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Hollow

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May 9, 2020
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I'm a 25 years old Software Engineer from Brazil.

I stoped here purely by randomness. I've never heard about @MJ DeMarco before and consequently neither the Fastlane process.
I was reading about entrepreneurship in reddit (which is mostly bullshit) and I saw someone saying about this forum in a comment from a random post that I don't even remember the subject. Normally I do ignore reddit comments but I decided to at least see what was happening in here. Why not? I already know how to identify gurus selling shit. In the worst scenario I could bail out at any time and in the best scenario I could find valuable content.

I'm a little afraid to say this but I have to admit that when I read some threads in here I found some bullshit propagation and for a moment I thought coming here would be just another mistake. But I kept reading and found real, valuable and realistic threads and comments, which, fortunately , is majority.

I downloaded the sample of Unscripted and I liked it. MJ got all of my attention there. Felt confident to buy it. I'm reading in slow pace because I'm not fluent in English, but got mesmerised and now I can't stop reading it.

The story of my life is my mom has some scripted roots in her head but she has been a good influence in my life since my childhood. She owns a elementary school and built her business being poor, woman, having 2 kids (I was in her belly), without motivation, born in 3rd world country and doing this 25 years ago (whitout smartphones and computers). She's not millionaire but she's the one who gave me a good life and brought to me the persperctive that there's a possibility to be entrepeneur.
My father is a perfect MODEL citizen. I love him, but I do avoid conversations about life and entrepreneurship with him, mostly because he will discourage me and try to convince me to do the opposite (have tried this conversation several times).

About myself I started to realize life's game few months ago. But when you know nothing and are not aware of how life works it's hard to see the right path.
Even my mind screaming that something was wrong and my guts saying to run, a few years ago, I started to follow the script without questioning.
Got to college, started working as a software engineer sacrificing 14~16 hours a day to deliver projects to the company I worked.
Had to work this way because that is how the best engineers in the market do their jobs (that is what they say). And of course I wanted to be like the best engineers around the globe.
Got lured by the Slowlane preachers to invest some portion of my money in stocks hoping for me to become the next Warren Buffet.
Thought that trading my freedom, happiness, health, time and energy would be reconized some day and I would be rewarded.
Used my expenses to buy my first car trying to fill the void and trying to justificate my miserable life. "Maybe having a nice car will make me a cool guy and life will suddenly get good. Maybe I can accept what I'm doing with my life" (nah).

Until then I was just feeling the nail and not doint nothing about. Then came my bad luck wave (which I call "my libertation wave" and is also my FTE):

- My mom's business almost broke because of false crimminal accusations. She got depressed and tried to end her life;
- Got scammed/robbed and lost my car without the possibility to recover it (very common in my country). Lost the only thing "valuable" I had. All my savings that I gave up my life in exchange was gone in one blink of eye.

Life lost it's meaning. I realized a lot of things that I can't even describe here. Life is too fragile. Following the script expecting to have a secure life is a farse/scam. Sounds ridiculous, but scripted life is secure until suddenly it's not secure anymore. I wasted a lot of my life for nothing and helping to deliver millions to the company I worked. Nothing from the scripted life makes sense anymore.

I've being studying entrepreunership for a while and It was something I've always wanted to pursuit but had wrong motivations before.
Already quit college with only 1 semester left, this shit is worthless even for the scripted life.
I'm rebuilding my entire life and MJ's books are, so far, the best source of good information I've found that match with my ideals and thoughts. He is opening my eyes for a lot of things.

The process of recovery from the wave was hard but freed me. For several times I wanted to kill myself. Today I left those bad thoughts behind. My motivation is to give my mom the best life I can achieve in return for what she gave to me. I want to take care of her because she is mentally exhausted and had enough. I got software development skills in my toolset, and I will use it to achieve my goals.
 

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alexkuzmov

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I'm a 25 years old Software Engineer from Brazil.

