Keala Kanae, the entrepreneur who has succeeded in the pandemic

As a business leader with years of experience in online marketing, sales funnels, and affiliate marketing, Keala Kanae has been able to overcome the business challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic with a series of skills and aptitudes that he believes are fundamental to being a successful entrepreneur.

He is the CEO and founder of Inspirean, a company that helps its clients to become better leaders of themselves and their businesses through our two-pronged approach focusing on both skillset (marketing, sales, operations) and mindset (leadership, self-mastery).

With this company, Keala innovates its working methods just two years before the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, foresaw a future of more decentralized work environments and virtual teams that resulted in the closing of their physical offices to make the transition to an online modality. “Because of that, we were very well prepared for the pandemic because we had been managing our team virtually for over a year and a half by that point”, said Keala.

For him, these types of difficult situations forge in him a character and a mind required to achieve big ambitions as an entrepreneur. That’s why he believes that the adaptation to the struggle and the preparation for chaos is crucial to building a prosperous business. He learned that when he went through a difficult partnership breakup which led to eventually buying out his partner and rebranding the company in 2018.

“It’s the reason I can help our clients see fast growth while also seeing the potential pitfalls and obstacles ahead long before they’re a threat to the business and begin planning and/or adjusting accordingly”, explained Keala.

Also, Keala considers that other skills can help an entrepreneur to succeed in critical scenarios, such as the learning to interpret and appreciate the data, where a good analysis of a company’s statistics derive to meaningful decisions with measurable outcomes, the identifying when to get comfortable to do nothing because it is important to stop the progress as the situation is unclear, and the preparation for difficult situations with effective investment in the work teams.

The entrepreneur’s future is uncertain and their livelihood is constantly threatened by economic factors, competitors, technology changes, internal power struggles, organizational changes, market conditions, and more. For this reason, Keala assures that a businessman has to be a ‘Great Leader’ and must adapt to the constant innovations in their skills such as leadership, team building, culture building, and how to be both an effective war-time CEO and Peace-time CEO.

“Great leaders are those who can stay calm during the storm; remain poised, not poisoned, and convey confidence in adversity. They take none of the credit but all of the blame as they empower their teams to do what needs to be done regardless of the hours, circumstances, or workloads needed to achieve critical outcomes”, added Keala, who understands that combining a professional experience of various industries and businesses could assure a successful development in any venture.


Battle of the ATMs: Why Crypto is Better than Traditional

Cryptocurrencies have rocked the world of finance, and companies such as Microsoft, Pizza Hut, KFC, and GameStop are quickly catching on to the booming crypto-economy.This calls for a crucial question: does the future of finance lie with cryptocurrency, and if so, how will we get our hands on it? 

While the answer to the first question may not be totally clear, all the trends, predictions, and statistics point towards the continued rise of crypto in the coming years. Bitcoin, being the most popular, could become a crypto on par with fiat currencies like the U.S. Dollar. The answer to the second part of the question lies in the emergence of crypto ATMs. Read on to find out why you should start taking advantage of your neighborhood  crypto ATM  and why it might just become your preferred method over other forms of transactions like traditional cash ATMs. 

What is a Crypto ATM? 

“Crypto ATMs have been around since 2013, but people were not using them regularly, due to the lack of awareness and reliance on the online platform. But the dice is finally rolling, and currently, we see an all-time highest number of BTMs worldwide,” says Brandon Mintz, Founder, President, and CEO of Bitcoin Depot, the fastest-growing multi-cryptocurrency ATM network.

“Crypto ATMs are just like regular ATMs but are specifically made for dealing with digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and so on,” adds Mintz. This means that you can simply walk up to a crypto ATM and mine some crypto coins to your name within a few minutes. 

Are There Other Options?  

There are plenty of other alternatives to Crypto ATMs that have been traditionally used for years. The major ones include online payment methods through credit cards, debit cards, and digital wallets. There are also some third-party online exchange platforms to help you buy crypto. While online payments with cards come with some glaring  security concerns like fake payment declination, the vulnerability of passwords, etc., exchange platforms can be equally challenging. 

“One of the major setbacks with an exchange platform is that it will require you to link your bank account, complete a KYC, and provide full authentication. This is a matter of concern when you’re dealing with decentralized currencies,” explains Mintz. Moreover, most of the reliable exchange platforms only accept accounts from select banks and could result in weeks-long transaction delays.

Why Are Crypto ATMs A Better Alternative?

Bitcoin Depot specializes in cash-to-crypto services, which overcome one of the most pressing issues: enabling crypto and financial access for the underbanked community. Their crypto ATMs are strategically placed across a variety of regions to ensure access. Bitcoin Depot is also one of the only crypto companies that offer fast, easy, and friendly  customer support via phone, chat, email, and SMS. 

Most crypto ATMs are open 24/7, and their similarity to cash ATMs makes them user-friendly. Crypto ATMs are a game-changer, providing enhanced security and a fast and easy process that serves the user even if they’re buying crypto for the first time. As per a report, crypto ATMs are expected for extreme growth in the upcoming years, reaching the market value of $144.5 million by 2023.