GoodVibe Community: This is who we are - Part (2)
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Please don't recommend this post so we won't crowd the daily top recommended blogs and leave a room for others in the community to be highlighted for their good work. Thanks! The next chart blog is not finished yet. It will be here soon or early tomorrow before the bell. My apology!
I'll come back soon with my daily updates and charts. For now, did you remember to take the time and tell us who are you? You should! If you did, add more. All of you who posted warmed my heart and I thank you for taking the time to let me into your lives by telling me who you are. Every once in a while, I’ll highlight to all of us some of those who wanted to share with us about who they are. Here are another installement:
#58) On March 06, 2009 at 9:27 PM, Option1307 wrote:
First off and most importantly, I love life. Pure and simple. I am constantly seeking new information to better my understanding of the world we live in and the world we make. I have always had a passion to understand all that I can and seek knowledge in areas that are foreign to me.
I am a mid twenties, recent college grad (Biochemistry degree) living and working at a biotech comapny in San Diego. However, I just recently returned to San Diego after I lived in central Mexico (Guadalajara) for a year. As I mentioned I've always had a termedous fascination for experienceing new things including understanding different parts of the world and different cultures. I have previously traveled to a lot of places in the world, but chose to live in Mexico because it is part of my heritage. My father is Mexican and therefore it is a culture that I personally hold very close, unforgettable experience.
I have been blessed with many things in my young life so far; however, understanding where you come from and the struggles that were endured to get there should always be a priority. I give thanks daily for all I have, and try my best to share my gifts with others.
My current biotech job is a short term (1 year) stint. I simply wanted to gain experience in the industry before I enter medical school in the fall of 2009. This has always been my true calling and passion. (Not to mention my brother and father are physicians as well).
Yes, I am a science nerd at heart. But I love music, art, philosophy, politics, history, etc equally as much. Readin is a must for me. I rarely find time to squeeze it in, but it is one of my favorite joys in life. I believe in myself first and foremost. I take pride in my independence. I demand perfection but understand and accept mistakes. I am a firm believer in taking care of yourself and pesonal responsibility. I am a fiscal/ideological conservative, but rather libeal socially. I don't believe in failure per se, set backs yes, ultimate failure, no. "You must fail in order to succeed."
I have always been exposed to the idea of investing as my mother is actively engaged in my parents investments. My parents started a retirement account for me and my brother at a very young age and recently have encouraged me to take it ovr for myself (3 yers ago or so). Investing is something I've always been fascinated with, as I've firmly belived I could do it better than most paid professionals. After the resulting Tech crash, I really started taking notice. As I've come of age and more knowledgable, I've proven my initial assumption right. The majority of professionals are clueless, biased, or at the very least have alternate priorities.
As with many, I've become a forced swing trader. However, I am not naive to think I can win all the time. Time is on my side, so I don't push it. I only "trade" with a small portion of money. If I increase it, awesome, if I loose it all, no worries. Besides, lets be honest, trading is FUN!!!
Life is too short to be mad. Life is too short to be upset. Life is too short to not be fully, 100% engagd. I love my friends and family, I love my parents for all they've given me, and most importantly I love life...
#24) On March 05, 2009 at 1:57 AM, RussWild wrote:
In my career and in life I have always been the one to put the fire out of the anger, stop the negative snowball and move to a conclusion that will bring balance to the environment that defines the objective. I believe this is why I have advance as a manager.
My name is Russell and I’m 34 (35 next month) years old. I have a lovely wife and small but 2 cute as hell dogs in OC, CA. I’m officially an IT manager of 15 amazing people who need little management, which gives me the time to do what I want most of the time.
I’m a closet physiologist, theorist, entrepreneur and financial advisor (not stock trading). I’ve started more failed businesses than I care to recall, from roofing tear-off to catering. My definition of success is "moving from one failure to another without losing enthusiasm" (I got that off a fortune cookie) My wife and I have an at home business currently making aromatherapy products (candles are mainly my job). Our living room is a complete workshop for product making with a small couch/table/TV. She works a full-time job like me and also has a private practice in marriage and family therapy. Candles have had a major stop since GV poked his head in and diverted my attention completely. (And I have about 8 different orders to fill by this weekend…. sigh) Our goal is to get debt free (outside of student loans), save some money and open an aromatherapy retail shop in Seal Beach (for those CA peps who know location).
I’ve been studying investments for years, yet nothing has really captured me. What we have been doing here has changed my life and it wouldn’t matter the outcome of the market movement, the base knowledge has been set. This all ties together the thousands of variables that define price in the market.
As a test subject for my wife’s PHD in physiology, I’ve taken more physiological tests then most people and I know my strengths and weaknesses. I have to wonder when I marginally pass the majority of lets say the IQ test (I mean the real one, and those have took it know what I’m talking about), but get 100% on sequencing… maybe charting/TA is natural to me and my future.
Oh, I’m also a lvl 80 warrior "chumbuster" in WOW if we got any craft players out there… It’ my main fun outlet!
~For the Horde~
#14) On March 05, 2009 at 12:32 AM, Ecomike wrote:
Single, male parent, 53, native Houston Texican (Texas). BS in Chemical Engineering, Environmental consultant, self employed since 1987. One of the few native survivors of the 1980s Great Depression in Texas (I know you never heard of it, only a few survivors like me left, LOL) when all Texas real estate and banks went out of business due to the oil bust in 1980-81 (oil went from $48 to about $7 or $8, IIRC. Wiped out the Texas oil industry which wiped out the manufacturing, and the jobs, and real estate, and bankrupted everyone, banks included, in Texas including the US Federal FSLIC.
