Blog Who Moved My Cheese? Published 7 months ago on January 6, 2018 By Jonas Borchgrevink The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! It’s been a while since I wrote a post. I’ve been busy with creating CCN.com and migrate CryptoCoinsNews.com over to the new domain with a fresh design. And It’s been Christmas with daily family dinners. I decided to quit my job at Wilhelmsen.com as a Digital Trainee. I’ve worked there for a year now, and with the growth of CCN and Hacked.com I had to take a choice. I want to make CCN and Hacked to one of the strongest crypto sources and our team is rapidly expanding. We are now more than eight full time employees and more than 20+ as part timers. I also bought hvy.com in December, and I want to develop MoneyMakers.com into something more during the coming year. We are building a small media empire with a very decentralized structure. I love the team, and I especially love our dedicated readers and members. I started 2017 by posting the following: My own longterm goals, what are yours? Join me to my first goal of $1 000 000 My First Investment Towards $1 000 000 What is a bit ironic, is that I reached my “longterm” goal last year. It should have taken at least ten years, but I managed it in one. I managed it because of a few things: Dedication Team work Luck Who would have thought that the crypto scene would blow up like it did last year? It was insane, and we still keep setting records. Then to a few “lost activities” on hacked.com. The 33% club lost some steam this fall, purely due to my priorities at that time. I’ve still been investing, and I now have approx. 1 million USD in different assets (not cryptos). I will continue the 33% club from February and onwards, and I want you all to join. I will do a new post later in January with a better setup. Then to my “Robot” affair. First weeks I made $5000, but then things started to go terribly wrong. I had multiple issues with using robots on MetaTrader 5 (I used Roboforex as my trading platform). One of the main issues I found was that the robots did well on certain days, but then when they made the wrong moves, I lost twice of what they originally made. And sometimes, my VPS went down and the orders were stuck until I manually exited them. Mostly with a huge loss. I do not think there’s any good robot out there where you can just leave your money and “forget them”. I’ve decided to focus more on investing my money in secure assets, stocks, indexes, and bonds. I’m still looking for the golden opportunity, and once I find it, I’ll share it with all the members on hacked.com. Who Moved My Cheese? I read a short book here the other day called Who Moved My Cheese? and it’s really worth reading. It’s stupid simple, but it’s so true. Basically it says that people who are stuck in the same patterns will end up depressed and “broke”. Your “cheese” or “money” will always be fluctuating, you have to chase it to new grounds. You might think that you can work for your employer until you die, but that will most likely be a terrible mistake. To believe that what you have now will be lasting forever. Successful people manage to change quickly, spot new opportunities, and move forward with their lives. I personally have experienced being stuck for a while, but now I feel free and I want to keep chasing the cheese in new arenas or mazes. Risk and failures are a part of your learning curve. Same can be applied in so many aspects of my and your lives. I recommend reading that book. After I’m done 31st January at Wilhelmsen (my regular 9-5 job) I’ll focus more on Hacked.com and its community, and I’ll definitely write more and share my thoughts with you. Thank you for a great 2017, now let’s make sure 2018 becomes even better for all of us. Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. 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Related Topics:cheese Up Next My CFD Journey: $6,400 up on Day 1 Don't Miss Still Monitoring my Trading Bots You may like 9 Comments 9 Comments Camplefield January 6, 2018 at 8:13 pm Awesome Jonas, thanks for sharing this with us. I am enjoying being on Hacked as I think you carry a lot of value here and I am looking forward to an exciting year 2018 (crypto and otherwise). Log in to Reply maximprimus January 6, 2018 at 8:14 pm Thank you for the post Jonas! The cryptosphere has been a boon for many recently including myself and I can say for myself it helps a great deal being part of a group that is learning, dynamic, and willing to share about successes as well as failures. I’m excited to witness the growth of this media enterprise! Who knows maybe one of these days I will get motivated and start writing articles myself. Log in to Reply hillbilly71 January 6, 2018 at 8:19 pm Hi Jonas, Thank you for facilitating such a reliable source of information. I am eternally grateful! I am eeking my way through the 9 to 5 grind and find myself growing weary of the monetany. I hope I can find true financial freedom through investing wisely with help from your advice. I’m relativly new to this arena. I wish I had more experience with economic finances because I would love to work for your company. It seems like a great enterprise! Best of luck to you and your team! Best regards, Lance