Interview with Bas Kooijman (@bkooijman)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I’m an entrepreneur for 16 years old when I opened my first company on my birthday. My first paid work was even earlier when I made websites for small businesses around the age of 11. Ever since I was having my own businesses in IT and Telecom. During the time of running my Telecom business, I was introduced to the world of international Currencies and Forex Trading. After selling my Telecom wholesale business in 2015 I’m a Full-time trader and love to coach others achieving success as traders and investors.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Currently, I’m streaming my morning trading sessions on the GoLive Platform from the IM Academy and since November last year this has really taken off. On average mornings are trading together with 2000 or more traders, 5 days a week!

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

A good routine for me is everything, especially my morning routine of waking up early and getting ready to attack the day. If you have the right discipline to follow your plans and be in full focus you are also in full control and you will not burn out.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I’m grateful for anyone that told me in the last 13 years that they believed in me. Every time someone tells you this and really means it its new fuel that you need to keep going.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I believe so, during my morning trading sessions many people from all over the world tune in and I’m sharing step by step what I’m trading that day. When I make money my audience does the same. Money is not everything but here we are talking about ordinary people with families that create an income that they use for rent and groceries and I’m grateful I have the opportunity to help them.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?

Investments should be boring if you are having fun you are probably investing in the wrong assets. This helps me to understand that my job as a trader is to create an income and use that income for boring investments so my passive income grows with every new boring deal that gives just 8-10% cash-flow per year, but that passive income is something that keeps coming in for my family and future generations also when I’m not here anymore.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

I’m very reachable on Instagram via @bkooijman or via my Facebook page bkooijmanofficial or get in touch with me via my website baskooijman.eu.

 

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