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Don't Let Your Biases Fool You

Have you ever had something happen to you, or made a decision you weren’t too sure of, only for it to blossom into a life changing opportunity that redirects the course of your life for the better?

Many of you may recognize Kayla Christine, one of our brightest Core Strategy instructors. At first Kayla didn’t know if she would consider trading in her future, but was encouraged to take OTA classes and start gaining financial knowledge at a young age. After taking the classes, she fell absolutely in love with the concept of trading. It was the perfect blend of creativity and mathematical reasoning that made it beautiful to her.

One of the benefits Kayla had by starting her trading journey early was that she lacked any preconceived notions about the market that most people tend to have. Similarly to a self-fulfilling prophecy, if you already decided you wouldn’t succeed, then you’re robbing yourself the chance of actually succeeding. As Kayla puts it, “Most people come in with a bias, that it’s designed for them to lose money. Their biases are not going to help them, and fortunately, I didn’t have that bias when I started trading.”

With this in mind, Kayla has come to realize the importance of keeping an open mind. We don’t know what we don’t know, and you never know what you could be missing. Want to find out more about Kayla? Click here!