You vs. You: Challenge Yourself and Change the World

Dear Penny Stock Millionaire,

Life and trading have a lot in common. Both can seem like a ‘you vs. you’ game.

Are you holding yourself back without even realizing it?

I started out as a penny stock trader, but now I’ve settled into my true role in life — teacher and mentor.

Yeah, I want to teach you about trading. But as my personal development evolves, I want to lead by example in other ways, too.

Here’s what I want to teach you today.

If you want to make things happen in the world, start by thinking for yourself … and by making money. 

No, money isn’t everything. And it definitely won’t solve all your problems. But money can open a lot of doors. It can free up time and space in your life and be the gateway to making your dreams a reality.

A lot of people want to get rich, a lot of people want to change the world … but they have the wrong mindset.

Wanna change the world? Start by changing yourself.

Haters, Haters Everywhere

No matter who you are or what you do, you’re gonna encounter haters and naysayers. I definitely do.

I have a few things to say about people who criticize me … or people who criticize anyone on social media, for that matter.

Recently, I donated about $370K from my personal trading profits to the people of Yemen.*

In addition to money collected as part of a fundraiser with Karmagawa, plus proceeds from Karmagawa merch, the combined donation totaled $1 million.

Yemen is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis — this money will help so many families and children in need.

But not everyone saw this contribution as a victory. I got a ton of critical messages about my decision to donate to this particular cause.

Haters had ‘better’ ideas of where I should allocate my time and money.

My response? You do you. I’ve made millions of dollars by trading penny stocks. I’ll invest my time and money in what I believe in.

What about you? Do you want to change the world and have a positive impact? Or do you want to play a game of you vs. you?

Here’s what I think: Let go of what other people do and focus on improving yourself.

Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk 

Yeah, I talk a lot about making the world a better place. But it’s not just talk. I back up what I say with action.

I actively try to make that happen with my charity Karamagawa, my donations and fundraising efforts, and through raising awareness on social media.

I already talked about my Yemen fundraiser. But that was just a drop in the bucket in terms of what I want to do and where I want to give.

I already have another fundraiser in the works to aid the people of Lebanon following the recent explosion that killed hundreds and hurt thousands more.

I also started a fundraiser to help Mauritius deal with a devastating oil spill cleanup that is threatening marine life and coral reef. My personal donation was $25K.

Why have I decided to donate to these causes? Why give so much overseas?

Giving Back at Home

One of the beautiful things about America is freedom. Once you’re financially free, you can spend your money however you see fit.

Some of my critics seem to think like I’m not doing that much domestically.

Wrong. I’m not ignoring needs closer to home. I’ve already donated millions of dollars to charities in America.

I’ve given to food banks in Houston…

I’ve given to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami…

I helped a homeless family find and move into a new home in L.A.

I’m committed to helping people everywhere. Those are just three examples … I’ve given much more. And I’m not going to stop.

My years in the market have given me perspective and I know that the better the world is, the better a place it is to trade.

Are you starting to get it?

Why I Donate 

I’ve worked hard over the years. I turned my initial $12,415 account into $5.6 million by trading penny stocks.

A lot of my personal success has come because I’ve been able to adapt and grow in the stock market. I’ve gone from a primarily short-biased trader to more long-biased in this age of crazy market volatility and short squeezes galore.

My trading isn’t the only thing that’s adapted. I’ve changed a lot as a person, too. My goals have shifted.

When I first started out, buying fancy cars was a top priority for me.

But as I continued my career and traveled more, I started to see better things I could do with my money.

Plus, I started to relax more about money because I didn’t need it anymore. Once I became rich, I was able to make sure my family was taken care of and that I had everything I needed. It opened up space in my life for different things.

It can be an incredible shift in the game of you vs. you. It’s how I evolved to care more about the planet.

Getting involved with charities has been one of the best things that’s happened to me. Along with Karmagawa, I’ve helped build 70 schools.

