I help web3 companies 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐩 3% 𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭 while running shirtless Ultramarathons. OK, let's get it straight - I do them separately. 𝐀𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤, I'm building Solidate, a user-owned decentralized tech talent platform that's 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞𝐛3 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞𝐛2 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩 3% 𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭. As it's a community-owned non-profit platform, Solidate charges a simple 10% markup (unlike others who charge up to 100%) and is aimed at clawing back the massive fees charged by extractive agencies, empowering the future workforce to be independent and financially secure. 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤, I'm an avid sports enthusiast and 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐬, even when it's -16C (3F), does 1,000 pushups in 12 hours, and whatnot. But I was not always this guy. There was a time when 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐭, 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧'𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 6-𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐣𝐨𝐛. It's when I came across 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 "𝐂𝐚𝐧'𝐭 𝐇𝐮𝐫𝐭 𝐌𝐞" 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞. I was grateful for the wake up call - I knew I had to leave the old life behind and live life on my own terms, getting back my health and freedom and doing what I enjoy. The challenges throughout my life have made me a 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧. As a result, I've traveled to 50+ countries and lived in 10 of them, learning 5 languages and working across a variety of industries and firms of all sizes ranging from startups to large multinationals. Picked your interest? 𝐃𝐫𝐨𝐩 𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 or 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 in my profile above.