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  1. A

    FAILURE My first business attempt failed

    Hi guys and gals Wasn't on the forum for quite some time. I've been working on a business with a good friend of mine and we just decided to "close shop" and move on. a bit of background: (long story short) the business required cooperation from a certain industry's people. neither me nor my...
  2. ZahScr

    FAILURE We May Have Been Closer Than We Realized: A Lesson in KE

    Skip to bottom for TLDR + Lesson bullets. I recently finished Unscripted, and it made me stop reflect again on my first swing at a business. I started it in 2015 with a good friend. We were in the service industry at the time. We had no idea how to start a business. We had never heard of MJ...
  3. M

    My failures and what I learned from them.

    Hi all, I figured I'd share some of my failures and pains that I've gone through with my ventures and what I learned from. Maybe there's some lessons that might be valuable to people. So, as a kid I always dreamt of working with entertainment as an artist. Like for many, growing up was painful...
  4. S

    INTRO Hi. I'm an M33 entrepreneur from India who failed my first 2 ventures. Hear my see-saw story!

    Hi everyone! Here's an introduction about myself. I read TMF because a person who I used to do business with makes $60k a month, and he recommended this book to me, saying that this book really helped him build the mindset to earn that kind of money. After graduating in Chemical Engineering, I...
  5. SD Entrepreneur

    SUCCESS STORY: $3.7+ Million in Sales since 2012 (Service Business)

    Hello everyone! New member of the forum, love the community and inspiration it provides and thought it was my time to join and contribute. A QUICK OVERVIEW OF MY JOURNEY (so far) Graduated college (no loans, paid by working hard in a trade before starting and working during school) Got a...
  6. AG356

    How I went from $0 to $300,000 at the age of 22 (Oh, and back to $0)

    Alright guys, time for round 2 of me throwing out a novel as a thread before I leave another year or two and live to tell another tale. Maybe some of you remember me from my Amazon FBA thread I’ve written 2 years ago. I thought about adding what this story to the Amazon thread, however, I...
  7. Siddhartha

    EXECUTION Foundations, the trigger, reaching olympus

    Everyone wants to claim freedom, everyone wants to claim financial security and freedom from the script. Some have done this; but most of them gloss over what they started with, what they came from, and some of the worst battles. Popular biographies and blog posts tend to be some of the worst...
  8. M

    NOTABLE! Your worst entrepreneurial failure... details please!

    What is your worst entrepreneurial failure... please, let's hear the details! If you share, please let us know how you ACTED, ASSESSED, and ADJUSTED, if at all. I'll start... I mentioned this story in Unscripted but it is what I'd classify as my worst failure... More recently, my worst...
  9. pat9000

    RANT Why do we love losers?

    I feel too many people are soft today. We accept failure almost as equally as a success. They try to make all the kids feel like winners and have no one feel the grief of loss. If you never taste defeat, how can you truly taste victory? I just wonder why we are accepting stuff like this and...
  10. Dragan9

    INTRO+ 19 yo Dancing with fear, Call to action, Leaving Home.

    I am a 19 Year old Bosnian. I always hated the 9-5 scam. I hated the idea of selling my soul to a job that i hate. I saw life has more to offer, so when people asked me what do I want to work when i Grow up, I had no plan. I would usually give them a short answer,Doctor,Lawyer bla bla...That was...
  11. F

    HOT TOPIC GET TO COLLEGE! (Because I failed at business.)

    Here is my perspective. I think that if you're unsure of what you want to to do with your life, you should go to college until you figure it out. I love MJ's book, but one issue I have with it is his hatred of college education and getting a job. The millionaire fastlane claims that there are...
  12. M

    INTRO 21-year-old uni grad - frozen & stuck because I fear failure

    OK, here it goes. I know I was supposed to do this 3 1/2 years ago, but better late than never. I’m a university grad, born, raised, and schooled in the hellhole known as Toronto. I majored in finance at a business school, & got a job as an accounting clerk shortly after graduation. During the...
  13. MikeS

    When was it the last time that someone failed to sell you something? Why did he fail?

    Recently, I have seen a post on the Facebook from @Fox about how someone has failed to sell him a personal training. I thought it was interesting and realized that it could be a great idea to turn it into a thread on this forum. We can all learn from the mistakes of others. So tell me: When...
  14. D

    Another Slice of Humble Pie for 404, Failed SAAS

    Yet again, I've failed. There are always lessons to be learned with each of these landmines, but this one hit deep. In this episode, 404 violates the Commandment of Need. I've spent 7 months diligently developing a SaaS product that I told the market it needed, but not one that the market told...
  15. M

    RANT Hate mail, Volume 1: I tried that once!

    Couldn't resist, but sometimes I get the best content ideas emailed to me!
  16. startinup

    Don't make the same mistakes I did...

    Hey Fastlaners, Haven't been active on the forum recently. But I wanted to take a moment to help some people avoid some mistakes I made when starting my first business. Last August, I started working, like many here, to sell websites to local businesses. It was a great experience, even though...
  17. Z

    INTRO From walking dead to two business execution and now at fastlane

    Thanks @MJ DeMarco ..you are my hero. Your book TMf gave me the chance to live.Reading it was very hard for me( to understand )and it took more than three months to read it through because everything in your book was new to me( terms such as: choices, negative...
  18. Fid

    Am I failing already? Competitors executing damn well

    TLDR; I found out a competitor business is executing (almost) exactly my idea and doing it... damn well! I am at learning & prototyping phase, lightyears behind them. Does that mean I'm failing already by being too late and continuing to execute should be considered unreasonable? To begin...
  19. BrooklynHustle

    FAILURE SIXTEEN FAILURES STRAIGHT!!! Until.....

    THE POWERPOINT THAT CHANGED MY LIFE Every one of us here has been subjected on numerous occasions to a DRY a$$ Powerpoint presentation where the speaker recites the words you can already see on the slide, points to various graphs, and arranges key takeaways in neat groups of three en route to...
  20. BrooklynHustle

    FAILURE 2012 - Microsoft demoted me. I cried in my car. I'm not ashamed...

    2012 - Microsoft demoted me. I cried in my car. I'm not ashamed... I wondered if my life was going anywhere In that moment Entrepreneurship became a NEED rather than an option & I couldn't be stopped What's been your most important failure & WHY?
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