How Bitcoin Helps Soothe My Job Pains

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I’m sure a lot of you have day jobs to keep money coming in but are probably not too enamoured with the actual work itself. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably watched a load of career videos and listened to “motivational podcasts” all proclaiming to follow your passion and all these other fantasies. They are aimed to get your hopes up so you take the brave and bold decision to change something about your working life.

In reality though, the new company is much the same as the old company. Same problems and stresses that made you want to leave your old job and you are back at square one. It’s a vicious cycle and the acceptance of this fact is a bitter pill to swallow. I know, I’ve been there so many times.

Passion vs Good Enough

I’ve come to realise that unless you have something that you are genuinely really passionate about that you can pursue and build in your spare time, it’s better to stick with a job that is “good enough” and allows you the time to work on whatever it is you want to work on. Or give you a decent enough work-life balance at the very least.

That’s not to say give up and all hope is lost. If you do genuinely have something that you’re interested in and want to work in a specific industry, get yourself trained up, take courses and even seek career guidance. It’s a long process but if you have a strong desire then do it. We all need more legends in this world, make yourself a valuable one.

Buying Back Time

For me, as much as the current role does my nut in, it does give me a currency that I can use to buy Bitcoin with, which I firmly believe will give me back the ultimately currency that is time. If I didn’t have a side hustle going on with TBM, then at the very least, I’d still be “buying back time” with the money from the job.

If something does pop up that takes my fancy then for sure I will look in to it but as long as I’m still able to build the stack in the meantime, it’s making the day job a bit more bearable.

Low Time Preference

When you think in terms of years and not days then you know where this is heading. As I mentioned about previously, I consider Bitcoin as a long term savings account where purchasing power can’t be eroded away just by printing more money and once that clicked, it made things a lot easier.

I’m not a trader, that is far too stressful for me. My nearly 4 year journey in Bitcoin and “crypto” has been a stressful and bumpy one at best but strong lessons have been learned. This has all lead me to adopt the Bitcoin coping strategy I have right now.

I was buying small amounts every day as part of my coping strategy but the fees I was paying to do that started grating on me! So I slowed it down to weekly and started setting limit buy orders ready to catch the sudden falls so I can add more sats to my long term “Time Buyback” plan.

It’s by doing this and believing in the long term of Bitcoin that has helped soothe my current job pains. Heck, even if I do move in to a new role that’s more suitable and I do enjoy it, I’d still stick to this sat stacking soothing strategy anyway. It would be silly not to.

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide any investment advice. It is for educational and entertainment purposes only. As of the time posting, the writers may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency, as all investments contain risk. All opinions expressed in these articles are my own and are in no way a reflection of the opinions of The Bitcoin Manual

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