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Discussion in 'Forum Introductions (Who are you!?)' started by AGP, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. AGP
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    Greetings!

    The forum landing page suggested I introduce myself if I want to get the most out of the forum. Seeing I’m not very comfortable sharing myself, here goes.

    I decided to join the fastlane forum as I was half way through reading UNSCRIPTED, and I want to change my life.

    I’m almost 40 now and I don’t have anything to show for it. I have an incredible girlfriend who’s been with me through thick and thin, but not much else. I don’t own property, investments and I don’t have a career. I work long hours during the day as a forkie and I work at night stacking shelves at a supermarket.
    I don’t have time to pursue my passion, which is music and digital art. This isn’t the circumstance I would want to start a family in, let’s put it that way.

    So as I’m reading MJ’s books I get angry. I realise I’ve wasted many years on fruitless endeavours and frivolous entertainment/procrastination. And work. I’m angry because I am an individual who does not respond well to authority, and yet here I am more servile than ever. I work my a$$ off and pay taxes and for what? So I can keep working? Barely getting ahead just to be pulled back because modern society and banks need me financially indebted? Keep breaking my back so I can make my employers life easier? Nope, no way. I’m done. I want a future. I want choice. I want to decide what I do with my time. I want to live a fulfilling life that contributes something to the world, and I’m gonna do it whilst I still have the energy and the will.

    So I’m hoping I can learn a thing or two from individuals who are walking their own path, and who are successful, or motivated enough to effect positive change in this world. I’m also basically calling myself out, in a way.

    That’s where I’m at right now.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.
     
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    Welcome!

    Good to have you here.

    Fruitless?

    Don't think so.

    Sure, what you have done ain't gonna lead to a million dollars.

    Did you go to college? Joined any clubs? What jobs have you worked in? What were some notable people that you met along the way?

    Some of the most successful entrepreneur not only had multiple failures, but also a breadth of experiences behind them. Could be as mundane as working at McDonalds (Jeff Bezos worked at one when he was little) or as crazy as drugs (Richard Branson). Life experiences give us an unconscious competence on how to deal with people and upcoming challenges in life that we often don't have the logics to solve.

    What kind of music are you interested in? I had some piano and trumpet lessons some years back, but the classical approach wasn't cutting it.
     
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    welkom to the forum AGP,

    I understand it must be frustrating to only realize this now, be happy you dident realize this when your 90 in your death bed;)

    There are and allways will be people better or worse off in life then you. The best thing what you can do is except that. (whats the alternative?)

    I would start of by being greatfull with what I allready have, as you said you have an Incredible girlfriend and i expect you have alot of life experince . Not everyone has this I for one have never had a proper girlfriend.

    If you still feel anger try and Chanel it into something productive, as an old mentor of mine once said you can use your anger and frustration as either a burden or as fuel.
    So you can hate your self or curse the world or use that as fuel to get up take action and do something about it!
     
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    You have choice NOW. You are already deciding what to do with your time. That's the key. I realize that you mean you want total freedom of choice as to how to spend your time. But that is in the future for you. The way to get there is to start by owning the little choices and decisions on how you spend your time NOW.

    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Great intro! Congrats on deciding to change your life.

    You definitely have the correct attitude. Glad to have you here.
     
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Read the gold and notable threads, and finish the books. 40 is still young and you’ve actually got an advantage over us 20 something’s.....life experience.

    Also, read the quote in my signature...just keep on keepin on.
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)

    What kind of digital art, exactly? I'm curious because art-wise, I am uniquely non-talented, but I like looking at it. :p
     
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    Glad you joined, buddy. I see some similarities between you and I. My suggestion, learn and focus in a single business skill. Don't worry too much about how it will make you money. The dots will start to connect. I started with learning copywriting and now I am moving onto digital marketing. I set up a website offering Copywriting and SEO. Still have a lot to do. Much to learn.
     
