I got a call from three friends yesterday. They freaked out on me.
Yesterday the stock market went “totally out of control”
according to my friends.
The New York Stock Exchange was down 415 points.
My friends were yelling and all emotional like the world
was coming to an end. They sounded like they were
in a Bipolar Episode.
They called me and say, “Dave are you going to pull
your money out?” I was like “huh, pull it out of where?
What the heck are you talking about? Dude, you know,
the market…aren’t you watching?”
I was like, “Oh no.”
Then they told me how the market is crashing and I was
like “I have no clue, I don’t look at that stuff,
I look at long term trends. Then I tell them to
stop trying to be stock experts and get back to
They get mad at me because I don’t go along
with the s.t.o.c.k drama.
One says, “Dude what’s wrong with you? You better do
something if you have money in the market.”
Notice how many times this set of friends use the
word “DUDE.” It’s kind of funny. Especially when they
call to tell me they called someone dude at work and
got into trouble.
Anyway, what’s this have to do with bipolar disorder?
For many of you, you’re like my friends–no plan and always
worried about the next disaster without any plan or system
as to what to do.
Are you constantly waiting for the next bipolar disaster without
a plan or system?
With bipolar disorder, without knowledge, a plan and a system,
things generally get worse and worse. Then you become terrified
all the time. You never know when the bipolar boogey man is
around the corner.
The reason why the people who freak out about stocks is
because they have no clue and no plan. I am no stock
expert but EVERY single investment guru says you can’t
freak out when the market goes down, even if it goes
down a lot.
I have a plan, and never worry when stocks go up and
down. My stocks went down after 9/11 my friends freaked
out they did all kind of crazy things. I didn’t do a
thing. I have a nice return over like 10% which is
average. I am happy. My friends lost money. They freaked
out because they didn’t have a plan and system.
This is just like bipolar disorder. You can’t freak out
when your loved one does something. For example, if my mom
get angry or looks depressed, I don’t freak out and go “OH
MY HERE IT COMES AGAIN. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
I don’t go into a corner and hide and hope for the best.
I sit and watch and monitor quietly.
I am not worried at all. Why because I have a system.
My mom goes into a manic episode I have a system
My mom goes into a depressive episode I have a system
My mom tries to go on a spending spree I have a system
My mom can’t work because she isn’t feeling well I have a system
My mom starts screaming at me I have a system
My mom’s medication gets messed up, I have a system
My mom’s doctor retires tomorrow I have a system
My mom’s therapist moves to Bulgaria I have a system
People call me and ask for “quick advice.” They say, “Hey
I just need 3 minutes.” They want me to tell him how to
setup up all these systems in 3 to 5 minutes? Sometimes
I am amazed they ask. How can I teach them in 3 to 5 minutes?
When you go through my course at
You see this is impossible. The system I teach is easy
and simple and handles everything but it can’t be explained
in 3 to 5 minutes.
Right now you need to start planning. I am not telling you
to get my system but start working on your own. Just
start making a plan for everything and a solution if something
Make a list of EVERY possible situation and a solution or
system that will help you.
Hey I have to run. Oh yea, real quick. Tonight I am going to
meet the doctor to ask about why people with bipolar disorder
who are in episodes sometimes exaggerate things that make it seem
like they are lying.
I will get back to you tomorrow.