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  1. strick

    HOT TOPIC Jobs aren't bad.

    https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/should-you-quit-your-day-job-this-study-of-over-5000-entrepreneurs-has-a-surprising-answer.html https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/richard-branson-you-dont-have-to-quit-your-job-to-start-a-business-i-didnt.html
  2. strick

    GOLD! Learning to Program is STUPID! (or SMART?!)

    I second this. I'm a remote software engineer. I make double what most people make working a typical job and I have the flexibility to do it from anywhere I want. I also don't have any management responsibilities. My technical skills give me options. I can build products without spending a lot...
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    BOOK Uncommon books that you'd recommend?

    Is this book legit? Or is this mostly conspiracy theory?
  4. strick

    HOT TOPIC Non-Business Book Recommendation Thread

    In addition to Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, some other good bios I'd recommend are: - The Autobiography of Ben Franklin - The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Time of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen - The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris - Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and...
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    HOT TOPIC Non-Business Book Recommendation Thread

    Shoe Dog by Phil Knight is a good bio
  6. strick

    HOT TOPIC Non-Business Book Recommendation Thread

    I honestly just don't understand why everyone thinks this book is so great. I read it and it did nothing for me. I must be missing something. We're all different I guess.
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    INTRO Introducing a loser

    First of all, stop calling yourself a loser or you're going to stay a loser. Start with changing your thoughts and attitude. You are what you think you are. Read As a Man Thinketh
  8. strick

    How to escape consumerism and have fun without spending money?

    I have a rule: Whenever I want to buy something that I don't need, I make myself go buy some stock in that company first. The next day, if I still really want it and it's reasonable, I'll buy it. Usually, the next day I no longer want to buy it and I own some shares in the company instead...
  9. strick

    Thoughts on parallel entrepreneurship?

    I'd say focus like hell on one thing at first until you have some success and you're no longer in startup mode, then diversify later. Use the cash flow from the successful business to invest. If you have a successful exit with the first business, it will also be much easier to diversify and take...
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    100 % investment loans

    That's awesome, keep doing what you're doing. If it was me, and I had plenty of cash and no consumer debt, I'd put at least 20% down on any real estate loan, but I'm not a big real estate guy. I tend to agree with Buffet's perspective on debt: “I’ve seen more people fail because of liquor and...
  11. strick

    100 % investment loans

    Invest in yourself and learn some skills.
  12. strick

    100 % investment loans

    Live below your means and save some cash. Don't go into debt. Debt is a dream killer. The cheaper you can live, the more options you have. Don't look for a shortcut.
  13. strick

    HOT TOPIC Non-Business Book Recommendation Thread

    The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday Average is Over by Tyler Cowen So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport
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    WEB SCHOOL How is coding a fast lane venture?

    You don't have to stay at the same job. I didn't. Keep producing as much value as you can and looking for new opportunities. It's a big world out there. Try to find an entry level job in an industry that you're interested in and become a learning machine. If you can't get into the industry you...
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    WEB SCHOOL How is coding a fast lane venture?

    When I was in a shit job that I hated I remember reading this blog article by Mark Cuban: Success & Motivation – 2009 | blog maverick I started changing my perspective and attitude and things started happening for me. I started focusing on providing as much value to others as I could, instead...
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    HOT TOPIC Jobs aren't bad.

    Mark Cuban thinks you should get a job if you want to get rich. As a step on the Fastlane journey of course...
  17. strick

    WEB SCHOOL How is coding a fast lane venture?

    Amen!! I've quit my job prematurely to work 100% on my biz without success before as well and it didn't work out. There is so much you can do to validate your idea and get early customers part-time. Then, you'll be jumping into your business full-time knowing that the market exists and you have...
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    WEB SCHOOL How is coding a fast lane venture?

    @MJ DeMarco 's fastlane business idea came from working in a limo company!!
  19. strick

    HOT TOPIC Jobs aren't bad.

    OR you can flip it around and say that when you were working that shitty job in a toxic company you learned a lot about yourself and what you want out of life. You also learned what not to do and how you wanted to run your own company. You can also better empathize with your employees and...
  20. strick

    HOT TOPIC Jobs aren't bad.

    Yes, good point about the health insurance. I'd also argue one of the greatest risks with a job is getting too comfortable and staying for too long out of fear. People often overlook the risk of spending a large portion of their life doing something because they think it's the safe option. I...

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