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!
I made a choice yesterday. I am new to Metamask and it is not user-friendly. So, I could either have paid more gas fees to speed up a transaction that would have amounted to nothing or paid more gas fees to cancel. I am choosing to wait it out and hope it drops off and unsticks itself.
As I was finishing for the day yesterday, I tried logging out of my WordPress account and encountered a 403 Error. That was disturbing since I knew that I did nothing to cause it.
I shared the issue in the Inner Circle Mastermind Community. Blain told me to clear my cache in my browser. He also gave me the link to an article that might solve the issue. One of the options was letting it go and checking back later to see if it clears on its own. That is the one I chose to start out with. It was the right choice and I am very relieved.
This has been a real adventure so far and it still isn’t over. As of this morning I received the email that the transfer of my XTM was sent to Metamask. Yay.
Have to Swap the XTM for a Crypto Currency that is Accepted on Blocktrades.
Metamask is a whole new world for me. And not the most user-friendly way to exchange Crypto Currency. The transactions are not free and not cheap or fast either. The crypto I needed to swap XTM for is ETH. I had to deposit FIAT to cover the gas fees that the transaction requires. Next Step is to make the swap.
I had to approve the XTM for swapping in Metamask too. So many steps to this.
I have been waiting most of the day for this swap to complete. Then I found out this afternoon that I essentially never swapped any XTM. The transaction is stuck and I don’t have enough gas fees to cancel it. And I am not going to pay more to speed up a transaction that isn’t going to amount to anything. So I will wait now to see if and when it gets unstuck so I can start over. Maybe in another platform. Not Metamask. Fingers crossed.
Success with Hive Today!!!
Last night on the Crypto Monday webinar, Blain announced the update of HivePay.io. He added the ability to deposit Hive tokens to Hive swap for a lower fee than even Leodex.io. It means we get more of our Hive to use on trades in Hive Engine. There are other updates to HivePay but this is the one I took advantage of today.
I sold a few other tokens and bought some HE-Index tokens which brought my HE-Index holdings really close to my goal.
I Decided that I Would Check Other Sources for Crypto to Trade
To see if I could get to my goal. I logged in to Uphold, Coinbase and Blocktrades. Uphold had some BAT tokens and in Coinbase I watched some videos and earned another ten dollars. I converted both of these to Litecoin and from there to Hive. When the Hive showed up in my wallet I made bought the HE-Index tokens that pushed me to my first goal and a bit over.
We will see what happens by tomorrow with that other transaction. It is good to have these learning experiences.
When you try something new you like it to work the first time, right? I mean who doesn’t?! The problem with that is that we don’t really learn anything when everything just keeps going smoothly.
We need to hit that wall and then get past it. No worries. Asking for help is fine. I used to think that I had to figure it out on my own. But it’s good to share your challenges and ask your community for help. Guaranteed you’re not the only one who has that question. Just like in school. Don’t be afraid to raise your hand and ask for help.
I ran into a challenge today! Last week I bought two CHAOS Legion Packs in Hive Engine. Found out that in order for them to benefit me I had to bring them from Hive Engine into Splinterlands. Okay, great! I asked around and my friend Chris, @mba2020, shared an article with me that he that he found with instructions.
I Found the Article and Read the Instructions But….
Something just wasn’t working. I needed to log in to both Splinterlands and Hive Engine. Did that.
You can find the instructions in the article but here is just a real quick summary. When you are logged into Splinterlands click on the cards icon, then go over to the right hand side of the page where it says inventory and click on other. You will get a list that looks like this
but it will have CHAOS Legion Packs in there as part of your inventory if it goes right the first time.
Mine were not there. My next step was to ask Blain for help. Blain asks every morning in our Inner Circle Telegram Group how they can help us build our business.
I shared what I was trying to do and what I had done and that it wasn’t working. Blain’s work around went really quick. I went to Hive Engine and my wallet where the CHAOS packs were and went to the right side with the stack that looks like a menu.
When you do that one of the options will be transfer. Click on it and a transfer form will come up
I filled that in with where I wanted to send my 2 CHAOS Packs and hit send. And then
Up on the right is where it shows that the packs were transferred to my Splinterlands account. I refreshed the page and they show up in my inventory now. This is where they need to be in order for me to benefit from them.
The Lesson Here Is
There is s always a way to get something done. Just have to be okay with being a little frustrated and willing to work through it. The only problem is that I waited too many days to get this done. I bought the packs on Thursday. I lost from Friday till today chances to earn from them. On the upside, I will know how to transfer them over and get that done quickly when I buy more of them this week. One more lesson! Don’t be afraid to get help.
I never gave any thought to what it might be like to live on 3 levels again. We did not tak laundry down and up the steps to wash and put away.
I did all the laundry the day before my birthday so I could relax on my day. We went out for a walk that day and my knees were okay. I started hurting later on. It has been a week now and not letting up. I stopped taking the anti inflammatory drugs so I don’t screw up my system. When I get over this I will be moving more and more mindful of taking heavy loads up and down the stairs. The difference is that the washer and dryer were on the same level in the apartment.
And it May Take Longer than I thought to Complete the Transfer of my XTM tokens.
When I checked my wallet in Metamask this morning I noticed that the transfer of XTM tokens had not happened. Disappointing and I was concerned that something had gone wrong. But like Jon said, I hadn’t been active there on Torum in a long time. That is going to change as of today. Even if I just start by commenting and sharing other posts.
