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  1. The-J

    List @ The Few People who have Lamborghinis

    There aren't very many people you need to listen to, to be honest. Billionaires have written books about their stories and their takeaways from their lives. There's only a few 'get rich' books that you'll ever need to read, two of them were written by the owner of this forum. Self help is...
  2. The-J

    I'm a bit confused on choosinng between learning facebook ads/marketing and programming!

    Almost all of your threads are asking questions that we can't decide for you. You're 17. Anything productive that you do right now will lead to a rewarding path. But you can't rely on a forum full of strangers to decide your life path. Just get started. Your indecisiveness is preventing you...
  3. The-J

    BOOK Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl

    Just read it for the first time. Powerful. Will have to go back to it again regularly. The most important takeaway for me is that when we're presented with a situation in which we suffer, and where we have no choice BUT to suffer, we still have the power to choose how we respond to that...
  4. The-J

    INTRO Bjr les fonceurs (French)

    Si ce sera necessaire, veuillez utiliser le Google Translate parce que ce n'est pas possible pour tout le monde comprends vos commentaires. La plupart de ce forum est anglophone. Les regles sont ici: About @MJ DeMarco could you add a rule saying 'english please'? It's cool that the forum has a...
  5. The-J

    $30,000,000 a year Amazon account. How do I grow it more?

    You know your answer: diversify. 70% on Amazon is just asking to be destroyed in time. If you don't improve that ratio while also growing the total sales volume, the business is going to die faster than you think. If you're going to do anything like paid social, paid search, etc. you are going...
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    Andy shoots the breeze with eliquid

    '"You need to" is a red flag. "You need to"... well, no I don't.' - Andy "What are they NOT saying, and what are the 'what ifs' to that?" - Jason "Sometimes when you do the things that don't scale, that's where you get the quality and the value. Then, once you do that, you figure out a way to...
  7. The-J

    NOTABLE! The MAIN difference between someone who makes 100k /year and someone who makes 1m?

    Business model + belief, which begets one another. The multimillionaires I know personally started their businesses with scale in mind, because they believed the business model allowed for great scale. It also seems that the size of the success is proportional to the size of risks taken...
  8. The-J

    If you import from China, this may be relevant.

    Rep+++ for being willing to say when the president/party you support is doing things that you disagree with and thus being consistent with what you actually believe. Tariffs hurt businesses by raising costs, plain and simple. The proper response by US businesses is to find another place to...
  9. The-J

    EXECUTION My Journey to beat 36K Debt/Liabilities + $2200 Monthly Bills.

    This is part of the faulty decision making process that you need to address. Your downside is relatively low, and diversifying it away makes no sense. You're not betting the farm on maketing tests, you're spending probably in the hundreds of dollars, all of which could be lost. Why would you...
  10. The-J

    Is there a solution for this childcare problem?

    Of course, she's a human child. We're optimized to seek out sugary and fatty foods. That diet is horrendous, and unfortunately is still the standard in schools. I don't think you're blowing it out of proportion but there is a reason why they use diets like that. It's cuz kids will eat it with...
  11. The-J

    Plant-Based Opportunities / Vegan Business Opportunities

    My extremely amateur 100% not-an-investment-professional opinion: still a good buy at $53. My justification: - Main competitor, Impossible Meats, has been moving much slower in non-US markets. - Beyond Meat only needs to snag a few fast food deals and enter into a few major stores to become...
  12. The-J

    EXECUTION My Journey to beat 36K Debt/Liabilities + $2200 Monthly Bills.

    What makes this time different? After all that failure, what are you doing different to get yourself out of the hole? In your position, I'd be looking for freelance work plus a part time job to at least pay the bills. That's always your first consideration. The ideal situation is to have your...
  13. The-J

    Plant-Based Opportunities / Vegan Business Opportunities

    I loved it. I love a good burger, and the Beyond Meat Burger from A+W was a good burger. (Wow I just sounded like the biggest corporate shill!) Personally, I'm most excited about plant based eating because it's got the potential to be less energy, water, and land intensive than meat. I mean...
  14. The-J

    Andy's Inbound/Sales Braindump

    How to sell like Andy Black 1) Don't 2) See #1
  15. The-J

    RANT Stay In School It's Not A Waste Of Time!

    Perfect example of fuzzy thinking leading to crazy conclusions. I don't fault you, because you snapped out of it. I had a conversation the other day with a rather intelligent friend who said some of the dumbest shit I've ever heard. I explained to him exactly this, and it made me aware of my...
  16. The-J

    RANT Stay In School It's Not A Waste Of Time!

    The problem isn't a lack of education, the problem is the belief that fuzzy thinking and anecdotal evidence should supercede logic when logic is too complicated to follow. It's not limited to the right. Or the left. Or the center. It's not limited to dumb people, either. Every single...
  17. The-J

    Damn girls...

    "Girls" generalization like this is poisonous. Like MJ said: you've got girls who are immature and insecure, and you've got women who don't let their insecurities poison their decision making. But I can understand her wanting to live with you and only you. It can be weird living in a house with...
  18. The-J

    The Gold Thread Directory

    Rep+++ Once it's done, I think it should be made part of the "Required Read" thread.
  19. The-J

    Some Useful lessons regarding Facebook Ads

    None of this is set in stone. I've successfully scaled by doubling budgets, even at high ones. (Going up 20% isn't a bad idea, either.) Combining lookalikes with interests has produced worse results than doing them separately, for me. (This isn't bad advice, it just doesn't guarantee...
  20. The-J

    RANT Random Chat, Thoughts, Posts, and/or Rants Thread

    Of course they are. Makes perfect business sense. No merchant can consistently offer one day shipping by themselves. Consumers WANT one day shipping, especially those who pay for Prime. This incentivizes merchants to ship using Amazon FBA to give the consumers what they want and are willing to...
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