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Bitcoin Trading Volume Tops $11 Billion For 1st Time a Year

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Daily trading volume for bitcoin exceeded $11 billion Friday, the most observed in a 24-hour period since last year. Last April, the average price of bitcoin was $8,845, while today the crypto asset is listed for less than half the price, at $3,951. This hopeful return in volume may be a sign that investors aren’t losing interest in bitcoin despite its less-than-favorable market conditions.

Read on:

https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-trading-volume-tops-11-billion-for-first-time-in-nearly-a-year

Avengers is Coming

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Who’s excited about the new Avengers’ trailer? I certainly am. We have a spark of hope in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the arrival of Captain Marvel who has joined the Avengers at a critical point. It comes out April 26.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out:

Overcome the Competition with a Solid Customer Guarantee

As an entrepreneur, your goal is to build a brand that delivers incredible service. But how do you back up that service and ensure your customers come back to you time and time again? First, you’ll have to come up with a guarantee that scares your competition. Then, you have to roll it out and defend it at all costs.

Lastly, measure the results to ensure you can afford it all. Learn more here in this Inc.com article:

https://www.inc.com/young-entrepreneur-council/how-to-blow-past-the-competition-with-a-solid-customer-guarantee.html

How do you Measure True Success?

Inc.com says there are some basic metrics that can measure how successful you’ll be. First off, when you start becoming profitable, that’s a sure sign. When you increase the number of your customers, that’s another. Other signs include an increase in:

  • Satisfaction Level of Customers
  • Employee Satisfaction
  • Your Satisfaction
  • Level of Learning and Knowledge
  • How You Spend Your Time

Check out more here:

https://www.inc.com/chirag-kulkarni/7-ways-to-measure-true-success.html

Lonzo Ball out for Season?

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After Lonzo Ball suffered an ankle injury after colliding with James Ennis III back in January, at first glance it didn’t seem too bad. X-rays were negative but an MRI showed a sprained left ankle involving a torn ligament. Still, no surgery needed.

Doctors said he would need four to six weeks from Jan. 20 to make a full recovery. However, the pain didn’t go away and doctors found Ball also suffered a bone bruise in the ankle, further delaying his timeline. Now it’s looking like he will be out for the remainder of the season, alluding to that in this article:

https://www.lakersnation.com/lonzo-ball-indicates-lakers-shutting-him-down-for-remainder-of-season/2019/03/15/

Major Crypto Brokerage Coinmama is Hacked

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Coinmama, one of the largest crypto brokerages in the world with 1.3 million users, was the victim of a security breach on February 15. As a result, 450,000 email addresses and passwords were leaked in this huge global hacking attack involving 24 websites and 747 million records.

However, no cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple were stolen from user wallets. The security team at Coinmama continues to investigate the attack.

https://www.ccn.com/breaking-major-crypto-brokerage-coinmama-hacked-450000-users-affected-in-massive-worldwide-breach

Pippen Says Jordan’s the Best

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The gloves are off! For years, Michael Jordan reigned as the greatest player in NBA history, followed later by Kobe Bryant and now LeBron James.

Scottie Pippen says not so fast.  During an appearance on ESPN’s First Take, he did not compare James favorably to Jordan or Bryant, saying no one will ever be as good as Jordan. But if he had to choose, Bryant is closer than LeBron will ever be to Jordan’s skill and instinct.

Read the whole story here:

https://www.lakersnation.com/scottie-pippen-criticizes-lebron-james-as-not-even-being-same-player-as-michael-jordan-kobe-bryant/2019/02/14/

Picks for the Oscars?

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The nominees have been in for a while. Check them out below. Meanwhile, what movies have you seen? Who do you think will take home the Oscar from each category? Share your thoughts with me. The talent is huge this year. It won’t be an easy task guessing the winners!

https://oscar.go.com/nominees

Self-Help Steps to Succeed in 2019

Keep your momentum from New Year’s going so you can make 2019 the best year ever. Forbes has some great self-help tips for a more profitable and successful year. Here are some takeaways:

1. Create a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset. Always be curious, always be learning. 

2. Come up with goals, write them down and hold yourself accountable.

3. Don’t get caught up in the enormity of the task. Start with small habits and build from there.

4. Make daily affirmations, which are positive statements that can help you challenge and overcome negative thoughts. Repeat them often.

Read about more tips here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/01/02/5-simple-self-help-steps-to-succeed-and-make-2019-your-best-year-ever/#25bead3561f5

Be Happy: Embrace a Growth Mindset

Forbes has come out with an interesting article on how to achieve long-term happiness. Turns out the way to be happy in life and business is to embrace the growth mindset.  What does that mean? Well, there are two types of people in this world: those with a fixed mindset and those with a growth mindset.

Those with a fixed mindset aren’t curious and aren’t willing to seek out change, always struggling to recover from setbacks that naturally occur. By nature, they are resistant to change and reluctant to learn, with zero interest in self-improvement.

On the other hand, those with growth mindsets crave self-improvement, having the ability to realistically assess where they stand, accept their shortcomings, and change their behavior. They can more easily demonstrate self-awareness and self-compassion, treating their failures and challenges as opportunities for growth.

Check out the whole article here:

If You Want To Achieve Long-Term Happiness, Embrace The Growth Mindset

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrismyers/2018/10/20/if-you-want-to-achieve-long-term-happiness-embrace-the-growth-mindset/#3429e3fb30d3