Markus Heitkoetter - Up Close & Personal

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 business. In this podcast, I let you peek “behind the scenes” and share my ups and downs, my successes and my failure, my struggles and victories… in short: everything! Enjoy the ride!


74: The Medieval Torturer, a.k.a “The Dentist”
Aug 30, 2019 • 4 min
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 what they are :-)
73: Here’s what I’m working on right now (VERY EXCITING!)
Aug 21, 2019 • 5 min
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 listen to this episode :-)
Ep 72: Wagyu Steaks
Aug 17, 2019 • 4 min
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!)
Aug 15, 2019 • 5 min
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:
70: THIS is a bad habit
Aug 10, 2019 • 4 min
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 episode and find out what it is :-)
69: There’s a solution to everything!
Aug 5, 2019 • 4 min
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. :-)
68: I have been doing THIS for a few days now, and I’m glad it’s over!
Aug 4, 2019 • 4 min
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. :-)
67: The most important thing you need to know about sailing - and trading
Jul 28, 2019 • 4 min
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:
66: How to deal with challenges
Jul 23, 2019 • 8 min
Today, my kids face some serious challenges - and a moral dilemma. Listen to this episode and find out what happened:
65: Here’s what I learned after driving through 14 states in 5 days!
Jul 20, 2019 • 6 min
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:
64: I have an idea…
Jul 16, 2019 • 3 min
Today I drove through Nevada. And I saw a sign that said “1 acre = $99.” That gave me an idea :-)
63: Today was… “interesting”
Jul 16, 2019 • 6 min
Today, we started our 3,200-mile journey from the West Coast to the East Coast… and it was… “interesting.” Here’s what happened:
62: Here’s what’s on my mind this morning…
Jul 13, 2019 • 4 min
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!
Jul 12, 2019 • 4 min
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 :-)
60: “Lay Day”
Jul 11, 2019 • 5 min
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 :-)
59: Flying private - well, kinda…
Jul 8, 2019 • 6 min
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 and find out:
58: We made it to San Francisco
Jul 5, 2019 • 4 min
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 when we arrived:
57: Today was the most memorable 4th of July in my life!
Jul 5, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Jul 4, 2019 • 4 min
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:
55: Today was not a good day! - Here’s what happened…
Jul 3, 2019 • 4 min
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:
54: Tomorrow is a big day for me!
Jul 1, 2019 • 4 min
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:
53: 5 Things I Noticed About Chicago
Jun 28, 2019 • 7 min
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 Chicago:
52: … and my least favorite airport is:
Jun 24, 2019 • 6 min
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 :-)
51: I just wrote a check to THIS amazing organization!
Jun 20, 2019 • 7 min
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:
50: I found a new website, and I’m hooked!
Jun 18, 2019 • 4 min
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 find out what it is and why I am addicted…
49: The only way to do sightseeing…
Jun 15, 2019 • 6 min
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:
48: Cow lunges and chicken feet?!?
Jun 13, 2019 • 4 min
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 :-)
47: Today was the big day!
Jun 12, 2019 • 5 min
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 :-)
46: I’m stuck on a Chinese Tour Bus in Japan! - Adventures in China - Day 3
Jun 10, 2019 • 7 min
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
45: Oh… you mean CRUISE! - Adventures in China - Day 2
Jun 8, 2019 • 2 min
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 cruise” on the river in Beijing.…
44: Adventures in China - Day 1
Jun 7, 2019 • 7 min
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 :-)
43: I did it - against my better judgement
Jun 7, 2019 • 4 min
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 out what it is :-)
42: Tomorrow, I’m going to China!!
Jun 5, 2019 • 6 min
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 what it is :-)
41: I’m so spoiled!
Jun 3, 2019 • 4 min
Right now, I’m sitting at the airport in Tampa, and something VERY important is missing!
40: Getting back on the horse!
May 30, 2019 • 4 min
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!
39: My parents are in town!
May 29, 2019 • 4 min
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:
38: Here’s why I didn’t record any podcasts and videos this week
May 26, 2019 • 3 min
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!
