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Getting the MOST out of Fastlane (Required Read)

abz1123

PARKED
Jul 23, 2022
2
0
hi what do you think is the fastest route to take to be on the Fastlane, should I get a 9-5 job and then start my social media agency or should I start it now
 

MaxHill

New Contributor
Aug 4, 2022
2
4
United States
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE FASTLANE FORUM!

Welcome to the Fastlane Forum! As a new forum user (or a regular contributor) Id like to acquaint you to the forum, its rules, and how to maximize your membership. REVIEWING THIS THREAD IS MANDATORY.

#1: READ THE BOOK(S)!!!
First and most important, this forum and its philosophies are predicated on the three best-selling entrepreneur books, The Millionaire Fastlane, UNSCRIPTED, and The Great Rat Race Escape. For a macro-level view, view our ABOUT page.

To download FREE chapters to see if these books can help your journey (and navigating this forum) visit the link below. If you have not read any of the books, we suggest starting with The Millionaire Fastlane.

:checkbox: Download Books.

While reading these books is NOT a requirement for forum participation, reading them will help you get the most out of your Fastlane experience. Think of the books like visiting a foreign country -- if you know the host language, you'll get a better experience. And even better, if you're an aspiring entrepreneur, and three books were written to change your life.

If you have read the books and would like your "I've read!" badge plus additional forum privileges, please post in the appropriate thread.

  1. I've Read The Millionaire Fastlane.
  2. I've Read UNSCRIPTED.
  3. I've Read The Great Rat Race Escape.

#2: START YOUR JOURNEY AT THE GOLD, NOTABLE Threads (Click High-Value Topics)
A common question first asked at the forum is "Where do I start??" Well, after you read the books, read the BEST THREADS of the forum, the GOLD and NOTABLE threads. Pick out the ones that align with your focus, or read them all. 

Other high value content is found here:
  1. MOST VIEWED TOPICS
  2. MOST LIKED POSTS

#3: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
This is a close knit community free from the SCRIPTED gulag of cultural mediocrity. Please tell us your story. The more the better. A simple "Hello great to be here" (while nice) is generally ignored by the community. We want to hear where you've been, and where you're going.

:bulb:INTRODUCTIONS FORUM. (Then click, "New Thread.")

#4: BEFORE CREATING A NEW THREAD...
Do a forum search function to make sure your topic hasn't already been discussed. More than likely, it already has. Common questions like "do I go to college?" have been answered a GAZILLION times.

#5: SELF-PROMOTION, SEO, AND BACKLINKING IS PROHIBITED
(Except in the Designated Thread)
If you are here at the forum solely to promote something, your experience likely won't end well. Any promotional, SEO, or backlinking activity that occurs in the main forum will result in a FAST DELETE and BAN. Please save your time.

If you have something to promote, please pay for a MARKETPLACE Ad which gives you the privilege to create your own forum thread, complete with a week long exposure at the top of the forum's home page.

:bulb:Marketplace Ad

Alternatively, you can post your self-promotional content at anytime in the SELF-PROMOTION thread which is a continuous thread of self-promotional activities.

:bulb:Self-Promotion Thread

#6: JOIN THE UNSCRIPTED TEXT NETWORK
Text "Unscripted !" to 480.531.8964 to join the FREE text network curated personally by MJ DeMarco. Keep apprised on any emerging GOLD and NOTABLE threads, motivational blurbs to keep your Unscripted journey on track, legendary forum posts extracted from the forum, otherwise buried in some monster thread, and other actionable advice from MJ (and other forum members) exclusively cherry-picked from the forum. Available in USA or Canada. Alternatively, you can join the Unscripted Network on Telegram, available worldwide.

:bulb:Unscripted Network (US/Canada)
:bulb:Unscripted Network (Telegram [Includes all archived posts too!)]

#7: AFFILIATE MARKETING PROMOTION IS PROHIBITED = BANNED
As an addendum to the above, posting affiliate marketing links is PROHIBITED. The forum doesn't want to hear about how you stumbled on a great training program, a meditation secret for manifesting wealth, or how to grow your IG account by 100 followers a day. READ THE BOOKS ABOVE TO UNDERSTAND WHY THIS STUFF IS NOT ALLOWED HERE. Quit acting like a guppy in shark's playground.

#8: NO GURU BS PLEASE!
Are you here because you're interested in using the forum to build your list, hot prospect, and enlarge your sales funnel? Word of caution: THIS BEHAVIOR does not work here and you will be CALLED-OUT on it, or worse, exposed as a charlatan. If your participation at the forum is conditional upon you selling, backlinking, or hot-prospecting the forum users, again, it likely won't end well.

