If you read the last post you’d know I’ve had a few problems just recently with a snap decision to move address meaning my connection hasn’t been stable. In fact I even mentioned in the post how I was purposely making myself go out in order to prevent me from attempting to trade! I know that was the best idea given previous experience, however yesterday I stayed at home to sort out some personal paperwork etc for the move, it wasn’t long before I thought “I’ll just see what the connections like and have a go” – the biggest mistake I could have possibly made.
After a couple of races all seemed ok, then a sudden stutter in connection close to the off meant I couldn’t close out until the race was in-play. It wasn’t a big issue at all to be honest looking at the results although it spurred me on to do a few more races to get back in the green – mistake number two! Their’s not much else to say other than I feel like an utter fool, a complete rookie error!
You guessed it the connection totally dropped leaving me massively exposed… and I lost around a weeks profits.
Their’s not a lot I can do about this other than learn, it’s just part of being human I suppose! I haven’t had a loss anything like this for well over a year so it was a bit of a shock. I’m fully aware I needed to pick myself back up though and not get mentally blocked or disillusioned, im still confident I can exceed the £100k mark this year although recent events have definitely made it harder!
I’ve managed to borrow a friends connection and get set up for a few days until the new connection is installed so this shouldn’t happen again. “As the saying goes, a lesson not learnt in blood isn’t worth learning”.
I think it’s important that I put this on here as when I started blogging a couple of years ago I said I would always be completely honest and transparent about losses aswell as wins. hopefully you all had a better day than me yesterday!