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Alucard

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After being recommended the Millionaire Fastlane by a friend and reading it a week ago, nothing has seemed so painfully evident.

I'm currently slogging through a 4-year business degree... just so I can get the "privilege" to work a 40-year dead-end job from 9-5 every day and trading in 5 days of my life for 2 days of false freedom.
It's crazy to think that I've gone almost 2 decades of my life following and abiding by the slow lane... I was always a good student, working extra hard to achieve the best results. But now, I find it kind of funny... my entire academic life has really set me up for one thing:

A life of mediocrity.

Nowhere was I taught how to think for myself, how to create my own vision while providing value for others, and how to make that vision reality.

As irritating as it is to be deceived by society for so long, I am abundantly happy and grateful to have realized this early on in my life, and now, with the start of this process thread, I am fully committed to living beyond mediocrity... and achieving Financial Liberation.


My Execution Plan:
I'm going to take the Web design freelance route, not only for the cash flow but for insider experiences into other businesses and for developing business skills that will ultimately lead me to the Fastlane.

When I've found an opportunity that can provide value to millions, I will execute on that, and speed on the Fastlane.

Ultimately, I want to retire before 30. I've realized how much I hate working, and although I can work really, really hard to accomplish my goals, I've concluded that my life won't be a work simulator.

What I've done:
From the start of September to the beginning of October, I did half of a 100-day code course on Udemy and would say I am now intermidate+ with python, however, I've discontinued this for a faster lane.

I've read some gold threads, most notably like a small fraction of Fox's web design thread, and some of guitarmandan's thread.
I've also read the 1,000,000 dollar web designer guide as well as Breaking the Time Barrier and I now understand I'm in the business of generating value, not making beautiful designs.

Current Goals:
Finish Udemy course on making great websites (I am halfway through right now) before the end of the week. ( 3 more days to do this.)
Then I will practice this skill set by making some value-producing websites for family->friends->customers->even bigger customers.

So next week, I will be talking to a family member about their business problems and figuring out how I can generate the most value for their business. (10 days to do this. 3 days for the course)

Read all of fox's web design thread less than 2 weeks from now (<14 days from now) If I can absorb this quickly I will do guitarmandan's as well.

Read unscripted before the end of the month. I feel like I'm already taking strong steps to break me from the script, so this read isn't as urgent to me right now, but I still feel there is a lot of value to be found in this book.(24 days to do this)



If anyone has some advice for starting out, or some books to read, please send them my way, I greatly appreciate it.

I want to get to the point where I could be like Leonardo here with his money. Fun coupons :)

To financial liberation!

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MJ DeMarco

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Welcome my friend, great to have ya.
 

Alucard

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Read Millionaire Fastlane
Sep 24, 2021
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Welcome my friend, great to have ya.
<3

Thank you for making this treasure trove of value... with this available(and for free!) it makes it impossible for anyone not to achieve financial liberation.

vroom vroom....
my future lambo calls for me ;)
 

WJK

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After being recommended the Millionaire Fastlane by a friend and reading it a week ago, nothing has seemed so painfully evident.

I'm currently slogging through a 4-year business degree... just so I can get the "privilege" to work a 40-year dead-end job from 9-5 every day and trading in 5 days of my life for 2 days of false freedom.
It's crazy to think that I've gone almost 2 decades of my life following and abiding by the slow lane... I was always a good student, working extra hard to achieve the best results. But now, I find it kind of funny... my entire academic life has really set me up for one thing:

A life of mediocrity.

Nowhere was I taught how to think for myself, how to create my own vision while providing value for others, and how to make that vision reality.

As irritating as it is to be deceived by society for so long, I am abundantly happy and grateful to have realized this early on in my life, and now, with the start of this process thread, I am fully committed to living beyond mediocrity... and achieving Financial Liberation.


My Execution Plan:
I'm going to take the Web design freelance route, not only for the cash flow but for insider experiences into other businesses and for developing business skills that will ultimately lead me to the Fastlane.

When I've found an opportunity that can provide value to millions, I will execute on that, and speed on the Fastlane.

Ultimately, I want to retire before 30. I've realized how much I hate working, and although I can work really, really hard to accomplish my goals, I've concluded that my life won't be a work simulator.

What I've done:
From the start of September to the beginning of October, I did half of a 100-day code course on Udemy and would say I am now intermidate+ with python, however, I've discontinued this for a faster lane.

I've read some gold threads, most notably like a small fraction of Fox's web design thread, and some of guitarmandan's thread.
I've also read the 1,000,000 dollar web designer guide as well as Breaking the Time Barrier and I now understand I'm in the business of generating value, not making beautiful designs.

Current Goals:
Finish Udemy course on making great websites (I am halfway through right now) before the end of the week. ( 3 more days to do this.)
Then I will practice this skill set by making some value-producing websites for family->friends->customers->even bigger customers.

