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DeeCof

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MJ,

Thanks so much for starting and maintaining this community for us all.

@MJ DeMarco - Can I ask you a question before I introduce myself?

Hope you don't mind..
.

1. How do you think of communities like this one?
2. Are they a good Fastlane primary profit centers or just value addons?

I think it would be great primary profit center for an email marketer because it builds closer relationships with your base, making it more likely they will stick with you and buy again in the future.

Thanks in advance for using your brain power to help me clarify my thinking here because building a community for my Avatar is the next thing on my to do list.

Now, let me get into the reason I am writing this post...who am I.

Hi all, I'm Dee. A recovered, burnt out critical care nurse that nearly gave up on building a life I enjoyed living.

I was done, stick a fork in my a$$, done with the one I had built so diligently.

After a long conversation with myself at 3am, I finally made a decision.

Nothing good ever happens at 3am, but this time it did.

"Get busy living or get busy dying" as Dupree said on Shawshank Redemption was running through my mind that night on repeat.

I started taking massive action that day. I didn't wait or say (I'll do it tomorrow).

I started rethinking everything and taking action immediately to get out of the golden handcuffs of my job.

I started experiments, doing all kinds of new things, just to see what I liked to do.

All I knew was putting everyone else's needs ahead of my needs wasn't working so I started saying no much more often which freed up massive amounts of time. (Don't get me wrong, I became a Nurse because caring about others is who I am at my core.)

My problem is the opposite of so many who think only about how to win the game of life by ignoring everyone else to build the perfect life for themselves. (Hint, That doesn't make you happy either.)

There must be balance.

I've learned that I have to put my needs and wants first otherwise I will end up not trusting myself and hating my life. While at the same time I must not ignore others of else my life will be shallow and unfulfilled.

All those lessons took over 45 years to learn.

Once I started writing a lot, building things online, learning as I went, doing what I wanted to do with my time, whether I got paid or not, everything clicked.

I figured it out and loved every minute of it.

I realized I lacked so many other skills so I got to work learning and putting what I had learned into action.

At first I dived into web building & copywriting which led to content marketing and email marketing.

As long as I am alive, I will be adding new skills.

This how I found your Millionaire Fastlane book.

Now, I have built my authority up among my target group and have a decent list of engaged people.

I became hooked on using the skills I learned to build a new plan that combined my love with making a difference in others who are struggling with certain problems and helping myself do what I want.

I've found several people who have opened my eyes along the way to new ways to see the world. Whose books have catapulted my thinking light years ahead of how I used to think.

@MJ DeMarco Your book is now on that list.

Anyway, that is the long-winded way of saying, I hope I to learn from you all as I am passing through this part of my life.

Remember this is but a season in all of our, very limited lifetimes.

You are meant to grow and expand, one day the student, the next the mentor.

All the best,
Dee
 
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MJ,

Thanks so much for starting and maintaining this community for us all.

@MJ DeMarco - Can I ask you a question before I introduce myself?

Hope you don't mind..
.

1. How do you think of communities like this one?
2. Are they a good Fastlane primary profit centers or just value addons?

I think it would be great primary profit center for an email marketer because it builds closer relationships with your base, making it more likely they will stick with you and buy again in the future.

Thanks in advance for using your brain power to help me clarify my thinking here because building a community for my Avatar is the next thing on my to do list.

Now, let me get into the reason I am writing this post...who am I.

Hi all, I'm Dee. A recovered, burnt out critical care nurse that nearly gave up on building a life I enjoyed living.

I was done, stick a fork in my a$$, done with the one I had built so diligently.

After a long conversation with myself at 3am, I finally made a decision.

Nothing good ever happens at 3am, but this time it did.

"Get busy living or get busy dying" as Dupree said on Shawshank Redemption was running through my mind that night on repeat.

I started taking massive action that day. I didn't wait or say (I'll do it tomorrow).

I started rethinking everything and taking action immediately to get out of the golden handcuffs of my job.

I started experiments, doing all kinds of new things, just to see what I liked to do.

All I knew was putting everyone else's needs ahead of my needs wasn't working so I started saying no much more often which freed up massive amounts of time. (Don't get me wrong, I became a Nurse because caring about others is who I am at my core.)

