When I started my trading career in the early seventies, I worked under a guy named Gary, who was somewhat of a mentor to me.
Gary was an interesting guy and his trading style was just as interesting. Every time he made a trade, he would flip a large egg timer over and the sand would start running. The first time I saw him do this I asked myself, "what is he doing?"
Now you have to remember, I was new to trading back then and had never seen someone with Gary's unique approach and trading style. For all that I knew, having an egg timer on your desk and flipping it over every time you made a trade was a normal part of trading.
The idea is not as crazy as you may think.
Have you figured out why Gary was using an egg timer?