On The Way to My Next Goal of 1000 HE-Index Tokens

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.

Percentage away from my Goal of 5000 Hive Power.

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.

Got My XTM to My Wallet and Tried to Swap it for Etherium

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.

Pretty Simple Easy Deposit of Liquid Hive to SwapHive in Hive Engine.

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.

I Have Accumulated Just Over 508 HE-Index tokens as of Today.

We will see what happens by tomorrow with that other transaction. It is good to have these learning experiences.

Challenges Are a Gift — They Teach Us Lessons About Ourselves!

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.

This picture is from Chris. His account had the packs. He was able to follow the other steps in the instructions in the post.
This is from my account. The packs did not show up. So I used Blain’s work around.

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.

There are 0 packs because I took this screenshot after the transfer.

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.

See you tomorrow!

Dealing With Knee Pain — OUCH!

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!

Moving XTM tokens from Torum to Etherium Mainnet on Metamask & Added XTM to Metamask

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.

Have a great rest of your Saturday! Bye for now.

Friday Buy Day Week 2 — Just a Little Short of My First Goal of 500 Index Tokens!

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

Yesterday I read a post from my good friend Chris, @chris.topher about buying a Chaos Legion Pack on Splinterlands using Voucher tokens. Then I saw a comment on this post from @achim03 that caught my eye.

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.

See you next week with more progress on my goals!

Happy Veterans Day — Thank You For Your Service!

I learned something new about Veterans Day! The United States is not the only country that celebrates it. I never knew that.

I found this article in a Google Search about Veterans Day: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts

When I joined the Navy I am pretty sure that serving my country was not foremost in my mind. I was pretty young and my motivation at that time was getting out of the house and doing something other than going to school. College wasn’t working out so well for me. I didn’t want to be there. Initially, I wasn’t even going to go through with it. Then I mentioned to some people I knew that I was talking to recruiters and they laughed at me. That was it. I had something to prove to myself and the naysayers who told me that I would never make it. Yeah, just watch me. One of the best choices I ever made in my life.

I just want to say thank you to everyone who has served, those who served and are no longer with us, those who are still serving, and to the families of all of them. Happy Veterans Day!

It’s My Birthday Today So I am Trying to Get Stuff Done Early!

I am very grateful to have reached this age. Sixty years old. I have relatives that didn’t get this privilege. My Dad’s father, my paternal grandfather, whom I never met, was 59 when he passed away. My mom’s brother, my uncle John, who I did get to spend time with while growing up was 58 when he passed away.

Four years ago I spent my birthday getting surgery. A resection for breast cancer surgery because the first surgery didn’t clear the margins enough. Three weeks later I started 30 radiation treatments. I have been cancer free for four years now.

My Dad wished me a happy birthday when he came downstairs. I laughed and told him that I remember when he turned 60. I do miss my Mom. I miss her all the time but today I miss her alot. I had some people I know ask me what I was going to do today. Anything special?

It’s funny! I am not one to go out shopping and I don’t do spa days. I really just like to relax at home. Today is a nice day so we might take a walk by the lake. I am just enjoying being here and being able to live my life on my terms. That’s huge for me. I am grateful for waking up another day and having the opportunity to move my life forward. Technically I won’t be 60 till around 1:50 p.m. CST. LOL And I get an extra hour because we turn the clocks back tonight for the end of Daylight Savings Time.

Have a great rest of your Saturday and weekend.

First Friday Buy Day Today!

I jumped the gun and started the process yesterday. But I saved the Hive that I purchased through Coinbase and used it to get 15 more HE-Index Tokens. I started in Coinbase and bought Litecoin which I deposited into Hive using a wallet address. I got the wallet address by adding my Hive username on Blocktrades.us. It is a pretty simple process and now it’s even easy. It didn’t start out that way. There is an awesome tutorial post by @jongolson that explains how to go from Fiat to Hive using Coinbase. The process is pretty much the same using Uphold. I was using Uphold initially but they are denying my Visa debit card now and Coinbase is not.

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Why I Changed My Mind About Dividing Between Staking Hive and Buying Index

I did this because I am getting Hive Power and Hive Backed Dollars from my content creation and curation (upvotes, comments and sharing/reblogging other peoples’ content). The more Index tokens I accumulate the larger share of the benefits I will receive from all the tokens held by HE-Index. The big one right now is VOUCHER from Splinterlands. I can sell the VOUCHER to people who want to buy the Chaos Legion card packs. This will get me more Hive to roll back in to buy more Index. Maybe once I get closer to my first goal of 500 Index I will divide between the two. But for now I am sticking to the $12.50 per week for dollar cost average investing out of pocket. That is a budget I can handle without causing me any issues.

Three Zero Cost Ways to Learn About How to Get Involved in Crypto

Jon and Blain sent an email out to their Click Track Profit list subscribers yesterday reminding people who’ve still not gotten involved how to learn about Crypto without any cost involved. These include the training in the Click Track Profit back office, Start Earning Today, and The Hive Guide. There are no excuses not to learn about Crypto and get involved. And you can always tune in to Crypto Mondays with @jongolson and @blainjones at 8 p.m. EST, Crypto Maniacs Podcast on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 pm EST with Jon and @taskmaster4450, and Thursday Night Live at 8 p.m. EST with Jon and Blain. This is just a start. Go and learn and get involved.

Have a great rest of your Friday!

I Decided Yesterday to Give a Boost to Reaching My Goals on Hive!

I mentioned in my post from yesterday that I have done most of my investing and earning on Hive with my time. I have invested small amounts out of pocket here and there but now I want to accelerate the process a bit.

Reaching Dolphin Status by Year’s End

One of my goals is to reach Dolphin Status on Hive by the end of the year. I am at 4,095.660 Hive Power which is right around 82 % of my goal. 904. 34 Hive away. Not terribly far but it could use a little boost. The end of the year is only around 8 weeks away after all. I need 113.0425 Hive a week to get there. 16.14892857142857 per day. Remember though I am adding the dollar-cost averaging to my journey. I will continue to create and curate content on Hive as well.

Increasing My Passive Income by Using Some Hive to Purchase More HE-Index

Right now, as I mentioned in a previous post, I am around 80% away from my first HE-Index holdings goal of 500. As of today, I have 406 HE-Index tokens because I was able to move some things around and buy a few more. Using the dollar-cost average method could get me to 500 and on my way to the next goal of 1000.

How Many HE-Index Tokens I will need per week to get to 1000 by Year’s End

With Dollar-Cost Averaging I Can Just Focus on Accumulation and Not Worry About the Ups and Downs.

This is a good thing because I can keep the emotions out of this. I have enough going on in my personal life. It will be nice to have a break from all that and focus on these goals. And since HE-Index is an income token and the holdings include tokens I would invest in any way it is a no-brainer. I can get passive income and just keep going on the other parts of building my business. So going forward, at least until the end of the year…

Friday is going to be my Buy Day

I will be logging in to my Coinbase account and funding it with my debit card and buying Hive to power up half of it and using the other half to buy more Index. Then I will be rolling the income I get from Index back in to keep stacking and growing. Again, I will be continuing to grow using creation and curation as well. By the end of the year, I should reach my two immediate goals. Fingers crossed!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

P.S. Here is where you can learn more about HE-Index:

I don’t benefit in any way from you investing in Index nor is this financial advice. Just what I am doing as part of my online business-building journey.