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4YFN 2016 Recap – The Best And Biggest So Far

The week came and went in a second, the event we all had been looking forward to for a year, is now only a memory, and we have to start looking forward to next year.

12,000 visitors, 450 startups and tons of great keynotes, competitions, party’s and so much more!

To those of you that were not lucky enough to participate, here is a review of the three days.

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Coaching Column: Paperless But Not Powerless

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Hi Sam,

I’m embarking on my sixth year living in Barcelona and I’m still struggling with visa issues. Until now, I’ve managed to find part-time jobs teaching English, handing out flyers, doing event promotions, bar tending, waitressing (under the table)—you name it, I’ve done it.

It was fine at the beginning, but now that I want to set up a life here, I’d like a stable job with a steady income. I’ve found a way to get a visa, but it’s probably going to take another year until it’s sorted. In the meantime, I’m going a little crazy with these odd jobs and don’t want to wait a year to start making more money. I know you can’t speed up the visa process, but any thoughts as to how I can make a good living even if I’m not yet legal, would be greatly appreciated!

Illegal Alien

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10 Scientifically Proven Strategies to Help You Stay Motivated

Parmees Yazdanyar – Parmees Fit

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Get & Stay Motivated

We are all aware of the negative consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle. Health risk behaviors such as smoking, inactivity, unhealthy diets, alcohol and substance use and poor stress management significantly contribute to a higher risk of morbidity, disability, reduced functioning and productivity and escalating diseases. However, many of us still engage in these unhealthy behaviors even when the possible outcomes are (more…)

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Creating Connections in a Transient City

Column – By Sam Mednick

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Dear Sam,

I’m finding it exceptionally hard to make and keep friends in this city. For 10 years, I’ve created strong relationships only to see people leave one by one. Now I’m missing my friends and finding it difficult to meet new ones, scared to put myself out there for fear that they’re going to leave as well. How can I create lasting connections in Barcelona?

Sincerely,

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Co-Working the new effective working

Effective Co-Working

Barcelona not only has lots of spirit — it is constantly renewing itself. From BizBarcelona to coworking spaces, new initiatives are always sprouting up around the city to give young (and experienced) entrepreneurs increasingly more opportunities to grow their businesses. However, as with any tool, these development opportunities must be used properly to yield positive results.

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