Log in to Reply kamilstanek January 6, 2018 at 8:21 pm Hi Jonas, I ‘ve joined probably like in Jun 2017 to hacked.com and I am reading on daily basis since then. Also, the workgroup is fantastic. You helped me to gain basic knowledge and confidence and few tips to make my own fortune. I live in a house with my family, I have the blue-chip corporate job in FMCG (10yeras so far) which I am actually quitting as well by end of this month (I was not reaching my full potential there). I ‘ve borrowed 80k USD from the bank with 6% p.a. the interest rate in May 2017 – this was leverage for crypto investment (BTC, ETH, LTC back then) and this loan was backed-up by my apartment in similar value I am renting in the city. I changed the way how I move the money and spent 2h a day on crypto reading, I am rather a long-term investor. Since then, I paid this loan, I made my 400k USD on top and bought a share in 2 crypto mining companies and joined 1 multilevel project. I have a passive income of 12k Eur + playing with a nice budget in crypto and making it bigger every day. I am quitting my job and joining my friends here in the Czech Republic and we started last year investment company – buying commercial buildings, we issued bonds and took loan combined with own cash to buy first few buildings. Now we sold so many bonds that we are buying this Q 2 buildings in the value of 50mio Eur (loan, bonds, and own cash). I ‘ve got my freedom, I am doing what I like and diversified also my crypto earnings into real estate bonds and own business. Thank you again for your site as you made a difference in my life. I also can agree with success factors: 1. extra work=hard work, 2. team/people around, 3. luck and I would add 4th and that is 4. Ability to change fast and take the risk (step out of comfort zone). Log in to Reply apdcbuysell January 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm Jonas when I first joined hacked I thought you would make me rich by telling me what to do. It’s been a journey and I have learned a lot. Your guidance has been essential, however, I have learned that this is my journey. Your site has taught me much. My failures has taught me a lot more. I own my journey, my experience. I have picked up many mentors along the way. I am grateful to your site, your team and the hacked community. I am up 246% on my portfolio, it’s been a rocky road. But most importantly, I hope not to repeat any mistakes of my past. Thank you! Log in to Reply porcupine1967 January 6, 2018 at 9:32 pm Delighted to see all is going well for you and your goals are being completed years ahead of schedule. Heres to 2018, I know it’s going to be insane in every way, not just crypto. Log in to Reply Tarik January 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm I read that book ~10 years ago, it was good recalling it thru your post: short, easy reading, good message – I also recommend it! Be sure that things won’t be as they are, changes are needed along any path; and if you don’t make them, others will do and you will be left behind – the lost cheese. Log in to Reply cbbeck January 8, 2018 at 7:37 pm Excellent! Thank you! Log in to Reply dopezone January 16, 2018 at 10:34 pm Seems there is hope for a newby like me. I enjoy reading your posts and looking forward to more. I’m also looking forward to making some money as I’m already down a lot. Some expensive lessons and I hope I can make this right again. Log in to Reply You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Blog My CFD Journey: 72,000 USD Up Today Published 6 months ago on February 2, 2018 By Jonas Borchgrevink The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! Wow the indexes are falling globally now. Dax is down with 1% today – same as Dow Jones. I would love to do a short call on these indexes, but that have seriously hurt my financial standings previously since we still are in a “bull” market with earnings reports beating forecasts and macroeconomic numbers excelling analysts viewpoints. I only want to trade by using trend following, so even if the markets are down, I love to do short buy calls as they most likely will rebound to new ATH (all time highs). The reason for just doing short buy calls is that we might be on the tipping point to a bearish market, but that’s something I would like confirmation on from e.g. macro numbers, earning reports and such. Until then, I’m quick in and out. Here is my results Order Entry Price Take Profit Stop Loss USD Bank Roll USD % Change Start 258 064,52 Day 1 25.01.2018 Dax Buy 13268 13274 13262 6 472,52 264 537,03 2,51 Day 2 26.01.2018 Dax Sell 13342 13318 13392 7 642,84 272 179,87 5,47 Day 3 29.01.2018 Dax Buy 13331 13336 13313 12 508,39 284 688,26 10,32 Day 4 30.01.2018 Dax Buy 13226 13233 13176 6 625,94 291 314,19 12,88 Day 5 31.01.2018 Dax Buy 13217 13230 13187 26 474,06 317 788,26 23,14 Day 5 01.02.2018 Dax Sell 13291 13265 13327 10 834,58 328 622,84 27,34 Day 6 02.02.2018 Dax Buy 12797 12825 12772 72 314,97 400 937,81 55,36 Using ProRealTime As I wrote yesterday, I’m using IG.com to trade CFDs. They got a tool called ProRealTime that I started to use yesterday. It’s a great tool with many more indicators and tools, and best of all, you get a good look at your stats. Here is my stats so