Keep Going When You Face Opposition. Focus on Your Purpose. Confuse Them With Your Silence, Shock Them With Your Results.
Hello friends, it has been almost six months since my last post here on Hive. It has been a trying year, physically, emotionally, spiritually.
The markets went from mania to sadness quite quickly, and combined with that, work loaded me up with extra work and completed a merger so hopefully job security is a thing.
My mother was having problems with her new boyfriend, my girlfriend feels her biological clock ticking and must procreate post haste.
A combination of learning Hive blogging and Defi, Splinterlands, Rising Star, dCity, dCrops.
Managing my own stock portfolio and my families portfolio amidst the market turmoil, combined with family friends and acquaintances relying on me rather heavily for my opinions definitely had a cumulative effect wearing me down.
Instead of burning out and saying forget it all, I returned to my core, my passion and listened to this video and many like it every day especially when I felt troubled.
Help Me, Help You ;)
Please do me a favor when you have 10 minutes and give it a listen.
Keep Calm Carry On
- Meditation, Exercise, Yoga, hobbies, spending time with loved ones, time alone staying in, going out and exploring new things. Find what helps you relax, because we are all different, and then whenever you feel overwhelmed in life, grab these tools and put them to work.
- That way you can keep your mind clear and continue to make good decisions. This is key when you are participating in the financial world.
- For me, I love to share my opinions and debate others regarding financial markets and educate others. When markets move down in strength, even after investing over 20 years, through the dot com crash, 08/09 great recession, covid crash in 2020, you still feel the fear, doubt, and anxiety when things crash.
- This time my personal life was less solidified, so the financial opinions of others started to cloud my judgement and make me second guess my own decisions and look back at my own actions wishing I had sold more, rather than being happy I did sell some.
- Then as I started averaging into stocks as they declined and told my friends and loved ones what I was doing, sadly they seemed to not average in also but take these as all in moments.
- Some were getting very sad and upset when the stocks continue to decline, meanwhile I am advising them I am buying more as prices decline, and they are now upset they put everything in and have nothing left with which to buy more.
- Then I started fearing people on hive could also do the same following my moves as I buy more of the respective hive game assets for the games I play here.
- That fear is even more likely when one considers people of many languages are reading my posts, and my own loved ones did not follow in the same manner.
- I kept making my posts more and more elaborate with more pictures and more specialized punctuation, it became too much for me to handle everything.
One of my favorite scenes in any movie. My passions are investing and gaming.
Most people invest purely for money, but to me, I view it like a game of 3d chess on a global scale where I compete against the best, and wealthiest, on the planet, and our collective decisions influence prices which act as signals to the economy and consumers at certain points in time.
People in my town were oblivious to investing, at least the ones I met at a young age as peers and their parents. I recall one person asking me if what I was talking about was legal after explaining how I can earn money passively with dividends by owning shares of stock. I am definitely a strange one to develop such a unique passion in this environment.
Growing up my family was aware and vocal over the likelihood that social security would not be there when I retired (we now know that was an exaggeration, benefits are expected to be cut by approx. 23% by 2034 at least). They also told me that most companies wont give pensions by the time I get older, which was true.
So it became important to me at a young age to learn and figure out ways to make money, and ideally passively without significant effort in order to replace the need to work over time. I also saw the likelihood that robots would exacerbate automation during my lifetime, which increases the need for investment income in the future.
Gaming on the other hand was a form of community for me most of my life growing up in an urban environment as a short, fat, weak, smart, education focused kid who was interested in science fiction, video games, history led me to have an isolated childhood, or maybe I was not likable but ID like to think it was my interests hah.
Growing up without common interests with the other children, video games quickly became my mental escape from the lack of connection, escape from the fact I had no dad and my mom was busy at work being a single mom, and escape the danger of the streets where by the age of 10 I had multiple experiences of groups of boys attacking me and taking anything I happen to have at the time.
So I focused on my passions, cleared my mind, removed the distractions, and kept grinding and building doing what I love. And now I feel back in control to the point of being able to do this again. I wanted to share what helped my mindset in this time, when so much is trying our minds.
Don't let anyone else's fear or perceptions break your pursuit of your goals, dreams, and passion. Keep your goals in mind, act rationally, and don't wait for anyone tell you now you can finally start making the moves to get what you want.
When you want to succeed, as bad as you want to breathe, you will have success.