IT’S ABOUT THE JOURNEY by Jordan Schleider

IT’S ABOUT THE JOURNEY by Jordan Schleider

Hi I am Jordan Schleider. One of my ongoing business ventures is NQ Trade my futures trading school. I have been running NQ Trader for over 5 years. Much of my success is due to my ability to focus in on the business needs and maintain consistent positive movement on all projects as I outline from the beginning.

My hobbies include reading, photography, various activities and sports, traveling and expanding my knowledge. One of the sayings I live by is “it’s not about the destination it’s about the journey”.   By approaching life and work and pleasure with this attitude I very rarely view my experiences as negative. Most of my days are filled with learning experiences. I find myself less rushed because I no longer crave the final product as much as I enjoy the process of working through the daily tasks of moving the project forward.

Something I recently undertook to prove a point to myself was to create a small backyard garden. I spend a few days planning the space and working out the details. I found a number of suitable vegetables that would grow in my climate. I made a few trips to home depot to get all the plants and soil, mulch and edging, fertilizer and irrigation supplies. I spent a few days preparing the area and planting, then setting up the irrigation and finally finishing up the appearance with the edging and the mulch.

I tended to the garden daily for months. I watered and weeded as needed and kept a close eye out for insects and pests. Every day I watched for new growth and as vegetables became ready for harvest I collected, washed and cleaned them.

During the course of the four months I maintained the garden it provided fresh vegetables to friends and neighbors as they became available. I enjoyed all the outdoor work and I especially enjoyed watching the garden mature.

Now you might be saying to yourself this is about the destination as much as the journey, but there is something I did not tell you yet. Out of the 20 varieties of vegetables and herbs I planted and harvested I did not eat any of them myself.

After doing my careful research into what would grow in my climate I discovered that there are not many vegetables I enjoy eating that will grow. I also discovered that during the time of year I was planning the garden there are even less vegetables that will grow and none that I like. This did not denture me in the least. I continued my project without the goal or reward of the vegetables in my kitchen to look forward to eating.

In the end I had a wonderful experience creating and growing my garden and not once did I think why I am doing this for no benefit. The enjoyment and the benefit came from the journey, not the destination.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article. Jordan Schleider of NQ Trader


Travel Photography and Futures Trading by Jordan Schleider of NQ Trader

Travel Photography and Futures Trading by Jordan Schleider of NQ Trader

Futures trading requires a great deal of focus and concentration to be effective and profitable in the profession. In order to be a professional futures trader, you will need to find ways to master your emotions and your psyche. The are many choices available to professional traders. Making good choices and following it through is a key difference and a big step up that differentiated professionals from amateurs.

As founder and head trader at NQ Trader, Jordan Schleider practices many different methods to help him focus and align his futures trading skills and deal with his emotions. Some of those methods include taking part in sporting activities, specifically daily bicycling, running, working out and swimming. Even though these sporting activities alone would seem almost excessive to some, this is only a small portion of Jordan’s overall off daily time regime.

One of Jordan Schleider’s favorite past times when he is not working out, trading futures or teaching futures trading at NQ Trader is traveling. Jordan has traveled the globe many times over. His travels are strictly for pleasure and have taken him to many different countries in almost all the seven continents.

While Jordan travels, he focuses on the hobbies he enjoys outside of sporting activities. One of Jordan Schleider’s favorite past times is travel photography. Jordan Has been honing his photography skills for many years and he spends long hours of his free time cataloging and processing his many photographic works he has collected all over the world. Many of his best pieces are framed at the NQ Trader office in Boca Raton Florida and on display for all to see.

One of the biggest parts of photography is choosing the correct tools for the job. Jordan uses Nikon cameras and lens exclusively in his travels while capturing his photographs. When Jordan returns from a travel adventures he uses a RAID 5 network attached storage (NAS) device with eight terabytes of space to store his extensive photograph library. Jordan’s archive and library software of choice is Adobe Lightroom. Jordan prefers Adobe Photoshop for any extensive photo processing work that is needed down the road. These are his tools of the trade.

The art of photography takes much more than a skillful eye. Good photographers have to be able to capture the photographs and manage the entire processing task from storage to touchups and printing to framing. The time needed to create real high quality framed photographs can be extensive and that is what makes travel photography a great hobby for futures traders and is Jordan Schleider’s number one past time. It gives Jordan an endless task list with which to pull from when he needs to unwind from his time trading.

Working as head trader at NQ Trader allows for a fairly flexible schedule and Jordan will take advantage of his free time by blocking out sections of time to allow for his favorite hobbies. Keeping this regimented schedules makes Jordan more effective during the times he chooses to trade. One thing Jordan Schleider and many other professional traders find is that they always need time away from trading and in doing so gives them the chance to clear their minds of the hyper focusing and micro managing of the trades that are required to be a skilled futures trader.

Being able to properly structure your time and remove yourself from the trading environment entirely during free time can be a very difficult task for many beginning traders. Learning these few simple steps of creating your own hobby will greatly improve your trading skills. It is always important for prospective traders to understand the importance of managing their time properly and learning to deal with the stress and emotional problems involved in becoming a professional futures trader.

If you are interested in seeing some of Jordan Schleider’s travel photographs take a look at his newest website dedicated to some of his best travel pictures. The website address is . If you like what you see drop Jordan an email at .

If you are interested in more information about Jordan’s trading school, NQ Trader, stop by or send Jordan an email at .