I have 3 US patents, 2 international, and 2 international pending patents. I have always been fascinated by money. Still have the first 1922 silver dollar I got from Santa Clause when I was about 5 years old. I love to write, I am published (conference papers, and helped edit several technical books in my profession). I am somewhat of an expert in cleaning methods and processes as well as waste water treatment of wastes from those processes. I am the volunteer ask the waste water expert for the NMFRC.org
Very interested in biotech, biomechanical engineering, nano tech, and next generation batteries (I actually have a 4th patent pending in this area). Love Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Gate......Big SciFi fan.
And I love that good ol rock n roll music!
My son is in college now hoping to be a third generation U of H, Houston Cougar engineer, and he is studying Chinese as a second language, daughter is an art (digital photgraphy, etc) major, senior in HS
#15) On March 05, 2009 at 12:32 AM, beyondanonda wrote:
After driving a forklift in a cannery in Oregon as a teenager, I traveled the world including living in Germany and Australia for several years, again driving a forklift for several large companies. Drafted out of college and into the army in 1969 for 2 years I again traveled the world, under considerably different circumstances. 17 Years with ATT as a manager of new product development left me ready to become my own boss and do something I always loved, landscaping. I started my own company and currently live in the state of Washington with my wonderful wife (a very accomplished designer and director at Chateau St.. Michelle Winery) our 3 dogs 2 cats on a beautiful 6 acre property surrounded by hundreds of acres of private forest where I hike on a daily basis. I play guitar, play poker, play video games with my son and daughter in law....what can I say, I like to play. Grateful for all that I have been blessed with I assist my wife in mentoring young girls through the Girl Scouts and spend my days appreciating how lucky I am. My wife would tell you I have attention deficit disorder, but I would say....oh look the Dow is moving again....I am conservative by nature believing in personal responsibility. I am totally estranged from either polictal party prefering to keep my political involvement limited to lively discussion over a glass of wine.
I am a prolific reader, eclectic beyond belief reading anything from mystery novels, poker strategy, history (Elliot Wave theory)..and my favorite website, beyond the TMF, is The Onion
#32) On March 05, 2009 at 2:38 AM, BaitBoyinOK wrote:
I'm 56, wife is 54. Cracked skull 2-12 years ago rendered me somewhat incapacitated, BUT, what they say - I'm alive, I just have a new reality that I have to adjust to, sometimes on a daily basis. Doing our bestest to live the American dream, bought a house just after the cracked skull event - actually less than 4 months after when I had to get friends to help move us because I couldn't lift over 5 pounds due to bleeding on the brain. Permanent brain death in the area just over the right eye, about 2" wide by 1" front to back, by about 1/4" thick. No sense of smell now; scary given that we live out in the boonies in central Oklahoma in a propane warmed house. Have to have VOC alarms in case of gas leaks; can't tell if there is a grass fire close unless I see the smoke. HIGHLY dependent on my wife to keep me safe from toxic food, toxic gas, toxic environemt. Such is the nature of the beast - I HAVE a new reality that I have to adjust to every day. Learning something new, like the Elliot Wave Theory is difficult, extremely difficult, as it takes me about 4 times longer to get things permanently resident in my brain. As I mentioned in my post I alluded to above, this is very difficult for me since I do know that I got a patent in artificial intelligence for the USAF - patent H1769 - and now there are times when I get scared driving home and not being sure which way to go. I'm not so bad that I can hide my own Easter eggs - yet. But, alack and alas - it could be so much worse. We are happy, still working and making a living.
Go and read the rest for yourself. Bring one or part of one that touched you the most and put it in the comment section. And don't forget to tell us who are you (Not here but there) and follow the guidelines please.
To be continued... I have a lot more to highlight!
1. Believe but question. Listen but speak. Trust but verify.
2. Everyone is welcome! We must have diversity within our community.
3. We must tolerate what we can’t tolerate or understand. The level of our tolerance to those who disagree with us will prove the level of our convictions.
4. Everyone is entitled to believe and express their opinions in any form or shape including here even if they’re not justified. It’s a basic right.
5. Never respond to unfounded, irrational or unjust comment. You’re doing us no good.
6. Never ever defend me, the community we built, or the work we do. It’s futile. Add, build, make a positive difference, or keep your peace. This is a sign of strength not weakness.
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8. Refrain from asking me a tailored or personalized trading or investing strategy or a specific chart. This is not my role. Start learning, make your homework; consult with your broker or with your investing advisor before making any decisions. All the work I present here is for educational reasons and should not be constituted as an advice to buy or sell anything. I share what I’m doing, when I'm doing it and how I'm doing it with hopes that sharing the process adds to you.
9. Never trade with money you can’t afford to lose. Read My trading rules.
10. Recs., comments, and new members in our community are my guide to know if I am doing a good job and adding some value to the community. That said, please don't Rec., comment, or join unless you were getting some value from my blogs. This is not a beauty contest. Let me move on to put my energy somewhere else where I believe it's needed. Until then, Recs. are good for your karma :), comments, questions, or contributions though are obligations.
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13. Thanks for your thankful comments. I read them all and they cheer my heart but I'll not reply for everyone of them to save some time. That said, Keep them coming. :)
Thanks for understanding.
Stay positive. Winning begins within. Strength & Honor, brothers and sisters!
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