How to fail… The simple guide

I have the privilege of working with hundreds of people on a weekly basis, I also know that everyone I meet has the potential for success in them. The reality is that most of these people will never become successful. You may think that I am being judgemental, harsh and so rude to observe people like that. You may ask why I think like this.

Well the answer to me is very clear, these people have one thing in common that inhibits their success… That one thing is greed and because of this they believe that in some way they are entitled to success.

No, unfortunately success comes from thinking about others and putting them first, instead of thinking about yourself and what you can get. Stop thinking WIIFM? I am reminded of the words of Zig Ziglar who said ‘“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”

The simple guide to failure is to be greedy, if you are not achieving the success you think you deserve, perhaps it is time to do some introspection

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Crypto and Digital Currencies Explained

by Trish Harris the original post was published on https://growyourbitcoin.co.uk/f/crypto-and-digital-currencies-explained

What are Cryptocurrencies?

A cryptocurrency is an asset used as a means of exchanging. It is considered reliable because it’s based on cryptography.

One of the cryptography’s primary objectives is communications and how to make them secure. It creates and analyses the algorithms and protocols so no information is changed or interrupted during the conversation by any third party. Cryptography is a mix of a large number of different sciences, with mathematics as the basis. It’s maths that attaches the severity and reliability to algorithms and protocols.

Cryptocurrencies use blockchain and a decentralised ledger. This means that no supervisory authority controls all the actions in the network.

What are Digital Currencies?

Digital money exists only in the digital form, this means that it doesn’t have any physical equivalent in the real world. Nevertheless, it has all the characteristics of traditional money. Just as with classic Fiat money, you can obtain, transfer or exchange it for another currency. You can use it to pay for goods and services. Digital currencies don’t have geographical or political borders; transactions might be sent from any place and received at any point in the world.

Core Differences between the Two?

Even though cryptocurrency is a type of digital currency, there are some fundamental differences between these and digital currencies.

1) Structure – Digital currencies are centralised, meaning that the transactions in the network are regulated by a particular group of people and computers.

Cryptocurrencies are conversely decentralised and the regulations are made by the majority of the community.

2) Anonymity – Digital currencies require user identification. You would be required to verify your identity with sufficient documentation issued by public authorities.

Buying, investing etc with cryptocurrencies do not require this. However, cryptocurrencies aren’t fully anonymous. Though the addresses do not contain any confidential or personal information, each transactions is registered, the senders and receivers are publicly known, thus all transactions can be tracked on the blockchain.

3) Transparency – Digital currencies are not transparent. You cannot choose the address of the wallet and see all of the money transfers. The information is confidential.

Cryptocurrencies are totally transparent. Anyone can see any transactions of any user, since all revenue streams are placed on the public blockchain.

4) Transaction – Digital currencies have a central authority that controls
manipulation transactions. It can cancel or freeze transactions upon the request of the participant or authorities or on suspicion of fraud or money-laundering.

Cryptocurrencies are regulated by the community, and it is very unlikely that the users will approve changes in the Blockchain.

5) Legal Aspects – Most countries have some legal framework  for digital Currencies, albeit they’re in their infancy. 

Currently, Cryptocurrencies are unregulated. In most countries, their official status is still undefined. This is sure to change in the not too distant future.

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The Wake Up Call

By Chris Mac, 27-09-2020

After so many years in an industry where the media was needed to promote certain products to achieve selling success, I started questioning the legitimacy of news headlining the media, and that is media in general. Yes, I have in fact dealt with them for many years!!!

Ever since most things (at least in terms of news and communication) became digital such as Music, Movies, Media, Socialising and Information Spreading, it became clear to me how anything and even perhaps all things are manipulated to an extend where the average human don’t know how to form his/her own opinion on somethings and perhaps all things!

The indoctrination of the monetary system by using its media puppets became the gatekeepers and the slaves will remain inside the city not even questioning why or when or what. It became easy for humans to simply follow the order of these systems put in place by never dare questioning the true culprits behind it… (Or it’s legitimacy by any means)

Sadly the media plays you like fiddles till you believe they are saints…

I’ve NEVER trusted free news or any news for that matter!!!

