What did I do best this week and how I did I do it?
I followed my updated trading plan and processes after completing the Price Ladder Course and integrating this into my current trading system.
The updated plan is pretty clear with when I should or should not use order flow, what I am looking for and what is my primary and secondary markets.
My current process of doing mini plans which enables to add more order flow set ups in to trade towards my major setups.
I have also updated my routines that I do before and after the session, I also have mini versions of these routines. The driver of this change has come from The Mental Game of Poker 2.
What did I do badly this week and what led me to do it?
The markets at various times did not provide me with opportunities, and I found it difficult to get back into focus mode after a few hours of twiddling my thumbs. This was also exasperated by the chatting to other traders, whilst this helps pass the time and valuable information can be found in discussing past trades and context, I find it difficult to stop and say that I need to focus on my trading. The problem is not the other traders, but me and the failure to put my trading first in these situations.
What specifically will I do next week to continue doing what I did best?
Keep following my routines and processes. And continue my work on visualisation and focus.
What specifically will I do next week to improve what I did worst?
As soon as price comes into an area of interest I will use the Pomodoro Technique to get into my focus mode and if I am in the middle of a chat then I will just excuse myself, with something terrible British like “Sorry, I have to focus now on this set up”.