WHY I HODL SAFEMOON PT. III
7 SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE TIPS FOR STRESS-FREE HODLING
Written by Pheonix Rising
Hello and welcome to the final segment of this 3-part series!
If you’re still here reading, first of all, I want to thank you for coming along this journey with me.
I would hope that your being here means that you’ve gotten value out of this series so far, because that was my lone intention.
If you missed the first two posts in this series, you can check them out here:
Today, we’ll be wrapping up with the most critically important piece, which is why I saved it for last, and that is how to win the game inside your head.
Because what few will tell you is that this game of investing is 5% identifying a home run project and 95% managing the thoughts inside your head. So if you can win that battle, you’re all set.
So today, I'll be covering 7 super easy best practices that you can use right now to greatly relieve stress, fear, and doubt while HODLing.
If you implement them, I have the utmost confidence that you will find it remarkably easier to remain calm, cool, and ever-focused on the prize and, thus, far less likely to sell now and regret later.
And the best part: Every single one of these strategies are 100% free!
So, let’s dive right in and wrap up this series to complete our journey together.
7 STRESS MANAGEMENT TIPS & BEST PRACTICES FOR LONG-TERM HODLING
So, I personally never, ever feel stressed out, worried, fearful, or in doubt about my investment in SafeMoon. Never. Not even for a fleeting moment.
This isn’t by accident, though; this is due in large part to my unwavering conviction in myself and my ability to perform sound research and invest accordingly.
But most importantly, it’s my mindset and perspective that does all the heavy lifting when it comes to HODLing and waiting patiently.
Now, to be clear, I say none of this to brag or impress you. Instead, I wish to share tips that I personally use that have helped me HODL in peace so that you too can enjoy that same quality of life while we play the waiting game.
TIP #1: KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE
So we talked extensively about this already, which is why I led off with it, but really, the biggest thing that helps me is setting realistic expectations and always keeping my eyes on the prize and having a healthy perspective.
In practice, that means if you forget what this project is all about, by all means, bookmark this blog series so that you can always refer back to it.
It’s so easy to get sidetracked or forget what’s coming down the pike, because SafeMoon does have a lot in the works.
But never forget that you're early to crypto, DeFi, and SafeMoon, all of which are set to leave their footprint on the entire investing world.
TIP #2: FOCUS ONLY ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL
Always remember and accept (which is equally important) that you are in control of managing your own stress and expectations. You and you alone.
But in my mind, this is a good “problem” to have.
Because you can’t control how fast the dev team works (though John said they’re darn near a 24-hour work cycle, thanks to hiring devs across all time zones), you can’t control the price, and you can’t control holders losing faith and selling.
So, it’s a healthy practice to ONLY focus on what you can control.
And that means, again, understanding – and accepting – that we're in a volatile market.
Understanding and accepting that people will come and go, and that's okay.
And above all, understanding and accepting that you invested in a startup and, when you make that decision to do so, patience is a non-negotiable!
Quite simply, these things take time, and I found a site that best illustrates this:
As you can see, these are ALL the major players of today (Apple, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, etc.), and it took ALL of them at least 2 full years to even be in profit! (As you can see, most took 5 or more.)
Also, SafeMoon’s Sales & Growth Manager had a great tweet thread to build upon this. It’s a quick read, but a “must-read,” so I hope you’ll check it out.
But be a master of your emotions. And don’t try to change things that can’t be changed, speed things up that can’t be sped up, or anything that’s out of your control. Remaining patient and confident in your investing decisions is hard enough, and really, that’s all you need to do!
Anything else is just making the job harder than it needs to be for you.
TIP #3: BE A BETTER FRIEND TO YOURSELF
I see it all the time, where a holder is in the Discord or on Twitter ranting and raving and speculating, and I just feel bad for that person. Not in a condescending judgmental way. No. I feel bad because these are self-inflicted wounds.
So my next tip is to please remember to be a good friend to yourself.
That means, if you find it stressful to check your wallet balance, there’s a very simple solution you can implement now – just stop checking it.
I mean, if you’re truly a long-term holder, then does the short-term, immediate price really matter if you have no plans to sell anytime soon?
Also, for obvious reasons, refreshing the screen every 5 minutes isn’t going to make the price go up (or down). So, if it’s causing you pain and suffering, just don’t look. This is a self-inflicted wound, and you have the power to stop it.
One of the most liberating things I’ve personally done after holding nearly a year now is to trust that John, Ryan, & Co. have it all covered.
They don’t need me or my input.
They’ll get it done – with or without my help or feedback.
Also, if being deeply entrenched in SafeMoon every day is having a negative effect on your overall mood and disposition, you can just avoid that, too.
The season’s changing, the days are longer, and the weather is warmer. Why not go for a walk, get out in the sun, have fun, enjoy life?
