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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 –...

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...

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...

30 Communities and Your Role

Random Observation/Comment #694: Evaluate the subset of communities where you want to spend your time. Why this List? Money is extrinsic in value. It’s necessary for a lot of things, but it’s nothing compared to quality time, friendships, passion, and devotion. If you’ve already figured out your strategic investing, then how you spend your time and who you spend it...

30 Random 2020 Insights

Random Observation/Comment #692: “Don’t wake me, I plan on sleeping in.” ~this whole week Why this List? When going through my end of year clean up, I archive old Keep notes that come from random inspirations. Here’s some of my favorite out of context random notes. Normalization of social experiences Companies are also trying to be your bank Cold milk,...

[Guide] Starting a Podcast

Random Observation/Comment #690: Don’t get stuck in Analysis Paralysis. The tools are there and mature enough to just get started. I was writing my 40-under-40 (I’ll publish it in 2021) and one thing I wanted to do was to start a podcast. Given the quieter ending weeks in Dec, I decided to do a little research and just get started....

30 Favorite Lists of 30

Random Observation/Comment #689: So far I’ve written 150+ Lists of 30 over the past 8 years. From 30 day challenge to book to blogging to podcast. Why this list? My podcast is up on listsof30.com fully hosted by Substack (free!) and RSS feed distributed across Stitcher, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Apple, and Google (indexing). It only took around 2 hours to setup,...

30 Feelings for 2020

Random Observation/Comment #688: Remember to feel something. I think I’m okay. Why this list? This pandemic has led to an undeniable divide in the world. Rich are getting richer. Poor are getting poorer. Big companies getting bigger. Small businesses shutting down. I think the best way to write about my own experience through this pandemic is to share these emotional...

30 Steps Projects Become Products

Random Observation/Comment #686: Evolving from projects to products with users and expectations is a huge graduating step. Why this List? I’ve worked on too many research projects (within a company or in my spare time) that are interesting, but don’t have a clear plan operationally to take it into a sellable product. Whenever I start projects that are meant to...

30 Things to be Thankful for in 2020

Random Observation/Comment #685: Silver linings needed. Why this list? 2020 was a dumpster fire. We’ve all lost so much this year – at the very least, a bit of sanity. In light of Thanksgiving, here’s at least a positive spin on a ridiculously surreal year. Celebrate the little things. Trump will no longer be President (even though he’s doing his...

30 Ethereum Things to be Thankful for

Random Observation/Comment #684: “Let me just basically say how impressed I am by Ethereum, full stop, period.” ~Heath Tarbert, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Why this list? Experimentation with multiple blockchain/DLT platforms has led me to be very thankful for a lot of aspects unique to Ethereum. It withstands the test of time as a live bounty...

30 Ways to Grow a Virtual Community

Random Observation/Comment #683: It’s important now more than ever to stay connected with your work and friends. Why this List? Now that the new normal of a work and social life is all virtual, you may be thinking about growing a community of passionate people to mobilize on a certain mission (or maybe just have a lovely curated set of...