far on ProRealTime in NOK (1 USD = 7.65 NOK – click on the images to get a larger view): As you can see from the image above, I got 8 winning trades and 1 losing trade. I tried to buy the dip on Dax but managed to enter a bit too early. The Dax index fell quite rapidly after I initiated this trade and I wanted to keep it open as long as possible as I knew a rebound would happen. But I was not comfortable enough to sit it through so I closed it. Still feeling certain that the price would rebound I entered a buy position yet again at what I thought would be the lowest low. And thankfully, that worked and it rebounded above my initial entry point for the first trade. To ensure that I got the profits I wanted, I did a third trade buying Dax when RSI showed a trend reversal (rose above 50). I closed the trades once I was happy with the profits and because I became nervous that the price would turn back down. Then I initiated the last trade of the day going long on Dax yet again. Here is the total overview of my trades today: I would again like to highlight that trading CFD is very risky, and I’m still significantly down in total these last 3 years. My trading rules Only risk max 2% of my bank roll per trade. Have 0 active positions during the night (first of all, I lose sleep, second; you are charged an interest fee for leaving a leveraged product overnight.) Always trade on last month’s trend including the previous day(s). If they do not correlate, I will not trade. If one position is lost, I’ll double the amount (martingale) and do a second trade. I’ll only stop doubling after 3 consecutive losses. Do not think about lost trade opportunities. Markets to trade: Dax & Dow (minimum spread). Stay updated on economic releases prior to entering a trade. Do not have emotional ties to the money. I like to call them “points”. Only enter a position when an asset is overbought or oversold shown by both RSI & Stoch at the same time. Always write down your trades and elaborate what went right or wrong. What is the meaning of this? Why I’m I writing all these posts? My main goal is to find a working strategy trading CFDs and be able to mentor Hacked.com members and do live sessions together. However, I would like to keep going for at least one month until I feel comfortable that the strategy I have, actually works. I would rather lose my own money, than lose any of yours. I wish you all a great weekend. We are going to visit our family this weekend and have a nice time. Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (8 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Jonas Borchgrevink 4.2 stars on average, based on 56 rated postsFounder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading Blog Searching for the Meaning of Life in Dubai Published 9 months ago on November 5, 2017 By Jonas Borchgrevink The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! Last week I traveled to Dubai with a group of people in Wilhelmsen, where I work as a Digital Trainee, for our third module in Design Thinking with Pracademy. We are a group of 24 people which Wilhelmsen considers to be Leadership Potentials. We are fortunate to be a part of this year’s company program, and we have all learned so much about ourselves. In this post, I will try to communicate what we learned during last week’s module. Be aware that this is a four months program, and it’s hard to get the feeling of it by just reading about it. But I hope I can share some of the knowledge that I acquired and get you more interested in improving your own life. Find your passion and go all in! Most motivators and teachers say that you need to find your passion, make work a hobby that you enjoy every single day. I have even caught myself saying that over and over again (on Hacked). However, as I learned during the sessions in Dubai, more than 80% of us do not know what their passion is. I started to wonder if I knew what my passion is. And I’m still insecure about that. I do know that I want to contribute to the world, I want to help and serve people. I want to create things that I know other people will love; I want to leave a footprint on this earth. I often have this mind experiment where I picture myself as 80 years old with bad health in my nursing home. Do I think that I managed to get the most out of life? Am I satisfied with all the things I achieved? Or do I have regrets and feel remorseful? The goal for every person on this earth is to be satisfied with your life when you’re near the end. I guess most people aren’t in reality. And that’s a big shame. Some people might regret that they worked too much, had too little fun, too few good experiences with their loved ones, too few memorable memories. I pray that I will be happy with my life and what I accomplished. How to find your passion If you do not know what your true passion is, there’s still hope for you. You can spend years trying to find your ultimate passion. Think of what makes you happy, what you enjoy or care for. My strong passion for creating things started in my childhood. I always drew new inventions on a piece of paper and started small kid businesses. I played music; I was a drummer in a nu-metal band, I started to sing and rap and create songs. I painted and used my