I'm sure at this point a lot of you know that I don't do things the normal way. Why stick to the norm if you can do something waayy more exciting and thought provoking?
Aside from all the fun and interesting applicants for batch 6, this Subasta has given me a lot of realizations and things to ponder on.
It's not about the money.
Some people have paid me 0 PHP, some people made me various deals, and yes some paid near a quarter of a million + other deals. I could have made it into a fixed fee. But money isn't what I'm after.
I find people with the right mindset and those I could be friends with, minus all the bullshit.
I am an idealist and I always find the good in people. But I have come to understand that I have to keep things realistic as well. For not all people are true to their word, and some stay by you just because of what you can give them. This was made clear to me on one of my recent batches, where one student who I was so sure of, who I thought would make me proud someday, would betray not just me, but his peers as well.
Money is neutral. But your attitude towards it could be lethal.
One of the reasons why I put out this Subasta for Slots, is to see how people would react. How those who don't know me react. How the public would price the program.
There are those who have tons of money but are just interested, and so they bid low and ask way too many questions. There are those who have done good in faring the markets but are dissatisfied with their current performance.
I don't feel pressure when I have clients or students who may be at the 10M-100M (or greater) range in their ports. Whether they learn or take my course seriously is none of my concern. It would make for a good story though.
But what baffles me the most and and gets my pressure points on edge are those who would be willing to shell out half or more than half of their life savings and portfolio money to learn from a complete stranger. Someone from the internet who, could possibly be a notorious scammer.
I'm no Psych Expert but I do know passion and desperation when I see one.
One other reason why I did this Subasta is to have my previous students remember their promise with me. Have you guys started paying it forward? Some applicants have already begun. And their ports ain't even a quarter of what some of you have. Invicta is living proof that you don't need to be rich before you can help. Being rich is a mindset. Be creative. You can do it.
All of the students I've had were carefully picked, and screened. I make sure I like the people that I teach. And for some reason, I'm attracted to those who are desperate, those whose ports have past that -50% capital loss. Empathy? Perhaps. I'd like to be that turning point in their life, for I too, was in that same predicament before - to have lost 70% of my capital in ignorance and blind faith. The pain to lose that much money is close to unbearable. I cursed myself one time and thought of suicide. I thank God for keeping me sane through those times, for there was no one else I could share my pain and shame with.
I started investing way back 2006 and bought AP to be my first stock. Then I started active trading on the last quarter of 2010 during my college days. I never had someone to teach me. I never was able to read those stock market guru books. I'm too lazy for that. I don't even have a proper 'financial' or 'technical' education.
I don't care if people would pass judgment on me. I understand that I'm not perfect. Putting up a fake front and feeding my ego won't do me any good nor will it make me any money. I've way passed the boundaries of giving a f*ck.
All I have is Experience as my mentor. And a God with abundant grace.
If an ordinary person like me was able to make it this far, I'm sure you can too.