It’s freely shared as it obviously states, anyone can visit and read free of charge… The logical question then should be, what separates any media from Facebook and Twitter? Do you think any of the mentions makes any proper use of real news investigators?? Can you guess the answer?……… If you think yes, Think again!!! Remember the word puppeteers…

PS: News is simply another Godless company earning money on your ignorance. Ignorance is the best income in the world! It creates stupid people and has millions of ignorant followers…

Growing up, I remember my dad teaching me how to look with my own eyes, and not be conformed to the opinions of others… Sadly most people are unable to look through their own eyes and find answers and facts for themselves. But why is that? Simply put, this is how most people have been conditioned, being unable to look though their own eyes but only through the eyes of the monetary paid media.

The question you need ask yourselves is: Am I strong enough to overcome them, Or am simply going to follow them like sheep?

Sadly most people are unable to use their own eyes and ears to make up their own minds, hence the reason most people will remain in media/monetary slavery. Slavery has a price, so does freedom. Are you the reader a slave or a free human? only you can choose your destiny!!! Not even my words and facts can change your minds, only you can.

Going on for 10 pages more would truly not be difficult, but to what end? The rabbit hole goes deeper than you think, and as time passes, I’m sure it’ll become clear how the puppets do everything the puppeteers instruct them to do, write and say…

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Don’t diversify… FOCUS

Have you ever heard the words ‘You should diversify?’ and was your initial reaction ‘oh that seems like a good idea!’

Let me ask you a straight question, why is someone telling you to diversify? Are you becoming successful at what you are doing or are you failing? Remember that when people say things to you, they do not always have your best interest at heart. Sometimes parents give this advice to children when they are too focused on one particular thing, for example art or music. Usually the parents do not think that it will be a good career path for the child, because they don’t think there is much money in that.

Most of the time the idea that you should be diversifying is advice that is given when someone thinks you will make more money than them, and the advice is in the hope that you will in fact make less money than they do. The bottom line on most of the advice around diversification is that it is more rooted in jealousy than in actual good sound advice.

Remember people do not always like you and those who we think are our friends are only comfortable with us if we keep the same social status. Therefore if they think we are going to become successful they will often give us limiting advice out of jealousy, that is strategically manipulated to keep us exactly where we have always been.

Likewise the people out there in the world ‘who are definitely not your friends’ will give you advice that will keep you in the same place you have always been.

Getting back to the subject of diversification, imagine trying to be a great Football or ‘Soccer’ player and a great Rugby player at the same time. You could try this but you would probably never reach the very top level as you have not focused on what you actually want. You cannot put your egg in two baskets!

Why do people say you should diversify? The luxury of diversification is what successful people have and they will tell this lie as many times as possible so that you can lose your focus, thus allowing them to remain above you in the hierarchy of life. If you are becoming successful, that means they will need to work harder to keep their status, it is much easier to encourage you to lose focus.

Make a choice today about what you are going to do, decide on the one thing that you believe will bring you success.

If you desire any type of success you need to focus 100% on what you have chosen and then work until you have reached the level of success that you determined as your initial goal.

Once you are successful you can have the luxury of your own choices and at that stage you will be resilient enough to understand the intentions of others.

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Why do we fear success?

The seeds of success are in all of us, yet we fear success more than we fear being poor! How is this even possible you may ask yourself? The answer often lies in our belief about ourselves and it started when we were very young. Besides growing up and hearing ‘NO’ thousands of times before we were 6 years old, we were always conditioned to fit in and never stand out. As a result we became just another average person.

Two things determine our success, firstly the opinion of others and then the opinion we have of ourselves.

It is truly a shame that the opinion of others control us in the way that it does. The first step to success is to stop believing your own thoughts about the opinions of others. The reality is they are so self absorbed that they are thinking of themselves and not you. If they did think of you, realise they don’t care about you and they are jealous of your potential. Yes we all have enormous potential, and if we can subdue that potential in others (which we do without realising it), they in-turn do the same and subdue our potential. We then think we are happy and unchallenged living average lives. That is the lie we live more often than not!

I don’t like rejection, can I become successful and avoid rejection? No you will need to face your fear of rejection. Firstly you will get rejected, embrace it as this is the only way you will ever learn. It is criticism, rejection and failure that cause us to grow, not the positive things like acceptance. When we are rejected we have two choices: 1) Go back to being average or 2) Learn and move on, realise that those who have rejected you have actually helped you, but they are not your people and that you will discover better friends and relationships.

Family and friends are your worst enemy when it comes to success. They don’t always consciously mean to be bad, but subconsciously they are jealous and like you to be average or a little less they they are. Don’t despise them for this, remember that they are unaware of their negativity towards you, as they are intrinsically lazy and your potential success will be a reflection on their inability to get into action and attain success. There is nothing you can do but to distance yourself as far as possible from these negative people in your life and in some cases you may need to cut all ties.

