Finding an options trading mentor was truly the key to my success and the reason why I am now able to teach you about wealth building...
To learn a little more about me watch the short welcome video below:
I assume you want to know who I am, why should you listen to me, and what can I teach you about options trading? Sound about right?
If you're on this page for those reasons, then I hope you find what you're looking for. If you're just plain old curious, then read away...
Essentially, I'm just an average guy who loves helping people and believes that every good thing is meant to be shared.
And options trading is certainly a very good thing!
My birth name is Travis Wilkerson, but people call me Trader Travis and options trading has dramatically improved the quality of my life as well as my family's.
I'm currently a full time options trader however, my trading style does not require a large time commitment, so this is not my only source of income.
I had already been investing in stocks and mutual funds (with minimal success) before I was introduced to options trading. I was motivated to learn about stock options because I was in the middle of a business failure.
I had over $400,000 in debt and I needed money, and I needed it fast. Working at a regular corporate job was not going to cut it so one of my friends introduced me to a guy who, at the time, was his options trading mentor.
This guy was a multi-millionaire and had been trading stock options for 20+ years. After hearing what he had to offer, I decided I would also allow him to be my options trading mentor.
The first thing he did was teach me basic budgeting skills so that I would not end up in the same financial mess years later. The budgeting lessons were a surprise and I can't say that it was a welcomed surprise.
I wanted him to teach me how to make quick money and he was starting with budgeting basics.
It was the best thing he could have ever done because I'm now using those skills to build wealth instead of spending everything I make.
In retrospect, I realized he was the best kind of options trading mentor to have.
You want an options trading mentor that will not only show you how to make money, but also how to keep it.
As my lessons progressed, he eventually taught me how to trade stock options successfully. The experience proved to be invaluable.
Within three months I had already tripled my account size.
I thought I was a natural born pro. At the pace I was going it was only a matter of time before I became a millionaire. At least that's what I thought.
In my enlightened, egotistical state of mind I made a typical mistake that most amateur traders make.
I started investing ALL of my money on one trade trying to get rich faster.
Well it worked for about two years and then my habits caught up with me. I crashed and burned and had to start all over. That's what happens when you don't listen to people who have succeeded before you.
Here's a bit of advice I'd like to pass along...
If you have an options trading mentor and he/she is successful at trading, then listen to them. They are successful for a reason!
I learned a valuable lesson. Having a great deal of "head knowledge" about stock options doesn't necessarily mean you'll be a great trader.
It didn't help that I was trading the exact opposite way that my options trading mentor taught me.
Broken and humiliated, I took a few years off from trading. I eventually went back to the basics and started all over again, this time giving up on the idea of "getting rich quick."
The change in attitude made all the difference. I've had continued success since then and now I spend my time teaching my students a proven blueprint as well as teaching them what not to do!
It is my belief that 99% of the people reading this can succeed at options trading, but it doesn't mean you will. It's a long hard road to success and most give up before they reach their goals.
I've had more failure than success in my life, but I'm persistent and that has served me well.
But it's important that you make your own decisions and decide what trading/investing style you're comfortable with. What works for me might not work for you.
I want you to be a smart investor and a smart investor is one who finds the best trading system that works with their own unique character traits. They then find a vehicle (stocks, options, mutual funds, etc. etc.) and uses it to create wealth.
Take whatever you learn here about stock options and incorporate it with your own personality, but don't do exactly what I do; it's dis-empowering. Use the information here as guidance, then make your own trading decisions.
As your options trading mentor, I can help you learn and lead you in the right direction. I know what works and what doesn't work. You get to benefit from all of my mistakes by avoiding them.
I look forward to guiding you towards success.
God Bless, Travis Wilkerson (Trader Travis)
P.S. If you want to know why I teach instead of purely using the information for myself then see the confessions of an option trading mentor page.