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INTRO 25 Y/O w Useless Degree and Passion for Martial Arts

Fightrepreneur

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Hello,
I'm a 25 year old male with an entrepreneurial itch. I have a degree in Middle Eastern Studies that I can't use because I decided I didn't want to be an academic. I read Millionaire Fastlane while studying Arabic full time the summer before starting grad school. Although TMF opened my mind in a new way, I wanted to be a counter terrorism specialist so I put the dream of retirement on the backburner. While in grad school for Counter Terror I realized writing academic papers comparing terrorist ideologies was a far cry from the heroic role fighting ISIS I had envisioned for myself... the military pretty much handles that and I am medically ineligible for service.

I discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at age 23, ironically while studying abroad in the Middle East. I quickly decided martial arts was it for me, and quit school to pursue training. I soon took a job as an HVAC technician so I could pursue martial arts. I got into MMA and 2 years later quit my HVAC job won my second amateur cage fight.

I had a substantial windfall in cryptocurrency during the bull run of 2017, plus saving while working HVAC has afforded me some time off and some entrepreneurial investment funds... I am midway through UNSCRIPTED and I am preparing to commit to entrepreneurship full time while training martial arts several hours a week time permitting. I am looking for the right niche, thinking of markets I know within the MMA world. I have a standing offer to return to the HVAC company should I need work again, so I am pretty much coasting looking to maximize this time off.

Looking forward to exploring the Fastlane Forum more, I've already found great food for thought that is further opening my mind to business angles...

now back to finish UNSCRIPTED
 

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Huge MMA fan here, curious if you're considering something like Bloody Elbow, MMA Junkie, Sherdog, etc. Could come at it from an angle the others haven't yet. Once popular sell through site.
 

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Welcome my friend, appreciate the introduction!
 
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Fightrepreneur

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Huge MMA fan here, curious if you're considering something like Bloody Elbow, MMA Junkie, Sherdog, etc. Could come at it from an angle the others haven't yet. Once popular sell through site.
Yes these types of sites are an angle I'm thinking of. I was thinking about a site that you could look up and perhaps book tickets to amateur fights and look up results etc. I googled it and found at least one website that already covered events and results... I figured there was no way my record would be on there as an obscure amateur... but there I was when I looked up my name, so these sites have their shit down...

There's gotta be something I can do better however.
 
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Fightrepreneur

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Welcome my friend, appreciate the introduction!
Thanks MJ, really glad to be here. You get this all the time, but thank you for your work.

My best friend recently tried to console me about not having a passion I could turn into a career, and expressing my desire to build a passive income...

He said "Don't worry man, 90% of people hate their jobs, so you just have to find something you can tolerate to pay the bills, don't listen to some guy who got lucky off a stupid idea"

Of course, he comes from a long line of doctors and just wrapped up his third year of med school. I guess this explains why "hating your job" is an acceptable life standard for him...

Anyways, I'm here to learn from those further along this path than I am who are not satisfied with hating most of your waking hours
 

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