#9: SEARCHING FOR CONTENT BEFORE POSTING
You can expose content by clicking tags, forum categories, or prefixes. The native forum search function is marginal at best (thanks Xenforo) and usually the Google search box does a better job. Also note, some of our best threads are dozens of pages AND HUNDREDS of posts long. Unfortunately, the best material sometimes gets lost among the noise. The best way to percolate the best content to the top of any thread is to SORT BY LIKES. This can be done at the top of the thread view.

:bulb:Post A New Topic

#10: GENERAL RULES TO FOLLOW
If you're here to promote something, place a MARKETPLACE AD or post in the designated self-promotion thread. Otherwise, you will be banned. Here are some behaviors that will result in your Fastlane experience being short-lived.
  1. Solicit for investors or partners.
  2. Post backlink spam in your profile without any introduction.
  3. Post a meetup for some nondescript meeting and some nondescript hotel with a nondescript purpose. (MLM ALERT!)
  4. Be a deceptive advocate -- take part in a discussion about a company/product/service as if you are an innocent bystander when in fact, you are employed or financially invested in the product/service.
  5. Peacock as a guru.
  6. Be a troll -- this is a business forum that promotes PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and a GROWTH MINDSET. If you are a part of the SCRIPTED mediocrity and victim mob, you aren't going to last here. In other words, this is our "safe space" from the idiocy of safe spaces.
  7. Discuss religion or post political threads. While we graze political discussions occasionally, it's usually because they advocate SCRIPTED victimology, virtuous mediocrity, and anti-business themes.

#11: KEEP THE LOCKER-ROOM "PUA" LANGUAGE AT HOME
I'm sorry, but none of us want to hear how you are a master at "slaying chicks", "getting laid" and "pulling tail". Women entrepreneurs have some of the best insights. If we are to benefit from their opinions, refrain from posting immature locker room, beer-buddy guy talk in the public forum— keep this stuff to your own private networks or post in the private MEN'S FORUM. Look at this forum as a CEO boardroom composed of half women, half men. Don't be a douche as none of us want to hear about your gender world views.

#12: LEVERAGE CHAT THREADS FOR THINGS THAT DON'T REQUIRE THEIR OWN THREAD
Aside from specific business topics, the forum also has numerous "chat threads" that act like an ongoing discussion and are continuous. Feel free to contribute to these at anytime.

:bulb:General Chat Thread
:bulb:Specific Chat Threads

#13 JOIN INSIDERS AND SUPPORT THE FORUM
If you'd like to view the forum without any advertising (except forum sponsors) and would like your contributions privately unindexable by search engines, please join Fastlane INSIDERS for as little as $7.99/mo.

:bulb:Join Fastlane Insiders

#14: DON'T LURK
Many Fastlaners have built strong relationships at the forum that have blossomed into great things. From best friends, to mentors, to millionaire partnerships. This all starts with you CONTRIBUTING and becoming part of the community, not lurking in the shadows. You have something to contribute, even if you don't quite yet have a business, a million bucks, or a successful track record. DO NOT LET FEAR STOP YOU.

:bulb:Don't Lurk, Do This Instead

I do not visit Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook often, but I am here EVERY SINGLE DAY to help you achieve what you know you can achieve. With that said, I wish you the best and I hope to see a lot of you here at the forum.

:blush: MJ DeMarco
Super excited to have found MJ DeMarco's books and this community!
 

GazzaSA

New Contributor
Aug 17, 2022
3
1
Hi all, glad I found this forum - seems like a great place to get ideas on new tips to start a "side-hustle" online biz :)
 

vfiesty

PARKED
Read Fastlane!
Aug 27, 2022
2
0
Thanks for the information! Looking forward to contribute and read inspiring stories from the community.
 

jaxxzilk

PARKED
Sep 28, 2022
2
0
It's okay to want to change jobs. You should change careers without considering it if you don't enjoy it. My son worked as an electrician, but after a while, he decided that this profession was not suitable for him, so now he works as a locksmith.
 
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Boubou

New Contributor
Read Fastlane!
Oct 21, 2022
5
2
salut l'ami , je me présent je m'appelle Boualem je suis devenue entrepreneur de puis peux j´ai lancer une société qui vient de se créé du coup j´ai encore beaucoup a apprendre, j'espère que mon produit apportera beaucoup au gens. j´ai lu votre livre TMF il ya 1 mois de ca et je suis entrain de lire en se moment NON AU SCRIPT je suis presque a la moitié du livre. Je trouve que tu et très inspirant MJ demarco continue comme ca une fois fini avec ton 2 eme livre je commanderais le 3 eme. merci encore pour se que tu apporte au gens.
 

french_boy

New Contributor
Read Fastlane!
Nov 26, 2022
2
1
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE FASTLANE FORUM!

