Hi, This is the kick off entry for my new journal and Iâll explain why Iâm doing it later: Background Intraday ER2 Futures Trader â ER2 clearly the best âbang per buckâ contract around â certainly for my edge I spent 9 months developing a trading plan & charting techniques and have been live since 1/5/05 Self taught (read all TA & psychological books etc) Donât use any indicators â just price, volume, and 3 âsecret weaponâ data feeds I have an eight page trading plan with supporting risk/reward analysis spreadsheet I do end of day detailed trading logs & an end of week summary analysis weeks trading I have the luxury of working part-time in the mornings (in the UK) and have my afternoons free for trading the US market 5 days a week I have an understanding wife who trusts me to do what is in our collective best interest I have a reasonable account size â but I have limited myself to 1 contract until I can âconsistentlyâ hit the daily targets in the trading plan I use Esignal (various 1 & 2min charts), IB & Ninja â have a backup broadband service and a full office setup I am a very positive person and my main driver behind trading is financial independence. Mark Douglasâs âTrading in the Zoneâ is my main emotional trading reference. Iâm a typical Jung type INTJ personalityâ¦if I didnât feel I could make a good living trading I wouldnât be here today. Anywayâ¦.to cut to the chase â¦.the reason for the Journal I donât normally go for chatrooms or forum postingâ¦..however: 1) I have a trading plan and charting techniques that give me a great edgeâ¦..but I am the weakest link â¦â¦.and I need to kick my a**e into gearâ¦.my current trading problems are the usual âfearâ based hesitation & cutting profits short etc 2) So my plan is to write down each day â the times my signals were triggered and where my entries and exits were and a little trade commentary on my emotions etc 3) Iâm afraid it is a selfish attempt to get me to stop âfearing being wrongâ â by public humiliation if I wimp out on entries & exits - so letâs see how it goes. 4) I am not selling any services or willing to show the charts/secret weapons â so please donât ask â this a part of a psychological game Iâm playing â¦. 5) But having said that I also want to put a little bit back for all I have learnt from the WWW First instalment tonight and boy have I hesitated today !!