In Plato Republic, the dialogue on the civilization recorded some 2400 years ago, Socrates laid out a picture of an ideal and peaceful city in which every citizen needs - food, clothing and shelter - would be met in a simple style: "They will work, in summer, commonly, stripped and barefoot, but in winter substantially clothed and shod. They will feed on barley, meal and flour of wheat, baking and kneading them, making noble cakes and loaves; these they will serve up on a mat of reeds or on clean leaves, themselves reclining the while upon beds strewn with yew or myrtle. And they and their children will feast, drinking the wine they have made, wearing garlands on their heads, and hymning the praises of the Gods, in happy converse with one another. And they will take care that their families do not exceed their means having an eye to poverty or war. And with such a diet, they may be expected to live in peace and health to a good old age and bequeath a similar life to their children after them." Socrates city sounds pretty good - a simple society in which everyone is satisfied, but not to excesses that would cause injustice, poverty or war. Socrates calls this city the "Healthy City" because it is governed only for necessary desires. The "Healthy City" only produces what is necessary for life. But his fellow philosopher, Plato brother Glaucon, disagreed, dubbing this polis as a "City of Pigs". A city fit for humans should go beyond such bare necessities. "People who are to be comfortable are accustomed to lie on sofas and dine off tables", Glaucon said. "And they should have sauces and sweets in the modern style." Glaucon points out the first city is impossible because people would also want unnecessary desires such as rich food, luxurious surroundings and art. Socrates and Glaucon decided to look into a much larger city called the "Feverish City", also know as the "Luxurious City". Socrates immediately understood: "The question which you would have me consider", he replied, "is not only how a State, but how a Luxurious State is created". "A Luxurious State would likely have more injustice and illness", Socrates said - but he acknowledged it to be inevitable, given the depths of human desire. People would not be satisfied with the simplest food, clothing and shelter, Socrates realized. They’re probably going to want sofas, tables, perfume, incense, cakes and all types of embellished goods. "And we’re probably going to need to make this city bigger, fill it with artisans to create these luxury goods, and train soldiers to protect its borders. The city will have to fill and swell with a multitude of callings which are not required by any natural want; such as the whole tribe of hunters and actors, of whom one large class have to do with forms and colours; another will be the votaries of music - poets and their attendant train of rhapsodists, players, dancers, contractors; also makers of divers kinds of articles, including women’s dresses. And we shall want more servants. Will not tutors be also in request, and nurses wet and dry, tirewomen and barbers, as well as confectioners and cooks; who were not needed and therefore had no place in the former edition of our State, but are needed now?" And so was born the "Luxurious State", distinguished by its luxuries from the "City of Pigs." Socrates then proceeds to modify the model of the city by the addition of painting, embroidery, gold and ivory. He realised that his first plan was perhaps too idealistic and blind to the fact that people, including Glaucon, would not be completely satisfied and would have other unnecessary desires as well that would not be able to be collectively restrained. The interesting fact is that the "Healthy City" is no place for anyone since its austerity embodies human virtue. The "Luxurious City", Glaucon’s City, is perfect for everyone. His city offers all manner of delicacies and puts everyone on equal terms. Therefore, everyone is craving for luxury. For thousands of years since, humans have aspired to more than the essentials of food, clothing and shelter. And while our ability to obtain such luxuries externally conveys a sense of status, it's not their only purpose. Because, the luxury is pleasant indeed. Prosperity is so much more than having finances. It's having health, peace of mind, a good relationship and being able to sleep at night. There are many things that money can't buy. But we aren't supposed to drag around in the world of scarcity, unable to afford what we want, living off the leftovers. I deserve more. You deserve more. Just because you can live without an ultra luxury lifestyle, it doesn't mean you have to. Most people are afraid to go against the general opinion. Surround yourself with honest people unafraid to ask questions or point out deficiencies as they see them. This website shows that an ultra luxury firm can have a character. It's rare, but proudly it's here. The ultra luxury architecture and construction are art. There is a high probability that this website isn't for you. It's intended just for the most demanding and ultra wealthy minority. A great fortune can quickly diminish in the inept hands of an unworthy beneficiary but wealth, while scarce for most people, if managed carefully can grow, and life is greatly enhanced for the people who can manage the financial resources successfully over the lifetime. In 1947, Christian Dior said: "Everything beyond the simple fact of food, clothing and shelter is luxury; the civilization we defend is luxury. Ultra luxury, with all the aspiration, ambivalence, and envy someone feels for it, isn’t just a bug of society. It’s a feature fundamental to what makes us human." A Moloch Trap is a situation where an individual makes a short-term decision despite being aware of the potential impacts of its decision on the bigger picture. I want clients with a long-term view. Impatient clients that want a quick return on the effort are not for me. I'm not offering quick solutions. Nothing is worth having or doing unless it means effort. If you're insecure that our efforts in finding an ideal ultra luxury property will succeed and, if you are bored with long-term thinking, I'm not a consultant for you. Let’s not decide based on what is best now. Let’s decide based on what will continue to be the best for many years. I'm not just focusing on what’s straight ahead. I'm not here for a simple one-day of work. Any consultant will be a good option if you don't have high expectations. The consistency and empathy of my vision are developing Carlovich consultancy. Empathy is feeling with someone, not for them. No dream is too big, and nothing is beyond my reach. Narrow vision is dangerous. I'm creating something worth noticing. I'm the first ultra luxury real estate consultant in the world that doesn't have a property portfolio to sell. The feeling of taking care of my client and not needing to sell anything to get a commission is amazing. I am who I am because I'm not scared to be the first. If your plan about buying or building an ultra luxury property doesn’t involve any significant hurdles in moving forward, it’s probably not worth that much. If it were easy, everyone would do it. You need to seek a path where you see and understand the significant hurdles that kept others away. I'm leading you through this worthwhile path. Hurdles are not a problem, they’re a feature. Ultra luxury is the road less travelled. Most people give up, and most people like the easy path. It means your ultra luxury property will be much better than theirs. Some people offer shortcuts to avoid the hard path. They know with certainty that undemanding clients will take the bait. Demanding clients know that shortcuts never work. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The long path has a purpose. Taking the long path on purpose serves a more profound purpose. Rushing is a shortsighted strategy. Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time. The positive path is to look for the constraints. They’re a sign that we’re onto something. A short-term win is an excellent goal for non-demanding clients. Ethics come into play when the right decision for the long-term doesn’t make sense for the short-term. Actions based on long-term values may not give us the same sense of achievement as short-term-based actions, but they take us to two different places. The right decision means losing in the short-term. Shortcuts involve compromise. It’s the easy route. Most people look for simplifications. They rely on common wisdom without doing the hard work of checking things out. You need to understand the difference between strategic objectives and short-term tactical work. I question ideas and beliefs other people insist are true. Whenever someone says "as everybody knows", beware what follows. I do what’s morally right, not what’s expedient. I think critically about fundamental assumptions. Most people aim to be morally mediocre. They aim to be about as morally good as others - not especially better and not especially worse. I've created Carlovich ultra luxury real estate advisory with a vision for a better world. Since 2011 (20 July 2011), I proudly assist millionaires and billionaires around the world. I and my clients have a shared vision of ultra luxury with character. Carlovich recipe: one whole-hearted leader, two cups of desire to make a difference, three cups of possibility thinking, one teaspoon of ideas, a half cup of knowledge, one punch of positivity, a quarter cup of imagination, one tablespoon of leadership, one handful of kindness, eleven tablespoons of honesty, nine big spoons full of integrity, one cup of market vision, a scoop of enthusiasm, an ounce of perseverance, a scattering of mistakes, three tablespoons of hope and one bag of character. This recipe makes one generous portion well worth sharing. There are no secret ingredients because no one can copy my moral values, excellence with humbleness, benevolence, dependability, friendliness, effort, knowledge and care. Without me, ultra luxury construction methodology means nothing. I'm unique and the only one. Why do I serve just ultra-high-net-worth individuals? They care about how they spend their earned funds. They invest their money. I provide consultancy services to ultra-high-net-worth individuals because they are always looking for a premium service. They don't like to pay for something ordinary. They don't like low-quality real estate. You can compare the quality of ultra luxury construction to a root. You can’t see a root because it’s underground. Low-quality root produces low-quality fruit. What’s inside will show up on the outside. Often, we only think about the fruit. We need to deal with more than just what's visible, go to the source and think about the root and take ultra luxury construction quality seriously. The best time to think about the quality is in the beginning. Low quality in ultra luxury structural engineering has always been a problem too big to fix, so the best option was to ignore it and hope for the best. Admitting the structural and functional low-quality, breaks the illusion of ultra luxury. I don't like "putting my head in the sand" about high-quality construction, and I'm not unwilling to recognize or acknowledge a problem or situation. Someone who is strong-willed has a lot of determination and always tries to do what is right, even though other people may advise them to give up because it's challenging or unpopular. I'm very determined and