn0xw



I am wondering often what my special gift is. I like to work on my feelings of missing special gifts. I am considering to attend the coming workshop in April.

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for the clip.

 

BB plays the guitar with his whole body.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Happy Holiday


Hi,

Just a short note to wish each of you a Happy Holiday and to say thanks for your support.

 

I am glad I know you.

Thank you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Merry Christmas

Dear Tribe,

I wish you a merry Christmas.

I feel a lot of love, excitement and happiness at this time which I share together with my family.

I want to share this with all of you...


Merry Christmas to all

Thank you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Merry Christmas

 

Dear Ed,

Merry Christmas and nice days to you and yours.

I also hope you have a nice new years eve!

Stay as you are; think this would be the best present for all of us :-)

Thank you for your support.

 

As far as I can remember, I remember being only me; I suspect this trend might continue.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Successful Talk

Hi Ed

Here’s another progress report on my goal of growing a web business based on the humble back test.

My Trader’s Expo talk [was a success.]

Thanks again for your encouragement.

Thank you for sharing your process.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Sense of Trying


Ed,

 

what do you think? Is there any sense in trying to hedge a US dollar trading account balance of a trend following system?

 

I mean, if the system trades commodities or currencies priced in US dollars inflation is factored into price trends of those instruments. As such, the attempt to hedge the account balance against gold or a basket of currencies is just like increasing the exposure to gold or currencies, if the system already trades them, or otherwise it's akin to increased diversification by adding other instruments in the portfolio (gold and the chose basket of currencies).

After all, it seems to me, the only true hedge to the financial system is what we would call "hard assets", i.e., possessing real, hard assets, such as gold bars and land. And then, if the financial system indeed collapses, the owner must be prepared to protect the "hard assets" by force, should they not be located in a safe place. For those who do not "own" hard assets might want their share, if not the whole thing.

I do not see much sense in trying.

 

I see more sense in either doing it or not doing it.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Re-Aligning to Feelings

 

Dear Ed,


I'm having fun here. It's not that I'm doing "great" in the market and I'm coming up short on several of the bullet point "to do's" in my commitment statement. But I'm feeling. And this gives me joy. I'm also resisting plenty too, but becoming aware of it. I feel a realignment within me taking place. Recently, I am able to recall my dreams in the morning, this is new, and they are helpful. I'm feeling more balance between my conscious mind and Fred.

I'm finding that I'm not able to get through all of the to do's I set out for myself in my Commitment statement. Part of this is feelings come up that I resist and it really slows me down getting through all that I want to do. Part of it is just maybe that I'm trying to do too much in a day. I believe there's a feeling in this that I have to struggle, that I have slave away to get what I want.

I also notice feelings that come up when I do Trade Review. Trade Review one of more important ways I can spend my time and I tend to find a way to not do it. Feelings of <am I doing this right? I'm just small time. I'm too risk averse to really do well. Look at this stock, I sold it and it went higher.> It tends not to matter whether the trade was a profit or loss. I'm very critical. I could chose to see many trades as successful trades that are part of a successful strategy...but those are not the feelings that come up.

 

I wish to come to enjoy my mistakes. These are some of the things that I'm exploring and will take to my Trading Tribe.

Thank you for sharing your process.

 

You might consider taking your feelings about <being critical> to Tribe.

 

 

When You Come To Know

 

the positive intention of being critical

 

you may find yourself spending less energy

 

acting out critic-centric drama.

 

 

 

Clip: http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/0285/

0a58d495-cf59-41e5-b282-006c557b16a1.jpg

 

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Merry Christmas

Hi Ed and Tribe…

Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement this year.

 

Ed, thank you for being the father that many of us have only known and seen demonstrated in you.

I hope for all of my tribe members to stay in the moment of now over this holiday season…cherish the moment with your family and loved ones.

I love you Ed and tribe…

Thank you for your support.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

 

Perfect Match

See Previous

 

Dear Ed,

With regard to my current relationship, we're in a stalemate; or actually separated. A few days ago we had a conversation and agreed that we're not mutually satisfied with our relationship and she told me she believes we're just friends and asked for a break.

As I see it, we both have a lot of unmet expectations. In her previous relationship she dated a guy for about 8 years and, after several breaks, they only definitely broke off when they were about to marry. The guy was actually in love with her and wanted to marry her. I am afraid I might play the same role in her life. We talked a lot about it and she told me she doesn't feel "secure" with me. On the other hand, I don't feel like giving her the "security" she wants and I seriously doubt I could actually "provide" it in the first place.

Congratulations !

 

You seem to have your perfect match.

 

 

 

The Match You Have is Your Perfect Match

 

This derives from:

 

Intentions = Results

 

 

 

Clip: http://www.stevegoben.co.uk/images/

BurningMatch.jpg

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

 

Merry Christmas


Dear Mr. Seykota,

I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2010!

Thank you.

 

 

Ho Ho Ho

 

http://images.paraorkut.com/img/pics/

glitters/s/sexy_merry_christmas-

11410.gif

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

 

Year-End Review


Dear Ed,


Thank you for all your help this year. Your support has made a huge difference in my life. I am taking a week off from reporting. I will be back in the New Year.


