Patience

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
 
― Marilyn Monroe 

Communication

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.”
 
― Henri Nouwen

Courage

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
 
― T. F. Hodge

Empathy

“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”
 
― Nelson Mandela 

Cryptocurrency

You’d purchased #bitcoin? Bravo you are still not a cryptocurrency expert.

You passed a cryptocurrency class? Bravo you are still not a cryptocurrency expert.

You have 25 years in #finance? Bravo you are still not a cryptocurrency expert.

You made 200 million in #crypto #investments? Bravo you are still not a cryptocurrency expert.

You have been in #banking your whole life? Bravo you are definitely not a cryptocurrency expert

You have cloned a cryptocurrency? Bravo you are still not a cryptocurrency expert

You have created your own cryptocurrency from ground up? Bravo you are still not a cryptocurrency expert.

You are on an ICO advisory board? Bravo you are still not a crytpocurrency expert.

You have been on the team of a successful ICO? Bravo you are still not a #cryptocurrency expert.

You are the main developer of a successful ICO? Bravo you MIGHT someday be a cryptocurrency expert.

You developed your own #blockchain stack from ground up without borrowing code from any other project? You MIGHT someday be a cryptocurrency expert.

Who is definitively a cryptocurrency expert? Absolutely no one. 

Who are the cryptocurrency experts right now? There absolutely are none.

Credit to Bruce Bates

Gratitude

“Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company.”

― Mandy Hal

Hope

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

― Desmond Tutu

Acceptance

“You couldn’t relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole–like the world, or the person you loved.”

― Stewart O’Nan

Aggression

“The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.”

― Sigmund Freud

Toughness

“A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That’s where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It’s having backbone.”

― Robert Kiyosak