Why family matters to me and my new friends and family LFX course

By Greg Secker

I don’t think it would be any surprise to anyone who knows me, that my biggest passion in life are my children and family. They are the driving force behind everything I do and bring me a level of joy that cannot be measured. So, as we enter into August and the summer holidays, I prepare myself for the sheer pleasure of spending time with them. I am also aware each year how each year passes by so quickly. In fact, sometimes I find myself overwhelmed at how fast my kids are growing up, making every moment I spend with them and the rest of my family, increasingly precious. That’s why at this time of the year, we try to squeeze every second out of our time together.

One of those moments was just last week. My family and I took advantage of the school break and headed over to Belfast to get an exclusive look at the Titanic Museum. It was quite an experience. To set the scene, the museum is set on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard, the exact place where the original Titanic ship was built. It is an incredible experience to be there, and gave me the chills as I saw my kids absorbed in the place, feeling the presence and magnificence of such an iconic and massive ship, the hundreds of people that must have worked on it, and the legacy of all the people that boarded the doomed ship all those years ago.


As we walked around, we became absorbed in the history of the Titanic, from hearing how this ‘unsinkable’ and most luxurious cruise ship in the world came about, to seeing how warnings of reported icebergs never came through the radio to the bridge or the captain of the Titanic. I was fascinated to hear how despite hitting the iceberg at 11.40pm, it wasn’t until 2:20am on 14 April, the Titanic finally sank, and then not until 1985 that divers located the wreckage.

But, absorbing myself in the history of the Titanic wasn’t what made my day. The real magic was spending time experiencing something new with my children and family, and having a shared experience learning something together as a group and the conversations that sparked between us for the following few days as we remembered new things and shared lessons from our trip with friends.

So why am I sharing this experience with you? Well, as I was reflecting on the family experience it made me think about how quickly time passes by and the value of these moments. My children have transformed my world in so many ways, but I also feel like it was only yesterday that I set-up Learn To Trade. Today, I am thankful that I get to spend time with my family on occasions such as this, and it isn’t lost on me that my blessed life is a direct result of getting into trading all those years ago!


For this reason, I have decided to do something we have never done before at Learn To Trade. For the first time ever I have asked my team to introduce a brand new course offer during August; an opportunity for you to have a friend or family member with you to learn about trading together.

As I say, we have never done this type of course before, and I can’t wait to see people like you coming with friends and family through the door and being a part of this unique opportunity to learn to trade together.

So what will it include? This three-day ‘friends and family’ LFX course will immerse you both into the world of trading like I did all those years ago. You will go through the different tools and strategies available that you can use to trade the forex market. We’ll help you develop your own personalised trading plan which looks at opportunities that happen every day in the market, and how to manage your risk.

If you would like more information on this course and the special offers available, please call and ask one of our team for details quoting the reference Titanic1 on 0207 751 8900 or alternatively email info@learntotrade.co.uk quoting Titanic1 as the subject, and we will send you details of the special offers.

Please note this offer is available for August  on Friends and Family courses only, and restrictions will apply. Unfortunately, we can’t allow children to attend (as that’s the law!) so all attendees must be over the age of 18.