Igor Travels Abroad

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."


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Your Greatness is Limited Only by the Investments You Make in Yourself

So, within the past two weeks I finally got my first company sold off (2.5x multiple) to two amazing entrepreneurs that have big plans for growing it to become a dominant force in the industry. I’m super excited for them and know that they will do amazing things with the company. I’m really proud of the fact that at the young age of 21, I have been able to start my first “official” company when I graduated from high school, grow it to being in 8 countries worldwide, automate it and sell it. The tireless hours of hard-work, patience and determination have paid off, moreover the experience of knowing how to do such things.

I celebrated with a $3 strawberry shake from McDonalds, put the money to the side and back at it to work. I did also enjoy a fantastic free meal from our Swiss hotel school training restaurant, One5.

I’ve now founded a new company with two partners that will be the next big brand in the pet care industry. I’m very excited as our launch date is October 1st, making for a very hard-working and involved month and we are just getting started. I see our company being in large retail stores in the US and being very successful and am so excited to be working daily towards making this vision a true reality.

Apart from this, I’ve passed through a big application process for my dream job, working with Grant Cardone‘s office of 30 in executing sales. Grant Cardone is the world’s number one sales trainer and a successful entrepreneur with 1.2B in assets under management. As soon as school ends, I’m on a plane to Miami for the interview and then going home to see family, I cannot wait!

Overall, finally, school is coming to an end within the next few weeks and I can’t wait to see family. I’m doing a lot of projects for my financial specialization, such as stock analysis and sustainable investing. Classes do become useful with financials, for example learning how to do a capital budget creation and analysis to see if a project will be successful or not was something we learned in class. At the same time, I did the same thing for my business plan to present to investors. It is basic but needed and important.

Last but not least, I’m doing very well, health is great and inspired on a daily basis to work. Moreover, with hospitality, I’m glad to soon finish my studies and get my Swiss Diploma. I do see that I want to long-term also get into real estate and own my own hotels in the future. It is one business that is actually two business, firstly a hotel generating revenue and also real-estate. My degree is super useful to have an overall knowledge on how to make something work well in the space. I did take a little break for the first time in a month and went bowling with students.


You never know how what you’re doing now will be useful in your future and tie together. Life is amazing and has a tendency to do that. It’s happening for you, not to you. So keep your head help up high, hopes up, eyes open and work hard. You never know what you might get that you once dreamed of.

Talk to you soon and wishing you the best wherever you are reading in from!

Be great, Igor

 

 


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A break to Vienna

Well the past few weeks have been super awesome and wow am I loving it at school.

To start, I’ve made some very great friends and they are absolutely incredible. The days usually begin at 9AM after a good night’s sleep and off to school to study what I love, finance and business!

Not to mention, stock trading, business evaluation, entrepreneurship, and many other great things. When my friend Alen has time, we hang out and have a great time. He’s focused on eating healthy so I couldn’t resist ordering the biggest, juiciest burger and eat it right in front of him (I’m soo mean)

Right after school, a jump in the lake to cool off with the girls as well as football session with the guys is the best accompanied with some video games and most importantly studying (of course)!

Recently, my specialization even inspired me to begin doing investing and stock trading, so now my goal is to make enough money to afford the next two terms of school tuition that away.

Apart from school, I’ve really been focusing on all my different areas of life, from exercising and running to maintain health, and date a lot more. With my personal development coach, we’ve made a goal for me which is now to go on 100 dates to become better at dating and just enjoy spending time with more girls and of course…meet the girl I love. Nevertheless, I’ve already met a girl I like very much so we will see how that goes. 😛

Exams were great and I felt really confident. I decided to spontaneously fly out to Vienna and got myself an Airbnb for a few days while exploring the city, sleeping a bit more to catch up on the hard work I’ve been putting in and work on the important things where I can think a bit.

I’m also applying for finance internships and if you are reading this in Switzerland and hiring, let’s get in touch!

Otherwise, watching movies, visiting museums (Sigmund Freud and Mozart home for example) and eating like a king! Otherwise, riding around the city on a electric scooter and touring it at 35kmh is also great!

Overall, I’m ecstatic being able to study in such a beautiful location with beautiful friends, education and right in the center of Europe.

Now to finish my Almdudler and Wienerschnitzel (Yumbo!) get an Uber and off to bed! See you next week back in Switzerland!


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Life Begins at the End of Our Comfort Zone

The year before last, I had the privilege to attend Sovereign Academy, an entrepreneurship camp limited to 50 entrepreneurs hand-selected each year to learn from extraordinary entrepreneurs. Every day, before our lessons started, our instructor Craig Ballantyne would lead our exercises for 30 minutes.

The last five minutes, we had to give it our all and push through the “pain barrier”. Arnold Schwarzenegger even claimed that when he exercised and did 10 repetitions of any exercise, the first seven reps didn’t even count, it was always those last few repetitions that grew him to such an extraordinary size and stature. The pain barrier is a mental barrier that once you break past, can lead you to growth and development in any area of life.

This past week I have began to challenge myself in many ways leading to positive growth and development, which we can all experience once we go past our comfort zone. They don’t have to be dramatic, but can be subtle and involve us simply taking the initiative and have the guts to take action, irregardless of what others will say or think, as long as they are good for ourselves and others.

Why do I say all this? I want to not only share a little bit about what I did and also provide you with value, that you can possible utilise in your life. I don’t know in what situation, but most if not all of us have things we would like to improve upon a bit.

This week, I put myself out there, sat with new students and socialised with new many students and people in and out of school. Being elected the new social media and communications ambassador of our school, I did many new posts and live stories and videos to engage our student body and provide others with value.

I even had the audacity to take the initiative of organising a spontaneous interview with a past aluma who is a best-selling author in Thailand and have her inspire students with her incredible story and talk for over 30 minutes together.

I played sports and exercised irregardless of the weather, through horribly hot days to pouring rain.

I even had dinner with my friend Alen Arslanagic, Switzerlands Forbes 30 under 30 technology entrepreneur and helped provide value in his life and company.

I went to France with a great group of students and staff and rode electric scooters at 30kmh on the roads through the French city side and by the lake.

Needless to say, it was again, an amazing week.

Did I at all feel comfortable during most of these times? No. Sometimes I was even borderline nervous. But I pushed through my fears and came out through the other side learning something new. Not everything that isn’t comfortable is bad. If it’s good for us, for others and for the greater good, it’s probably something to do, no matter if we feel like it or not.

I will leave you with a quote by Tony Robbins. “I have come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundations for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”

What is something you can do in your life and take action on that you’ve been putting off and know will be good for you? What could you do that will lead to a new level of living you will enjoy? Commit to pushing past your pain barrier on it and see where it will lead you. I’m sure it will be good.

Talk to you next week and to your success,

Igor

PS: I just had to share this random thing, but one of the most amazing parts of my week was this most simple yet amazing food yesterday for breakfast in a local French restaurant. Pancakes with caramel syrup and peanut butter jelly sandwiches, followed by bacon and eggs. ❤ Yumbo!