My $12.50 didn’t go that far this week. I am very happy that I got to my 50,000 CTP Power goal last week. CTP tokens have gone up a bit this week and it is a little more difficult to get them right now. I believe that is because next month on January 13th, 2022, Jon and Blain are launching what they call Project Bowtie. There will be an airdrop for people who have Swap.Hive and liquid CTP. Not sure of the rest of the details. I am also participating in the CTP Swarm CTP Staking Contest. My plan is to divide whatever I get from buying CTP tokens and earning them. The Staking contest ends on the 22nd of December. Then I will divide what I buy between staking, liquid CTP and Swap.Hive.
My Other Goals Will Be on the Backburner For Awhile
Yes, even my goal to reach Dolphin in Hive may wait till next year. I am still going to get whatever Hive I can from content creation, upvoting, and curating. Probably won’t get to Dolphin till early next year. And that’s okay! It’s not the end of the world for me. There are so many fun things going on that I want to be able to take part in as much as possible. I want to be flexible for whatever might come along too.
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To learn more about Project Bowtie and other great things going on in the CTP Community!!
A little background. Many years ago I bought a course called the Proven Amazon Course to learn how to sell items on Amazon. I did learn how to do that. And then decided that it wasn’t for me. I like the idea of selling physical products online but didn’t want the inventory cluttering my space at home.
Recently I sent some books to Amazon using their Fulfilled By Amazon program. That renewed my interest in the eCommerce business model. I never really lost interest but I still don’t want to put my hands on the inventory. That is a sticking point for me.
I belong to a group on Facebook started by the owner of the Proven Amazon Course. His name is Jim Cockrum. He wrote a book many years ago called The Silent Sales Machine. It has since gone through many editions. This year they are having a virtual conference called Ecommerce Opportunity 2022 Conference. It is free to people who have purchased the Proven Amazon Course. They are live streaming presentations today and tomorrow and they will be recorded as well.
One of the speakers I listened to this morning talked about how the voice we hear the loudest in our minds is our own. That means that we have to be really careful about how we talk to ourselves. He also talked about the two paths from which we need to choose. The first path is the one of compromise and giving up on our dreams. The second is one of sacrifice and not making excuses. Either path or choice will get us to the same destination which is what we deserve.
Since my Buy Day update this last Friday I have been spending the last few days investing the Hive I have purchased. I took the 647 Hive that I acquired from the ETH swap last Saturday and powered up about 200 and invested the rest.
I increased my CHAOS Booster Pack holdings to 20. Still trying to decide if I will open them or sell them all. The temptation is to sell some and open some. When I see all the fun that @jonnycoin has opening his packs it’s hard not to want to open mine too. Maybe on Christmas Morning I will open the digital presents I bought for myself.
As of this afternoon I achieved two of the goals I set out for myself. A few weeks ago I got up to 500 HE-Index and chose 1000 to be my next goal. This afternoon after having to cancel and redo my buy orders a couple of times I managed to get there. My next HE-Index goal is 1500.
The one larger goal I am most happy about achieving is the 50,000 staked CTP tokens. It was close enough that I just went ahead and did it. There is a staking challenge starting up on Wednesday. I am going to participate by staking what I earn from content creation, curation and delegations.
Now I will focus my dollar cost average investments toward reaching my Dolphin Status on Hive. Not sure if I will get there by year’s end but it won’t be from lack of trying. Have a great rest of your Monday! See you next time.
I started the process of swapping my XTM tokens from Torum to ETH using Metamask on the 16th of this month. Today was the day that it finally actually worked and went through. I have to be honest I am pretty excited. And even better, the process to swap the ETH to Hive went really fast today. Of course I had help from @blainjones in the CTP Telegram group. One of the things I need to get better at is calming down and trying harder to focus. I was a little anxious. Okay, a lot anxious!
I Used Blocktrades to Swap the ETH for Some Hive
Hive is still up over 2 dollars right now so I didn’t get as much as I might have. But I am certainly happy with what I got. When I went to the CTP Telegram group with my question about swapping the ETH Blain told me I could just go directly from ETH to Hive. For some reason I thought I would have to have Litecoin in there first. This is where I kind of got a bit confused. I didn’t realize where I needed to put my Hive address to send the ETH.
So I went back to Metamask, clicked on Send and entered the amount of ETH I wanted to send to Hive. I got the wallet address from Blocktrades for them to make the deposit and convert it to Hive.
The Transaction only took Seconds to Complete and I Received My Hive!
I am still about 862.547 Hive away from Dolphin so I probably won’t power it all up. Waiting till Power Up Day for that. It will be here this coming Wednesday, December 1st. Haven’t decided how much I will Power up yet. Made the decision to change my recovery account on Hive as well. Forgot that it would take a month for it to happen. My plan is still to stay the course with my dollar cost average investing. This was just a huge bonus and boost to my efforts. How interesting that it happened on Thanksgiving weekend.
