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During the years I've been in the markets, I have been trained by two super-disciplinarians. One was my great uncle, Julius, and the other was John Wooden.

Both emphasized extreme discipline and both told me to be all I can be, which for me was not a great outlook. Having been dyslexic all my life, I grew up with an inferiority complex. My dyslexia was very much present in the area of numbers and arithmetic-mathematics. All I could be, and "give your very best," didn't seem possible. Did I have a "very best?"

I'm going to skip what I was taught by my great uncle, who himself, was a trader and showed me that I had a very best to give. He taught me from scripture. You can discover what he tried to instill in me by reading the Bible: Book of Galatians, Chapter 5, starting in verse 22. Here's a link.

Some of my best "be all I could be) learning was following John Wooden around during a project I had to research titled: Leadership in Athletics. Wooden was one of those special people, who come along once every century or so.

Of all I learned from him, there is a tool he used, and by following it, I was able to put into effect much of what I learned from the book of Galatians. The tool was called Wooden's Pyramid. It looks like this:

Study the pyramid. Make it part of your life. The pyramid is self-explanatory. Google for John Wooden. Read about his accomplishments. I went to secondary school with his daughter Nancy (Nan) and his son. I think his son's name is/was also, John!)

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

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