If you've read Malcolm Gladwell's book, Outliers, you are quite familiar with the 10,000 Rule, which he cites as the minimum amount of time one needs to master a skill or task. When I look at my investing career, my path has been very different in some sense, however the constant was the amount or practice I put into investing. I can safely say I've spend way over 10,000 hours in formal training as well as practice in analyzing and investing in stocks. I'm proud of that and it is my passion for investing that got me here. Unfortunately some don't see the 10,000 hour rule as applicable to investing. In this episode I try to calmly dispel this notion....calm being the key word.