strong-willed person. One important reason I serve just millionaires and billionaires is that I don't want them to buy property falsely declared as ultra luxury. Something that is "too good to be true" requires investigation. Superficiality leads you to decisions that you think are ultra luxurious. If you plan to pay for ultra luxury, then you deserve pure ultra luxury. Nothing less than that. The world is full of low-quality "ultra luxury" properties. Never let what you see talk you out of what you know. No two same ultra luxury properties exist because there is no mould to build them identically. Every client is unique and deserves a unique ultra luxury lifestyle. I'm in love with the problem of low-quality in ultra luxury, and thus I'm offering a solution. That's why I'm here. To guide you. Of course, If you are looking for someone like me. What matters in life is not what we buy, but what we build; not what we have, but what we share with the world; not our capability but our character; and not our success but our true significance. Character is forged every day. Moving past where you normally would stop leads to ultra luxury lifestyle. It's never crowded along the extra mile. You have to learn to walk away from petty arguments, disrespect, envious people and battles that don’t matter. You don't have to show up for every argument - "The only winning move is not to play." When you feel that you have to defend yourself, an effective move is to disengage and not play the game. Most people cannot help but be influenced by the perceptions that others have of them. Never involve others into your indentity equation, into who you are. Never think what others think you are. People are mostly unhappy, which means that they are never going to be happy with you. If you spend your life trying to please people, trying to live the way other people want you live, you are never going to achieve any meaningful level of happiness in your life. They are not living your life. You are living your life. The opinions of other people are external to your happiness and completely irrelevant. You have to get good at ignoring naysayers. They are distractions. Ignore them. Envious people can’t keep you from your plan. Small-minded people can’t stop your purpose. So, please enjoy your ultra luxury lifestyle. The journey to a truly superior ultra luxury lifestyle isn't for the impatient. If you're sometimes going forward just pushed by desires, remember to pull yourself back and think about your character and values. Charisma is helpful, competence is important but character is priceless. Honesty, justice, respect, care, humility, passion, integrity, perseverance, gratitude, responsibility, selflessness, kindness and generosity are all examples of values. Then revive the neglected values and keep going forward. Character is established by conscientious adherence to moral values. Values represent the outward manifestation of character. The character can't be learned or acquired. But, start by nurturing your moral values first, one step at a time. If you don't have values, then you don't have character, and then, in my opinion, you can't live a true ultra luxury lifestyle. Ultra luxury without a character is just an illusion. Ultra luxury with a character is something wonderful. Wonderful both for you and for your kids. Moral values should be taught to children at a young age, so they can learn and take those values with them into adulthood and develop a character. You can easily judge the character of a person by how does it treat those who can do nothing in return. However, it's indeed tough to teach a child to be courageous, determined, honourable, compassionate or empathetic. The only good way is to teach by example. Our kids should be a better version of ourselves. Never treat your kids according to the Law of Jante because they will live in conformity and mediocrity. These two features don't help the world to be a better place. My clients want my uniqueness and my pricing. What my clients want is scarce in the world. My clients get more than they paid for. Unfortunately, many people live in ultra luxury properties someone else picked for them. It’s not about getting found by everyone. A focus on experience creates something that a few people are looking for. Carlovich ultra luxury real estate boutique consultancy accepts a limited number of new regular clients per year, and I never work with more than one client at the same time. More isn't better. Better is better. If I would be working with many clients at the same time, I would be a terrible consultant. A hard path is a compliment. The desire to fail on the way to reaching a bigger goal is the untold secret of overnight success. My family heritage is linked to my willingness to reinvent and innovate. In 1985, I was born and raised in Rijeka, Croatia, and specialized in the field of high-quality building materials and construction methodology in ultra luxury residential projects. My family has been spending summers in the city of Pag since 1996. I like "the island way of life". Before the university, I attended a gymnasium (the four-year high school that prepares students for higher education; advanced mathematics and natural sciences). I'm proudly a perfectionist, and it's mandatory in the ultra luxury. You can't be an ultra luxury consultant without perfectionism because ultra luxury is perfect. How can anyone who is not a perfectionist consult about perfectionism? During my higher education, I have been selling consumer electronics at one large department store. Every single day for six years, after my classes, I went to that department store. I remember that I enjoyed it so much. All customers were thrilled with my service. I've bought hundreds of civil engineering books with the money I earned. While I was proudly carrying all that big and dusty boxes, I never imagined that later in life, I would cooperate with ultra luxury clients. Luxury real estate is too common nowadays, and it's not exciting to provide consultancy service in this field. Then I started to think about the ultra luxury real estate. People crave for luxury but can't afford it. Many luxury clients want to show others they can afford the luxury. I can't advise luxury clients because they can't afford to implement my advice in ultra luxury real estate. So, luxury clients are not ideal clients. The ultra luxury is my path. The ultra luxury construction is above luxury. Ultra luxury is the most demanding path, and I adore it. A person who perseveres through difficulties, who keeps going when others quit, who makes it to their destination through hard work and honesty? That’s admirable because their survival was the result of fortitude and resilience, not birthright or circumstance. A person who overcame not just the external obstacles to success but mastered themselves and their emotions along the way? That’s much more impressive. A person who has been dealt a harder hand, understood it, but still triumphed? That’s greatness. Obstacles are here to test us, to see how badly we want something that lies behind them. Obstacles don't define us. It's the way we face them. I'm the only family member with a degree in the civil engineering field. Later, I will explain why I think formal education means almost nothing. I would like you to hire me because you think I'm capable, honorable and worth your time. Ultra luxury is much different from luxury. I created everything from scratch. The firm is scrupulous and that makes me proud. No one can guarantee my capability and integrity. The university doesn't make us who we are. In 2011, after graduating from the Faculty of Civil Engineering (structural engineering: timber, steel and concrete structures), I focused on the ultra luxury niche. People told me that I was inexperienced, that I didn't have connections, that I should choose the easy path, that I was too young, that I wasn't hanging out with famous people, that I didn't practice ultra luxury lifestyle, that I wasn't a social media influencer, that the dream was too big and that I won't ever succeed. Did I hear? Yes. Did I listen? No. As a pathmaker in the ultra luxury, I'm offering something new and unknown to others. I'm proud when people think my ideas are strange. How many years did I need to fine-tune my firm to my preferences? Twelve long years, from 2011 to 2023. Easy? No. Worthy and meaningful? Yes. At the age of 38, I was so proud of myself, my family, my prestigious firm and my lovely clients. I'm not a middleman because that's boring. Everyone can be a middleman. At university, you cannot learn how to be useful to society, and that is exactly what is most important in life. The purpose is discovered in usefulness. At university, I've learned that excellent teachers don't give you the test to fail, but they give you the test to see what you learned from them. Excellent teachers are rare like all excellent people are. I will always be grateful for and remember a few marvellous teachers that positively impacted my life. Have I specialised in ultra luxury construction methodology at the university? No. I've invented the field of high-quality construction systems. Formal education doesn't guarantee an extraordinary service. Education is the hustle for a credential. It exchanges compliance for certification. An institution can educate you, but learning can’t be done to you. Extraordinary service consists of my knowledge, invention and me. Knowledge without character is useless. My character gives me respect. Without me, the service is just a business transaction. My hunch is a combination of insight (patterns practice) and foresight (potential predictions), brought about by understanding what is and questioning what could be. It's formed by my expertise, past experiences and the practice of noticing patterns and anomalies in the world around me. I always communicate how each part of the ultra luxury puzzle contributes to the whole. Instead of the word "specialisation", the better word to use is "inventor". The high-quality ultra luxury construction methodology didn't exist before 2011. That's why I'm an ultra luxury real estate consultant. There is no school for the consultant. I provide extraordinary service with kindness. You are either born with advising ability or you are born without it. I don't like conformity and mediocrity. I always strived for something more challenging, better and fairer. My vast international business experience allows me to understand that every country has its challenges. But I always choose the best option for myself, my family, my business and my client. A large portion of my professional life I've spent in London, England. London is my other home.
