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CivilianCone41

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Hello All,

I read the first book 3 years ago and again about a year ago. Bought and read the second book in 3 days last month!!! It is safe to say I am a huge fan of @MJ DeMarco 's philosophies. I like how blunt the books are, he speaks the way I speak mostly in my head. Unfiltered, Unscripted and not PC (thank God, if you can even say that anymore).

There are countless intro's here and I do not want to bore anyone who'll take the time to read mine. I'll give a little background. While I can not say that I am a fastlaner, I am definitely not in the slowlane either. By society's definition I am a successful semi-young man who's done the "right" things.

  • I went to school and got my degree. Worked full time while attending and paid for school. $0 debt
  • Got a career oriented sales management job
  • Leveraged my selling skills to move up in my company
  • Got out of a toxic relationship
  • Moved back home with mommy, sat in 2 hours of traffic each way for 3 years
  • Bought my first cash flow positive investment property
  • Got a higher paying job
  • Moved out
  • Bought 2 more cash flow positive investment properties
If need be, I could live off of my rental income. However, I am looking to acquire more. I actually enjoy my job for the time being ( I know some slowlane tendencies perhaps). I have a freedom number (monthly income) I am looking to hit in order to OWN MY LIFE.

Over the years, I have dabbled with some success in online arbitrage, product creation, SEO, affiliate marketing, back links, email campaigns, you name it. My side hustles, although relatively profitable did not honor CENTS. Hence I am not a fastlaner.

I keep a running journal of ideas, what I find myself complaining about with products/services, where I see opportunities, etc. None have fully passed the CENTS methodology, hence I have not gone all in.

I am happy to help the forum members as it relates to architectural paints, protective coatings in construction, real estate (identifying markets, property management, lending, borrowing, leveraging retirement accounts), anything related to online selling.

It seems I know what it takes, and have a good grasp on letting the market confirm if there is a business in what I identify, I just have not been able to pinpoint it yet. I'd love to do something in the real estate space (not as an agent, I do not want another job), however, I've learned thanks to the books, it is not about my passions, it is about the markets' needs.

Definitely do not want to ramble on. I'll leave it at that.

I am open to any and all constructive feedback. I am excited to learn from and share with you all.

Cheers!!
 

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sparechange

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Hello All,

I read the first book 3 years ago and again about a year ago. Bought and read the second book in 3 days last month!!! It is safe to say I am a huge fan of @MJ DeMarco 's philosophies. I like how blunt the books are, he speaks the way I speak mostly in my head. Unfiltered, Unscripted and not PC (thank God, if you can even say that anymore).

There are countless intro's here and I do not want to bore anyone who'll take the time to read mine. I'll give a little background. While I can not say that I am a fastlaner, I am definitely not in the slowlane either. By society's definition I am a successful semi-young man who's done the "right" things.

  • I went to school and got my degree. Worked full time while attending and paid for school. $0 debt
  • Got a career oriented sales management job
  • Leveraged my selling skills to move up in my company
  • Got out of a toxic relationship
  • Moved back home with mommy, sat in 2 hours of traffic each way for 3 years
  • Bought my first cash flow positive investment property
  • Got a higher paying job
  • Moved out
  • Bought 2 more cash flow positive investment properties
If need be, I could live off of my rental income. However, I am looking to acquire more. I actually enjoy my job for the time being ( I know some slowlane tendencies perhaps). I have a freedom number (monthly income) I am looking to hit in order to OWN MY LIFE.

Over the years, I have dabbled with some success with online arbitrage, product creation, SEO, affiliate marketing, back links, email campaigns, you name it. My side hustles, although relatively profitable did not honor CENTS. Hence I am not a fastlaner.

I keep a running journal of ideas, what I find myself complaining about with products/services, where I see opportunities, etc. None have fully passed the CENTS methodology, hence I have not gone all in.

I am happy to help the forum members as it relates to architectural paints, protective coatings in construction, real estate (identifying markets, property management, lending, borrowing, leveraging retirement accounts), anything related to online selling.

It seems I know what it takes, and have a good grasp on letting the market confirm if there is a business in what I identify, I just have not been able to pinpoint it yet. I'd love to do something in the real estate space (not as an agent, I do not want another job), however, I've learned thanks to the books, it is not about my passions, it is about the markets' needs.

Definitely do not want to ramble on. I'll leave it at that.

I am open to any and all constructive feedback. I am excited to learn from and share with you all.

Cheers!!

If you can live off the rental income it sounds like you are nearly unscripted, congrats.

It may be best for you to look around at current complaints of already existing products or services and filling that gap, I think that's the easiest way to get started. Good luck and welcome!
 

CruxisKnight

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Jan 7, 2021
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Hello All,

I read the first book 3 years ago and again about a year ago. Bought and read the second book in 3 days last month!!! It is safe to say I am a huge fan of @MJ DeMarco 's philosophies. I like how blunt the books are, he speaks the way I speak mostly in my head. Unfiltered, Unscripted and not PC (thank God, if you can even say that anymore).

There are countless intro's here and I do not want to bore anyone who'll take the time to read mine. I'll give a little background. While I can not say that I am a fastlaner, I am definitely not in the slowlane either. By society's definition I am a successful semi-young man who's done the "right" things.

  • I went to school and got my degree. Worked full time while attending and paid for school. $0 debt
  • Got a career oriented sales management job
  • Leveraged my selling skills to move up in my company
  • Got out of a toxic relationship
  • Moved back home with mommy, sat in 2 hours of traffic each way for 3 years
  • Bought my first cash flow positive investment property
  • Got a higher paying job
  • Moved out
  • Bought 2 more cash flow positive investment properties
If need be, I could live off of my rental income. However, I am looking to acquire more. I actually enjoy my job for the time being ( I know some slowlane tendencies perhaps). I have a freedom number (monthly income) I am looking to hit in order to OWN MY LIFE.

Over the years, I have dabbled with some success with online arbitrage, product creation, SEO, affiliate marketing, back links, email campaigns, you name it. My side hustles, although relatively profitable did not honor CENTS. Hence I am not a fastlaner.

I keep a running journal of ideas, what I find myself complaining about with products/services, where I see opportunities, etc. None have fully passed the CENTS methodology, hence I have not gone all in.

I am happy to help the forum members as it relates to architectural paints, protective coatings in construction, real estate (identifying markets, property management, lending, borrowing, leveraging retirement accounts), anything related to online selling.

It seems I know what it takes, and have a good grasp on letting the market confirm if there is a business in what I identify, I just have not been able to pinpoint it yet. I'd love to do something in the real estate space (not as an agent, I do not want another job), however, I've learned thanks to the books, it is not about my passions, it is about the markets' needs.

Definitely do not want to ramble on. I'll leave it at that.

I am open to any and all constructive feedback. I am excited to learn from and share with you all.

Cheers!!
Congrats on your successes and welcome to the community. Investment property is a nice stable income model that I would like to get into myself one day
 

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Great intro, great to have you, definitely sounds like you got some great groundwork laid.
 

CivilianCone41

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Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Apr 26, 2021
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Congrats on your successes and welcome to the community. Investment property is a nice stable income model that I would like to get into myself one day
CruxixKnight,

If I may, I would ditch the "one day" mindset. Identify what you want to accomplish in real estate and more importantly why. We can then come up with your action plan to get after the goal. I'm here to help. Almost anyone who wants it can find a way.
 

CivilianCone41

New Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Apr 26, 2021
6
3
14
Great intro, great to have you, definitely sounds like you got some great groundwork laid.
I appreciate the reply MJ. Thank you again for the good work you've put forth. I will share my success story and we can reference my first post when I do. :)
 

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