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The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader by Mike Bellafiore

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2. Trade Like a Shark

In 2009, this was my standard pitch to new traders:

Do not come to SMB if you are not willing to work hard. This will not be easy. You must work harder than you ever have in your life. If you do not work hard, we will get rid of you. Nothing personal, just understand who we are. If you do not do what we ask, we will bench you, which means place you on the demo.

We do not take off trades. One Good Trade, One Good Trade, One Good Trade. I am going to push you to improve every day. And our goal is for you to become as good as you can be. Not good, but your absolute best.

There are no guarantees. There is a good chance you are not going to be good enough. But if you really want to learn how to trade and become a pro trader, ...

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