365 Days Later... What I've Learned From Working in Web3
Spoiler Alert: Yes, I burnt out.
I’m back, friends.
To make up for my absence, I ran a little experiment for ya.
I mean, sure. I mostly did it for myself... but the information I’m about to share with you is pretty damn valuable (if I do say so myself).
But before we proceed, this isn’t some stupid lecture about what to do and what not to do; it’s just a recollection of a few observations from my own personal experience.
Truth be told, you want to and probably will repeat a lot of my same mistakes if you decide to embark on the crazy journey that is Web3.
Without further ado: I worked in Web3 for 7 days a week, 16 hours a day — 365 days straight. Yep, zero days off.
Here's what happened.
#1. I Burnt Out
Maybe it's toxic, but there are indeed many benefits to partaking in Web3 hustle culture. I saw a MASSIVE spike in my overall productivity, for example. I was also surrounded by people that were constantly improving. What could go wrong?
Well, as my professional life and productivity rose, I noticed a pretty significant decline in my IRL relationships, mental health and overall world view.
Do I regret it? Nah.
If I never burnt out, I would have never devised a proper way to balance things out. My advice will always be to work f*cking hard. Crash, burn and learn from experiences.
Just don't… cycle in and out of burnout. Try your best to avoid it. It's horrible for your health and overall productivity.
#2. I Refined a Dormant Skill
In school, I was always decent at english. I wrote stories to make my friends laugh. Apparently I had a “gift” for writing; I just never took it seriously.
Get this: I only got very good at writing only when I practiced it every single day, for at least 1 hour. That’s all it took.
I started Twitter in late 2021. My tweets have been viewed 15 million+ times since. If you want to get better at something, do it. Every day. If you're already good at it, double down. Don't take anything you're naturally good at for granted.
That's what we call “wasted potential”.
#3. I Made Friends
The term "network" has always rubbed me wrong. Relationships are not monetary transactions. ...But the truth is my friends opened life-changing doors for me. Befriend people for who they are, not for what you can get out of them.
The rest will follow.
#4. I Learned the Secret to Success
When you focus energy towards a goal, it slowly manifests itself. When you constantly think about something, you become it. Subconsciously, I was doing this every single day. Nobody taught me how. You can literally do this on auto-pilot. It’s terrifying how easy it is — I myself, am still in shock at the results.
I wrote a pretty sweet article on 4 secret keys to success if you’re somehow feeling up to read more of my bs (love u).
#5. I Discovered Gravity…
Twitter (and the internet in general) feels a lot like Times Square.
Even if you think people aren't watching, the truth is we always are.
Be mindful of what you post, what you say and how you say it. One mistake will ruin everything you’ve worked to attain.
Everyone has influence. Hopefully you use yours for good.
I've always wanted to visit Asia. So, when an opportunity presented itself, I decided to take my first real vacation in over 4 years.
I have one more week here, but it already feels like I’m back.
And damn, does it feel good to be back. — Lite.
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