In next week’s Friday Buy Day update I will let you know where I chose to invest large for me chunk of Hive. Bye for now and Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Got a late start on my Buy Day activities today. Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day here in the United States so I was not online most of the day.
During the Brief Time I Spent Online Last Night I Saw the Price of Hive Had Gone Up Over 3 Dollars Each
As a result I knew that I wasn’t going to get as much for my weekly investment but what I already have is worth more. When I logged on to my computer this afternoon I noticed that the Hive price had come down a bit from last night. I logged into Coinbase to start my weekly purchase of Litecoin to transfer over to Hive. On my Coinbase dashboard I noticed that there was an opportunity to earn 3 more dollars watch some videos. That made up for the fees that it was going to cost for the transfer.
The Hive got Sent to My Wallet Really Fast Today
I went in and sold some other tokens and ended up with a little over 20 or so Hive to swap. My purchase today included around 17 HE-Index Tokens and 2 More Chaos Packs. That brings my total holdings of each one to 564.56969567 HE-Index and 6 Chaos Packs. This is pretty exciting stuff for me.
My Other Two Goals: CTP Power and Hive Power are Doing Well Too
My Dolphin dream for Hive is close to 83%. If I can get my XTM to ETH to Hive transfer done I might get to 5000 Hive Power by the end of the year. I am not sure about paying more gas fees to do that. Still thinking about it. Not out of the question.
My CTP Power is at 99% of my 50,000 Goal. There is another CTP Staking Contest starting on December 1st and hosted by the CTP Swarm Booster tribe. Pretty good bet that I can get to my 50K CTP Power goal by the end of that challenge. It goes until December 22nd.
So that is all for this week’s buy day update. Next week we will be into the last month of the year. Hard to believe.
Is it still considered travel if you’re only going two hours away? It’s a little road trip anyway. My sister is hosting Thanksgiving at her house in Madison, WI. She wanted to do it last year but COVID took that away. So tomorrow morning Roy, Dad and I are heading out to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her son and some of our cousins.
Most of tomorrow is going to be spent setting up and prepping for the big Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. Our cousins are bringing the appetizers, desserts and wine. It will be fun to see them again. It’s been awhile.
My Dad is a born designer and decorator. When he was growing up it wasn’t acceptable for a man to pursue that as a career. But he and my mother spent years entertaining as a hobby and they were awesome at it. He is still awesome at it but gets frustrated with me because I haven’t picked up on the decorating and entertaining. There was a bit of tension going on between Dad and I earlier. I get very stressed and anxious and if I feel like too much is happening at the last minute, it’s worse. When my sister was here she picked up a bunch of supplies and chairs to take back. But we are still taking half the house with us tomorrow. Or so it seems. Believe it or not writing this blog post is helping to relieve some of that stress.
So now it’s time to chill out and relax and get some clothes and stuff packed for our little road trip. We’ll be back on Friday sometime. I am just glad we’re not having to get on a plane to go anywhere far. I’d rather not spend Thanksgiving stranded in an airport. Thank you very much. If you celebrate Thanksgiving Have a Happy One!
Tomorrow will be one week since I initiated the swap of XTM for ETH.
As of today when I logged into Metamask it showed the transaction as pending.
However, when I click on the transaction under Activity and then click on the arrow to go out to Etherscan, I get the result shown above. I just wish it would drop off already so I can start over and correct the mistake I made. Instead, I get to keep exercising patience and wait for it to do what it does. Whatever that is.
I found some more tokens in my wallet in Hive Engine to swap for some Hive and buy a couple more HE-Index tokens. This is the big reason I want to get that XTM swapped out and brought to Hive.
Not much else going on today. Bought a new mouse for my laptop. This time we bought a wireless one. The little one I had was wired and the cord was retractable. Thinking that it just got worn out. At first, we thought there was something wrong with the USB port on my laptop. I had another mouse that was laying around and we plugged that in to see if that was the case. Thankfully, no it wasn’t. But the mouse we plugged in had its own issue. The scroll wheel doesn’t work. Roy reminded me that it was the reason why we bought the little mouse in the first place.
So that’s been my Monday so far! Not horrible! Just some minor frustrations. Just keep pushing past them and moving right along. Enjoy the rest of your day!
Let me start out by saying that I have been to some higher-ticket live coaching events. They were really good but what happens after that is what matters.
This morning an ad for this event appeared in my Facebook feed. I couldn’t resist. I had to click through to find out what the investment was for an event like this. I almost feel off my chair.
I have nothing against Tony Robbins. He’s actually pretty interesting and I have heard some videos from him. Still don’t get the whole walking on hot coals thing though. That’s always been a weird thing I don’t understand. How is walking on hot coals going to help me build my business, exactly? Pretty sure that’s just me. Another advantage of attending a virtual event like this is that you can stay home in your sweats or pajamas. No added travel expenses either. I didn’t copy the whole list of features.
Most People Can’t Dream of Justifying This Level of Investment
So, are there ways to get coaching without putting out thousands of dollars for a week? Sure are!
