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I have a close friend who has been working a coffee shop job for the last few years. He's a smart guy, just hasn't really found his way yet. Well, last month I recommended unscripted to him.

I came into the shop today to chat, and he got excited when he saw me walk in. He walked over and said, "Dude. That book you recommended to me. It changed my entire life. I read it cover to cover in two days. What the **** have I been doing?! Since I finished it I've taught myself Python and have begun working on learning app development."

It's interesting how you can drop one book into someone's life and disrupt their thinking entirely. Thanks again, MJ, for gifting us this book.
 

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disrupt their thinking entirely

At the end of the day all of our behaviors and decisions will stem from our thinking.

Often times people who are totally capable of success just need the right principles and axioms in mind.

Because without these first principles to guide your thinking you it's almost impossible to arrive at the complex insights necessary to gain an edge in entrepreneurship.

You have to have some kind of advantage. And knowing how to think and solve complex problems is a good one.
 

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Excellent! Thanks for sharing the story, glad to see he's changing his oil and starting the journey.

Q: Did he give up already before reading? Was he like "Oh well, working here at the coffee shop is just the way things are, and will be..."
 

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Excellent! Thanks for sharing the story, glad to see he's changing his oil and starting the journey.

Q: Did he give up already before reading? Was he like "Oh well, working here at the coffee shop is just the way things are, and will be..."
I wouldn't say he gave up before reading the book, he's mentioned wanting to get a better education and find something else to do. But the book lit a fire under his a$$. He never understood the time for money constraint prior. Once he became aware of that his discipline kicked in it seems.
 

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Here's another story:

I an old friend of mine came to me stressed out and depressed. She hated her new job and felt trapped. I suggested she read Unscripted. Because she works long hours and has a long commute, I recommended she sign up for Audible.com and download the book for her to listen during her drive to/from work.

A month later she's a different person! She's still working the shitty job but now has a really cool app idea and working on developing it. She never thought she had the entrepreneurial gene. Turns out, all she needed to do was abandon the "script."

I don't know if her app will be successful (although I do think it's a really cool idea), but it has awakened in her a whole new world of possibilities. And I'm so glad to see her smiling again!

#thanksMJ
 

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A month later she's a different person! She's still working the shitty job but now has a really cool app idea and working on developing it. She never thought she had the entrepreneurial gene. Turns out, all she needed to do was abandon the "script."

As long as she realizes that Unscription is a long game and not a "Ill try this" she'll make it!
 

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How the hell did he learn python that quick lol.. i studied that shit for months and i barely know the basics. although i was learning r alongside python, so that might be why..
 

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For a lot of folks, the issue isn't HARD WORK. There are a ton of people that work hard, the problem is, their hard work is focused into the wrong system. A system that simply doesn't pay well, scale, or lend itself to creating wealth and working probabilities for it.
 

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I think ‘Hard Work’ Has to be combined with ‘Smart Work.’ Whenever someone says that “Hard Work” is 100% of the formula to success I cringe a little. I can manually move 15,000 logs by myself, or I can use a tractor. The latter isn’t even that hard. Let’s say I wanted to start a lawn-mowing business. I have several options I can take:


The hardest work would be getting down in hands and knees and cutting the lawns with scissors. If “Hard Work” were the complete story, that would be profitable.


The next teir would be using a gasoline mower.


A Toer above that would be to hire employees to operate those gasoline powered mowers.


But here we get into God-tier businesses. What if I could invent a roomba-like robot that mower lawns instead and had a company that mowed peoples lawns like that. I can take 200 hours building them, then all I would have to do was manage them.


Even better, what if I SOLD these Roomba-like mowers direct to consumer and let them do the management.


The secret is getting the most work done with the least amount of effort. Use bulldozers, not shovels. Work smart, not hard.


But one word of caution is that you can’t be AFRAID of hard work because while building your lawn roomba there ARE going to be times where the going gets tough.
 

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