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    Yeah man just stick around the forum, educate yourself and work on your plan

    Look at your skill set and work the angles

    You'll get there

    Don't be angry be passionate
     
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    Harness that anger and turn it into drive and action.

    Maybe you’ve had your FTM, enough to make positive change.

    Just remember, it’s a journey, and it doesn’t happen overnight.

    Welcome to the forum. You’ll find many kindred spirits here, and you bring a lot to the table with your years and life experience.

    Don’t underestimate the value you can bring:
     
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    Let the anger flow through you.

    Welcome glad you found this place.
     
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    Well buddy..... you're already ahead of a lot of folks.
     
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    First, I wasn’t expecting any replies, which shows me that there is a community here of individuals who care about others, and not just promoting themselves. So that was pleasantly surprising.

    Second, there were plenty of quality responses that made me evaluate and ponder some things. I always thought helping others was a necessary component of any quality individuals life. Basically, as entrepreneurs, the focus is solving a problem for someone else, making their lives easier, (or harder if you’re a personal trainer), or giving them material possessions, entertaining them, feeding them, clothing them or whatever. Yes, the law of effection might mean great financial reward, but i would prefer if it also meant building a legacy, in a sense that cathedral builders generally never saw their finished structure, yet dedicated their lives to its completion. Imagine how much further our world could go if everyone had such a mindset? Wishful thinking, but even revolutions began with a single thought.

    Third, I’m going to read through the recommended threads and slowly but surely, put all the insights, knowledge and experiences found here into action and progress with my projects, some of which involve art and some business.

    Fourth, a big thank you to MJ for finishing his books, and not watering down his message - unlike the million shills going about these days. I’m grateful for turning that first page.
     
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    Hi AGP,
    Welcome to the Forum. Age is just a number my friend. Amount of energy and enthusiasm you have to reach your goals is enough to surpass any challenge and get over you past mistakes. I am also close to forty, but i still believe there is a lot to expereince and do. Glad you joined this forum. Change starts with change in thoughts, which you already did and way ahead when compared to rest of the world. All the best for your journey ahead.
     
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    Angry ... I get it . But you should be happy that you woke up . M J in his books talked right to you and you now realize there's more to life . Keep on discovering and educating yourself .
     
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    Welcome to the forum, @AGP -

    Your realizations are similar to many people's, but you have time to change your trajectory, as @PizzaOnTheRoof 's quote says. I am older than you, but, as MJ has pointed out in his books, the market just wants you to add value. It doesn't care what you look like or how old you are.

    @PizzaOnTheRoof , great quote and suggestions.
     
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    In all seriousness:
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    So, you do have a choice. You need to decide right now for that change. You need to decide right now on what actions to take and to go after the life that you want. It needs to be a serious commitment.
     
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    Glad you've joined us. I have a feeling you'll do well. You're already a hard worker, and it sounds like you have a deep seated (seeded?) reason to want it.
     
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    You're welcome! Glad to have you here. 40 is plenty young!!
     
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    Yep, you're exactly where I was at when I was almost 40. I'm 43 now, and my wife and I have built a business that nets us almost $200k a year now after all the bills and expenses are paid. We have 5 employees. All this was done within the last two years. We could double this up if we decide to.

    You are plenty young....as MJ just said.
     
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    Welcome to The Forum. There are some exceptional people on here who will listen, advise and help as much as possible but in the end it all comes down to you.

    It sounds you could be in a better place than you first imagined. You have a girlfriend who has stood by you. No property but you have income. This gives you flexibility.

    Hopefully, you have no debt and if this is the case you have a good solid base to start from.

    Sounds like you need to free time up so you can have time to "find/build/design your thing". Working all those hours creates a grind. Is there a way you can work less and still pay life's essentials?

    Good Luck and as I said there are people hear who will help.
     
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    Welcome! And congratulations... sounds like you had your FTM/FTE LIVE as you typed. First step toward going off-script!
     
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