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So I was fishing in Mississippi, for the first time, a few weeks back on a really hot day (was 95~ F but felt like 120 F) when something occurred to me.

If you want to see how entrepreneurship work after reading one of MJ's book, go fishing.

That day I threw lines after lines only to not catch a single fish. Not only that, most of the lines I threw came back to me with no hook (due to the fishing weights fitting PERFECTLY between rocks) or have baits SURGICALLY removed by fish. For those who don't fish, a line usually has a fishing weight(to have the line sink) and a hook(sometime many). My uncle on the other hand, who sat next to me would reel in catfish after catfish with every single throw(like what the hell? you would think he had the whole river marked up or raised the fish there himself). I remember laughing in self-deprecation when he said that I sucked at fishing. I really did and still am, but I'm learning. Maybe 2 hours in, it occurred to me after a while that I was doing something wrong when compared to my uncle. Out of every 10 of his throws, at least 1 yield a fish if not even 2 or 3. Talking to him, I realized he's been fishing at the same spot for about 4 years now. He knows how far the line should be thrown for fish to bite. He also know where to throw to decrease the chance of the line being snapped off by rocks. Oh yeah, not to mention, he knows how to reel a big fish in so that you don't sprain your wrist. Imagine landing a big fish only to let it escape because of how you reel and hold the rod. That being said he still has his days when he come home with nothing. Or days when big fish snaps the line after implementing perfect techniques.

He knows the market(the pond)-he had plenty of time to research in the past 4 years-, he knows the values that need skewing and obstacles to avoid(the line distance, the location of rocks), and he knows how to let success land(with his reels). Despite knowing the market, the values to skew, and knowing how to get leads and sales... he sometimes fail. If that's not playing baseball with businesses, then I don't know what is.

After fishing with him a few times, I can land some fish myself though not many on a good day LOL. I'd sweat for hours on somedays, and throw line for naught. I'd sweat for hours on others days, and blessed by a 10 pounder.

Patience, Persistence, and Continual Improvement with every throw is what I learned this summer.

I haven't been on the entrepreneurship journey for long. I just finished reading MJ's books actually. I just turned 20. I just earned a check from selling a service for the first time ever two weeks back.

I just learned how to create value in someone's life and was rewarded for it.

I'm a 20 year old newborn and that check marks the metaphorical fishing trip I'm about to embark on!
My lines will be broken and I will catch some stone, but the fish will come.

Happy and thankful to be here, to engage, and perhaps given the chance, to document`
 

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So I was fishing in Mississippi, for the first time, a few weeks back on a really hot day (was 95~ F but felt like 120 F) when something occurred to me.

If you want to see how entrepreneurship work after reading one of MJ's book, go fishing.

That day I threw lines after lines only to not catch a single fish. Not only that, most of the lines I threw came back to me with no hook (due to the fishing weights fitting PERFECTLY between rocks) or have baits SURGICALLY removed by fish. For those who don't fish, a line usually has a fishing weight(to have the line sink) and a hook(sometime many). My uncle on the other hand, who sat next to me would reel in catfish after catfish with every single throw(like what the hell? you would think he had the whole river marked up or raised the fish there himself). I remember laughing in self-deprecation when he said that I sucked at fishing. I really did and still am, but I'm learning. Maybe 2 hours in, it occurred to me after a while that I was doing something wrong when compared to my uncle. Out of every 10 of his throws, at least 1 yield a fish if not even 2 or 3. Talking to him, I realized he's been fishing at the same spot for about 4 years now. He knows how far the line should be thrown for fish to bite. He also know where to throw to decrease the chance of the line being snapped off by rocks. Oh yeah, not to mention, he knows how to reel a big fish in so that you don't sprain your wrist. Imagine landing a big fish only to let it escape because of how you reel and hold the rod. That being said he still has his days when he come home with nothing. Or days when big fish snaps the line after implementing perfect techniques.

He knows the market(the pond)-he had plenty of time to research in the past 4 years-, he knows the values that need skewing and obstacles to avoid(the line distance, the location of rocks), and he knows how to let success land(with his reels). Despite knowing the market, the values to skew, and knowing how to get leads and sales... he sometimes fail. If that's not playing baseball with businesses, then I don't know what is.

After fishing with him a few times, I can land some fish myself though not many on a good day LOL. I'd sweat for hours on somedays, and throw line for naught. I'd sweat for hours on others days, and blessed by a 10 pounder.

Patience, Persistence, and Continual Improvement with every throw is what I learned this summer.