So I need to allow myself the time to heal and be okay with asking for help. And I need to wait patiently to see the first transaction of withdrawing my XTM to go through. That is my day today! See you here tomorrow!
I joined Torum earlier this year. It is a social media platform for crypto currency enthusiasts. They have their own token called XTM. Members earn the tokens when they complete missions/tasks on the site. It is a great place to learn more about many different crypto currencies.
Jon mentioned it again in our Click Track Profit Telegram group recently and that reminded me that I hadn’t been there in awhile. It turns out that it was many months since I had been active there. I had about 895 XTM tokens that were sitting there in my wallet. I learned that I would have to complete a few extra steps to withdraw and convert them.
Moving the XTM from Torum to the Etherium Mainnet Using Metamask
The first thing I had to do is withdraw them to my ERC-20 wallet. What is that? It is a decentralized wallet. Okay!
I already have a Metamask wallet. I had to look for my password to unlock the browser extension and connect to my Torum wallet. Done. Now I had to withdraw the XTM. I opened my Metamask, connected it to Torum and made sure that Etherium Mainnet was selected. Next I copied my wallet address and pasted it into the Withdraw XTM form where it says ERC-20 Wallet address. I typed in the amount I wanted to withdraw and clicked on Confirm. It takes a day or two to get to the wallet.
While I Wait for the XTM to get to my ERC-20 Wallet
Jon completed his transaction yesterday. He told me that he added the XTM token to Metamask so he could get it swapped out. Blain told me how to do this today.
First I had to open the Metamask browser extension and scroll all the way to the bottom where it says Import Tokens.
I did a search first but XTM did not come up. It didn’t show up with a refresh either. So I clicked on Custom Token. This is where you import tokens that are not on the list in Meta mask.
It asks for the Contract Address of the token you want to import. When I asked Blain how to find that he gave me the address but also told me that they can be found on a site called Coin Gecko.
On the right hand side of the page under the buttons that say Buy/Sell, etc. there is all the information about the token. The contract address is right there. Look a little to the right and there is a Metamask icon. Click on it and it will import the Contract Address automatically. I already added the address to the form and when I did the other information filled in as well. And now?
Now I Must Wait Until My XTM appears in the Wallet
I was going to leave it in my wallet on Torum mostly because I felt a bit intimidated by the process of getting it out and paying a larger fee to do so. I chose to move it so I could learn how to do it knowing that I had the help and support of Blain, Jon and the rest of the CTP community. Even if I don’t end up with all of it after the conversion process, it is still money I wouldn’t otherwise have to use. It is also good to learn other ways to get things done. When the tokens appear in my wallet and it is time to do the swap I will share that with you as well.
I should really just be calling these Friday Goal Updates.
I started my “Buy Day” yesterday but I was using just what was in my wallet. The dollar cost averaging using the $12.50 a week is on Fridays.
As I was going through my wallet on Hive Engine yesterday I noticed that I had some tokens I could sell to get Hive tokens. One of them was the WAIV token that I sold to get 31 Hive. That was the most Hive I have had to use at one time. This was just from what I have earned from content creation and curation.
Added a Couple of CHAOS Legion Packs to My Holdings
So I used a little over 20 Hive to buy 2 CHAOS Legion Packs myself and get into that action on Splinterlands. I am not playing the game but I am very interested in the passive income opportunities that are available there.
I used the remainder of those Hive tokens to buy a little over 13 more Index.
At the end of all of this trading I was around 44 Index away from my goal of 500. For some reason I thought I would hit my goal between yesterday and today. But I am closer here.
Logged into Coinbase this Morning to Convert My FIAT to Hive
I started today by logging into Coinbase and funding my account with $13.99 because after the fees I was still under the $12.50 that I want to invest. That’s a little frustrating. I bought the Litecoin on Coinbase that I then sent to my wallet to buy Hive.
My next step was to log in to Leodex.io to deposit the Hive into my wallet.
I was able to get a little more Hive because the price was down slightly this morning.
I had a small amount of VOUCHER and some other tokens that I could sell to add to the 15 Hive and bring it up to around 22 Hive to use for buying more Index today.
Less Than 20 Index Away from My First Goal!
I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed. Just a bit. I know I will probably get there before next Friday. I will be rolling my earnings from other tokens into acquiring more Index throughout the week.
Dolphin Status on Hive is Not Terribly Far Away!
Once I reach my first Index Holdings Goal I am going to pour a little more of my FIAT into reaching my 5000 HP goal. I really want to get there by the end of the year. Most of the Hive Power I have is from my earnings.
I am back to creating posts more consistently and adding to that commenting on at least 10 posts from other people everyday. One of the keys is to find new people to engage with each day. Look for people who are just starting out and give them some encouragement to keep going. It doesn’t cost anything but a little bit of time to help people and raise them up.
Last But Not Least My CTP Power Goal
On our Inner Circle Mastermind this last Wednesday evening we were talking about our goals and how we were going to reach them. My third goal was to get my CTP Power goal to 50,000. Blain pointed out that if I just undelegated some of the tokens that were no longer being used I could get there fairly quickly. I began that process. They will be completed in the next few days. Once they’re completed I will be at 48,678.82 CTP Power. I will actually be over the 50K except for one 10K delegation I am leaving in place. Without it I am only 1,321.18 CTP Power away.
Not a bad week overall and a reinforcement of what Jon and Blain have been telling us all along. I don’t have money and I don’t have time are just excuses. I haven’t used very much money out of pocket until recently and I have found pockets of time to create content and comment on posts from other people.