The Poor Taxi Driver with A Million-Dollar Business Idea

The Poor Taxi Driver With A Million-Dollar Business Idea

The other day, I was in a hurry. I needed a taxi to give me a lift. After 5 minutes of waving down an available cab with my hand like an idiot, while watching numerous cabs passing me by, one finally pulled over. I went to the car and opened the door, tactfully asking him if he could drive me to my desired destination. The guy was very straightforward, telling me without hesitation to enter the car. So, I did.

He was around 50 years young, with a puffy face and hair matted in a way that gave the impression of negligence. It seemed like the man had no great ambitions for his physical attractiveness. If he didn’t care himself, who am I to judge his looks?

Even before my ass touched the seat, I was already caught up in his daily repertoire of thoughts, opinions, and ideas about what I should do with my life, and about what he was going to do with his own life – who cared if I wanted to listen? It quickly became apparent to me that he was a kind of a whack job – a common trait of taxi drivers in a Eastern European country like Bulgaria.

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Reading: 6 Reasons Why You Should Do It

Reading: 6 Reasons Why You Should Do It

In primary school, they gave us a list of books to read during the summer vacation. About 20 books, all of which were novels. As far as I remember, I managed to read just one small tiny fraction of them. That is, about two or three which I couldn’t even finish. I wasn’t interested in reading at the time. In fact, I hated it. I wanted to go out and play with the rest of the kids on my age.

About two years ago, I felt an urge. Something was telling me that I should start reading books. I wasn’t much of a reader at all. But when I finally decided to accept the challenge and go down the road less traveled, my life began to change, little by little.

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one. – George R.R. Martin

I’ve compiled a list of 6 reasons why reading books is a priceless activity that not only gives us pleasure, but enriches our lives and make us see through the eyes of those who’ve lived before us.

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23 Skills You Can Learn In Less Than a Week (Plus Tips for Learning)

23 Skills You Can Learn In Less Than A Week (Plus Tips For Learning)

Learning for me was such an awful practice. I felt I was dying every time I was given a task at school or homework to do. To give you this upfront: I hated school. I always tried to cheat on the tests, and skipped doing my homework two thirds of the time, and when I finally decided to “just do it”, I asked someone else to do it for me. 

School is only one example of learning. In 21st century, information is everywhere. And no matter where you are in life, you can always learn something new. If you are at a crossroad, or are bored, and are wondering “what else?”, then you might as well take a look below for some ideas about what to do/learn next. 

The skills you are about to see require no more than a week to learn. Maybe some of them are new to you, others not. Maybe, you will find some to be more interesting to you, others, not as much. Anyway, I tried to put together only those that you could learn relatively fast, only by devoting a couple of hours a day (or less) doing them. Once you’ve set the pace, though, remember that you have to keep the fire burning by practicing every day. 

Below you can find twenty-three of them, and at the end of the article, I’ve included a few techniques to help you tackle them more easily.

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A Memoir of A Shapeshifter: How Everything Changed (and Then I Killed Myself)

A Memoir Of A Shapeshifter: How Everything Changed (and Then I Killed Myself)

As a kid, I was constantly reminded of my weaknesses. People would tell me how skinny I am by using beating-around-the-bush phrases like:

Come on, Venny, aren’t you going to put on some weight?

When my aunt couldn’t get enough sleep after a night out, things easily grew in her lightly banging my head against some wall, thinking that my wits will probably come to me. (Maybe that’s how I’ve lost it all?!)

At primary school, girls chased me in desperate attempts to pull down my pants, expecting to find something – I-don’t-know-what – and my mates were laughing at me and bullying me most of the time. I felt kind of left out. 

Thankfully, at that time, I was part of the wrestling team, which helped me balance the Yin and Yang. I was good at wrestling. And I believe that this sport helped me make it through this sweet, and pleasant, and filled with adventures childhood.

Then, as I grew more – think high school – I started getting high on alcohol, drugs, sex, external validation etc. (What the fuck, childhood? Wrestling?)

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8 Ways to Beat Resistance and Start Your Day With A Bang

8 Ways To Beat Resistance And Start Your Day With A Bang

Resistance feeds off stagnancy. It’s a killer of potential, dreams and goals. Every time you feel like you are forcing yourself to do things you know will make your life better, that’s resistance. The enemy from within that presents itself every now and again.

But what if I gave you a few tips? Tips, that would help you set yourself in the right state of mind, put resistance to its knees and jump-start your day so you can make the most out of it.

Actually, it’s more like a reminder. You already know these things. Below, I’ve listed 8 of them. And if you stick with it long enough so it becomes a routine, I believe that it will make you a generally happier and healthier person than before by helping you develop a sense of control over you life. 

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