Get Inspired by My Students 

It’s not you vs. the market or you vs. the world. It’s you vs. you. Are you clear on what you want out of life and trading? If not, get clear.

Studies show that specific goals are more motivating than vague ones like “get rich.”

It doesn’t matter what your goals are. Maybe it’s to buy fancy cars like I wanted to at first. Or maybe it’s to provide for your family, like my latest millionaire student, Roland Wolf.

Roland saw what I was doing. He didn’t get angry or resentful. Instead, he was motivated to see how I did it so that he could make good things happen for his family, too.

He started trading with $4K. A few years into his trading journey, he just passed the million-dollar mark. Read more about it in this New York Post article …

Or look at my top student Tim Grittani. He was miserable working in an insurance office. He wanted a better life. So he started trading. Grittani really devoted himself to the process, and now he’s up over $12 million.

The world can be a scary place for college grads … It’s hard to get a job, and student loans are killer. Matthew Monaco doesn’t have to worry about that.

He just graduated college, but he’s up over $250K. Now, he’s a moderator in my Trading Challenge chat room, and he collaborated with me on the just-released 30-Day Bootcamp program …

You vs. You: What Motivates You?

Everyone wants something different out of life.

I consider one of my jobs as a teacher to help people realize that they can get what they want by providing for themselves.

I’m pretty clear on what I want out of life right now.

Nothing that anyone says will change my mind about doing things like giving to Yemen. A child is dying every 10 minutes there … It’s terrible. I can’t stand by and not do anything.

We’re all in the world together. By giving back to Yemen, I’m giving back to humanity.

For me, penny stocks have been the gateway to have the life I want and to be able to contribute in the ways I want. And when it comes down to you vs. you, how would you treat yourself? How do you want others to treat you?

What motivates you?

Invest In What Matters 

I don’t invest in penny stocks. Instead, I trade penny stocks, which is totally different.

I don’t trust these companies at all. Instead, I rely on a stock screener to look for patterns that repeat and play the price action to attempt to profit from fluctuations.

It doesn’t work all the time. Check it out for yourself: I post every trade and my stats publicly. I’m wrong about 25% of the time. However, I have more wins than losses, and I cut losses quickly. That’s how I stay ahead.

I don’t invest in penny stocks, but I invest in what matters. For me, that’s my students and the causes I care about.

I’ve worked hard to earn the resources I have to offer — knowledge and money. I’m honored to be able to share both.

But I’m not a saint. I don’t just want to give all my hard-earned knowledge to idiots who just want hot stock picks. I want students who will actually benefit long term from my lessons and learn how to find their own way in the trading world.

What Will Be Your Legacy? 

Ask yourself this as you face off in a challenge of you vs. you. How dedicated are you? I don’t want students who are after hot stock picks and alerts.

That’s not because I don’t wanna be a bro. It’s because you’ll never become self-sufficient if you don’t learn how the stock market works and develop your own strategy.

Or framed differently, your odds of consistency and success are greater if you figure it out yourself. Don’t live in someone else’s shadow.

I want to motivate my students to do good in their own lives and to do good for the world, too.

That’s why I’m so vocal about my causes on social media. For example, my recent donations inspired this trader to make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project.

He gets it. He didn’t take my donations as a literal step to follow. Instead, he got inspired to contribute to a cause he cares about.

If you make money, you can make your own decisions about how to make a difference, or what to put your money into.

You vs. You: The Key to Change

What’s the key to changing the world and getting what you want?

It’s not being a troll, telling others what to do, or passing judgment on social media. You have to work on improving yourself. It’s a matter of you vs. you.

You have to learn the rules. Find the discipline. Don’t just go through the motions and be someone who hates life.

If you’re willing to put in more than the minimum effort, that’s when you can really make great things happen in the world.

So will you be a troll? Or will you take control of your life, make money, and strive to make a difference?

What do you think? Is it really you vs. you or is someone or something else holding you back? 

Talk to you tomorrow,

Tim Sykes
Editor, Penny Stock Millionaires

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