I haven't been on the entrepreneurship journey for long. I just finished reading MJ's books actually. I just turned 20. I just earned a check from selling a service for the first time ever two weeks back.

I just learned how to create value in someone's life and was rewarded for it.

I'm a 20 year old newborn and that check marks the metaphorical fishing trip I'm about to embark on!
My lines will be broken and I will catch some stone, but the fish will come.

Happy and thankful to be here, to engage, and perhaps given the chance, to document`
Growing up in Michigan I love fishing. Yes, you can get your fishing line all wadded up in a ball. You can catch any garbage people throw in the lake. I caught a nice fishing pole once someone dropped in the lake.

Lots of rocks to climb, sit on, and it does depend on where your fishing a small lake, river, big lake, ocean.

Then you have ice fishing in winter. Fishing on the big lake which is quite different then land fishing. You have fly fishing in the rivers.

I suppose if you get good enough you can always find a tourist town and take people out fishing on the big lake for a price. They actually do this in different areas of the U.S. I'm not sure about other countries.

I'm good at cracking the fishing bobbers against the bridge pillars. It does come with the process of fishing. Even cut my hand one time cleaning fish and couldn't not stop laughing in the emergency room because I smelled like fish, blood, guts, and the doctor even laughed with me.

Fishing stores are pretty much bombing in the summer in tourist area because people love fishing and the fishing equipment you need besides the lure. Probably one of the most fun places to work since you can talk to so many fishermen and here about the big fish that got away.

Biggest conversation at local cafe the older fishermen hangout.

If you invent the right fishing lure, artificial bait, pheremones, fishing pole, or other equipment you probably can be quite profitable on a massive scale.

I know some fish do eat red Twizzler licorice. I thought that was kind of funny.
 

Mattie

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Growing up in Michigan I love fishing. Yes, you can get your fishing line all wadded up in a ball. You can catch any garbage people throw in the lake. I caught a nice fishing pole once someone dropped in the lake.

Lots of rocks to climb, sit on, and it does depend on where your fishing a small lake, river, big lake, ocean.

Then you have ice fishing in winter. Fishing on the big lake which is quite different then land fishing. You have fly fishing in the rivers.

I suppose if you get good enough you can always find a tourist town and take people out fishing on the big lake for a price. They actually do this in different areas of the U.S. I'm not sure about other countries.

I'm good at cracking the fishing bobbers against the bridge pillars. It does come with the process of fishing. Even cut my hand one time cleaning fish and couldn't not stop laughing in the emergency room because I smelled like fish, blood, guts, and the doctor even laughed with me.

Fishing stores are pretty much bombing in the summer in tourist area because people love fishing and the fishing equipment you need besides the lure. Probably one of the most fun places to work since you can talk to so many fishermen and here about the big fish that got away.

Biggest conversation at local cafe the older fishermen hangout.

If you invent the right fishing lure, artificial bait, pheremones, fishing pole, or other equipment you probably can be quite profitable on a massive scale.

I know some fish do eat red Twizzler licorice. I thought that was kind of funny.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32038bFsC7g
 

Angler

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Growing up in Michigan I love fishing. Yes, you can get your fishing line all wadded up in a ball. You can catch any garbage people throw in the lake. I caught a nice fishing pole once someone dropped in the lake.

Lots of rocks to climb, sit on, and it does depend on where your fishing a small lake, river, big lake, ocean.

Then you have ice fishing in winter. Fishing on the big lake which is quite different then land fishing. You have fly fishing in the rivers.

I suppose if you get good enough you can always find a tourist town and take people out fishing on the big lake for a price. They actually do this in different areas of the U.S. I'm not sure about other countries.

I'm good at cracking the fishing bobbers against the bridge pillars. It does come with the process of fishing. Even cut my hand one time cleaning fish and couldn't not stop laughing in the emergency room because I smelled like fish, blood, guts, and the doctor even laughed with me.

Fishing stores are pretty much bombing in the summer in tourist area because people love fishing and the fishing equipment you need besides the lure. Probably one of the most fun places to work since you can talk to so many fishermen and here about the big fish that got away.

Biggest conversation at local cafe the older fishermen hangout.

If you invent the right fishing lure, artificial bait, pheremones, fishing pole, or other equipment you probably can be quite profitable on a massive scale.

I know some fish do eat red Twizzler licorice. I thought that was kind of funny.
your post made my brain think a little about the fishing industry. Actually, in between reading your last lines I found myself googling if anti-snag weights were a thing
 

Mattie

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I think you can be inventive anyway you want to be!
 

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