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From debt/despair to Bentley (and revs eclipsing 10K/day)!

MJ DeMarco

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Nice, hope you have a decent margin and are bringing some of that home!
 
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Damn this thread is inspiring as hell.

Congrats on the success, it's really cool seeing you pop in after a couple of years, and how much things have changed.
. I wish I came in more during the journey. The only reason I didn't is I was dead set on ELIMINATING DISTRACTIONS (facebook, twitter etc all go unused.) I really do wish I came here and posted all of the non-highlights as well, as there were plenty of bumps and bruises along the way. But if you PUSH through, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
 
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Very inspiring thread and reps for success!

TLDR; get addicted to taking action.
 

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Here’s a picture of some of the fruits to the hard work! :) hope y’all like her!
 
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Its not often someone's car has darker tints on it than mine.

Also, inspiring post, thanks for sharing the update and congrats on all the success.
 

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@Tcrmb7 -- any ideas what I can change your thread title to, and what you'd be OK with? I'm looking for something that would attract more eyeballs and be more descriptive when scanning.

Example...

From Zero to X in 2 years...
How I ...
 
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I love this forum.. Thank you @Tcrmb7 for sharing your journey with us ! Also, congratulation with your success as a fastlaner, truly inspiring !
 
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@Tcrmb7 -- any ideas what I can change your thread title to, and what you'd be OK with? I'm looking for something that would attract more eyeballs and be more descriptive when scanning.

Example...

From Zero to X in 2 years...
How I ...
From NEGATIVE to Fastlane in 2 years. From massive debt load to 1+ million in sales per year in 2 years. I don’t know lol, I’m not very good at this
Not trying to step on anyone's toes.....

How I transformed from Debt to Bentley in 2 years

Oooh oh ooooh I like this one!
 

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Makes that Camaro look like a kids peddle car huh?

YES it really does. Fit and finish is incredible! I still have a mustang as my DD and love that little thing, but man I’ve been eyeing an R8 on auto trader for a couple months now ;)
 

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I love this forum.. Thank you @Tcrmb7 for sharing your journey with us ! Also, congratulation with your success as a fastlaner, truly inspiring !

This forum is freakin AWESOME

There is another journey starting soon! I plan on logging that one more frequently :)
 
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Started a large GC company, I service LARGE Nationwide retailers in FM, Construction, Rollouts etc, hired 20ish guys and built a solid team consisting of my longtime friends/employees from my electronics service center
Excellent story so far ! Congrats and nice Bentley !
What the meaning of GC ? What's your company is doing ? It may be clear for some but i don't know what it is..lol
 

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Excellent story so far ! Congrats and nice Bentley !
What the meaning of GC ? What's your company is doing ? It may be clear for some but i don't know what it is..lol
Contracting
 

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In the end, its spooky how similar all businesses are. If you have the right mindset/framework you can succeed anywhere
Of course you're right, but i mean you need a lot of knowledge in the construction and related to that for this kind of business no ?
 

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Of course you're right, but i mean you need a lot of knowledge in the construction and related to that for this kind of business no ?
Lol I had ZERO knowledge ( I do have a partner with domain experience though)
 
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Lol I had ZERO knowledge ( I do have a partner with domain experience though)
Haha i see, but you've build this business with him from the start right ? Even if you had 0 knowledge you build this with someone who know about the industry ?
 

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Haha i see, but you've build this business with him from the start right ? Even if you had 0 knowledge you build this with someone who know about the industry ?
That is correct
 

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If you have the right mindset/framework you can succeed anywhere

But that's not actionable! MJ didn't give me anything actionable that I can do right now! Sorry, just venting. ;)
 

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But that's not actionable! MJ didn't give me anything actionable that I can do right now! Sorry, just venting. ;)
The first part of ACTION is VISUALIZING THE ACTION. Then you can actualize the vision :)
 
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That's help for sure but congrats on your success so far, definitly inspiring.

I thought I might expand on this a little bit. Obviously I had to LEARN A TON ABOUT CONSTRUCTION IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. I spent 91 nights on our first job site learning about Cantilevers (I have forgotten more than I should have ever known) it was hard work, but it was required. My field was tech, I was good at it. Sometimes though you have to start where you are not. Learning was part of the fun, it allowed me to flourish where I am good, which is building systems to automate things! I took life experience from my previous FAILED ventures (carpet cleaning company, guerilla marketing company, vending machine company, failed online stores, repair shops, restaurant) and tweaked them and applied them to THIS venture. Every experience I have ever had came into play in creating this massive operation. It took time, patience and LEARNING. It was NOT overnight!
 

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I thought I might expand on this a little bit. Obviously I had to LEARN A TON ABOUT CONSTRUCTION IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. I spent 91 nights on our first job site learning about Cantilevers (I have forgotten more than I should have ever known) it was hard work, but it was required. My field was tech, I was good at it. Sometimes though you have to start where you are not. Learning was part of the fun, it allowed me to flourish where I am good, which is building systems to automate things! I took life experience from my previous FAILED ventures (carpet cleaning company, guerilla marketing company, vending machine company, failed online stores, repair shops, restaurant) and tweaked them and applied them to THIS venture. Every experience I have ever had came into play in creating this massive operation. It took time, patience and LEARNING. It was NOT overnight!
Please don't take my message too personnal, i was just saying that you had a little help from your friend but that doesn't do the work itself, but i suppose he gave you some tips and helped you on building your knowledge.

You had to learn for sure, that's why i said it was inspiring for me because you learn everything of the business in the short period of time.
That will make me think twice everytime i'll say "I don't know a thing about this business".
 

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