So next week, I will be talking to a family member about their business problems and figuring out how I can generate the most value for their business. (10 days to do this. 3 days for the course)

Read all of fox's web design thread less than 2 weeks from now (<14 days from now) If I can absorb this quickly I will do guitarmandan's as well.

Read unscripted before the end of the month. I feel like I'm already taking strong steps to break me from the script, so this read isn't as urgent to me right now, but I still feel there is a lot of value to be found in this book.(24 days to do this)



If anyone has some advice for starting out, or some books to read, please send them my way, I greatly appreciate it.

I want to get to the point where I could be like Leonardo here with his money. Fun coupons :)

To financial liberation!

Build Responsive Websites with HTML5 and CSS3
Go for it. Build some sites and see how you do with it
 

Alucard

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Read Millionaire Fastlane
Sep 24, 2021
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6
14
Sunday Review
10/11/2021

Finished the udemy course, however, I must say that I was spacing out after like 6 hours of learning web design. I think I got most of the value I could have got right up to the point I started spacing out. I've realized a lot of web design is case by case, so to really develop this skillset I gotta get in the field.

So....

That's what this next week is going to be about.

I'm setting up a meeting with my mom for tomorrow morning. She started this party decoration business like 2 years ago and I must say its been such a motivator for me to see how much more money she's making doing this gig than working her college degree.

She makes these exquisite designs that really just bring life to any party. She's really talented.
However... she's not reaching her potential in this business as her website looks like a 5-year-old made it, and it's practically impossible to find without typing the exact URL into Google. Given her industry, I think many of her clients google decorations before taking their search further and asking their friends and family about decorators(most of her business now are 80% referrals 20% walk-ins. But I've asked her and she says the majority of her clients already have something on their mind that they got from googling before they talk to her.

With this in mind, I really think I can take her business to the next level ;)

Before I go to sleep I will look up some videos to further clarify what exactly my value to her business is(I have a hunch, but I don't fully know it yet haha). I'll make a list of talking points to guide her through the process and really understand her business in and out, so that I can deliver a product that creates results.

I expect to have this project done by the end of next week on par with the previous schedule.


Some actual review:
Was super inefficient last night/this morning. I've noticed that I work most efficiently when I'm like a train that just keeps moving and never stops. The moment when I do stop and do another task, It's hard to get back on the hustle. I had a friend come over last night and it was like a 4 hour sidetrack... that turned into a 10 hour sidetrack from lost momentum. I've mentally noted this effect, however, and will be more cautious with my grind.

Read a lot of Fox's thread, put what I found most valuable in a google doc. Still, so much I haven't touched, however. Maybe like 25 pages worth(although I'm noticing a lot of repeating threads)
Some additions to the timeline

Priority from High to Low:
1) Think of what brand I'm trying to build for my business. As of now, I'm trying to go for the motivational progression type vibe. I want to sell hope and my value is In helping my clients achieve the next step in their vision.
Need to make personal website. I don't think the website will convert much sales, but this is a trust-based business, so I think it would help purely for the social proof.
This week will be mainly for my mom's site, next week I'll work on my own while cold calling other companies with my mom's site in portfolio. 14 days.

2) Learn SEO. Not sure how urgent this is exactly, but it is an avenue for revenue easily tied to my type of service. It would also help me provide more value to my clients, so I'm going to look into it. Does anybody have recommendations for courses/youtube videos on this? 1 month?

3) LLC ? Not sure how urgent this is either or how any of this works, but I believe I need to actually make a business at some point. 1 month?
 
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MJ DeMarco

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She makes these exquisite designs that really just bring life to any party. She's really talented.
However... she's not reaching her potential in this business as her website looks like a 5-year-old made it, and it's practically impossible to find without typing the exact URL into Google. Given her industry, I think many of her clients google decorations before taking their search further and asking their friends and family about decorators(most of her business now are 80% referrals 20% walk-ins. But I've asked her and she says the majority of her clients already have something on their mind that they got from googling before they talk to her.

Sounds like a great start to a portfolio. Perform for her and you can replicate the results to other businesses.
 

WJK

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Sounds like a great start to a portfolio. Perform for her and you can replicate the results to other businesses.
There's no substitute for hands-on experience. Take MJ's advice and build a portfolio with real people and businesses. That exercise allows you to find out what works and what doesn't. You can make corrections and grow in your skills and understanding.
 

Alucard

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Read Millionaire Fastlane
Sep 24, 2021
5
6
14
Sunday Review
10/17/2021


Have not finished my mothers website by the end of this week.

Here's why:

  • I spent like 10 hours out of the 20 I've put into the site trying to figure out how to code my html theme
  • 3 hours on the phone with my mom trying to figure out what she wants. Granted, it she weren't my mom I would have charged her for my time or thread cut to more productive topics.
  • My total wasted time this week clocked in at around 7 hours. I use an app to track this. I notice, any shift in my momentum and I'm just inefficient for hours. I need to watch out for these shifts and prevent them from happening.
  • My mom doesen't have good photos, so I had to do some creative photoshopping to make something presentable. I'm also doing the content. Also, her site needs like 8 pages (I checked her competitors).

