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9 'Slap-Your-Face' Lessons You Need to Learn from this Shark Tank Success Story

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Oct 25, 2015
There is so much powerful wisdom in this post.

As for MFF introductions, and how disgustingly greedy and narrow-minded everyone sounds, I think true newbies like me are un!ikely to come out here to say their journey is all about the contribution of value, because that commitment to making a difference is usually the psychic income that locks us into the slowlane, most of all the people with heart.

And we need to be ignited by the truth that we can be demanding of ourselves in a different way completely. We need to feel the righteous belief that we can have great wealth somewhat in spite of doing the right thing. The introductory claim about money, money, money was a breakthrough for me because my people have either lived and died for the value of the work or lived to escape the pain of quiet desperation.

That legacy does include 4th generation laborers and farmers.

So claiming a wealth-first identity is a face slap to the stupid part of this heritage, that economic slavery is kinda noble and charming.

But I can't thank you enough for the amazing lessons, all nine.

I have introduced my daughter to the Unscripted philosophy and now she's on a very solid wealth legacy journey of her own and she's having a really great life!

Thank you for this sweating glass of ice water, MJ.

@MJ DeMarco.
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Great thread! Congrats - very motivating!
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Dec 27, 2016
Spectacular value in this thread. I am stunned.

@mj: if you had written a new book about this, I would buy it.


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Apr 10, 2018
9 "Slap-Your-Face" Lessons You Need to Learn from this Shark Tank Success Story...

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On April 4th 2014, our very own Fastlaner @Likwid24 made an appearance on Shark Tank and wowed the panel of Sharks with his Paint Brush Cover (PBC) invention. His company received multiple offers to the point the Sharks were fighting over themselves to get a deal. In the end, the PBC team accepted a great offer by Lori Grenier.

In the coming months, you should expect to see The Paint Brush cover in most hardware stores. Not just here in America, but worldwide.

I have no doubt that this incredible story of entrepreneurial execution will also become a millionaire success story, probably sooner than later.

If you weren't aware, this amazing story of inventiveness started here at Fastlane way back on April 16th, 2011. It was then when Sal posted his idea and his vision on the INSIDER portion of our forum. Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to enjoy a front-row seat to his incredibly journey. After 3 years and some 32 pages of updates, there are some wonderful lessons we all can learn from @Likwid24 's process and the PBC's unfolding success story...

I've posted them here.

Thanks for this post MJ. You dont know me but you have been a great inspiration for me. I have really internalized your mindset from both books. I am still broke and dont own a business. However, I will definitely get to it.
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