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Progress Thread From Dead Broke To Financial Freedom in 6 Months Flat

Discussion in 'Process / Progress / Execution Threads' started by akbrouwer, Jul 30, 2015.

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    This is an awesome story! I'm at a pretty low point at the moment (reinvesting basically all my cash into my internet business as I slowly transition out of my slow lane biz) and cash flow is extremely tight & slow lately but I still have bills/expenses to pay, running low on cash because I have a fair amount tied up in assets (equipment) & I'm close to the point of not being able to purchase presents for Christmas as well. I watched your "Rock Bottom" video and when I heard the date (December 17, 2014) and it's officially Dec. 17, my stomach just sank....:(

    Then I took a look at the list of projects I NEED to complete for my business in order to succeed and decided I'm going to do the same thing you did - a confession video and hold myself accountable to ensure nearly every project on my list (with the exception of the apps I plan to build) is complete by June 17th, 2016, just happens to be 3 days after my bday. :)

    Similar to your kickstarter product, (although I've been slacking lately with it) I'm a huge believer in taking daily action steps towards large goals - learned it from Andy Frisella's (CEO of 1st Phorm) MFCEO Podcast where they discuss writing down 5 critical tasks that must be completed daily in order to win for the day. It's called the Power List, and his philosophy is that when you're able to win every day for 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, etc. what do you think your life will look like? Everything you could have ever dreamed of. It's 3:30am in MN and I'm ready to kick some ass.

    Thanks for the needed motivation!
     
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    Glad I could give you some clarity and motivate you to push forward.

    WHOOHOO! Today marks the one year anniversary of the "rock bottom" moment. Going to put together a recap video showing the transformation.

    Can't wait to share it with you all. :)
     
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    Alright...
    Can't believe it's been one year. All I can say is.. Holy hell it's been amazing.

    I wanted to thank you all for the support. I really appreciate the love you've given and hopefully I was able to help you make the change in your life as well.

    Enough Typing.. more watching... (sorry it was longer than 3 minutes- a lot took place this year ;) )

     
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    Ok. Now here is some scary stuff (scary good!) that has happened in the last WEEK!

    I wrote a goal down, WAY before my December 2014 video.

    It came to life, guess what the goal was?

    check it:
    $100,000 Per Month by 28 Years Old With One Simple Habit Every Day

    Keep at it everyone... don't settle... keep pushing... you got this!
     
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    Been following this thread for a while. Congrats on your success! Keep going.
     
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    This thread is so so inspiring.
     
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    Thank you. I don't plan on stopping. haha

    Appreciated! Glad I can help others through my story.
     
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    Making dreams come true through work! Inspiring my man, I'm absolutely no where near where you are at. Faaaar from it. But if i could offer any value it is to not take what you have right now as being that you made it and seek accomplishing so much more since you've developed the foundation to do absolutely incredible things!!!

    Best of luck and can't wait to hear more from you!

    -Elliott
     
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    This is incredible. And a fantastic kick in the rear-end. Good luck in the future and God bless, man.
     
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    No way, i registered at Kickstarter just to back this one - i love it... received it in late december, however i´m still with my printed pdf.
    But i heard from it on some blog about your whole launch story.

    Very cool. And very cool to find the thread on here now. :)
    Congratulations
     
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    This is just the beginning... trust me.. bigger things are coming! (I don't settle)

    Much Appreciated! Thank you.

    Sonny! Comes full circle. This community is very small. glad to be helping you reach your goals. Let us know how you're making out with them.
     
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    took a lot of courage sharing that second video..2 thumbs up for the courage man.
     
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    Just placed an order for the planner. I'm excited to try it out. The website is nice. I think a nice high quality branded pen would be a good addition to your product line.
     
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    I'm new to this forum and I just wanted to say this thread was completely motivating. It's amazing how much was accomplished in such a short time period.
     
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    Been a while since I've given an update...

    But I have some more exciting news.

    We've won the Shopify Build-A-Business Competition.

    What this means:
    - We get to ring the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell
    - 4 Days at the Gatsby Mansion on Long Island
    - Get Mentored by Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, Marie Forleo, Damond John, Russel Simons, and others.
    - Live an EPIC Life

    Here's the first Press Release from us winning this competition.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/24/entr...ked-the-code-to-becoming-more-productive.html

    Thanks for all the support everyone! Feel free to ask questions, would love to keep this dialog going with everyone.
     
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    Amazing job Man ! This ought to be GOLD !
     
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    Amazing job brother. Keep it up.
     
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    congrats on this well-deserved success!
     
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    Congratulations on the success mate! Very inspiring story.

    I was just reading through the pdf download of your SELF journal there and it looks like a brilliant tool. I really liked the passage about the race to the south pole and how it was the team that set a daily goal, no matter what, that achieved it and the other team that only worked when the conditions were good perished.

    In a past life, I worked as a chef and at the end of every day I'd write down a list (mis en place) for what jobs I needed to do the next day, with the hardest job at the top. I'd then check on what the rest of the guys in my team had to do as well. The thing I remember was that at the end of some days you'd look at this list and think to yourself, "How are we ever going to get this done?", but we always did, no matter what. Shows the power of daily goal setting I guess.

    The strange thing is, this was probably one of the most useful transferable habits that I could have taken from my old career into my own businesses and projects but somehow I never did. Until now.

    I'm currently on your site looking to order a subscription of your journals and I just happened to notice an option for a discount code.

    I don't suppose you'd consider giving a discount to your friends on TFF? ;)

    Haha.

    All the best for your continued success.
     
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    Shit this is awesome man. Way to put the work in bro. Ringing the bell by itself is a Bo$$ move. Killing it.
     
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    AH! so glad I can spark the idea to pick up that old "good" habit and transfer it into your business.

    It's amazing what happens when you start writing things down and taking the action to get all of them done.

    Reminder for you: Keep the hardest thing to do at the top/first thing on the list. Once you knock down that first domino everything else falls easier.

    Ha! ringing the bell was only somewhat cool to me when I first heard about the winnings. But now as it is getting closer, I'm getting more and more stoked for it. Total BOSS move.
     
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    Just bought the journal and I truly believe this will be an extremely useful tool for organizing my days. I will make a habit of using it everyday.

    Cannot wait to get it from Amazon.

    Thanks :)
     
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    I know, I know!

    I need to keep everyone posted on my updates. It's been a little crazy, we are on the lookout for a new Operations Manager to help us focus on what we like to do.

    I like to share my experience and advice with people, so once this new hire comes on, I'll do more of that.

    Now, I do have small wins and some big failures since I last posted.

    Like how I just lost $30,000 with a dumb newsletter drop. I was having a panic attack about it and recorded the video.
    - You can check that out here: http://bit.ly/2jvgnTp

    But as for a WIN!

    I've just won FORBES 30 UNDER 30 for Retail and Ecommerce.

    All I can say is "Holy Shit!"

    It's been an incredible ride so far I must say. When I reflect back on that first video I ever made where I was down in the dumps, it seems unreal.

    I just wanted to say thank you for the support everyone.

    If you want to see the Forbes 30 Under 30 list you can check that out here: http://bit.ly/2jvkVJv
     
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    Inspiring thread.

    I gotta say, the personal development/growth or as it's been called "self help" market is a bottomless well. There is no limit to how many good products,services, coaches, speakers can do great things in this area. Way too many people need to open their first book and no matter how good you get you will thirst for more.
     
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