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Renting Out Your Property in The UK
  • Decide on how you wish your property to be managed. If you decide to let an agent handle your property, it's pretty common for them to take care of all the elements for about 10-15% of the rental income.
  • Make considerations on the taxes. Ensure that the HMRC is aware of your intentions and apply for the non-resident landlord scheme.
  • Find a suitable ex-pat landlord insurance that will cover you and your property including contents, damages, and any legal fees.
  • For mortgages, inform your provider.
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Self Improvement

A Life Of Purpose: Explore
  1. Make a list of things that you would love to do. The stuff you list down may be challenging, but ensure that it is close to your heart and gives you meaning and purpose. It can be helping orphans, or the homeless, or any social cause.
  2. Shortlist three to five such things from your list, and let your gut choose the one thing you would want to do.
  3. Do a mini-version of your preferred activity in a two-week project. Experience this fully. If you like this, continue the same. If not, do a mini-version of the next thing on your shortlist.
  4. Don’t feel hesitant and do not let uncertainty and doubt stop you.
The mentor's role in humanity

A mentor is a wise older person every hero regularly sees in good stories, such as Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings, Yoda from Star Trek, or Alfred from Batman.

The mentor represents a bond between parent and child, teacher and student, god and man. The mentor is there to help the hero to face the unknown future and to accept adventure.

Today's world has comfortably dispensed with most myth and superstition for the last few hundred years.

That's the Enlightenment legacy: we have approached a very rational approach to life. This has brought us many great things, but it has also left us with a sort of meaning gap.

Hal Elrod
“The moment you take personal responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life.”
The Pleasure Of Doomscrolling

Humans are fascinated by bad news. The appeal of ‘wrong’ is a striking psychological phenomenon that baffles many researchers.

Just like we cannot look away from a car accident happening in front of our eyes, doomscrolling or endlessly scrolling through news feeds and social media content can feel soothing.

Winston Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Bad News On Top

Negativity Bias, a trait long recognized by psychologists, states that we are more attentive to negative experiences, stories and emotions. This quality is a kind of survival mechanism that has now evolved into our taste in current events.

Bad news has an attention-grabbing quality that makes most news outlets focus on disasters, crimes and other negative stories while leaving aside the feelgood stuff that often feels irrelevant to the viewer or reader.

Self-Help Books: The Ridiculed Genre

The literary world is filled with self-help books written by people from all walks of life, promising greatness, success, riches and manifestation to people who have happily lapped them up.

The repetitive and patronising words in the books are ridiculed by the cultural elite, who think that one can navigate life with ease using intuition and original intellect.

Our mind is full of kind of greed to consume life to the maximum. This is not your garden variety ‘i want more money’ greed, but a force inside us to live life to the fullest.

  • This greed makes us abandon our peace of mind, our moments of real appreciation, as we rush to the next ‘high’.
  • An added disadvantage of this kind of behaviour is that one is not able to understand the true worth of what we have.

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