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Anirban Kar
Indian blogger published in Mind Cafe, Start Up, The Ascent. 3X Top Writer. Get your free Medium Starter Guide: https://skilled-inventor-8784.ck.page/getit
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It was not so long ago. I was 26 and miserable. By the time, I had already two unsuccessful job accounts and two devastating business failures.

What did I lose? Roughly $4000, friends, loved ones, and four years of my life. It could be different. …


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You are on your desk, scribbling out the contents of your mind. It is not a piece yet, but soon, it will be. For that, you’ll need to make the best use of your words. Besides, it should feature the utmost editorial values. …


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After eight years of failed attempts, I finally learned how LOA makes money. I have never been the same afterward.

Back in 2013, I was a gullible 17-year-old. So, when a friend I hadn’t seen in years popped up and asked to meet up, I did not see any red…


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Two years after I launched my digital marketing startup, I ended up broke, stressed, and helpless.

It was the fall of 2017 when I quit my daytime job in an autonomous Media Marketing house. At first, $170 a month for a fresher SEO analyst seemed fair enough. However, within months…


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Okay, let’s do this. It all started about a year ago. Back then, I was pretty new as a writer. No experience. No followers. No traction. I was eager. I was hungry. I was desperate!

I browsed around the web for some help. I watched countless videos and read as…


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Not all financial crises are as extreme as bankruptcy or homelessness. You are more likely to go down with more subtle and deceptive money issues. Living paycheck to paycheck. Compulsive purchasing decisions. Not having enough savings. Bad investments. Poor career moves. Or DEBTS.

Over the years, these seemingly little things…


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I thought acknowledging my limitations was a mark of weakness. Here, I’ll be the first one to admit.

If I couldn’t or didn’t want to do something, it felt like I was lazy and too afraid to step out of my comfort zone.

So every time I felt like there…


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It’s all about your perceived value and not the actual value. It’s all about how high or low the market perceives your value to be.

How does it do that? How does the market determines how valuable you are?

Simple. The market has problems. It needs feeding. Do you have…


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“Enough is enough!” or “That’s not fair!” I would screech something along those lines at anything and everything.

Growing up into a young adult, I knew very little. I didn’t know how to handle money, how the economy works, how to run a business, or what I wanted from my…


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I still remember how it felt. It was December of last year. I was four months into Medium. By the time, I had not been accepted to any big pubs, except for one lucky shot with The Ascent in my first month. …

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