You’re in great hands; the devs will make daily progress and the project will still succeed, which is just a great feeling and place to be in!
TIP #4: CELEBRATE THE SMALL
WINS ON THE ROAD TO THE BIG ONE
This is a marathon, not a sprint, and the sad truth is most will get impatient and sell. But you don’t have to be one of them.
And if you’ve held on this long, even if only by a thread (they do call it holding on for dear life for a reason), then please, take a moment to give yourself some well-deserved credit!
Everyone will say they have diamond hands, but again, the reality is most will sell at a loss; the numbers are the numbers.
So if you've held firm and weathered all the dips and FUD storms, give yourself a pat on the back (even daily), because you earned it and have the battle scars to prove it!
TIP #5: HOPE FOR THE BEST BUT
PREPARE FOR TURBULENCE ON OUR FLIGHT TO THE MOON
The next actionable step is yet another simple tweak in mindset, and that is to hope for the best, but always be prepared for bumps in the road.
That means that, since you are invested in a startup tech company, expect setbacks, mistakes, teachable moments, etc.
If you do it this way, then if one of these things happens, it won't sting nearly as badly. I promise. Why? Because you were mentally prepared for it! 💡
Compare and contrast that to the person sitting on eggshells, always hoping that everything will go exactly as planned. Now, realize just how much that person is setting themselves up for disappointment, all due to their own misguided expectations and flawed mindset.
Of course, if none of this stuff happens, meaning there are no mistakes, missteps, or delays, which isn't realistic (in my opinion), then I doubt anyone would complain about that, so you’re covered either way:
If something undesirable happens, you’re prepared for it. No biggie.
If something good happens, well, no one needs help HODLing when everything is going right.
And your ability to persevere, to even let it roll off your back and not affect you at all, will determine whether or not you make it to the finish line.
And the very same principle applies when you're convincing a friend, relative, or coworker to invest in SafeMoon.
Why add undue pressure on yourself by telling them this will only take a few months to a year when you can, instead, tell them to accept that it'll be a 3-5 year hold before they invest even a penny?
By framing it this way, they won't be bugging you every day, which means you'll be less stressed out, which means you'll be less likely to air that stress in SafeMoon's socials. It's a win-win.
And if it takes less than 3-5 years, guess who comes out smelling like roses? That'd be you, my friend!
TIP #6: LEAN ON THE SAFEMOON ARMY FOR SUPPORT
Still, if none of these tips are working for you, if you believe in the project but are having a bad day, week, or month, then you still have a highly invaluable resource at your disposal.
I’ll get into that in just a moment, but a while back, John had said that we’ve got the easy job, in that while they’re working 20-hour days, the only thing we have to do is HODL.
In reality, no one likes long waits. No one, myself included. But I’m pragmatic about it. I know that there is nothing I can do or say that will make the team work any faster to deliver the best product possible.
It should be noted, though, that John has since acknowledged recently in his Captain’s Log that, while he says that we have the easy job to just HODL, in practice, he knows that’s often easier said than done:
So you’re being heard, loud and clear. But again, if you are still struggling with the waiting game, or anything else, then you should know that, over time, the company has not only evolved, but we’ve evolved as a community, as well.
Circling back to the free resource I’d referenced just a second ago, in the SafeMoon Discord, the dynamic used to be that if you had anything remotely negative to say about SafeMoon, you’d be immediately bombarded with FUD and clown emojis.
Nowadays, frustration and constructive criticism are welcomed in the Discord, while negative reactions are strongly frowned upon, with the caveat being: If presented the right way.
For instance, here are two different ways of saying the same thing:
“This sucks, you suck, everyone and everything sucks. You’re all delusional, and I’m a realist,” etc.
“Hey guys. I’m really having a bad day. I used to believe in this project so much, but I have to admit that I’m losing hope.”
The first approach will almost always result in a warn, another warn, a mute, and, eventually, a ban, whereas the latter will almost always be met with:
“Hey friend. I’m very sorry to hear that. What is it exactly that you’re struggling with? Serious question. I just want to try to help.”
To be clear – this is not theory. I’ve seen this time and again, and I try my best to practice what I preach, too, when I engage my fellow holders who are struggling.
Most of the SafeMoon Army in the Discord really do care and genuinely want to help, but how you say what it is that you want to say will ultimately determine the type of response you get in return.
Again, I promise I’m not lecturing you at all – I just find it sad to see people with legitimate concerns or questions walking away with nothing more than a ban, all because they came in with the wrong approach, which is easily fixable!
But not only are we, the SafeMoon Army, evolving and improving, the team and staff are, as well.
The moderators on the SafeMoon Discord will often be the first to show you love and support. It’s very often overlooked that they are in that role because they are our most bullish and knowledgeable holders.
