Yielding happiness in the daily grind

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The last couple days I have been at home alone with my daughter who has been ill and today, I had a customer delivery, which was a two hour remote training session. I spent last night nd this morning prepping my daughter for it and I explained the situation to my clients that I may be interrupted, but it ended up not too bad, as while I was interrupted a couple times, it wasn't to the point it killed my flow completely, although, it will be very noticeable, as these sessions are recorded.

I find it weird that there are videos of me all over the world delivering various trainings. At one very large company where I created a presentation for internal usage, someone said in a training - "Hey, you are the voice of..."

Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You might remember me from training videos such as...

Normally in Finland it is possible to get the time off for a sick kid without work, but due to these particular sessions, I am the only one that can deliver them and postponing just creates more headaches. But, despite the small challenges along the way, I have really enjoyed the days with my daughter and we have had a lot of fun between the work. In delivery mode, I am focused, but I am taking it pretty easy during the other hours and we are playing and drawing, singling and laughing a lot. She is in a very good mood, no complaints, no tears, patience, self-directed and understanding.

Now that I have said that, let's see how tomorrow rolls with the last session.

But, I am pretty happy currently, as I feel I am over the hump of the last 6 weeks of insanity and I am moving into a a little more of a relaxed period, and I even booked a few days off using the annual leave owning to me from the winter vacation period for the end of May. I still have a thousand and one things to do, but at least there is an end in sight, which will allow me to dig into the renovation work that I have been lagging on.

But even with the severely behind schedule renovation work and a deadline looming on it, I am pretty calm. I have take the "It'll work out" approach to the outcome and while I think to work it out, it is going to take a lot of sweat on my part, I am confident that when the time comes, I will get what needs to be done, done.

With the current dip in price, I hope it is one of those "shaking the tokens out of the last loose hands" situations and the bullrun can continue on strong going into the summer. I am hoping that in the next few weeks HIVE will hit around one and then bounce upward to set a new base around 1.50 until the larger run toward the end of the year. I think that it would definitely be a welcome relief to see some more upward trends.

One of the "problems" with DeFi is that it takes capital away form other projects too and puts it into what are essentially shit tokens for the most part that are going to burn bright and die a very quick death. I really think that if any of these projects are serious about being long-term players, they will have to start building practical utility into their products, where rather than issuing tokens, it issues shares into real business or business development so that legitimate business models could for example fund startup ventures or capital expansions, using the DeFi pools as a funding sources, rather than traditional banks, giving part ownership to decentralized communities around the world.

With the lack of overheads a smart contract has and the ability to generate a massive of liquid resources very fast due to being able to pool even micro amounts of funds together, this could make them very attractive for business and for investors who want to keep investing into companies, but not have to go through the centralized and privatized stock markets. Banks make large profit, so do exchanges, but just think how much more they could be utilized through interconnected smart contracts instead.

New York Stock Exchange member firms that conduct business with the public reported a third-quarter 2020 after-tax profit of approximately $8 billion and revenues of approximately $48 billion, compared with approximately $5 billion after-tax profit on revenues of about $62 billion in the third-quarter of 2019.

That was their third-quarter profits. If you wonder how they make their money, this is a helpful list.

My point is, that currently, most of these DeFi products aren't actually offering anything more than an opt-in ponzi scheme, but in time, the ones that are able to offer real and solid investment opportunity, will be those that not only survive, but will continually provide a significant yield to Liquidity Providers, as they will be allowing for things like smart contract-based direct investment into companies at a granular level, giving a broad portfolio, but still not having to be in an averaged ETF. With the lack of overheads, this could prove very lucrative and rather than the investment gains being made by the few, they will be distributed far more widely across economic class groups and localities.

There are many, many exciting innovations to come in regards to DeFi productization, but like my house, it needs to get done and it takes time. What will hold it back however is the continual short-term money grab mentality, as while some individuals will make large gains, most of the value of the long-term will be left on the table as potential unfulfilled. An industry of opportunity, shooting itself in the foot at the opening of the gates.

But, I am still pretty confident that there will be some projects with people who will realize that the real money isn't even in sight yet and in order to have access, they are going to have to not only build utility into products, but trust with their user base and the wider industry. This is a challenge in a decentralized environment full of anonymous people and while many say "trustless" blockchains, eventually it will be the trusted faces who get the lions share of the investment. Building trust matters.

Happy pills give a short-lived high - Happiness is found in the yield of the daily grind.

Taraz
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You prepping small for when you had to do the delivery from home reminded me of talking with some other people about the massive disparity of what construes as "important" between adults and kids. Like I don't know if you actually would have said to her at any point "only come tell me if it's important" or something to that effect but I know some other parents who have said that to their kids and the kids have burst in with stuff that really wasn't important in the slightest in the grand scheme but at that age with their relative level of life experience it was of the absolute most critical importance XD

Does your company contain a bunch of trainers (including you) that somewhat specialise into areas? As the other option (that you're the only one and you have to do everything) isn't making logical sense.

Did you not get some grace/extension/something with the loan given that it would have been act6ually impossible to get all the stuff done that you needed to on time because of the constant government-caused/sanctioned interruptions?

Ahahaha.

Important to kids and important to adults is totally different.

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Luke Stokes gives his kids tokens to give him if they need to interrupt him at work. I guess if you give them some value, use shiny baubles they're reluctant to hand over.

