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Liandra

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Hello everyone,

I've read the two books a few months ago but I found out that there is a forum too only a few days ago.
I grew up in an entrepreneur family in Hungary. I was a small kid right after the change of regime in Hungary (from socialism to democratism - or kind of... but that's an other topic :D ) and we were amongst the first few families who became entrepeuners when it became allowed. I grew up seeing and experiencing every positive and negative side of this lifestyle. When my parents divorced my mother became a employee. I learned Computer Science in university and after a few shorter student jobs I started my first company. I developed mobile games and earned money from the in-app ads. My brother did the graphics for me and after a few months I earned enough to live well, support my husband (he didn't work) and give decent salary to my brother. I did this for two years but I burnt out. My husband wasn't supportive, I didn't meet people (big mistake on my side...) because I worked from home and I felt that I didn'tlearn anything new for a long time (it was also my fault).
I decided to get a "real job". I started working as an Android developer in a multinational company. I really liked this job for 6 years (my anniversary will be in October) but I started to feel something is not quite right about two years ago but I depend on this job too much. I will be 32 next week and I don't want to live like this my whole life. (I don't want to waste space to describe why I feel stuck although everyone in my environement thinks it is a dream job and I'm crazy and entitled)
I found the books a few months ago and it immediately described a lot of thougths I already had and explained why I feel burnt out, nervous and stuck.
Now I try to build my company again in my free time, invest in stocks and bonds and do a few extra activities on the side which bring in some extra cash which I can use to improve my company. I hope that I will be able to build something which brings value to people and joy for me (I love the process of game development, marketing, etc). My ultimate goal is to live a life where I have the freedom of deciding how I spend every minute of it.
 

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Welcome, appreciate the intro!
 

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Hey there, welcome!

I love Hungary for several reasons. I've bought a plot of land there, but i haven't visited it (or the country itself) yet. It's located in Csernely, near to Miskolc.
Would consultancy be something for you? I am reading 'the secret of €100000 a year' by Laura Babeliowsky currently as well, and it may hold some value for you perhaps. It's in Dutch though, no idea if it has been translated into other languages.
Can relate to the situation. Recognising opportunity and acting upon it eh. Stay the course, I'm sure it'll all turn out just great. :fistbump:
 
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Hey there, welcome!

I love Hungary for several reasons. I've bought a plot of land there, but i haven't visited it (or the country itself) yet. It's located in Csernely, near to Miskolc.
Would consultancy be something for you? I am reading 'the secret of €100000 a year' by Laura Babeliowsky currently as well, and it may hold some value for you perhaps. It's in Dutch though, no idea if it has been translated into other languages.
Can relate to the situation. Recognising opportunity and acting upon it eh. Stay the course, I'm sure it'll all turn out just great. :fistbump:
Hello Schonox!
A lot of Dutch people buy plots in Hungary. I think it is a good decision because our climate is pleasant, quality of life is relatively good. I have spent a week on a business trip in Eindhoven and Amsterdam and I loved your country, everyone was super nice and relaxed.
Thank you for the book recommendation, I'm going to find out if I can get a translated version somehow.
Also thank you for your kind words.
 

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Hi, welcome to the forums

from socialism to democratism - or kind of... but that's an other topic
I'd be interested in hearing about this

I posted a thread on this:

but i'd be curious to hear the experiences of someone who lived through that shift
 

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Hello Schonox!
A lot of Dutch people buy plots in Hungary. I think it is a good decision because our climate is pleasant, quality of life is relatively good. I have spent a week on a business trip in Eindhoven and Amsterdam and I loved your country, everyone was super nice and relaxed.
Thank you for the book recommendation, I'm going to find out if I can get a translated version somehow.
Also thank you for your kind words.
True... The one thing that is kind of a hassle for me personally is that there's only one entrance point by flight, and that is Budapest. Or the property should be located close to a border and close to the capital of another country, like Zagreb for instance. I can't see myself driving there currently,...
Loads of people do it but still. Not something I'm willing to do really.
It's also a very diverse country eh. The southern part should have a rather mediterranean climate. If I buy something else in Hungary, chances are it'll be in the south or close by Balaton/Budapest.

May I say btw that your English is incredibly fluent? That is also something that kind of holds me back a little. The language is so foreign to me I probably wouldn't be able to buy myself a pint:hilarious::happy:
I can speak a little bit German too though ,I don't know if that is spoken more than English proportionally?
 
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True... The one thing that is kind of a hassle for me personally is that there's only one entrance point by flight, and that is Budapest. Or the property should be located close to a border and close to the capital of another country, like Zagreb for instance. I can't see myself driving there currently,...
Loads of people do it but still. Not something I'm willing to do really.
It's also a very diverse country eh. The southern part should have a rather mediterranean climate. If I buy something else in Hungary, chances are it'll be in the south or close by Balaton/Budapest.

May I say btw that your English is incredibly fluent? That is also something that kind of holds me back a little. The language is so foreign to me I probably wouldn't be able to buy myself a pint:hilarious::happy:
I can speak a little bit German too though ,I don't know if that is spoken more than English proportionally?
I appreciate that you said my English is fluent but I still try to improve it everyday. :) Yes, we have a really hard language, even Hungarians don't speak it without mistakes. The other problem is that most of Hungarian people don't speak ANY foreign languages (even younger kids) fluently and older people tend to speak Hungarian only. This problem has multiple causes and I don't think it will improve fast in the future either. Unfortunately you are 100 percent right: the country's infrastructure favors the capital (I live here). German is only spoken in the western part of country, next to the Austrian border, because a lot of people who lives there work in Vienna or in eastern Austria.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I really like Hungary, and visit at least a few times a year. Seems there may be opportunity in tourism? Each year I find it harder to find accommodation, and we need to book sooner and sooner upfront.

Another idea - maybe the language can be your advantage, for example, making some app in Hungarian?

Anyway, best of luck on your path to fastlane!
 

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HI Liandra!
Welcome to the forum :)

I'm around the same age as you, and feel kinda in the same 'rut'. It's not that I don't like what I do, but I feel life has more to offer.
You're lucky you were born into a entrepreneurial family. I have NO entrepreneurs around me (in real life), so just kinda have to learn by trial & error etc.

Hope to see you around~
 
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Another idea - maybe the language can be your advantage, for example, making some app in Hungarian?
Thank you for the idea. I'm in a few language exchange groups and I am going to ask around to see if foreigners (and colleagues from another country) are satisfied with the apps and websites which are currently available for them to learn Hungarian language.
 

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