MGU 327 | Web3

 

A lot of the way that we communicate, share our personal lives, and even work professionally is done through the internet. We have been introduced and acclimated to Web3, cryptocurrencies, metaverse, NFTs, and all these things we’re moving into with our online lives. But is this growth an evolution towards a more decentralized world? In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen discusses the importance of self-care in the web3 and web2 space. Listen in as Whitney explores how we can raise awareness and set boundaries for our wellbeing across the virtual realities we live in.

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Approaching Web3 With Intention

One of the big themes of this episode is going to be doing things differently. As part of that, I am doing something that I don’t know if I have ever done before, which is to record two shows at once. For those that don’t know, podcasting is a huge part of my work. I cohost five different shows. Three of them are me and my own, including the two that I’m doing for now, which are Web3 With Whitney and this show. I cohost two other shows. Plus, I host a private show called This Hits The Spot. I needed to do this show, and I wanted to do an episode of Web3 With Whitney because it has been a little while. I thought, “This topic I want to cover is something I want to address on both of my shows.” Why not do them both?

Web3 With Whitney

If you are reading this, you can go to WhitneyLauritsen.com/web3 to see the previous episodes of the Web3 show. If you are brand new to Web3 and don’t even know what that means, that’s absolutely okay. My aim is not to confuse you. In fact, to do the very opposite. I started Web3 With Whitney to help people understand what that means. I like to describe Web3 as the umbrella term for cryptocurrency, NFTs, the metaverse, all of these things that we are moving into with our online lives.

Now, they call the stage of the internet Web2. Generally, that refers to social media, probably eCommerce as well. A lot of the ways that we communicate, share our personal lives, and work professionally. Web3 will be this evolution towards more of a decentralized world to more ownership and community, hopefully. If you are reading this episode on the Web3 with Whitney side, my main show.

I started the show in December 2019. I have been releasing episodes every single week since. I do two episodes a week now. It used to be three episodes if you can believe it. Now it’s every Monday and Friday. On Monday, which is this episode, I do an episode by myself. On Fridays, I have a special guest and recorded with a guest a few hours ago. She inspired some of the topics I’m going to talk about, too.

Mental Health In Web3

I imagine that most people reading are going to be on one show or another. I don’t think that there are a lot of crossovers yet, and maybe that’s because this show is very focused on mental health, wellbeing, and getting into the challenges of being human. Web3 With Whitney is very tech and future-oriented but what they both have in common is my personal passion for wellbeing. I want to see the two intersect more where I haven’t fully seen that yet. I have seen some discussions about mental health on Web3, which is exciting.

What I think is lacking is that even in those discussions, there still seems to be a lot of fast-paced hustling. That has been my general feeling while diving into Web3. It feels like it’s going so quickly. That’s also one of the reasons why I cut back from doing the daily live stream. For my audience who didn’t know this, at the very beginning of Web3 With Whitney, it started as a daily video live show.

I started putting the audio-only versions of Web3 with Whitney into a podcast, and that became the main place that people were consuming the show. I’m now shifting more towards thinking of Web3 With Whitney as a podcast, not a live stream video show but that might change. When I first started it, I was here every single day. I slipped into every other day and now starting to get into a weekly phase with this.

The reason that I reduced it is that I was starting to feel burnt out, and that’s not how I want to feel and what I want to encourage anybody to feel. Web3 has felt overwhelming and chaotic to me. A lot of people feel that way. One of my big inspirations for starting Web3 With Whitney was to have this down-to-earth, relaxed balance, beginner’s angle to this because so many of my friends and family members seemed very confused by it all.

MGU 327 | Web3

Web3: If people are going to transition into a new way of living and making money, they must leave the old things behind.

 

They don’t understand cryptocurrency or NFTs, and I wanted to be able to better talk about it. There are so many misconceptions around those specifically. I also hear a lot about the metaverse, the concerns, and the misconceptions there. I will say that I feel very positive about all three of those things. There are a lot of good things happening with cryptocurrency and great used cases there.

