Cryptocurrency

I’m a fan of Cryptocurrency.

My warning is you shouldn’t put more money into it than you can afford to lose.

Now that that is out of the way, here’s a simple guide on how to get started.

First you need to create a free wallet to hold your Cryptocurrency in. This will also give you an app which can easily give you quotes on some of the most popular currencies right now.

I’m using Coinbase and you can sign up for your free account here:

http://www.circlefinancial.org/coinbase

I’ve dipped my toe in by buying a little bit of each of what Coinbase has available. If I were to only buy one I’d buy Ethereum right now, if I were going to buy two I’d buy Bitcoin and Ethereum.

You can buy “smaller” amounts via a credit or debit card, larger amounts need to go through a bank account.

The reason I’m so excited about Crypto is it is a whole new paradigm on how we handle money. I can buy a certain amount of Crypto and go and buy something at a store or online, and there’s no bank or central government acting as middle man.

Regulation is probably inevitable but that I don’t see that as a problem or hindrance to growth, in fact I see it will be a catalyst to growth. When this becomes normalized enough that’s when the “big boys” will start to jump in with their billions.

At time of posting:

Bitcoin $14,832.30
Bitcoin Cash $3,100.51
Ethereum $717.21
Litecoin $286.92

There are others, but those are the ones I currently own/follow closely.

I learn by doing so I knew I wouldn’t start to understand Crypto until I dipped my toe in.

You have everything you need

There have been a few times recently when I’ve said myself “I really wish I could fix X, it has been a slight annoyance for a long time.” I stop for a moment and realize right there, just feet from where I am standing I find the solution.

I already had what you needed to fix that slight annoyance, now look to see what other annoyances I have the tools to fix.

Here’s my story. I wanted to bring my cell phone to my bedroom because I needed the alarm. I didn’t want to unplug the cord and bring it back, because it is in a good place. I realized I already have another charger so I pulled it out of the drawer that was RIGHT NEXT TO MY BED.

Now I’m all set.

What I needed was within feet of where I needed it. And it is just a matter of being just barely outside of consciousness. We might be just a little too busy or hurried. But by slowing down just a bit and analyzing the situation a solution was readily available.

Such is life.

Loss

Sometimes when you lose something (like a job) you might think it is the end of the world but it is really a new opportunity waiting for you in the wings.

The difficult part is letting go of the fear enough to be open to those new opportunities.

What we need to remember is simply that wherever we are right now is exactly where we are supposed to be.

Belief in Yourself

Belief in yourself is the starting point.  There are going to be people who don’t believe in you.  People who don’t think you can do something.  The trap we sometimes fall into is believing those people, and stop believing in ourselves.

A close family friend reminded me growing up that my mother treated me like a Prince.  She raised me to believe I could do anything I set my mind to.  And I believed her, which developed a belief in myself.  And it worked.  Anything I set my mind to I was in fact able to accomplish.

Over the years through different ups and downs, that belief started to wane.  I actually started to get the label (or I perceived I got the label) village idiot in my family.  And I started believing it.  The Prince mentality that I had grown Continue reading

I am who I am

Anytime I’ve had to write a brief bio of myself, even if I will write more later, I always start “I am who I am.”  The ultimate meaning of this phrase is what you see is what you get.  In other words, the person is secure and knowledgeable enough about themselves that they are comfortable to be able to accept themselves for who they really are.  The good bad and ugly as they say, which really none of it is good nor bad, nor ugly, it just is.

The Sage Imhotep from the 27th century BC in Ancient Egypt implored us all to “Know Thyself.”

In short, to pull this all together without going into  too much detail, the meaning is once you Know Yourself, and accept yourself, you are able to say “I Continue reading