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Hello! I'm David. I'm 24 years old and I'm from Romania. Aside from making my introductions I also wanted to talk about an internal experience that I just had while going through the UNSCRIPTED. I've finished the Fastlane book and let me tell you, it's the best book I've ever read. It's my Bible for Financial Freedom. I couldn't wait to go trough UNSCRIPTED. And so I did.

UnScripted is different...I'm just at the beginning, I just finished the part where The Script is being exposed...what the F*ck...man. I'm...I knew that I mean, I always knew. Yet I yielded to The Script to feel normal. But only the opposite happened. While going through The Script's description I felt triggered like "Wait! This is supposed to be a financial Book not a conspiracy story!".

Some part of me kept resisting the tone and the story and I was thinking "What's the deal with MJ? Is he some kind of secluded guy? Anti-social or something?" but I asked myself "Why am I resisting it? It's just an opinion? Why am I so emotionally invested in it?" And then I yielded, instead of resisting it I started to analyze it. "Yes, the media doesn't care about that, yes attention is diverted from the wars, yes this, yes that..." It felt so...true.

At the end, it ended somewhere in between these lines "they want you to consume, you are right in the belly of the Beast, you're sustaining the system". Something in my head had clicked! I suddenly felt easy...I felt that I don't have to work, I always had a sense of obligation, the pressure from my chest has vanished, my anxiety is was gone... I've been UnScripted...

I had to open my laptop and write this! Because, now what I'm left with is a sense of...what's happening? What is happening? What is going on with this madness? Something happened inside me. I don't know what but it feels good never the less. I feel I can breathe. I feel Powerful. I feel more of myself. But now I feel even more separated from those around me.

In a couple of hours, I'll start my work week...I'll be there with a different windshield. F*ck. I'll look at all my colleagues and in my mind, I'll be like "what the F*ck are you guys doing? look at yourselves!". Of course, I won't say that, they would take me to the hospital! I'm still mind blown as I'm writing this. I've never had an experience like this.
 

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FUUUUUUUUUUUUU......I CONTINUED THE BOOK! WHAT....THE....FUUUUUU.....

I feel like one of the villagers that believed the Earth is flat due to the politicians that advocated this idea in order to overwork the population so that they don't have to work. I found that the Earth is round! Nooo man, this can't be possible, I'm going bananas...
 
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Calm down, you are among friends here :)
I came back home and I kept going through the UNSCRIPTED, I'm tempted to write about it after every sentence but I resist the urge to continue listening. I've always been confused about what I want to do in the future, continue education? Where do I want to live? Should I find someone and get married? Decide where I want to live! I even considered buying an apartment through a bank! Peoples unmet expectations are making me feel small and all of this shit just keeps piling up anxiety and depression! None of it appeals me! NONE OF IT!

As I'm going through the book it becomes CLEARER AND CLEARER for me what I must do! GET FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT! Own myself! As for the moment, I thought I was free but I'm not. I want to drop all of my other plans and focus on this one thing, The Fastlane! Obtain freedom from the Script! I've been framed! What else could be more important than my freedom? I'M WILLING TO BURRY MY FACE IN WORK FOR THE NEXT 5, 10 YEARS IF NECESSARY! Although I want my freedom as fast as possible!
 

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Ha Ha, glad you are enjoying Unscripted!

I even happier that you are finding it relevant in Romania, it was written primarily for a Western culture, but glad to see it is translating well.

Is he some kind of secluded guy?
Ha, not quite yet. (But I do have might sights on moving out into the Arizona countryside)

Anti-social or something?
Not really, more like introverted.
 
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Hello again Seniors! I decided to continue my talk here instead of crowding the forum with another thread. I'm going through the UnScripted book. I want to say something about the Book, I have to! I'm urged from the inside to keep coming back to the forum and write but I keep resisting it in order to listen more. As I said, I want to say something about the book, It is beautiful! Beautiful is a well-suited word, aside from useful and life-changing, which!...is self-implied.

Today when I came back from work I was happy! I'm still joyful inside actually! This is it, I've found it. For whoever read UnScripted there is a part where MJ talks about that word game in which his "friends" cheated. He talks again about peoples tendency to look for the event, not being interested in the process. And oh God how guilty of this sin I am, or was.

After the Fastlane Book and now the UnScripted it becomes clearer and clearer for me that I have to find an actionable plan. And I did! I have big dreams, dreams so big that I'm even ashamed to disclose in order to avoid ridicule. But as MJ talks in his first book "I too often see people on the forum saying How can I earn 5.000 a month? , but have you even earned your first $5?".

I get that and let me tell you, I want to be Financially Independent, I want to earn at least 1 Million Dollars. BUT! First...I'm still trading time for money, I haven't even earned my first entrepreneurial dollar, I'll get realistic and start with my first dollar! Current GOAL! Earn $1!

