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It’s time to do some more changes in life. As an individual who adores changes, and not having any second thoughts about riding the tide, I’m on the verge of implementing new additions to the 24 hours in the day, hence came up with the title for the blog, which of course is a start of a series.

MBA program is over, and waiting for the final results. Had plans to fly to the UK for graduation this year, but since the programs end date was not within this year’s graduation program dates, it could wait until the next year.

Back to the change I was blabbering about. Major changes were done to the strategies I used for currency (even stocks) trading. Changed platforms, changed time-frames and even the strategies. I wanted to test many strategies as much as possible, so I could analyze the ups and downs of those, which of course was successful. Trading in the longer time-frame was found to be not my thing. Even though there was a fair success rate, it was found that quite a significant fundamental analysis was needed to be successful, which is quite difficult in my lifestyle.

Then came the scalping strategies, and tested quite a lot, too. They’re not the definitive scalping strategies though, but a mix of scalping and intra-day strategies. Took the suitable parts from each strategy and finally compiled to something I could keep my trust on. After careful analysis of the results, I decided to go ahead with one particular pattern, and currently mastering to keep the risks minimum by controlling human-feelings factor.

Fingers crossed for the outcomes in the coming days, and hope to continue writing the results and learning in the future.

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Travesty Of Reality Of Social Media – Part 02

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As promised, these are my thoughts about social networking as a whole. As I have mentioned previously, social networking has become unavoidable to everyone in today’s world. For those who use them effectively gain so much into their lives, and with that they have elevated their standards of living in a pace that wouldn’t have come through, had such platforms weren’t available.

But, there are some concerns regarding them. Think about the people who feed contents to such channels and pages. My target is not the large scale, business related media. Think about the other small and medium size businesses and even the individuals who publish contents. Clearly they want many followers and subscribers as possible, as that is one way of attracting new customers to their businesses, or even generating a passive income source.

Anyway, carefully watch what sort of information they publish in them. I come across so many such materials as I’m passionate about trading, and since there are no proper mentors in hand, I need to do constant internet search to read articles regrading them.

Almost all of them publish the life they have succeeded and how they enjoy the results they have taken after so many hard work. It’s not the hard working part you can find in them, but the life after that. Remember, that is crucial to boost your motivation. But remember that’s not enough to get there, too. How much you read and watch such material, you won’t be able to get there unless you start working today. That’s what you need to figure out by yourself. They won’t teach exactly what you need to do to get where they are right now, and it’s nearly impossible to do so as well. So, it’s important not to waste time following similar materials over and over again, and spend time by watching and reading them only.

Plan your life as early as possible, and use the social media to help remind your goals over and over again. Stop wasting time by just enjoying what you see on them. I know, they are highly addictive, and who doesn’t love to watch and read the success stories or some luxurious lives lived by others? Keep asking the question whenever you enjoy them, “How have they done it? What should I do to get there?”

Also remember, people won’t usually publish their difficult times, heart broken moments, how they screw up daily basis while they are trying to achieve their targets. Mostly, those lessons are invisible to the outside world. It’s an individual’s job to find them out, by themselves.

Keep in mind, if you are comfortable and utterly happy about your life, and haven’t got your heart broken, or screwing up your emotions, and even money; you might not have tried to do anything new!

Keep pushing forward, while keeping the stories about soaring by others only to make you focus on your goals and to motivate yourselves. Try to take calculated risks in life. The more you get matured, the more you will regret not doing so in the past!

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Secondary Plans

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If someone asked why we work, there would be whole lot of different answers coming from people. Apparently that’s where we are all heading to, right after finishing the education in schools and colleges. At that time, we all wanted to enter the professionals’ clubs, and to feel the next level of class in the society. Dreams were there like imagining how we would look like driving our dream car, giving away the nicely designed visiting cards to strangers and even travelling to exotic locations all around the world. That’s pretty much the way how we used to plan our future, may be in next five or ten years.

How many of you had dreams like that? And, how many of you have actually ticked off the checklists you used to scribble back then? After eight years of working in four companies, those are the sort of questions I ask myself now, usually before going to bed. Yes, I have done something for my life for sure, but those things were not the ones I usually planned when I was in the university. How did it happen? And why the priority list keep changing?

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As we have learned through various subjects, everything seems to be relative. Now that I look back at the times I studied, the things have changed quite a lot around us, both in terms of personal and social life. Change is universal. Everything and everyone around us keep changing, day after day. How can we have steady and fixed goals in such an environment? I believe that’s why we have little slippages in planning our future.

Money. The cause for all problems. The thing we need to accomplish most of the dreams we had. There is a controversy of defining happiness with money. I usually don’t like to answer that question as I realize money plays an important role in everything we do. That’s quite obviously the same reason for entering the professionals’ club, having dreams of earning heaps of money and use them to travel world etc.

