Guys, my 1st post ever on this forum. Hope its in the right place. If its not please let me know and I will repost. I want to go part time/quit in my sole destroying call centre bank job and trade for a living. Have saved over $150000 US and plan to start using V small trades of $3000 US or less and buy 5 or 6 stocks max at any one time..dont expect to make much for the 1st year, would be happy to break even and will use $30000 or so as total capital unless my mental maturity for risk allows me to use more. Will be trading on ASX. Have read over 2000 pages of books and like Dr Alexander Elders aproach trading for a living, even went part time to do all this study before retreating back to full time. I understand money management and psychology are more important than stock selection. I use metastock and end of day prices and tech analysis. Problem is I am totally isolated over here in Australia and have no one to talk too. The books all make it sound possible but is my dream realistic? I am aware traing is harder than being a surgeon or airline pilot. I have a trouble believing in myself and need a push. I have no one to talk to who can understand my position and ambition. Am I being realistic or a dreamer?