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Surf16

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I just finished Unscripted tonight.

Loved it.

I particularly loved the part on page 369 -

"Composite the five unions: Beliefs, meaning-and-purpose, a Fastlane productocracy, execution, and discipline. Mix together and the concoction left behind is an empowered "F*ck you" immune to the SCRIPT. No settling. No punching time clocks. no sardine seats on Southwest Airlines."

That is a classic and is going on the White Board.

Anybody else have some favorites MJ-isms?
 

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[I had edited this for my own sake where the ellipses are, and it came from a thread on this forum]

I write books that move unseen probabilities with the goal of shifting probabilities to induce better outcomes. Yes luck always plays a role whenever probabilities exist. But as an entrepreneur that buys into the Unscripted philosophy, our objective is different: We aim to move probability. 1 in 7 is better than 1 in 500 or 1 in 1,000,000 or 0 in {anything}…

  1. Hard work gives you 2 chances to call a coin flip.
  2. Average work gets you 1.
  3. Laziness gets you 0.

@MJ DeMarco 1/16/2019
 

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@Zcott , I love the saying on your profile pic, "Don't quit your Day Dream".
Thank you, Sir. It's a great saying.

I've a bit of sentimental attachment to it. Years ago, I was working in an awful cold calling job whilst stricken with wanderlust, obsessed with backpacking Australia, a dream of mine since a small child. I came across a beautiful wallpaper with a little boat and a sunset with 'don't quit your day dream' written over it, which I used as the wallpaper for my work computer to motivate me that good things were coming. But it also had a dual affect in that it tapped into my entrepreneurial beliefs. :)
 

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“Life does not begin on Friday night and end Monday morning.”

“Scale creates millionaires. Magnitude creates millionaires. Scale and magnitude creates billionaires.”

And a lot more great quotes by M.J. can be found at M. J. DeMarco quotes. Inspirational, funny or thoughtful quo
 

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I have two that pop into memory right now:

  • "As entry barriers to any business or start-up process weaken or become 'easified', so does the strength or the potential of the opportunity"
  • "The Commandment of Need states that if you own a controlled and entry-barred enterprise that provides relative value, satisfying needs or wants, you will win growth, profits, and possibly, passive income for life"
    • Then, the knockout punch: "Entrepreneurship 101, right? Not exactly--more like advanced business strategy"
P.S. Thanks MJ for all the knowledge and wisdom you have shared. Your work gives us a fighting chance to get out!
 
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One nugget that I really liked was in Chapter 27 (of course the whole chapter is really good.),

"Real change comes from identity and self-not from interim motivations jump-started by books or YouTube binging. Basically, you have to BE what you want to become FIRST so the actions can follow. Don't TALK about it; BE about it. BE. ACT on being. Then HAVE."

This was pure gold and eye opening for me. I knew about affirmations, but I greatly underestimated the power of personal identity.
 

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For me, one of the best quotes (and one that stays in my mind) is this:

If you accept conventional wisdom from conventional people living conventional lives, can you expect to be anything but conventional?
- MJ DeMarco
My favorite as well.
 

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For me, one of the best quotes (and one that stays in my mind) is this:

If you accept conventional wisdom from conventional people living conventional lives, can you expect to be anything but conventional?
- MJ DeMarco

Loooooove this one.


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Here are some of my favs from UNSCRIPTED:

"Everyone wants the perfect wife but few want to work towards becoming the perfect husband."

"THE EASIER THE OPPORTUNITY, THE WORSE IT IS."

"{Fake Entrepreneurs} love entrepreneurship benefits, but they don't love solving problems. Instead, they're looking for a plug-and-play, paint by numbers solutions, ironically created by real entrepreneurs."

"There is no F*cking list that tells you exactly what steps to take.
There is no F*cking list and once you discover there isn't one, be happy about it."

"Any complaining, whining and dissent is a potential opportunity."

"Whenever you say, 'I can't find ideas', what you're really saying is the world is perfect and it needs nothing."

(I literally have a huge list of my fav MJ quotes on my computer that I look at when I need a kick up the butt!)
 

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GREATNESS IS A LOT OF SMALL THINGS DONE DAILY.
I'm not the original author on this, I've heard/known this for years, so I'm not sure if there is an original speaker on it.
 

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