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Clemens is "that guy who writes lists of 30" and generally a perpetually curious, lover of learning.

30 Manners I Want Evie to Learn

Random Observation/Comment #719: Class never goes out of style. Why this List? Manners represent social norms and levels of kindness. From a Chinese background, poor manners are disrespectful and could lead to dishonor or disappointment. In these important years of parenting Evie, I want her to at least learn some of these phrases, actions, and situations. “Please” / “Thank you”...

30 Traditions We Want to Form

Random Observation/Comment #718: Let’s slow down time together. Why this List? Off of the previous post on Wills, Trusts, and Digital legacies, I was thinking about which traditions we want Evie to try out while she’s growing up. We got around 5 years to experiment with a few fun activities. For example, some families love the super bowl and will...

30 Themed Potluck Parties

Random Observation/Comment #717: All that cooking during the pandemic has prepped me for the upcoming set of neighborhood cooking competitions. Challenge accepted. Why this List? It’s time to party! We’ve been stuck inside for way too long and now we are ready to host and be hosted. Most of these ideas are just foods I want to eat all the...

Mapping the Data I Create

Random Observation/Comment #716: We’re always talking to the future. Anything we write can be an archive for a future generation. This is the age of data collection, so it makes sense to be a little bit more aware of the things you input into the interwebs… a series of tubes. I’ve done this exercise to map the data I create...

30 Crypto FUD Narratives

Random Observation/Comment #715: If you’re trading the market on margin/leverage, then you’re straight up gambling. Have a longer time horizon. Be an investor. Why this List? “The sky is falling.” Is the “bottom in” or is this a “cycle top”? How do I diversify through a bear market? I personally don’t like spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt), but it’s not...

30 Replenishing Energy Activities

Random Observation/Comment #714: Remember to take a break. Split up your hours, days, weeks, and take those vacation days. Why this list? You start your day with a limited amount of energy. Each decision or long thought process requires your attention to execute. A recommended exercise is creating your energy plot of your hours and days of the week. Mine...

30 Ways to Improve your Morning

Random Observation/Comment #713: A good morning leads to a good day. Why this List? You can tell a lot about a person based on what they do within the first hour of waking up. I follow a fairly focused routine in order to get my day setup for success. Avoid picking up your phone and checking the news – If...

30 Security Best Practices for Crypto Owners

Random Observation/Comment #712: Don’t get rekt! Secure your shitcoins! Why this list? The Internet was fairly low stakes when the worst case scenario of a social media account hack was a few chain letter DMs. With Crypto and DeFi exponentially growing, there could be substantial money on the line. Remember to protect yourself and make sure you follow these practices...

30 Icebreaker questions

Random Observation/Comment #711: I’m so bad at telling jokes. What was that one with the polar bear on a iceberg? Damn. Why this List? When forming a community or closer bond with strangers, I’ve always kept a list of random questions in my back pocket to ask. If you want more people to contribute, you can consider asking these questions...

30 Possible Causes of the Next Market Crash

Random Observation/Comment #710: If you keep calling the top, you’re bound to be right at least once. Why this list? The pandemic is over (at least people are treating it that way). These COVID shots will probably be yearly flu shots indefinitely. But before the next recommended booster, it’ll be like the roaring 20s again (and probably cyclically end in...

30 Things I Don’t Care For

Random Observation/Comment #709: Sometimes it’s good to figure out what you shouldn’t think about. These topics that cross my mind just fly right through with a shrug and “mweh.” Why this List? I have a very curated digital bubble. I am interested in a lot of things (there’s a whole list of 30 Communities for that), but there are just...

30 NFT Patterns and Projects

Random Observation/Comment #708: Capital Formation (DAO) + NFT Auction + NFT Fractionalization + Secondary Market Royalties + Cashflows from Physical/VR/AR viewing Social tokens for investing in the artist’s future artworks. The Future is now! Why this list? NFTs – so hot right now. I couldn’t of guessed it would be the thing that propels more creators into the space, but...

30 More Lists of 30s

Random Observation/Comment #707: It’s important to celebrate success. Through the peak of work, the downtime is much deserved. Why this List? Now that I’ve finished recording 30 episodes of Life in Lists of 30 (yay!), I’ve thought about what other lists I can recommend. Some useful links from this series: My Favorite 30 Lists of 30 Guide to Starting a...

