Respect to the Trader, the Epitome of the Entrepreneur

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

– Robert Frost

I have a tremendous amount of respect for anyone going down the entrepreneurial road in life  – the road less traveled. We as traders are perhaps the purest form of the entrepreneur.

Many of us left behind secure jobs in corporate America (though as many of us know, that security is merely an illusion). Many of us left behind thriving small businesses (myself included). Many of us were engineers, doctors, teachers, computer programmers, initially taking the more comfortable and paved road in life.  But then something happened along the way – there was a divergence in the road, and you decided to take the one less traveled, the one that would lead you to an industry where 90% fail. The fact that you followed your passion to become a trader (no matter where you’re at in your trading career), you have my respect. Continue reading