My Friday Buy Day Update for 12/03/2021 — Getting Ready for Click Track Profit’s Project Bowtie Launch.

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.

Check Out These Replays From Crypto Monday and Thursday Night Live

To learn more about Project Bowtie and other great things going on in the CTP Community!!

Crypto Monday Replay 11/29/2021 and Thursday Night Live Replay 12/02/2021

Now It Is Time to Go and Finish My Other Tasks for Today!

See you again soon!

Compromise or Sacrifice — Either One Will Get You What You Deserve — Which Path Will You Take?

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.

I Am Going to Stop Right Here!

Where will you be next year at this time?

Trying to Relax But Traveling Stresses Me Out

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!

See you again soon!

More Fun with Metamask and My XTM Transaction

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!

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.

My Wednesday So Far — Short and Sweet Post Today!

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!

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.

403 Forbidden Request Forbidden by administrative rules, Huh?

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.

That is all for today! See you again soon!

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.

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.

https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/torum

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!