Welcome to the Fastlane Forum! As a new forum user (or a regular contributor) Id like to acquaint you to the forum, its rules, and how to maximize your membership. REVIEWING THIS THREAD IS MANDATORY.

#1: READ THE BOOK(S)!!!
First and most important, this forum and its philosophies are predicated on the three best-selling entrepreneur books, The Millionaire Fastlane, UNSCRIPTED, and The Great Rat Race Escape. For a macro-level view, view our ABOUT page.

To download FREE chapters to see if these books can help your journey (and navigating this forum) visit the link below. If you have not read any of the books, we suggest starting with The Millionaire Fastlane.

:checkbox: Download Books.

While reading these books is NOT a requirement for forum participation, reading them will help you get the most out of your Fastlane experience. Think of the books like visiting a foreign country -- if you know the host language, you'll get a better experience. And even better, if you're an aspiring entrepreneur, and three books were written to change your life.

If you have read the books and would like your "I've read!" badge plus additional forum privileges, please post in the appropriate thread.

  1. I've Read The Millionaire Fastlane.
  2. I've Read UNSCRIPTED.
  3. I've Read The Great Rat Race Escape.

#2: START YOUR JOURNEY AT THE GOLD, NOTABLE Threads (Click High-Value Topics)
A common question first asked at the forum is "Where do I start??" Well, after you read the books, read the BEST THREADS of the forum, the GOLD and NOTABLE threads. Pick out the ones that align with your focus, or read them all. 

Other high value content is found here:
  1. MOST VIEWED TOPICS
  2. MOST LIKED POSTS

#3: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
This is a close knit community free from the SCRIPTED gulag of cultural mediocrity. Please tell us your story. The more the better. A simple "Hello great to be here" (while nice) is generally ignored by the community. We want to hear where you've been, and where you're going.

:bulb:INTRODUCTIONS FORUM. (Then click, "New Thread.")

#4: BEFORE CREATING A NEW THREAD...
Do a forum search function to make sure your topic hasn't already been discussed. More than likely, it already has. Common questions like "do I go to college?" have been answered a GAZILLION times.

#5: SELF-PROMOTION, SEO, AND BACKLINKING IS PROHIBITED
(Except in the Designated Thread)
If you are here at the forum solely to promote something, your experience likely won't end well. Any promotional, SEO, or backlinking activity that occurs in the main forum will result in a FAST DELETE and BAN. Please save your time.

If you have something to promote, please pay for a MARKETPLACE Ad which gives you the privilege to create your own forum thread, complete with a week long exposure at the top of the forum's home page.

:bulb:Marketplace Ad

Alternatively, you can post your self-promotional content at anytime in the SELF-PROMOTION thread which is a continuous thread of self-promotional activities.

:bulb:Self-Promotion Thread

#6: JOIN THE UNSCRIPTED TEXT NETWORK
Text "Unscripted !" to 480.531.8964 to join the FREE text network curated personally by MJ DeMarco. Keep apprised on any emerging GOLD and NOTABLE threads, motivational blurbs to keep your Unscripted journey on track, legendary forum posts extracted from the forum, otherwise buried in some monster thread, and other actionable advice from MJ (and other forum members) exclusively cherry-picked from the forum. Available in USA or Canada. Alternatively, you can join the Unscripted Network on Telegram, available worldwide.

:bulb:Unscripted Network (US/Canada)
:bulb:Unscripted Network (Telegram [Includes all archived posts too!)]

#7: AFFILIATE MARKETING PROMOTION IS PROHIBITED = BANNED
As an addendum to the above, posting affiliate marketing links is PROHIBITED. The forum doesn't want to hear about how you stumbled on a great training program, a meditation secret for manifesting wealth, or how to grow your IG account by 100 followers a day. READ THE BOOKS ABOVE TO UNDERSTAND WHY THIS STUFF IS NOT ALLOWED HERE. Quit acting like a guppy in shark's playground.

#8: NO GURU BS PLEASE!
Are you here because you're interested in using the forum to build your list, hot prospect, and enlarge your sales funnel? Word of caution: THIS BEHAVIOR does not work here and you will be CALLED-OUT on it, or worse, exposed as a charlatan. If your participation at the forum is conditional upon you selling, backlinking, or hot-prospecting the forum users, again, it likely won't end well.

#9: SEARCHING FOR CONTENT BEFORE POSTING
You can expose content by clicking tags, forum categories, or prefixes. The native forum search function is marginal at best (thanks Xenforo) and usually the Google search box does a better job. Also note, some of our best threads are dozens of pages AND HUNDREDS of posts long. Unfortunately, the best material sometimes gets lost among the noise. The best way to percolate the best content to the top of any thread is to SORT BY LIKES. This can be done at the top of the thread view.

