What is Your New Year's Resolution for 2018?

What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2018?

Mine is to read more, whether that's for education or for personal enjoyment.

Happy New Year to everyone and rock this new year.

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Jan 2, 2018

Mine is continued professional development through industry conferences/seminars and leveraging the resources available through some of the leading global membership associations in the areas of investment and risk (e.g. CFA Institute and Global Association of Risk Professionals).

Happy New Year 2018 to everyone.

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Jan 2, 2018

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Jan 2, 2018

My resolution is to breathe more air this year than last year.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jan 2, 2018

Let go of worries and follow through on my plans.

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Jan 2, 2018

To care more about myself. Spent the past few years caught up in the rat-race and spent no time focusing on myself. Hoping to try and take more time off and focus on developing as a person and not just my career.

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Jan 3, 2018

To get an internship at a bulge-bracket bank for this summer and to learn drums and bass guitar.

N.J.K.
Jan 3, 2018

Sell SPX Naked Calls, and pray the stock market crashes, and every bull gets shafted.

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Jan 3, 2018

Haha thank you for your money. Cheap market. And vol is especially cheap

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Jan 3, 2018

Stick to your iron condors and 4:1 spreads.

Selling naked is for us big boys.

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Jan 3, 2018

"big boys" students like you are cancer on this forum -- the only person getting shafted is your daddy when you waste your allowance playing michael burry

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Jan 10, 2018
ostrich:

"big boys" students like you are cancer on this forum -- the only person getting shafted is your daddy when you waste your allowance playing michael burry

1) I earned all this money, I come from a humble back-ground and have worked for everything I have

2) I am not playing Michael Burry (whatever that means). I've been making money so idk whos "allowance is getting shafted."

Jan 10, 2018

he was merely drawing a comparison to you and basically all the other cocky students on this website

also you came from a humble background but where did that humbleness go

can i sell naked or am i not a big boy, guess ill stick to my iron condors

Jan 10, 2018

Haha I was literally joking dude. I didn't realize my joke made me a "cancer to this forum" compared to the "pounding an 18 year old" or "Oprah is a monkey" statements being thrown around this forum. Who are the other cocky students on here? We are all just tryna make a buck so we can pay for our college and wont have to hear from angry baby-boomers shouting about how they are subsidizing our student loans, and having their SS money stolen via student debt.

Check fucking mate

Jan 13, 2018

Wait who or where were those comments you put in quotes said? I would really like to know this pats game is extremely boring so drama will have to suffice!

Jan 3, 2018

haha...you do know that the real trade with vol low for a market crash is owning puts.

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Jan 3, 2018

train BJJ once a week,
play solo guitar in a band,
squat 2.5x body weight, and
read 10-20 books.

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Jan 3, 2018
Monozilla:

train BJJ once a week,
play solo guitar in a band,
squat 2.5x body weight, and
read 10-20 books.

BJJ 1x / Wk is weak bro, step that up to a few more days

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jan 3, 2018

I worry, too, that by once per week I can't improve my BJJ skills. But I do heavy lifting 3 days on weekdays. To increase flexibility/mobility and add some cardio, I do BJJ. Later, If I like BJJ more, I'd lot more days on it. Thank you.

Jan 8, 2018

Awesome to hear others doing BJJ. My goal is 2x a week for now, and ultimately be able to consistently go 3x a week barring any work/external commitments. I don't do other physical activities, so no excuses for me.

Jan 3, 2018

Continue what I'm doing.

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Jan 3, 2018
ILikeDistressedStuff:

Continue what I'm doing.

You piss excellence upon rising each morning as well?

My man.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jan 3, 2018

land a corporate banking analyst role
read more
run my first marathon race

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Jan 3, 2018

you got this buddy

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Jan 3, 2018

Get to a 600kg/1,320lbs powerlifting total, get back into playing guitar regularly, and travel more.

Jan 3, 2018

I make a list. Humans like lists:
1) Pass CFA L3
2) Net worth target
3) Weight target
4) Read 5 books in 2018

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Jan 3, 2018

LOL

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Jan 3, 2018

1.) Get a new job in my hometown where my family is since I am expecting a son in the summer (family support will help tremendously in the first 2-3 years).
2.) Pass CFA level II (idk how plausible this is, see (1.))
3.) Move in with my girlfriend
4.) Savings account goal
5.) Be a nicer and more helpful person in general
6.) Get back in the gym, I'm way too skinny

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Jan 3, 2018

Congratulations on the son man!!

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Jan 8, 2018

thank you, definitely going to be a lifestyle change.

Jan 13, 2018

Woah congrats on the son Bob (is bob your real name? do you really bake?)

