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14 Dec: The Choice Paradox

Try to remember how you made decisions as a kid. You didn’t have to analyse or overthink the things you wanted to do, you just basically did them when you had the chance. Some of you may say, “But my parents made me do stuff” or, “I had no voice in my family”. I get it — when we’re very young, we are codependent on our family. In fact, parenting plays a huge role in our ability to make our own choices and decisions. But children have a natural tendency to be curious, which is usually followed by immediate action. One of the most common reasons why most people can’t…

04 Dec: Why You Should Wake Up at 5 am

Waking up at 5 am is the best thing I’ve done over the last 30 days of my life. I’ve started writing every morning, have begun to meet new and very interesting people, and have seen fresh opportunities opening up. No, my life hasn’t dramatically changed over such a short period of time, but my perspective on what’s possible for me to achieve has certainly shifted, and I’ve become more certain about the big picture. And all of this is a result of a 30-day challenge I set myself. Let me share with you what I’ve learned over this period, and how it may also benefit you. I should actually…

01 Sep: How Your Friends Can Make You Rich

Having lived in three countries and six cities, I’ve met a great number of people from a variety of cultures. I’ve had different friends, business partners, mentors, girlfriends, and was even married. Some of them have had an extraordinary influence on my life and some made me rethink the type of relationships I want to attract. And this is what I learned from it. When I reflect upon my overall personal and financial progress, I see how my results are directly correlated with the type of people I spend time with. In my early 20’s, I was experimenting with different business ideas. I was also struggling with my finances. Although…

18 Aug: How To Find Worthy Mentors (And Keep Them)

Not everyone needs a mentor. Some people are okay with where they are in life and business. And that’s fine. Mentorship is not a necessity in most instances. Mentorship and coaching can only be of great value to those who are choosing to create an extraordinary life and excel in a chosen vocation. Being mentored by someone who has achieved significantly greater results in their life and career than you can be an intimidating process. Finding the right mentor requires patience, vulnerability, genuine desire to succeed, and readiness for your backside to be kicked (in a positive way). That being said, here are six principles I’ve learned from the experience…

26 Jul: 4 Ways to Start Working For Yourself

From my experience of running businesses, and observing others doing the same, I can certainly say that working for yourself is on the most rewarding, yet challenging things you can ever do. The benefits that come with being your own boss are limitless. The independence and freedom to make your own decisions, the personal fulfilment, the flexibility to choose your own working hours, personal growth, the financial rewards – the list goes on. But building a business or going freelance is not for everyone. With these advantages come  responsibilities, pressure and more often than not, long hours of working alone. At the end of the day, being an entrepreneur is…