Plan? Here it is. As I said, I have a 9 to 5 as a salesperson, aside from 8 hours invested in building somebody else's dream I also commute which takes 2 hours, yes folks, 10 hours from my day, monday to friday are spent at work BUT WAIT! There is more! I also have leftover work from time to time. Even right now, which takes about 1 hour to complete. Let's forget about changing, eating, taking showers and so forth. I am LITERARY giving 5 days of my life for 2.

Still! Today I came back home happy! Enthusiastic! Vitalized! For I'm willing to do the necessary steps to work for myself! Here it is! My plan!

Fiverr, Fiverr is my plan.

Fiverr is based on single tasks or actions, somebody orders something, I go on and complete the task in 10 min - 20 min or 30 whatever necessary. Wait! There is more! There is a System involved! Yes! I love the sound of systems and here are my thoughts on it.

An order is usually completed in 5-10 minutes. Which means, let's say, 6-8 orders an hour. Which means $30 to $50 per hour. When I'll notice a constant average of orders I'll immediately find a freelancer from UpWork. I'm willing to pay him from $3 to $5 an hour, once he gets the hang of it I'll give him $5 with all my heart. We are talking about Data Entry here, he will follow the instructions created in the process that I will undertake until things take off and orders start coming. All he has to do is complete a set of actions while following a checklist.

When things work out nicely I'll earn anywhere between $400 and $800 a month passively! Thanks to human resources and systems. This sum also represents minimum wage here in Romania! At least in my zone. This is theoretical! Of course! I have no idea what's going to happen of if it's going to work. But let me tell you, I'm having fun! I'm optimistic! And I can't remember the last time I felt so good! I'm enjoying myself! I'm enjoying the process! And I'm living in the present! "What can I do right now!?" I kept asking myself.

If this little cute stunt succeeds! OMFG! I'm semi-passively earning my current wage (I still have to manage orders and delegate tasks using something like Trello or Asana to my VA) but I believe that this kind of effort is minimal and TIME SAVING!

I just had a brilliant thought! Can I integrate Zappier to use Fiverr and Asana? IT's possible! I know that you receive an email for each order, I'll tell Zappier to create a task in Asana every time I receive an email from Fiverr with an order.

Time to execute!
 
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Long story short, I'll start working as a freelancer and delegate tasks to gain more control over my time and inflow of money. I know this isn't the Fastlane, but I'm switching to a better road than the one I'm currently on. When I get there I'll see further. I trust that.
 
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Hello! Once again! I'm back and I have good news!

I'll get realistic and start with my first dollar! Current GOAL! Earn $1!
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I just completed my first successful order and earned my first dollar! Let me tell you, man...the dopamine rush! It fired me to keep going! MJ is right, you don't do what you love, you fall in love with what you do when you get positive feedback, when you offer value to the market and people happily give you their money as thank you! Money = Thank you!

Not only that! But the client was so happy that he tipped me afterward! Which I didn't know was possible.

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I learned how to do things thanks to Udemy.

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It's a long way to go, but I feel much much closer. I started to learn about what it means to hire a VA and learned that having a VA creates a job for yourself, you have to be prepared for it beforehand, build processes and systems. There's a whole lot of information out there that's waiting for someone to apply it.

Still going through UnScripted, I'm listening to it every day, almost finished it but I already feel the pull to go through the Fastlane book and the Unscripted again. I somehow some of my posts here, I realized that they are void of value, It's just me talking about how great the book is and how I want to be financially independent yada yada yada.

UnScripted made me question many of my actions, I realized that I had Ego Inflation when in fact, the harsh truth is that I'm nobody. I'm nothing. I asked myself "What's my contribution to the World right now?" my answer wasn't big, it's actually reflecting my current income.

Anyway! My next goal is to get from "New Seller" to "Level One" on Fiverr. It will take a while but from what I understand at Level One orders really start rolling in and at Level Two I should be having enough going on to start working on making this semi-passive.

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I'll be creating Job positions for people living in third world countries and offering good SEO services to bloggers and website owners around the world. This is the value I'll be giving to the World. It definitely doesn't adhere to the C.E.N.T.S. commandments but It's a change of lanes.
 

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KILLER intro David! I love your description of how MJ's book ripped off the mental blindfolds, for you to see the world in a new way! Congratulations on the start with Fiverr. I look forward to more of your journey here!
 
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KILLER intro David! I love your description of how MJ's book ripped off the mental blindfolds, for you to see the world in a new way! Congratulations on the start with Fiverr. I look forward to more of your journey here!
Thank you for the encouraging words Senior! They definitely help! I'm in the process of completing my second order right now. My second goal is to reach Level One, it's going to take a while but I'll get there eventually. As MJ quoted in his first book "The journey of a 1000 miles starts with the first step".
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