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  1. Deleted54847
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    Hey, guys.

    I want to make money.
    I want to figure out how finance, investing, trading, and the blockchain technology works, and then teach people like me how about it. Because...

    I've spent the last decade “dabbling” in a dozen businesses from pc repair kid to a door salesman closing high ticket products (avg $45k). I spent as much time reading and watching comics and cartoons, and masturbating. The one thing that hurts the most is I stop halfway. I can’t help losing focus, hope, and motivation. I spent so many hours which amounted to nothing. I admit I was desperate to win. I kept repeating the same cycle over and over again. I just wanted to die.

    I don’t remember how many times I tried to kill myself.

    – But I couldn’t…

    I had a family and a kid I wanted to be a role model for. I had younger siblings I wanted to paved the path for. I just couldn’t pull the plug on my life because that wouldn’t be unfair. I knew ending things the easy way would go against who I was. I hated that feeling, but what I hated more was the smell of food stamps. If you’ve ever been on food stamps, you know it’s f*cking addicting.

    Food stamp is a trap; it’s drug that keeps on giving.

    If you don’t know what food stamps are, all you have to know is you don’t want to be on it. It’s a government assistance that makes you feel like sh*t. To qualify, it feels like you have to tell your case worker how many times you’ve had sex, the positions, and how long you lasted per session. You don’t get your privacy. To make it worst, most people not on the system will talk sh*t about food stamp recipients and complain about how their taxes are wasted on these “lower life forms” who don’t do sh*t but leech.

    So my whole life, I hid the fact that I was poor and didn’t have the confident to shine. I kept up with trends, and my poor mom paid for it. She worked under the table and did odd jobs to spoil us. I didn’t know how much she went through until I was in my teens. But from the earliest I can remember, I couldn’t think of anything else except I wanted to die.

    I was abused from a young age and was ordered to fetch water, cook food, and run errands by one of my older sibling. I was seven or eight when I contemplated taking my life with a belt. I was punched and kicked from head to leg if I was too slow or just because. I went to my single mother for help, but she didn’t do anything except said a few words.

    My life went:

    1. School
    2. Back home
    3. Abused

    You see, I hated how I was living; the inability to speak out; the feeling of working for someone; and the fact that I wanted to succeed without depending on anyone...but the reality is, things don’t work that way. I realized I needed to change in high school, but I was pretty f*cked up mentally and emotionally. I used to be a bright and outgoing kid until I was shut down – hard. Everyone wondered why I stopped speaking and only nodded or said a few words: yes, no, maybe.

    But something clicked one day. I forget the exact moment like many childhood memories, but I wanted to change for real. So the next decade following high school graduation, I spent many hours re-programming my childhood, mindset, attitude, health, and habits.

    I read and watched:
    • T. Robbins
    • Jim Rohn
    • Zig Ziglar
    • G. Cardone
    • Gary V.
    • D. Carnegie
    • David Ogilvy
    • Napoleon Hill
    • and others
    I got out of my comfort zone and talked to people at:
    • farmer’s market
    • bars and clubs
    • college students
    • professors
    • business owners
    And I volunteered and started a dozen other businesses.

    BUT – here’s the kicker:

    I failed every one of those businesses.

    Even after a decade, I’m still at the same place with a college degree, career, or income. I tried to go back to college several times. I’m now $15,000 in debt, but still on food stamps. How does that work?

    ANSWER:

    Change is hard.

    So here’s what I did...I came to accept that I cannot win alone. I need as much help as I can. No one made it to where they were without standing on the shoulders of giants (Robbins, T). I’m no exception. I have a sh*t ton of flaws, but I have strengths too. It was months ago when I decided I have to change again. But before I did, I need to end my dependence on food stamps.

    Food stamp is toxic. The case workers. The community. The outsiders. It’s like gossip, you just can’t have enough of that sh*t. You can’t think about success and food stamps at the same time. You can’t have a healthy outlook without food stamps impacting your state of mind. Food stamps is not a blessing; food stamps and the stereotype surrounding it will trap you and kill you slowly. That’s why removing any form of addiction is my priority.

    Conclusion:

    I’ve read the most popular intro. threads from all the way back in 2012’s. There’s smart a$$ individuals with multiple degrees, established careers, and the young and hungries, but they’re still struggling to break into the fast lane from the sidewalk and slow lane.

    What does that tell us?

    Smarts has nothing to do with it. This means a college dropout and math illiterate like me shouldn’t have to worry about anything. This fast lane is all about time, energy, effort, and motion. I believe it.

