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Markus Heitkoetter - Up Close & Personal

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Hi, I am Markus Heitkoetter. I live in Austin, TX, and I am a multi-millionaire. In 2002, I left my job as a director at IBM and moved all the way from Munich in Germany to Austin, TX to become a trader. These days, I am trading stocks and options, I am investing in real estate and I'm running a bus… read more

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Ep. 74: The Medieval Torturer, a.k.a "The Dentist"

August 30th, 2019


Today, I'm dragging to get up. Because I know what day it is: DENTIST DAY. And as I'm laying in bed staring at the ceiling, I realize that there are 2 important life lessons here. Listen to this episode and find out …

Ep. 73: Here's what I'm working on right now (VERY EXCITING!)

August 21st, 2019


I am really excited about a project that I'm working on right now. 

I'm so excited, I couldn't sleep last night. 

Want to know what it is? Then …

Ep 72: Wagyu Steaks

August 17th, 2019


Today, I grilled some Wagyu steaks. If you like steaks, then THIS episode might get you hungry! If you're a vegetarian, you might want to skip this episode. Just saying... :-) 

Ep: 71: Today was a bad day! (VENTING!)

August 15th, 2019


Today was not a good day. Things didn't go as planned: not in trading and also not personally. Listen to this episode and find out what happened:

Ep. 70: THIS is a bad habit

August 10th, 2019


I'm back from my 6-week trip across the US. And as I am sitting at home today, I'm doing something that I know I shouldn't be doing! Listen to this …

Ep. 69: There's a solution to everything!

August 5th, 2019


We're living in great times! Whatever problem you have, there's a solution for it. I had a problem, and here's how we found a solution. :-) 

Ep. 68: I have been doing THIS for a few days now, and I'm glad it's over!

August 4th, 2019


There's something that I have been doing for a few days now. Something that I usually don't like doing, but I did it anyhow. Listen to this episode and find out what it is. :-)

Ep. 67: The most important thing you need to know about sailing - and trading

July 28th, 2019


Today we finished another sailing regatta. And in this episode I'll talk about one of the most important things you need to know about sailing, and how you can use it in your trading. Check it out:

Ep. 66: How to deal with challenges

July 23rd, 2019


Today, my kids face some serious challenges - and a moral dilemma. Listen to this episode and find out what happened:

Ep. 65: Here's what I learned after driving through 14 states in 5 days!

July 20th, 2019


For the past 5 days, I drove from San Francisco to Newport in Rhode Island. I conquered 14 states, and here's what I learned driving through these states:

Ep. 64: I have an idea...

July 16th, 2019


Today I drove through Nevada. And I saw a sign that said "1 acre = $99." That gave me an idea :-) 

Ep. 63: Today was... "interesting"

July 16th, 2019


Today, we started our 3,200-mile journey from the West Coast to the East Coast... and it was... "interesting."  Here's what happened:

Ep. 62: Here’s what’s on my mind this morning...

July 13th, 2019


Today is the 3rd day of the regatta. I know: I have been talking about the regatta a lot, but if you want to know what’s on my mind this morning, check out this episode:

Ep 61: Regatta Day!

July 12th, 2019


Today was Day 1 of the North American Championship Sailing Regatta... and it was way different than we expected. Listen to this episode to find out what happened :-) 

Ep. 60: "Lay Day"

July 12th, 2019


Today was a "Lay Day." If you don't know what that is and you're wondering what exactly I did on "Lay Day," then listen to this episode :-)

Ep. 59: Flying private - well, kinda...

July 9th, 2019


This weekend, I had a 3-day Live Trading Event in Los Angeles. So I had to get from San Francisco to LA, and I found a company that is offering "semi private" planes. So what is THAT all about? Listen to this episode …

Ep. 58: We made it to San Francisco

July 6th, 2019


After 4 days, 1,862 miles, one broken wheel, one broken trailer axle, one overheating hub... and a bunch of other challenges, we made it to San Francisco! :-) . But there was ONE more challenge! Here's what happened …

Ep. 57: Today was the most memorable 4th of July in my life!

July 5th, 2019


Today was Day 3 of our 5-week roadtrip. And it's 4th of July! It started rocky this morning, but then THIS happened:

Ep 56: Day 2 - It’s not getting better...