creative skills to visualize my thoughts. I traveled during holidays and experienced new cultures, new food. Oh, I love good food. I love cooking a great meal for family and friends. I could probably achieved anything that I had/have passion for. I could have been a: Cook Artist Painter Drummer Entrepreneur I chose to become an entrepreneur mostly due to financial possibilities. As being financially independent was and is very high on my priority list. But that does not mean that I wouldn’t have a meaningful life being an artist with less money on my hands. Economist Angus Deaton and psychologist Daniel Kahneman researched happiness and money in 2009 where the focus was on US standards, and it’s population: So, where does the $75,000 come into play? Researchers found that lower income did not cause sadness itself but made people feel more ground down by the problems they already had. The study found, for example, that among divorced people, about 51% who made less than $1,000 a month reported feeling sad or stressed the previous day, while only 24% of those earning more than $3,000 a month reported similar feelings. Among people with asthma, 41% of low earners reported feeling unhappy, compared with about 22% of the wealthier group. Having money clearly takes the sting out of adversities. At $75,000, that effect disappears. For people who earn that much or more, individual temperament and life circumstances have much more sway over their lightness of heart than money. The study doesn’t say why $75,000 is the benchmark, but “it does seem to me a plausible number at which people would think money is not an issue,” says Deaton. At that level, people probably have enough expendable cash to do things that make them feel good, like going out with friends. (The federal poverty level for a family of four, by the way, is $22,050.) So if you live in the US, a goal for financial freedom could be $75 000 or $100 000 as income per year. If you make more than that, you won’t necessarily become happier just because of the money. However, if you make too much money and you are in an in-group where your peers make much less than you do, you can be in a situation where jealousy and envy will affect your life. And that is not a good feeling at all. I believe that the people in the middle of the scale live the happiest lives. There have been numerous cases where people that won in the lotteries have ended their lives due to envy and jealousy from their friends and family. Where they thought winning a lot of money would make them happier, while it only magnified their problems. Empathy In Design Thinking, empathy is a crucial part of the process. The ability to feel compassion for other human beings. To understand their problems, feelings, and emotions and to share their pain, grief, happiness or sadness. I know for a fact that I could be much more empathic and that is something I will improve. See the video below that shows what empathy is: We saw this video in Dubai, which almost made me cry (we were in a particular mood..): There’s so much going on in that video. Mo Cheeks felt empathy with the girl singing the national anthem, and he could feel compassion since he had a daughter at that age. Things change when you get a child, for me that has a daughter who is seven months, I can relate to the video above. You might not. What characterizes a great leader? We did a session where everyone in the room in Dubai explained what a great leader is for them. The list included: Good listener Empathic Understanding Good motivator + more Most of the points we as leadership potentials defined as a great leader had nothing to do with “IQ.” Most of them had everything to do with “EQ,” emotional intelligence. It is mindblowing that we do not learn more about emotional intelligence during school, and that all businesses focus on “IQ” when hiring, not “EQ.” I believe that is skewed and is important to reflect upon. Mindfulness We also learned how to be more mindful. They encouraged us to use 30 minutes to sit quietly, close our eyes, focusing on the now. Breathing slowly and try to get as calm as possible. There’s scientific research on how mindfulness can help you become more happier, healthier and more successful: And then one of the many guides on mindfulness: Communication We did a session where we were paired up to use mindfulness to listen and repeat. A was given 6 minutes to talk about a challenge at work, B was given 3 minutes to repeat what he/she heard, A was then given 2 minutes to clarify what B might have misinterpreted, B was then finally given 2 minutes to repeat what A clarified. This was a session that made me realize how easy it is to misinterpret. This can be used in every aspect of your life. It is so easy to misunderstand what a person is saying or meaning, so try to ask a question after a discussion: “Did I understand you right, that you want…” or “Could you please clarify what you meant by…”. Writing A professor of culture and psychology from South Korea gave us a session on writing. How writing in a notebook can help you learn better and understand what was communicated. From now on, I’ll always bring a notebook in meetings and write with my hand. Then I’ll add the written information to my computer later on. Emotions We often say: “I am angry.” That is a big mistake. We are not angry, but we do feel anger. So whenever you “are angry, sad, or irritated,” say in your head that you are “feeling angry, because..” and you will be able to control your emotions in a much more sufficient manner. Do not let the feeling itself take over who you are. You are not your feelings, you simply feel them and they will pass. And Finally, you have the Siberian Railroad: SBNRR: Stop, Breathe, Notice, React, Respond. Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Jonas Borchgrevink 4.2 stars on average, based on 56 rated postsFounder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading Blog How I Made It: Multimillion Dollar Cash Flow Published 10 months ago on October 28, 2017 By Jonas Borchgrevink The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! Please excuse the image. It’s not a picture of me nor my car. I own a BMW 318 2009 model with a car seat in the back for our seven months old daughter. It’s been some time since I last published a post on Hacked.com. I want to let you know that I’m going to be more active in the coming months. I’ve just had too many things on my plate, from my Digital Trainee job at Wilhelmsen to Hacked.com, CryptoCoinsNews, MoneyMakers, and family. I want to explain how I’ve managed to create a company with a multimillion-dollar cashflow. Remember, I’ve spent more than nine years on reaching my current level. I’ve had multiple failures, I’ve lost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but I’ve also made a lot of money and recognition. When I was 16 years old, I started my first company which I registered on my mom. I called it for “Limitless Juggernaut, ” and it was a clothing line that I started to sell in Tønsberg (a small city in Norway). I managed to get my clothes in one shop in Tønsberg, but it did not catch on. I think I sold five to ten pieces and ended up with a loss of $5000. I worked as a phone seller to make the money I spent on my micro startup. In 2008, when I was 18, I started a phone import business where I imported phones from China and sold it on Norway’s “ebay.” I managed to make $3500 in profit each month while attending high school. There was a guy in Oslo, the capital of Norway, that wanted to get into the phone businesses with me. I was young and naive; I put too much trust in a stranger that ended up hustling me. He gained control of my stock, and I transferred some money to him, then I never heard back. I decided to shut the business down. In 2009 I started studying Entrepreneurship and Business at a college in Oslo. That’s when I founded MyGoodAct which was one of the first crowdfunding platforms for social causes. During four years the platform raised more than 1.5 million USD to different social causes. I managed to sign up the most significant NGOs in Norway, but the main issue was to establish a positive cash flow for the startup. Even though we won awards, was funded by some larger companies and organizations, we never really got the traction we needed. I decided to shut MyGoodAct down in 2015. In 2013, when I was working part-time for an NGO, I discovered Bitcoin (Cyprus chaos was blowing up the Bitcoin price and made it to the news). I fell in love with the digital currency, mostly due to its deflationary functions. I was sick of the fundamentals of our economy, with fraction banking and the private FED. At that time, there were few news sites for Bitcoin, so I started CryptoCoinsNews. I started writing two to three articles per day, posted stories on bitcointalk.org and Reddit. After a couple of months, the site had 100 to 300 visitors per day, and I managed to secure one advertiser that paid one bitcoin per month for the top banner. After that, I had some funds to pay other writers with, so I started to recruit writers. The site grew, I got more advertisers that paid a fixed fee per banner on a monthly basis. Today, CCN is one of the largest bitcoin news sources in the world. Last month, I bought CCN.COM for 150 000 USD, and we are doing a complete redesign of the site and hiring more full-time writers. I want to make CCN the world leader in cryptocurrency news, just like Marketwatch.com is for stocks. I bought Hacked.com in 2014 for $50 000. I saw the domain on Flippa.com, and I had profits from my previous bitcoin investments. I had no plan for the domain; I just thought it was the coolest domain I’ve ever seen available. I was up 24 hours bidding on the frigging domain while watching The 100 on Netflix. The other bidder I was bidding against only increased the price with 50 to 100 USD at the end of each auction period, which made the auction extend with another hour. I became so tired and angry at that tactic, so I contacted the seller and told him that I’d exit the auction if we do not end this soon. I was ready to bump it up with $5 000 or even $10 000 just to be done with it. The seller added a buy now price at $50 000, and I was able to purchase it before the other bidder. We started Hacked.com as a technology news site, at one point, we had a trending story on Reddit that made it to the front page of Reddit.com. It generated almost a million visitors during one day; our servers could not handle the