The AlphaMind Podcast

#10 Dr Brett Steenbarger: Ego, Trading and Spirituality

August 10, 2019 Steven Goldstein & Mark Randall with Dr Brett Steenbarger Season 1 Episode 10
The AlphaMind Podcast
#10 Dr Brett Steenbarger: Ego, Trading and Spirituality
Show Notes

In this episode Dr Brett Steenbarger shares his profound insights from a career working as a psychologist with traders at some of the world’s leading hedge funds and proprietary trading firms. 

Brett Steenbarger is one of the best minds in the field of trading and investment psychology. There are so many great insights in this episode that you may want to take notes, possibly re-listen and ultimately try to internalise some of the lessons into your own trading behaviours. 

Dr Steenbarger talks about the similarities between trading, the medical profession and the military specials forces where people are inundated with vast amounts of information and complex rapidly changing situations and environments. 

Dr Steenbarger also talks about his new project, an online book called ‘Radical Renewal’, which focuses on the spiritual aspects of trading and investment. This is a fascinating project which looks at how people can harness insights from spiritual fields to improve how they deal with the challenges posed by the clash between the ‘self’ and the 'ego'.

This conversation expands into a profound discussion on the spiritual aspects of trading and touches on themes such as positive psychology, how to better yourself, how to focus on your strengths and how to use this to get into the zone where you can be at your most effective. 

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