Similarly, I sincerely doubt that most know that the vast majority of the Discord mods are at the Astronaut level, the highest distinction awarded only to holders who are consistently positive, are as knowledgeable as one can possibly be without being privy to information covered by a NDA and, most importantly, have a burning desire and willingness to share their wealth of knowledge about SafeMoon, crypto, and DeFi with any holder willing to listen.
Next time you’re in there, click on a green name and see for yourself.
So please just keep in mind that the mods are not your enemy, and many of them believe so much in this project that they put countless hours into this week in, week out, and the vast majority of them do it all for free!
That said, there are rules we all must abide by, and they will be enforced. This is not a power trip. It's not suppressing free speech. It is only to foster a friendly, positive, and welcoming environment, where false information is rightly filtered out.
But if a mod can’t answer a question, please know that it’d only be for one of two reasons: They genuinely don’t know or aren’t at liberty to say.
And if they do say they can't answer or don't know, asking the exact same question again (and again) isn't going to change that.
So if you do have constructive criticism (with the operative word being "constructive"), I’ve routinely seen SafeMoon Discord moderators pass ideas up the ladder, and of course, you have an army of fellow holders who will happily lift you up if you’re feeling down.
TIP #7: DREAM BIG…DAILY
The 7th and final tip I can impart to you in order to help you greatly reduce stress and frustration is SO easy, yet SO effective.
So remember how I said that I never, ever get frustrated, impatient, lose hope or faith, or anything along those lines?
Well, I’m not some zen master who has life all figured out. I just do things a little bit differently than our fellow holders who are just riddled with anxiety, and I feel for them, which is why I took the time to write this.
And one of the most critical things that I do that I know for a fact that those who are struggling don’t is this:
I don't view my holdings by what they're currently worth. I view them as what I believe they will be worth, once the fully fleshed out ecosystem is unveiled, which is why the last time I even opened my SafeMoon Wallet was to upgrade to V2.
Make that subtle shift of treating your bag based on what it will be worth, not what it currently is, and you will not only be bullish 24/7, but you will also greatly reduce potential vulnerabilities.
Just like the team can’t miss deadlines if they don’t make them, a hacker can’t access your funds nearly as easily if you never log in.
Now, SafeMoon is going to beef up security to the point where this will ideally no longer be necessary, but the point is to treat your bag like your ticket to freedom. If you do, then you won’t have a care in the world about the current price, because it’s irrelevant.
BONUS TIP: REMEMBER THAT WE
ARE ALL STILL EARLY TO THE GAME!
As the team delivers and as people start to see with their very own eyes the impact that SafeMoon is making in the market (which they don’t, and it’s a mistake to think that they do…yet), the DeFi space, and in people’s lives, solving real-world problems that have gone far too long going unfixed, everything will take care of itself, i.e., there’s no need to worry.
Because as I said right in the first post of this 3-part series, we are only just beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel, as we begin to exit the long, often painful, sideways trending "Hodlers phase."
We’re about to enter the “Team begins to deliver” phase, so it’d be a darned shame for someone to hold this long, only to hit the ejector seat right before the fun begins.
And here’s the bonus bullish news I promised…
Just to illustrate how early you are to the crypto game in general, check out this infographic, overlaying the adoption of the internet in its first 8 years versus crypto in its first 8 years:
As you can see, we are fast approaching a world where, just like the Internet, the overwhelming majority will hold cryptocurrency.
I mean, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn't a regular Internet user now, and this bullish chart indicates that that will soon be true for crypto as well!
As a hoops head (a huge NBA fan), I can't help but notice that every single arena has a Coinbase logo on it. And oftentimes, a player's jersey will have a Crypto.com logo stitched on the shoulder area. We're also seeing crypto commercials become the norm.
The writing is on the wall, and that writing says that crypto will be mass adopted, but we're not there yet. You and I are still very much early to the game!
For what it’s worth, the internet was similarly FUDDed back in its infancy:
As you can see, even the experts are wrong on major, major new tech, which is seldom understood and often summarily dismissed (...at first).
All the big players (Apple, Google, Tesla) have had detractors in their infancy, as well as competitors who spread outright lies in an attempt to sabotage them.
Simply put – if you don’t have naysayers, then more often than not it’s because you’re not important enough to be on anyone’s radar. 💡
So the more the outside world FUDs SafeMoon, the more bullish I become.
Again, it's all about perspective: One person sees FUD and it causes them to sell, whereas I see it as a good thing – proof that SafeMoon is very relevant and very much a threat to major industries, or else they'd just leave us alone.
But the point is that you are early to crypto and DeFi and early to what many of us believe will one day be the king of both, which is SafeMoon.
And once the world fully understands crypto and accepts that it’s not going anywhere, the powder keg will erupt, which the above infographic overlaying crypto adoption versus the internet in their first 8 years shows is not too far off.
