Chappie's Smarty Jones and a lesson in success

Discussion in 'Trading' started by 1st_samurai, May 16, 2004.

  1. Traders looking to make instant millions should instead heed lessons from businessman Roy Chapman, the owner of Preakness winner, Smarty Jones.

    1946 age 20 he began as a salesman selling cars.

    1975 age 49 Roy became part-owner of a car dealership.

    2004 age 78 he owns 8 dealerships, is a mulit-millionaire, and just won a $5 million prize in horse racing.

    Mr. Chapman's success occurred gradually over a period of decades. Traders shouldn't try to make millions instantly.... you're more likely to go bust trying. I learned this lesson the hard way.
  2. The problem is, most traders want the millions a tad before they have to spend it from the confines of a wheelchair.

    But you are correct, slow and steady wins the race, except in the case of the horse ,where it's fast and steady.
  3. LOL:p . Actually, in the "problem attitude" department, I'm like most traders. You know the saying of do as I say, not as I do.