It may not always be possible to cut this type of person out of your life completely, so then you will need to recognise their narrow-mindedness for what it is, forgive it, but do not let it deter you from your own path. People who know you, or think they know you, will have placed you in some sort of box in their mind. When we climb out of this box, it makes people uncomfortable, and they can react negatively towards you, and either shun you or try to belittle you, so that you shrink back and fit into their silly box again. Again, I advise you not to fall into this trap. Stand firm, and keep your eye on your horizon. There’s no box that you need to fit in!

Success has its costs and you will need to pay the price of success along the way. Now that we have the negative friends and family out the way, let’s look at the other big influence in our lives… The media and the propaganda in the world.

Focus on your own success and what you need to achieve, watching television and reading the news is not going to contribute to your success in the slightest so ignore it. Just in case you think you will miss out, I promise you the negativity of what’s happening in the world will find you via the friends and family you forgot to cut out of your life, so always measure your friends and family by what they add to your life and not by the negativity they wish to share with you. Remember misery wants you as its friend.

Now that we have dealt with the opinion of others, let’s focus on the opinion we have of ourselves. If we are honest we probably think that we are not made for success, that we are too old, not clever enough or another million excuses that we can think of. This is because we are scared of our own potential and rightfully so, we are afraid of anything we don’t know. I can promise you that your potential is going to scare you and people will dislike you when you are reaching your potential, but that is their problem and never yours.

Will you make a decision to be successful, I mean a real decision that will scare you?

If that is your decision, don’t start with an excuse saying you don’t know what to do or how to do it. First start with cleaning out the friends and family who have no place in your life, then make a decision to accept you own potential and get on the road to success. You don’t need the approval of others to live the life that was intended for you.

I wish you every success, and a life without boxes or restraints.

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Banks can now hold crypto – this is the tipping point!

by Trish Harris the original post was published on https://growyourbitcoin.co.uk/f/banks-can-now-hold-crypto-%E2%80%93-this-is-the-tipping-point

In the year 2000, Malcolm Gladwell wrote the now world-famous book ‘The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.’

In it, he used a series of interesting stories to show how ideas and behaviours spread.

If you’re not familiar with the book, here’s its blurb:

“In this brilliant and original book, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the ‘tipping point’, that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change.”

So the “tipping point” is basically when an idea suddenly goes mainstream; or “goes viral”, as we’d say today. We have just hit the tipping point of mainstream cryptocurrency adoption.

This week, everything changed for crypto, and there is no doubt that this is the tipping point. This is the moment where investing in crypto will become as common as investing in stocks, shares and savings accounts.

What’s changed?

The US government just declared that national banks can offer crypto custody services to their clients. So basically, it’s now legal for US banks to provide crypto custody services to the public.

You may be wondering why this is such a big deal. Well, it’s this event that’s just turned crypto into a mainstream investment that is as safe and easy to store as stocks and cash. What this means is, anyone will be able to walk into their bank and buy, sell, store and trade crypto. This is huge.

One of the stumbling blocks for BTC – and crypto in general – is that it is very technological, and therefore quite daunting for most people. If crypto is ever to reach true mainstream adoption, it needs to be as easy to invest in and as safe to store as stocks are today.

This is going to make crypto as easy to invest in as stocks

Most mainstream investors don’t have a clue about how the companies they invest in actually work, how their investment is put to use or what – if any – safeguards are in place to protect their investment. And they don’t need to.

Ask the average Amazon investor what percentage of Amazon’s revenue it spends on logistics and warehousing… or which computer system it uses to keep track of its orders… or what the total compensation of its directors is, and you’ll draw a blank.

They don’t need to know that. All they need to know is that it’s making money, is managed well, and is wiping the floor with its competitors… and that its share price has been on a tear recently.

If they want to invest in it, they just call up their broker, or log into their brokerage account, and buy Amazon shares. Their broker takes care of the rest.

Once banks begin offering crypto custody services, the same will be true of investing in crypto.

Anyone will be able to call up their bank, or log into their online account, and buy £500 of bitcoin. It will then just appear on their account, along with their other investments.

Once big traditional banks start offering their own custody services, we could see a rush to capture the market. That’s going to mean a lot of crypto trading going on behind the scenes, and likely some big price movements, too.

