Bruce Bower

New Visualization Exercises To Boost Your Investing and Trading

Nov 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, General Comments, Trader Development, Trading Psychology
  Visualization and mental practice are tools that can take you to the next level of performance in your trading and investing. These tools can have a transformational impact on your mental game, helping you to execute better in every facet of your investing and trading. In fact, they are so important that I have compiled a resource page on the SMB website and even written about them extensively in my book, Peak Performance Trading and Investing. I use these tools frequently and am the biggest proponent of them. Now, I wanted to share with you some new visualization tools that I have been developing and refining. These Read more [...]


Making Your Visualizations Better

Aug 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, Trader Development, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology
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The Fourth Week of More Mindful Trading

Jul 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, General Comments, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology
  In this post, I will continue my eight week experiment with cultivating mindfulness and trading. The earlier posts in the series can be found here:   Eight Weeks to More Mindful Trading The Second Week of More Mindful Trading The Third Week of More Mindful Trading   To bring new readers up to speed, here is a brief refresher on mindfulness. The topic is all the rage right now because people want to take back control of their attention span and to beat back the numerous distractions that afflict us in everyday life. Mindfulness is about learning to control your attention and your focus, so that Read more [...]


Mindset Hacks: Adopt the Mindset of a Champion

Jun 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology
This is the final blog post in a 3 part series from Bruce Bower on Peak Performance. Part 1 was on consistency and Part 2 was on making better decisions. When we did a survey of the top three topics that people wanted covered, I was surprised by the third place winner: “Mindset Hacks: Adopt the Mindset of a Champion”’. On the other hand, I was pleased. Possessing the right mindset is one of the best things that we can learn from peak performers in a variety of fields. They become champions precisely because they have the right mindset. What exactly is the mindset of a peak performer or a champion? And how do we adopt Read more [...]


How to Filter Out Noise and Make Better Decisions

Jun 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, Trader Development, Trading Theory
By Bruce Bower We asked the SMB community which topics they wanted to learn more about it in the upcoming “Peak Performance Trading and Investing” video course.  Out of a list of ten topics, second place was ”Checklists – How to Filter Out The Noise and Make Better Decisions”. The Top 3 will be covered in depth during a June 3rd free webinar. This is an interesting topic because in order to discuss it, we first need to understand one thing: As humans, we are crazy. Yes, all of us. That includes me and you. Much as we’d like to pretend that we are rational and completely in control of our emotions, the Read more [...]


Consistency Is Not A Game of Perfect

May 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trader Development, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology
By Bruce Bower We asked and you chose. The people have spoken. We asked the SMB community which topics they wanted to learn more about it in the upcoming “Peak Performance Trading and Investing” video course.  Out of a list of ten topics, by far the most popular was “How to Be More Consistent”. This is one of the most challenging and yet important topics for beginners and pros alike. At every stage of their journey in the markets, people want to be more consistent. They ask about it constantly. They want more consistent results—smooth and steady profits. They want to be more consistent in their emotional states. Read more [...]


The Third Week of More Mindful Trading

Apr 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, General Comments, Health and Trading, Trader Development, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology
The Third Week of More Mindful Trading In this post, I will continue my eight week experiment with cultivating mindfulness and trading. The first two posts in the series can be found here:   Eight Weeks to More Mindful Trading The Second Week of More Mindful Trading   To bring new readers up to speed, here is a brief refresher on mindfulness. The topic is all the rage right now because people want to take back control of their attention span and to beat back the numerous distractions that afflict us in everyday life. Mindfulness is about learning to control your attention and your focus, so that you can Read more [...]


Peak Performance–Trading The Plan

Apr 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Bruce Bower
**This is the fourth in a series of posts from Bruce Bower related to "Peak Performance" the topic of his new book that SMB U will be releasing April 20th** **SMB will be hosting a free webinar on April 13th in which Bruce will discuss in depth the concept of "Peak Performance" and how it can be applied by all successful traders and investors. Sign up HERE.** Trading the Plan By Bruce Bower “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face” – Mike Tyson It is all well and good to have a plan. The next crucial task is to stick to the plan that you created. In fact, you should reframe your goal away Read more [...]