INTRODUCE MYSELF - My first post on hive

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MY QUEST: PATIENCE, FAILURE, ANGER, GOAL & DESIRE TO SUCCEED
In the year 2017 I blew my chances. I chose copper over gold and that is a decision I still look back today and wish I never took.

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Patience, like all other virtues, works best when it's applied intelligently. By June, 2017 I had already accumulated a total of 10BTC which was worth about $10,000 and for me that was a fortune. Fast forward to December 2017. I sold all my Btc for just $8000 which I ended up loosing to fraudsters and this decision still pricks me in my brain till today. It dawned on me when BTC rose to an all time high the next year to $20,000. I couldn't hold back my tears in my bedroom even though I knew it was too late to rescue the cat from the bag and all I could do was just to watch from my screen how bitcoin continued to rise and rise but for me it was a different story as I could only be described as a man who went to the stream to fetch water with a basket. It wasn't until the last stage of my recovery from depression that I had to shut all channels I could use to access the CRYPTO market and this was the ultimate stage of my acceptance. This whole scenario diminished my interest in CRYPTOCURRENCIES and left me in a state of anhedonia and denial and at this point, all I could do was continue watching how people were investing and making money. Since then,I have walked from failure to failure and trying hard not to loose my enthusiasm. I have tried so many ways to create opportunities for myself coz I know they don't happen ordinarily. My only desire is to achieve success and I know it comes with so much effort day in day out. Today bitcoin has climbed to $60,000 which means I would have been worth $600,000 if only patience was my watchword."Would have" is a phrase you don't ever want your name to be associated with.

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It wasn't until after the pandemic I decided to take a deep breath, pick myself up and start all over again. I began making enquiries about exploring the CRYPTO WORLD again but in my mind it was already too late as I was years behind and so many persons had made a fortune from it and the late comers like myself only had to scratch the bottom of the pot to salvage anything left for grab. Did I say after the pandemic? Well!!! Sorry, my bad. I almost forgot that the pandemic is still very much with us and people are still making money in the CRYPTO world but even though it's been four years since I made a poor decision now will be the time to dust myself back up because to escape fear, you have to go through it and not around it. Before I loose track let me formally introduce myself.

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Firstly I'd like to say Thank you to HIVE community for giving me this opportunity. My name is Iyke Marshal and I am 27years old. I was born in a small city in the early hours of the morning on 15th october, 1994 in the university of ilorin teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Just in case you're wondering if Marshal is a nick name like people often do, the answer is NO. It has been my name since birth and was given to me by Dad. My Father is a retired Dental Surgeon who was also a military Officer working with the Nigerian Army and my Mother is currently working as a Registered nurse with the Nigerian Army.
I live in Portharcout City, Nigeria currently, I am a Doctor training at the University of Portharcout Teaching Hospital and currently undergoing my last clinical rotation. The origins of my own desire to become a Physician have been less dramatic, but equally sound. As a child whenever someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered with a rainbow of possibilities, including soldier, engineer, footballer, and of course, doctor. Being a doctor appealed to me because doctors seemed smart, responsible, helpful and cool.
The steady string of experiences I have accumulated so far lead me to believe that the most solid decision is that which is based on both gut feeling and careful deliberation. I believe there are three ways to gain insight into the field of medicine: as an observer, a patient, or a doctor.I have had experience as the first two; now I am ready and eager to achieve the last.

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I am a self motivated, and disciplined soul. I am always keen to up-skill myself by learning new things whenever I get a chance.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, sometimes playing video games, listening to music, watching movies and also watching my favorite sport; Formula 1 ( F1).

