This is an editorial opinion piece by Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics. He spent four years in the infantry before transferring to the Finance Corps.
Like my role as a writing associate at Bitcoin Magazine, I found Bitcoin indirectly and by accident. I was in command at the time, when one of my media soldiers told me about a GPU miner that he was earning passive income.
I found a helpful eBay seller who pre-made GPU rigs and helps you set them up with a profit converter – great. Since then, I have been cloud mining shitcoins for bitcoins with NiceHash.
Soon after, stimulus packages and COVID-19 lockdowns began to arrive. Overall, my wife and I went from zero bitcoin to all basically in about 3 months. And finally. As they say, is history.
Take advantage of your boredom
For a while, I felt unsatisfied at work. I have a pretty bureaucratic job and tend to stick around with me from time to time. So I decided it was time to have something to look forward to.
During lunches and free time, I started scrolling through LinkedIn using Bitcoin as a search criterion. I didn’t know there were many such companies. Finally, I stumbled across something in particular that sounded interesting: Bitcoin Venture Capital (not the company name). Why choose one company when you can work with so many.
I emailed them. Why the hell not? The worst they can do is ignore me. And to my surprise, they didn’t. Unbelievable considering what I sent them:
“Hey, I was stuck in the Army for a couple of years but I think Bitcoin is great and I want to help you guys if I can.” (Not verbatim but you get what I mean.)
I still talk to one of the guys there, almost weekly. He selflessly and enthusiastically linked me to every relevant veteran Bitcoiner in his Rolodex. I talked to CEOs, Podcast Hosts, founders, and other VCs.
Not only did I make a valuable connection with someone who wanted to get me a job when I graduated, I also made friends. One of the few friends I have that understands bitcoin and shares shared and deeply held values.
All this, because one day I got bored and decided that I was too tired of it.
I’m not special. Just an ordinary person who likes bitcoin. I really fell Article submission link for Bitcoin Magazine when trying to find their customer service information. I took the opportunity and sent an email, and dozens of articles later, here I am, still very happy.
I consider this as proof of my work background for a proof of working community. I’ll tell you it’s not easy, but most of the time it really is – because it’s fun and I love doing it. All my articles except the first are written on my mobile in the Google Docs app. No small part was written on the couch with the kids watching Bluey. Some were written in less than an hour. Some took days or weeks of thinking to get them to the point where I wanted to submit.
I have been rejected a number. The first time right after my first post. It didn’t feel great, but I liked the articulation puzzle, so I just moved on. Why the hell not?
A specific article even went viral on Twitter a bit because apparently they didn’t like it too much. I stand by my statement.
Ironically, the same article they shared was the same one that got me an unsolicited job offer from a Bitcoin startup founder and CEO. It’s crazy how the world works sometimes.
Everyone has a story to tell
One of my favorite Jordan Peterson phrases It’s a If you get bored by a conversation with someone, it could be your fault. I find most people extremely attractive. I’m sure you do too. If you’re unhappy, bored or ready for a change, why not move on. Email some people. Write some articles. You can’t change your life if you don’t change. Put yourself out there and build your own portfolio proof. What is the worst that could happen?
This is a post by Mickey Koss. The opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BTC Inc. or Bitcoin Magazine.