Decentralization

We are seeing some developments in real-time due to what’s happening in Ukraine. I feel a little ignorant on exactly how all that’s working. I can’t say that it’s all great but that it’s showing some opportunities there in terms of the government getting involved with things. What does it mean to be decentralized? That is still something that I’m learning, and I feel confused by that.

If you do, too, you are not alone. NFTs feel a little less confusing to me. It’s funny because I feel like if you are not in the NFT world now, it’s very daunting. People might think that it’s either too complicated for them or they don’t trust it. I have talked a lot about this in past episodes. If you haven’t read yet, there are a few on the WhitneyLauritsen.com/web3 website where you can go back and hear me talk about NFT.

I especially enjoyed doing the one about whether or not NFTs are a pyramid scheme because I dove deep into those ideas and looked at some comparisons there. I have held those ideas with me as I have reflected on NFTs. I generally have a very positive outlook on it. I see a lot of cool things happening, artists getting fairly compensated, the people making money that hasn’t had the ability or the resources to make money or was struggling.

There are a lot of things that make it feel promising. What I also see is a lot of that hustling. I see a lot of the hype and the exclusion. Even though cryptocurrency and NFTs positioned themselves as being very inclusive, I definitely see major examples of exclusivity. That is a big concern to me. NFTs, for example, have a lot of pressure involved. People are concerned about what used to be referred to and still is to an extent called whitelisting.

There was a racist connotation to that terminology, and I can’t remember what that term has been or is trying to be replaced with but whatever that is, the idea behind it is getting people to take a lot of actions to get exclusive access to an NFT before it launches to the public or exclusive access to certain elements of the NFTs utility. A common example of that is you can get access to the Discord server, and you are in a special section but it’s a branch of the Discord server.

If you are brand new to Discord servers, think of them as a Facebook group. Within that Discord server, you could be part of a special section. It’s like a virtual VIP room if you did all the steps involved with what was formerly known as whitelisting. That hustling or pushing people to spend a ton of time and effort to get in, be first, exclusive, and special. I don’t think that is inclusive. I think that is an old way of thinking.

At the very beginning of this episode, I’m looking for how can we do things differently. How can we improve upon the systems that we have? That is the appeal of Web3 to me. If we are going to transition into a new way of living, thinking, operating, communicating, and making money, we have to leave behind some of those old things. If we are to be truly inclusive, why would we be offering all of these kinds of VIP first people rewarded type of thing?

Toxic hustle culture is wearing away at humanity. It causes a quicker death than we're actually meant to have. Click To Tweet

Hustle Culture

That’s an old mentality. One of the reasons that it strikes me especially frustrating is that I don’t resonate anymore with hustling. Hustling is something that we should try to leave behind. I don’t know if that’s baked into us as human beings, this desire to conquer but there are a lot of masculines, for lack of a better word. I’m trying to use this word mindfully but I’m going to say for now until I find a better phrasing, masculine energy.

I mentioned that I had a guest named Diana. We talked a lot about the shifts that she would like to see with sports coaches, corporations, team leadership, and teachers in terms of supporting people as individuals and acknowledging how people work differently and have different needs in one another. Noticing the differences between genders and also the similarities between the genders. There are times when it may make sense to accommodate someone based on their gender. There are times when we should overlook somebody’s gender and maybe be more non-binary in our treatment of people and not treat them a certain way because of how we perceive them.

How could that benefit corporations, businesses, schools, and our personal lives, plus also sports? When we focus on these individuals and where their strengths, weaknesses, and their needs are, as opposed to seeing everybody as the same or seeing some people as less than because they don’t fit into a box, “the mold.” If we can shift our thinking and take it, person by person, to the best of our abilities, it strengthens our ability to work as a team. It strengthens the sense of community that a lot of people are after.

That requires us to be very flexible and slow down, too. This is what I see with hustle culture and a big issue that I have seen in Web3 thus far. I wish I had an alternative for this phrase, masculine energy, and the reason I want an alternative is that I don’t want to put people in boxes. When we call someone masculine or feminine, it is a very binary way of thinking. It’s very limited. If you have another phrase, please let me know. I tried to research it quickly but I didn’t have enough time to dig in and quickly find resources.

