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Easier in the USA.

FastlanerDoer

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Hi guys, im from Australia here. reading some of these threads, the US seems an easier place to take advantage of the fastlane. Australia the great country that it is, is a lot harder to accomplish goals with the lack of population to really focus in on. Great to be here.
Saying it's hard to accomplish goals in your situation is just a self limiting believe that can slow down your actual progress or get you out of Fastlane completely. A lot of other people in the world got a harder start than you, Australia is already a rich country with an average sized population. Plus now with the internet, you could easily place your business in the internet and sell your products and services worldwide. There's no excuse for 'harder to accomplish goals', anything is hard if you have a self limiting belief.
 
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This is a juicy thread, loved reading the comments. Wheres the Michael Jackson popcorn meme
 

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Hi guys, im from Australia here. reading some of these threads, the US seems an easier place to take advantage of the fastlane. Australia the great country that it is, is a lot harder to accomplish goals with the lack of population to really focus in on. Great to be here.

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.


Can’t remember who said that, but it’s true.
 

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I heard Americans like to spend money. E.g. it's easier to make an American part with his/her money than in other countries.

I would agree. This is definitely one of the tailwinds in the American consumer sector. Given enormous competition, is it enough to make America undisputedly better? I don’t think so.

A good place to start and grow a business. Sure. But making other countries irredeemable by comparison, lol no. They’re all irredeemable and we live on a slave planet. Case in point was @Fox s disgust with Ireland and New Zealand.
 
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Indeed communism is strong here in Australia.
Chinese are flowing in bulk to conquer us.
And they eat children.
And everything is red.
I might disconnect, time for the Jinping prey and a bowl of rice.

I was wondering why everything was so red in your profile pic. That explains it!
 

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This is a clear case of “grass is always greener.” Unless you’re @MTF in which case grass is bad and he wants biodiversity.

No more excuses. Everyone go build something that matters.
 
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I would agree. This is definitely one of the tailwinds in the American consumer sector. Given enormous competition, is it enough to make America undisputedly better? I don’t think so.

A good place to start and grow a business. Sure. But making other countries irredeemable by comparison, lol no. They’re all irredeemable and we live on a slave planet. Case in point was @Fox s disgust with Ireland and New Zealand.
There's like no competition in some local fields. Want to start a roofing/flooring/ac repair etc company? Sure, just make a website, learn the basics of marketing, pick up your phone and show up on time. You're already better than 90% of the competition. Now you're making $30000+ per month without even having employees just because an average person here makes $4000 instead of $300 like in some countries so you can charge a lot more. Good luck making $1000 per month running a flooring business on your own in Belarus or Russia or any 3rd world country. You have to pay 3x the average salary in fees just to start it, and then your business won't pass a fire inspection or some shit like than because you didn't bribe the inspector. Oh, by the way, your google and Facebook ads accounts have been suspended just because you're running your ads while being in a 3rd world country. But it doesn't matter anyway, you've been drafted to war, pack up your shit and go die for your dictator
 

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It is certainly not "easier" to start a business in the USA.

But it is definitely a lot easier to scale a business in the USA than in a smaller country. I'll give an example of my own business:

I improve an existing product or develop a new product. Now I need to do all this:
  1. Competitor and market research
  2. Intellectual property research
  3. Think of a brand name and register the brand
  4. Find a manufacturer and negotiate
  5. Create the purchase order and make the payment
  6. Create the brand style guide
  7. Create the product user manual and package design
  8. Launch the product online
  9. Learn advertising and set-up ads
  10. Figure out logistics
  11. Start selling
It does not matter if I sell 10.000 or 100.000 products per year, this list of tasks consumes the same amount of time and money for both.

So instead of selling 100.000 pieces of 1 sku, I need to sell 10.000 x 10 sku's for the same financial result. And then it's not even the same because many steps have to be redone for each new product (designs costs, etc. etc.). And buying large from one manufacturer is usually a lot cheaper also.

Fortunately, in the EU we are able to sell cross-border. Meaning, I can probably sell maybe 50.000 pieces of 1 product. But even the cross-border route is more difficult because of language differences (translations) and unique tax regulations per country.
 

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Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.


Can’t remember who said that, but it’s true.
Jim Rohn ;)

One of my life-changing quotes.

Regarding the thread, I live in Poland and work as an IT professional for the US company which killed a bit my entrepreneurship hunger due to a very high salary and little work I need to do to keep earning good money.

But I have not given up on that dream yet as ‚I am comfortable but not satsisfied’.

As for the business owners, I know people doing online businesses and earning very good money on this market (40M). However, running a brick and mortar business is not that easy due to a red tape, rental costs or crazy interpratations which taxes should be applied.
 
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I mean...how do I say this. It's the wrong way to see things. It's a wrong proposition to begin with. The definition is wrong.

I rather be born in Australia than in a 3rd world country where I grew up around poverty and bad influences. That's a big disadvantage.

Even if you are a genius living in a 3rd world country. You can still innovate or invent something and export it to a 1st world country. Although you do need money to fund research and development. But a lot of those resources are allocated to governments, corporations and academia. So, yeah, true that it is "easier" in places like the US. A lot of geniuses in 3rd world countries have wasted potential.

But..America just isn't the place you see on TV or in the movies. Yeah, there's a ton of money and wealth but most people don't own anything. They just drive to a 9-5 and pay bills.

And no, people are not just handing out money paying up for just any product or service.

America is very competitive and efficient when it comes to wealth. In other words, it's great at creating wealth because you've inserted yourself in the right framework but it's also very good at keeping others' from creating wealth. Most people are not smiling, clapping their hands and ringing the bell at the NYSE because their company went IPO. Most people are broke and depressed because they work a job they hate and all their money goes to bills.

That's just not how it works here.
 
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theazizmoh_

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Hi guys, im from Australia here. reading some of these threads, the US seems an easier place to take advantage of the fastlane. Australia the great country that it is, is a lot harder to accomplish goals with the lack of population to really focus in on. Great to be here.
You can absolutely go fastlane in almost every country and its possible with digital businesses

I currently live in kuwait which is 4.3 million in population

In my mind I can go fastlane.
 

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