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Lee J. Marquez

Hi guys! I’m a big fan of living life in the most simple, uncomplicated way. And if I can, even you can! I love sharing my experiences to make lives simpler – and this website is the outcome of exactly this passion! Cheers to a simple life!

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Tips To Prepare Us For Future Opportunities

When opportunities come knocking, we often do not realise what’s on the other side. Even if we do recognise what has come to us, we decline because of everything that is happening around us. This article will help you prepare for any opportunities that come your way.

Know what it takes to be successful

Gone are the days when employees would grind at the same company for the entirety of their career until they retired. Nowadays, people look for where the grass is greener and safer. Hence, it is essential to change this particular approach and start thinking about ways by which you can broaden your mentality. Have a mindset that keeps yearning to learn more and more as you grow old.

Preparing yourself always takes time

One has to be patient to be successful in life. Everything in life takes time. That is why you have to prepare yourself during the time it takes for an opportunity to present itself. The bigger the opportunity, the better the preparation that it requires. That is why all the time preparing yourself will never be a waste of time. Start early and hence you’ll be ready to take on any opportunity that comes your way.

Be curious all the time

Being curious will enable you to know a lot about the world that is around you. By being ever interested, you’ll never be satisfied with what you know, and hence, you’ll want to keep adding to your knowledge. Doing so will eventually help you find more opportunities in life.

Keep learning

Whenever you catch yourself being interested in a topic, learn as much as you can about it. It’s always for the best even if you are not in a situation to express this newfound knowledge. Hence, you’ll be investing in yourself for the future.

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes

You won’t ever learn if you do not make mistakes. People who have reached the top are there because of the mistakes they have made on the way. If you feel like you have made a mistake, the first thing you need to do is learn from it. Make it a prominent stepping stone to your desired destination. You’ll hardly ever see a great career that is devoid of mistakes. But it is important never to let yourself down after you’ve made a mistake. Instead, embrace them.

 

Never listen to the people that have something negative to say

Whether it is changing careers or taking a break from your existing job, you’ll always find people who won’t have anything good to say. These people will be the first to instill a sense of dread, and they’ll also attempt to kill your dreams. This shouldn’t steer you away from your goal. Instead, the feeling of being threatened should spur you more to achieving the target.

The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship

With entrepreneurship reaching new heights every day, especially within the last few years and most prominently, in 2018, it is no doubt that it has become one of the most interesting topics regarding business. It is true, even more so, contemplating the financial side of the business and embracing the difficulty many entrepreneurs face when they try and start their own business.

People are turning towards becoming entrepreneurs, because it’s a far more exciting idea than being employed by a company, with a superior giving you orders as per what you should do every day. Now, there’s nothing wrong with being in such a position, but when it comes to being an entrepreneur, freedom becomes you.

Not only does it open a lot of doors to pursue what you want, but you get to do it the way you want to. For instance, if you’re going to work from home, you can. The same goes for starting your own business. If you feel like starting your own business, you can devote 100% of your time in doing so.

Being an entrepreneur allows you the freedom you’d never have working for someone else. It also allows you to create your own salary, meaning you don’t have to wait around for the annual increase, or promotion which only occurs every 4 years or so. You can thus determine your own salary, every day, for yourself.

The Advantages of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is Exciting

Being an entrepreneur is incredibly exciting. If you think about the endless opportunities and challenges that await you, it can be very exciting, and even allow you to test new skills and capabilities.

Better Flexibility

Not working for a company as an employee will allow you all the time in the world, to do what you must do, at your own time. You can also put more time into your work, which allows you to spend more time doing what you love.

You Determine Your Earnings

It is probably considered one of the reasons why people turn towards entrepreneurship. If you know what you’re doing, you can determine your earnings every day, to every month, which can even allow you financial freedom.

The Disadvantages of Entrepreneurship

Time is of the Essence

When you’re an entrepreneur, you almost never have enough time to do everything you need to. You almost can’t imagine just how time-consuming it is to work for yourself, to get to the income level you want. Being an entrepreneur is not fun and games, it takes a lot of hard work, and you don’t get to spend your time at the beach like everybody thinks you do.

Entrepreneurship = Instability

The thing with entrepreneurship is unless you’ve got it all figured out from the get-go, and you have a ton of money saved up, starting out, you should get used to having an unstable income for a while. It’s important to remember that, even though you have a plan, it doesn’t mean it’ll be successful. At least not all the time. Being an entrepreneur means having the lowest of lows, but also, the highest of highs, in success.

Your Work Schedule Will Be Unpredictable

Not only will you be working your hours, but you might be working twice, if not three times the hours per week, then you did at your previous job. That includes weekends too.

Entrepreneurship requires a ton of sacrifice to be able for it to be successful. Besides, if it were easy everyone would do it.

The Top Happiest Cities to Live in

When it comes to choosing a city to live in, what you want to be looking for is a place that is worthy of investment. Meaning, a place that you’d like enough to live in, permanently.

What does it mean to be happy in a city, in the U.S. for instance?

Well, there are many cities to choose from in the U.S, which makes it difficult to choose the ideal place, in the first place. Second, you must find a city that speaks directly to you, meaning you  want to live there.

Factors such as the weather, the set up of the city, the type of people who live there, schools, governmental status, access to proper health care, safety, crime rate, as well as the entertainment scene, restaurants and activities, all needs to be taken into consideration, before choosing a city to call your home.

The Top 5 Cities to Live in

#1 Boulder, Colorado

Listed as the number one happiest city to live in, in the U.S, Boulder Colorado owes its incredible appeal to all it has to offer its community. Not only does the city have a lot to offer, but it also gives everyone a sense that they’re a part of a community, which is something that cannot be found in, per say, business-driven cities.

The city also boasts with beautiful nature, preservation policies, a high rate of safety, and sustainable urban development.

#2 Charlottesville, Virginia

As a city that is considered one of the creative beacons within the U.S, Charlottesville offers a lot of opportunities, both indoors and outdoors. With its beautiful architecture, amazing universities, as well as famous World Heritage sites, it is a city worthy of your time, whether it’s for a visit, or to live in.

#3 San Luis, California

Now, where would this list of bests be without the very famous state of California? Nowhere, that’s where.

The city of San Luis Obispo, situated in California, has some of the most wonderful views and day trips, which allows you to explore sand dunes, wineries, as well as coastal views, biking and hiking trails. It is thus considered the perfect location for the outdoor-lover.

#4 Provo, Utah

As the third biggest city in the state of Utah, Provo is situated between Wasatch and Utah Lake, which allows for a perfect blend of outdoor and a vibrant city. It also allows you the freedom to hike, fish and even raft, in more places than one.

Plus, if you’re into snow, you’ll enjoy this city.

#5 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts

Made up of seven perfect little villages, the city of Barnstable has the ideal approach to what a family environment, or the perfect white-picked fence inspired home, should look like.

What’s more, it’s one of the safest cities you’ll ever live in, and when living in a village, who isn’t happy?

 

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