That is a brilliant idea :O

I got my wife a wirex card the other day - I wonder if I can do similar for her ;D

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I love this idea! I'm going to use it! Thanks @lukestokes (and @mattclarke)

"only come tell me if it's important"

I have tried this other times - it doesn't work. I told her, "only come to me if you need to go to the toilet" :D She still came in a couple times to potter around near me and once to bring me an orchid blossom that had died and fallen off the plant.

Does your company contain a bunch of trainers (including you) that somewhat specialise into areas? As the other option (that you're the only one and you have to do everything) isn't making logical sense.

Other people can take the trainings themselves, but this particular event is being delivered in the customer environment, meaning getting access. That can take weeks, depending on the customer. On short notice, it is hard to get new people into customer Active Directory lists and then, they would also have to become somewhat familiar with the usecases in the solution. From a technical knowledge standpoint, anyone in the team could effectively deliver it otherwise.

Did you not get some grace/extension/something with the loan given that it would have been act6ually impossible to get all the stuff done that you needed to on time because of the constant government-caused/sanctioned interruptions?

Yes, but we are coming to the end of the grace period too. We had scheduled a lot of work to be done in the last few months, but due to more Corona issues, it got interrupted again.

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I'd say talk to them again but you've probably already done that. It's statistically unlikely that you're the only ones in this situation, they're going to have to work something out or end the "plandemic" soon or something XD

We might have to - but at the same time - I just want it done!!!

Trust me I know that feeling XD

If you think you can get it done then you'll get it done. If you need more time then you need more time.

But the flower fell! That is totally important!

I love kids <3

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Indeed it is. It has been a fun few days - considering. :)

It is wonderful that you have been able to spend quality time with your daughter. You are building joyful memories that are more valuable than gold.

I agree with you about the current DeFi space and a number of the projects popping up. Many of them lack utility except earning their coin which can become worthless in a heartbeat. Sure they offer insane annual percentage rates (APRs), but 5000% of zero is zero.

One of my first investments in cryptocurrency was Basic Attention Token (BAT). It provided utility and still does. I have held it and it is doing well. The only downside is it is an ERC-20 (Ethereum) token. Guess I will have to wait a while before doing anything with it!

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I agree with you about the current DeFi space and a number of the projects popping up. Many of them lack utility except earning their coin which can become worthless in a heartbeat.

I wonder how many of them are started by the same people. One of the things that I like about Cub/Leo Finance is that the people are most definitely real and active in the crypto community in many ways. Still risks, but I do not think the risk is that the Team is going to scam.

I have some ERC20s that I just leave in a wallet somewhere, as the fees are too high to move them :D

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I know a lot of people have been struggling to balance their work and home life these days. Especially with kids being remote due to coronavirus and stuff like that. It is just very crazy. As an educator this constant back and forth between remote and in person is frustrating for us as well. I can tell many of my teachers have pretty much had it with this school year and are ready to just be done!

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Balancing work life and home life is difficult like you said.
Especially when you are doing a remote job and kids are off school because of covid 19.
For me, I think it's a tome to bond with your kids because you may never get this opportunity in a long time.
I know there are days it's frustrating and difficult to handle. But enjoy the present.

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I have been pretty lucky that we have not been out of the office since last Spring. I think I would go nuts if we had to work from home all the time. My office is kind of like my refuge.

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That's good. I happy that works for you and you don't work from home.

Me too!

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As an educator this constant back and forth between remote and in person is frustrating for us as well.

It is very hard to plan and find a groove when there is constant disruption. Then, there is the disruption at home too, which compounds everything.

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For sure!

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The ones which moon get all the press. Like a gambler only talking about the times he hit big, making it look like a sure thing.
For every doge there's a safemoon. For every bitcoin there's a bitconnect.
I'll let the day-traders get wrecked on FOMO, and keep supporting projects with an actual future.

I never even tracked Safemoon - did it die hard?

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People will understand a few interruptions with little one being home while you work from home, tough luck for them if they don't! Hope she is well soon, sounds like you are having fun together during the days.

Good projects will emerge, those in for fast gain will eventually be weeded out as they sell and move, part of mentality of quick gain, which I have never experienced in my lifetime.

Long term investments still have up's and downs, however eventually grow when firm platform/project is the driving force, so hopefully more will appear as new adoption is implemented.

Have a great day and thanks for another interesting read @tarazkp

They have been really good about it at the company and what was funny today was, the contact I have their who is hosting these sessions was out because her child was ill too.

those in for fast gain will eventually be weeded out as they sell and move

Many will get caught eventually. A lot of people never stop gambling and gamblers almost invariably end up losing.

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I believe that happiness comes from a happening. It is external and short lived. Where as joy is lasting and from the inside. I prefer joy. Enjoyed the read.

Happy, sad, angry, depressed - they are all just feelings that come and go, even joy. I guess contentment is being able to accept them all as part of a rich life.

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Very good reference 😂😂😂

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Muy buen post. Lo mejor es la forma en la que convierte un momento de su vida en una historia que nos puede servir a cualquiera dentro de esta red. Saludos desde Venezuela. 🇻🇪

We hope that your little blessing will get better soon Taraz.
Please tell her that we send our love.

The thing about charity work is that we can come and go as we please as each of the projects have their own full time staff, so working anywhere is not a big issue for us.
Training is indeed hands on and sales pitches for instance needs to be tailored to suit every new client. So too for existing clients and even if you are not into sales, it vounts for most of the training professions.

Glad that your company was supportive with the illness situation and it shows that they value you.