Is there anyone so wise to learn by the experience of others? Voltaire
Last Friday, as I was taking my daughter to her Bulgarian community school in Jumeirah, and one of the fellow parents asked me what is my blog about, I admit I had to stop for a second think about it before I could give an answer. What is its focus? Where is the value for you? What do you get in exchange of your most precious asset which is your time? What can you learn? These are the sort of questions that I would ask myself before spending time on any website. Logic for many, I would suppose.
So there are three things that are the focus of this blog. Naturally, these things are something that I am surely not the only one to care about.
This is the creative name I have given to the journey to achieving financial freedom, a clear goal in my mind. In this category, there are articles that come from our personal experience investing in financial, alternative, real estate and other markets. Achieving financial independence is not an easy task or a short process. It is a journey that for me has started with monetary losses, things that have not gone as expected, deadlines that were not met. Knowing how to acquire a property, maintain it or rent it is a skill set that most of us learn by doing… The value for you lies in the fact that you can use some of my experiences to avoid some obvious mistakes or even expand the investment ideas you look at. Surely, you can also help me avoid future mistakes by commenting or dropping a line.
This is something that I am doing professionally for the last seven plus years. Additionally, most of the people who surround me are entrepreneurs so I gladly help them grow their business, open a new market, draft a clean action plan, better their product, adopt a new technology, draft and implement a clear business strategy, as I love challenges the list is really long… There are plenty of things that I keep learning day in day out. Also, guess what, I love doing that and others (bosses, clients, friends, contacts) say I am really good at it. It is not a rocket science, with time you learn techniques that tend to work, however the key is just to do, to challenge yourself and grow out of your comfort zone. To do that first cold call without being afraid, to test whether something works, to fail and fail again. Surely, you can learn from my failures and successes in business development. Writing that paragraph, I actually wonder when I will write and article about one my shared failures, namely not to develop a wine business… Anyway… Certainly, I want to learn from yours that’s why spare a second read and share.
My passion for sports and active lifestyle is another reason why you can spend time on my blog. Sharing experiences what are the eating habits, mindfulness practices as well as workouts that can keep you going is pretty cool I think. Being real about it like the two other topics is something super valuable. It becomes increasingly rare, I feel as we are often oversold on sport apps, personal trainers, food supplements you name it… Like everyone else, I have commitments. I work long hours, constantly travel to different countries and have numerous ( often not easy) family engagements, however keeping fit and even getting fitter is a passion, a goal and a real pleasure. My most recent challenge was to run a mile below 6 minutes. Managed to achieve it this week. It was not easy, but I loved it. The training plan and the picture of my friend Zak who pushed me to do it are soon to be shared.
I guess that’s it, erm I was about to forget what is in for me are your comments, so that I can learn from you. Thanks for reading. By the way you can listen to the episode here:
Boris Grozev is a seasoned fintech executive. Entrepreneur by heart Boris has helped number of businesses to create and implement business development and product strategies. His advisory work in Emerging and Frontier markets has promoted culture and technology change, fostered innovation and lead to tangible results. He invests in variety of asset classes. Boris is a fast learner, whose leadership abilities, ambition, passion to succeed and attitude naturally spread to others helping to achieve common goals.
Boris is a financial professional fascinated with new technology, investor and a highly energetic individual with proven track record of overachieving extended sales and product delivery targets both as an individual as well as managing teams.