Humanity w/ Bear Goes Long - Ft. Cleo

58m | Feb 15, 2024

Cleo is back in the driver’s seat this week, this time with Discord member Bear Goes Long to explore Bear's journey in trading and personal development that has led to. They delve into the importance of maintaining wellness in order to trade successfully, Bear opens up about his experiences with trauma and attachment issues, and how they have affected his trading journey. They also discuss the unhealthy relationship many people have with money and how it can impact trading decisions, and the power of speaking out loud and using timers and breaks to maintain emotional control while trading. Overall, the conversation highlights the challenges and personal growth that come with being a trader. Bear also shares his method of monitoring his emotional state using biofeedback and heart rate monitoring. The concept of impulse versus intuition is explored, along with the importance of discerning between the two. Bear emphasizes the importance of execution and not letting emotions get in the way, highlighting the challenge of trading and the need for coherence and an optimal strategy. It concludes with a discussion on the role of emotions in trading and the self-discovery journey that trading can be.

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About the Panelists:


Cleo has been learning to trade for the past 3 years and is an active member of the Vanta community. She came to trading through the angle of personal development, and she sees trading as an amazing way to get to know oneself as well as expand one's capacities. Cleo's professional background is in leadership development and facilitation. She has facilitated thousands to communicate in authentic and compelling ways. She loves being in the seat of curiosity. Cleo has worked with executives, corporate groups, religious groups, middle school students, groups of women, families, and couples. Her current focus is the CA criminal legal system, advocating for holistic approaches such as restorative justice and community-based violence prevention. Having played in the crypto and futures markets for the last three years, Cleo sees trading as one of the most challenging things to undertake and is particularly interested in what it takes to become a consistently profitable and well-rounded trader.

Bear Goes Long:

Bear made the transition from investing to trading at the beginning of COVID. After initial success with options, he quickly learned that his luck was greater than his skill and shifted his focus to futures. Bear has fully embraced the role of emotions and mental capital with the mindset that trading futures is purely an internal struggle that rewards patience, calm, bravery, focus, passion, and commitment. Beyond markets Bear finds joy in his community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT.

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