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desert of desertion

  1. CardinalFlame

    Progress Thread: My Coffee Chat with a Multimillionaire (psst, it was MJ)

    MINDSET EXECUTION SCALING 
    Hello Fastlane Forum! I am excited to finally start my own progress thread. I haven’t had an exit event and its far from over but I am going to share some background, a bit of my entrepreneurial journey, how my coffee chat with MJ (TMF) changed my life and my current position in the Process. I...
  2. Camzcl

    Going through the desert

    EXECUTION 
    Hi All! I'm going to admit to being a lurker in the forum. Today I decided to post and be more active. I'm going through the dreaded period called the Desert of Desertion. My business partner and I have been working 4 years in this project. We framed it pretty much following the CENTS rules...
  3. Stu Shark

    I’m out of money. What lever do I pull?

    Hello Fastlane family, I hope each and everyone of you is striving to achieve your dreams and succeeding in that endeavor. It’s a long story but to keep it brief, I read the books over two years ago and have been working on my Fastlane business on the side since then. I was laid off from my...
  4. ErrandRunnerUSA

    What’s your worst Desert Moment and where are you in the process?

    MINDSET 
    Disclaimer: The following post is not intended as a request for critique, a cry for help or an invitation for any type of advice. The intention of spilling my desert moment timeline was to give a model so that others could see my example of how I got to this point, and with the goal of hearing...
  5. Juke

    Hitting a wall in the desert of desertion

    EXECUTION 
    Can you relate to this scenario? I started my journey in to entrepreneurship in early 2020, just before the global pandemic started. I had been getting more and more sick and tired of my job as a sales rep for a software company for some time and decided to design my own product in the...
  6. B. Cole

    Small Wins

    SIDE HUSTLE 
    Caught an article today that reminded me of process vs. event. Why Small Wins Matter Most of us start with monumental aspirations - place our event neatly at our bow, and soon find ourselves paddling frantically against a sea of overwhelm, kicked up as the headwinds of process pound a...
  7. MarcoSto

    From no Money and no Coding Skills to AppStore

    EXECUTION 
    Hey fellow entrepreneurs, "Dear Marco Stojanovic, your app has been approved for the AppStore." BOOM! I received this mail 3 days ago. 1,5 years ago, I had no money to pay a developer, nor the coding skills to create the app I wanted to build. My only companion at that time was the goal I was...
  8. Danieldotinc

    Hello to the whole community from Tehran, Iran.

    INTRO 
    Hi to everyone here is my bio. Love to be here. -Drop out from master program in Laser Engineering just before graduation. -Software Engineer (Self-Made) (Web & Android) -One failed Startup after getting seed money and 12 months of hard work (Failure Reason: violating the Control Commandment)...
  9. Captain_Picard

    $3 Million USD Right Now To Quit Fastlane

    If a magical benevolent being offered you $3 Million USD right now and you had to quit Fastlane, have all instance of the Fastlane Forum, Unscripted, and The Millionaire Fastlane wiped from your mind, would you take the money or continue on your Fastlane journey? If you take the money, you will...
  10. Vigilante

    The Psychology of Entrepreneurship

    MINDSET 
    Here is an interesting read. First, let me tell you how I came across the article. It was posted by a former mentor/boss of mine. He had started one of the highest flying retail businesses in the early 1980's doing direct response marketing before that was even a thing. His life took a...
  11. Blaise84

    Do This When You Don't Feel like Executing Your Process (3 Motivational Methods)

    MINDSET 
    There are days when putting work in is the last thing I want to do. I assume we've all been there. I think this is especially prevalent during the desert of desertion phase. This is the phase MJ describes as the season when you're building a product/asset, but have little or no market feedback...
  12. Scot

    The Desert of Desertion is real... and I'm in it.

    HOT! MINDSET 
    A few of you have messaged me through various means, checking up on me, the status of my business and just to chat. Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been around a lot lately. Why? I'm stuck in the Desert of Desertion. I've been putting off writing this thread for a while, for...
  13. Vigilante

    Every Single Day Success Happens All Around You

    MINDSET 
    Every single day, people attached to this forum are doing amazing breakthrough revolutionary things. Today I talked to someone I met a few years ago through the forum. On the heels of a few business failures, he was looking for his next thing at that time. No money in the bank, a couple of...
  14. nyc217

    Habits For Desert Of Desertion

    MINDSET 
    I know MJ really touched on this in Unscripted. But just out of curiosity, I wanted to know something. What have some of you done in order to make the walk through the dessert of desertion a bit more enjoyable, if that's even possible? Or just make it in general, other than a strong why or pure...
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