Purchasing or building an ultra luxury property is unimaginable without prudence and perspective. Prudence means thinking before acting and being careful about your choices. It's a strength of restraint. When you are prudent, you are not taking unnecessary risks and not doing things that you might later regret. If you are high in prudence, you can consider the long-term consequences of your actions. Prudence is a form of practical reasoning, the ability to examine the potential consequences of your actions objectively, and to control yourself based on that examination. Prudence involves far-sighted planning, cautious wisdom, practical wisdom and practical reason. Perspective means the ability to see the bigger picture in life. Perspective is about being able to see the forest as well as the trees. This ability to look at systems as a whole helps me to provide honest and useful advice. Perspective represents a high level of knowledge, the capacity to give advice and to recognize and weight multiple sides before making decisions. Beware of a charlatan because it's willing to do and say virtually anything to make a fast property sale. I'm not impressed with big cities. I have clients in the USA, and I prefer to organize meetings in small and beautiful towns like La Grange, Kentucky; Telluride, Colorado; Marfa, Texas; Ashland, Virginia; Mystic, Connecticut; Galena, Illinois; Ketchum, Idaho; Deadwood, South Dakota; Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Carmel-by-the-Sea, California; Kennebunkport, Maine; Grand Marais, Minnesota and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. If you're not comfortable with who you are, you will never be able to celebrate somebody with more talent in a specific field. If you can't compliment others, you will never be able to believe in yourself. When you are secure in who you are, you can celebrate others. Local knowledge isn't enough to my clients. I'm never the smartest person in the room because that would be a wrong room. When I coordinate (construction project management) the ultra luxury construction process from scratch, I always unbiasedly pick the best associates for my client's goals. These associates from various countries are experts in their niche field. The client's trust is extremely important. I see the big picture in ultra luxury real estate and connect experts across multiple knowledge domains. I inspire chosen experts to do extraordinary work in their field of expertise. I never cooperate with specific associates or have a contract with them because that won't be in according to my moral values. Smart and honest consulting instead of selling. Be aware of Machiavellian consultants. Machiavellianism is a personality trait that denotes cunningness, tactics, strategic calculation, the ability to be manipulative with low ethical and moral standards and a drive to use whatever means necessary to reach a goal. The Machiavellian only goal is to sell an ultra luxury property and to get a commission. Be also aware of extremely narcissistic consultants. These consultants don't feel remorse, don't have emotional intelligence, don't care, are impatient and often display passive-aggressive behaviour. Inauthentic consultant is selfish and wants to get something. Every human being is narcissistic, but what differs is the extent to which one is narcissistic. I have a healthy dose of narcissism. People with healthy narcissistic traits have high self-esteem. It creates a baseline for general happiness. They are better able to impress people favourably. People with healthy narcissism don’t have to rely on others for affirmation. They feel good enough about themselves that they don’t have to be always testing the waters. Leaders with healthy narcissism are gifted with being able to see what could be, not what just is. I don't have a portfolio of ultra luxury residential real estate that I need to sell. Why? Because I can't properly advise you when I'm obligated to sell you a specific ultra luxury real estate. If you want to make a quick purchase, you aren't a demanding client. Quick solution is tempting for people without knowledge and character. I provide excellent and unparallel service. Valuable consultants never sell anything except trustworthiness, meaningful experience and knowledge. My kindness is the icing on the cake. I don't "push" ultra luxury real estate but I and my client "pull" ultra luxury real estate of our interest. You, as my client, is my only point of interest. I’ve seen what works. I’ve also seen what has failed. My experience allows me to create value for my clients by helping them find the path to better results, seeing around corners, avoiding common pitfalls and taking advantage of opportunities. I identify and create new patterns that reframe what my clients know about ultra luxury construction. My knowledge creates value for my clients by helping them make decisions based on my experience. I make all my decisions based on ethics and integrity, not a personal advantage. I like complex challenges. Natural authority comes from being authentic. Nothing makes me more valuable than ideas. Resourcefulness is perhaps the greatest human attribute. My ability to generate new ideas that help move my clients forward is valuable and it can easily differentiate me. What does ultra luxury real estate mean? My clients want to invest in something worthwhile, beautiful and something they would be proud of. Into a property that they can convert to a home. They don't want to buy low-quality real estate. Ultra luxury real estate means elegance, style, high-quality construction and premium building materials. Real estate is ultra luxe when it's tailored for a few people. Ultra luxury means exclusiveness. You deserve an ultra luxury real estate. I'm here to assist you during your journey toward a lovely home. Why do I serve just specific clients? Because they are demanding and they want high-quality real estate. I have so much knowledge and expertise to offer that I can't work with low demanding clients. Metacognition is the knowledge about my own knowledge. The development of genuine expertise requires struggle, patience, passion and sacrifice. If you serve one audience, you’ve let another down. One focus means that something else got ignored. If you create something scarce, someone won’t get their hands on it. The very act of creation means that it won’t be the ideal solution for everyone. The opportunity is to find someone to delight and to embrace the fact that someone is not everyone. I don't offer average services to the great masses of the population. I also don't offer a little bit of everything for everybody. My goal is to be useful, remarkable and worth seeking out. Generous work that makes lives better. You can either turn your operation into selling the regular kind, pandering to the middle, putting everything in exactly the category they hoped for and challenging no expectations. Or you can do the incredibly hard work of seeking out the few people who want to experience something that matters, instead of something that’s merely safe. Clients aren’t going to trust me because I asked them to. They’ll do it when they believe that I'm one of the few people who can lean outside of the comfort zone and bring back something extraordinary. Trust is built on honesty. My virtue is that I'm highly sensitive. It's not a weakness but the trademark of a truly alive and compassionate person with high emotional intelligence. I'm thoughtful, conscientious, dedicated, diplomatic when it matters most, an excellent critical thinker, noticing subtleties that others may miss, self-aware, good at the detection of minor differences, spotting opportunities for innovation, strongly intuitive, impressing with thoroughness, constantly learning and growing, a pillar of integrity. People of integrity are the same in private as they are in public. They do what’s right whether anybody is watching or not. Integrity is doing right when you could do anything. Moral integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching. Our moral essence determines the course of our lives. If you don’t have integrity, you will never reach your best. Integrity is the foundation on which truly successful relationships are built. Every time you compromise, every time you are less than honest, you are causing a slight crack in the foundation. If you continue compromising, that foundation will never be able to hold what you want to build. Carlovich firm is built on the firm foundation. All money is useless if you don't have character. Carlovich consultancy has helped clients purchase or build ultra luxury property in various cities and countries: London, United Kingdom; Opatija, Croatia; Zagreb, Croatia; Split, Croatia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Hvar, Croatia; Zadar, Croatia; Seoul, South Korea; Algarve, Portugal; Gustavia, St Barts; George Town, Cayman Islands; Maldives; Los Angeles, California; The Hamptons, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; San Francisco, California; Fremont, California; San Ramon, California; Bel Air, California; Santa Monica, California; Chicago, Illinois; Stamford, Connecticut; Scottsdale, Arizona; Miami, Florida; Seychelles; Aarhus, Denmark; Nassau, The Bahamas; Belgrade, Serbia; Santorini, Greece; Budva, Montenegro; Vancouver, Canada; Ottawa, Canada; Moscow, Russia; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Singapore, Malaysia; Auckland, New Zealand; Hong Kong; Mumbai, India; Beijing, China; Kyiv, Ukraine; Istanbul, Turkey; Paris, France; Cannes, France; Marseille, France; Monaco; Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands; Ibiza, Spain; Tenerife, Canary Islands; Marbella, Spain; Verbier, Switzerland; St. Moritz, Switzerland; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Sydney, Australia; Canberra, Australia; Gold Coast, Australia; Berlin, Germany; Milan, Italy; Rome, Italy; Dubai, UAE; Doha, Qatar. The company success is neither income nor profit if the company does not have the character. My work may be too professional, honest and meticulous for you. I want my clients to feel what it means to work honestly. Most of all, there is a lack of socially beneficial companies that work honestly. Too many companies think of themselves instead of their clients. I am aware of my qualities, but I prefer to be modest. Impostor syndrome is my greatest strength because it means the consciousness of my abilities. It means the awareness I could improve. Feeling like an impostor doesn't allow my ego to become overinflated. The ego creates blind spots. The more you know, the more you know what you don't know. Doubt breeds creativity, which is essential for innovation. People who are overconfident in their skills may have a lack of knowledge in a certain area. It's when you don’t know what you don’t know. When we lack the knowledge and skills to achieve excellence, we lack the knowledge and skills to judge excellence. Excellence is discovered in the details. I lead with humility and curiosity because I'm able to strike the right balance of competence and confidence. Cockiness believes everything will be easy. I always question myself and do additional research to gather more data before making a decision. Some people are asking questions but are not interested in the answers. Both confidence and arrogance are related to self-esteem. Confidence comes from a high intrinsic value and understanding that self-worth isn't measured by achievements or the opinions of others. Arrogance comes from a low self-esteem and masks insecurity. The confident humility zone is my favourite spot. The humility intensifies credibility. The strength is in the weakness. Every strength that an individual has necessarily brings with it a weakness of which it is an inherent part. It is impossible to have strengths without weaknesses. Every virtue has an associated weakness. Nothing in life is worthwhile unless it is difficult. I am proud of an exclusive brand that is the only one in the world that specializes in ultra luxury real estate in my way. A lot of effort, knowledge, character and persistence is needed when creating a unique and complex brand based on integrity and a brand with a purpose. My clients crave