Gender Role Transcendence

I did find this phrase called Gender Role Transcendence, which is the view that individual competence should be conceptualized on a personal basis rather than on the basis of masculinity, femininity or androgyny. I like that. That’s what I strive to go after but what I personally view as masculine is a lot of this machismo, power, dominance, competition, fighting and more like focused on I versus we. It feels hard and intense. That is something that I am finding more and more in my life I don’t enjoy. I try to embody more of that perceived masculinity within myself for so long.

I’ve got very involved with hustle culture because I thought I had to be that way. I thought to be successful, I had to be constantly working, which meant disregarding my self-care, not prioritizing it. It meant sacrificing my rest or sleep, not taking care of what I was eating or drinking enough water, not honoring my basic needs as a human being. I thought I had to put those things further down the priority list to be successful.

That is one way of doing business that feels toxic. I also try to use the word toxic very mindfully. I’m not even a big fan of that term but it’s that feeling of wearing away at our humanity. That’s what I mean by toxic. It is not good for us. If we get to the core of what toxic means, it means that it could cause us a quicker death than we are meant to have. When we wear ourselves to the bone by hustling, working and striving, it reduces our longevity. My aim is to live a very long life. I want to feel at peace, balanced and good in my body.

Slowing Down

I don’t want to sacrifice my body for my ego or mind. If, to be financially successful, I have to cut out all of the things that make me thrive as a human being, that’s not worth it to me. I have learned to slow down a lot. One thing I have been trying to think about is how do we encourage people, regardless of their gender but also their mental state, to slow down and prioritize their self-care?

MGU 327 | Web3

Web3: Individual competence should be conceptualized on a personal basis rather than based on masculinity, femininity, or androgyny.

 

How do we help people untether themselves from all of these ideas that we have to strive for constantly? When I observe that happening in Web3, I get very turned off. That comes back around to why I slowed down with Web3 With Whitney show. I was doing it daily and didn’t feel that hard to me but what felt challenging was trying to prepare for things, do my research, get ready to be on camera, the energy it takes to show up, and all of it. It’s a lot.

I’m capable of it but sometimes it doesn’t fit into the flow of my day. I started to take a step back. That’s what brought me into every other day and now the weekly form of it. I’m trying to find my rhythm. That’s generally how I try to approach work. It’s not getting into this idea of the way it should be. Some people would think, “If you did a podcast every other day or live streaming every day, you are going to be more successful faster.”

There’s this big mentality around that, especially in social media. For those that don’t know this, I have been working in social media, not as a creator like you are consuming me now but as an advisor, a strategist, and a consultant. I have been doing that for several years now. I have had a lot of different clients and perspectives, and I’m constantly educating myself. There’s this ongoing idea that you have to constantly be creating and putting out social media posts.

Now on platforms like TikTok, there’s this idea that you need to put out a TikTok video every single day, maybe multiple times a day. I see these creators burning themselves out. It’s generally known that creating that much content will burn you out. It’s almost a fact. I don’t think it’s literally a fact but it’s almost a fact. There are so many case studies of people getting burnt out because they feel like they have to be constantly on that grind.

I see that manifest so much in Web3. I wonder if it’s 1 of 2 things. One is, I wonder if whenever money is involved, finances are “at stake,” people feel like they have to rush. They have to be first, quick, on top of things, and to go, go. That, to me, is falling back into a lot of these older masculine perspectives on things that grind. It goes back to a lot of our old ways of doing things but I’m seeing women do this, too.

This is what I mean. It’s not a gender issue. It’s something I personally associate with masculinity because it seems like a lot of men have embodied that and that women, myself included, especially in the past, felt like we had to embody that masculinity as well to succeed. Since there’s so much money tied into Web3 now, whether it’s a cryptocurrency or NFTs, and the metaverse to an extent as well, there’s this idea that to earn money, you have to be in that masculine state of earning that hustle, grind, push yourself constantly to deserve it.

