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Hi all,

Some background for anyone interested. You may jump to the next post if you are not interested in the recent history leading to right now.

Born in Brazil, scripted family, scripted friends. Always felt like Neo, believing that there needed to be something out there. Searched about how to make money on youtube around Jan/Feb 2017 and got into a self-improvement loophole that eventually led me to Rich Dad, 4 hour week and, finally, Fastlane.

I still say it's the most important book I've ever read. I thought Rich Dad was important until the 4 Hour Work Week. Then I read MJ's book and nothing was the same. Everything made so much sense and the majority of the book was a direct punch to my face shouting "It's your fault you are like this". I think I've read it about 6 times. Unscripted 4 if I'm not mistaken.

I have been living in Canada since September 2015 thanks to my brother and mother's investment in a college program for me. I didn't need more "education", but it makes it so much easier to immigrate if you have a degree from a Canadian institution. And this whole immigration ordeal has been a little shadow following my steps over the last four years here but it will be soon over.

2018. I started it with lots of expectations because the unscripted ideas were fresh in my mind. However, I still had two more terms in college, winter, and summer, bound to graduate at the end of August. Good thing is that my best friend from College vouched for me and I scored a good enough slow lane job a month before I finished the program. I need to work 12 months in Canada before I can apply for immigration. With that in mind, I went to work without much of a fuss. Trust me, any slow lane job in North American is eons better than most "good" jobs of 3rd world countries.

I dreaded the job. I went to Brazil during the holidays thinking I would've come back from feeling better, refreshed and ready to work. I quit after a week, got myself a web dev program to follow and told myself I'd learn it and make something for myself. Long story short, I didn't and went into a crippling depression for most of this year. Unemployed for 8 months straight. Not good. I had savings to keep me afloat but it was not easy. I managed to pull myself out of the slumber with the help of some new friends and a lot of self-reflecting. Got a new and way better slow lane job for the foreseeable future. I need it to guarantee my stay in Canada. Almost 3 months in and I know this is gonna help me in my Fastlane plan while being very tolerable. Pays more than the previous one too.

Overall, my 2019 is ending WAY better than it started. I'm going (again) to Brazil for the holidays because 3 close friends are getting married (with 3 other people, 3 different weddings heh). But I plan to work/action-fake a bit while there since I will have lots of downtimes between each event. On what will I be working on? Check the next post.
 

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[T-minus 3 weeks for 2020] Countdown and preparation.
  • How will my thread work: I will be using this thread somewhat as a weekly journal/update and, more importantly, to hold myself accountable to my plan. I do not have anyone close to me that understands/shares the unscripted mindset that I could sit and talk to weekly. This forum is way much more useful than acquaintances that do not share the same ideals;
  • What I will be talking about: Weekly progress, struggles, hardships, achievements, plans. I will try to document this as much as possible, hoping that my experiences can be of use to other people;
  • When will I post: Probably every Tuesday. It has been the "reset" day of the week in my life for the past 10 years anyway. (WoW players will understand);
  • Why only now: Good question. If I read the book more than two years ago, why did it took me so long to get started? Cause I was a piece of shit. Still probably am, but I am working to change that. I have read many times how one good habit can affect your bottom line and make you excel in other areas of your life. This year I went to my highest weight ever, 209lbs(94.9kg). Went Carnivore/Keto for almost 4 months and still going, losing a whopping 42lbs(~19kg) in the process. Feeling great about myself, because I have the power to change my circumstances. What I want now is to add to this scale gain in other areas of improvement. If there is one thing that MJ's messages say loud and clear is that it is possible. Nothing is out of reach.
  • What the hell is the Cake for @MJ DeMarco ? My hope to get one of the 1st editions of The Millionaire Fastlane book with the "ugly" cover. I want to bake my mom's delicious recipe of a Black Forrest cake and trade it for a 1st edition TMF book. But I will only allow myself to formally propose this once I am fully up and running in the Fastlane. Completely unscripted. I hope you like cherries
That is it for this week. Next Tuesday I will go a bit in-depth with my yearly plan and how I plan on starting my brand. Cheers.
 

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I'll be quietly watching from the sidelines. You can do it bro!
 

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My hope to get one of the 1st editions of The Millionaire Fastlane book with the "ugly" cover.
Ha Ha, not sure I can arrange that. I have very little of them left . They're rare editions and I'm not sure I want to part with them.

Welcome aboard!
 
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[T-minus 2 weeks for 2020] The Plan and How to Tackle It.

Welcome back everyone. Today I will lay bare the base of my plan and how I plan to tackle it. Let's get into it.
Disclaimer: I know that just posting here is a lot of action-faking. That's why I am gonna try to keep it straight to that weekly post and with the least amount of fluff possible (always hard cause I tend to talk too much).

  • Define the goals for the year: To be honest, I am a firm believer that goals should have some kind of number attached to it. However, what I want to achieve in 2020 is hard to quantify. Overall, I managed to narrow it to these 3 main ideas:
    1. Youtube Channel: This is going to be my bread and butter of the year. Yeah yeah, I am aware how Youtube is in a dire situation right now, one of the best examples of why being a hitchhiker is not a great idea. However, I do not plan on depending on the adsense money, I just want to get an initial audience. More on this later.
      The thing about it being number one is that it is going to take priority over everything else as much as possible. Numero Uno;
    2. Learning Japanese: This my Secondary "fun" learning activity that I also want to devote some of my time into. The thing is that I am not gonna stop to act on this. It is more of a "Can't focus on priority 1, so I'll do this instead". Audio books, Duolingo, memory cards on my phone, plain calligraphy practice on a piece of paper. Whenever I can do this but can't do work on my channel, I'll work on my Jap;
    3. Diet + Gym: This will be daily/weekly activities to keep myself in check. Doing my Keto/Carnivore regiment for a considerable amount of time put me in such a good state of mind. Focused, good and balanced energy. No real ups and downs during the day. I want to get back to it as soon as I get back from my holidays in Brazil. Will also apply myself to an exercise regiment. Since I am going to appear on the videos, I want to make sure I have a good image. Plus, when I was losing weight I had a huge boost of self-esteem. It is a snowball effect of goodness that happen when you do one thing consistently in your life.
  • Define quarterly Objectives: This is stuff like posting X many videos, being at a certain part of duolingo, working out every scheduled day, etc.
  • Plan a bi-weekly schedule: This has been mostly done so far. It was pretty much accomplished by dividing awaken hour by 3 (20min increments) and marking "obligations" of everyday, like my commute + slowlane job, eating and exercising period, etc. I will also add shooting and editing time to the schedule, as well as script writing. By my accounts, I will have 40+ free hours per week to work on the channel.
What I hope I can craft is a concise day-to-day list of what to do and just "act until echo".
Next week I'll tell you a bit more about why I won't necessarily need the adsense money from youtube, nor direct support from the audience (although, specially in the beginning, it will be more than welcome).

See you all next week.

Ha Ha, not sure I can arrange that. I have very little of them left . They're rare editions and I'm not sure I want to part with them.

Welcome aboard!
By the way MJ, do you remember how many of the 1st edition TMF books were printed? Just so I can grasp how "rare" it is lol.
 

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