1/ So here is a thread on how I turned $32,000 into $1.2m and back to pretty much zero (once taxes are paid).
Just note, I am not bitter or salty in any way at all, the last 2 years have been an amazing ride - travelled the world, been wealthy, been poor.
- Trading (income 1)
- Podcast (income 2)
- Mining (income 3)
- Mining pool (income 4)
- Consulting (income 5)
Yes - all of the above as a one-man army :)
Mining is what busted me most:
- 70 S9s
- 70 DragonMints
The above with setup was like $300k.
Each month digging into my BTC to pay the bills. Finally paying $19k to release from the contract.
Basically paying losses each month with a slowly dwindling balance of BTC.
The good news - I have the podcast which is now generating an income, something a little more reliable
I don't want any donations or sympathy. Sure I regret stuff but I am happy with how it has all played out.
People say don't invest what you can't afford to lose, well don't keep in Crypto profits which will change your life.
It is one of the reasons I have sympathy for maximalism, all these tokens and coins really are silly.
Viva la Bitcoin!
If you want to start a side gig, there are so many tools to help you get started. Here are a bunch of my favs.— Peter McCormack [Jan/3\u279e\u20bf \U0001f511\u220e] (@PeterMcCormack) December 13, 2018
Feel free to add to or critique.
With the tools listed in this <thread>, I reckon you can start an online business for less than $100 a month.
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The beauty of twitter is that you can hang with anyone.
The problem is ppl follow the wrong accounts. It's noisy as f*ck.
Here's 27 people you should follow (and why)👇
If you hang with smart, interesting, successful people - you will start to think & talk that way too.
We are monkeys that copy what we see. You can fight it, or use that to your advantage by surrounding yourself with people who you want to become more like.
Group 1: Smart, Rich, & Don't Give a F*ck (no filter)
@chamath - was early FB, has big balls, bet early on Bitcoin & SPACs
@rabois - kind of a dick but he's clearly smart
@balajis - this guy is from the future, and has come back in time to tell us what's going to happen
BTW - I'm recommending people who are:
* say interesting things
* successful (not just talkers)
Plenty of people are 2 of 3.
You need ALL 3 to make the list
Group 2: Business Buyers - they see the $$$s of 100s of businesses a year.
@awilkinson - built a $200M+ empire of internet businesses
@BrentBeshore - same as^, but non internet (unsexy) biz (eg. swimming pool repair, port-a-potty rentals)
@XavierHelgesen - he does both
Seek wealth, not money or status. Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. Money is how we transfer time and wealth. Status is your place in the social hierarchy.
Understand that ethical wealth creation is possible. If you secretly despise wealth, it will elude you.
Ignore people playing status games. They gain status by attacking people playing wealth creation games.
You’re not going to get rich renting out your time. You must own equity - a piece of a business - to gain your financial freedom.
It begins with a Golden Retriever named Neesha
Neesha and her little pup sibling Harley were lost on an hike, taking in the outdoor air in the Wicklow Mountains.
If you've never been to Ireland, you should understand that these are 1) right near the city where most of the country lives and 2) the most beautiful thing you've ever seen
The dogs had bolted, and the owners had only ben able to find Harley. They thought Neesha was dead. But miraculously, two doctors on a hike in Wicklow found Neesha almost two full weeks later
She lost a third of her body weight, but now she is at home, snuggled up and warm with her family.
blanket permission to use these as prompts for art or fiction, to snaffle them for #ttrpg campaigns, etc, go right ahead! i might use them myself too, in future works!
ship captain who's bound to their ship and can't step a foot off it onto land or another boat - they can swim a little in the surrounding waters, but that's it
mermaid who makes a magical trade for legs on the exact same day their human lover makes a magical trade for gills
faerie divorce lawyer who gets called onto assist with a human friend's legal troubles
the opposition vastly underestimates the lawyer's ability to run rings around contractual obligation
group of brownies who recently have taken up residence in the warmest place in a human's house - the cabinet their games console is in
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Let's start with a crazy view of what @ProductHunt looked like on Sunday
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A top 7 with:
Spotify Ctrl @shahroozme
If you want some top picks, see @deadcoder0904's thread,
We were going to have a go at doing this, but he nailed it.
It also comes with voting links 🖐so go do your
#24hrsstartup was an amazing event— Akshay Kadam(A2K) \U0001f47b (@deadcoder0904) November 19, 2018
I never went to a hackathon but this just felt like one even though I was just watching \U0001f440
Everyone did great but there were a few startups that I personally loved \U0001f496
Some of my favorites are in the thread below\U0001f447
Over the following days the 24hr startup crew had more than their fair share of launches
Lots of variety: web, bots, extensions and even native apps
eg. @jordibruin with
Facebook cannot change course. The best they can do is keep dishing out empty apologies, commit to inconsequential adjustments to its algorithms, and spend more money on positive PR and negative projection. The rot is at the core of its very being.
This is why we, consumers and citizens, must make the change for Facebook. Antitrust forcing a breakup of the business, and consumer revolt driving #DeleteFacebook. Zuckerberg will never conclude that what he built has become such a net negative for the world on his own.
That’s why its so tragic that WhatsApp sold out to Facebook in particular. Finally a challenger that had a different model and different ethics. But few would say no to $19B, which is why we need antitrust enforcers to do it for them.
#cphftw #sthlmtech #helyes 🇩🇰🇫🇮🇮🇸🇳🇴🇸🇪
- Join & start community initiatives to meet people
- Learn from these people about how special the Nordic tech scene is
- Share this with the world through The Nordic Web
- Realise the real value is in the data, particularly in building network
- Use network to raise a fund
3) In fact, it looks all very strategic, but the reality is anything but.
My lack of vision and goals during this 5 year period was _criminal_
Any movement from one step to the next was never pre-planned and was instinctive, or worse, accidental.
4) While I am embarrassed to think of my headless chicken self, there's also part of me that thinks that none of this would have turned out where it did if I had of been deliberate and strategic about this.
5) In fact, I think my genuine love for the Nordics and the ecosystem is the MAIN reason to explain how I raised my fund & managed to move from step to step.
My story is a good example of how passion can be more powerful than strategy in the early stage of an idea/company.
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