It’s an opportunity to step back and say, “Do I have to work hard to deserve money? Do I have to work hard to earn it?” I have to say that the answer is not always yes to that. We have a lot of misconceptions about what laziness means. In fact, one of my favorite resources that I will include in the video recording, as well as the podcast version. For those of you who are on the Web3 With Whitney’s side of it, one thing I love about This Might Get Uncomfortable is I have a team that supports me with that show.

Web3 With Whitney is a very independent guerrilla-style, as they say in filmmaking, what you see is what you get video and podcasts but This Might Get Uncomfortable, I have a team of people and they create not only an edited version of the audio but they also have show notes. If you haven’t been over to the website for that, which again is Wellevatr.com, there’s a full transcript of this with all the resources. One of the resources I’m going to include in there is Celeste Headlee‘s book, Do Nothing.

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Self-Care Is Lazy?

She was a guest on my show, which is a huge honor because I’m a big fan of her work. In that book, she talks about all the history behind some of the things I’m talking about here, especially our addiction to efficiency and productivity. Our misconceptions around laziness, and how we started to view work as honorable and pure. There are even religious roots to some of these mentalities we have around laziness. We have started to become very confused. Some people even believe that self-care is lazy.

That if you take time for yourself, you are not working hard enough. If you take time for yourself, you are missing out on opportunities. The way that I see this manifest is on platforms like Twitter and Discord, which are two of the major places that Web3 is unfolding this time. I see people on their posting nonstop. They are in Twitter spaces, which is like Clubhouse live audio, nonstop. They are on Discord all the time.

I have mentioned before how Discord feels so chaotic to me. Even thinking about it gives me anxiety. It started to lose value to me because there was too much going on. It’s so overwhelming. It’s information overload. How can you possibly learn? More importantly, how can you connect with people through all that chaos and realizing all of this has helped me step back to examine the role that I want to take in Web3.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Web3 is going to be a huge part of my work as Web3 is going to be part of all of our lives. It’s undeniable at this point even if you are feeling skeptical, scared, and frustrated with the phases of cryptocurrency, NFTs, and the metaverse. There are certainly drawbacks to them but there are drawbacks to where we are at now with Web2 and social media. I don’t think it’s going to be that different.

The Role You Want To Play

We are going to go into this new phase of the internet. Given that’s inevitable, in my opinion, we have to start thinking about what role we want to play, whether it’s on a personal or professional level. How do we want to engage or disengage from all of this? It’s crucial that we think about this now before Web3 is fully evolved, taken shape, and taken over what is Web2. We have to examine like, “How do we want to go about life? Do we want to partake in the chaos?”

We don’t have to. We can certainly step back and do it in our own way and terms. We can set boundaries. Those boundaries are super valuable to us. This is not a Web3 issue. This is something that I’m seeing in Web3. This issue is already happening with social media. The sun goes down in Los Angeles where I’m based, and I’m going to be shutting off my computer, phone, and iPad. Maybe even my Oculus.

National Day Of Unplugging

I am in love with the Oculus. I mentioned this in the previous episode of Web3 With Whitney. My friend let me borrow his Oculus. I have been using it to work out. It is my new favorite form of movement. It’s deeply contributing to my well-being. I do a 30-minute minimum workout class in the metaverse. It’s like a virtual workout studio. It was an exhilarating experience for me. I’m contemplating if the Oculus counts but it does. The reason I’m doing that is that there’s something called the National Day of Unplugging happening. It’s an annual thing on March 4th and 5th of 2022. It’s from sundown to sundown.

That’s going to feel like a big challenge because I’m used to being on Twitter, checking my email, browsing through TikTok, and using the Oculus now. I have shaped so much in my life through this technology. The reason I’m participating in the National Day of Unplugging is that I don’t want to be fully used to that, dependent on technology, and caught up in this grind in the comparison trap that can come along with spending so much time on social media.

