Breaking Chains, Building Wealth: From Addiction to Triumph in Trading

Breaking Chains, Building Wealth: From Addiction to Triumph in Trading

Louise says:

“In this compelling episode, I sit down with Clay Hodges, co-founder of Top One Trader. We dig deep into an exploration of overcoming addiction, self-sabotage, and achieving financial success.

“Clay’s journey, from battling heroin and opiates in 2012 to finding healing through yoga, fitness, and spirituality, unveils powerful insights for traders and individuals alike.

“Discover the transformative mindset shifts, warning signs of self-sabotage, and the resilience that propelled Clay to secure seven figures in funding and guided hundreds to success in the markets.

“Get ready for a conversation that goes beyond trading. Listen close as we delve into the profound aspects of personal growth and triumph over adversity.”

Questions we Explore:

  1. What are some subtle warning signs that traders might be unknowingly sabotaging their own success? How can they recognise and address these behaviours?
  2. Given your background in overcoming addiction and self-destructive behaviours, how do these experiences shape your approach to financial decision-making and trading coaching?
  3. From your coaching experience, what are common challenges traders face in staying true to their goals? How can they overcome these hurdles?
  4. In your journey and as a coach, what role has resilience played in achieving success in trading, and how can traders cultivate this resilience in their own lives?

About Clay Hodges

Back in 2012, Clay faced a daunting battle against heroin and opiates.

By 2016, he embarked on a journey of healing through yoga, fitness, and spirituality to combat addiction and depression.

Today, as the co-founder of Top One Trader, Clay’s mission goes beyond shaping traders’ mindsets and securing capital. Now it extends to empowering individuals from all walks of life to achieve financial success and break free from destructive behaviours.

Clay, having secured funding exceeding seven figures, earned a spot in the top 10 among Trading Coaches. His coaching has propelled hundreds to success in the markets, offering concrete proof that profound transformation is not only achievable, but a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

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About Louise Bedford

Louise Bedford is a highly accomplished and experienced trader, educator, and author, with over 30 years of experience in the financial markets.

She is the co-founder of The Trading Game and is known for her unique approach to teaching trading psychology and market analysis.

Louise has authored several successful trading books, including Trading SecretsCharting Secrets, and The Secret of Candlestick Charting. She is also a regular contributor to Ausbiz, the Your Trading Edge magazine, and is the host of the Master Your Trading Mind Hub at IG Markets Australia.

She and her business partner, Chris Tate, have been running their repeat-for-free Mentor Program for the past 23 years. They provide simple techniques that you can implement straight away, and valuable resources to enhance your trading so you can maximise your profit potential.

The Trading Game Mentor Program is a 6-month, repeat-for-free course, that has been running since the Year 2000.

If you’re curious about whether this is your next step, then you need to register for Priority Notification, so you can learn more, and get a heap of free trading resources.

To get in touch with Louise



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