Conquering Black Diamonds

At the beginning of the year, I said my New Years resolution is to blog more so here I am trying to stick to it as much as possible.

You probably don’t know that I am a big fan of skiing but I love the exhilaration of being on the slopes and being outdoors enjoying the fresh air.

This past weekend I skied Black Diamonds in Vermont for the very first time ever and I did not one but 5 Black Diamonds! For those of you that are not familiar with skiing, there are 4 categories:

Green -- the easy stuff
Blue -- intermediate
Black Diamond -- expert
Double Black Diamond -- the really hard stuff with rocks, trees, moguls, ice and bumps

I am extremely proud of myself and I’m still reeling from the high. Unlike previous years, I have been training hard for this season -- going to gym and taking spin and other aerobic classes 4 times a week. Practice and preparation is the key to all success and this applies to both skiing and trading.

When I look down at the Black Diamond slopes, I am no longer intimidated but I know that in order to replicate my performance the next time around, I have to keep up with my practice and preparation. Hopefully there are some pearls of wisdom here that applies to trading as well!

Finally, here’s a pic of me at Killington surveying the slopes before I head down.

forex blog Kathy Lien

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