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  1. EXECUTION Giving local workshops

    Good luck with this @Andy Black I'm following with interest as it could be an approach I can adopt for my business...
  2. Guy Jumps at Amazon's Delivery Business Offer - 8 Months in, 112 Employees and 50 Trucks

    Happy for this guy's success but if he only has the one customer his business is always on the line. Amazon can cut the budget, use another supplier or transition to using drones at any time. And if they do his enterprise disappears over night. I have seen similar issues before when consulting...
  3. INTRO Self-inflicted wounds and my "F*ck this!" moment......

    Thanks for the tip on the book. I'll look that one up.
  4. NOTABLE! The MAIN difference between someone who makes 100k /year and someone who makes 1m?

    In my mind the key difference between a$100k business owner and a $1m or even $1bn business is vision. Those that create massive multi-million dollar businesses have tremendous vision, they look to solve bigger problems at a higher scale than someone running a$100k/yr business. They also look...
  5. INTRO Self-inflicted wounds and my "F*ck this!" moment......

    @MatthewFoster thanks for sharing your story. I can totally relate to the idea of "self inflicted wounds". I worked in a slow lane job as a lead consultant for a small business for years. Always waiting for the big payout that was never actually coming. I was angry and frustrated with the CEO...
  6. From Hustle Burnout to Working 10hrs/week and Loving Life

    Following this thread with interest. I'd love to know more about how you're getting on?
  7. NOTABLE! What if you already know enough?

    I agree, schools are there to create good employees and consumers. The problem is that the system is broken. Today's teachers are good employees and consumers. It's all they really know because teaching is a profession. Very few teachers these days have ever been outside of the system. It's a...
  8. What is one thing you would say to your 18 year old self?

    Wow. 30 years is a long time with a lot of lessons, but I would probably say something along the lines of: Read Think and Grow Rich (MJs books weren't around back then!). Learn to give before you take. Provide value to the world. Build assets. Set goals. Work hard every day to achieve them...
  9. INTRO 100k / month in 2048 days - a projection

    Hey @Ripe thanks for a great thread. Looking forward to hearing more updates.
  10. Anybody reading fiction??

    I read and have read so much fiction (deliberately excluding the UK tabloids!). My favourite author is Bernard Cornwell, particularly the Sharpe, Winter King, and Last Kingdom series. I also like Conn Igulden for other historical fiction, Peter F Hamilton and Arthur C Clark for sci-fi and Tom...
  11. NOTABLE! The biggest lie that you believed for most of your life?

    That money is a finite resource and hard to come by. At 47 this dogma is still haunting my life. The truth is that time is a finite resource, but money is simply the result of providing value to others.
  12. GOLD! Newbies and Wantrepreneurs, YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE!

    I think one of the main issues is Slow Lane conditioning. I've been there, and I consistently see others there too. Essentially, when you have been conditioned to give an hour then get rewarded you expect the same when you start a "business". The problem is that true entrepreneurship...
  13. Looking for inspiration - Is Middle Aged success possible?

    Ok, I've been stuck in the slow lane most of my life, having bought into the scripted existence. I'm now in my late 40s and have seen the light. The problem is I worry that it's too late. That I've maybe missed the boat or that the burden of the slow lane will hold me back. I have previously...
  14. The Right Path?

    Pick a direction. If it isn't right later change course. But if you don't head at least somewhere, you'll end up nowhere (trust me on this!).
  15. Climate Change is the #1 Problem the World Faces

    Wow. There's a lot of skepticism on here about climate change. I used to be a skeptic too but am definitely more of a believer these days. We can't keep polluting the air, water and land at the levels we are and not expect a reaction from our ecosystem. Is it a way for some areas of...
  16. Would you hire me?

    Don't ask yourself what your employer can do for you, ask what you can do for your employer. Think of the answer to this for any opportunity you go for and research and prepare your answer. That will impress your potential employer and show you have a good attitude and can potentially add...
  17. The Right Path?

    @Shri Kanase well done on your success so far. It's brilliant that someone so young has built something of value. I'm reasonably successful professionally but relatively new to TMF and the principles that underpin it. I wish I had had the knowledge back when I was your age instead of trying to...
  18. Subscription based model

    Whether you agree with it or not I think it's here to stay. It makes a great business model for companies, especially if there's no physical product. Let's face it, if I have a choice between selling you something once, or selling you access to something for a monthly subscription, I'm going to...
  19. Tips for Focus/Work Ethic

    That's a great tip and reminds me of the fact that Richard Branson doesn't go anywhere without a notebook, so he can jot down ideas and notes to review later, as he goes through his day. If it works for him...
  20. INTRO hoping for the best, expecting the worse

    What's your business idea? What feedback are you looking for? Starting a business is always exciting and nerve racking. I think it's important to have confidence in yourself and your product/service - without that I think failure is guaranteed. But I also think it's important to validate your...
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