At that level, one knows that one can get better. It is no more about finding who one is or what field best fitted one's skills. Those are already covered. This time, all that is one's priority is to get better at what one is good at. One just wants to do it like a pro.
What I have noticed is that market players at the fifth step are diligently asking to be coached. I have come across many of them who were asking me if I provide a sort of one to one coaching or training.
This is normal because the fifth step market player means business. He or she is literally trying to break through (doing better) to reach the sixth step. I would like to mention that at that level, it is normal that a market player who did not find a coach or is not doing better as he or she is expecting it, may take a pause or break from trading and investing.
Traders and investors do stay away completely from the financial market on the fifth step of the trading and investing ladder.
It happened to me and to many market players. I find that break really therapeutic. It is similar to a plane landing at an airport for a transit because the journey is more than fourteen hours. One is regrouping oneself so to speak. It is also similar to an eagle that is removing all its feathers, and waiting until brand new feathers are in place. It is a kind of regeneration.
Note that though a market player may break away at that level, he or she is not completely detached from the financial markets. His mind and attention are still on the markets, but he or she is no more placing any trade. He or she can trade and invest, but he or she does not want to lose like it was in the past.
Strangely, it also common that some of those market players will never go back to the markets after that break. Most of them that return are more likely to become profitable market players or investors. One can argue that they have found the key to successful trading or investing.