Here are my ten commitments in the world of Web 3.0 and encryption to help me focus on what’s important.
Original: 10 Personal Web3 and Crypto Commitments
Translation: Blockchangehk Community Member Enrique
Translator’s Note: Recently, Blockchangehk recommended a good article to me. After reading it, I felt that it would be of great benefit for everyone to join the Web3.0 and encryption world, so I translated the article into Chinese.
Editor’s note: This article is the Chinese version of an article published on mirror last year by an employee of the decentralized content publishing platform mirror. It is worth reading and sharing with all of you who want to make some achievements in Web 3.0.
The crypto world hit my mind like a whirlwind. I’ve been trying to understand and fit in, the industry is constantly having new topics, money, new things, trends, personalities, tools, and that invisible pressure that pushes me to understand everything all the time.
Let’s say it’s the 90s or early 2000s. You shout, “I’m going to work for an internet company!” and everyone thinks you know everything that happens on the internet at any time. Do you think this is possible? Even at that time, it was impossible!
Likewise, you can’t possibly know what’s going on in the crypto world, or even Web 3.0. If possible, the entire breadth, depth and synergies demonstrate the growth and promise of the industry. It’s exciting, but you and I are both human and there are only 24 hours in a day. Therefore, it is imperative to focus on the pursuit of progress, growth, happiness and knowledge.
So what should we focus on and commit to?
Below are my ten commitments to help me focus on what’s important. I share all the details, hope they resonate with you. I periodically revisit these commitments to remind myself of my responsibilities.
Remember why you got involved with Web 3.0
I got into this industry for three reasons:
I want to learn a lot and learn it quickly
I feel like this is the best place to live out my beliefs
Cryptocurrencies have a relatively short history, but have evolved from “just” financial applications to a wide-ranging user experience that is not only fun, but world-changing.
User experience is my forte. I’ve led the Niantic and Pokémon GO teams for events around the world for augmented reality and gaming experiences. I firmly believe that I have a unique vision worthy of the new world of Web 3.0.
We stand at the forefront, hand in hand, enter the dark forest, look for the light to lead the way, and build a new world. When you’re feeling breathless, remember that the people of Web 3.0 are smart, dynamic, and role models for continuous learning. Wish I could always have something to teach you.
After the promise, please enjoy the process, because success comes from keeping your promise
I admire those who got into or invested in cryptocurrency early on, seeing its potential earlier than the world. About a decade ago, Brian Armstrong told me about Bitcoin over burritos and drinks, and I definitely don’t see a future in it until its value has skyrocketed. Nonetheless, I think now is the best time for me personally to jump into the industry and couldn’t be sooner.
why? Because cryptocurrencies were initially developed with the goal of building a financial ecosystem. A layman might get excited, but I don’t think I like this kind of work.
I’ve always wanted to enjoy my work so that I can do my best. Therefore, I am fortunate to have been a strategic consultant at the beginning of my career, participating in different projects and enjoying it. After that I worked in the gaming field and felt very relaxed and happy. What excites me most is working with products, engineers, and community leaders who I believe will create great products and are willing to help them sell. I fell in love with the process time and time again. Arguably, all of the above have enabled me to deliver on my commitment to various “successes” over time.
Success comes from a commitment to what you do, and when you love it, you’re more likely to keep it. I now work at Mirror, learning from smart people on the team and community. I feel in line with the direction of cryptocurrency development and enjoy the process of building Web 3.0.
Build the world you value
I value building a world where people connect the globe with positive emotions and in unprecedented ways.
I value building a world where people are free to use their time, relationships, money and work to be creative.
I value building a world where the masses carefully prepare memorable, meaningful, state-of-the-art experiences that bring others together.
I value building a world where the masses are honored by working, building and creating.
I value building a world where the masses truly own their communities, inventions and money.
I value building a world where people use technology, not technology.
Digital ownership can solve the problems created by the current system.
If you don’t pay attention to the above elements, you don’t have to pay attention to it, you don’t have to pay attention to it, and you don’t have to build it.
Only building what you value will get excess returns.
What you build should last forever – don’t build for a fad, and don’t just follow it
When you are building what you believe, remember that you are also forging your true self.
If you’re going to build your ideal world, it has to last forever, not just because of fads. Likewise, don’t allow yourself to be a trend-follower.
