Missed opportunities...same mistakes...

in OCD10 months ago (edited)

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It can't just be me...can it?

I keep thinking of those countless times I tried to persuade some of my family members, friends, even my colleagues to join the Steem Network. I miserably failed....every single time...

All they had to do is to say "Fuck yeah...let's try it!"

Yet nobody, literally nobody seemed to be excited about it as I was desperately trying to explain all those little details that nobody took the time to explain to me...

That was my mistake when during my first attempts. Later on as I had learned my lesson my approach was something between the lines of:

"Just give it a shot...you'll expand your social network while doing what you've already been doing on FB all those years...nothing more and nothing less. How hard can it be? Plus you will earn some coins that have real life value and can be exchanged for $$$ or EURO if you want to."

Dead end...once again. You wouldn't believe how many times I've had these type of discussions...If 1/10 of those I've talked to about Steem joined this place...oh boy.

Narrow minded people...nobody ever achieved greatness with a 9 - 5 shitty job...

Greatness...powerful word eh?

My definition of greatness isn't what most of you might have in mind. I ain't talking about building fabulous wealth for one's self, although I wouldn't mind living a bit more comfortably than I currently do.

I am talking about a sort of financial freedom so that I can travel and meet the world. A means to have freedom of time...and not be another modern slave.

I am talking about the fulfillment of little dreams...here and there, which seem to be so close and yet...so far away...

I am talking about having the clarity and the peace of mind to use your energy towards building something for a good cause that could be useful to a person next to you...it doesn't have to be glorious...small touches.

Not some luxury house and a fancy car...

And if all the above could be achieved through Steem, then it would be a blessing.

Routine is the worst kind of disease...don't let it kill your dreams. I see it every day...dead people who think they are alive...

On the 25th of November 2019 STEEM bottomed out. Almost 40 days later it is priced 2x.

Every Satoshi it climbs feels like a stub in the heart..Really. Wanna know why? Because I didn't have the time, nor the necessary funds to buy some more.

We used to say to each other that STEEM at 10 cents / 12 cents / 14 cents is a steal. And it was...

But just like most of you, I chose the hard way. Showing up every day, trying to produce something that has value and in rare cases even motivate some you. Daily grinding...

No regrets...I would choose the same path and would walk the same walk if I had to do it all over again.

Such a shame...for the blindfolded ones...

Have a great one ya all!
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It's even worse when you bring a couple of people in and help them grow, just to be accused of circle jerking and become a victim of downvoting.

It is. But essentially circle jerking is constantly upvote and being upvoted by the very same people who have more or less the same stake as you do

I don't think people would downvote you if you were just trying to help someone grow. How is this considered a circle vote? A newcomer's account roughly holds 15 SP...

You're right, but you know what I meant.

For da Twitterheads

Oh I have encountered the same, some already blog with not much success on other platform, essentially doing the same they do now but the chance to monetize and gain a following in like minded community...Tough crowd!

Tough indeed...

I feel the same way about Steemit and cryptocurrency in general. It's so frustrating but as they say...you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. I'm finding that you can only take a small group with you on this amazing journey. Sometimes those you want to share the experience with most are the ones who just don't "get it".

Such a shame that they usually jump in when prices start to rise and when it's usually so late...

It might sound weird but I love this struggle we are going through the past 25 months or so. It forged me...

That's why most people stay wage slaves, they follow the herd, buy high/sell low.

I think this bear market has been a kind of cleansing and it's allowed us to refocus on what's truly important...but I have to admit, it's given me some grey hair too.

They will come back to you asking about, will see

Ha! We shall see...ll it takes is to keep the momentum...

I'd love to use the "I've told you so..." line for once...

I don't bother anymore tbh. I've chosen a different approach that has people asking questions and that's fine by me.
I use my twitter and just talk casually about Steem activities and whenever people ask, i tell them passively about how I blog and earn cryptocurrency there. If you're interested, you'll go check it out.
Steem needs people that are genuinely interested in content creation, rather than people who come for the money then get frustrated when their fist post doesnt make them a millionaire.

I've onboarded quite a few people through this means. The idea is just live your life normally and make them see how steem is a part of your life; talk about things you see but not in a marketing picth way but in a casual normal way, something like "can you imagine this guy made $20 from this post?" Then just continue acting naturally. Don't advertise, dont even suggest they join, just act like you'd be better off without them joining.

Humans are more interested in places they're not welcomed. Its reverse psychology they call it

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