Igor Travels Abroad

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


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Thinking bigger

It’s been an insanely busy couple of weeks, yet insanely rewarding as well. I feel back on track and 100% focused and committed on my purposes and goals.

After getting back from Austria, I really doubled down on work. To start, I eliminated all my spending habits and closed my credit cards and told myself from now on, I’m going to be living like I’m broke while saving my money. The most I spent in two weeks since was $1.75 on bleach to clean my white shirts in the sink and $12 on a 8 pack of ramen noodles when I get hungry. No expenses. Pure income.

Why the insanity? Because in order to be successful you gotta be obsessed. And to make money, you gotta eliminate your costs, build income and make it generate passive income.

Warren Buffet

On his five-minute drive to the office, which he’s been making for the past five decades, Buffett stops by McDonald’s and orders one of three items: two sausage patties, a sausage, egg and cheese or a bacon, egg and cheese.

“I tell my wife, as I shave in the morning, I say, ‘Either $2.61, $2.95 or $3.17.’ And she puts that amount in the little cup by me here [in the car], ” he explains in the HBO documentary, “Becoming Warren Buffett. ”

Each amount corresponds to one of his three go-to breakfast items.

“When I’m not feeling quite so prosperous, I might go with the $2.61, which is two sausage patties, and then I put them together and pour myself a Coke,” he tells the documentary director Peter Kunhardt in the McDonald’s drive-through. ”$3.17 is a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, but the market’s down this morning, so I’ll pass up the $3.17 and go with the $2.95.”

At this age, I am focused on the long-term. Aiming for my ten, twenty and even thirty year goals. Accumulating an insane amount of wealth, health and happiness in my life. Providing for those around me. Becoming someone of value. Making an impact.

Set bigger goals. Do more. Disregard the average, you’re meant to be extraordinary.

During the past weeks, I decided to finally sell my business after four years. I started an e-commerce company right after graduating high-school which I grew to be successful and now and exiting to complete the business cycle.

I’m also already currently starting a new business with investors which I will announce to you in the coming month or two that is going to be an insanely successful business. I really look forward to it and it will be live by October.

Moreover, I do want to announce what a kick-ass education I’m getting at my school, Hotel Institute Montreux I want to give a big shout out to my professors. Apart from teaching me applicable, real-world skills that I adapt daily to my projects, my teachers have even offered to help my in things I am working on such as financial projections for business plans, etc. It’s unreal how great the staff at my university are to dedicate their time to making students goals come true. If you are interested or know someone who’s interested in studying business and hospitality, let me know. I’ll gladly find time that works for you to answer your questions and get you enrolled in an education you’ve yet to experience in your life.

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Apart from this, I have been juggling school work, studying for final exams, keeping my physical health fantastic and pushing myself everyday to new limits. Creating more obligations than I know to fulfill and figuring out how to grow to a higher level to fulfill them.

There’s lots of school projects and I’m working my butt off to complete them. Moreover, I’m studying hard, getting good grades and doing what it takes to be at my best.

If you ain’t growing, you’re dying.

One recent thing that I’ve also really been focused on is education and self-development. Feeding my mind. Gathering knowledge to retrain what’s up there in my mind to think bigger. Work harder. Live better. Be happier. I’ve read 5 books this week and am keeping on track to keep at this pace and read more.

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I’m also applying for my internship after this semester to make some more income, acquire new skills and have a place to work on my new online company during weekends or evenings. If you are or know someone who is hiring in Switzerland, let me know and I’ll apply.

Sure, these are small things, but little steps lead to bigger steps, which eventually lead to being full of purpose and going after that beautiful future.

We have been trained to settle for less by the naysayers that bring us down because of their inability to justify why they gave up on their dreams.

Go do you and don’t care what anyone says that doesn’t fully support your growth and goals.

Last but not least, I managed to enjoy some time with my great friend Gabrielle such as singing karaoke at last Friday’s school theme night. Party in the USA baby. Or taking some pictures during an insane thunderstorm at night on the lake.

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Stay great and talk next week,

Igor Miller

 

 


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Giving Back to Those Around You. Is it that important?

July 26, 2014

 

This is an ever changing world.

 

Let’s face it, the economy in the US is far from being the best. It’s collapsing.

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Poverty can be summed up in one word, insufficiency. The prison rate has doubled. The suicide rate keeps increasing. 38 + percent of all accidents here in the US are caused by drunk drivers.

Doesn’t this this tell you something?

 

They are all the result of stress. Stress and tension. Let’s use road rage for example. Have you ever had someone tell you that you’re number one while driving? Or honking at you?

 

I sure have while cycling and there is nothing more terrifying having a huge truck behind you just continuously blowing the horn. Now either there are two things, they are having a bad day just like all of us do sometimes, or they’re morons.

 

My point of that example was to show that even things, like road rage, you never know what the other person is going through to cause this.

And we possibly can’t know what people in stress are going through. But, we can help.

 

Do you give back to others or help those in need?

 

Is it important to you? How do you look at those people?

 

 

Everyone has their own logic behind it.

 

When is the last time you and your family volunteered or donated your time for a cause?

 

For me personally, I get much more happiness out of twenty dollars spent on someone who needs help, compared to something extra for myself. Like, oh look, that cool video game is now only $30!! What if I used that money together with my mom to go to a Russian Kindergarten for orphans with $30 worth of playground toys to kids who lost their mom’s and dad’s, probably do to stress in their lives.

 

Now to me, heck with that $30 video game, now there are dozens of orphans who can have fun and be a little happier in their lives.

 

Greed isn’t the answer. Remember… most parents teach their kids to share.

 

Think of a way you could help someone right now. You don’t have to execute, just think about some ways you could make a difference.

 

How would you feel being in those needy person’s shoes?

 

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Leave a comment below on how you have helped someone in need.

 

Auf Wiedersehen and have a nice Sunday.

Igor

 

 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”


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The Most Important 7 Minutes and 22 seconds of your Life

I recently conducted a survey on this site asking for what things people would like to read and learn. One was the CBYX Program, the other was Travel, the third was Life Lessons.

 

After hours of searching, I came upon one video that I think must be watched. It will only take 7 Minutes and 22 Seconds of our life. What if those few minutes could change your life? Would it be worth watching it?