I appreciate all you have done to set me, and everyone in that room this year, on our paths to financial freedom. You have already delivered the real gift which is hope – not hope-ium! It is amazing to see; I said it to the person sitting beside me last weekend; You are literally changing lives…one at a time!
Amazing class…However, I would like to request that you charge a lot more and don’t let new people attend so then I would not have to share you with others. I know, I know; I have to work on being greedy and selfish…Seriously – thank you for what you do for all of us. I say that for myself and for many others in the room. Keep doing what you’re doing.
I walked into this thinking I would learn “something” about the stock market. It’s hard to explain to others that I didn’t just learn a ton about the stock market, but I’ve learned a ton about myself; a ton about how others think/react; a ton about life. I’ve built an incredible network of contacts; I’ve developed some very deep, lasting friendships; and I’ve gained an entirely different perspective on life. Friends and co-workers keep asking why I always have a smile on my face; the only people I’ve found that “get it” when I try to describe why are those who have attended.
I said it to you in person the other day, but I wanted to be sure that you see it in writing. Thank you again for dedicating your time, effort, and knowledge about the stock market and how it applies to everyday life. With what you taught me and others, this is totally a life-changer. I’m a new dad; I knew there would be a financial increase that comes with a new baby. However, I didn’t foresee the sense of obligation and responsibility that I now gladly feel as a provider for this totally helpless, little “10lb lump of love” child. I’ve used what you taught me to not only provide financially for my family, but more importantly, I have all the time in the day, every day, to spend with my wife and my child. That’s just one example of what I mean by this being a life-changer. Thank you.
This has been such a fascinating journey – and I know it’s just beginning. Thinking back to my experience before last September when I started attending class; I had no awareness of the market, barely knew what was in my “managed account” holdings (except for the fluctuating balance) and didn’t even know what channel CNBC was on!
Now, just a few months into it, I had a conversation last week with a guy who is a self-proclaimed market trader, went toe to toe with him, and by the end of our chat he was asking me for my picks and predictions! Unbelievable moment…and I’m still so new to this path.
One of the books you told us about mentions the question of – if you were to die in 24 hours, what would you do? The old man said a truly happy person wouldn’t change what he normally does, because he’s already doing what he wants to do. I thought of you and I imagine you feel the same way. You would still get in one more session of teaching because I can tell you really love to teach and share. AND..you’re sharing the “secrets” of obtaining wealth with others to help us achieve our dreams as well. I think you are truly happy and that is more inspiring than the thought of you being “rich”.
Anyway..here’s another THANK YOU for your time, wisdom, passion and motivation! I truly appreciate the opportunity you have given us. It’s on me to take that opportunity, do the work and achieve my dreams.
Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
I LOVE IT.
AWESOME CLASS..! It’s like learning to read; first I learned the letters, then I could read a sentence; then I could read the whole book; now I can usually anticipate what the author is going to say before they say it!
I’ve googled it; I’ve looked at Thesaurus.com, StreetSlang.com, Profane.com. There is no word that describes how “darn” good this stuff works.
Class = attended multiple times.
Results = amazing
Emotions (trading): originally thought I was in control. I soon realized they were driving me. Today, I’m aware of them, and improving my control of my reaction (usually!)
Credit card debt: used to have some but now it’s gone.
Car payments: used to have two but now they’re gone.
Mortgage: = zero
Freedom = yes. Though I’m still 9-5er, I can leave if I want to.
Like everyone, I dislike some things at work, but enjoy most of it so I have no reason to quit. And it is powerful knowing I could walk at any moment.
Confidence = hard to describe as it is sky high, yet I don’t need to toot my horn.
Humbleness = very. I have my moments, but am usually very humble.
Emotions (non-trading) = when I think of what you’ve provided for me and my family, I can quickly get very emotional.
Anything you want to offer in the future = sign me up.
Anything you ever need = please ask.
Thanks for giving us one of the greatest gifts, of self realization of self empowerment….of helping us to take control of our lives! The reading list you have given is great, as well, the messages are powerful and inspiring….
I first attended in fall of 2015;Like most, I was concerned about the cost and wasn’t sure if I was “ready”. Boy, am I glad I took it immediately. I’ve been doing the work on a consistent basis and am now seeing consistent results. I have learned to be more patient and more aware of my emotions. Taking the class has increased my focus on discipline. It also helped me see the world in a very different way!
Don’t worry about my family members being in the same room. We’ll resist the urge to playfully punch each other. I’m actually really glad they attended. Aside from learning about stocks there’s a lot of good general life advice that you teach.
Thanks again for another great year… Taking the course has opened my eyes to the possibilities I didn’t know existed. Chris’s unique insights and views of the market and world events are so valuable. He definitely has changed the way I look at things. By incorporating what I’ve learned in class, every aspect of my life is more positive. This has shaved years off of my stock market education journey. The education that Chris provides is priceless. I would have spent a lot of money doing bad trades, which would have buried me deeper into a financial and emotional hole.
I think I keep repeating myself in emails to you. But, again I want to thank you for teaching us what you do – it’s so generous of you. You are so passionate about this stuff and it spills over into every class session. I get a wealth of information every single session.
I just wanted to say again, that never have I ever been so engaged (for 7+ hours straight) in any class/workshop… Seriously… Jr. High, High School, College, Professional workshops/training programs, Company Sales meetings….I have never been as fully engaged with either of these (honest truth)…. but this offers the full potential of the person…and it’s there, I’ll have to “do the work”…but I see it…the dreams/goals. I can’t wait to dive in deeper! When it’s all said and done, I will really have to thank you.
Honestly Chris, you both have done an amazing job on what you’ve taught us. I’m grateful you both are doing what you’re doing for us. People just need to stop being lazy. I honestly don’t think you need to change anything in the class. If anything, deny admission until they show proof of doing their homework. As they do the homework, they’ll notice this stuff works. My apologies if this isn’t quite what you wanted to hear. I genuinely want to give you that call one day and say “let’s do lunch, on me”, … We all have to do our end of the deal; sit down, shut up, and row. The best things in life are worth the hard work it takes to get there otherwise everyone would have financial freedom and we would all be in search of something else. I apologize for the soapbox, but if people aren’t motivated enough to want the financial freedom, they should just stick to their 9-5. You’ve handed it to us in a silver platter already. I hope this doesn’t come across the wrong way as I say this with love and gratitude to you both. You’re right. The journey doesn’t start until you start taking this seriously.
I can’t say “thank you” enough for sharing what you know. I look forward to re-attending next year as well. I have spent multiple times the cost of the class on tuition for my kids and I can tell you, I would pay much more than that to have them sit and learn from you. I tell friends that if your commitment is real and you’re not afraid of work, you will enjoy every bit of the class.