Double Yellow's Company Driver to Independent Thread

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by double yellow, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. rank

    rank Road Train Member

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    Well done. Now imagine how them that do it for a living laugh at how hard we work for a buck
     
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  3. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Yes and no. While i wouldn't call it hard work, in order to have any hope of consistency on the big hit jackpot moves would involve years, maybe even decades, of dedicated study.
     
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  4. Oscar the KW

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    Not to mention balls of steel to lay out that kind of risk daily.
     
  5. spyder7723

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    Yep. No doubt about that.
     
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  6. boredsocial

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    Your ability to remind yourself of that is admirable. I'm being super serious here too. It's not just about making the money, keeping it is the real challenge.
     
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  7. spyder7723

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    It was extremely difficult to stay disciplined. I've never really been big on gambling and could never understand how guys could lose their life savings on a weekend trip to Vegas. Craps is fun and all but to keep going back to that atm machine every half hour? No way.
    Well i have a lot more understanding for those guys now. That was a huge internal battle.
     
  8. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    It is an acquired skill - it takes a lot of effort to divorce yourself from your previous actions and see each situation from a clean slate.

    At the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting this year, Warren Buffett put up the stock chart of his first purchase & sale:

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    Lord knows I've done that same thing a time or three: buy undervalued stock, watch the price keep going down, begin to doubt yourself, see stock come back, cash out quick for modest gain, then watch it slowly triple over the next year or two...
     
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    I was happy to be able to get out of AAPL when it finally came back up to $85. Only to watch it climb to what, $800 before the split? Luckily I don't remember how many shares I was trading to torment myself with what could have been, and I avoid even seeing what a single share from 2009 would be worth today...
     
  10. csmith1281

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    And how you can have partially hydrogenated oil in a food and it still comes out to 0 g trans fat per serving.
     
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