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Notable! 28 Years old: Just bought the Lambo (not clickbait)

Discussion in 'General Entrepreneur Discussion' started by G_Alexander, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. G_Alexander
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    9 and 1/2 years ago, when I was just 18 years old, I hit the "join" button on a forum that would forever change my life. I was already an entrepreneur at heart - and had tried a few things - but I had now found a like-minded group to share ideas and thoughts with. This catalyst was the equivalent of adding rocket fuel to my entrepreneurial gas tank. While I had to put in thousands (and thousands) of hours of work + critical thinking and trial and error - there is no doubt in my mind that this journey was sped up by a few years thanks to @MJ DeMarco (and others thanked in numerous other threads of mine).

    What will 9 years get you on this forum? A gated 6-speed Lamborghini Gallardo (if that floats your boat). More importantly it will get you a new line of thinking (UNSCRIPTED), an appreciation of your most valuable asset (TIME), and the ability to appreciate FAILURE.

    I'm nervous even posting about this, because it feels a bit unreal to me. Truly, I keep telling my friends who know about it that it "doesn't feel real" or "doesn't feel like it's mine yet". But this past Saturday I bought her and drove her 700 miles home (with my girlfriend of 11 years, who has been here this whole journey) back to Chicago. Had about 300 pictures taken by strangers along the way haha.

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    If you asked 18 year old me what my goals were, I would have said "7,000SF house, multiple Lamborghinis, Own a Sports Team, etc.)... but as I have conquered larger obstacles and "grown up" a bit... my goals shifted. I still plan on owning multiple Lambos (I love everything about them, the artwork of the design, the engineering and power, the sound, the drama, etc.)... but getting this car was an important reminder to me that success is not a destination. It is a way of life (for me, having my TIME to myself).

    If success were a destination, then that destination would forever elude you (i.e. you get to $10M in networth, you want $50M next...etc. etc.)... In that scenario you are never truly happy. I think coming to know that the ride is what is important is such an overused but MEGA important reminder. Owning this car is a reminder that I need to enjoy the ride and not hoard every available line of credit/dollar for business deals only. And, at the end of the day I got this particular Lambo because I believe I can drive it for 1-2 years and not lose money on it (barring any acts of God) - which is exactly what I did with my 911 Turbo (sold for $1,000 more than I paid for it originally, after 8,000 miles of enjoyment).

    My favorite things on this journey (aside from the new friends I have made along the way) has been tackling challenges I set for myself, helping my employees grow (who are now like my family), and becoming a better human being through personal development. Make it your mission to serve others (employees, customers, etc.) and your success will be a bi-product. That is my new goal in life. I'm sure it will lead to more Lambos :cool:

    Cheers to the first (of hopefully many)!

    Get started today guys. Have no fear. Just take calculated chances.
    Alex
     
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    Awesome man congrats on your hard work to get what you wanted.
     
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    wow congrats! Definitely a gave me some inspiration!
     
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    whatever you do please do not buy that Lambo crossover.

    Also great job
     
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    That was you driving down Michigan Ave. the other day? jk
     
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    Your Lamborghini looks nice! I'm still not sure if I want one. :rofl:

    How's the interior?

    By the way, I'm happy for your success! :)
     
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    I smell Gold.
     
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    Every time I read such a post it gives me motivation to achieve my goals. Thank you for sharing you story and I wish you plenty of safe and funny kilometres. Have fun! :)
     
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    Congratulation @G_Alexander .

    Wise and inspiring choice of words - coming to know that the ride is what is important is such an overused but MEGA important reminder.
     
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    I had the biggest smile on my face reading your story, espicially this part.

    Massive, massive congrats on one of many milestones, bud.
     
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    Congrats my man!
    Do you have a progress thread?
     
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    Congrats man!
     
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    Are you that lazy? Do you need a step by step guide on how to search this forum? Or how to look at a users profile?
     
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    Congrats man! When did you determine the time was right to buy the lambo?
     
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    Save your energy man, just hit that ignore button.

    Ontopic: thanks for posting this. Really spikes my motivation!
     
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    Aww this is such an inspiring story! It definitely put things into perspective. People here are achieving their goals. We just have to stay committed and enjoy the ride. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    This is incredible. Well done.
    I hope you're bringing it to the Summit. ;)
     
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    This is awesome stuff. Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. This will definitely add a splash of motivation for the rest of us!

    Wish you all the best on your future success!

    P.S. - Lemme know when you're selling that LAMBO, I might be interested :p
     
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    :thumbsup: Great colour !!
     
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    Congrats man! Enjoy what you worked hard for :)
     
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    Congratulations, Alex.

    What better symbol of "FU" towards conventional Scripted dogma than a bold Lamborghini Gallardo.

    Thanks for trusting the process, giving value, and sharing your experiences, brotha.

    If you serve, you deserve :)
     
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    For some reason, seeing your Lambo makes me feel good even though it's not mine lol

    #feelsgoodman
     
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    Congrats!

    Calculated chances....now that's a term to live by.

    I think there are a few around here...let me dig them up....

    GOLD - STOP Paying Rent: Live For Free

    GOLD - 24 Years old: QUIT six-figure Job, Launched two Businesses

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    Man, how did I manage to miss your entire progress thread?!?!

    Guess I have some reading to do :)

    Congrats man - REP+.
     
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    I'm not surprised by this one bit. This guys been grinding like a mofo for a decade. Take note kids.

    Congrats Alex! She's a beaut.