exclusivity, inspiration, trustworthiness, discretion, knowledge, quality and integrity. The ultra luxury with character is not for everyone. Morality is not for everyone. It's just for a tiny minority. Many people are afraid of character, because it reminds them about their. Virtuous people do morally good things because it's part of their character. They could choose otherwise but they don't because that's not who they are. While societies may differ on what it means to be moral, they agree that it is good to be so. The moral behaviour can often elicit rejection rather than admiration and respect. Behaving according to one's moral principles seems like a laudable goal, but it can make others feel implicitly judged. Individuals justify rejecting moral rebels because individuals respond to self-threat by putting down the source of the threat. Moral rebels have particular characteristics that enable them to stand up for what's right, even when it is unpopular or in the face of widespread apathy. Obedient individuals are not only going along with a problematic situation, but becoming its guardian by putting down those who resist it. Moral individuals who speak out may think they are only taking a stand against the status quo, but bystanders who do not take the same stand can take this moral rebellion as a personal threat. This suggests that the root of resentment may be that the moral rebel's choice implicitly condemns the bystanders' own behaviour, and that this potential reproach shakes their confidence in being a moral person. The rejection of moral rebels has much to do with self-preservation and self-worth. Friedrich Nietzsche wrote "Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit, for merit itself is offensive." To live life above the common level of life means to be noble and honorable, to live with integrity when others may resort to dishonesty. Ordinary people have ordinary problems. Average people have average challenges. You are neither ordinary nor average. Ordinary and average people give up and settle for less. You're extraordinary. You're exceptional, and you face exceptional challenges. You have exceptional ultra luxury desires. Carlovich raison d'être is ultra luxury with character, and serves only exceptional clients with exceptional desires. The results are outstanding and not for everyone. Ultra luxury reflects my talent and values. My clients with ultra luxury lifestyles have outgrown luxury lifestyles many years ago. Ultra luxury is a state of mind, morality, contemplation, art, elegance, attention to fine details, originality, exclusivity and a balance between design and the highest quality. I don't charge what I'm worth. I am worth more than what I charge. Self-worth is more important than net-worth. I value who I am and everything I've done to get to this point in life. You can't buy self-esteem and character. If you plan to purchase or build an ultra luxury property to show off or simply as a status symbol that you have money, you don't need me. But you want me, and you need me if you plan to own an ultra luxury property of high quality. A property you will convert into a home. Many people crave for an ultry luxury property not because they value its high quality but because they want to signal their wealth and status to others. Ultra luxury with character is the opposite. My confident clients do not need to impress anyone but themselves. I always think about the butterfly effect in ultra luxury real estate construction quality. The butterfly effect teaches us that small things have an impact on a complex system, small things matter and everything is connected. You should start noticing the contradictions in ultra luxury and looking in a new way at what once was viewed as usual. Not just looking but also seeing and being aware of what you see. When you try to pick out anything itself, you find it hitched to everything else. My company operates at a higher level. I'm constantly looking for ways to improve my service. A truly quality company continuously questions the top quality of service. This is called a business with knowledge, vision, an obsession to improve and integrity. My clients come to Carlovich consultancy because of what I can do for them and then stay because of what they become, a part of a premium and small society. The fewer clients I have, the more successful I am. It's better to work with fewer clients and overdeliver on my promises. I don’t want just any client but the right client. The most demanding client is the right client. The one who is thrilled to work with me. The one who understands that I'm unique and different from anyone else. My clients are satisfied just with the best. Ultra luxury is a necessity for my clients. An ultra luxury property too easily obtained is not ultra luxury at all. Once you start compromising, it's neither luxury nor ultra luxury. What's essential is invisible to the eye. It’s easy to get discouraged and impatient. Life is about the journey, not the destination. Uncomfortable situations push us towards our purpose. You have to refuse to settle for less. You have to raise your level of expectancy. Step out of your comfort zone. Don't settle for doing the bare minimum. Have the courage to be different. You are not average or common. Walk your own path. The challenges you overcome will serve you well in the future because you will have learned that the courage to go your own way is a valuable trait. You don't need anyone's validation. Don't live for the approval of others. The more successful you are, the more criticism you're going to face. Instead of trying to prove critics wrong, stay focused on your purpose. Proving your character begins in the small things. Make the decision to live in complete integrity. Create a lasting difference in the world. Closed doors can't stop you. Greatness isn’t found in fame or accomplishments. Greatness is found when we live for something greater than ourselves. Your inner voice or intuition is a powerful attribute, a deep well of wisdom for better decision-making. What is your inner voice telling you? Your hunch? Am I the right ultra luxury consultant for you? Are my motives honest? Am I doing the right thing with the wrong motive? Am I a person of integrity to whom you will entrust responsible decisions about your future ultra luxury home? Do I have knowledge, creativity and character? Do I sincerely care for you and your family? Forget about this website for a moment and listen to your inner voice. Your feeling never lets you down.
Everything I do is of high quality and priceless, and influenced by who I am. Every detail is essential. You can see that I value the privacy and trust of my clients. I never compromise. Ultra luxury matters. The path to ultra luxury isn't short. Historical mansions are like clay. When the potter puts the clay on the wheel and begins to spin it, he never takes his hands off it. The potter keeps moulding it until it begins to take shape. The potter says, "Just give me some time because I see something beautiful and valuable." I'm not paid by the sellers or connected with them in any way. I never consult the seller, only the buyer. Don't be seduced by the ultra luxury property's outer appearance. It means almost nothing. To see what matters, you have to look. To understand it, you have to think. It takes real work to grasp what is invisible to just about everyone else. I'm finding joy in seeing what others can’t see, in finding harmony in places others overlook. The prettiest real estate can be the worst option for you, and the least attractive property can be the best if you renovate it. The most important fact about ultra luxury properties is construction quality. I spend significantly more time consulting clients than anyone else thinks is reasonable. Useful, remarkable and worth seeking out. Work that makes the world better. Trust is worth more than attention, and the purpose of the work is to create meaningful change. Are all ultra luxurious properties indeed ultra luxurious and of high quality? No. You will be surprised when you find out how many ultra luxury residential properties are neither luxury nor ultra luxury. That's why I'm here to help you to choose. Ultra luxury real estate's nuance is a subtle difference not easy to notice, but it's valuable to make a decision. My structural engineering knowledge and international experience bring together all the information that's useful for the buyer to know before the purchase. That leads to an extraordinary outcome. There is more to advising than just selling an ultra luxury property. I won't advise you to accept the property that others offer and that property developers want you to purchase. You, as my client, are unique. I'm an avid and discerning student of my client's unique desires and dreams. You should purchase a property that meets your desires and dreams. If such a property doesn't yet exist, well - we can build it from the scratch. I must say that if we build your ultra luxury property together - this home will be magnificent. There is a difference between buying what someone else built and building with your preferences. Ethics is about what is right. Ethics requires that I take responsibility for outcomes. Ethics cares about what happens but a legal approach cares only about the contract. I work honestly, and I'm very proud of that. My only interest is my client. Say goodbye to the oxymoron "good enough ultra luxury". Ultra luxury is never good enough. Carlovich goes beyond ultra luxury. My sentinel intelligence allows me to detect threats in ultra luxury real estate construction quality before anyone else. The ultra luxury construction method must be different from the luxury construction method. Carlovich consultancy is the only expert in this niche field. Are you looking for someone special and rare? For someone with significant skills and integrity? I hope so because you're extra special and distinctive. I bring emotional intelligence, care, thoughtfulness and provide extreme value to my demanding clients. My international reputation is more valuable than money. My character is more valuable than my reputation. For me, it makes sense to think outside the box and build a category of one where my uniqueness quotient is my value proposition. Are you demanding enough of me to hire me? Consultants with pure intentions are rare. Pure intentions come from a genuine desire to create positive experiences and connections with the clients without hidden agendas or ulterior motives. I am doing everything with the other person's best interests at heart. Without a dream and a strong will, you are not living but existing. Enlightenment means having wisdom, exceptional compassion, knowledge, spiritual insight and recognizing how interconnected everything is. Sageness, honesty and empathy in a person's actions, words and thoughts are rare. My clients live in a value-driven world. Being the best means being totally committed to mastery. Character is the path of mastery. My clients like to work with someone they can trust and rely on. The success is always about quality. Success always leaves footprints. I'm creating experiences and work with people of substance to accomplish goals of substance. I like to meet my clients at their high level of expectations. If you expect a lot, you receive a lot. Without high expectations, you won't be disappointed but will lose enthusiasm. With high expectations, you can be disappointed in the short term. But as you know, we're here for