July 4th, 2019


So yesterday we started our 7,000 mile road trip, and as you know, we had some challenges to get started. And today it got worse!  Here's what happened:

Ep. 55: Today was not a good day! - Here’s what happened...

July 3rd, 2019


Today was supposed to be the big day (see previous episodes). But things didn't go as planned... not at all! Listen to this episode and find out what happened:

Ep. 54: Tomorrow is a big day for me!

July 1st, 2019


Tomorrow is a big day for me. TWO big events are happening in my life: a "double whammy!" - Listen to this episode and find out what's happening:

Ep. 53: 5 Things I Noticed About Chicago

June 28th, 2019


I spent the last 5 days in Chicago, where I met with some traders and we traded together in the mornings (and made money :-)), and then we had fun in Chicago in the afternoon. Here are the 5 things I noticed about …

Ep. 52: ... and my least favorite airport is:

June 25th, 2019


I travel a lot. Because I like to travel. And I have my favorite airports, and my least favorite airport. In this episode, I reveal both :-)

Ep. 51: I just wrote a check to THIS amazing organization!

June 20th, 2019


In this episode, I'm sharing something very personal with you and explain, why I wrote a check to this amazing organization. Check it out:

Ep. 50: I found a new website, and I’m hooked!

June 18th, 2019


After my adventures in China and Japan, I'm back in the U.S. And this morning, I found a new website... and I'm hooked. You probably already know this website, but I have never heard of it. Listen to this episode to …

Ep. 49: The only way to do sightseeing...

June 15th, 2019


I'm done with all the talks, interviews and meetings here in China. So now I have 2 days to play tourist. And here's the ONLY way to do sightseeing:

Ep. 48: Cow lunges and chicken feet?!?

June 13th, 2019


This morning, I left the cruise ship and I'm now back in Beijing. And when we arrived in Beijing, my hosts wanted to show me an "Original Beijing Noodle House." - Listen to this episode and find out what happened :-) 

Ep. 47: Today was the big day!

June 12th, 2019


Today was the big day: I spoke in front of 800 Chinese investors. And it was quite an experience. Listen to this episode and find out what happened :-) 

Ep. 46: I'm stuck on a Chinese Tour Bus in Japan! - Adventures in China - Day 3

June 10th, 2019


This is probably the strangest thing that ever happened to me: I'm stuck on a Chinese Tour Bus.... for 7 hours ... in the middle of Japan! You have to listen to this episode - LOL

Ep. 45: Oh... you mean CRUISE! - Adventures in China - Day 2

June 8th, 2019


So apparently, when they said “cruise,” they meant cruise!! When I got the invitation and the itinerary for the China Trip, I remember that they said something about a “cruise.” And I thought it was some sort of “river …

Ep. 44: Adventures in China - Day 1

June 7th, 2019


I arrived in China! And I decided to leave the hotel to get dinner. Well.... not that easy! And I learned two important lessons! Listen to this episode and find out what happened :-) 

Ep. 43: I did it - against my better judgement

June 7th, 2019


Today, I travelled to China. And I did something that I KNEW I shouldn't have done, and I'm regretting it - BIG TIME. Listen to this episode to find …

Ep. 42: Tomorrow, I’m going to China!!

June 5th, 2019


I'm really excited: I have never been to China! Tomorrow, I'll head from Austin to Chicago and then from Chicago to Beijing. And I'm doing something that I haven't done in 6 years! Listen to this episode and find out …

Ep. 41: I’m so spoiled!

June 3rd, 2019


Right now, I'm sitting at the airport in Tampa, and something VERY important is missing! 

Ep. 40: Getting back on the horse!

May 30th, 2019


What do they say: "When you fall off a horse, get back on the horse!" - This weekend, my daughter Vivian hurt herself when sailing. And there's a good lesson in how she handled this injury. Check it out in this episode!

Ep. 39: My parents are in town!