Anyway, sooner or later, we all come to a stage in order to judge ourselves about past decisions we have made. Some might be delighted with them, while some will regret. There are ups and downs in life whether you like it or not. But, the most importantly, you need to take charge of your life, whenever you feel like you need a boost to reach what you have already planned to do, before you become physically challenged to do so.

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Those were the same reasons why I continuously tried at least two different things in a year to start another income source. If you could dream of your future back then, why we stop trying to make them happen now? I remember I have attempted ten times in the last eight years to form a new business, but I failed. But I didn’t want to stop as something keep nagging me that I’m not quite done yet, and there are other possibilities to choose from. That made me to step out of the comfort zones and start discovering other markets which I didn’t have any kind of knowledge and experience. Everything started from scratch and I invested time to learn most of the things, mostly by myself.

Hustle. Hustle and hustle until you find the right path. That doesn’t mean you have to be careless. Every month and year brings you enough experience to deal with new challenges in life, and it’s up to you to identify what taught you the most valuable lesson. As I am quite confident of the thing I’d be doing in the year starting from now, I’ll post that particular story in future posts. (And, I believe that’s not quite that far …)

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Started The Student Life, Again !

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It’s about time to get myself educated. Not with something else, but with a Master’s Degree.

After doing a lot of research in the local educational institutes, I selected to get an MBA offered by Anglia Ruskin University, where the local classes are conducted by British School of Commerce, which is the local campus of London School of Commerce. The journey would be interesting, meeting new people in the industry and even from other countries would definitely add more value to life. Also, getting back on the academic track would make me a bookworm where I don’t have any regret.

It’s like achieving one of my goals, where I had thought of starting it somewhere two to three years back. With all the busy life and piling up new tasks in life delayed that particular dream drastically. But, it’s never late and I feel like I am on the right track again.

The first lecture was about HRM, which I had only followed it as a subject in an elective back in the bachelor’s degree. It was like refreshing the memory at first, but there was significant amount of information this time. Since all the assessments are about to make via assignments, we were asked to go through a heck of lot information before even starting to type.

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The subject was relatively new to me, but the lecturer played an appreciative part to make it more interesting. I have a feeling that the rest of 18 months would give a whole new meaning to my life.

In the mean time, I’ve missed my writing goals amidst all those new things happening in my life. It was another task that I’ll have to deal with.

Reading … Writing … Researching … That would basically sum up my next one and a half years.

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Chase The Money Or Passion?

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This is a question where you’ll have to ask yourself in some part of your life. Whether you like it or not, you’ll have to deal with the answer, which is going to be different from one person to the other.

So, why not ask it in the early stage of your life? Having said that, for those of you who have come to the latter part of your professional career shouldn’t neglect it, too.

What was the reason behind selecting your career? Was it because of the money, or your passion? Most of us would like to give the latter answer. But eventually the main reason behind working is to earn money, so we can have a good time until we die.

What if the thing you are doing for a living is not giving the happiness you desired to have? Would you continue doing it, or wouldn’t hesitate to change it?

For everyone out there, this is going to be the ultimate truth behind working. After selecting the career path, which would be the one you thought you’d like to see yourself doing in a couple of decades ahead, you’ll realize that there’s no turning back.

But, I’d like to challenge that saying. What you selected in the past is not going to last forever. Nothing lasts forever, so, it’s going to be the same for your career as well.

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When you start earning for what you’re doing, sometimes you’ll automatically fall in love with your profession, which is the ideal scenario. But that’s not the real situation, as the more you find the other occupations available out there, you’ll regret for not having selected them as your choice of profession. Everyone loves for a change, and there are more opportunities evolve and new careers are formed. It’d be impossible to follow everyone of them, but out of the pile, there may be some you’d think as possible candidates.

So, what happens to the passion you had when you selected your profession? Has it changed, too?

Remember, everything is bound to change, so as your passion.

If your work doesn’t align with your passion, don’t panic, just do whatever you do right now. But, don’t give up dreaming as well, as one day you’ll get there.

The real question is, whether it’s through your work or through your passion?

Whatever the answer may be, you’ll honestly be happy if that comes through your passion. It’s something attached to our souls, and hearts. That’s what will give us the most ecstasy.

So, why can’t we continue to do what our hearts say?

It’s not impossible.

It’s only that we don’t listen to it. Start today, figure out what your true passion is and act right away to give some life to it. Don’t wobble with your thoughts if your current working life doesn’t permit to allocate time to it. Compromise your time, and start pulling out minutes from your daily schedule, and later you’ll be amazed to see yourself having more time to do so.

Push yourself to do what your heart wants you to do. The money will follow without even knowing, and when you have reached that level, organize yourself even more and indulge in it for the rest of your life.

Eventually, you’ll be a winner.