    I spend almost 30 years of my life re-programming my past. I won’t compare myself to you inspiring millionaires in your 20’s, 30’s 40’s, etc. I accept that my life hasn’t been the best, but I won’t be outwork by you. If I did, that means I let my self-limiting belief stop me short again, and there is no excuse for it.

    I don’t just want to be another poser who became inactive and dropped out shortly after posting their introduction. To avoid that, I have decided to get into affiliate marketing in the finance / investment niche doing:
    1. Write 99 articles by December 31, 2018
    2. Build my email list to 999 subscribers by January 31, 2019
    3. Create an investment course and sell for $499 by February 28, 2019
    4. Break $10,000 / mo in ads, affiliates, and products by March 31, 2019
    5. Publish a book and get interviews on TV, Internet, and Podcasts by August 03, 2019
    Vision:
    • To explain trading and investing to readers in a way give year olds can understand to ages 21 - 35 who are interested or know a thing or two but without a clear direction as to how or where to begin.
    What do you think?

    I’ll be sharing my journey on the PROGRESS / EXECUTION thread. I know every type of support from you Fast Laners will help!

    See you on the other side.
     
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    *sigh*

    Money chasing.
    Haven't read the books.
    Teaching expertise without experience or viable results.


    You're going EAST, when you should be going WEST. Doomed to fail again.

    Sorry, but we're not here to sugarcoat.

    Thanks for the introduction though, hopefully we can right the ship.
     
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    Hello there,

    that's where i stopped reading. Your mindset is wrong.

    Please read MJ's books and then add value to this world.

    No offense! Best of luck!
     
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    I’m not a fast lane success (yet)... but I can already see many errors with your mindset.

    1) it’s clear you haven’t read MJs books. If you have, you haven’t taken away the most crucial points which (IMO) are: focus on providing VALUE, not making money, and, ideally, provide value using CENTS commandments (a quick forum browse and you will learn what this is).

    2) affiliate marketing via blog is not only unlikely to bring income, but it violates CENTS in multiple ways

    3) a $500 dollar investing course??? You realize their are countless books for less than $20 dollars on investing by people with ACTUAL investing experience? Real estate, stocks, index funds, ETFs, you name it, it’s out there for cheap.

    I’ve read several of them, and MJs books generally tear traditional investing to shreds. You don’t even need to read a book to learn “investing”, which, IMO is so broad a topic that you can’t even get into it. Sounds to me like you want to regurgitate common investing philosophies that are really wealth preservation tactics.

    Furthermore, thinking that you are gonna teach an average young person to TRADE in the stock market? What like show them a triple top and “double horns” and “50 day moving trends”, you realize even for the best and brightest (not calling you stupid, just saying), they can rarely outperform the market for longer than several years right?

    You are getting a good start by admitting the problem is from within and not blaming society, but you need to read MJs books, spend more time on the forum, and be a bit more humble about what you think you know, before you post a game plan involving a $500 “investing course”.

    I’m a slowlaner/sidewalker at the moment. I work security for about 12 bucks an hour. But I’m aware of the mindset and intentions these guys have, and you are clearly not their yet.
     
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    Thanks for the reminder.

    I admit the first time I listened to the book (audible) there was much to learn and digest. I am halfway through it a second time

    There's Rental/Product, Computer, Content, Distribution, and Human Resource. I am focus on content to learn about seo and copywriting.

    I noticed it came out wrong. I admit I don't mind having money and money is not something I dislike. I edited to clarify this is learning journey.

    The numbers and goal are there to keep me with a sense of urgency and milestone to work towards based on affiliate marketers' chronicles.
     
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    None taken. I appreciate your time.
     
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    Yeah. A $499 course is pretty cocky. I base the number on following journey from internet marketer starting out, learning all they can to be dangerous,and producing a course and selling it to people like them when they first started. The way they build a brand through establishing a relationship through free content, video calls, and community engagement and then selling their very basic course for 499 - 999$ is inspirational.

    The stuff is basic, but they provide the value in saving time for their customers and providing a roadmap(s) to follow. Everyone is happy.
     
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    Yes another bro marketer you're the one I've been waiting for.
     
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    Sounds like you are trying to be yet another internet marketing guru with a sales funnel?

    I believe @Lex DeVille wrote a thread that’s now gold about that.

    “Learning all you can to be dangerous” to me sounds like “learning all you can to convince some sucker to give you half a grand”
     

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