My problem is the opposite of so many who think only about how to win the game of life by ignoring everyone else to build the perfect life for themselves. (Hint, That doesn't make you happy either.)

There must be balance.

I've learned that I have to put my needs and wants first otherwise I will end up not trusting myself and hating my life. While at the same time I must not ignore others of else my life will be shallow and unfulfilled.

All those lessons took over 45 years to learn.

Once I started writing a lot, building things online, learning as I went, doing what I wanted to do with my time, whether I got paid or not, everything clicked.

I figured it out and loved every minute of it.

I realized I lacked so many other skills so I got to work learning and putting what I had learned into action.

At first I dived into web building & copywriting which led to content marketing and email marketing.

As long as I am alive, I will be adding new skills.

This how I found your Millionaire Fastlane book.

Now, I have built my authority up among my target group and have a decent list of engaged people.

I became hooked on using the skills I learned to build a new plan that combined my love with making a difference in others who are struggling with certain problems and helping myself do what I want.

I've found several people who have opened my eyes along the way to new ways to see the world. Whose books have catapulted my thinking light years ahead of how I used to think.

@MJ DeMarco Your book is now on that list.

Anyway, that is the long-winded way of saying, I hope I to learn from you all as I am passing through this part of my life.

Remember this is but a season in all of our, very limited lifetimes.

You are meant to grow and expand, one day the student, the next the mentor.

All the best,
Dee
Welcome and good luck.

You have been nice and caring to others. It is time to care about your own goals.

I was once being too scared to give. Fearing that there will be no reciprocation.

Until someone pointed out that this is going to limit my person growth and allowed me to break through on that mindset.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I love reading because I think it's the biggest contributor to changing your life besides... living life by yourself. Which books are the ones that influenced you the most?
I've found several people who have opened my eyes along the way to new ways to see the world. Whose books have catapulted my thinking light years ahead of how I used to think.

I needed to hear this fantastic quote again
"Get busy living or get busy dying" as Dupree said on Shawshank Redemption
 

DeeCof

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Welcome and good luck.

You have been nice and caring to others. It is time to care about your own goals.

I was once being too scared to give. Fearing that there will be no reciprocation.

Until someone pointed out that this is going to limit my person growth and allowed me to break through on that mindset.
I think that is normal for a lot of people especially if others didnt give you a reason to trust when you were younger.

Relationships are built from caring for each one another's needs. Trust builds as you learn that the other person cares for you as much as you care for them. But lots of times the other doesn't fulfill their side of the relationship and it breaks down.
 
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MJ DeMarco

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1. How do you think of communities like this one?
2. Are they a good Fastlane primary profit centers or just value addons?

Sorry I didn't see your questions.

Communities are very time consuming. I started this forum over 15+ years ago and it has cost me a tremendous amount of time. No, I don't regret it, and it represents a nice way to stay in touch with readers and give people an outlet to discuss the Fastlane philosophy.

As for it being a profit center, yes, it makes money on it as a value add on, however, my hourly return on my time VS the amount of $$ the forum makes is probably about $3/hour.

Hi all, I'm Dee. A recovered, burnt out critical care nurse

My wife was a nurse for 20 years and thanks me everyday that she no longer has to suffer that grind, or another omnipotent doctor who thinks nurses are slaves.
 

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MJ,

Thanks so much for starting and maintaining this community for us all.

@MJ DeMarco - Can I ask you a question before I introduce myself?

Hope you don't mind..
.

1. How do you think of communities like this one?
2. Are they a good Fastlane primary profit centers or just value addons?

I think it would be great primary profit center for an email marketer because it builds closer relationships with your base, making it more likely they will stick with you and buy again in the future.

Thanks in advance for using your brain power to help me clarify my thinking here because building a community for my Avatar is the next thing on my to do list.

Now, let me get into the reason I am writing this post...who am I.

Hi all, I'm Dee. A recovered, burnt out critical care nurse that nearly gave up on building a life I enjoyed living.

I was done, stick a fork in my a$$, done with the one I had built so diligently.

After a long conversation with myself at 3am, I finally made a decision.

Nothing good ever happens at 3am, but this time it did.

