Greetings Fellow Crypto Degens!
Ah, the holidays. That special time of year when you get to sit at the family dinner table and be subjected to endless questions about your career as a crypto investor. As a crypto trader, you're used to making split-second decisions that can make or break your fortune. But when it comes to surviving the annual holiday dinner with your family, you're going to need more than quick reflexes and a sharp eye. Here are some tips for navigating the choppy waters of small talk, awkward hugs, and that one uncle who always has to tell the same stale jokes.
Let’s start with some tips on what you may want to avoid:
- First, when family and friends ask about your crypto investments, make sure to tell them about all your losses. Nothing will get them in the holiday spirit faster than hearing about how you’re down 80% on your latest investment.
- Second, make sure to watch the market 24/7. You don’t want to miss any of those pump and dump opportunities! And don’t forget to stay up late to watch those charts. Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a sleepless night spent analyzing whitepapers.
- Finally, make sure you forget to buy those presents and tell people that you’re not very liquid right now because you’re “hodling.” That’ll get everyone in the holiday cheer.
Now, let’s dive into something actually helpful. Here are 9 tips to get you ready for whatever you may face.
- Don't talk about crypto. This one's pretty straightforward. No matter how much your family tries to bring up Bitcoin and Ethereum, resist the urge to get into a heated debate about the blockchain. Just smile and nod, and think about how much money you're going to make investing in crypto.
- Arm yourself with the facts: Before you enter the family fray, make sure you’ve got the latest intel on crypto trends and the market. That way, you’ll be ready to answer questions and defend your portfolio if need be.
- Bring a gift. Nothing says, "I'm an adult who takes their investments seriously" like a shiny new crypto hardware wallet! Sure, your family may not understand it, but at least they'll know you're serious about your investments and not just blowing your money on video games and junkfood.
- Stay calm, and don't let your emotions get the best of you. Your family members may not understand the ins and outs of the crypto market, but that doesn't mean they won't have plenty of "hot takes" to share. Remember, just because your cousin's neighbor's dog-sitter's college roommate made a fortune on Dogecoin doesn't mean it's a good investment.
- Be prepared for the inevitable awkward moments. No matter how well you plan, there's always a chance that someone will say something that rubs you the wrong way. In these moments, remember that it's just one dinner, and you don't have to let it ruin your holiday.
- Take a break if you need to. If the conversation becomes too much to handle, it's okay to step away for a few minutes to collect your thoughts. Go for a walk, grab a snack, or just sit in a quiet room for a few minutes. You don't have to engage with your family members if you don't want to.
- Have a backup plan: Even with all the planning and preparation, things can still go wrong. So make sure you have a backup plan in place in case the conversation takes a turn for the worse.
- Don't be afraid to laugh. Sure, investing in crypto is serious business, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun. If someone makes a joke about your investments, don't take it too seriously. Just laugh it off and prove to them that you can take a joke.
- Don't forget to enjoy yourself. It's easy to get wrapped up in the stress of the holidays, but don't forget to take a step back and enjoy the festivities. Spend some quality time with your family, and if the conversation turns to crypto, just turn the conversation to something else.
We hope these tips help you survive holiday dinner with the family. And remember, no matter what happens, you can always take comfort in the fact that you're a smart crypto investor and your investments will pay off in the long run.
Happy holidays from the Crypto Illuminati!