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“Your strongest asset is your mind”

Saygin Yalcin, founder of SellAnyCar.com, muses out loud about quantum physics, good deeds and everything in between

By As Told To Karen Ann Monsy

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Published: Fri 18 Apr 2014, 3:01 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:52 PM

The number one item on your wish list.

In business, I don’t wish or hope. We set goals and reach them. However, in personal life, I am fascinated by quantum physics — especially the fact that quantum entanglement might allow human teleportation one day; it would be really useful given my busy flight schedule. If science could find a way to engineer negligible senescence to humans, we would have a game-changing moment and all the time in the world to fix problems, which actually brings me to another wish: travelling faster than the speed of light, which would theoretically allow for time travel, if there wasn’t the grandfather paradox — or wait… do we live in parallel universes?!

What good deed are you planning for/think you could do today?

This is part of my daily life. I believe that good deeds are always going to benefit you, no matter whether emotionally, financially, ethically or religiously. It is one of the hidden success factors in life.

I love to identify talent in people and extensively empower these individuals. I spend 40 per cent of my time every day on identifying these personalities and helping them become more successful and feed their families — hundreds of them in the last few years.

If you could be reborn as someone else, who would it be — and why?

Me. I have everything I need.

Your fitness mantra

Stay happy, take hurdles with a smile and und-erstand that the strongest asset you have is your mind. This will ensure your mental fitness. In terms of physical fitness, make sure to exercise regularly, stick to a reasonable schedule, which will not demotivate you over time. I try to go for a run every 48 hours, for 30 minutes.

The first thing you thought about when you woke up this morning.

Every day, I am grateful for being given another day to enjoy life.

The app on your smartphone you click on most often


Your greatest fear.

The shortening of our telomeres with each 

A way in which you are trying to change your life this year.

In personal life, I am very happy with the status quo. In terms of business, I would like to see SellAnyCar.com further exceed its business goals and expand into the entire extended Middle East to continue revolutionising the way consumers are selling their cars.

Favourite movie character of all time — and why.

Dustin Hoffman. Rain Man. He not only played the role perfectly by examining [savant] Kim Peek’s life thoroughly, but also transformed the image of autistic people to a whole new level.

If you could have your pick of superpowers, what would you choose?

Eternal health.

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