How long have you left?

in esteem •  7 months ago  (edited)


I was at work today and doing a rare spell on checkouts. I was feeling a little burnt out so tills are always a great way to relax for a couple of hours and chat to the customers. Wednesday morning is always one of the quietest times in the week so there was never going to be a big rush or huge panic like at the weekends. I don't do it often but it makes a nice change to my usual shift which is non stop work and movement.

Sitting there relaxing, I was being fairly chatty and friendly with the customers as I told the one hundredth person that,

"I'm good today and how are you?".

After almost a decade with the company you can run out of new and interesting ways to say hello. Especially to the regular customers who can be in more than once a day. I Never understood that part myself.

We have the ones that come in the same time every day. the morning people for the fresh products and the evening ones for the nightly bottle of wine but for a person that shops about twice a week at most I just can't see the appeal of traveling to the shop more than once in a single day.

Anyway one of the regulars was chatting away and asked how long I had left? I'm guessing on my shift, but I was never one for giving a straight answer. Must be the Irish in me.

"Just another 30 - 40 years",

It depends on how the government treats people down the line. I'm still fairly young so I could easily be working up to 70 as a lot of people I see still do. She started laughing but in reality there will be very few jobs in retail 30 years into the future. If I stay there I should be fine but a lot of the regular staff will have been replaced and not too far into the future I would guess. We are already running on the smallest possible amount of staff and with the automation of ordering and checkouts advancing then it will soon be more cost effective to replace most of the staff with machines. And we all know that as soon as it becomes cost effective it will be done. All they will need going forward will be a manager to look after the place and a couple of bodies to stack shelves and keep the place clean. In reality it's just a matter of when and not if.

That is why we will need another form of income going into the future. I have no intention of working until 70 and never did. The plan has always been to make my money now while I can and then pick up property and investments to generate a passive income to support myself.

The dream would be to see STEEM become large enough to support people that have a decent stake through investments and using the blockchain. Obviously that is still a long shot but I do wonder where that price point lies. What value would it take for STEEM to be able to support me to the same level as my 40 hour a week job?

In reality it's not that much. At my current rate I can earn about 300 STEEM per month through my activities on the blockchain so if we got to $10 then it would be more per month than my current wage. Obviously if we rose to that level it would generate a whole new level of interest in the project and we would get a new wave of users so $20 is probably a better bet. It would still require a good few hours of work every week to keep the monthly earnings at a high level but with that kind of price we would attract more projects like @actifit and @steemhunt which can also generate an income.

The future holds unlimited possibilities for STEEM so it's just a matter of who is willing to help get there and buy into the vision. I know those numbers might seem crazy from where we have been sitting all year but in reality it wouldn't take that much to get us there. We have gotten to $7 before and that is with only a small minority of people even looking at this space. If crypto and STEEM attracted a few larger businesses and more people getting involved then it would become a very scarce commodity and a token with a lot of value.

All it would take is one dapp to break the barriers to the rest of the world and we could see people flood into this space to take part. It's not a guarantee but it is a strong possibility. If you don't fancy working until 70 it's up to you to make that choice and see where you can help to improve and build the chain that we all want to succeed.



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Great vision that we share! I hope to accumulate for a couple years while still depending on my income from work. I am taking a portion to add to my Steem Power so that in the future I become less dependent on my income and generate opportunities on the blockchain which will include entrepreneurial ideas to build here! It’s an exciting time to dream as we see the potential available!

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Thats a great plan and something that i am doing on a much smaller scale. If i could get past my mortgage and car loan I would be a lot freer to build for the future. That is my plan for the next couple of years. My only issue will be if crypto takes off in the meantime when now is the time to really accumulate.

My goal is to stop working at 50 years with enough passive income to support myself and with a personal network of 2million(Danish kroner).
I am 27 year, so I have a few years to make it happen, with compound interest :D

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I'm only 30 myself so this is my time to get things set up. I have a mortgage and car loan so if i can get those payed off then there will be more money for investment. At the moment all i am doing is buying up small bits of crypto and growing my SP.

I dont have mortgage or a car nor do I have a good paying job xD
Thats also a good investment if you ask me. I will properly be buying more steem either later this month or in the beginning of next.

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My job isn't that great but I am careful with how I spend my money. I got a good deal on the house and did most of the work on it myself. With house prices going up every year in this country it was a good plan for the future.

You work in retail as I do right? Thats quite nice!
I am renting a really cheap apartment and I manage my expensive quite well. 1/3 of my salary is for every month expensive, so I have most of my salary for stuff :D

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Yep. I work in a supermarket. I just try to be smart with what I have like yourself.

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I work in 7/11, so ye.
It makes perfectly sense to be smart with what you have

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It won't take much to get Steem rocking and we may have one of the apps already in Steemhunt. I know actifit is decent but there are a few of them around now offering the same thing.

Haven't seen any others. Which chain are they based on?

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I actually don't know. Just saw them offering tokens for activities.

I'll have to take a look or if you see them again could you let me know. If we could link a few of them to the one fitbit it would be a handy way to earn some extra crypto.

True. I never thought of that. I will keep an eye out as never paid much attention to it and let you know. I think I saw some on Steemhunt.


Actifit is the only one I know of for fitness.. I love it though, waking up and knowing my first post will be just from working out.. feels good.

Accumulate as much as possible, the future is promising

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That's the plan. This has been the best time for growth I've seen since joining two years ago. I intend to take full advantage of that as well as getting as many SMT tokens as possible. If we do make a success of this anybody holding over a thousand SP should be very happy.

All it would take is one dapp to break the barriers to the rest of the world and we could see people flood into this space to take part.

I believe so too! There is a certain growth in the amount of dApps built on Steem. So who knows, maybe even in near future we can expect big things.

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Some of them have great prospects. I'm very excited to see how steemhunt progress with the next phase of the project after the ieo. Review hunt.

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There is definitely potential. I was making several hundred dollars a month when Steem was high, but it's obviously worth a lot less now. Its going to get interesting if millions join Steem as them the rewards would be spread thinner. You will need to be exceptional to make a lot. Of course there will still be people exploiting the system, but they will have more competition.

I know some people can live off their Steem income now, but generally you need a really low cost of living.

We need to find something to make Steem go viral. Growth has stalled for a while.

I was too small at the time but it would be great to get to the position with STEEM sitting at a few dollars where I could keep growing my SP daily and then sell the extra STEEM that I earn from posting. I wouldn't be touching my main balance as that is going to be there for the next decade.

I am a long way from living off of STEEM but that would be the dream if we ever grow to that stage. I would love to see a few million active members and see how it would all play out.

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