I take back everything mean I have ever said, also congrats again on the son!

Being a father sounds awesome man you are real lucky!

Jan 3, 2018

1) Start and Finish DIY house projects - Painting/Landscaping etc

2) Make wise investments/trade well

3) Health - pain management/gain muscle mass

Jan 3, 2018

drink less

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Jan 3, 2018

this is mine too

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Jan 3, 2018

Learn more programming languages and strengthen my programming skill set.

Travel more.

Cut to aesthetic and bench 300.

Jan 3, 2018

Not sure of your current programming skill set and level, but I'd check out datacamp if you're interested in either R or Python. I can't speak to their Python courses, but their R modules have been well worth the money.

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Jan 3, 2018

Make more money than last year.

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Jan 3, 2018

drink more

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Jan 3, 2018

find a wife

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Jan 3, 2018

Pipe out my boy's sister that just turned 18.

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Jan 3, 2018

Wack

^Meant to comment this on the dude's post that said "Find a Wife"

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Jan 3, 2018

1) Find a job
2) Drink less
3) Cut back on porn

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Jan 3, 2018

You have a lifestyle I can respect

Jan 3, 2018

Being an unemployed, alcoholic, porn addict isn't that great but thanks for the kind words

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Jan 3, 2018

Hit the gym, gain more muscle mass. Read 7-8 books. Learn some new food recipes.

"If you're afraid - don't do it, if you're doing it - don't be afraid!"
-- Genghis Khan

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Jan 8, 2018
tutran:

Hit the gym, gain more muscle mass. Read 7-8 books. Learn some new food recipes.

Try out one of those grocery/meal delivery plans like Sun Basket or Hello Fresh. Learning recipes was one of mine last year and signing up for one of those services got me cooking different meals every week.

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Jan 8, 2018

Thanks! I would check them out.

"If you're afraid - don't do it, if you're doing it - don't be afraid!"
-- Genghis Khan

Jan 3, 2018

Continue doing what I'm doing and being more selective when it comes to forming new relationships

Jan 3, 2018

Bring per visit cost of my equinox membership down to a number that doesn't make me want to puke.

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Jan 3, 2018
Gainalyst2015:

Bring per visit cost of my equinox membership down to a number that doesn't make me want to puke.

Equinox is cheaper than most MMA gyms... but I get what you're saying

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jan 3, 2018

Pass CFA L3
Use a calendar for personal measuarable goals
Meditate Daily

Jan 3, 2018

How bad do you want it if you waited 'til some arbitrary shit to start?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Jan 5, 2018

switch to consulting

Jan 5, 2018

listen well and be good at fake listening to useless people.

Jan 6, 2018

My resolution is to be fit always.

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Jan 6, 2018

My 2018 resolution is work hard with smartness.

Jan 7, 2018
  1. Find a new job.
Jan 7, 2018

Quit drinking, Get promoted, Pass CFA L3, Save $X, Run a full marathon

Jan 8, 2018
  1. Read more books
  2. Meditate
  3. Explore new relationships
Jan 9, 2018

hehe. it would be to remember not calling Llyod Jamie if i meet him.

Jan 10, 2018

Quit Drinking.

Apr 1, 2018

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Apr 1, 2018

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You're welcome.

Apr 1, 2018

chin up broseph get money fuck bitches

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Apr 1, 2018

That's alot to digest, which house were you in?

Apr 1, 2018

Chi phi

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Apr 1, 2018

Interesting story. PM me if you'd like to chat, throw around ideas, want advice, etc.

Apr 1, 2018

I will do that, thanks man!

Apr 1, 2018

You are still in a better situation then most college students by the sole fact of landing an interview. I am a non-target and would of loved to even have the chance.

Something I realized are grades aren't everything and while putting less emphasis on my grades (I still am getting straight A's), I am trying to be more social with girls and continue working out to gain muscle. Life has a lot more to it then banking.

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Apr 1, 2018
Blackhawks4:

You are still in a better situation then most college students by the sole fact of landing an interview. I am a non-target and would of loved to even have the chance.

Something I realized are grades aren't everything and while putting less emphasis on my grades (I still am getting straight A's), I am trying to be more social with girls and continue working out to gain muscle. Life has a lot more to it then banking.

You are right, either way I feel I gained valuable experience just being there. When I have a second shot which I want to make sure I do, I am sure that will come in handy.

Apr 1, 2018

Sorry to her things have gone south for you. Seems like you've got a solid plan and finally know what it takes now. You're gonna be alright just keep your eye on the prize and I'm sure you'll make it to the limelight. Everybody loves a comeback story.

Best of luck.

Apr 1, 2018