the long run. My clients don't like instant results because instant results aren't genuine. When we finally reach an ultra luxury property, you and future generations will live with enthusiasm. My enthusiasm affects my clients. You will remember forever how Carlovich consultancy made you feel. That's precious and rare. My clients are unique. You're unique. Very often, people will be intimidated by you because you are different. People don't know how to accept someone who doesn't follow the crowd. They're not used to someone who doesn't try to fit in. So instead of bolstering your uniqueness, they will make you feel weird. Be proud to be unique and be proud to be weird. If you don’t embrace your uniqueness, you will spend your entire life striving to conform to the impossibility of being someone else. If you can't afford me, I'm not here for you, I don't exist for you, and my vision isn't for you. High-quality clients who support the work and purpose of the company's existence come by themselves. You don't need to chase, catch and pull them. Character is a powerful defence in a world that would love to be able to tempt you and change you. We live in one of the most morally compromising periods in history. It is perhaps unique that we live in a time in which we are simultaneously more aware of the rights of others and, at the same time, are more willing than ever to ignore these rights to secure better lives for ourselves at the expense of others. Carlovich consultancy is different. I'm changing the rules and raising the bar by doing it better than anyone else. It gives irresistibility, meaning, peace of mind, connection and possibility. Limitations are invitations. I see possibilities in a situation where others see limitations. That's why I'm leading, not following. It involves elegance, patience, authenticity and empathy. With patience, you can dream bigger. I'm evoking in others the capacity to dream. I'm doing something worthwhile for above-average clients. A step closer to the client's dreams and desires. Of course, my goal is to be working with the smallest audience possible. People may not always understand my choices because it does not fit into their standard way of living. I and my clients aren't living in a standard way. I'm a difference-maker that sets a new standard in ultra luxury real estate. A true difference-maker is never famous. Aristotle wrote of the "magnanimous man". It's a person that lives by a higher or more rigorous code than the average person, but not in a vain way. Character is the differentiator that stands the test of time. I'm leaving my mark by creating positive change in the lives of others to make the world a better place. I'm always improving, reinventing and transforming the ultra luxury lives of my clients. Consider this wise text when buying or building ultra luxury real estate: "There is hardly anything in the world that cannot be made a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and those who consider price alone are that man's lawful prey. It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better." - Chicago Daily Tribune, 29 January 1928. Tiny steps in the right direction and with a long-term vision enable sustainable ultra luxury lifestyle. The Metropolis-Hastings algorithm was developed to gradually move toward an ideal solution in tiny steps. The forward progress of each step is evaluated, and then another step in the same direction is taken. If you take large steps in ultra luxury, I'm not here for you. Contact me by email and let me know why would you like to hire me to help you build or choose a high-quality ultra luxury property. I'm not good at ignoring the quality in ultra luxury. Also, I'm really bad at ignoring how the construction industry affects global warming. I'm a responsible consultant that never acts nonchalantly. Carlovich clients are serious and conscientious people who know that money is a replaceable resource. When you're out of it, you can earn it back. As an empathetic person with high moral values, I always choose clients with similar values. Confronting uncomfortable realities about the world requires uncomfortable reality exploration in the self and not the careless denialism. If you live in denialism, how will you cherish my advice regarding ultra luxury real estate quality? Unfortunately, denialism will assist you in ignoring all the facts about the construction quality and the design exclusivity - so indeed, any property will be just fine for you. I don't support the Sisyphean Cycle (panic-neglect-panic) style of life. The "Semmelweis reflex" is when people reflexively reject information that would contradict their beliefs. My clients do not deny reality but adapt responsibly and face daily challenges readily and courageously. My clients care. When you care, it's a life worth living. People tend to do anything to get ahead. A principle is an approach you stick with even if you know it might lead to a short-term outcome you don’t prefer. Principles speak about behaviour that goes beyond the moment. "If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it." - Abraham Lincoln. I'm different, responsible and I care. I'm proud of my open-mindedness because I'm prejudice-free. While working with me, you can expect to be supported and encouraged. Am I living in an ultra luxury property? No. I'm living in a modern and minimalist apartment. I don't consider it as my only home. Sometimes, somewhere you are born but somewhere else you belong. I haven't found out yet where I belong. But, I like living in Croatia. I don't need to move to Los Angeles, New York, Dubai, Mumbai or Shanghai to show I'm an excellent ultra luxury real estate consultant. To show that somehow I am worthy. I believe in myself, so I don't need to pretend or prove anything. I don't have to live in an ultra luxury property and have ultra luxury lifestyle to be an excellent ultra luxury consultant. Usually, the baker doesn't like to eat the cakes it makes. Although, you can't purchase high-quality ultra luxury properties in every country because there are no any on the market. But you can build one. Just, I don't want to own a house yet. An apartment is more convenient for my lifestyle. If you are looking for a famous consultant with an ultra luxury lifestyle, I'm not a good option for you. Which luxury do I like? Luxury in sleeping because I need a good night of sleep, luxury in travelling because my clients are paying me 24 hours a day, and I need efficient and safe transport, luxury in health because I need to be healthy to provide an excellent service. I'm extraordinary and at the same time uncommon. Faced with something apparently impossible, I'm inspired. It's easy to do nothing and settle. Carlovich consultancy doesn't hold any certifications because I don't need external approval that is trying to guarantee my abilities. Don't be addicted to approval of others. People's desire for approval drives conformity. I'm not a member of any associations or organizations, so I'm completely independent. Only an independent firm can genuinely care about its clients. Being a trusted consultant is more than knowing. It's about character. As a trusted person, I'm at your disposal and will give you honest advice without thinking about my own interest. I'm thinking things through. I treat whatever is the current consensus with scepticism. I'm true to the interests of clients' lives I want to improve. The majority leaves out the people who go first, who change things, who are weird and who challenge the status quo. It doesn't take much effort to do what everyone else is doing. It's easy to fit in. When you do something that everyone else is doing, you’re likely to get what everyone else is getting. I'm a creative, insightful, empathetic, extremely private, perfectionistic, passionate, altruistic and quiet yet very inspiring and tireless idealist. I tend to approach life with deep thoughtfulness and imagination. My inner vision, personal values, and a quiet, principled version of humanism guide me in all things. I have a deep sense of idealism and integrity. When I encounter inequity or unfairness, I tend to think, "How can I fix this?". I just need to remember that while I'm busy taking care of the world, I need to take care of myself too. I rarely settle for "good enough", and my willingness to disrupt the status quo may not please everyone. My goal is to behave in a way that will help the people around me and make the world a better place. I enjoy finding the perfect solution for the people I care about. To do this, I draw on my vivid imagination and my strong sense of compassion. This makes me a reliable ultra luxury real estate advisor. I'm excellent at researching crucial information. Due to my natural desire for research, I analyse ultra luxury construction methodology and create conclusions and decisions that are the best for my client. I don't follow the popular opinions of the masses. My insight enables me to spot unusual patterns and come up with out-of-the-box solutions, creating real change in others’ lives. A change worth making. For the majority, change is uncomfortable. But I serve the minor minority. There’s always something just below the surface, the ultra luxury residential property features that most people don’t notice. Knowledge means being aware enough to choose what you pay attention to. My knowledge and experience allow me to know what I don't need to know. That's the most precious point to reach in life because the world around us is full of unimportant facts. To learn to know what you need to know is priceless. You must recognize what's not important to know. My clients benefit from not knowing what I need to know to properly advise them. I'm now more selective about what I read every day. I invest a lot in civil engineering and residential architecture books. I suppose that bookshops are very happy with me. Why do I like buying new books? Maybe I feel that I always need to know more and more to be an excellent consultant? Yes, probably. But lately, I perceive that I know enough and that I'm enough. It's nice to reach that point in life. The point where you can amaze your clients with personality. The point where you can start to relax and enjoy after two decades of studying and hard work. Does my structural engineering degree mean that I'm competent? Definitely not. Qualification is different from competence and formal education is different from learning. I also learn how to learn from people I disagree with. I'm always ready to hear you if I don't have the same opinion about something. Teachability is very important. A degree shows you are interested in a specific field and that you spent some time exploring it. Learning doesn’t stop on graduation day, and those who believe that are eternally condemned to mediocrity. What I don't like about the ultra luxury real estate industry? Everyone is trying so hard to look ideal. What're they hiding? Are they really flawless? Do we need a suit, a professional photographer and a tie to be useful and remarkable? I don't think so. You'll find my standard photo on this website. I'm not a model, and I'm not a social media influencer. I don't crave for fame and followers. I rather influence people in real life. Unfortunately, we usually notice the people that are artificially selected to seem like the right ones. My hobby? Bodybuilding. Caring for others and kindness are the essences of my existence. I enjoy helping others. My clients are not socially insensitive if they enjoy an ultra luxury lifestyle. Carlovich is not just another transactional firm but stands for something. Carlovich shows that millionaires and billionaires care about society as a whole. It shows that the ultra luxury lifestyle isn't a mask for negligence and complacency.
