About me

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After many years of stumbling around in life – trying to work out what I wanted to do. Eventually found it in 2009!

Here’s a bit about my background and how it all happened…

Earlier Years…

I grew up in a small seaside town called Clacton-On-Sea. Looking back on it now, even that was a bit of dead-end to start with. I dropped out of school early and spent my younger years mixing with the wrong crowds, getting in trouble was a regular theme. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, simple things I now take for granted such as living arrangements were a problem.

After a while I started to realise the situations I found myself in were getting somewhat more serious. Being fed up of sofa surfing, being broke and feeling somewhat vulnerable I knew was time to take control of my life. But I didn’t have a clue how…

At 17 I was flipping burgers at Mc Donald’s for a living. Leaning over a grill, working 16 hour shifts for the minimum wage. I absolutely hated it – and often felt as though I could have done a far better job than those running the store, despite having no qualifications. Eventually I got my final warning for being late to work (a regular occurrence, usually waking up hung-over from the night before). Receiving the disciplinary warning was to be a wake-up call for me, not for the fear of losing my job, but because the person giving me it meant a lot at the time. This was probably the first point I made the conscious decision to take action and make some bold changes.

And so I joined the Army. It was the ideal answer, giving me somewhere to live, some better friends, discipline and more money. I spent next 7 years moving about experiencing new places, people and challenges. During that time I deployed to the Middle East on several tours of duty, passed the infamous P-Company selection and saw plenty of active service…

It was away on tour, where I had a lot of time to think. With the growing responsibility of my first Son on the way, and a family I found myself once more thinking; I had to do something drastic.

To build the life I wanted for both myself and my family I would need a far bigger income. As I see it, this would allow me the freedom of having more spare time with them too. But much like before, I hadn’t a clue how I was going to do it…

Betting – Mug Punter…

During my time in the Army I had been exploring betting. Much like many do, I wanted to raise extra income without the hard work. I didn’t realise how a book was made or the numbers behind it back then, unsurprisingly my results were unsuccessful even when I did have a good run.

It was around 2009 I came across Betfair trading. Quite quickly I could see it was possible to profit consistently, more interestingly it seemed possible to make sums of money I had only dreamed of previously.

After dabbling with different ideas and watching the markets move I became obsessed with the idea. This was the ticket that could show me a way out of my current situation and provide the time and money I wanted and needed so much. What’s more I could do it all watching a sport I enjoyed, the thought was pretty exciting and I knew it was something I had to pursue!

The Eureka Moment…

Starting out in 2009 was like walking into the abyss. There was practically no Betfair trading courses around, despite many making a lot of money.

I began by firstly looking to successful traders blogs. I studied them, read through old posts and tried to build on any hints they gave away.

I knew instantly it was an amazing opportunity, to have a fraction of their returns would put me ahead of my mediocre wage. Everyone around me said I was mad, but I refused to listen with the opportunity in front of me!

However, I wasn’t always right. And making money wasn’t all rosy to begin with. I learnt a lot of my lessons the hard way, as I can you can agree – the markets can be complex, getting to grips with them can be a costly and time-consuming process.

But as with anything in life; time and persistence will get you where you want. Before success comes commitment. It’s got me where I am today and I don’t regret it one bit!

Present and Future…

I don’t regret any of my life decisions, such as joining the Army. I believe they have made me the successful person I am today.

I feel that I’ve made it in life, and at last I have all the things that are important to me. Best of all, I done it all by doing something I enjoy every day! After all, who wouldn’t to be their own boss, work a couple of hours a day, and have an income that most people dream of – with the opportunity to increase it exponentially.

One thing I’ve learnt about myself on the way is; progress is happiness for me. The markets offer me the opportunity to continually progress, unlike other jobs, for me it’s a perfect match!

Having been in the Army, in an environment where discipline was forced upon me every single day. I realised that I didn’t want a boss breathing down my neck any more. I wanted independence to do what I wanted, when I wanted. Since trading full-time I feel like my life’s my own. I work whenever I feel like it, and when I don’t feel like it, I don’t.

It’s great and for that reason alone. Giving Betfair my full attention was the biggest and smartest step I’ve ever made in my life. Once my balance was beginning to show more and more profits, I realised that trading wasn’t for just the “gifted” or “special” people. It’s something that anyone can master.

Now when I tell people what I do for a living, and how many hours I work, they look at me in disbelief rather than tell me it’s not possible – the truth is, it is possible, as if I can go from dropping out of school, flipping burgers and getting shot at for a living to trading Betfair full-time, I believe anybody can. But in order to succeed, I had to believe and commit first…

Currently I spend my days in the markets and updating the blog. One of the biggest frustrations for me on my journey to success, was a lack of knowledge and other traders to talk to about the markets, or sometimes even finding someone who could relate. With the Blog, Facebook and Twitter it shouldn’t be the case any more, particularly for those starting out.

The truth is you don’t need to be special at all, it just takes some common sense, self-control, and commitment.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” – Thomas Edison.

I hope you enjoy the site and its content. The Blog is full of useful hints along the way, be sure to make the most of them for a quick start…

I’ve no doubt they can aid you in replicating what I have already achieved. Learn from my mistakes and financial pain is always going to be faster, and more comfortable than your own!

I wish you every success!!

Good Luck!

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