Richard Friesen

What belief do you hold about your industry that is not shared by many?

What has surprised me most as a therapist for professional money managers, active traders, and entrepreneurs is many are not mentally and emotionally prepared for success. The typical pattern is hard work, executing a viable process, and then start making consistent progress. Then something happens. Not a little something, but a big something. They give much of it away in a short period of time. They have stepped out of a familiar context of struggle, one they know they can survive, into an unknown context that shifts their place in the world.

About Richard Friesen

Richard Friesen works with professionals and business leaders who want to increase their personal effectiveness with joy and grace. His neuroscience-based Mind Muscles™ model gives his clients the opportunity to reach their goals with online training, simulations, interactive exercises, group support, and real-time decision processes. He has condensed three decades as the founder of a trading firm, trainer and coach to professional money managers in his new book “A Private Conversation with Money.” This book observes the main character “Joe” who deals with all the conflicts, self-sabotage, and belief systems around money and wealth. Richard has been a futures broker for Merrill Lynch, a floor trader on the CME, CBOT, and the options floor of the Pacific Exchange where he built and sold a successful options trading firm where he served on the Exchange's board of directors. He also founded and built a financial software company and is the inventor of ten significant trading interface patents. This combined with his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Neurolinguistic Programing Master’s certification, and neuroscience focus, brings a unique framework to business, investing, and career success.

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