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  1. Edwin Fernandez

    Freedom.

    Freedom.
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    How to Get Rich, by Felix Dennis

    My Rating: 4 stars out of 5 stars Format: Book My thoughts/review: See Key takeaways section. Favorite chapter: Chapter 8, The Most Common Start Up Errors Key takeaways: Im half way through reading the book, wanted to chime in before I forget. The biggest takeaway so far is in chapter 8...
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    Children's Book Publishing... WOW?!

    HOT! 
    My wife is in this niche, but more towards the toddler age. She is self publishing on Amazon; Amazon prints the physical copies when the book is ordered and ships, the book costs the buyer $6.99, when it's all said and done she takes about $1 per book. She found a great illustrator on Fiverr...
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    The Definite Guide to Productized Services

    NOTABLE! 
    Thanks for the great write up Unreal. This productized service idea is similar to an insurance model. You really make the most money when they do NOT use your service, what a shift in mindset. Thanks for the links to tropical mba podcast, I listened to Dan Norris' voicemail from one the...
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    [Progress] Watch me escape the 9-5 grind, and free myself from indentured time

    EXECUTION 
    Continuing this thread the Insiders section...
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    Forming my business strategy

    Forming my business strategy
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    Will smoking weed make me lazy/hurt my (good) mindset?

    HOT! 
    Honestly, smoking weed has been by far the BIGGEST thing holding me back from taking action. It was great at the time for dreaming up grand plans but then at some point all I did was dream, with no execution. Everyone is different but like you it made me VERY lazy. I have an addictive...
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    Will smoking weed make me lazy/hurt my (good) mindset?

    HOT! 
    I'd def recommend NOT, I REPEAT NOT, eating cannabis as a newbie. It is very easy to over-do it. You'll be in a BAD place for a long time with no escape hatch.
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    Will smoking weed make me lazy/hurt my (good) mindset?

    HOT! 
    Don't smoke, it'll kill your ambition, everything will seem fine at first, and you will trick yourself into thinking it is doing your business no harm, but slowly it will change your personality and take the "fire from your belly". It makes you very comfortable with your situation, not what you...
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    [Progress] Watch me escape the 9-5 grind, and free myself from indentured time

    EXECUTION 
    I understand that, but those are the tools that we work with, it would be very inefficient to build something myself from scratch when I can use one of these tools and have 95% of the work done already. My thinking is that even though these solutions exist, a lot of small business owners have no...
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    [Progress] Watch me escape the 9-5 grind, and free myself from indentured time

    EXECUTION 
    I feel like I was wasting a lot of time "searching" for a need instead of working on myself, improving my skills. By improving my mindset, technical skills, and soft skills, that need, that product, or service will be more easily observed from a higher vantage point. I mean look at Fox, he...
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    [Progress] Watch me escape the 9-5 grind, and free myself from indentured time

    EXECUTION 
    Thanks for your input. I understand there is no fast lane in freelance web development, however my hope is that it will detach from my time one day. I really don't have a good answer to any of those questions you asked. My current strategy is to get started working with businesses, working on...
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    [Progress] Watch me escape the 9-5 grind, and free myself from indentured time

    EXECUTION 
    I have been GRINDING every day, with the limited free time I have outside of work, family responsibilities, etc. I haven't updated in a while because I have been so busy. My productivity has improved since I started waking up at 5am, everyday, weekends too, and starting the day stretching...
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    [Progress] Watch me escape the 9-5 grind, and free myself from indentured time

    EXECUTION 
    I have been wanting to start a Progress thread for a while. MJ's recent post lit a fire under me. MY CURRENT SITUATION: -Full time employee(ugh) working as a SW developer for 6 years now. -Family man with small kids (very little time to work on escaping the 9-5 grind, 1-2 hours night + several...
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    2019 Fastlane Summit - Announcement

    MEETUPS 
    Wow this thread has deepened my appreciation for this forum and MJ. I will aim to be more open about what I am doing to earn my freedom from indentured time. I will start a progress thread and stop being such a lurker without contributing. And I hope to be at the 2020 FL Summit! [EDIT] Did the...
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