Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Many people believe that each scientist, and especially a lawyer should focus on one object and not practice any other field of law.
But I although I have specialised in business and maritime law, I practice as well criminal law, in the form of legal aid. That means helping people who cannot afford to pay for their defence and defending them in front of the court.
I do that mainly not because of the money but also because of the excitement and the amazing feedback I get from the people.
Especially nowadays in the year after the Greek economic crisis, it is amazing to see how underprivileged people are very exposed to the Criminal Court Judges and their decisions.
That means that without the proper defence, they are completely lost.
By practising this field of law, not only do I get amazing feedback from people, but also I feel excited and thrilled because these people really recognize your efforts as a lawyer.
From this experience I have learned that you should focus to a certain point in your business life, but you should be open to changes and ready to take a path which can lead you to new experiences.
That is what I wanted to share with you
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Day 30: End of an Era:
These 30 days of the blog challenge have passed very quickly. They make me wanna scream ""so soon already"?
But all good things eventually come to an end.
The blog challenge was a brand new experience for me. I haven’t joined other challenges, because when I saw this challenge on Natalie's page, I knew that one was for me. So I made my choice and I believe I made well!.
Now that the challenge is over, I have decided to continue blogging, not only because of my business, but because I liked it and I like sharing knowledge and experiences with other people.
So besides Internet site, I ll have my blog, thanks to Natalie.
I might even think of joining the freedom plan as well!
As to my business, I ll take it to the nexet level, meaning location independent and electronically managed.
There fore, I will from this time provide A FREE HALF HOUR SKYPE CONSULTATION for my subscirbers for any legal problem they might have!
See you to my next post
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Day 29: What does your blueprint for living the dream look like to you?
My blueprint for living the dream of my live looks like this:
Let’s start from waking up in a scenery like this one in the photo. That would be the beginning of a dream day!
I would like to say that I have fulfilled some of my dreams in my life: first of all having my own office, struggling hard to buy my version of ideal house, etc. All these are material targets.
After you have fulfilled them, you have a very joyful moment and then you have to move forward.
And that is a sad moment because you have reached your destination at that specific moment of your life and you don’t know what comes next. Let alone the financial obligations that all these belongings create.
Growing with the years, I realised that there is no certainty in life. That’s why you have to live your life to the fullest way possible.
Therefore, my dream now includes the knowledge of the world and the people living in it through travelling and working with people from all over the world via Internet.
In other words, I want to obtain a global point of view and broaden my horizons.
In my opinion, the key to reach my goals is independence.
Location independence, material independence and people independence.
That means that I get to choose the place to live and/or work, as well as not having to be restrained from negative people or people who over criticise my approach on work and/or life theory that I have.
I don’t want to be tied down by material obligations, f.e too much loan payments or by certain workplaces f.e specific office location.
Mobility, flexibility, adaptability, open mindset, respect for others, trustworthy business relations, happiness, communication. These are non negotiable principles and around them I want to build my dream.
And all these in a location independence environment which permits me to have the ability to travel and exploring the world.
In order to achieve my dream, I am preparing to sacrifice a super car or a super house, because it would be too much of a commitment in order to achieve my dream flexbility and mobility.
May be later when I settle down and the circumstances are better.....
I would be ready to sacrifice unuseful human relations with people that are negative and narrow minded in other words fake relations. All these superficial and not meaningful relations are just a waist of time.
My dream from location point of view would for sure include sea view and sun and ideally a boat, and
all the relevant sea activity and sports (swimming, diving, etc).
That's for now
Monday, September 29, 2014
Minimalist backpack for travel- a very important travel tool when I was a carefree beginner lawyer on vacation in the island of Mykonos! Very practical-still have it! Sentimental value!
What travel tools and services are most important to you when taking your business abroad?
- The most important travel tool for me are first of all a good site with visa services , because that can REALLY get you you out of big trouble!
A backup system (like an external hard drive) is always very important, especially when it has to do with work files, such as legal documents or sensitive personal data of clients.
A universal charger is an excellent idea. I did'n know there was such a practical device, until I saw the one that Natalie recommends.
I will definitely try it out and I ll share my opinion with you.