People who only follow trends have the following characteristics:
Speculation for fame and attention
Constant pursuit of “personal brand” gimmicks
In modern society, such people are talents themselves. Strategically, they can yield impressive results. They reflect a pleasant side of reality and should be respected, not despised. But more often, their “success” is short-lived, ready to be replaced by the next trend.
I’m sure you’ve experienced the “fashion fever” of cryptocurrencies, just look at the technical charts! Therefore, you may also meet people who follow trends. Oftentimes in the crypto world, a small group of trendsetters keep driving short-lived crazes, robbing long-established communities, groups, and ecosystems of the light.
Having said that, these trendsetters are ubiquitous in today’s utilitarian society and will not disappear.
What are some examples of trendsetters?
reality tv star
Sports geniuses who sign multi-million dollar contracts for several years and spend their money before their knees or other organs fail
A blockbuster person in music, film, art, business or investing who will never forget the good times
Emerging Millionaires (Crypto-rich or Not), Splurging and Attention-grabbing
Influencers (not all influencers, but many are).
Any ordinary person who accidentally exploded into popularity
People who only pursue temporary appreciation, they only have this idea in their hearts
The ones who often shout “I was the one who did that, don’t you remember?”
Once people only follow the trend, they will confuse themselves. This ego fools them into thinking they are the greatest and always the best.
Ego destroys our curiosity, and our drive to learn and get better. Arrogance leads to contempt and disrespect for others whose success may already be close at hand. Ego affects personal consciousness, and the trend is just a “short-lived game” dominated by ego.
There will always be “stars of tomorrow” around us, replacing those who followed the trend with a stronger self.
This is a “short-lived game”, don’t play it.
be your own example
In hot industries, whether it’s tech, cryptocurrencies or entertainment, trend-following, good looks and “out of the box” behaviors are all things people have been using to build a cult of personality.
As part of a community, you can be influenced by these tactics, thinking, “This is someone to worship, pay attention to, and follow,” “These people deserve my energy,” and “This person is my role model.”
Be vigilant when someone acts as if they know everything, or when their image makes you feel inferior. Whatever they are building or destroying, they are consciously or unconsciously exploiting the weaknesses and uncertainties of others to feed their egos.
Remember: when you don’t know who you are or what you stand for, it’s easy to be determined who you “should” be.
In fact, it’s hard to find role models when you’re involved in something that has never been done before, because you’re walking down an unpaved road into a dark forest with limited light to lead the way. It’s normal for you to feel like you have nowhere to go.
There is a famous saying in Silicon Valley – “You can’t be what you can’t see”. But what if no one has done it before? What if only a few people have ever been in the same situation? If you’re a woman, a person of color, or someone else of a different background, it’s harder for you to find someone like you. In the world of Web 3.0 and encryption, the above is true because there are a lot of things here that no one has done before.
What do you do when you can’t see and can’t find a role model?
You can still (and should) find qualities in others that you admire and emulate. In fact, you appreciate those qualities because you hide them from yourself. (You should look for unwanted traits and find ways to avoid them.)
When you can’t find a role model, you find that you have to be your own role model. You have to motivate yourself and hope that one day you too can be a true role model for others.
6. Never settle for small profits, stay humble and struggle with competition
People in the past always reminisce about past “achievements” and all the advantages on their resumes as the most precious things in life. (Many people still do, and I’m sure you agree they’re the worst!) While they’re fun and can be used strategically, these ego-boosting accolades are only a glimmer of light on the radar. We are in a very different world now – a great track record and brand may bring you close to success, but you still have to work to get it, and work really hard to get to the top.
Many once-promising people, teams, and products have been overshadowed by egos. They may indulge in self-appreciation or the accolades they get for beating their opponents, forgetting to work hard and get better.
Sitting on ground with buried gold will not yield nearly the same value as working and mining in gold mines.
Likewise, failing to take advantage of strengths is a waste of talent. People can use their talents through training and improvement, not to be fooled by conceit or trend.
Whether it’s technology, cryptocurrencies, traditional industries, or life itself, the best people are not comfortable with the status quo. They don’t play “short-lived games”. Instead, they constantly reinvent themselves, taking inspiration from the successes of others. They keep making progress, looking for the peak. If they suddenly disappear one day, take a break, come back better than before, and try to climb to the top.
Take advantage of the benefits of capitalism and gradually compete to get better at yourself. Today’s “losers” may be tomorrow’s “winners.” Respect your opponents as your partners. They are also in the crypto world, remember: “This new world is about cooperation, and we are building it together.”
