Afternoon, my name's Sean, and I am a life-long friend of Sundeep Rai or Sandy as he likes to be known. Sandy is an entrepreneur and Forex (FX) trader who is no longer my life-long friend. No longer JUST my life-long friend I should say.
He is now not only a friend but an inspiration, a business partner, an influencer and someone who I am confident to invest my hard earned money in.
Through this blog I will be giving my perspective on his journey, sharing not just the successes from him and his clients but the personal learning points we can all take from the journey of a young entrepreneur.
So what's the story with SR Investments and why did I choose to invest?
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A couple of years ago my closest life-long friend came to me as he wanted to change his career, he was frustrated and stuck in a 9-5 job that he didn’t enjoy. So… he had this idea, he said he wanted to quit his job and become a trader. At first, I wasn’t sure what to think, he had no training at this point, no contacts in the industry, just a course he had found online which was pretty expensive. I did what friends do and I was supportive, I said go for it but deep down I doubted it was possible. I didn’t doubt his work ethic but I did what most people do, I looked for potential reasons why this may not work for him. Reasons to doubt it was possible.
Firstly, most people aren't willing to go that far out of their comfort zone (doubt 1). Having to re-train, having to approach people outside of your usual circles, travelling to London to study, the list of barriers goes on.
Secondly, could the course be a scam (doubt 2)? Surely more people would go down this route if it was proven to work.
(I will revisit these initial doubts further below)
So, two years are flying by, we catch up almost daily and every evening without fail, he finishes work, he studies the Foreign Exchange markets, he practices on demo accounts on the live markets and slowly he begins to learn more and more. I still wasn’t sure it was all possible. I continued to question myself, why do I doubt him? I thought surely it was too risky for him to just jump out of his job (doubt 3), too risky for others to put money into something like this (doubt 4).
Early 2018 comes and he feels like he’s ready, he is getting great results even though he’s trading at the quietest times of the day around his full time job. As the year progresses, he creates SR Investments, then investors start to pop up… 5K… 10K… 20K… in his portfolio… he QUITS HIS JOB?! Next thing… 50K under management in his portfolio!
So we arrive in December, maybe it’s time to start believing? It’s nearly the turn of the year so I thought okay, lets test this for real. I set him a challenge, sticking to ultra-low risk parameters with £3,000 deposited in an account, I said I bet you can’t beat what the banks are offering me on an ISA account annually. (My Halifax Help to Buy: ISA offers 2.25% per year….)
One month on he’s sent me the screenshot above…
Up 4.66% in just ONE MONTH. With Christmas off as well! Haha. So he’s smashed the challenge. Smashed the banks and made double what they would have made on the account in a whole year!! Continuing at this rate we will hit 55% growth by the end of the year. Obviously there are no guarantees in trading but such consistent performance which I've seen on other people's accounts has now been continued with my account.
So lets address these doubts I had along the way:
Doubt 1: Going out of comfort his zone.
One thing I have learnt, when I take a look around in both my professional and personal circles. Those who go out of their way to learn and put themselves in uncomfortable situations go further. They build more links, they learn more skills, they make positive progress in their professional and personal lives.
Doubt 2: a) Could the course be a scam? b) Why weren't more people going down this route?
a) This is the same as many things in life, without research we will never know. A little research into where Sandy trained and it was clear they had a proven track record. Get in touch if you want to know more about how he learnt and developed his skills.
b) I mentioned Sandy's work ethic before and that's it. More people aren't going down this route because they either don't have the work ethic or in many cases the time to learn the sector. Especially when it takes so much work outside of a full time role.
Doubt 3: Was it too risky to leave his job?
Possibly. Well, the key word there is "too" risky. Of course it was going to have a big element of risk involved. However, going back to the learning points from doubt 1 and doubt 2 these show that with the willingness to go out of his comfort zone, put in the work and do the correct research, he was actually taking a calculated risk. Funnily enough calculating risk is what traders do on a daily basis and Sandy clearly seems to be calculating and executing successful decisions every day. He didn't complete the trading course and jump straight into trading for clients, he honed this skill over a number of months and years before offering his services.
Doubt 4: Was it too risky for others to put money in?
This is a great one because for those who have invested sums, now equaling well over £80,000, clearly show the answer was no. In terms of the future, the stories of success we share and progress with accounts will show that SR Investments operates in a way that is highly profitable while maintaining peace of mind and level of service for its investors. Obviously all investments carry elements of risk however this is carefully managed by Sandy, with a clear strategy and flexible options for you to decide how he opts to approach trades with your account.
Massively proud of this guy and he’s definitely changed me from a doubter. Whether you are interested in investing or just want to use this as inspiration for your own journey, all I’d say is his story is proof. Put yourself outside of your comfort zone more and you WILL progress. Take that new job, make an investment, try that new diet, start that new exercise regime and stick at it…. you WILL get results.
If any one is interested in how Sandy can help them, saving for a house or a wedding or just to actually get their money doing some work for them drop him just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huge thanks to Sandy for letting me start and share this blog. Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below!
Here I will follow Sandy's journey - from creating SR Investments to becoming successful within the Forex markets.
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