Blog Ep 84: Sam Prior on Trading, Sports & Mindset

Embracing Change and Pursuing Passion: A Trader’s Journey from Adversity to Success

Sam Prior, a semi-pro rugby player turned successful day trader dives into his journey from a career in orthopedic account management to the pivotal moment that led him to trading.

Not a typical career transition, his venture into day trading was born out of a life-altering experience which served as a wake-up call, prompting him to reevaluate his life choices. Sam shares his story, emphasizing the importance of doing what you love without waiting for a critical event to push you into action.

In this episode, we explore the valuable lessons Sam carries from his sporting life as a semi-pro rugby player into the world of trading including:

    • Comfort Zones vs Growth

    • Having a Sporting Spirit

    • Lessons from the Field

Sam Prior’s journey is an inspiring testament to the transformative power of embracing change and pursuing one’s passion. Whether you’re a trader seeking motivation or someone contemplating a career shift, Sam’s story offers valuable insights. As you navigate your own journey, remember the lessons from the rugby field—embrace challenges, push your limits, and savor every moment on the path to success.

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