I have been trading on my personal account for about 4 years now, and just recently start to feel consistency and calmness in my trading. I have a full time job and only IRA money ($30K+) to trade, with the 3 business-day settllement rule for cash account, my capital utilization is really low, still I managed 5% return per month for a few months, using only day-trade long strategy. Even when overall market went down, I still can only do long. I am thinking about expanding out, and that likely involves efforts to convince other people I am good. My question is how good is good enough ? A record for 3 months, or 6 months ? Beat SPX by 5%, 10% ? Thank you all.