May 29th, 2019


Right now, my parents are visiting me - from Germany! There's now a direct flight from Frankfurt to Austin :-) . Here's what we're doing while they are in town:

Ep. 38: Here’s why I didn’t record any podcasts and videos this week

May 26th, 2019


Wow... what a week! Exactly a week ago it started: I had a sore throat, and then I lost my voice! So this is just a quick episode to fill you in what's been happening. I'll be back soon!

Ep. 37: My second job

May 20th, 2019


In the previous episode, I promised to tell you about my second job. I don't think I have ever told anybody about this job! Listen to this episode …

Ep. 36: My first job

May 19th, 2019


The other day I talked to somebody about my first job.  And I don't think anybody knows about my first job - besides my parents. Listen to this episode to find out how it all got started :-)

Ep. 35: Do you know how peanuts grow?

May 16th, 2019


Do you know how peanuts grow? I didn't know, so I looked it up, and it is fascinating! Oh, and yes: I'm also talking about my trading week  - but only for a little bit. Listen to this episode and learn something new :-) 

Ep. 34: My Tesla ... and the funniest voicemail ever

May 15th, 2019


Today I received 2 voicemails: One from Tesla regarding my car, and the other one is probably one of the funniest voicemails that I ever received. Listen to this episode and find out what it is :-)

Ep. 33: Here's the ONE thing I always do at the Houston airport

May 14th, 2019


I love to travel, and I have my little routines that make travel VERY enjoyable for me. There's ONE thing I always do when traveling through Houston. Listen to this episode and find out what it is :-) 

Ep. 32: Today I’m making and grilling 120 burgers!

May 12th, 2019


It's Sunday, and today, I'll make and grill 120 burgers at the Austin Yacht Club! It will be awesome :-)

Ep. 31: My head is exploding!

May 11th, 2019


Wow! I learned so much over the past 2 days - it's CRAZY! Listen to this episode and find out what I have been up to :-)

Ep. 30: A scammer is pretending to be me!!!

May 8th, 2019


There’s a scammer on Facebook pretending to be me. I’m very annoyed! Please don’t respond to any friend requests from “Markus Heitkoetter.” Most likely it’s the scammer and not me!

Ep. 29: I watched “Game of Thrones” for the first time

May 7th, 2019


Soooo.... right now, the last season of “Game of Thrones” is on HBO - and there are a lot of people talking about it. I have never watched an episode of this show, but I was curious: Everybody seems to be raving about …

Ep. 28: Guilty Pleasures...

May 6th, 2019


It's Sunday night, and I just got back to my suite at the Hilton. We had a fantastic 2-day live event, and now I'm about to indulge in a "Guilty …

Ep. 27: Freedom!

May 4th, 2019


This morning, I received a text from my son Julius: He was VERY excited to share something with me. It made me think about something important: …

Ep. 26: I really miss the Autobahn!

May 2nd, 2019


This weekend, I'm hosting a 3-Day Live Trading Event in Houston. I just arrived at the hotel. And since I live in Austin, it's easiest to just drive to Houston. And boy, do I miss the Autobahn! 

Ep. 25: Today, I got yelled at!

May 2nd, 2019


Today, I had an interesting experience: Somebody was yelling at me. It doesn't happen often to me, so listen to this episode to find out what happened :-)

Ep. 24: What to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed

April 29th, 2019


Do you sometimes have one of these days when you have A LOT to deal with? Sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed. In this episode, I’ll share what exactly I do when I have one of these moment. Enjoy :-)

Ep. 23: Yesterday was a bad day...

April 27th, 2019


Do you sometimes have one of these days: You have all these plans for the day, but then you wake up and life (or somebody else) is throwing you a curveball, and you spent all day fighting fires? Well, yesterday was one …

Ep. 22: I’m addicted!

April 25th, 2019


I'm shocked! I just realized, that I am addicted. And I don't like it! I need to change it. In this episode I'll share my embarrassing addiction and how I'm planning to overcome it!

Ep. 21: My son Julius wanted to get a job, and I said “No”

April 24th, 2019


My son Julius is 16 and wants to have his own car. So I told him that he needs to find a way to make some money. He said: "Ok, I'll get a job." - and …

Ep. 20: BIG, BIG Lesson Learned!