Stay optimistic and connect with people
People need to communicate with each other to survive. However, the world is developing rapidly, and the encrypted world is even more boundless. It’s easy to make simple judgments, but it’s hard to step back, think deeply, and stay optimistic. There is a fine line between enjoyment and criticism. When you’re tired or overwhelmed and feel like you’re judging, find out what’s wrong. (But I think it’s very hard!)
The best way to do this is to pay attention to others, see them as the best version of yourself, and communicate with them, the same is true for products, communities, leaders, any situation and company.
This doesn’t mean you should be blindly optimistic or naive. Like any emerging industry, this industry is full of scams and scammers, so be on your guard. If someone or something seems to be problematic, you absolutely have to trust your intuition, logic, and judgment, and adopt the appropriate solution or distance from it. But if you’re negative or preconceived, you’re wasting energy.
Have you ever seen an independent film? Have you noticed that no matter who the protagonist in the story is, you pay attention to them deeply? Watch other people as the stars of your own indie film, champion them, cheer for them. Use their current situation and potential as inspiration to advance yourself and extend to the organizations you work with. Let’s pretend we’re all the protagonists of this indie film, because one day we’ll all be real protagonists.
Maintain your trust and reputation
The elf in Disney’s “Aladdin” and the princess in “Frozen” tell children to live their true self and accept their true self. This is a great lesson for kids, but as we get older, this can be misinterpreted as “You shouldn’t care what others think!”, “Who cares what others think? Do what you want.” Do it!”
When we get to know ourselves, go to school, and deal with the changes of adolescence, the lessons of Disney movies may only work then. Innocent mistakes and misjudgments matter as we learn, grow, and understand ourselves. Even for adults, for better or worse, instant impressions or judgments don’t matter.
However, when we are adults, other people’s initial evaluation of you at a certain point does not equal reputation. Moments make one point, many points make one thread, and different threads can weave your reputation over years and decades. When you have a team, family, friends, community, the part you represent and participate in more and more, then your reputation matters.
Your reputation is not your resume, nor your social media, or even your activity on the blockchain. Your reputation is a mirror of your personality, it’s what people say behind closed doors, talking about you behind your back, and what people don’t want to write down. It determines whether people want to work with you, stand up for you when others don’t do you a favor, or whether they smile politely but keep their distance from you because they hear you’re secretly not a good person and overly arrogant, exaggerate your talents.
Even if someone breaks the boat and takes the lead, if the difference between reputation, actual skills and status is too great, others will catch up to him. This makes it harder to make allies, which makes it harder for people to trust each other. Trust is important because trust and reputation take years to build and only moments to destroy. The crypto industry is built on public trust in code and community. So, trusting the right people and brands that build code and community becomes even more important as we work to scale.
I have been working in the crypto world for a short period of time and have been fortunate enough to meet some people who have served me immensely with the reputations I have built before. People scramble to work with them because they want to spend their time and energy on great people. Normally, these people have built their reputations over the years, whether in the crypto world or otherwise. I’m not touting my own company, but I’m grateful to have many of these people on my team. What makes me proud is that people in the community say that they have been involved in different projects over the years, and they are most impressed by our studious mentality and meticulous care. I am eager to learn from these examples of real work and trust building.
Quick success and self-expression do not make people trust themselves, longevity and learning are the way to trust.
Persevere until you reach the top
Surviving in the crypto world is a long journey, and you may not realize it at this moment, so don’t be a trendsetter, but a contributor to continuous development and construction. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by our ego right now without realizing we’re reaching our limits.
Chris. Climbing the Wrong Hill, written by Chris Dixon in 2009, is getting more and more attention. This may be because we are emerging from the pandemic and in the midst of a “Great Resignation,” with many people re-evaluating their careers and lifestyles inspired by Climbing the Wrong Mountain.
The article is quickly read, and I encourage you to read it. In general, Climbing the Wrong Mountain uses the “mountain climbing idea” in computer science as a metaphor for how we should look for a great, rewarding career. If you are trapped in the fog, you can only see the first few steps, and climbing the mountain where you are is often the most direct and most likely solution to escape. To find the highest mountain, however, you have to (graciously) accept that you have to walk many places in the mountains to find the highest point. This method is the correct way to find the peak.
In the real world, the best careers are often obvious: doctors, lawyers, bankers, technologists at FAANG companies… These are good careers for active people. If you are lucky enough to work in the above industries, you will make a lot of money, live comfortably, and be recognized as a successful person. These occupations actually limit your potential.
