Richard Friesen

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? by Richard Friesen

Stop it! As a “money” coach, some of my clients are active independent traders. Some of them don’t have the personal identity, self-worth or beliefs about how the world operates to be successful. Many clients come to me after having blown out their capital multiple times. If they are unable to examine the drivers of this self-destructive behavior, then the advice, “stop it” is the best I can do. Like an addict, however, most are unable to “stop it” because they need to believe next time is different as a way to hold on to hope. But this hope is unable to substitute for a “hole in their heart.”

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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