Letting Tasks Go So That You Can Get More Done

Letting Tasks Go So That You Can Get More Done

One of the biggest mind-blocks that I had to overcome as an entrepreneur was how I needed to shift tasks away from myself. Coming from a background where it was continually told to me that hard work is valued, it was difficult letting work go and even tougher getting other people to do it. However, this is necessary, especially when you’re running a business or leading a team. The idea behind shifting work away isn’t to slack off, but to

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Become Successful By Having a Personal Masterplan

Become Successful By Having a Personal Masterplan

“If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there”– Lewis Carroll I’ve heard many people say that the opposite of success is failure. That’s not true. In fact, failure is a necessary part of success. Every time you fail at something, you’re finding out another way that doesn’t work, which will ultimately bring you a step closer to finding success. The opposite of success is not failure. It’s mediocrity. It’s not performing at your full

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How I Started a Business With Just $115

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Before I started my first business in 2002, I was a freelancer who did website design — which was another way of saying that I was a student trying to make money designing websites for companies. I had no business nor company, but that was a plus point for some businesses. They were willing to work with freelancers like myself because we could charge them a lower fee as a result. There are risks for businesses to work with freelancers

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How To Buy and Sell Forex Pairs

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The first currency is the base currency. The second currency is the settlement currency. E.g. for the USD/SGD pair: If you wanted to obtain Singapore Dollars (SGD), you would SELL the USD/SGD pair. If you wanted to obtain United State Dollars (USD), you would BUY the USD/SGD pair. In forex trading and in brokers such as Interactive Brokers, this would be the way you’d convert from one currency to another.

Standard Chartered (StanChart SCB) vs Saxo vs Interactive Brokers (IBKR) – Commissions Compared

I’ve been looking at several brokerages that can allow me to start investing through a lazy portfolio in Singapore, and it seems like these 3 brokerages are the most popular: Standard Chartered (or StanChart / SCB) Saxo Capital Markets Interactive Brokers I’ve created a spreadsheet of the commission charges that these brokerages charge me on ETFs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), as follows. Note: Saxo has recently increased its commissions for counters on the LSE from a minimum of

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The Best Index Fund Portfolio Mix For Non-US Investors

I hear a lot of references to Warren Buffett whenever I look at investment methodologies and techniques, e.g. “Follow how Buffett Invests” or “This is what Buffett would have done”, but it’s never what Buffett has specifically said so himself. Except for this: “There are a few investment managers, of course, who are very good – though in the short run, it’s difficult to determine whether a great record is due to luck or talent. Most advisors, however, are far

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The Best Investment Strategy – The Lazy Portfolio

I’ve had many years of experience trading stocks and I’ve even dabbled into Contract For Differences (CFD) and forex. However, while I had my good times and great returns, I’ve also had my “investments” go belly-up or languish for months. If you’re young, “waiting for your investment to break even” may not seem like a bad idea, but if it’s $100,000 worth, and you have to wait a year for it to just breakeven, you’re not coming out of it

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