2022: Sharpening The Saw




"Time is precious. Spend it wisely. Focus is a superpower. Enjoy your family. And just do the shit that makes you happy."

-Anthony Pompliano


On Nov 8, 2021, Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano wrote a letter to his investors. In that letter is the above quote and it inspired me. So I decided to kick off 2022 by taking some time away to sharpen the saw; as mentioned in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.


If you know me, you'd prob say "Paul are you sick?" No in fact I feel great! I am in great health and I want that to continue. Curating news about digital assets 24/7/365 has definitely run its course.


I started my newsletter and website back in 2017, the height of the 2017 bull run. At that time it was fairly easy to keep my eyes and ears on all things Crypto. Fast forward to today and yeah, not even close. I have become the frog in the pot of water and the temperature has risen and I can now feel it!


The space has evolved beyond just Bitcoin and Altcoins; which by the way are now over 16,000. Toss in Defi, CeFi, and NFTs and things get a bit challenging. Now add Metaverse, DAOs, and Memecoins and you can forget about it.


I begin noticing that I was trying to capture all the news, be on multiple Twitter spaces, conduct interviews, and manage my IT Consulting/Support business (traveling) and a host of other projects. It has become unmanageable. It is a digital addiction that Pomp described in his letter.


So, the time that I will spend away sharpening my saw will help me decide just where to put my attention and who I am actually trying to create value and make a difference for.


You will see very little of me on social (hopefully none at all) and while I will stay abreast of what is happening, I will not update the website, do blog post, tweet or use Linkedin. There is a slight chance if something really big does happen, I will communicate that to my Community Group that I recently formed. I will spend time in meditation, writing, reflecting - spending high quality time with family and friends.


Speaking of Community Group, if you want to be the first to know and have curated content delivered directly to your mobile device without the need for a new app, text Crypto to (214) 380-2013 and over time, you will receive just the news that you want to see. It will require you providing me feedback initially but as time goes on - it will get better and better.


May your 2022 get off to a great start and I will be back trust me - you can't get rid of me that easily. :)


Paul McNeal

The Crypto Curator

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