I stoped here purely by randomness. I've never heard about @MJ DeMarco before and consequently neither the Fastlane process.
I was reading about entrepreneurship in reddit (which is mostly bullshit) and I saw someone saying about this forum in a comment from a random post that I don't even remember the subject. Normally I do ignore reddit comments but I decided to at least see what was happening in here. Why not? I already know how to identify gurus selling shit. In the worst scenario I could bail out at any time and in the best scenario I could find valuable content.

I'm a little afraid to say this but I have to admit that when I read some threads in here I found some bullshit propagation and for a moment I thought coming here would be just another mistake. But I kept reading and found real, valuable and realistic threads and comments, which, fortunately , is majority.

I downloaded the sample of Unscripted and I liked it. MJ got all of my attention there. Felt confident to buy it. I'm reading in slow pace because I'm not fluent in English, but got mesmerised and now I can't stop reading it.

The story of my life is my mom has some scripted roots in her head but she has been a good influence in my life since my childhood. She owns a elementary school and built her business being poor, woman, having 2 kids (I was in her belly), without motivation, born in 3rd world country and doing this 25 years ago (whitout smartphones and computers). She's not millionaire but she's the one who gave me a good life and brought to me the persperctive that there's a possibility to be entrepeneur.
My father is a perfect MODEL citizen. I love him, but I do avoid conversations about life and entrepreneurship with him, mostly because he will discourage me and try to convince me to do the opposite (have tried this conversation several times).

About myself I started to realize life's game few months ago. But when you know nothing and are not aware of how life works it's hard to see the right path.
Even my mind screaming that something was wrong and my guts saying to run, a few years ago, I started to follow the script without questioning.
Got to college, started working as a software engineer sacrificing 14~16 hours a day to deliver projects to the company I worked.
Had to work this way because that is how the best engineers in the market do their jobs (that is what they say). And of course I wanted to be like the best engineers around the globe.
Got lured by the Slowlane preachers to invest some portion of my money in stocks hoping for me to become the next Warren Buffet.
Thought that trading my freedom, happiness, health, time and energy would be reconized some day and I would be rewarded.
Used my expenses to buy my first car trying to fill the void and trying to justificate my miserable life. "Maybe having a nice car will make me a cool guy and life will suddenly get good. Maybe I can accept what I'm doing with my life" (nah).

Until then I was just feeling the nail and not doint nothing about. Then came my bad luck wave (which I call "my libertation wave" and is also my FTE):

- My mom's business almost broke because of false crimminal accusations. She got depressed and tried to end her life;
- Got scammed/robbed and lost my car without the possibility to recover it (very common in my country). Lost the only thing "valuable" I had. All my savings that I gave up my life in exchange was gone in one blink of eye.

Life lost it's meaning. I realized a lot of things that I can't even describe here. Life is too fragile. Following the script expecting to have a secure life is a farse/scam. Sounds ridiculous, but scripted life is secure until suddenly it's not secure anymore. I wasted a lot of my life for nothing and helping to deliver millions to the company I worked. Nothing from the scripted life makes sense anymore.

I've being studying entrepreunership for a while and It was something I've always wanted to pursuit but had wrong motivations before.
Already quit college with only 1 semester left, this shit is worthless even for the scripted life.
I'm rebuilding my entire life and MJ's books are, so far, the best source of good information I've found that match with my ideals and thoughts. He is opening my eyes for a lot of things.

The process of recovery from the wave was hard but freed me. For several times I wanted to kill myself. Today I left those bad thoughts behind. My motivation is to give my mom the best life I can achieve in return for what she gave to me. I want to take care of her because she is mentally exhausted and had enough. I got software development skills in my toolset, and I will use it to achieve my goals.
Hey @Hollow very nice intro.
I hope you find in here what you are looking for.
I know exactly what you mean by your father being a perfect MODEL citizen. Mine is as well.
 
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Hollow

New Contributor
May 9, 2020
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3
11
Brazil
@alexkuzmov Thanks for the welcome. I do also hope to find and share valuable content here.

Welcome to the forum. Thanks for sharing your story.
What sort of software do you write? Anything you can use to start your own business?
Mainly building API's and apps (web and mobile).
Actually I've been working for a software factory for a long time. Because of that I do have experience with different sort of projects and technologies.
I'm already using this experience to start my own business.
 

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