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Life after Investment Banking. Like a majority of people who are on this website, I used to come on here and write bullshit about a life partly my own, partly fantasy.

Life after Investment Banking

I'm now going to uncloak the anonymous man and tell you my story. My name is Stephen Ridley. I graduated from a top tier British University with a First Class Honours Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 2010 and went straight into IBD at a top tier European Investment Bank, after interning there in 2009. I worked in the top team (on a revenue basis) for 16 months, before quitting in October 2011. I want to tell you about that experience, and about what has happened since then, about how I left the green to chase my dream. Banking is fucking brutal. The reality of banking is this. I personally did not find the work interesting, and that placed me in the 95% majority.

You're never going to get as rich as the superstars you admire on the TV and watch in films. Eventually, I thought fuck this. The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget. 10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed. Having been a non-employee for about 14 years now, I’ve made my share of stupid business mistakes. I’ve also coached a number of people to start their own businesses, and I’ve seen many of them make similar mistakes. This advice is geared towards small business owners, particularly people who are just starting (or about to start) their own business. 1.

Selling to the wrong people. While sales are important to the survival of any business, you don’t need to push your business on everyone you meet, including friends and family. RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. The 10 Commandments of Wealth and Happiness. I’m now financially independent.

The 10 Commandments of Wealth and Happiness

I didn’t get this way overnight, nor did I do it by selling books or advice. Everything I Needed to Know About Money I Learned From My Mom. Over the last 30 years, I’ve read and written countless stories on money: making it, saving it, investing it, avoiding taxes on it, and using it for everything from buying a house to funding a retirement.

Everything I Needed to Know About Money I Learned From My Mom

So I guess I’ve earned the label of financial “expert.” But as Mother’s Day approaches, it occurs to me that when it comes to establishing sound money management habits, it’s moms that are the masters. 21 Ways Rich People Think Differently. World's richest woman Gina Rinehart is enduring a media firestorm over an article in which she takes the "jealous" middle class to task for "drinking, or smoking and socializing" rather than working to earn their own fortune.

21 Ways Rich People Think Differently

What if she has a point? Steve Siebold, author of "How Rich People Think," spent nearly three decades interviewing millionaires around the world to find out what separates them from everyone else. It had little to do with money itself, he told Business Insider. I Will Teach you to Be Rich. How to Become a Millionaire: 6 Methods. Edit Article The mindsetYour health and staminaThe actionsActive decisions for passive income sourcesBlue moon opportunitiesWhat next Edited by Sharonda, Ben Rubenstein, Travis Derouin, Howarthe and 124 others.

How to Become a Millionaire: 6 Methods

How to Become a Millionaire - The Top 5 Tips. Taking Action. AskMen Editors Share on Facebook Share on Twitter If you pay attention, you learn something from taking a smart step. More often than not, it gets you close to what you want. This is an excerpt from Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future. What exactly is Creaction? The Best Advice Page 11. High Existence - StumbleUpon. Learn a Language in 10 Days - Language Learning CDs. 7 Tips on Fighting Off a Cold. True, the common cold is highly contagious—spurred by more than 100 viruses that are spread when inhaled or picked up from tainted surfaces and rubbed into an eye or the mouth or a nostril.

7 Tips on Fighting Off a Cold

But beyond frequent hand washing, there are a number of ways that people can raise their immunity: 1. Catch more zzzz's. A study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine confirms what Mom has been saying all along: You need more sleep. After exposing healthy volunteers to a cold virus, researchers found that those who slept fewer than seven hours a night were about three times as likely to become ill as those who, on average, snoozed for eight hours or more. "That's the really striking issue in this study," says Sheldon Cohen, the Carnegie Mellon University professor of psychology who led the new research, "that even relatively small disturbances in your sleep have a pretty big impact on your susceptibility to getting a cold. " [Sleep Deprived? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) &... - StumbleUpon. Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Some people are just naturally smart.

9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) &... - StumbleUpon

(Often implying you can’t improve)Everyone is “smart” in their own way. (Nonsense, research indicates different “intelligences” often correlate)IQ is all in the genes. (Except IQ changes with age and IQ tests can be studied for, like any other test) 30 Days, 30 Ways to Build Better Self Confidence - iVillage - StumbleUpon. 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself - StumbleUpon. When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself - StumbleUpon

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. Mental Heuristics Page. A heuristic is a "rule-of-thumb", advice that helps an AI program or human think and act more efficiently by directing thinking in an useful direction.

Mental Heuristics Page

Some of these heuristics are age-old wisdom, bordering on cliche, but most are actually helpful. If you want something done, do it yourself Comment: Obviously true, and doing it is usually very good for your self esteem. A surprising amount of work can be done this way, and experts are not always necessary. LOOK AT YOURSELF AFTER WATCHING THIS.mp4 - StumbleUpon. Impact Bias/ Empathy Gap. 5 Things to Do Every Day for Success.

How To Treat Others: 5 Lessons From an Unknown Author - Global One TV - StumbleUpon. Five Lessons About How To Treat People -- Author Unknown 1.

How To Treat Others: 5 Lessons From an Unknown Author - Global One TV - StumbleUpon

First Important Lesson - "Know The Cleaning Lady" During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school? " Surely this was some kind of joke. "Absolutely," said the professor.