I had a really interesting conversation with my colleagues at my day job in an attempt I made to persuade some of them to join Hive and Leofinance. Despite the general lock-down that is in full effect for some 10 hours now the place I am working at will remain open. It's a small market or...mini super market as I like to call it since one can find more than 6000 goods on the selves.
Did I mention that our small coffee shop wasn't excluded of course?
This is the second time during 2020 we are "forced" to comply with law enforcement, first one was on March where we had to shut down for 65 days. God knows how we managed to pay those 3 rents and a shit ton of bills. The only, and I repeat, the only reason we managed to go through with all that was because of some successful crypto choices I had made and a few good trades. Real talk.
If it wasn't for crypto...trust me there wouldn't be a coffee shop to shut down this time. But since luck isn't always an ally, I am afraid that this time there won't be a happy ending. You can't even imagine the feeling of having spent almost all of your savings on a little business and being targeted by the government and this fuckin pandemic twice within 6 months.
Devastated...that's how I feel right now.
And most like my inheritance will be a huge debt to the IRS. Great stuff...
On the bright side of things, I still have a day job. A shitty one of course from which I can barely cover my month's expenses and one that I also hate doing but at least I won't be homeless too...
And this is exactly the reason why I had this conversation with my colleagues in the first place. It all started when I asked them:
-"Would you people quit your job if you could somehow earn the same amount of money each month but from a different source? One that wouldn't even be...a job. No 9 - 5 /6/7 schedule any more. Would you?"
To my surprise everyone said NO. They even started to calculate how much money they needed, all at once for an early retirement...
They started throwing numbers...800K Euro is what I want to quit my job....1 mill...2 mills
-"Are you people mentally ill? You are getting payed 700 Euro each month which is less than 10K per year and you're telling me that if you could earn those 700 without working like slaves you would say NO? You ain't gonna get those 800K in this lifetime with a salary like that pal...let alone 1 mill or 2..."
What I had in mind was to demonstrate to them the benefits of being part of the Hive and LEO ecosystem. That anyone could earn a reasonable amount of real money as long as they are persistent and love what they are doing.
That there are cases where people make a living off of Hive and LEO. You can check this post and see for yourselves.
I am pretty aware of the fact that eventually it comes down to here someone is living at. It's one thing o live in the US and another one to live in Venezuela where blogging and curating on Hive / Leo could be far more profitable than an average job.
But trust me, living in Greece which has a completely broken economy, it won't take long before people realize that alternative ways of earning money and making a living is what they should be looking for...
To be honest with you all I wish I could do that. But in order to achieve something like that either HIVE and LEO should go 3x up or I should triple my stake...which is high unlikely to happen any time soon...
So how about you guys? Would you do it if your...math was correct?
Let me know in the comment section below.
Have a good one people and stay safe.
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