Hello, My Name Is Patrick
I am a 20-year-old geek who loves technology, media, and financial markets. I am a college dropout, who co-founded CrysisTV LLC, an internet holding company, back in 2013. I am also a forex swing trader, content creator, and blogger.
My only regret? I wish I had started earlier.
A Little About My Life
By now, most people who follow me know only what my life was like since 2013; however, as with everything in life, there is so much more. Let’s start way before 2013.
The first computer I truly remember taking a huge interest in was at school, ironically. The time was around 2000-2001, and I was around 5 or 6. The computer was an Apple iMac G3, and I remember spending loads of time playing around with them. At the time, my grandmother was a teacher, and her second grade classroom had a lineup of iMacs. Shortly after that, I took a huge interest in learning to develop websites, which leads me to a whole new part of the story years down the line.
I started learning to code websites in 5th grade. I would spend hours in front of the computer each day trying to teach myself how to develop a simple website from scratch using HTML. I watched hours of videos on YouTube, and this led to me starting my own YouTube channel focusing on technology news, reviews, and tutorials. I maintained this channel for a couple years before I set the videos to private.
In that time, I was also starting website using WordPress. This began my love for content creation and sharing my thoughts. I started dozens of small websites focusing around technology opinions, and eventually settled on a blog I worked on, posting content similar to my YouTube channel. I also published content to a few social blogs, which are still public today. If you can find them, let me know!
Moving forward a few more years, I bought my first Macintosh computer – a 27″ iMac. This computer changed my entire life, as it gave me the ability to more easily create content for my YouTube channel and write technology articles. Over the next couple of years, I would find a new passion for cars, trading, and spent loads of time brainstorming new website. Unfortunately, however, most of these website will never be seen by the public. Though, I would be more than happy to upload the documents to NicAndPatrick in an article.
Nic and I met our Sophomore year of high school, which was another life changing moment. I didn’t realize it at the time, but meeting Nic changed the way I looked at the world. I had been going through a time where I didn’t have any slight clue what I wanted to do with my life, as I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to make anything of starting a business on my own with the limited ideas I had. Together, we have started multiple projects – some succeeding and failing. Our first, though, was ShuffleVids.com. More can be read about that here.
After starting the multiple projects you can read about on the combined About page, I started a new personal endeavor – FX Trading. While not going to a university was one of the best decisions I ever made, I knew that I had to grow my current income. Trading was something that I had been interested in for a few years, and I had been reading a lot about currency trading. I’ll talk more about why I chose FX over stocks, but it essentially came down to trust and education.
I’ve been trading for a few months now, and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I love learning more about trading and finding new trades to place. Additionally, I love that I can do it with just around 20-30 minutes of work/day and learn more on the weekends when markets are closed.
When I’m not trading or working on any of CrysisTV’s properties, I enjoy going on walks to clear my mind, kayaking, spending time with friends and family, and traveling. I have a new found strive to live a more healthy lifestyle, and I enjoy finding new healthy alternatives to the previously accepted diet.
It is said you are 42% more likely to achieve a goal when you write it down, so let’s see what posting some of them online does. You can check an article with my long-term and short-term goals here!