Starting a business

Business success = failure + quitting

It's the finals at a World Championship and everything depends on this one shot you're about to make. TV camearas are broadcasting your success - or failure - to billions of people. The fans a roaring crazy, your coach is holding his breath, and you know your father's watching. Your heart is pumping crazy, your hair's wet with sweat. You have a split second to decide what to do - shoot or pass? Shoot or pass? SHOOT OR PASS? In a flash you remember the quote, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take." You shoot. ...
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Starting a business

Love without money or money without love?

They say money can buy you a dog, but only love can make it wag its tale. Wow. We must be pretty hooked on the idea that money can’t buy love – we’re bringing dogs into it! That idea looks great on the big screen, too: love stands higher than the material world. Tons ofHollywoodscripts revolve around the cliché of a rich guy chasing after a girl who doesn’t love him and is, instead, in love with a poor guy. The rich guy is either boring or doesn’t truly love her, while the poor guy can give her everything she needs – except money. Girl runs off with poor guy to live happily ever after, THE END, roll credits. Only we never really know if they do live happily ever after. The movie usually ends at, or soon after, runaway point. ...
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Changing jobs during recession?

My career has been going downhill. I got my first “real” job in 2007. For six months, I worked as an HR assistant for a big company in Sofia. Then I had several months off work before I came back to work for the same company as a Recruiter for the sales department; got a nice raise, too. A year and a half later I was still a Recruiter and there was no indication I’d get promoted....
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Get rich by saving money? 5 mistakes to avoid

Are you saving like a moron? Because if you are, you are never getting rich. Here are the top 5 mistakes that might stand in your way of getting rich by saving. Saving mistake #1 (read carefully) Getting rich by saving If you had ten buckets to fill with water, using only a cup, how would you do it? Fill the cup, then pour a little in each bucket from 1 to 10? Or pour the whole cup in bucket #1 again and again till it’s full, and then move on to #2? (Well duh. Of course you’d work on a single bucket.) Yet when it comes to saving, people do it exactly the WRONG way....
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10 tips: Improve your chance of getting rich

One winter night in Sofia, all dorms were dark except for one: ours. Sitting in bed in our pajamas, my roomies and I were talking about how we’ll decorate our houses some day. Imagination knows no limits: we talked about pools and gardens and romantic dark bedrooms. We chirped well into the little hours, and then my roommate said: “You know guys, no one ever sees themselves being poor in the future. Everyone imagines they are rich, or at least much better from now. But it doesn’t always turn that way.” I could hear our three dream bubbles go pop, pop, pop. ...
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