Aug. 26, 2021

living in luxury, injury & NFT day-trading: an update from New Hampshire.

living in luxury, injury & NFT day-trading: an update from New Hampshire.

Good morning, everyone <3

For the first time in the history of The Troy Farkas Show, I’m skipping an episode this week. I hate that because I have so much to update you on, but it’s for the best. My home studio in my new apartment isn’t complete yet, so I’m unable to record a high-quality episode.

But with the power of the pen, I can still provide you with some updates on my life.

First, I love my new apartment. It’s a 650 sq. ft. one bedroom/one bathroom with modern appliances, central air, massive windows, vanity sinks, a walk-in closet and more. The lobby downstairs also features a DIY coffee bar, a pool table, a TV area, a small fitness center and lots of space for those of us who WFH.

Furthermore, my apartment complex sits in a plaza featuring a Chipotle and Starbucks. If that’s not good enough, there’s also a bowling alley, movie theater, grocery store, yoga studio, craft pizza restaurant and a Guy Fieri-approved Mexican restaurant, all of which I can walk to quite easily.

As I told my friend Jake last Thursday, this lifestyle is a big departure from how I lived in Connecticut. It’s a luxury apartment complex, and I’ve never put myself in luxury before. Honestly, I’ve never felt I deserved it. And I’m scared that if I live this way, that complacency will set in, and I’ll think I’ve “made it.” Of course, that’s a dangerous mindset to adopt.

But like my three-month stay in Colorado, or my remote podcast production business, or this show itself, it’s an experiment. Nothing permanent, but just a way for me to leave my comfort zone to create learning experiences that will serve me for the rest of my life.

Can I happily live in luxury? I know that’s a weird question to ask, but for those of you who know me, you’ll understand. Because in Connecticut, I intentionally put myself in adverse circumstances -- a sketchy neighborhood, no central air, little furniture, etc. -- so that I could learn how to adjust and find happiness despite the roadblocks.

So this is definitely different for me. But I’m excited to see where it takes me.

Secondly, half-marathon training was going wonderfully...until yesterday. I felt some calf tightness on Tuesday, but I figured it would disappear once I stretched it the next morning.

It didn’t.

I could only complete three miles of the six I planned to run. The pain was too much to handle.

And as I told my old physical therapist at the beginning of this year, I’m listening to my body more now. 

The old me would have ignored the warning signs and pushed through the pain. But my body is my religion, and exercise my temple, and after experiencing an array of health issues over the past two years, I can’t put either of them at further risk.

So, I’ll do my best to take it easy the next few days before (hopefully) getting back to it.

Thirdly, I’ve spent the last few weeks increasingly diving more into the NFT world.

I’ve talked about this several times before -- what NFTs are, why they matter and why you should care about them. Here’s a primer if you need it.

Creators around the world release so many exciting new projects every day. That's a great thing.

The issue, however, is because so many projects exist now, it’s initially difficult to separate the good from the bad, the long-term value from the ephemeral.

Understanding all of this takes work -- joining Discords, listening to podcasts, interacting with other NFT-lovers. So, I’ve been doing all that sporadically throughout the day, trying to figure out what’s worth investing in.

It’s a really fun way to invest. The way things are going right now, it can also be insanely profitable. The NFT bubble will burst at some point. So if you want to get in, I suggest you join the party as soon as possible.

OK, that’s enough from me for today. I hope all of you are having an amazing week, and I can’t wait to talk more with you next week.