I Want to Stop Working for Money so I can Focus on my Personal Projects - Daniel O'keefeby@dok333
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I Want to Stop Working for Money so I can Focus on my Personal Projects - Daniel O'keefe

by Daniel O'KeeffeMay 31st, 2022
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Daniel is a spiritualist with an interest in technology. He writes about the eradication of globalist governments through technological and spiritual mechanisms. He also maintains his own blog, but it’s pretty far out in may ways. The biggest challenge he faces is not working for money and focusing on his own projects. The next thing he hopes to achieve in his career is to release his own novels/videos that are self-sustainable.
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So let’s start! Tell us a bit about yourself. For example, name, profession, and personal interests.

I’m a spiritualist with an interest in technology. I travel all the time as a digital nomad and like to be on the move. My interests include Ashtanga Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, and the eradication of globalist governments through technological and spiritual mechanisms. Their on the way out - I’m doing my part in pushing them along. Once those pests are done away with, it’s time to really advance the 🌎 planet and get some introductions to our Galactic Cousins in the sky.

I also maintain my own blog, but it’s pretty far out in may ways. Way out in outer space.

Interesting! What was your latest Hackernoon Top story about?

How Web3 is basically the eradication of corporations, providing a comprehensive replacement with all upsides and no downsides.

Do you usually write on similar topics? If not, what do you usually write about?

I write about a lot of stuff, but it’s mainly related to philosophical principles and the more artistic side of life. I finally quit writing commercial/promotional content - really don’t care about selling products anymore. No physical object is life-changing, only a state of mind can be. And that has to be worked at, not bought.

Basically, there is little point in writing something that is not forever relevant. If it does not include timeless principles, it’s fake (like a commercial advertisement).

Great! What is your usual writing routine like (if you have one?)

Hmmm…🤔. Wake at 7 AM → Shower → Meditation → Affirmations → Chi Gong → Coffee + Inspiration videos → 3 Hours of Writing.

Being a writer in tech can be a challenge. It’s not often our main role, but an addition to another one. What is the biggest challenge you have when it comes to writing?

Resisting on working for money and focusing on my own projects. Hard to get motivated and establish your own deliverables when you are working for yourself.

Content placement is also a little tricky - there are so many publications coming out built on distributed ledgers it’s hard to know which platform to choose. But HN is quite solid and does a lot more than the alternatives.

What is the next thing you hope to achieve in your career?

Well, I’m not really career-focused anymore. The idea is to not ever be in a position where I have to validate myself to an interviewer with a portfolio and work in exchange for money. So I guess it’s to release my own novels/videos with their own audience that are self-sustaining. Autonomy and sovereignty would be the two keywords.

Wow, that’s admirable. Now, something more casual: What is your guilty pleasure of choice?

  • Pizza and Coca Cola → way too much of it. I like to eat out in general, and I’m a carb monster.

  • Women of different continents. The next stop is Mexico!

  • Netflix.

But I’m pretty diligent with my meditations and yoga so the pleasures balance themselves out somewhat. I don’t smoke or drink so maybe I should loosen up a little ;)

Reading spiritual/philosophical texts. Yoga. Meditation. Travel. Planning and Manifestation.

I actually love being by myself and relaxing 😎. I eat out a lot. The fact that I listed eating as a hobby makes me kind of sad 😢

I’m also looking into creating educational videos on Minds and other semi-centralized social media platforms, which is something of a hobby.

What can the Hacker Noon community expect to read from you next?

The angle is always going to be based on timeless principles of spirituality, with technology being a subsection. So it will be new technologies but written about based on their spiritual origins and divine implications. E.G:

  • How to use technology instead of letting it use you (i.e digital mindfulness).
  • The Metaverse is an illusion in the same way that the 5 senses/everyday reality is an illusion.
  • How distributed ledgers can free up your time so you can focus on spiritual/divine pursuits (the entire purpose of your being here is to self actualize or at least self better yourself).
  • Privacy coins can really stand up against deep state intrusions.
  • How crypto can be used as a tool for global unification, etc.

Thanks for taking the time to join our “Meet the writer” series. It was a pleasure. Do you have any closing words?

Keep up the great work! I was not intending to write for HN but I’m sold on the editing process and the interface. If these standards are maintained I’m happy to write here for the long term.