April 23rd, 2019


Today, I learned a big lesson!  Listen to this episode to find out what it is :-)

Ep. 19: It’s Monday... and here’s what that means to me

April 22nd, 2019


Years ago, when I still had a job, I was dreading Monday mornings! These days, it's different. In this episode I talk about what Mondays mean to me these days. Enjoy!

Ep. 18: There's an area in my life I’m struggling with...

April 21st, 2019


There’s one area in my life that I’m struggling with. It’s something that’s bothering me - but not enough to actually change it. And it make me think about what’s motivating me. Listen to this episode to find out what …

Ep. 17: Here’s what I’m doing this weekend

April 20th, 2019


For me, there’s 2 types of weekends: 

1.) Weekends when I'm traveling and
2.) Weekends when I'm at home.

This weekend, I am at home, and here's what I'm doing this weekend:

Ep. 16: Gheesh! I should have just asked Rob.

April 19th, 2019


Wow! This morning, I was working on a project for my business. I spent several hours on it, and it wasn't easy... but I did it. And then I talked to …

Ep. 15: My Long-Term Investment Strategy

April 18th, 2019


People ask me all the time about my long-term investment strategy. Here it is:

Ep. 14: Teslaaaaaaaa!

April 16th, 2019


Today, I am speaking at the AFTA in Dallas. So I decided to take my Tesla and drive to Dallas. And here's what happened...

Ep. 13: Happy Monday! Busy, but happy, and here’s why...

April 15th, 2019


Happy Monday! It's a busy Monday, but things are going well (thus far - lol). In this episode, I talk about my son's birthday, the OPEC building in …

Ep. 12: Did I fail?

April 14th, 2019


Today, I did a Rockwell Trading Bootcamp. And I had 3 goals for everybody who attended. I achieved 2 of these goals, and I failed to achieve the 3rd. Here’s what happened:

Ep. 11: When you do what you fear, you become fearless

April 13th, 2019


Today, I’m doing a Rockwell Trading Bootcamp in Houston, TX. And I’m nervous! Yes, that’s a side of me that yuh probably don’t know. But when you do what you fear, you become fearless.

Ep. 10: I want a plane!!!

April 10th, 2019


Everybody has a story about flying, right? Well, I fly a lot... and so I have a lot of stories! Here’s what happened today:

Ep. 9: I’m mad at myself!

April 9th, 2019


Today, I could just scream... AT MYSELF! This morning, I started a project, but then I got in my head and made it way too complicated. And so I got …

Ep. 8: Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness or Friends - Pick 3

April 8th, 2019


Today I read an article from Randi Zuckerberg (Yes, that's Mark Zuckerberg's sister). She said that for her there are 5 big areas in her life:

Ep. 7: I’m tired... and here’s why

April 8th, 2019


Wow, what a great weekend. And I’m wiped out. Here’s what happened this weekend, and also what I’m doing this week.

Ep. 6: Today was... interesting. Here’s what happened...

April 7th, 2019


Today, we are at Rush Creek Yacht Club in Dallas, because the kids have a sailing regatta. However, today something interesting happened, and it’s actually something that reminds me a lot about trading! Check it out.

Ep 5: Today is a great day! Here's why...

April 5th, 2019


The last 2 days have been a little bit rough. But everything turned around after I recorded the podcast yesterday, and I have been smiling ever since. Listen to this episode to find out why :-)

Ep 4: What I like and don't like to do

April 4th, 2019


This morning, I did a bunch of stuff that I don't like to do... and I'm wondering: Why am I doing it? The good news: This afternoon will be awesome, because I can do what I like!


Ep 3: Not a good day...

April 3rd, 2019


WARNING: This episode might be a little bit depressing. Today is not a good day, but I promised you that I take you behind the scenes and let you know what's going on in my life. In this episode, I'll tell you what's …

Ep 2: I’m exited: my new book went to the printer today!

April 2nd, 2019


I'm exited: my new book went to the printer today! And THAT was not easy: I’ve been working on it for the last 1.5 years! In this episode I’ll tell you the story.

Ep 1: Another podcast? - Yes, and you're going to love it!

April 2nd, 2019


Hi, I am Markus Heitkoetter. I live in Austin, TX, and I am a multi-millionaire. In 2002, I left my job as a director at IBM and moved all the way …

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