You might ask why would the banks provide a service and a product which, actually, goes against everything they stand for? Well, they know that BTC is here to stay and it is going to be big. The services they would offer will of course be provided for a (most likely) hefty fee, and if the banks are profiting by their customers holding crypto, it will be in their interests to promote it. And banks are experts when it comes to marketing new money products.

So, if this really does prove to be the tipping point, it’s going to be a very interesting few years for all of crypto.

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CONSISTENCY – Not just your average OPPORTUNITY

Success is predictable when you are consistent… This is a simple statement that is easily misunderstood by the average person.

This reminds me of a book by John Mason called ‘An Enemy Called Average’. At school it was acceptable to get an average result, and if you are slightly about average that is okay. However, if you are clever you are not accepted by the group who are average, and thus you become the outsider.

The time has arrived to stop thinking like the rest of the SHEEPLE (those who find comfort in the average and strive to never stand out), find your path and surprise yourself. You need to be different and do it consistently. This will open you up to the possibility of success.

What am I talking about? Firstly people love the idea of success and they absolutely love having a title, but consistency is more often than not the missing ingredient.

I recently asked a group of people if they would like to be a leader and many responded with excitement. Then I gave everyone who responded a simple task. All they needed to do was to post the daily results on the WhatsApp groups they belonged to. Some started with the same enthusiasm they responded with, and others obviously had never heard of servant leadership and considered the task too menial for a leader to do. Within 7 days even the enthusiastic failed to be consistent, and most had completely stopped.

Success is a funny thing and it does not respect the fact that you may be clever or full of self importance. Success is a hard master and it will only reward you if you can start doing simple things that no one else considers to be exciting or important, and the only rule that needs to be followed is to be consistent.

Average is always your enemy and the only way you can be better than average is to be consistent.

If you are wondering and worrying about the people who will judge you for being different, then you have resigned yourself to the lie that you will never be successful. Some people feel threatened by your success and would rather see you fail. I strongly suggest that you distance yourself from the friends and family who judge you in such a way. As Steve Maraboli advises ‘No need to cut people off, just grow and they will fall off.’

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My efforts are not getting results… This is frustrating!

I have just had a team member contact me and they said the following:

I’ve spoken to 37 people and only got 5 people to join. Everyone agrees this is a wonderful system but they just don’t go to the registration part. I do follow ups and told them I will not bother them again. They must contact me once they are ready. Was that a mistake?
So frustrating.

Firstly speaking to 37 people and getting 5 people to join is an amazing achievement. The average person will get approximately 1 person to join for every 10 people they speak to, so this is a fantastic result.

This member did not mention that he has not even been in the business for a month yet and he already has 11 people in his weakest leg!

Doing follow ups is great, but allowing people to contact you when they are ready is a great approach, as it tells the people you have spoken to that you are not desperate. That is no mistake and it allows you to focus on finding other people to speak to.

It is vitally important to remember that consistency creates results. As you will see in this member’s case, the momentum that was created in the first month is already duplicating in his team.

The frustrating part is that we are building a weekly residual income and the results may not be impressive yet, but over time the results will astound you. As Eric Worre says ‘It’s gonna take some time. This isn’t Get-Rich-Quick, but it is ‘Get Rich’.

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I can’t find people… once was a relevant excuse!

There is an old saying that says ‘If you are not selling, you are not growing’. Life is about selling ideas to each other and if you have an opinion you are selling it to someone else. You learn how to package your opinion so that it will be accepted by the person you are sharing it with. This is the starting blocks of success.

In our business I often hear the excuse ‘I can’t find people’, but what does this statement really mean and reveal about the person who is giving this excuse? Firstly what do they expect me or their family at home to say? Am I supposed to say ‘It’s okay, not everyone can be successful and it’s okay if you disappoint your family’. NO, it is not okay and you will need to work harder at becoming successful.

The average expectation of anyone starting is that success will be easier than it has been made out to be, when in fact the direct opposite is true. It will be harder, much harder than expected.

With that in mind I will not be mincing my words and if I stand on your foot, you will need to ask yourself why you were not moving in the first place.

Why can’t you find people? Are you able to find yourself, do you actually know what you want? If you don’t know what you want and you have no idea of how you are going to accomplish what you want, then how can you expect others to join you in whatever you are doing?

Our business is easy from the point that people will earn just from their investment and recruiting is not necessary, do you know how unique that is in our industry? In 99% of the businesses out there and in life, you will not earn a cent unless you expand your customer base.