When you really think about and look an ultra luxury property, you see the details. Are you afraid to think about, look and see the details? But also be aware that what's essential isn't visible. Unfortunately, the bait-and-switch strategy in ultra luxury is common. Are you afraid to take demanding path in making a home? When you’re afraid of something, you must turn toward the source of your fear. What does it mean to be happy with a chosen ultra luxury property? It means not choosing the property others have been nudging you to choose. Your choices about ultra luxury real estate and your need to justify those choices create biases. Ideal ultra luxury should have a deep meaning. Buying an ultra luxury property isn't an event but a journey. There are no boundaries in how many of ultra luxury is enough if we choose not to see them. Be aware of incapable people that try to limit your dreams. The incapable are capable of incapacitating the capable. If you aim for mediocrity, you will achieve it. Mediocrity lacks passion with purpose. A lack of purpose is what makes you tired. My commitment is so high that I can't be mediocre even if I want to be. Good enough isn't good enough for me. My client wants to experience, not transaction. Perseverance is a journey. When we persevere, we develop maturity. My potential clients auto-disqualify themselves because I accept just the clients with the character. Potential clients with the character always recognize firms with the character. All potential clients apply through Carlovich Lobby (pre-consultancy). Carlovich Lobby pre-consultancy period enables the client to understand and align on the crucial ultra luxury principles before deciding to further investment. If you don't share Carlovich's values, you can't be the client. I'm not here for everyone. We'll discuss why you should hire me and why you shouldn't. One of the greatest successes of a consultant with character is when a consultant helps a client conclude that further advisory isn't necessary at a given moment, and that together they will continue to look for the best solution for an ultra luxury home. I get to know my clients at a human level and learn what’s important to them. My clients go where they are celebrated, not tolerated. Everyone can tell you why you should use their services. But in our correspondence, I will tell you why you shouldn't use my services. Without hiring me, you will walk faster through an easier path. Which path are you looking for? You won't like me and don't need me if you want to buy an ultra luxury property fast without any additional deep analysis. Due to the high quality of service and personal approach, I accept a limited number of new regular clients per year. I'm not trying to please everyone but the audience of one. Anything worth having is worth waiting for. Be comfortable with waiting longer for what you deserve. You're paying for my time when I'm dedicated just to you. Time is the most valuable resource I have. I don't have standard working hours. I provide a high-quality consultancy service, and the client is on my mind all day and even at night. I can't work for you just eight hours per day and then forget about you. Daily, I travel through many time zones to visit my clients. Do you need advice or reassurance about an ultra luxury property purchase? It's important to distinguish these two. Carlovich Club is the exclusive private club intended only for Carlovich clients with the invitation, or you need to be recommended by a current member. Payment method: bank transfer. The payer bears all bank transfer fees. VAT value-added tax is charged where applicable. All costs related to my consultancy work are separately billed. I travel exclusively with private jet service. Usually, websites are presented in an ideal way. But it's important to note that we're all humans, and we're all experiencing challenging moments in life. These moments define us. People want me to be perfect and often forget that I'm human. But the more human I'm with them, the more trust and empathy they lend to me. When we share hard moments, people can easier connect with us because they know that we're genuine. Vulnerability is a sign of courage. We become more resilient and brave when we embrace who we truly are. Vulnerability allows us to be authentic, instead of trying to please others. For example, I struggled with speech problems during my early childhood. My nonna, unfortunately, passed away on my birthday. I believe that all challenges in life you overcome, lead to a kinder and wiser person. Kindness goes beyond being nice. There can be a lack of sincerity in just being nice, and there is a perception of doing the minimum. Whereas, being kind is doing voluntary acts of kindness. Not only when it’s easy to be kind, but when it’s hard to be kind. I care about people, even strangers, and I'm naturally inclined to think about the greater good. When you have more than enough, it's crucial to think about the needs of others. I have more than I need for myself and more than enough for every good cause. Carlovich is a cause-driven firm. A company without a greater purpose isn't of use to society, and it benefits just the founder and the stockholders. Ultra luxury is sometimes called hyper luxury. It represents something rare, unique, special, exclusive, limited and of extremely high quality. I don't work overtime to offer a mediocre service to non-demanding clients. I offer an alternative and serve the most interested and demanding clients with an outstanding service. It means some people walk away because they realise it's not for them. If you're looking for an ordinary consultant I'm not a good choice for you. My advice is sought-after and invaluable. No other brand is in the same category as Carlovich because Carlovich evolved into a premium category of its own. I'm not irreplaceable, but I'm indispensable. Shortcuts are always in high demand, but I don't provide shortcuts. Carlovich is avant-garde because my timeless ideas are ahead of time. Ultra luxury real estate is the opposite of trivialization encouraged by mass construction. The role of ultra luxury is to respond to dreams. Dreams are for a lifetime and beyond desire. Ultra luxury lifestyle is not based on artificially created desire. My clients would more willingly purchase or build nothing than a property that does not correspond to their dreams. "Luxury" originates from the Latin "Luxus", meaning "indulgence of the senses, regardless of cost". Ultra luxury is the pinnacle of luxury, beyond the ordinary and beyond the common. Ultra luxury is exclusive, of high quality and unmatched. Ultra luxury offers a sense of pleasure, comfort and satisfaction that is rare and extraordinary. So little is truly exclusive or rare anymore. Ultra luxury is about authenticity, craftmanship, elegance, comfort and value. It's about creating an experience that's exceptional and incomparable. Ultra luxury is the ultimate expression of one's personality, taste and style and is only available to a select few. An ultra luxury home is a masterpiece of architecture, structural engineering, interior design and technology. It's a place to live, entertain, relax and enjoy life. It's a place for family and a gateway to self-discovery, where the pursuit of indulgence intertwines with personal growth and fulfillment. Ultra luxury is an incentive for self-awareness, mindfulness and exploration of one's passions and purpose. Ultra luxury is more than a luxurious impression at first glance. Carlovich firm is for clients who justifiably demand much more for themselves and their families. Hold tightly to your ultra luxury lifestyle but hold loosely to which ultra luxury property will support it. Because, with Carlovich firm, building or buying an ultra luxury property is never a predetermined and fast path. Can you afford to purchase or build an ultra luxury property? Do you hesitate? Is a luxury property a safety net and your backup plan? A backup plan can make you feel safer, but a backup plan reduces the likelihood that you will achieve an ultra luxury goal. To enjoy ultra luxury, you have to live without a mediocre backup plan. It's about overcoming that voice in your head that holds you back. You have to be confident and determined. Without escape route. Otherwise, an ultra luxury home isn't for you. People usually lack knowledge about what you are doing and why you like ultra luxury lifestyle. People are often envious because your success makes them look bad. Rarely, people are kind. Kindness comes from the word "cynde", which is an old English word that refers to "my kind" versus "your kind". It's a separation of yourself from others. If you recognize someone as one of your own, you’re going to be more positively predisposed towards that person. Stressful situations are a challenge rather than a threat. A threat is a stress that we feel we can't handle, because we do not feel we have the resources to meet the demands of the situation. In challenging times we need knowledge, originality, purpose and meaning. Divergence generally means two things are moving apart, while convergence implies that two forces are moving together. Divergent thinking explores multiple possible solutions in order to generate creative ideas. Convergent thinking is figuring out the most effective answer to a problem. Divergent thinking is a challenge, and being in a challenge means we are more willing to explore possibilities. Ultra luxury lifestyle is bad choice for camouflaging a person without character. When I see that something is missing in the world, that something is worth doing or that something can be better - I want to involve. Everything worth doing is hard. All this reminds me of my persistence and hard work. Nothing valuable in life comes immediately. "In order to make a man or boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain." - Mark Twain. Ultra luxury lifestyle is hard to attain. Difficulties in ultra luxury are not a sign that we're doing something wrong. It means we're doing things right and thoroughly. Challenging times make us grow. What word was created by a British nobleman in the 18th century? The meaning of the word, good luck in finding valuable things by accident, refers to the ancient Persian fairy tale characters who were always finding merely through chance. It's serendipity, finding the unexpected which, when recognised, happily changes the course for good. Can you find an ideal and high-quality ultra luxury property by serendipity? Yes, you can, but you shouldn't even try. If you try it, it means you aren't demanding, mature and serious. The sweet spot of serendipity is when you combine it with Carlovich consultancy. Without knowledge and character, serendipity is only left. Ultra luxury property is too important to rely just on serendipity. You can't plan for serendipity because it happens when you don't expect it. If you plan and expect it, it won't happen. There's a lot of strength in being true to yourself. My moral compass requires ongoing reflection, learning and a commitment to acting with integrity and empathy. I am making ethical decisions without being swayed by emotions or personal gains. The