IF we’re willing to learn by our mistakes, no one should consider themselves or anyone else in life a loser. The late great leader and revolutionary, Nelson Mandela said. “I never lose. I either win or I learn.” When adhered to, that powerful statement can make a big difference to us. We all have an option to learn from what we may consider losing at some point in our life. All too often we hear people say: “I never win anything,” “I always lose at this.” -- Advertisement -- Well, therein lies the first problem. If you assume the thought and the feeling of never amounting to, or achieving anything then how can you expect to be a winner at anything? We first need to create that winning feeling to start the process, we can do this by reacting to those negative voices in our head in a different way. It is important to know that that feeling of failure, fear and anxiety are just that, feelings. It is your own mind that has created the negativity. … [Read more...] about Are you winning or losing?
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A LEFT-wing coalition government may see tax breaks for property investors come under fire, experts have warned. It comes after the PSOE has begun seeking support from the likes of anti-capitalist Podemos after failing to win an overall majority in last month’s snap general election. Prime minister Pedro Sanchez has already announced his party wants to review tax breaks for landlords who rent to long-term residents as a way to bring more cash to Spain’s coffers. Meanwhile, Podemos, led by Pablo Iglesias, has made housing affordability one of its main issues. The far-left party blames investors for the surge in house prices in hotspots like Barcelona, Madrid and the Balearics. It is also calling for the end of tax breaks for Real Estate Investment Trusts, known as SOCIMIs, which receive tax relief for investing in rental homes for three years or more. “SOCIMIs are designed to encourage investment in rental housing, which is a tricky business in a country where … [Read more...] about Left-wing government could spell trouble for property investors