30 Honed Skills During the Pandemic

Random Observation/Comment #706: Why waste free time? Why this list? Even with a stressful move across country during this pandemic, I’ve spent a significant amount of time optimizing and minimizing my life. Why? Mostly out of re-prioritization of what really matters. Relationships matter. Conversations about specific episodes on TV shows don’t really matter. Macroeconomics matters. Temper and perspective matters. Here’s...

30 Podcasts Lessons Learned

Random Observation/Comment #705: Life is a journey of constant improvement. Why this List? I’ve done it! I’ve officially created a podcast and recorded 30 episodes! Available on your pod-catcher of choice: Spotify Stitcher Apple Google Pocketcasts – Search for “Life in Lists of 30” YouTube Because I’m an over-achiever, I’ve embedded the task to put in 30 suggested improvements throughout the...

30 Post-Covid Things We Can’t Wait to Do

Random Observation/Comment #704: It’s weird being skeptical about being hopeful. I hope I haven’t become a pessimist or cynic coming out of this pandemic. Why this list? We totally have pandemic fatigue (again). There were bouts of productivity with waves of regression. I’m so ready to execute on these travel plans once we’re in line for the vaccine. When? Hopefully...

30 Pieces of Advice for Myself for seelemons.com

Random Observation/Comment #703: Follow your own advice. It’s harder to do than you might think. Why this list? I consider brainstorming a personal super power, but I’m really bad at managing my own writings. Writing lists of 30 were a big part of training my brain to think divergently and I think they’re useful for others to read, so why...

30 Guinea Pig Things I Learned

Random Observation/Comment #702: Having a pet during lockdown has been an awesome way to mix it up a bit. Why this list? After I found out my parents tested positive for covid, I went into active tactical planning (Thankfully, they’re better now). To destress, I really needed an emotional support animal. I didn’t really do any research, but I’m glad...

30 Technical Trading Terms

Random Observation/Comment #701: Trading is definitely not for everyone. 80% of traders lose money. Why this list? Maybe you’ve saved a lot of money not eating at restaurants? Maybe you’re following r/wallstreetbets now? Maybe you just got some stimulus check money and need a place to spend it? Whichever the reason (and I think these are all bad ones for...

30 DeFi Buzzwords

Random Observation/Comment #700: If you want to feel like a part of the ecosystem, then you’ll need to learn the lingo. Why this List? I wrote 30 blockchain buzzwords used by enterprises back in 2016 (and also 30 Smart Cities buzzwords). Now that mainnet is the new buzz, here’s the buzzwords and their definitions of the 2021 trends. DeFi –...

COVID-19 Tactical Planning

Random Observation/Comment #699: I am thankful to my friends and family who have given great advice and sent best wishes. My parents tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week and my brain started racing. I’ve mainly done research on preventative measures (e.g. washing hands, wearing masks, and socially distancing) or strategic outlook (e.g. vaccine statuses, economic impact, market trends), but...

My Curated Digital Bubble

Random Observation/Comment #698: This is a Digital Civil War. We’re divided into our bubbles. Understanding Attention You’ve got a limited amount of time and an even more limited amount of attention in your day. The more decisions you make, the more tired you get. I’ve considered disconnecting from my phone – there’s a list of 30 for that (30 Value...

30 WallStreetBets (WSB) Terms

Random Observation/Comment #697: Today’s trading is basically gambling. Follow those meme stocks. Why this List? I joined WSB a few years ago for pure entertainment and sometimes pretty good due diligence. If you read enough of the threads, you start to catch onto the common lingo. The group doesn’t really take itself that seriously, so there was a clear distinction...

Wills, Trusts, and Digital Legacy

Random Observation/Comment #696: Start building towards your legacy for the ones you care about most. Learning From My Parents My parents are retired and I often tell them, “Spend all your money, and you’ll make us very happy.” I want them to enjoy the experiences they sacrificed while chasing the American dream as immigrants. I want them to spend time...

30 Things to Do With Crypto

Random Observation/Comment #695: Composability and active personal digital asset management is under-valued within the cryptocurrency space. Why this list? Bitcoin is the pet rock blockchain. You can buy it, spend it, and save it, but that’s pretty much it. If you want to build applications and services on top of a network, I would recommend Ethereum. There’s so much more...