I Want It All, And I Want It Now!

A few days ago I came across a video uploaded by one of the finfluencers I am following. He was talking about leverage trading, which is always a controversial topic in the cryptosphere. However, today I'm not going to talk about leverage trading, but I want to mention something he said, that made me think of Hive. He said:

There's no example of a man getting into an F1 car and winning the Formula 1 Grand Prix without any experience in Formula 1. That's never gonna happen. source

This is very true and if you've been following F1, you know that any newbie has to go through a lot of hardship and needs to accumulate experience before winning a race, let alone a championship. There are always exceptional drivers, who are evolving faster than others, but that driver that wins the championship the first year he joins F1 has not been born yet.

This applies to many areas in life, you just have to look around and be realistic. No matter what you do, in what area you want to try yourself out, even if you're exceptional, you need a lot of practice and time too, to get to the top.

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I Want It All, And I Want It Now!

This is valid on Hive too. There's someone every single day that is not satisfied, or it's disappointed, because after a couple of post, they did not get where the others are.

I want it all (Hey, yeah), I want it all
I want it all, and I want it now source

This is what the Queen has been singing for years. It's a good song and even though this is just a snippet of the lyrics, this is what everyone wants.

We live in the era of entitlement, they want it all and they want it now! There's always someone to compare yourself to, who has more, who gets more than you and who is more successful than you. The small detail that many fail to acknowledge is that those may have a different past on the platform, may have walked a different path and the effort put in by them may be different that what you've done so far. These details are almost never noticed or acknowledged.

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A New Dawn

Yesterday another video caught my attention and I recommend you watch it as you may understand more about what's ahead of us. This is the full video, but what I'd like to highlight today is this part:

Well Said Sir 🫡 pic.twitter.com/1GY1iYCkUz

— CT (@ctaggr) October 28, 2022

Some of the new users may see Hive as another social media platform where you can share all kinds of things and make some money (the more the better, the faster the better, of course). Well, Hive is much more than that. Hive is part of that ecosystem Eric Voorhees is talking about. It is just a tiny portion of it at the moment, but growing every single day and this is just the beginning.

This new financial foundation Eric Voorhees is mentioning in the video means freedom and responsibility as well. This is the whole purpose of this new financial foundation, to get rid of state control, manipulation, money printing and be able to make your own financial decisions. It means you are responsible of your stake and your investments. You make the decisions, you enjoy the benefits or suffer the consequences, depending on the decisions you make.

The main reason Hive seems attractive to many is because it is monetized. Most likely "earning" is the keyword onboarders are using when working on onboarding new users. There's nothing wrong with that. However, in case financial independence is the goal, a new mindset is needed.

Those who are crypto millionaires today, have been in the cryptosphere for a few years, have survived a couple of bear markets and enjoyed one or two bull markets. Almost all of them have lost a good portion if not all their initial trading capital and had to start again from scratch, by learning from their previous mistakes.

Hive offers you the opportunity you may have never had in your life, but it's not for free. There are strings attached if you want results. You need to learn how Hive works, make a plan, stick to it and you can enjoy your money work for you as a result. If you're starting from scratch, it takes time and patience is needed.

Another thing that is hard to understand is that "you can't have your cake and eat it too". How many times you see users saying "others earn a lot more by curating". Yes, these are the users who decided not to eat their cake, but put it to good use instead. Crypto is about accumulating and holding, till the time comes. Bear markets are perfect for that and we are in the bear market right now. You have the chance to accumulate, earn interest on your crypto, till the bull market starts. Then you do what you think it's best for you.

So those who want it all and want it now are in the wrong place in mt very humble opinion. Hive is not a get rich quick place, never was, never will be. You can accumulate by building brick by brick, but not in a day or a week. Crypto and Hive both are here to stay and the quicker you adapt, the better for you. Build your stake, put it to good use and you'll never have to depend on others.

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As you have said, this applies to all aspects of life. Right now he is hitting me with the photograph.

I've been doing courses, practicing, making content and only got 2 paid clients... at least it's better than zero.

For now I have to keep doing just for the love I have for this art and keep giving away sessions while my time comes.

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I don't know how you work or how your business is organized, but here the competition is fierce. You have to be the best and have the best gear to get clients. However, don't give up. Practice to be the best and results will come.

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No one was born learned and seeking immediacy only leads us to make mistakes and frustration. As newbie on this platform, I always tried to learn to grow. When the results begin to appear I will feel satisfied. I want it all, it's true, but in the meantime I'll enjoy the ride.

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Enjoying the ride is the most important thing and many can't see it. If I think of the (almost) 5 years I've spent on Hive and how many things we've been trough ... oh boy, it's been a lot of fun.

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That title got my attention, I've seen a cartoon movie that had a song featured in it with these words in the chorus part 😅

Hive is not a get rich quick place, never was, never will be

Fact! Sad one to those who wouldn't agree but I think that is why Hive is fun and full of lessons... You won't learn different things if you get things easy.