traffic. However, even with one million visitors, we only made $2000 in ad revenue from Adsense. And, you need to keep pumping out extraordinary articles to keep such a momentum. The prices for such articles could be anywhere from $50 to $500. I did not have the funds to keep funding writers and attract better talent, as the site always operated with a loss. After one year, I decided to put Hacked.com on pause. In 2015 I started Tailored Message that was a news app for youth in Norway, with gamification and a shop. The idea was to make a clone of “Instagram/Reddit” for news and blogs and let the users earn points based on ads in the app that they could spend on products in our in-app store. We launched the app in April 2016, and we got more than 20 000 downloads, just in Norway, and made it to the top 3 most downloaded apps. I spent almost 100 000 USD on the startup, and in the summer of 2016, we secured 200 000 USD in funding including a marketing deal with one of Norway’s largest media companies worth 300 000 USD. I moved into the media company and hired a salesperson. Unfortunately, the marketing deal that was signed by their director was never followed through. I spent almost six months implement the marketing deal that we already had agreed on. The media company always had excuses for why they could not implement it, and we changed the marketing deal two times without any success. The investors I had became worried, and in the winter of 2016, I decided to shut it down, pay the investors back with what was left, and try to focus on something else. I went to a lawyer in Oslo, and he told me that we could sue the media company for our losses, but that it would cost $30 000 and could take a year or two. I was upset, but I did not want to have a lawsuit to define my next year. I backed out. What I learned from this experience, which was a very tough period in my life (as I hate to disappoint people that put their trust in me), is that you should never depend on a single deal you make with any company. Especially large companies. In large companies, you have so many different opinions, so many shitheads, so many useless persons that only think about themselves and their KPIs. If you are working with large companies, you need backup solutions. I think the best way to run a startup is to be independent, and just gun for it on your own. Fuck the large companies; they are too slow for a startup. Well, that’s funny. But I was hired in January 2017 by Wilhelmsen, one of the largest shipping companies in the world, as a Digital Trainee. I had lost most of my cash holdings due to Tailored Message, and I needed something more stable to focus on. My wife was pregnant, and we expected our child in April 2017. I’ve never worked fulltime in a large corporation before, and I thought it would be a great experience to learn how it works. Right now I’m working on a 3D print project where Wilhelmsen wants to 3D print ship parts to the maritime industry, which has been and is an amazing project. I have a leading role there, and I’m learning many new things. I’m a person that need multiple projects to be satisfied. So after working hours at Wilhelmsen, I pivoted Hacked.com into becoming the service you see today, based on subscriptions. I hired a couple of people, and we started small. After a couple of months, we had a positive cash flow, and I could hire more people to take over some of the time-consuming tasks. And now, Hacked.com is probably the largest paid cryptocurrency community in the world. My initial idea with Hacked.com was to educate people in how they can become more independent of the 9-5 job reality most are living in. This is something that I want to focus more on in the coming years. I also want to host conferences and meetups in 2018. I think we can make something great out of Hacked.com and be supportive of each other. Right now, both CCN and Hacked.com is generating more money than I would ever dream of. It’s now a multimillion-dollar cash flow business. And I think it’s safe to say that I’ve already reached my long-term goal. Of course, we have large expenses, but the profit is still positive and enables me to invest more in the ventures and improve them. I’m still working as a Digital Trainee at Wilhelmsen, and please understand that I’ve been working nonstop now for the past two years, I’ve never had one full day off. Sometimes I’ve had to work nights because of DDoS attacks, server problems or similar. I’ve employed more people to take some of the daily tasks I’ve had. I’m also focusing on spending more time with my wife and daughter, as I’ve been absent for an extended period. Money, cash flow, and business is not everything, family, friends, and experiences are what you will remember when you are 80 years old. Remember to enjoy your life. However, I’m still not satisfied. That’s the way I am as a person. Damaged. Entrepreneurial. I continuously want to improve, want to launch better services, give more people the services that they appreciate. Help people reach their full potential. I think there are some good opportunities in the shipping industry, and I may be able to do something fascinating with Wilhelmsen in the coming years. 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