I'm down (7%). I'm calling this a drawdown.
Thank you for all your thoughts. I'm compiling them - if you want a copy.


I'll be travelling at the end of the week, going to [State] for a month. During that time I will overhaul and re-organize all my systems, with your helpful hints in mind, and organize my various thoughts and habits - and come back a better trader.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you for sharing your process - and for your support.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

 

Committing to The Essential Tribe

 

Dear Ed,


I attend the workshop in April.


I go to the workshop with trading, sales goals.  Through the course of the weekend I realize my true objective is family.  I change my Big Wave from Saturday night to Sunday morning. My Big Wave: I live in the now with my wife and children.
 

I leave the weekend feeling clear about my intentions. Progress is slow. I’m not sure what exercises to do to ride my Big Wave. How does one become more adept at being present? How do I measure it?


I enjoy reports from other workshop attendees.
I start to meditate daily. I start to exercise with more intensity. I take a computer class
I feel more present with my family. Many times now, when my wife and children come to talk to me a small voice in head says “Receive.”


Still don’t know how to measure but I am satisfied that I am heading in a direction that I enjoy. I’m coming to terms with 22 years of military service and all the programming under which I operate.


I tell my military boss that I wish to return to part-time status.  Full time is oppressive.
I give a friend the TTP book. She is supportive and actually knows people who practice TTP.


I feel the need to reconnect with FAQ.
I am at peace with where I am today.

Thank you for sharing your process and for making this important commitment.

 

 

Family - The Essential Tribe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clip: http://www.concurringopinions.com/

archives/images/family.jpg

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

 

Reconfiguring as a Server


Ed,

Last month I write this and think that I send it in. I typically write in ms word then cut and paste into an email. I am not sure if it is sent. So here it is if you are interested.

My intention last night was to sit down and clarify how I serve others. I do not want to stop until I feel I make significant progress. I have a belief board (recommended in John Assaraf’s book) showing pictures and visions of who I am or wish to be. I decide to take down everything on the board that does not represent serving others. Money in a bank account has no value, unless it’s direct value is serving others. I look at it, it is mostly empty and I understand why my motivation is inconsistent.

T. Boone Pickens’ recent book ends with a summary of a graduation speech he gives at a high school. He tells the kids that he would trade all his material wealth to be where they are right now. He lists all his land, money, airplanes, and businesses. He would give all of that and in return they would be 80 and he would be 18. His goal is not to re-accumulate his wealth; rather it is to finish his goals of serving others.

At this point I go back and make a list of people I look up to and emulate. Then I make a list of who they serve and how they serve them. It was an eclectic group of people medical doctors, war heroes, and some great traders. As I am making this list, I quickly notice how consistent and simplistic there services is.

· All want to make the world a better one.

· Some protect wealth, others protect health many times this can be the same.

· They mentor and share knowledge.

· They want people to accomplish their dreams.

· They support their families.

· Volunteer time and money.

· There service is done through being excellent at what they do.

There is not much more to it. It is not extravagant or deep or out of reach of any common man.

I ask myself what is stopping me or slowing me down?:

1. Confusion or changing my mind (this is medication through distraction)
 

2. Self doubt / Lack of confidence (k-not)
 

3. Focus on what I get, when that has nothing to do with who I am. (non-right livelihood)
 

4. Thinking about my past in a causal manner. (not living in the now)
 

5. Lack of vision, same is lack of confidence. (k-not)
 

6. Afraid to ask for help due to not being prepared. (In ability to feel guilt about lack of preparation)
 

7. Not maintaining a high standard for myself (basic lack of willingness due to medication).

At this point I realize that I rewriting many things that Ed preaches. The greatness is in dealing with emotions. It is nice to take some ownership in my clarity.

Some other observations:

* Security does not inherently serve others. I associate it with never wanting to feel insecure, which would be the same as not wanting to feel fear. In the service of others, there may be a great deal of insecurity one would have to invite.
 

* I watch 60 Minutes the other day and there is a guy who spends his life finding lost ships. In order to do so he must raise capital. It clarifies my understanding of money. Again, this is a simple thought that I have read over and over, but it is a great example. Money serves a purpose. He is following his passion. Once he has an idea then he raises capital, not he raises capital and then he decides to find ships.
 

* Related to the thought above: If your goal is to protect and build wealth, you do not start off with wanting $XX Million and then you can then start. It will never happen. If your goal is to protect and build wealth, then that is it. Protect and build wealth, be the best at it. Then the money may/will come.
 

* The other thing I think about is Ed’s definition of capital. “Capital means ‘tool’ – any thing that 1) is useful in building something and 2) lasts a long time, say, over three years”. Ed’s definition directly relates to right livelihood. Capital is service to others. Many in the world see money as medicine, a way to avoid feeling insecure. That is not the purpose.

 

It is interesting to watch printing of money just so one can have it so they do not have to feel insecure while they are bringing down the whole system. Capital is lost when it loses its utility. A person is lost when they lose their utility in serving others.

Thank you for sharing your process and your thoughts and observations.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

 

Progress Report

 

Dear Ed,

A good week. I have started a Tribe in [City].

