Greg Secker is a former stock market trader and investor who worked for the Mellon Financial Corporation. Mr. Secker would serve as VP at Mellon Financial Corporation before leaving the company to establish his own businesses. After leaving the institutional investment world, Greg Secker went on to found two investment educational companies and programs called Knowledge to Action and Learn to Trade.
Following his success with award winning investment coaching and educational programs, Greg Secker launched several investment software companies. Trading software companies that Greg Secker has established include SmartCharts, FX Capital and Capital Index. Mr. Secker also has a charitable organization that is called the Greg Secker Foundation. It supports both domestic and overseas education for youth in underprivileged communities.
Greg Secker was asked what is the worst job he ever held in his career and what did he learn from that job. Mr. Secker says that the worst job he held was working as a bartender at a country club. Secker realized that people can be very rude, impatient and annoying. The pay was very low and Secker said that the job was not worth the money he earned from it. What Greg Secker gleaned from the bartender job, was that by studying people’s body languages, he could more easily know how to deal with them. Looking at people’s body language also gives Greg Secker something else to focus on during uncomfortable or unpleasant situations.
Ideamensch afterwards asked Greg Secker that if he was to start his entrepreneurial journey over again, would he have done anything differently. Greg Secker responded that if he was to begin his entrepreneurial endeavors all over again, he would slow down and enjoy the journey more. He says that he often worked at a feverish pace and would have benefited if he just stopped and slowed done at times.
Mr. Secker says that life should be enjoyed and not simply be a journey of completing one thing after the other. He really realized this when he was at a life mastery program in Fiji. He had climbed up so fast and was about go back down, but was told by a coach to stop and enjoy the view for a bit. Had he not stopped, Secker would have missed an incredible view of the island and ocean. This was symbolic for what you should do in life.