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    What would you do

    There's a difference between taking action on every idea and taking action on the RIGHT idea. Have some patience and know that the right idea may not be your first, or your first five ideas. MJ touches on multiple methods and strategies throughout his books and on this forum that detail how to...
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    2021 Instagram Organic Safe Growth of Followers Strategic Tactics

    Provide real value and/or something of great interest to people. There’s no secret formula to growing social media. It’s just like a business, it’ll start slow but ideally pick up momentum as you go if the market likes what you’re producing. If you post the same average crap that 99% of...
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    EXECUTION Starting a cleaning business

    Fairfax County? ... or Loudoun? I live here as well. Shoot me a message sometime if you want to talk. I’ve lived here my whole life and know the area and people well. I’ve actually tried to get my wife to start her own cleaning business here but she has no interest. I’d be glad to help you...
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    Critique of my website

    Final nail in the troll coffin...
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    GOLD! Why success and "living Unscripted" is like winning a rigged carnival game...

    I think part of the problem stems from the title. The title makes sense when you actually read and understand the contents, however, for many at first glance it sounds like a Get Rich Quick scheme. If you’re a money chaser then the lessons and strategies in the book will fall on deaf ears. I...
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    GOLD! Why success and "living Unscripted" is like winning a rigged carnival game...

    Funny you say this. I gave your book to one of my parents that has a lot of free time outside of work and doesn't know what to do in that time. Figured it couldn't hurt to get the creative juices flowing to push a possible side business or hustle. That parent came back to me last night after...
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    HOT TOPIC What inconvenienced you today?

    Not sure if this is an actual quote from someone well known or not, but I've seen a meme floating around lately stating "Ignoring red flags because you want to see the good in people will cost you later."
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    Can’t find the need?

    This sounds a lot like "Do what you love" and "Follow your heart" which really isn't sound business advice in many cases. Have people been successful in doing this? Sure. But really it should be "Do what the market wants" and "Follow the market". The market tells you what it wants, and if...
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    How can I sell more and also use these designs in other ways....

    Find local higher end, chef driven restaurants and offer a custom made plate service. Some of us chefs go crazy for unique and abstract plates, bowls, etc. Look on Instagram at high end chefs’ accounts or TheArtofPlating account to see some ideas of what chefs like to use. Just a thought.
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    Is it actually true as MJ claims that starting a business doesn't require much capital?

    Find some boomers that are selling their “un-sexy” business. Talk to them, work in their business alongside them for 6 months to 1 year and buy it afterward with some creative owner financing.
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    REAL ESTATE Ask Me Anything - House Flipper

    Are you flipping for cash or immediately investing all/most profits into the next flip to avoid short term cap gains taxes? I almost got in with 2 friends that flip in Baltimore and DC, but didn’t have the money to throw it in currently and kiss it goodbye for years just reinvesting it. Needed...
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    Freight costs from China to the U.S. From $8000 to $24,000 per 40 foot container in the past month.

    My neighbor has a good friend in international shipping and he mentioned this to me in a conversation we were having a few weeks back. Supposedly his friend said that shipping containers will be at 3x the price by end of year, and once it’s at that level they don’t project that it’ll come down...
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    NOTABLE! Vegan / Vegetarians Only (Chat about lifestyle, opportunities, food, whatever...)

    I see you went the PG route there with "feet"...
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    Restaurantuers

    I know my post sounded very negative and that restaurants can't be fastlane, but they can be. Franchise opportunities like OMJ mentioned, or if you're able to build a small food group (like the last one I was in), say of 5-15 restaurant locations and sell the company. A lot of factors would...
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    Restaurantuers

    Don’t open a restaurant if you’re looking for a fast lane lifestyle. Been in the industry 20 years from fine dining to fast casual, all privately owned. Every owner and chef I’ve ever met has permanently had their time tied to money. There are the outliers that have made it work where they...
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