On the bright side, here's what I've accoomplished:

  • The website layout is complete. Now I just need my mom's photos to put in and I need to write the copy.
  • I've come up with my brand name and I really like it.
  • I've paid for a RA and am about to send in my files of organization.

I have some questions however...

Throughout the week, while making my mom's site, I kept wondering why it is I am doing this all by hand on html. I used a theme as recommended by fox, but I am just confused as to why he recommends html sites over WordPress. Certain functionalities like e-commerce (which my mom wants but I told her that A) I have no idea how to do that and B) She does not have the team in place to handle that kind of scale) can be done in a couple of minutes with the simple use of plug-ins. Contact forms, as well, with all the php included can be done easily as well. Additionally, if my mom wants to edit her photos or add more functionality down the line, it will not be difficult for her.

So why, in the face of all this value that wordpress can provide our clients, does Fox recommend using html and html themes. In other words, are there drawbacks to using WordPress that warrant using html instead? I'm still really new to this so I don't know.



But yea, that's where I'm at. WJK was so right about the hands on experience. I feel 1000% more capable than I was at the beginning of the week so I'm happy for that.


This next week I'll:

  • Push my mom to give me the stuff I need from her. Then finish her site. ASAP
  • After that, I'll learn a cold call process or some other way of generating leads, and start cold calling out of classes in the morning. ASAP
  • During the afternoon hours, I'll start developing my own website for my business.
    • To do this, I'll need to figure out the marketing direction I want to go in. I'm thinking hopeful. Like a hand coming down from the sky and uplifting you to wherever you want to go type of vibe.
    • Logo design needs to be done
    • Research my competitors and see what their doing and what they are failing at. Then do better. 7 days from now
  • Learn SEO. I bought a course on udemy. I want this done by 14 days from now


Upwards and onwards!
Let me know if you have any feedback please
 

WJK

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FASTLANE INSIDER
Speedway Pass
Oct 9, 2017
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4,747
1,148
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Sunday Review
10/17/2021


Have not finished my mothers website by the end of this week.

Here's why:

  • I spent like 10 hours out of the 20 I've put into the site trying to figure out how to code my html theme
  • 3 hours on the phone with my mom trying to figure out what she wants. Granted, it she weren't my mom I would have charged her for my time or thread cut to more productive topics.
  • My total wasted time this week clocked in at around 7 hours. I use an app to track this. I notice, any shift in my momentum and I'm just inefficient for hours. I need to watch out for these shifts and prevent them from happening.
  • My mom doesen't have good photos, so I had to do some creative photoshopping to make something presentable. I'm also doing the content. Also, her site needs like 8 pages (I checked her competitors).

On the bright side, here's what I've accoomplished:
  • The website layout is complete. Now I just need my mom's photos to put in and I need to write the copy.
  • I've come up with my brand name and I really like it.
  • I've paid for a RA and am about to send in my files of organization.

I have some questions however...

Throughout the week, while making my mom's site, I kept wondering why it is I am doing this all by hand on html. I used a theme as recommended by fox, but I am just confused as to why he recommends html sites over WordPress. Certain functionalities like e-commerce (which my mom wants but I told her that A) I have no idea how to do that and B) She does not have the team in place to handle that kind of scale) can be done in a couple of minutes with the simple use of plug-ins. Contact forms, as well, with all the php included can be done easily as well. Additionally, if my mom wants to edit her photos or add more functionality down the line, it will not be difficult for her.

So why, in the face of all this value that wordpress can provide our clients, does Fox recommend using html and html themes. In other words, are there drawbacks to using WordPress that warrant using html instead? I'm still really new to this so I don't know.



But yea, that's where I'm at. WJK was so right about the hands on experience. I feel 1000% more capable than I was at the beginning of the week so I'm happy for that.


This next week I'll:

  • Push my mom to give me the stuff I need from her. Then finish her site. ASAP
  • After that, I'll learn a cold call process or some other way of generating leads, and start cold calling out of classes in the morning. ASAP
  • During the afternoon hours, I'll start developing my own website for my business.
    • To do this, I'll need to figure out the marketing direction I want to go in. I'm thinking hopeful. Like a hand coming down from the sky and uplifting you to wherever you want to go type of vibe.
    • Logo design needs to be done
    • Research my competitors and see what their doing and what they are failing at. Then do better. 7 days from now
  • Learn SEO. I bought a course on udemy. I want this done by 14 days from now


Upwards and onwards!
Let me know if you have any feedback please
Keep going. I got a wild hair a few years ago. I learned WordPress and built a website. I did a blog for a while until I ran out of time & poop. If an old lady like me can build a website, I'm sure that you too can use that resource better than I did.
 

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