"Get busy living or get busy dying" as Dupree said on Shawshank Redemption was running through my mind that night on repeat.

I started taking massive action that day. I didn't wait or say (I'll do it tomorrow).

I started rethinking everything and taking action immediately to get out of the golden handcuffs of my job.

I started experiments, doing all kinds of new things, just to see what I liked to do.

All I knew was putting everyone else's needs ahead of my needs wasn't working so I started saying no much more often which freed up massive amounts of time. (Don't get me wrong, I became a Nurse because caring about others is who I am at my core.)

My problem is the opposite of so many who think only about how to win the game of life by ignoring everyone else to build the perfect life for themselves. (Hint, That doesn't make you happy either.)

There must be balance.

I've learned that I have to put my needs and wants first otherwise I will end up not trusting myself and hating my life. While at the same time I must not ignore others of else my life will be shallow and unfulfilled.

All those lessons took over 45 years to learn.

Once I started writing a lot, building things online, learning as I went, doing what I wanted to do with my time, whether I got paid or not, everything clicked.

I figured it out and loved every minute of it.

I realized I lacked so many other skills so I got to work learning and putting what I had learned into action.

At first I dived into web building & copywriting which led to content marketing and email marketing.

As long as I am alive, I will be adding new skills.

This how I found your Millionaire Fastlane book.

Now, I have built my authority up among my target group and have a decent list of engaged people.

I became hooked on using the skills I learned to build a new plan that combined my love with making a difference in others who are struggling with certain problems and helping myself do what I want.

I've found several people who have opened my eyes along the way to new ways to see the world. Whose books have catapulted my thinking light years ahead of how I used to think.

@MJ DeMarco Your book is now on that list.

Anyway, that is the long-winded way of saying, I hope I to learn from you all as I am passing through this part of my life.

Remember this is but a season in all of our, very limited lifetimes.

You are meant to grow and expand, one day the student, the next the mentor.

All the best,
Dee
Check out "Give and Take" by Adam Grant.

Myself and @Kak discussed that book on his podcast. I think Kyle might have changed the podcast name and don't know what it's called anymore. I think it was episode 8?
 
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Frances Kelleher

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Sorry I didn't see your questions.

Communities are very time consuming. I started this forum over 15+ years ago and it has cost me a tremendous amount of time. No, I don't regret it, and it represents a nice way to stay in touch with readers and give people an outlet to discuss the Fastlane philosophy.

As for it being a profit center, yes, it makes money on it as a value add on, however, my hourly return on my time VS the amount of $$ the forum makes is probably about $3/hour.



My wife was a nurse for 20 years and thanks me everyday that she no longer has to suffer that grind, or another omnipotent doctor who thinks nurses are slaves.
Tk you for all the help here and this wonderful forum.Bless you no end!A human that s all bout the giving ,not the taking.
 

DeeCof

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Sorry I didn't see your questions.

Communities are very time consuming. I started this forum over 15+ years ago and it has cost me a tremendous amount of time. No, I don't regret it, and it represents a nice way to stay in touch with readers and give people an outlet to discuss the Fastlane philosophy.

As for it being a profit center, yes, it makes money on it as a value add on, however, my hourly return on my time VS the amount of $$ the forum makes is probably about $3/hour.



My wife was a nurse for 20 years and thanks me everyday that she no longer has to suffer that grind, or another omnipotent doctor who thinks nurses are slaves.
Thanks @MJ DeMarco for you insight on communities.

Tell your wife I completely get that. I tell my hubby the same thing.

He has a good job so I was able to quit and concentrate on healing and then on doing my thing without too much worry.

My why is to build my fastlane so he can quit his job too.
Sorry I didn't see your questions.

Communities are very time consuming. I started this forum over 15+ years ago and it has cost me a tremendous amount of time. No, I don't regret it, and it represents a nice way to stay in touch with readers and give people an outlet to discuss the Fastlane philosophy.

As for it being a profit center, yes, it makes money on it as a value add on, however, my hourly return on my time VS the amount of $$ the forum makes is probably about $3/hour.



My wife was a nurse for 20 years and thanks me everyday that she no longer has to suffer that grind, or another omnipotent doctor who thinks nurses are slaves.
 

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