components of a moral compass (comprised of principles, values and beliefs) interact together to form moral intelligence with the ability to apply ethical principles to personal goals, values and actions. I like clients with unlimited vision regarding their ultra luxury lifestyle. If your dream looks impossible, you're on the right path to ultra luxury. Small-minded people will get envious. Don't let society program you to mediocrity. Many people are doing as little as they have to get by. These people aren't proud of their work and life. When you have excellence, you do more than you have to. When you have a desire for ultra luxury property, your patience is tested. Luxury goal takes time. Ultra luxury goal takes more time. An ultra luxury goal requires a balance of extraordinary patience and tenacity. An ultra luxury property should be a masterpiece, a custom-made, an one-of-a-kind and not mass-produced. No matter when others think ultra luxury lifestyle is impossible, unimaginable or unattainable, it's your lifestyle. Be boldly proud of it. One challenge my clients face is that many people are envious of them. These people are often unkind to them. While many believe that jealous means fearing someone will take what you have, and envious means desiring what someone else has, historical usage shows that both mean "covetous" and are interchangeable when describing desiring someone else's possessions. Being unkind is a reaction to anger with ourselves or our perceived inadequacy. Deliberately unkind people are lacking in their self-worth. Rather than figuring out why they feel that way, they try to drag down the happy and good people instead. I always try to explain to my clients why they shouldn't care about others' opinions about them. Sometimes I think I have too much experience, too much knowledge and too many ideas. But that's why I'm so unique. You either want me to help you choose the best ultra luxury property, or you don't. Either you can afford my consulting services, or you can't. My clients are not obsessed with costs of ultra luxury at the expense of value. Oscar Wilde said that a cynic knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing. When you appreciate the value of ultra luxury, you extract more benefits from it, and you're less likely to take it for granted. Can you purchase an ultra luxury property without an ultra luxury real estate consultant? Of course, you can. You will save and the chosen option usually later becomes the most expensive one, especially if you're a demanding client. If you think that you don't need my service - that's ok because maybe you aren't at that point in life yet to cherish what it means to cooperate with a person of exceptional excellence and integrity. When you're more experienced, you better understand the people, the values and the world around us. I'm always more than happy to pay for the knowledge and trustworthiness. For a person that I can truly count on every day. In 1735, Benjamin Franklin wrote "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Carlovich consultancy firm has high-quality and individual services. Why do I offer just personalized high-quality service? Because I value my knowledge and my work. I invest in learning. Advising you regarding the ultra luxurious property is a very responsible task. I don't sell ultra luxury real estate but I help you to choose the best one for you. Often the best decision may be not to buy a property. My honest advice will be useful to you. I'm not affiliated with property developers so I'm neutral. I'm with you in all phases of ultra luxury real estate selection with an emphasis on quality, construction methodology and building materials. I'm not here just with you, but I'm here for you. I'm honest and direct with my clients, even if it might jeopardise the relationship. I never avoid the "elephant in the room". I don't hide my observations and opinions. I'm truthful with my perspectives and points of view. Some consultants are afraid of the truth because it exposes their weaknesses. For many, it’s easy to rationalize wrong behaviour. Many believe that the ends justify the means. It's important to think about why, what, where and how - especially when it's about ultra luxury real estate. Someone will always find a way to offer a low-quality service, but it is a path to the bottom. Being first at the bottom is bad, and being second at the bottom is even worse. The path to the top has more sense to me. It's fun to be on the mountaintop where it's nice, but you have to get there. I focus on quality and integrity. Client loyalty is achieved through consistent service that generates trust. I compete on service and experience. It’s being distinct, leaving an impression on clients with each interaction. Many companies don’t have the patience to demonstrate value to those that need it. My company contributes to the sustainable progress of society. The ego considers patience a vice, not a virtue. Patience is too slow for the majority.
Ultra luxury is an expression of personal taste and style. Don’t let somebody squeeze you into their mould. Listen to other people’s advice, but follow that small voice inside. You're different, and you need something different and better. It's easier to follow the common instructions. Everyone can do it. But, the key component to pathfinding in ultra luxury is a willingness to take the path less travelled. Are you brave, unique and different enough to pick me and to join me? What makes me successful? Money? No. Education? No. Success is a journey. Success is how I continuously live in my passion. Integrity is the foundation that the successful life is built on. For some people, success gives the illusion of competence. I'm successful because I can be picky about whom I choose as my next client. It's a privilege to be able to become fussy. Also, I know that I'm successful because my clients would miss me if I wouldn't exist. My clients brag about using my services. The sameness is not for me. That's marvellous. That's success. Self-discipline enables me to keep going through to great success, despite what others might see as insurmountable odds. Carlovich is a synonym for knowledge, creativity, talent and helpful ideas. Carlovich consultancy stands out in the crowd. It's Carlovi+ch+aracter. Integrity is the key to influence. You don't deserve just ultra luxury property but a high-quality ultra luxury property. When I tell you something can be better, I get the chance to show you it can be done. Anything meaningful is achieved by moving against the current. I'm creating the meaningful change I believe in. You have to believe it to see it. You can't see it before you believe it. My main intent isn't to sell an ultra luxury property. I don't have to sell anything. I'm not a salesperson. My main goal as an ultra luxury real estate consultant is to help you choose or build and maintain a high-quality ultra luxury property. I'm naturally excellent at what I do. I couldn't have learned this anywhere. Competitive advantage comes from being able to do something others can’t do. A long time ago, I moved away from the red ocean of companies that are competing as a commodity. Not everyone can afford my services. And that's ok. I'm different and not comparable. My services, clients and pricing are unique. I'm unique. You can't find another Carlovich consultancy. I'm here for a few people, not for many. The act of chasing everyone is keeping you from reaching anyone. I'm not chasing clients. The right clients who belong in my life come to me and stay. Think twice before hiring me because I have very high standards regarding ultra luxury construction quality and we won't find an ideal property immediately. You have to be comfortable with not knowing immediately which ultra luxury property you will eventually purchase. Uncertainty is where possibility exists. We need to keep trying even when we're not seeing the right result instantly. We need to keep doing the right things even when first door is closed. Character is doing the right thing when wrong things happen. Character is doing the right thing despite circumstances. If you aren't willing to keep looking for an ideal ultra luxury property without stopping, even when it seems impossible, you will never find it. It's easy to offer a quick solution when you don't know much about the problem. People usually offer a quick solution to close the sale. Ultra luxury real estate is too costly to choose the easy path. I like demanding work. For majority, it's demanding to stand out and to offer more than usual. If you like easy challenges and quick solutions, I'm not here for you. It's exciting to solve easy challenges, but the excitement lasts shortly. Demanding clients are looking for demanding challenges. Not everyone will be truly dedicated to finding or building an ultra luxury property. The insights about an ultra luxury property I seek are often rarely obvious - to find them, I need to be able to look deeply, to perceive what others are unable to. Carlovich is the only consultancy firm that connects the ultra-high-net-worth individual with the knowledge of civil engineering, urbanism, the history of residential architecture, residential structural engineering, ultra luxury real estate and ultra luxury lifestyle. More importantly - Carlovich connects the ultra-high-net-worth individual with me. A high-quality property converted to a home is a prerequisite for an ultra luxury lifestyle. Don't think that home is the place to go when you are tired of being nice to people. Moving into ultra luxury property won’t solve your problems. You’ll just continue to be worried in a prettier place. No one can know where it's going unless it knows exactly where it has been and exactly how it arrived at the present place. You should travel to gain new experiences, but home is always home. Money can buy a house, but not a home. Because home is where the heart is. A home is made of the people you fill it with. In a sense, coming back home gives meaning to going forth. We really don't know where we've been until we've come back to where we were. To our home. Only, where we were may not be as it was because of who we've become. Which is, after all, why we left. That's how we grow. Develop a passion for learning and, you will never cease to grow. Learning is discovering what you don’t know. Learners change the world. Passion without purpose or purpose without passion? It doesn’t work. You need both. But passion without purpose yields the worst results. Your passion is for you, and your purpose is for others. When you use your passion in the service of others, it becomes your purpose. Passion without purpose leads to frustration. Purpose without passion leads to procrastination. Passion with purpose leads to success. Passion is your "what", and purpose is your "why". Passion has its roots in the Latin word "pati", which means "to suffer or endure". At the root of passion is suffering. Great work requires suffering for something beyond yourself. I don't base my consulting on personal gain but on wisdom and character. Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. The majority expects everything to be easy and fast, but there is no substitute for hard and patient work. The minority I serve understands that. The majority don't have the capacity for betterment. The majority like the status quo and just live on the Earth, but the minority live, cherish and change the Earth. Honesty guides good people. An ultra luxury brand based on integrity and purpose is rare. Integrity is the foundation of character. It's about having the moral courage to do the right thing and having the ability to engage in ethically correct behavior, regardless of external pressures. Ultra luxury real estate you purchase or build isn't just for you but for future generations. The decisions we make don't affect just ourselves but our children and grandchildren. When you are tempted to compromise and take the easy way, know that the right choice will benefit future generations. Every time you go the extra mile is an investment for your future. The "seventh generation principle" is based on an ancient philosophy that the decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world seven generations into the future. Longtermism is the view that positively influencing the long-term future is a main moral priority of our time. Generational wealth is the transfer of assets passed down from one generation to the next, which safeguards the family's future wealth. It ensures family members begin to accumulate wealth as early as possible. It can also help to ensure older family members maintain their living standards during retirement while setting up younger family members for future financial security. Building lasting wealth involves creating a plan. Your wealth should last beyond three generations, but your family's character and purpose should last forever. When your family roots are deep enough and not superficial, every unexpected challenge is manageable. The sense of mission is our greatest resource. A purpose creates meaning in our circumstances. The Chinese word for crisis is Wei Ji. Wei means crisis, while Ji means opportunity. In ancient Chinese philosophy, opportunities often arise from crisis. "Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it. A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how". Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. A man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible." - Viktor Frankl. He believed that humans are motivated by something called a "will to meaning", which is the desire to find meaning in life. He argued that life can have meaning even in the most miserable circumstances and that the motivation for living comes from finding that meaning. I am incomparable and different, and therefore my clients are also different. Not everyone knows, and not everyone can offer more than mediocrity. It is an opportunity for us who know and want to do better. Everyone knows how to provide the minimum. However, few companies know how to offer maximal supreme service to their clients. Racing to lure many clients probably means you’re not investing sufficiently in change. When you offer services to many, you’re not making a change. It's easy to lure the masses because it requires no deep thinking. Luxury real estate is very different from ultra luxury real estate. Many people can afford luxury real estate. But, ultra luxury lifestyle is intended just for a few. And Carlovich is, too. Selling ultra luxury real estate is too easy. I have a different consultancy approach based on structural engineering and architecture knowledge, a sense for ultra luxury residential design, kindness and experience. I got a commendation for achievement and academic excellence. My graduate thesis about choosing the optimal construction technology has won the first award. But I don't like to receive awards. Don't be impressed with my education because it means nothing unless you meet me and decide if I'm a person with character and if I'm a person that you can truly trust. Clients with character always like to work with companies with character, and the reverse is also true - a company with character loves to serve clients with character. People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. The wise man understands that he knows nothing. In short, he realizes that there is so much more to learn than what he already knows, that to declare he knows everything he needs to know is ignorance at its finest. The best expert is always acting like the beginner because in the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few. There is always a reason to learn something new. Why? Because through learning, we are able to better ourselves, and from here better the world around us. The more you know, the less confident you're likely to be. Experts know how much they don't know and they tend to underestimate their ability. It's easy to be overconfident when you have only a simple idea of how things are. Wise people are full of doubts and that's positive. Being distinctive is a choice, and it’s not an easy one. Because it requires you to stand for something and to serve a specific audience, not everyone. Unfortunately, people evolved our culture to focus on amusement instead of the journey toward better. The remarkable nature of my service is part of the reason people buy it, and the reason they talk about it. I don't work with clients who cannot perceive my value. My company stands for a unique value provided to a unique set of clients. My clients are individuals who don't want to publicly expose their plans about building or purchasing an ultra luxury property. Due to this, I don't use any social media channels and I never publish where am I travelling. I don't write a blog about my business and I don't share anything online. I keep a low profile which is useful to my special clients. Consultants whose goal is becoming famous tend to look to people for fulfillment and acknowledgment of their status. I prefer a deeper purpose. I prefer to be invisible but invaluable and to help my clients shine. My clients are exceptional history-makers and barrier-breakers. When other people don't know me, I won't draw much attention while my clients are looking for an ideal property. Privacy matters more than my ego. Studies show that we share content online to define ourselves to others and to receive social validation. I value the privacy of my clients. A gossip goes around spreading rumors, while a trustworthy person tries to quiet them. A safe living environment of my clients is one of my top priorities. I provide a unique solution for a small market and I have the opportunity to do work that is unexpected, generous and original. It won’t be ordinary and will matter. Focusing on the smallest viable audience makes so much more sense than trying to make average stuff for average people. Remarkable is something worth spreading. New, unexpected, emotionally moving and maybe a bit weird or outrageous. It provokes conversation. It's the opposite of boring. Unique, memorable and literally worth talking about. The reasonable people adapt themselves to the world, the unreasonable people persist in trying to adapt the world to themselves. All progress depends on unreasonable people. I'm unreasonable. I disobey wisely and it's intelligent disobedience. I challenge established norms and conventions. I'm looking to improve upon the status quo. I have an optimal margin of illusion. Grounded, realistic and reasonable ideas have nothing in common with an ultra luxury lifestyle. It's important to note that you either have or do not have the character. It cannot be acquired or learned. I'm showing respect and kindness even to people that don't deserve them, not as a reflection of their character but as a reflection of mine. Character is my greatest virtue I'm proud of. Also, kindness is the most powerful and most underrated agent of human change. Never think of kindness as a weakness because the path to success is the pursuit of wisdom. Knowledge is what you know. Wisdom is acknowledging what you don’t know. It's wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea. I hope that I have at least briefly brought you closer to my values and what I strive for in my daily work with clients. Being unremarkable is being invisible. If you’re remarkable, likely, some people won’t like you. That’s part of the definition of being remarkable. Being irresistible is remarkable. Working just with an exclusively small group of clients is remarkable. Being able to pick the clients you want to work with is remarkable. Being popular isn't remarkable. Often, people focus on popularity at the expense of the client's experience. Mediocrity isn't remarkable. I have to make a change and have the boldness to follow what’s in my heart. I'm an outlier. I live my deepest personal values without compromise, and I'm using those values to make life better for others. Unfortunately, compromises are everywhere. People are usually one decision away from compromise. Shortcuts involve compromise. I'm always refusing to compromise and to walk down the same path as everyone else just because everyone else is already doing it. If we accept behaviour that’s unacceptable, we’re compromising. And that’s how we end up with the unacceptable becoming commonplace. Criticism comes to those who stand out. It takes courage to be different and not to compromise. People will try to make you feel weak because you don’t go with the majority. You're uncommon. Ultra luxury is uncommon. Everything uncommon attracts naysayers. Be yourself and uncommon. I've always been uncommon and I'm now. I'm obsessed with high-quality ultra luxury real estate consultancy and I'm not just doing it to make a living. When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. I hope my children and grandchildren will continue the family legacy in knowledge, society betterment, mental stamina, devotion, genuineness, hope, goodwill, esteem, self-actualization, responsibility, accountability, wisdom, clarity, grace, personhood, kindness, empathy, honesty, transparency and the ultra luxury real estate. Carlovich is the firm for the ages, scrupulously run by the Karlovic family. Don’t listen to people who tell you why you can’t accomplish your ultra luxury goal. If you have the courage of your convictions, you have the confidence to do what you know is right. And finally, are you avoiding finding a high-quality ultra luxury property? You can't control the situation (almost noone offers high-quality ultra luxury properties). But you can control your reaction (firmly deciding you want to purchase a high-quality ultra luxury property). Just because something seems impossible doesn't mean it is. Wanting something to be true does not make it so. Keep aiming high to fulfil your dream. Your ultra luxury dream has to become an obsession, or when difficulties arise, you will quit. You must be willing to struggle to taste the sweet taste of ultra luxury. Are you choosing an ultra luxury property like everyone else is doing? Are you chasing what others offer? You have to do your part and choose the demanding path. You need to be clear about what the problem is. Either you're not interested if the ultra luxury property is of high quality, or you can't find anyone trustworthy to assist you in finding one of high quality. Every problem has a solution. The cost of my solution isn't for everyone. One group of people don't care about the solution, and another group can't afford my solution. I'm the consultant for people that care and that can afford me. But if you choose to buy any ultra luxury property without deep thinking, it's not a problem anymore. So you don't need a solution anymore. When you don’t deal with challenges upstream, you're destined to deal with them down the stream. It's a long-term situation you have to live and deal with every day.