And how I enjoyed my 15-minutes of fame thanks to Gary
As many are aware, Gary Vaynerchuk revealed his Vee Friends NFT project on Cinco De Mayo on 5/5.
In preparation for this launch, I tried my best to familiarize myself with cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens, aka NFTs. Honestly, it’s a head-scratcher.
I had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that people are buying little avatars and doodles for insane amounts of money! I mean, some little doodles have gone for $300,000 or more! Woah!
Props to the people who made those and props to the people…
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Have you ever doubted yourself? Have you ever told yourself you can’t do something, or maybe you haven’t even started something because of your fear of failure?
We question and are suspect of our abilities. Are we any good? Fact is, who cares if we’re any good? Kids don’t care. Their natural curiosity piques their interest, and they’ll keep trying something, even if they aren’t any good.
So what happens to us along the way? When do we start losing confidence and fear stepping outside our comfort zone? I took time to start examining that”
It became clear and evident…
Medium is good for exposure, but you need to balance other opportunities
I see a lot of writers working hard to publish as much content as possible on Medium. This is great for so many reasons, but I do think there are many things writers should think about before they go wild posting on the platform.
First off, the positive. Preparing and posting a lot of content will do the mind and writing skills good. Practice makes perfect.
The obvious is that you’ll make an income from your writing as long as it’s behind the paywall. …
Anyone can be loveable and likeable
Being likeable is what everyone strives to be. We all hope to feel wanted and accepted by an audience. But many people feel that if they’re not born with the natural skill set of instant likability that they’re doomed. But that’s not the case at all.
Likability is a feeling that we gravitate toward. It’s demonstrating confidence and being trustworthy toward our audience.
People who are likeable have the ability to gain consensus in a group. They can create an environment that brings out the best in everyone. And they make life fun.
It was a summer evening gathered with my girlfriends. Dusk was setting and the beautiful day was leading into a stunning evening. The crickets began replacing the sound of birds chirping.
As we were gathered around a bonfire one of my girlfriends asked a question for the group.
Was there a time where you experienced sexism?
What a question, I thought.
She went on to say that she thought we had moved in the right direction and she really couldn’t think of anything that stood out in her mind as a recent sexist experience so she wondered if we felt…
Medium has given me a lot to celebrate over the last year
It’s my birthday! I always get in a reflective mood whenever I complete another journey around the sun.
Last year I reflected on lessons I had learned over the course of my three decades on earth.
A lot can happen over our lifetime. A lot can happen over the course of a year even. So this year I’ll take a trip back through the last 12 months because so much has happened with my writing journey, especially through Medium.
A year ago we were scared and confused about…
Tips if applied, will help set you apart from others on Medium
I’ve been writing on this platform long enough to start to notice a few things. Some of which bugs me. Some things have prompted me to take a different approach with my content creation on the platform.
I had published an article last month about surgeries I have had and how those scars tell my story of survival.
When I went to the publication’s main homepage, there was a story right next to mine with the SAME story image. …
It’s an end of an era as Shameless concludes
Showtimes’ Shameless has officially concluded after 11 glorious seasons.
When it came to watching the show, I was late to the game. There were probably over seven seasons I needed to catch up on when I first started.
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the fall of 2016, and I had just found out I was pregnant with my first child. I needed a good show to binge (to help keep my mind off of the discomforts of pregnancy). …
A simple reflection, if applied, could open up your life’s passion
Responsibilities. They can hold us back from so much, especially when it comes to pursuing our passions.
Mortgages, rent, utilities, food, families, these responsibilities are essential and important in our lives. Still, sometimes we use these responsibilities are excuses to prevent ourselves from seeking out what we want out of life.
Yes, we need jobs with guaranteed income to support these responsibilities, but what if we start viewing these responsibilities as the catalyst to pursue our passions?
My family is my inspiration and my responsibility. I want to provide…