"I want it all" should be "I give it my all" 😁 Hive deserve that.

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You won't learn different things if you get things easy.

I could have not said it better. The harder you work to get something, the more you can value it.

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Exactly! Well, some people don't see it this way... They just want to get all the can out of it without stressing much.

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The moment I saw the first few lines I jumped off my seat. I was excited cause I trade leverage most of the time. I’ve got a few experiences in there which I had to learn the hard way.

Initially, when I started leverage I wanted it all and I wanted it now. My leverage positions were always so high. For the first few days I made profits but the next few days were bad. I lost all my stake and had to learn a bitter lesson. From now on I’ve reduced my leverage but that doesn’t mean I don’t get liquidated from time to time.

It took loosing every bit of usdt that I had in my account to learn that there was no fast way. You have to build slowly and cautiously whilst having a plan. That has always been my moto and I never get discouraged even if things are not going on well.

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They say those who get into leverage without knowing what they are doing, deserve to lose. It sounds harsh, but it's true and it happens every single time. Without knowing what you're getting into is just gambling.

It took loosing every bit of usdt that I had in my account to learn that there was no fast way. You have to build slowly and cautiously whilst having a plan.

Wise words.

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It’s true even though it sounds harsh, it sounds harsh to someone who knows nothing about leverage but is not willing to learn and still wants to do leverage.

I will admit that I deserve to lose all that money. Now am wiser, I set my buy limits at a reasonable price and make sure to take a profit when I get a reasonable profit. But the most important thing I think everyone should know is to know when to accept defeat.

You might be very cautious but still, end up being liquidated. That's why setting tp and stop looses are super important.

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Well said, ma'am. This is a social media platform, not a content dump. Everyone should read and interact with others' content as much as they share it. No one did what they're doing now by waiting. There are rules on Hive, just like everywhere else, and it's up to you to adapt to them and build your future.

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I wish these complainers could read this, but they won't as they are busy being disappointed.

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It was a pleasure to read, thank you! That's how it should work, in theory, and practically it's obvious that you follow these rules.

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I'm glad to hear that. Well, they either adapt, or leave. There's no other way, we know that.

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In a month and a bit, I will have my year in the hive, the experience has its ups and downs as with everything that is undertaken in personal, professional, and work life, the important thing for me is not the result, it is how you go climbing, going down, with curves, advances, setbacks and I stop counting... what matters is HOW I am achieving each stage, each moment in the process to then reach the goal.

I feel good in hive yesterday I wrote a post where I talk about how hive for me has its therapeutic benefits, understood as writing heals and what I write frees me.

I share what you write here, and I would add "Don't look at the full or empty palm of others, just focus on the one you have in front of your eyes" being yourself...

Thank you, Erika, for this post and I will look at what you recommended.

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I agree, the journey is very important here and we have to enjoy it as well.

Hive has changed a lot of lives and continues to do it one way or another.

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leverage trade very dangerous.If you want to trade then you have to learn firstly

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Likening this to leverage trading reminds me of the situation which resulted in my not so normal username. Leverage trading really does require experience, and not just that, but discipline as well.

Hive truly is much more than the monetary value people attach to it, it just takes a while for new users to realize it. The recent happenings with Elon fighting to bring a freedom of speech to twitter shows just how important and relevant a platform like Hive that enforces free speech truly is.

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Yes, the road to free speech is long and bumpy, but at some point the world has to get there.

Leverage trading has rekt a lot of people, especially those who want it all and they want it now.

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The video is so interesting! It makes me believe in crypto again!

To be honest, even if I have to admit, like probably many of us, that the reason I came here was the monetizing part of it, it's not the reason that I keep writing. In Hive I have found the only social media that actually I enjoy interacting with. I feel free of judgement to share my thoughts and I learn from others. And I think is great we can monetize our art, either in writing, singing, drawing,.... without any company in between taking a big part of it or deciding who is good enough and who is not.

That's the new way that we are making possible 🙂

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It makes me believe in crypto again!

What's happened? Have you lost faith in crypto? Not good.

To be honest, even if I have to admit, like probably many of us, that the reason I came here was the monetizing part of it, it's not the reason that I keep writing.

There's a saying on Hive -> "Come for the money, stayed for the community" 😁

I feel free of judgement to share my thoughts and I learn from others.

This is the best thing one can experience, but you have to be clever and open minded to see that. Selfish people can only think of earnings and nothing more.

We're making history here and paving the way.

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Yes, actually when I came to Bali and started to hang out with people in the crypto space I didn't like the vibes. I used to work in the traditional finance system and it reminded to that in many aspects. But anyways, I am happy to be here and learn these many things :)

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The small detail that many fail to acknowledge is that those may have a different past on the platform, may have walked a different path and the effort put in by them may be different that what you've done so far.

The knee jerk reaction for most people when they see a successful person is to think they' got lucky. Sure, some people won the birth lottery and got lucky. But, most people sacrificed and worked hard for what they have. Now days it's en vogue to blame successful people without thinking about the fact that maybe they worked for it.

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