I belong to a great community of entrepreneurs called Click Track Profit. They have a Telegram group and someone is always there to lend a hand and answer questions. Click Track Profit also has an Inner Circle Mastermind group to which I belong as well. That is a paid membership but well within my budget and on Wednesday nights we have our video calls where we talk about what we are doing in our business and where we need help to improve. There is a Telegram group that goes with the Inner Circle Mastermind where every morning Blain asks how they can help us build our business.
Any other ways to get coaching for little or no financial investment?
Listen to Podcasts: There are a ton of them out there and sometimes even listening to podcasts that have nothing to do with business can spark some creative ideas. Podcasts are the listening choice of many high-income and successful people.
Watch a Ted Talk: They’re usually pretty short if you’re pressed for time.
Read books by authors who you would like to have as coaches. Sometimes you can get sample chapters on Amazon if you don’t want to or can’t buy the book.
There you go! Three ways to get coaching for your business or other parts of your life you’d like to improve without having to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Friday Isn’t the Only Day I Increase My Index Holdings
Each day I go to my Wallet on Hive-Engine to search for tokens to trade for Hive so I can buy more Index. As of today I am up to 544.79243031 HE-Index.
Now that I have reached that and surpassed that goal I am setting the next one for 1000 HE-Index. Haven’t set a date to reach it. The plan is to just keep stacking what I can everyday from what I am earning. Then on Fridays I will do my add my weekly FIAT allowance for buying in.
There are fees involved in trading and buying crypto currency. When I logged in to Coinbase today, I watched some videos that were available and the crypto I earned made up for the fees that would have reduced my $12.50 funding. It only took me a couple extra minutes to do that. Between that and the FIAT I was able to purchase around 15 more Hive to use for my purchase of Index.
My Fixation on Increasing My Index Holdings Has Taken Attention Away From My Hive Power Goal.
I am still 877.215 Hive away from Dolphin Status. I have only been claiming the Hive Power I am getting from commenting and curating. Haven’t been buying and powering up any Hive. So I either have to do way more content creation and curation or add to my out of pocket investment to get to the 5000 HP goal by the end of the year.
There are only six weeks left of the year. So I need to power up 146.2025 Hive each week to make it to 5000 by December 31st. I may have to switch up the way I am allocating my priorities.
One Thing That Would Help Is to Finally be able to Get those XTM tokens Brought Over to Hive.
As of today in my Metamask Wallet the transaction to swap XTM to ETH is still pending. But when I look at it in Etherscan it says that the transaction was dropped. It’s so confusing. It seems like I should be able to start the transaction over again and do it correctly. It would be nice to get this sorted out soon so that I can reach my Dolphin Status goal by the end of the year.
My CTP Power Holdings are Almost At 50000 CTP Power
I am leaving one of my delegations in place and it seems that someone else delegated 300 HP to me awhile back. I am at 49000.154 CTP Power with the delegations. So I only need around 999.846 to be at 50K CTP Power. I am keeping the 10K delegation I have out to the CTP Swarm Booster tribe @ctpsb because I want to support it and I am getting a return on it. So, more passive income for me.
That is all for my update this week. Just keeping consistent and stacking every day. Pretty simple. Not as easy to stay disciplined and on track. I am managing to do it though. Just a few more tasks for today and then I have the evening to myself.
Yesterday I was prepping for a medical procedure and spent most of the day away from my computer. I got home at around ten this morning after having to be there at 7 for the procedure that was scheduled at 8 am. Feels good to have it all done. The medical procedures must increase as we get older. I don’t have to do it again for another 5 years and by then I will be on Medicare.
I Was Away From My Desk But Managed to Fit in Some Curation Using My Phone
And while I was sitting on the couch using my phone to post comments on Hive, Roy was busy assembling my new desk/workstation.
It has a shelf for my external monitor so now I don’t have a stack of books taking up space. There isn’t a bar going across the bottom like the table I was using so I can sit closer. It has a hook on the side for my headset and a nice big drawer. The table I was using is an antique that my parents acquired a long time ago. It is nice but I wasn’t able to sit close enough and it was causing some of my knee pain. Kind of like in the car where I have to sit so close I pray the airbag never gets activated. That would hurt. But if I don’t sit close enough I can’t reach the pedals. Short girl problems.
My next investments will be some good lighting and a decent microphone. All in due time.
Still Waiting for My Metamask Transaction to Get Unstuck.
And today I was poking around on Brave to check out their new wallet feature. I had to get a new seed phrase and password. I didn’t spend too much time looking for the old one. Evidently, I have an Etherium wallet there too.
That Metamask transaction is still pending. The frustrating part of that is that there are tokens that will be moved. I hope it just fails soon so I can start it over. Might do the trade using another platform though.
Tonight is Thursday Night Live @ 8 p.m. EST
Jon and Blain will be streaming their always awesome online marketing, entrepreneur, and affiliate marketing training. Join us live on their Click Track Profit Facebook Page, Twitch.tv, and Vimm.tv You can catch the replay but live is so much more fun!
See you there tonight! Have a great rest of your day!