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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep March 12, 2020

Developing a Performance Trading Mindset with George Papazov

Episode Summary:

Mindset is key when it comes to training. So how do you protect your mental capital? This week on Limit Up! Jack is talking to George Papazov of TRADEPRO Academy. George shares his strategies for keeping a performance mindset and discusses why education and community-minded trading companies are great for individual traders.

Full Show Notes:

Being a trader is akin to being an athlete. If you don’t have a performance mindset, you’ll never succeed in the rough and tumble world of trading. George Papazov is the founder and head trader at TRADEPRO Academy. George’s company is similar to TopstepTrader in that it’s community oriented and focused on education.

Today on Limit Up! George discusses his roots growing up as an immigrant and how that affected his mindset. George also talks about ways you can increase your mental capital as well as the benefits of community-orientated trading.

  • [00:16] – This week: George Papazov
  • [03:39] – Visit TopStep on YouTube
  • [04:51] – Limit down
  • [06:45] – Interview with George Papazov
  • [07:55] – George’s drive to educate and empower traders
  • [15:41] – Blogging on the side
  • [16:31] – The dangers of trading alone
  • [19:27] – Trading psychology breakthrough
  • [26:59] – Mental capital
  • [32:05] – Recognizing emotional barriers
  • [36:53] – Understanding feedback
  • [40:09] – Fostering community at TRADEPRO Academy
  • [52:02] – The lost user manual for the brain

George Papazov is the founder and head trader at TRADEPRO Academy. TRADEPRO is focused on educating individuals to be profitable traders and offering community to learn and grow.


What is Limit Up?

Limit Up! is a podcast for traders of all levels brought to you by Topstep. Whether you’re considering a career in trading and don’t know where to start, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for advice from big names in the financial industry, Limit Up! is your guide. Join us weekly as we discuss the market in all of its volatile glory. Risk Disclosure:

Jack Pelzer is a co-host of Limit Up! He traded as part of a U.S. Treasury group for 7 years at Chopper Trading and DRW. After leaving the industry, he became a Writing Fellow and Senior Contributing Writer for The Onion. He is now the Head of Content at Topstep.

Dan Hodgman is a co-host of Limit Up! Prior to coming to Topstep Dan traded 30 Yr Treasury Options and Yield Spreads. Before that, he served in the United States Marine Corps where he simultaneously managed his own Futures Account applying the skills he grew up learning from clerking on the trading floor. Now Dan works with the Traders here at Topstep as a Performance Coach as well as being a regular on the Daily Market Recap.

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Podcast episode production by Dante32.