MGU 327 | Web3

Web3: There’s this idea that to earn money, you must be in that hustle. You don’t have to push yourself constantly to deserve it.

 

Since I’m borrowing my friend’s Oculus, I’m not sure if I’m going to get my own yet but I love the app called Supernatural. I don’t know if you have tried that but Supernatural combined some of the Beat Saber elements and both apps for people that don’t know how this is. You hold these controllers with the Oculus, and the apps vibrate as you hit these virtual objects. There’s boxing. I love the boxing workouts. I also love saber.

They are like batons that you can use and feel like you are hitting them because of the way the controllers of the Oculus vibrate in your hands. I mentioned this in the previous episode of Web3 with Whitney but in summary, especially for This Might Get Uncomfortable readers. That, to me, is part of the excitement of Web3, doing a virtual class where it has gamification in it. I feel like I’m beating a score, and Supernatural is cool because it literally puts you in parts of the world.

Every workout class is in a different setting outdoors and has incredible music and sound effects. It’s incredible. I love that about VR. To the point of the National Day of Unplugging, I probably should go out and spend some actual time in nature. To be honest, I don’t do that often. I sit here at my desk, record a lot of podcasts and videos. I’m typing away doing work. The fact that I meet my Apple Watch goal of standing up twelve times a day, I don’t even know how I do it. That’s sad.

I spend a few hours a night watching TV, a movie or something to decompress, sitting around watching TikTok. That’s not true wellbeing. Let’s be honest about it. I try to justify all of that stuff but is that what’s best for taking care of myself? Going back to Web3, I’m concerned about a couple of things. One is that Web3 is encouraging so much technology use. As a whole, it feels so new and exciting that people want to jump in and be first or be amongst the first. People want to get the cash grabs. They want to be part of the hype.

There’s so much encouragement to be constantly involved with things and doing all of this work that was striving. There’s also this constant state of FOMO now that I’m observing in Web3, which is like, “You have to stay on top of it and check Twitter constantly. You can’t miss it and leave. If you do, you are going to miss something. You are not going to get in on it.” I felt a lot of this on Clubhouse when I was involved with that in 2021. I still do a little Clubhouse but not nearly what I used to do. I barely stepped away from my phone during the time that I was deeply involved in Clubhouse because I had so much FOMO. I was afraid that if I didn’t listen to every room, I would miss key pieces of information. I wouldn’t get to network with someone.

I would miss opportunities to build my following. It’s like I’m saying all of these ideas that people have about social media like, “Go, create and network.” There’s that bombardment. These platforms like Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, etc. they are benefiting financially from us spending that much time on there. In Web 3, which is supposedly different, I don’t know if it’s going to be that different because people are so dependent on platforms like Twitter and Discord. They are going to carry all of that into Web3.

A lot of the things that feel appealing about Web3 are about moving away from those old structures of some person creating technology and benefiting off of all the users. The privacy issues that we have had and people selling their data or trading their time for success and money. When we step away and unplug, we realize that there’s so much more to life than all of that.

Finding Balance

My big game is to find the balance because I love technology. I like using my iPhone, making videos, recording, and chatting with people. All of that’s fun. It triggers my creativity and allows me to connect with people. I love to learn one of the hardest things about this 24-hour period of unplugging, for me, is that I won’t be able to use my iPad to read. I’m going to have to pull some physical copies of books off my shelf to read. That will probably be one of the main ways I spend my time. What’s concerning to me is that I don’t even know how I’m going to spend the next 24 hours without technology.

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That is a red flag. I would ask the same of you. Even if you are not going to participate in the National Day of Unplugging, you could do your own experiment. I want to know what you would do without it. What do you do with your iPhone or whatever phone you use? I should assume it’s an iPhone. What do you do when your phone dies unexpectedly? You know that feeling of a complete loss. You feel almost cut off from the world. That’s how I feel or panicked.