:bulb:Post A New Topic

#10: GENERAL RULES TO FOLLOW
If you're here to promote something, place a MARKETPLACE AD or post in the designated self-promotion thread. Otherwise, you will be banned. Here are some behaviors that will result in your Fastlane experience being short-lived.
  1. Solicit for investors or partners.
  2. Post backlink spam in your profile without any introduction.
  3. Post a meetup for some nondescript meeting and some nondescript hotel with a nondescript purpose. (MLM ALERT!)
  4. Be a deceptive advocate -- take part in a discussion about a company/product/service as if you are an innocent bystander when in fact, you are employed or financially invested in the product/service.
  5. Peacock as a guru.
  6. Be a troll -- this is a business forum that promotes PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and a GROWTH MINDSET. If you are a part of the SCRIPTED mediocrity and victim mob, you aren't going to last here. In other words, this is our "safe space" from the idiocy of safe spaces.
  7. Discuss religion or post political threads. While we graze political discussions occasionally, it's usually because they advocate SCRIPTED victimology, virtuous mediocrity, and anti-business themes.

#11: KEEP THE LOCKER-ROOM "PUA" LANGUAGE AT HOME
I'm sorry, but none of us want to hear how you are a master at "slaying chicks", "getting laid" and "pulling tail". Women entrepreneurs have some of the best insights. If we are to benefit from their opinions, refrain from posting immature locker room, beer-buddy guy talk in the public forum— keep this stuff to your own private networks or post in the private MEN'S FORUM. Look at this forum as a CEO boardroom composed of half women, half men. Don't be a douche as none of us want to hear about your gender world views.

#12: LEVERAGE CHAT THREADS FOR THINGS THAT DON'T REQUIRE THEIR OWN THREAD
Aside from specific business topics, the forum also has numerous "chat threads" that act like an ongoing discussion and are continuous. Feel free to contribute to these at anytime.

:bulb:General Chat Thread
:bulb:Specific Chat Threads

#13 JOIN INSIDERS AND SUPPORT THE FORUM
If you'd like to view the forum without any advertising (except forum sponsors) and would like your contributions privately unindexable by search engines, please join Fastlane INSIDERS for as little as $7.99/mo.

:bulb:Join Fastlane Insiders

#14: DON'T LURK
Many Fastlaners have built strong relationships at the forum that have blossomed into great things. From best friends, to mentors, to millionaire partnerships. This all starts with you CONTRIBUTING and becoming part of the community, not lurking in the shadows. You have something to contribute, even if you don't quite yet have a business, a million bucks, or a successful track record. DO NOT LET FEAR STOP YOU.

:bulb:Don't Lurk, Do This Instead

I do not visit Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook often, but I am here EVERY SINGLE DAY to help you achieve what you know you can achieve. With that said, I wish you the best and I hope to see a lot of you here at the forum.

:blush: MJ DeMarco
 
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elixirhtc

New Contributor
Aug 17, 2021
19
5
Pakistan
I must say that it is very good post about the habit of taking alcohol , I hope that would be very helpful for the people are habit of drinking ..
 

ZackerySprague

Bronze Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
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Speedway Pass
Jun 26, 2021
212
229
Fort Worth, Texas
Just food for thought: I am re-reading them twice. I have found that after reading them once more, I was able to gain a better comprehension of the material.

The first time around, I've only remembered fractions of the book. So I am reading them twice.
 
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iskanderry

PARKED
Dec 7, 2022
1
0
Honestly, until recently, I thought that investing in gold is a dumb idea, because even though you can buy and sell it, it doesn’t have an interest rate and can’t be used as a passive source of income.
 

redcrimson

New Contributor
Read Fastlane!
Jan 7, 2023
10
8
Texas
Thank you! Now after reading this post I finally got my bearing and head into this massive forum with all this in mind.
Appreciate it!
 

MJ DeMarco

I followed the science; all I found was money.
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Since this hasn't been clear, a new Guideline has been added...


#15: NO USER OFFLOADING/SOLICITATION INTO OTHER COMMERCIALIZED GROUPS
You cannot use the forum to solicit users into other off-forum, non-Fastlane groups, such as your own business forum, Telegram group, or Facebook group. Small Mastermind or Accountability groups are the exceptions.
 

Marcus B

Contributor
Read Fastlane!
Jul 11, 2017
15
32
30
Pau, France
Hi, how are you guys ? I'm part of this comunity since 6 years now thanks to the book of MJ DeMarco that I highly appreciated.
 

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