To get outsized returns in life, contributions, and even money, you’ll likely have to try different things, and possibly take risks to start from scratch—you don’t know what’s beyond the fog and see if you can reach your full potential.
The content of “Climbing the Wrong Mountain” is a good metaphor, and I would like to add that even if you have to climb different mountains, you have to stick with it so that you have a chance to keep trying.
to this end:
In order to keep looking for peaks, you can’t follow trends, but you need time. You must plan so that the world you build will last forever.
What will always matter? In your journey to becoming who you really are, aim for longevity and reality, not “off the ground.” Think about what is evergreen and look at what you have decided to build. The crypto world has its pre-orders, keep revisiting your commitments and pre-principles to maintain your roots and rise to the top with others.
Never allow yourself to be too sharp and then become bleak. Which brings me to the last promise…
Take care and take care of yourself.
My husband and I know a very successful man. He’s in his early thirties, very smart, joined early in the founding of FAANG-like companies and held key positions, and he’s worth tens of millions of dollars.
On the surface, his resume, net worth, and even reputation are all good. He has many job opportunities and co-founded companies. In his twenties, he honed himself harder than most. He spent a lot of time solving the problems he cared about and changing the world, but it came at a staggering price. He admits to poor health, no hobbies, and few confidants and friends. As he struggles to find himself, he also wants to find a life partner. He was unhappy and felt like he was running out of energy.
Fate is predestined, and I’m sure he’ll cheer up eventually, but time is the only thing we have, how long is “finally”? If he is not even happy to rest, how long will it take to get back to the top from the valley of rest? How and when can he be rejuvenated emotionally, spiritually and spiritually?
I can’t help but think that his situation has deprived a person in this world – with his resources, experience, and in the prime of his life – that he could definitely build something great. He doesn’t necessarily have to start or join different companies, or even work as a consultant in some companies. He can start a family, start an NGO, build friendly communities and the world, and give back. He can’t do these things because his energy is already exhausted.
(Would he have had the same success if he hadn’t given up everything else? I don’t think he had to, the problem of giving up everything else for career can be solved directly on a psychological level. He just had to hone himself and forget about everything else , he doesn’t even need to think about later issues. By contrast, setting aside time for one’s future and building an entire life while achieving great things is more challenging, but ultimately wiser, more valuable, and more for the long-term future.)
I know other people like this too: being successful in all the “right” ways, but lacking the health, inspiration, and connection that I can’t measure is exactly what we need to take the time to build, and in the end we can actually something to measure. I’ve been in a state of exhaustion like this and had to fight to get it back. People sometimes have to spend years rebuilding energy and inspiration. This is important to us, but rationally, we need a constant flow of energy to continue in our lives and careers. If we have the energy and time to break through the fog and reach the top, we need sufficient energy.
If you are struggling for a long time, please take care. You have to take care of yourself so that the fire in your heart will not go out, that you will not go astray or collapse.
I have observed people who are persistent and continue to be successful, also constantly looking for ways to awaken their wellspring of energy. They work hard for the things they care about and are impressive. However, they also quietly make time for their lives and futures, usually in their spare time. I will give some very simple examples: family time at 5pm every day, going back to work at night, doing yoga with a partner, taking piano and music lessons, volunteering or donating money, regular reflection or journaling, writing and composition, meditation And pray, watch boring Netflix shows… if you can, work while traveling, go out or play golf on weekends, care for your co-workers, celebrate special moments with your loved ones…
Doing these things doesn’t mean you don’t work hard. Instead, it means that you ensure that life has value and that your future is secured. It also means that you spend time on things you cherish, which are yours anyway. Best of all, allocating your time this way allows you to keep working hard without being too hard on yourself.
You have to think about how to make your life more meaningful so that you can keep going through this long journey. The above advice applies to anyone.
Web 3.0 and the crypto world are moving fast, and at the same time, the stakes are high. I hope these inspiring commitments will help me persevere and walk with you.
WAGMI (We will make it!)
Special thanks to my team and Mirror who keep me learning, challenging myself, and honing my mind, including Advaith Doosa, Andrew Hong, Carlos Flores, Denis Nazarov, Graeme Boy, Jon-Kyle Mohr, Julian Hutton, Patrick Rivera , Rafael Fernandez, Saarim Zaman, and Tom Meagher. Thanks to my friend and mentor, Apoorv Bhargava, for his honesty over the years. Thanks to Chris Dixon for that great and evergreen article.
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