How am I going to get directions? How do I know where to go with my car if I don’t have the GPS? What if somebody needs to reach me by telephone? That constant connection we have that when we turn it off or take away from us, many of us don’t even know what to do. How do we fill our time if we are not checking our email, watching YouTube videos, TikToks and Netflix? What is that like? We have to be very purposeful about setting ourselves up for in-person real-life connections offline. That is the big aim of the National Day of Unplugging.

I’m very curious and definitely going to do some podcasts about my experience. I don’t know if it will be on both this show and Web3 with Whitney. Maybe I will do another crossover follow-up. Another thing that I’m working on is not to work and that has been tough. I have been so used, especially when I started working freelance and stopped all of my 9:00 to 5:00 jobs, which was several years ago. I have been mainly working for myself, taking in clients and various gigs.

I became very accustomed to working every single day of the week. I became used to not taking the weekends off and barely taking vacations. It is incredibly hard for me to take time off ever, anytime. I am someone that will take maybe a few hours during the day to step away from my computer but I will still have my phone with me. I will still be checking social media and emails.

That’s not something I want to carry with me much longer. Part of the step I’m taking is not allowing myself to schedule tasks during the weekend. I’m not taking meetings on the weekends anymore. I’m limiting as much as possible. I have noticed by the limitation where I have this addiction to always working and some of that hustle culture still embedded within me.

I don’t think that’s healthy in the long run. I have also noticed my sleep disturbed. I have so much stress. I talked about it a few episodes ago, my sleep disorder. If you are curious about that, I would recommend reading that. It’s embarrassing at times but I sleepwalk and talk in my sleep. A lot of my episodes of sleepwalking are triggered by stress. They are triggered by me feeling I need to do something constantly. I have so much anxiety and tension around me that even when I sleep, I’m concerned I’m not doing enough. I’m not able to get quality sleep, and lack of quality sleep has a major ripple effect on our health.

It also impacts our focus. If I give myself a small window of time to work, I want to be on top of my game at that time. If I’m not sleeping and eating well, stressed and anxious, I’m not going to do my best work during the short time that I have to work. It’s a holistic viewpoint. That’s my big point here that I think each of us could benefit from stepping back and examining how we are interacting with all this technology. I believe it’s possible but it needs to be encouraged more. I’m not seeing it enough. It’s ironic that I’m talking about this online. You have to be on your phone, your computer or some device to even see or hear me talking about these things.

It’s interesting also that a lot of the mental health conversations I see in Web3 are happening online because that’s where we go to learn but by being online and learning all the time, we don’t even give ourselves a break to absorb and practice what we are learning. We have to step away from it to implement it. If we think that we are embodying mental health by always being online, it’s not mental health, in my opinion. One of the key pillars of mental health is self-care.

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Web3: When there’s so much chaos and information, how can you possibly learn? How can you connect with people?

 

Creating Intentions

If you are spending all your time caring about other people, are you prioritizing your self-care? If you are spending all of your time hustling and consuming, are you spending enough time resting, relaxing, and not consuming or hustling? We have to create more containers, and it requires more and more intention. This is what’s going to be required of us in Web3 is being very intentional about not hustling in time but also intentional to not compare, always believing the hype, about our security and privacy, which have been big concerns. Intentional about spending time in real nature as much as we may spend time in virtual nature, how we feel, why we feel that way, and also about community.

Community is a huge word for me but also for Web3. My concern is that community is now becoming capitalized, which means that it’s being taken over by people looking for ways to make money from the community. I’m not excluded from this, to be honest. I have been working on a project called Beyond Measure for about a few years, and it’s costing me money. I have never made money from it. I have thought about charging people to be members of this community but I feel conflicted about that because I don’t know if communities should be charged for it.

A lot of people will convince you that you should pay for the community. We pay to go to conferences or be in private memberships. Sometimes we don’t pay financially, we pay with our time. I was talking about getting in the VIP rooms of a Discord server, you may have to spend a ton of time completing all the tasks that they require of you to join. You are only allowed in if you give them your time. Is that something you are willing to give up?