Use that to your advantage, no one has an excuse not to join, but realise that everyone’s time is different and not everyone will join. However when I say that, don’t use that as your excuse for not being successful, so get out there and do some work and never stop until you have reached your dreams.

Are you focused? If you are not focused on one opportunity people will immediately know that and they will lose interest in you. Decide what you want to do, then laser focus on that single thing and do it properly.

What about diversification? They say you can’t have all your eggs in one basket. Really? What if you only have one egg? Or perhaps are you saying you have a design flaw, you already have two eggs in one basket and that seems to be working just fine. Until you have more than enough eggs you cannot diversify, and you cannot make a success of more than one thing at a time. Never believe all the bull§£&t you hear.

Are you trying to be different? Surprise them and be a leader, leaders do things differently. If you are predictable you are failing, so be kinder than people expect you to be and always think of new ways to do what you are already doing.

They don’t believe you are a leader – Prove them wrong! Remember they are not doubting the opportunity, they are doubting if you will be the leader they are looking for. Will you be able to focus and stick to one thing and become successful? If you don’t do that they had no reason to follow you. Decide to be a real leader and stick to your decision, as you will need to prove them wrong.

They are always watching you and if you believe no one is watching you then you are mistaken, you have this amazing opportunity and you are experiencing results. They have an idea of what may be expected and they are waiting for you to show them your results. Share what you have experienced with people whenever you can and always remember to be professional.

Reading this article you are probably thinking I am over opinionated and unreasonable. You are 100% right, reasonable never paid the bills. It was only when I decided to be unreasonable with my own stinking thinking that I could overcome the excuses, actually work and achieve some level of success. I am still on the journey just like everyone. I advise you to get going on your journey, move fast and remember if everything is under control you are definitely not going fast enough!

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What Is A Bitcoin Wallet?

by Bontle Moroka

There are many types of wallets used to store Bitcoin, the main ones being web, mobile, desktop, hardware, and paper. A Bitcoin wallet is a program that is used to send and receive, store, and monitor balances of your Bitcoin. Just like you need an email program to manage your email, you need a wallet to manage your bitcoin.

Wallets integrate with the Bitcoin blockchain. They monitor bitcoin addresses on the blockchain and update your balance with each transaction. What defines a wallet is where its key is stored.

What is a Key?

A private key is a long string of numbers and letters that acts as a password to your wallet. This key gives the person in possession of it the power to send bitcoins to other people. You can think of a private key as secret coordinates.

The key is used to generate an address, which, like an email address, is what you give out to people who want to send you Bitcoin. There is no way to figure out your key from knowing the address.

As time went on evolved, HD wallets were created. They generate a phrase or seed, which is a string of common words you can memorise instead of the numbers and letters that make up your private key. HD wallets can also create many addresses from your seed. These addresses all form part of the same wallet.

Because keys and seeds have power, they must be kept secret and safe. Failure to protect them could lead to the loss of bitcoins.

Types of Wallets

A standard wallet creates a file to keep the key. This file should be backed up by copying it to a safe location. An HD wallet will supply you with a seed phrase of up to 24 words to write down in a safe place.

Some wallets hold a full copy of the blockchain to validate each transaction – this is known as a full node. SPV or Simple Payment Verification’s act as a type of light wallet. They don’t hold a full copy of the blockchain and rely on full nodes they are connected to validate transactions. SPV’s are fast and take up less space than a full node wallet.

Hot and Cold

A Hot wallet is any form of wallet that is connected to the internet. Web service, computers, or phones connected to the internet all fall under the description of a hot wallet. These are the most popular, but also the least secure types of wallets. They allow access to their inner workings through Internet connections.

Market exchanges and betting sites require you to deposit funds into their online wallets. Web wallets are the least secure option for storing Bitcoin. They are more vulnerable to hackers as they have many loopholes. Nevertheless, they are highly convenient, allowing you to buy, sell, and send Bitcoins immediately. Multi-factor authentication helps protect against hacking, but these types of wallets are not worth the risk for large sums of coins.

The most secure type of wallet is a cold storage wallet. This is any wallet that is independent of internet connection and cannot be hacked remotely. Hardware, paper and brain wallets all fall into this category. However, to trade and exchange Bitcoin, you need to connect to a computer and use a webpage that allows control over the wallet. Hardware wallets form the optimal mix between security and ease of use.

When deciding on what type of wallet suits you and your needs best, the scale of convenience vs security needs to be assessed.

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