Hello My Name Is Chris ๐Ÿ˜Š

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This is My Awesome Introduction Post ๐Ÿ˜‰

The above picture is me right before a trip to Disneyland. Yes I am a 51 year old child. I love going place like Disneyland, SeaWorld, San Diego Comic Con, and many other fun places. My background is Military, IT, and Retail. I know that is a rushed resume to say the least but those details are unimportant and from a life long past.

Just in case you are curious here are some details. While I was enjoying a post military career in IT (Information Technology) building computers and networking them, troubleshooting and what not. Went to the Doctor for a small abdominal protusion. That is right something was poking through my tummy.

Initially the Doc thought it to be a hernia but to be safe ordered a CAT Scan because there were no other indicators of a hernia. That poor Doc came back as white as a sheet. He had trouble meeting my gaze. After he delivered the news I had to console him. This ended my career in IT. Nobody tells you about Chemo Brain until it is too late.

Before you feel sorry for me I have lived with this cancer for about a decade, with no sign of me checking out anytime soon. This did bring me back to California where I started a kind of new career in Retail. Was hired at the local Wal-mart as an accounting associate. I have never counted so much money. Yes, before Wal-mart started using the Cash Machines to store, count, and dispense money to fund the store, we did it all by hand, how crazy is that lol.

The Internet Cash Cow

I remember back in 2006 was out of the military, repairing computers in my own shop, and trying to figure out the internet cash cow. It seemed like every article I read was about someone making it big on the internet. I am the kind of guy that does not learn about something until it is too late. I missed every fad you can think of.

This brings us back to 2015, I am in California appreciating the weather working at Wal-mart yearning for more time on these beautiful beaches. Wanting to go to the theme parks I mentioned earlier, but I had no time and no money. IT is sad living less than an hour from Disneyland but not being able to go. This was life on a retail income.

I dedicated all of my off tme to researching ways of making money online. Wow there was a lot to learn and still is. All of my searching brought me to eBay. First I tryed dropshipping that did yeild some positive results, but it was stressfull. Then I went through my house and rounded up anything that still worked, and looked good and started taking pictures and listed it all on eBay. With that money I went to garage sales, estate sales, thrift stores, and storage auctions. When my eBay income equaled my Wal-mart income I quit Wal-mart and started reselling full time.

How Did I Find HIVE?

In my research efforts to discover the different ways to render money from the internet, found affiliate marketing. This brought me to Jon G Olson or @jongolson of @ctptalk. Jon is very different from the other internet marketing gurus. Jon's advice never put me in Facebook jail like some of those other posers. Jon Olson was the very first person I ever heard preach get people to "Know, Like, & Trust You" Those simple few words has and will continue to spawn volumes of books.

Following Jon's brilliant marketing advice, has broght me to the blockchain and Hive. I am very grateful to be a part of this wonderful community ๐Ÿ˜. I would aslo like to thank @lovesniper @indayclara for not only instructing me to introduce myself to the community, apologies for that fuax paus, but also gave me some wonderful Hive resources.

OMG Do I Ever Love Splinterlands

Even though I am a newb the income potential of Splinterlands keeps screaming in my face. Jon is also quite vocal of the income opportunites. Do not get me wrong, I know it is a game with it's initial purpose intended to entertain. Everytime I play when I am rewarded new cards, and the time just slips away. I know there is a business somewhere.

Right now as we speak upper level players are making some serious money everyday just by renting out their cards. I am not but they are. I only currently own a few cards. What if I could just make blockchain gaming my fulltime income. That would be so cool, "Hello my name is Chris I am a professional blochchain gamer" that sounds really cool.

Going forward I am attempting to turn my Splinmterlands gaming hobby into a full blown business. Let's say our goal for a fulltime business is $100 a day in income, part time $50 a day in income, and anything less than that is just a hobby. Currently by my own standards I am a Splinterlands Hobbiest working hard on becomming a Splinterlands Business.

I will be sharing my business building and gaming activities for the next 30 consecutive days here on #oneup, #ctp, and #ctpcontent

Your comments, questions, and helpful hints are very welcome.

Thank you so much for welcoming me into your wonderful community



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Welcome to the blockchain, and wow, that's some story, beautiful, beautifully different from mine. I can see you are a laid-back and cool guy, but very hard-working, dedicated and conscientious. Maybe too conscientious at times :)

Remember to treat yourself when deserved, and welcome to the HIVE family!

Eythorphoto!

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Thanks for the nice welcome I really appreciate it :-)

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Hello 51 year old child/ future professional blockchain gamer @chris.topher! I am so sorry because I just came across your blog. Sometimes, we don't get notified and it sucks I missed out on an amazing introduction post like yours! ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Anyways, I am pretty amazed with you life story! and you have inspired me. I am currently pursuing an online course which also involves online selling so hopefully it goes well. I am no player at all but I can definitely attest that there are new Splinterland players even just a month or two have made it far! So I'm pretty sure you'll do too. "

Looking forward on reading your future blogs! And you may chat me if you have any questions about Hive. ๐Ÿ™‚

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That is awesome, thank you so much for your kind words. In your online selling class, if you run into something you need help with just reach out.

Online sales can be tricky, there is a pretty thick line between prospecting and spamming lol

The Hive community has been a great place to make new friends and learn new skills :-)

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You are welcome! Yeah, I will definitely let you know!

But I'm pretty sure you'll have a great journey here.

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Welcome to Hive community.

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Thank you so very much, it is good to be here :-)

BTW You have just gained a new follower :-)

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Hi Chris! The whole time I was reading your post and getting to know you even more made me think if I will have the same enthusiasm with life at 51.... I love the energy that you have and amidst the things that life had thrown at you, you have emerged vigorously!

I hope your new business endeavours brings you success and I think I will look forward to the journey as you document it because you have a good way of explaining so maybe I will understand๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

I am fetus hiver here nice to meet you! @qwertychronicles and I want to go to CA too!

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That is awesome, thank you for the warm welcome I am happy to see we have so much in common, btw you just received a new follower

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I was laughing real hard at the fact that you had to console the doctor but then my laughter immediately turned to sadness when I read about the chemo brain part.

Good to know you're healthy and not checking out soon (lol)

And seriously, why is @indayclara almost on every post? It's almost as if she's everywhere on hive.

Welcome to hive my friend. Your introduction was amazing, almost felt like a movie. I'm sure with your personality, you will make a lot of friends here on hive and I hope I'm one of them.

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๐Ÿคฃ @prayzz! Hive is my Home! You'll be amaze on what you'll find out reading other blogs and checking out other communities! I get to meet incredible and genuine people.

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Well I'm also trying to be super active (than I used to be) here on hive too. Maybe I will get more nice and genuine people too.

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Thank you so much for your awesome welcome, kind words, and support. I am needing to come out of my shell a bit more.
Hive is the best place I have found on the internet. Everyone is so friendly, I can't imagine a day without Hive

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Good to hear that my friend. I wish you the very best here.

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Hello! Welcome,@chris.topher! I can sense so much positivite vibes in you as I was reading this into post. Good luck to your journey as a blockchain gamer. That sounds so much fun!

I am pretty sure we are so alike because I also love going to amusement parks and watch children movies! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Thank you so much I appreciate your kind words, that is awesome we have so much in common. Liking your vibes I have followed you. Looking forward to reading your posts :-)

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Oww! I am also interested in your cyrpto games. I hope I can learn from you in your posts!

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If you have any questions just reach out and I will do my best :-)

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I have read little about it and asked somebody about itโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ข it requires money! So, kinda hard also.

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