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I first heard about hive from my friend and colleague @drlins few weeks ago and instantly fell in love with the community and it's prospect. I tried to register severally on the platform but was unsuccessful until I called a friend @bhoa who generated a VIP link for me which I successfully used to register.
Prior to my registration, I had already done my critical and careful analysis over time and decided to dive into CRYPTO again which was early this year and it was still he, my good friend and colleague @drlins who was available and willing to guide me through. He gave me insight on how to navigate around the market and even assisted me in getting a TRUST WALLET. In my thought I was still in doubt whether to invest every penny I had into this? Other questions too ran through my mind like; What are the possibilities of making more money? This were the questions i had no answer to but again if I had the power to be in the future and come back I will quickly just check what coin to buy but then, you and I know this is not possible. Even though some of us have read fictions about people teleporting to the future. Even in my skepticism one part of me still believed there is light at the end of the tunnel because after all who will be so wicked to reach the tunnel end and turn the lights off? Definitely not you nor anyone else. Just when I was about to dive in, the market began to dip as the blockchain was like a war war zone full of blood shed. I became really worried. Could this be a sign that CRYPTO is not for me? This was a question running through my mind and begging for answer as this thought was accompanied with stomach ache. Again I was adviced to buy the dip as it was the perfect time to buy because the market will come back strong and I would have made some few dough. For my 2nd attempt to buy, the dip continued exactly where it left off as it got deeper and deeper. This was when I thought to myself maybe it was time to start attending the DEEPER LIFE BIBLE CHURCH. As the market continued in this direction, all I thought was whether to be thankful I didn't invest my last buck as this could just be a sign of an impending crash of CRYPTO world. Well! this was just my own thought playing poker game in my head.

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I don't know how best to describe how I feel for all the poor decisions I made in the past but I am willing to make those wrongs RIGHT and I'm happy because I know I am in the right place and with the right people who can help me grow and make the right decision. I cherish the opportunity this platform offers and do not wish to take it for granted but rather maximize the opportunities it offers. I am also very open to learning and contributing my own quota to the community as I know that there is strength in unity. According to McLarren CEO, Ron Dennis he said and I quote "You don't expect to be at the top of the mountain the day you start climbing".

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Once again I want to say a very big thank you to the HIVE community for having a big and open heart to accommodate me and I promise to abide by every rules & regulation guiding and keeping the community together. I remain my humble self MARSHAL and I love you all from the apex of my heart. God bless you all.



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Welcome to Hive community, i wish you all the best. Feel free to explore.

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You already entered the terminal and I want to say welcome. Patience is a virtue indeed but hard, damn hard!
Its interesting and great that you put your story into a blog and left it here on the blockchain, so welcome, welcome to the Hive movement and blockchain. Your first blog is up and on the chain, hope you feel relieved, and not afraid of what is coming your way in the comments.
We know it can be daunting and frightening because all is new.
If you want to read some history this is a blog https://peakd.com/hive-198524/@hivepeople/hive-for-noobs-hive-198524 about it.

But for now the new beginning, you will have fun blogging and vlogging I promise. But in the beginning it’s hard and all is new and maybe you need help. We have amazing people here and a help discord if you need it. I love blogging, and was a newcomer once aswell so i know the feeling. The biggest and best advice is always be carefull with all your passwords, Never give those up !! I speak from experience !

What always is a big help to your account is to try to build and expand it. Be a daily blogger. The best way is to comment / respond on other hivers and their posts, there are so many topics here, you will definitely find a place for your thoughts and brainwaves.

I use @Peakd to post to Hive but Ecency is also a possibility. It’s a website, mobile and desktop application that improves your experience on Hive. If you are interested for Android download : https://android.ecency.com, for iOS: https://ios.ecency.com, for desktop: https://desktop.ecency.com apps that helps you to connect, and that’s what we do here !
You can also earn to promote and boost your content. Again If you are interested https://ecency.com just some extra information in this early start of your journey here! Last hive.blog is an option too. They work well and let me know if you have difficulty.

There are a lot of communities to blog in, besides your own account. Go to the main page of your account and see which one you like and you want to subcribe to. It’s in the menu.

Good luck with with hive experience and I Will See you around and may you find here what you are looking for. Just remember that all good things come in good time and never giving up is THE key to the big succes on the Blockchain.