Time is a limited resource. We don’t get more of it. We only have a certain amount of time. We don’t even know how much time any of us have on this planet. Why are we giving it away to other people? Should we have to give away our time and/or money to be part of a community when deep down what we want is to connect? We want to be seen, understood, and belong. We want to be with like-minded people.

I have been observing them and don’t have the answers yet but I’m concerned that the community being that we all want that so badly, is going to be a bit corrupted. I’m trying to be very cautious and mindful of even how I use the word community and what communities I join. I don’t want to be part of chaotic communities. What I want and what I also want to offer is connection.

I want to feel cared for, understood, equal, heard, and seen. I want to give everybody that same thing. I want them to feel heard and seen by me and feel connected with me. I don’t want them to feel like they are in a crowd. What I’m hoping for is a small intimate connection where everybody feels truly valued, not one of many.

Beyond Measure

That’s something I hope to leave behind in the transition from Web2 to Web3 is seeing people as a number. The whole concept of Beyond Measure of the community I created years ago is that I believe everybody is Beyond Measure. They are not a number, and that means a lot of different things. Seeing beyond their age, gender, race, weight, body size, and how much money they make.

People are so much more valuable than those numbers. We spend so much time focused on numbers. How many followers does someone have? How much money did they make? How old are they? How much they weigh. All of those things seem to be valued in our society but deep down inside, everybody is so much more valuable than any of those numerical measurements.

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That’s what I’m striving for. I’m going to need to be a bigger advocate of that in Web3 more than I thought initially. I was hoping that we would be leaving behind a lot of that but I’m not seeing that yet. I’m still seeing a lot of focus on numbers and not as much on connection. Thank you so much for reading. I want you to know that I’m here for you truly. I am easy to reach. I do struggle with responding quickly. It generally takes me a few days to a week sometimes more, to reply but I absolutely love receiving emails and direct messages on whatever platform. I’m easy to find under @WhitLauritsen.

You can easily find my contact information at both Wellevatr.com as well as WhitneyLauritsen.com. I’m intentionally accessible. In fact, over at WhitneyLauritsen.com, at the top of the screen and the menu section is a link to Beyond Measure. If you want to be part of an intentional, inclusive, heart-centered community, after everything I shared, you are welcome. It is open to the public and free.

It’s one of my greatest sources of joy because it’s all about connecting. It’s taught me a lot and helped me stay very grounded in this digital world. I will be back soon. This Might Get Uncomfortable has a new episode every Monday and Friday. You can find it at Wellevatr.com or go search for This Might Get Uncomfortable. It’s on all the major podcast platforms.

Web3 with Whitney is a little different. If you are not reading that yet, WhitneyLauritsen.com/web3 is the easiest place to find it because the show is private, although I may change that. What that means is it’s not on all the platforms. It’s on Spotify. It’s listed as like a paid podcast but it’s not paid. You need an access code and the access code you can get by subscribing over at WhitneyLauritsen.com. It might sound like a hurdle. The easiest way to read is directly on the website. If you do subscribe to Web3 With Whitney, I will send you some free cryptocurrency. If you have not heard me talk about this yet, I joined a platform called Rally and created a social token called $WELL coin.

It’s all in this ethos that I have discussed wellbeing, balance, intentional living, and work. I like to gift it to people. Usually, a few times a month, I send out free $WELL coins to people. You can convert that into Fiat currency or US dollars. If you would like, you can convert it to Ethereum, whatever else. Rally is an amazing platform. It has been a big gateway for me into the Web3 world. Thank you for participating, reading, and being part of this intentional Web3 space. I would love to send you some. You can find more information at WhitneyLauritsen.com/web3.

Thank you so much again. I hope to connect with you truly. If not, I will be back with another episode for you to consume. Some people don’t like to participate, and that’s okay, too. As much as I would love to connect with you, I absolutely respect you if you are someone who likes to observe. Thanks for being here. I will be back with more episodes of both podcasts very soon. Until then, I’m wishing you all the very best with your own journey through Web3 and wellbeing. Bye for now.

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