The main question usually is how did I get into trading stocks; here is the background story.
At the ripe age of 22 I was about to finish my 4 years program in my study (Business Courses). I was very interested in the program when I started my 4 years, primarily because it was the only course I could see myself doing since it could be related to business and fully supported from my family. But after I graduated from university. I had some interest in Share Market and keen to know, what and howto make money in Share Market. Not that I lost interest in Business studies, but in the fact that I would have to be teaching or assisting other people.
One day, I was sitting infront of my desktop when with no clue of what I was going to do with my life after my study was complete. Suddenly, I remember what my professor was telling us about a story of one of his buddies, and in that story he said one sentence that would have me hooked forever. “My friend put in about MYR100k into one stock, and he had a massive return near MYR400k.” When I heard that, my eyes lit up like a kid in a candy story. I was looking around with shocked, not only because of the return, but shocked that no one else seemed to have the same reaction I did. After finished class later I went to the bookstore and quickly found a stock books. I didn’t understand anything about it, but I kinda liked that feeling. I felt challenged. I knew there were people in the world who had mastered this, and I was driven to be one of those people.
After graduation I still didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was interested in the stock market, but my interest faded like a new toy you got for your kids. I was going to go to university to expand my studies, but i knew I was only going to do it to make my mother happy. My friends knew I wasn’t going to be happy so they advised me not to do it. I was stuck between going the university way with unhappiness, debt, but making my parents happy vs going my own way and being happy but disappointing them. The realization only came after watching video from Gary Vaynerchuk. Till this day i thanks him for that video because after watching it, I immediately knew that I wasn’t going back to school. I took a year off and decided to let my passions take me to choose what I wanted to do going forward. I love vacation, cars, animals and a list of other things, but I found myself getting more and more interested in the stock market. It felt like such a challenge and I knew then that I was ready to accept that challenge as my future going forward.