Also you could join the the Terminal discord. Or visit @heyhaveyamet for more new arrivals, newbies exposure in the beginning is very important, and you can always learn from others.
Let me know if this was helpfull or if you need more help, or better see you in Discord
the Terminal.
Here is the invite its free,

https://discord.gg/XZGPGpz

Greeting from the Netherlands
@ Brittandjosie

Good luck to you as the new arrival, may hive become your new life !

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Tip! https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@crosheille/so-whats-the-criteria-for-a-quality-post-how-curators-make-their-selections

https://discord.gg/XZGPGpz

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Your welcome message make me feel like home and I feel grateful to be here. Your comment is very helpful and I will go through the links you shared. Thanks for the welcome and support.

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You are very welcome. And in the terminal you have resources To. We gathered a lot of information that can be of help.
Staff is available 24/7 to help out
Just blog and see where this new journey brings you.

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You are a race fan aswell
I am now watching the Qatar training from max Verstappen, fastes time for bottas now

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I am a race fan. I picked interest in racing in 2013 when Vettel became the world champion. It became my best sport since then.

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Dutchies are huge race fans, and this year Zandvoort came to the tracks so cool

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That's very true. In my country Nigeria not much people are interested in Racing.

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Hello @drmarshal! This is @traciyork from the @ocd (Original Content Decentralized) curation team. We noticed you shared your first post here on Hive and introduced yourself to the community - congratulations and welcome!

Speaking of community, we have many different ones here on the blockchain, devoted to all kinds of interests. Here's a link so you can check them all out - Hive Communities. I see you've already found the OCD community, and I think you'll be interested in these to start off with as well -

LeoFinance

STEMSocial Community

Hive Naija

Also, as Hive can sometimes be quite confusing, the newly launched Newbies Guide is a growing repository of useful and easy to understand posts about how the Hive ecosystem works.

Please be aware that Hive is a bit different from other social media platforms since you are monetizing your blog, so it is important not to include content that you don't own without sources (and it shouldn't exceed 50% of the post). For more information, check this post - Why and How People Abuse and Plagiarise by hivewatchers.

In addition, since you're new, you may run into an RC (Resource Credits) error when trying to comment/post because you don't yet have enough Hive in your account yet. For assistance with a temporary delegation to get you started, be sure to check out the Gift Giver site.

I'm sure @drlins & @bhoa will continue to help you as you begin your Hive journey, but if you have any questions, feel free to hop into the OCD Discord server and we'll do our best to answer them, and again welcome to Hive!

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I am glad for the welcome note. Thank you.

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Welcome to the Hive community @drmarshal!
We sincerely hope you find everything you are looking for and have found a new home here.

Seven suggestions to consider:

  1. Guard your passwords carefully, and publish and do everything except Wallet with the Posting key
  2. Use your Active key only for wallet transactions, Keychain, Peaklock, Hivesigner, and Hivelock,
  3. The Owner key and the Master password are only used to reset compromised passwords,
  4. DO NOT lose your passwords; but copy and store them offline in a safe place,
  5. Do not publish other people's work, be it photos or written, without credit, and be sure to source all of your work, even if it is your own.
  6. An introduceyourself tag is used only once, and
  7. Do Not click on any links in memos or comments that you do not know who they belong to. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is, so the old saying goes. There is nothing free here.

I found you because @brittandjosie and @jamerussell from @heyhaveyamet presented and promoted your publication to get more exposure and help you grow faster.

If you find yourself overwhelmed and need some guidance, or if you have any questions, there are informed Hiveans available who can help you; you can click to go to The Terminal in Discord here:

Have fun and happy Hiving!

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Welcome to the platform doc😁

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Thank you very much. I am very happy to be here.

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It's obvious you are😉
Keep exploring and enjoying your stay.
Did I tell you we are birth mates?😉

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Oh wow! That's so lovely. Once again thanks so much

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Welcome to hive 👌 and thanks for a wow introductions.
Have fun, explore and impact.once more welcome.

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