And who knows? Maybe we'll have the perfect storm where SafeMoon is entering its prime at the same time crypto is mass adopted and it becomes a no-brainer to hold some, in the same way, people now view Bitcoin as an obvious hold.
Will that happen? No one knows for sure. But I know that I want to be there to find out, and I hope you do, too!
That said, for anyone who wishes to sell, I personally fully respect your decision, and I hope others do too.
What I've learned in life is that while we may smile in public, privately, behind that smile are real-life struggles, including, but not limited to, unforeseen car repairs, medical bills, loss of income, loss of a loved one – you name it.
So, it's always best for us not to judge people who sell, but to instead show compassion.
But compassion is a two-way street. And if you have lost faith, I would kindly ask that, as I’ve personally done several times, if you exit an investment you’re no longer confident in, you can simply sell and move on with your day and life. No need to rain on anyone else’s parade.
If you do sell, though, please know that you will always be welcomed back into the fold with open arms, should the team deliver and regain your confidence.
So, I hope that, as intended, this blog post series has helped you to better understand why I HODL SafeMoon and, in doing so, given you some hope and a fresh perspective to help make that easier for you, too.
In this 3-part series, I’ve shared a litany of reasons for my bullishness on SafeMoon, and they are all based on tons of research and due diligence.
But to quickly recap, in our short time together, we’ve covered:
What SafeMoon really is, once you dig beneath the surface.
Why and how they really, truly are the evolution of cryptocurrency, and you are early to both games!
The many things we have to look forward to even to close out the month of March, along with all the many products and promises to be released and made good on by the end of 2022.
Finally, you now have 7 easy, free, and actionable steps meant to help you greatly mitigate – if not eliminate – unwanted stress and frustration.
Even if you only did a few of the things I listed to help you HODL in peace, it’d make a world of difference. And if you do all of them, even better.
But at first, like any new habit, it will take some time to implement. It will likely require you making a conscious effort to implement these best practices until, eventually, your mind makes the adjustment and realizes that the old ways weren’t really all that helpful.
In fact, they were holding you back from the person you were truly capable of being and destined to become.
As they say, knowledge is power, and I hope with this knowledge I’ve done my best to equip you with the power to see the scope and implications of what SafeMoon’s trying to accomplish.
You now know full well how enormous and potentially game-changing this project is, and in my own personal opinion, it's well worth the wait to see how it all plays out once they release everything we know about, as well as the 85% we don't know about.
That’s what keeps me ever-bullish, no matter what’s going on around me.
But I’ve also done my very best to help you become a master of your emotions to give you a better overall quality of life. And always remember that the ones who spread the most FUD quite often (I'd even say unfailingly) know the least about the project. This notion that people who are selling “must know something you don't" is 100% false.
FOMO cuts both ways: It causes people to panic buy, but also panic sell, neither of which have ever been recommended practices by the world’s most successful investors.
So, please, don't let their panic impact you. In this game, it’s vitally important to trust your own instincts and make an informed decision on whether to buy more, HODL, or sell because, ultimately, when all is said and done, no one else is responsible for your success or failure.
Regardless, I know that I will always be here waiting calmly and patiently for the team to deliver, however long that takes because a job done right is 32,000,000 times better than a job just “done.”
But in closing, I humbly implore you to keep your eyes on the prize and weed out the noise and toxicity, because they’re not going anywhere, so the only thing you can control is how you react to them.
And if you are a long-term holder who’s being bogged down by the waiting game and volatility, remember to go out and enjoy your life. Your lone job here is to wait, and how you choose to pass the time is entirely up to you.
So, avoid things that bring you pain; do more of what makes you happy.
I have no doubt in my mind that, if you do, you’ll have way less stress and frustration in your life, which would otherwise hinder your ability to HODL as SafeMoon transitions from startup to, hopefully, a household name and tech giant.
But since I’ve said more than a mouthful already, I just want to say that, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for reading this!
And a special thanks to the team for giving me a voice and letting me share my passion and love of SafeMoon, and also for everything they do on a daily basis that mostly goes unnoticed or appreciated.
But I truly hope that my own perspective on SafeMoon – where it is now, versus where it’s going – helped to bolster, or even renew, your confidence in this team and project.
In parting, I offer you heartfelt and sincere cheers to you and all your success, whether you remain a part of SafeMoon Army or not!
- Pheonix Rising 🔥🔥🔥
P.S. Please feel free to use this 3-part blog series to help explain what SafeMoon is all about to your friends and family, what’s coming, and then how to ensure they HODL in peace.
For quick reference, here are the previous parts again:
Please be advised this is meant to be used for informational and educational purposes only. All information should be used as such and not be treated as financial advice. Before making any financial decisions, it is important to complete your own due diligence. Thank you.