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The Only Program I Know of That Gives You More Freedom, Happiness for No Reason, and More Success Just by Completing It

I’ve always wanted to know how we work. What makes us tick? Also, if someone can do something well, how can I or anyone else also do it well? To find the answer I earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and a doctorate in biological psychology, but that wasn’t enough. I’ve also pursued the Avatar […]

The Market Outlook for 2017

I’m currently writing my next book. It’s called Systems Thinking: Moving from Force to Power and Awakening. The premise of the book is that we create our own reality through language and through our thinking process. That’s actually great news except probably only 1-2% of the population has any awareness of this. The rest of […]

Albert Einstein on the Markets

Note from Van: I am particularly indebted to the insights of Robert Dilts in producing this article. Robert is one of my favorite NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) teachers and he is also the author of a series of books entitled Strategies of Genius. The second book of the series (out of print right now) is entirely […]

5 Qualities of Top Traders

by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D. People often ask me questions like, “What qualities do top traders have?” One person even hired me on a consulting basis for a half day to get my answers to this question. However, paying a sizable fee for that information is unnecessary. Here are the five most important characteristics that […]

Understanding Your Motivation

Elon Musk might be one of those people who could be a great role model for anyone. First, he founded and developed Paypal which he then sold to eBay. By doing so, he made himself incredibly wealthy when he was in his early 30’s. How many people can do that? But that’s not what distinguishes […]

Traders and Mistakes

I’ve always said that trading is mostly psychological and that traders should spend a lot of time working on their core issues. In fact, most of my Super Traders spend at least a year working on psychological issues before they get to work on their business plan or trading systems. One area where psychological issues can […]

Mental Maps, Models, and Trading Success

In my professional career I have two loves. The first has to do with modeling. How do people do what they do? How can I figure out how and why some people perform so far above the crowd? And equally important, how can I teach other people to do that? As I’ve said often, I […]