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Hello, my name is Asad and I'm in the process of reading TMFL. I'm 17 years old. Whenever people ask me what I want to be in life I always say "isn't it weird that there is nothing I'd be willing to do from 9-5, 5 days a week?" People say "do what makes you happy" and I'd say that happiness couldn't come from something I'd have to get up in the morning for the rest of my life to do. Nonetheless, I've done very well in school and am in the process of applying to colleges when I stumbled upon this book.

I finally resonated with a "career" that aligned with what I always said; I want money (by which I really meant freedom) and not a 9-5 till I'm 65. I honestly feel lost and I catch myself searching for someone or something that is going to give me the fastlane answer I want, but I realize that this is a consumer mindset, the exact opposite of what I need.

This book has flipped my life upside down. As of two weeks ago (and still currently) I've been preparing to apply to multiple schools and am employed as a finance intern with the hope of landing a nice job during college. Fast forward two weeks and I want to do anything but that. When I put this book down a feel myself starting to think that this is crazy and unrealistic (as most people will say) but once I pick it back up I know the true craziness is accepting the deal of working 5 days in trade for 2 off.

I'm young and that makes me feel grateful because I have a lot of time on my hands and I entered this world early. I feel like I have no idea at all where to start with anything but the key has to be to focus my attention on the right areas and never stop learning.

Thank you for your impact on me, @MJ DeMarco
 
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Welcome Asad, and thank you for the intro. Was your intent on studying finance @ college?
 

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Hello, my name is Asad and I'm in the process of reading TMFL. I'm 17 years old. Whenever people ask me what I want to be in life I always say "isn't it weird that there is nothing I'd be willing to do from 9-5, 5 days a week?" People say "do what makes you happy" and I'd say that happiness couldn't come from something I'd have to get up in the morning for the rest of my life to do. Nonetheless, I've done very well in school and am in the process of applying to colleges when I stumbled upon this book.

I finally resonated with a "career" that aligned with what I always said; I want money (by which I really meant freedom) and not a 9-5 till I'm 65. I honestly feel lost and I catch myself searching for someone or something that is going to give me the fastlane answer I want, but I realize that this is a consumer mindset, the exact opposite of what I need.

This book has flipped my life upside down. As of two weeks ago (and still currently) I've been preparing to apply to multiple schools and am employed as a finance intern with the hope of landing a nice job during college. Fast forward two weeks and I want to do anything but that. When I put this book down a feel myself starting to think that this is crazy and unrealistic (as most people will say) but once I pick it back up I know the true craziness is accepting the deal of working 5 days in trade for 2 off.

I'm young and that makes me feel grateful because I have a lot of time on my hands and I entered this world early. I feel like I have no idea at all where to start with anything but the key has to be to focus my attention on the right areas and never stop learning.

Thank you for your impact on me, @MJ DeMarco
Welcome Asad. There’s soo many ways to get started nowadays.

Have you made any revenue off your own back yet?
 

asaddaskari

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Welcome Asad, and thank you for the intro. Was your intent on studying finance @ college?
Yep. I thought that it was the smartest path in life ever since my cousin introduced me to stocks a while back. When I joined a program that would get me an internship, I put finance as my preferred area.
 
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asaddaskari

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Welcome Asad. There’s soo many ways to get started nowadays.

Have you made any revenue off your own back yet?
Nope, but since I started reading this book I can't help but pick it up when I'm doing nothing or google the 1 million random questions and thoughts that pop up in my mind all day. As of now, I feel like I don't know what to do besides google and read, but I plan on pushing myself until I do.
 

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Nope, but since I started reading this book I can't help but pick it up when I'm doing nothing or google the 1 million random questions and thoughts that pop up in my mind all day. As of now, I feel like I don't know what to do besides google and read, but I plan on pushing myself until I do.
My suggestion is to find someone to help and go help them. Keep doing that. Then figure out how to get paid helping people. Then figure out how to scale.

Maybe the "Who have you helped?" call in my signature might help you.
 

asaddaskari

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My suggestion is to find someone to help and go help them. Keep doing that. Then figure out how to get paid helping people. Then figure out how to scale.

Maybe the "Who have you helped?" call in my signature might help you.
Thanks for the advice! I'll check it out.
 

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