Finally the most important travel tool is to keep calm under all circumstances because during travel always a lot of unpredictable things can happen and the only way to deal with them is to be calm and have quick responses. I am talking out of personal experience. In one of my other posts I will share my experience with you.
Keep calm and travel hacking!
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Travelling for my PhD research in Librairie Cujas, Paris.
Day 27: What’s your best travel hacking story to date (where you scored a free upgrade, used miles or just got a bonus perk) OR Name 2 ways in which you’re going to become a savvy travel hacker in the next 6 months?
My best hacking story isn't exaclty hacking story, but my first free flight and stay experience in a foreign country, therefore, I believe it could fall in to that category, but after all you are going to be the final judge of this:
Winning a free month scolarship in Muenchen Germany without evevn buying the lotery ticket:
When I was 19, I was following german lesons in Goethe institut, Athens.
Each Christmas, there was a lottery taking place and the first price was a one month scolarship to Munchen all expenses ( flight ticket and stay) paid by the Institut.
At the day of the lottery, I was attended the ceremony, but did not buy a lottery ticket. When I went back to my (that day father's - now my ) office, a close friend of mine came to the office, telling me that I have won the first lottery price, meaning one month in Muencen, all expences paid.
Of course I did not believe him. But he was telling the truth,
What has happend was the following:
The first price was won by my German professor.
But there was a term in the labour agreement that no one of the Goethe personnel could benefit form the price in the lottery.
Therefore, my professor was told to have a second lottery between her students.
At that lottery there was the names of all students, including me that I hadn't bought a ticket.
The lottery was conducted by my close friend, and by coincidence, my name won the lottery.
So I won one month scolarship to Muenchen, without buiyng a lottery ticket.
That was my first travel hacking experience.
From now them I use more conventional ways, such as free miles or credit cards.
That's my story for day 27!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
My first SMART cabrio- it fits in the trunk a big suitcase- ideal for suitcase entrepreneurship!
My favorite minimal scooter back in the travel years!
Could you live a minimalist lifestyle? Why or why not? OR What does minimalism mean to you in the context of your ideal lifestyle?
Less is more, quality over quantity.
These words summarize the minimalist lifestyle in my opinion. I am a fan of minimalism, since I have Spartan origins, and the Spartans were in favour of few belongings.
But when it comes to minimalist it means not only to have few belongings or wealth (that has nothing to do-you might as well be rich or poor) but to be able to LIVE and GO BY with a few things your life.
In order to live my ideal lifestyle you HAVE to be minimalist. Because if you are always on the move, you cannot have the comfort of your home.
Event though I have a Home and an office, I could easily work with my laptop from everywhere, or live in a small hotel room of 20 square metres (as I have done many times in my past in different countries when I was younger). My luggage is always packed in my car and can be ready in less than one hour. After all my dream would be to spend a lot of time in a yacht, and that means that I cannot carry as much things as at home or live with the same comforts.
I also believe that one thing that all successful and balanced people have in common, is that no mater how many money or possessions they have they can live with only a few or them, or rephrase it better, they use only a few of them in their everyday life, only those who are really necessary.
So if we focus only to what is truly necessary, and to maintaining a good quality in our personal and business life, then I believe we are one step closer of achieving the idea of minimalism.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Travelling at Paris, Louvre
Day 25 : Qusetion:What skills do you need to build or refine to be a happy Suitcase Entrepreneur?
A: First of all, I believe the most difficult for me would be to get used to the time zone difference. I mean I have travelled long distance trips, f.e to China but its a different thing having to manage your dates and client relations at the same time.
The diet and nutrition issue doesnt concen me much, because is already in my everyday schedule.
But the most importannt thing and in here Natalie has a point, is that you have to say no to old habits and old people, in the meaning of intoxicating people who hold you back.
That includes the part of being disciplined in order to take your business goals to the next level of really independence, not only locally, meaning phisically, but also mentally.Strong mentality and mindset is the only way of moving forward.
In the contrary I would need to find a way to keep up with all the open minded people that have a positive way of thinking and make me move forward. Unlike Natalie, I use Facebook as an open media, meaning that there are people that I know only virtually. But that doesnt exclude my "real" friend keeping up with me. I use LimkdIn for business contacts. I believe that maybe I will make a second FB account for real and close friends. Maybe that could be a good idea.