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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And in many cases it can be both.
'So what do I do?'
You learn the 75/25 law.
'What is that?'
The law of charisma...👇
Let's address the over thinkers first.
Do you have any idea why you overthink?
'Yea. Because others are judging how shy I am.'
Others are thinking about themselves, not you.
But the fact that you think they are thinking about you, you fuck up the interaction.
Now you stay in your head too much & avoid the present moment.
A major no no in the social world.
Your tendency to think that others are judging you for being shy, coincidentally makes you more shy.
And that's when you start giving off a strange vibration to the social setting.
This is when you begin attracting comments like 'why are you so quiet?'
A long time ago, I was a talent agent. I worked for a woman named Susan Smith, who had her own small boutique agency. She was known for three things:
1. She had fantastic taste in clients. If there is someone you admire, odds are good that at some point, she was their agent,
2. She could negotiate a deal like few who have ever trod the earth. Casting would give her all the money they had budgeted for that part, plus a little more, plus promising to get her dog Barnaby groomed. She was magnificent to watch.
3. She was insane.
I'm sure you're thinking, "Quinn, it's the entertainment industry, they are all insane." Yes, many are. So consider this; if you told someone you worked for Susan, people who worked for insane people would look and you and whisper, "I hear she's insane."
1.Challenges come to reveal to us our deepest tendencies, as well as the need to reflect on who we are and who we want to be. #My2020Lessons
https://t.co/JqbhvNaJIf matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. At the same time, it is often within your power to make them better. #My2020Lessons
3.Make sure to always remember never to wrestle with a pig because you just get dirty and the pig enjoys it. #My2020Lessons
4.Grapes must be crushed to make wine. Diamonds form under pressure. Olives are pressed to release oil. Seeds grow in darkness. Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed or in darkness, you’re in a powerful place of transformation. Trust the process. #My2020Lessons
I won't name the person but it's related to someone I know digitally
I've been following him for a year or more
He owns a digital marketing agency and a sells some courses
He had tremendous growth rate on his social media
Everything was going good but today he's shutting down his agency
Started providing digital marketing services but
Instantly started running massive number of ad campaigns on his social media accounts
Used to pay around Rs 5-10 lakhs per month = rent in a posh area + employees
Shutting down today
He has a strong personal brand but at the cost of massive investments!
Be it on Ads or PR or some branding
To celebrate, here are the 22 best threads I’ve found on Twitter this year.
•Clarity of thought
If I see more interesting threads, I will add to this list.
1. @ryanstephens: Need tips on growing a newsletter, mastering Twitter, writing online?
@ryanstephens breaks down a podcast discussion between @davidperell and @nathanbarry
Here’s what you can
2. @jackbutcher: How to separate your time from your income
•Explore the market
•Build products and services
•Scale your reputation
•Break the matrix
A fantastic thread complete with helpful
Divorce your time and income: (thread)— Jack Butcher (@jackbutcher) July 18, 2020
3. @AlexAndBooks_: I love to read.
Here is a great thread on 10 fantastic books.
Includes a short summary of each.
Don’t just take it from me, this is straight from the legend: @AlexAndBooks_
4. @m_franceschetti My biggest revelation in 2020 was the importance of sleep.
Here, @m_franceschetti founder of @eightsleep gives us his eight sleep hacks to improve sleep for 2021.
Do these and your productivity will
Sleep is always my top priority, and will continue to be in 2021. It is foundational to all health.— Matteo Franceschetti (@m_franceschetti) January 4, 2021
I\u2019ve compiled a list of my top 8 sleep hacks that I use everyday to improve my sleep. If you are trying to improve your sleep in 2021, this thread is for you. \U0001f447
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