Two previews ago, I got a pretty smart attendee who wanted to know whether my investment courses are good for students who lack the ability to deal with detail, and may not be able to focus in class. Each signup earns me almost $1,000, but because my investment portfolio depends on how good my students are, I told him that my course is unsuitable for such a person because this person is not conscientious.
Investment courses require attention to detail, some mathematical aptitude, and is, thus, a function of two things – IQ and conscientiousness. You need to combine your smarts with the ability to delay gratification to enjoy the fruits of your investments.
Investment course trainers are never worried about students who lack conscientiousness because conscientious people will self-select to study investing.
Anyway, I’ve been sort of obsessed with the idea of conscientiousness for quite a while because I strongly believe