 

At this time it is just me. Do any of you have suggestions on how to create a productive Tribe and attracting members committed to right livelihood?

I experience a lot of emotions this week. Many dealing with fear of failure, loneliness in my mission, and some boredom.

Over the last two months, I spend the majority of my time reading. I just finished Kaufman's book, which took over 40 hours. I am now switching gears and focusing my energy on programming and studying charts. My goal is to maintain at least a ratio of about 2 to 1 programming to reading. I may change that one way or the other, but my focus is in system development and optimization.

I hope everyone is having a great time with their loved ones!!!

Thank you for sharing your process.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

 

Clocks on Socks


Hello Mr. Ed

Someone mentions in his Breathwork feedback that there are many clocks in your house but none shows the correct time.

May I take the liberty in asking you to share with us the strategy behind it.

I guess the best clock for a TTP follower could be the one always showing time as: "now"

I notice that during the Breathwork Weekend, one of my "Atomic" (self-adjusting) clocks is running slow - indicating it wants a new battery.

 

People who rely on that clock wind up at the meeting a bit late, providing an opportunity for all to examine various resources for dealing with tardiness.

 

I also have a number of clocks that always point to the word, "Now."

 

Curiously, if you assume that the moment of now occurs simultaneously in all parts of the universe - and use a single frame of reference, you can derive a physics of relativity that is accurate enough to use for GPS calculations - arguably more precise than classic relativity theory.

 

 

 

Clocks on Socks

 

are usually right in the moment of now.

 

Clip: http://vintageknits.com/zen/images/

ennis7205.jpg

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

 

Happiness Equation

Hello Mr. Ed

The experiences shared by FAQ contributors in their (recent) Breathwork Weekend feedback are very intriguing & truly amazing. From the post dated 10th Dec '09 following statement makes a great impact:

"My expectations about the non-existing future limiting the joy, the freedom and the perfection in the now..."

This reminds me of an equation:
 



Aha!


Thanks for math ED-ucation!

Hmmm...

 

I wonder if you can re-arrange terms to get:

 

Expectation = Reality / Happiness

 

One interpretation: if you accept reality and if you are happy within, you are likely to have low expectations - and willingness to go with the flow.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

 

Spreading the Word


Hi Ed,

I am in the process of developing a sequential certificate program in commodities studies at [School Name]. It is all online and self-study. Candidates will register and matriculate through the school.

One of the Electives deals exclusively with the emotional and psychological aspects of trading. One of the core requirements discusses it as well, but to a much lesser degree.

I see the TT process as a way of life, not just some trading gimmick, and I think given my personal experiences with you in IV, it warrants it's own course.

However, this is your technology, your name, your Trademark, your invention, and your asset among other things, and I have no intention of even mentioning it in my courses without your explicit approval.

If you'd like to be involved, it would mean bringing some of the material to life in a video interview or at least an mp3 podcast to accompany the material. Those aspects we can be creative about.

What I don't want to do is, on my own, discuss the TT aspects and my participation and provide links to the FAQ and the TT book. That would be banal and far too linear for a new student to fully grasp what the Trading Tribe is about and the impact it can have on a person who submits to the process.

Please think about it and let me know your thoughts or questions when you have time.

You are free to mention TTP and to use the technology without restriction - you may not sell anything or receive compensation under the brand name, TTP.

 

You can likely learn about TTP through reading and videos.

 

Learning TTP generally requires lots of practice in a Tribe setting.

Monday, December 21, 2009

 

Wants to Certify


Ed,

Ed Says:

"...your versions of therapy which currently appears to include parts of TTP, parts of Ericksonian Therapy, some athletic coaching to "do that faster, faster, faster" and application through substantial browbeating. If you wish to apply metrics to TTP, you would have to hold some certification that you are actually delivering TTP (not your own control-centric hybrid), including deep understanding of all the processes, familiarity with feedback dynamics, willingness to apply it the "TTP way" and a successful "internship." I am open to finding a way to formalize TTP to a point where you could receive such certification."


In mind - I am willing to learn and open for your mentorship. I wonder how to concretize it. Maybe you want to share your ideas with me.

At this point, no one has a certificate to practice TTP - not even me.

 

You would be the first.

 

 

PhD = Pile higher and Deeper.

BS = ********

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, December 21, 2009

 

Words of Wisdom

 

Dear Ed,


Berkshire subsidiary Iscar's Wertheimer on Bloomberg... very interesting interview.

Here are a few noteworthy comments from that interview and what he learned from Warren Buffett:

“When the wind changes direction, there are those who build walls and those who build windmills. We would like to build windmills.”

"On acquisitions: Don't ask a barber whether you need a hair cut"

"Knowing our limitations is the key."

"How does Warren balances between his heart, mind or pocket?"

"On philanthropy: We don't intend to become the richest person in the cemetery."

"90% of our assets go home in the night and hopefully return the next morning. People are our assets."

"Be open to learning. Learning belongs to the future and knowledge belongs to the past."

"If you sleep on the floor you are not going to fall off the bed. Stay with the basics."

Thank you for the WoW's.

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