37: My second job
May 20, 2019 • 4 min
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 and find out what it is :-)
36: My first job
May 19, 2019 • 4 min
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 :-)
35: Do you know how peanuts grow?
May 16, 2019 • 4 min
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 :-)
34: My Tesla … and the funniest voicemail ever
May 15, 2019 • 4 min
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 :-)
33: Here’s the ONE thing I always do at the Houston airport
May 14, 2019 • 5 min
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 :-)
32: Today I’m making and grilling 120 burgers!
May 12, 2019 • 3 min
It’s Sunday, and today, I’ll make and grill 120 burgers at the Austin Yacht Club! It will be awesome :-)
31: My head is exploding!
May 10, 2019 • 3 min
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 :-)
30: A scammer is pretending to be me!!!
May 8, 2019 • 4 min
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!
29: I watched “Game of Thrones” for the first time
May 7, 2019 • 4 min
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 the storyline, costumes and actors, so…
28: Guilty Pleasures…
May 5, 2019 • 3 min
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 Pleasure”. Listen to this episode to find out what it is, and let me know that YOU think! :-)
27: Freedom!
May 4, 2019 • 3 min
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: Freedom - and what it REALLY means. And that’s what I’m sharing in this episode. Enjoy!
26: I really miss the Autobahn!
May 2, 2019 • 5 min
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!
25: Today, I got yelled at!
May 2, 2019 • 6 min
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 :-)
24: What to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed
Apr 29, 2019 • 5 min
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 :-)
23: Yesterday was a bad day…
Apr 27, 2019 • 5 min
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 of these days. Here’s what happened…
22: I’m addicted!
Apr 25, 2019 • 5 min
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!
21: My son Julius wanted to get a job, and I said “No”
Apr 24, 2019 • 6 min
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 I told him “No!” - Here’s what I said he needs to do instead (and it’s NOT trading!)
20: BIG, BIG Lesson Learned!
Apr 23, 2019 • 7 min
Today, I learned a big lesson! Listen to this episode to find out what it is :-)
19: It’s Monday… and here’s what that means to me
Apr 22, 2019 • 5 min
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!
18: There’s an area in my life I’m struggling with…
Apr 21, 2019 • 6 min
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 area in my life I’m struggling with.
17: Here’s what I’m doing this weekend
Apr 20, 2019 • 5 min
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:
16: Gheesh! I should have just asked Rob.
Apr 19, 2019 • 5 min
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 my friend Rob, and he gave me a solution that I could have implemented in less than 5 min! Lesson learned……
15: My Long-Term Investment Strategy
Apr 18, 2019 • 6 min
People ask me all the time about my long-term investment strategy. Here it is:
14: Teslaaaaaaaa!
Apr 16, 2019 • 5 min
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…
13: Happy Monday! Busy, but happy, and here’s why…
Apr 15, 2019 • 6 min
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 Vienna and what it had to do with quitting my job at IBM, and much more…
12: Did I fail?
Apr 14, 2019 • 6 min
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:
11: When you do what you fear, you become fearless
Apr 13, 2019 • 3 min
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.
10: I want a plane!!!
Apr 10, 2019 • 5 min
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:
9: I’m mad at myself!
Apr 9, 2019 • 6 min
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 stuck. And instead of “powering through”, I did something stupid. Listen to this episode to find out what…
8: Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness or Friends - Pick 3
Apr 8, 2019 • 10 min
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: Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time with family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. And…
7: I’m tired… and here’s why
Apr 7, 2019 • 3 min
Wow, what a great weekend. And I’m wiped out. Here’s what happened this weekend, and also what I’m doing this week.
6: Today was… interesting. Here’s what happened…
Apr 6, 2019 • 4 min
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…
Apr 5, 2019 • 3 min
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
Apr 4, 2019 • 5 min
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! Music: https://www.bensound.com
Ep 3: Not a good day…
Apr 3, 2019 • 5 min
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 happening right now. Music:…
Ep 2: I’m exited: my new book went to the printer today!
Apr 2, 2019 • 5 min
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!
Apr 1, 2019 • 3 min
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…