The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

How articles about 16-year-old's making millions are useless to you

Accelerate wealth. Build a business that pays freedom. Join more than 70,000 entrepreneurs and register for the Fastlane Entrepreneur forum. Remove ads? Join the INSIDERS.

GainsGainsGains

Contributor
Jul 11, 2018
21
36
19
It seems a lot of people think a business can't be successful without a revolutionary, never-before-seen idea (there is currently a featured post on this forum in which MJ adresses this) and that wealth is an "event", as MJ puts it.

How can you blame these people? Probably every millionaire story that has ever been fed to them came from the media. The media doesn't report boring events. Nobody is going to read about a random nobody from the middle of Idaho making 400k a year selling construction work equipment. People tend to forget that the media reports unusual events. If you solely rely on TV to shape your view of reality, you are in for a very bad time. If you consume the near-constant stream of suddenly rich computer prodigy kids daily, you will begin to think that this is the norm.

It is not. These articles are worthless. Reading them won't make you any money, nor do they provide valuable lessons that help you do so. All they do is rub in your face that someone worked hard to acquire skills that enabled them to make a lot of money. Usually, not even that. The first part is typically left out, as it isn't what the typical reader wants to hear. Instead of lessons, these articles provide a supply of outcomes which are unrealistic to achieve for most.

If you want lessons, read material that provides them. If you want to read about what a high school freshman who made millions with his 34th app is going to do with the money, read the news.
 

Sponsored Offers

MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
Cool - glad to have you. And yes it should help a lot. When you are in the new group just post...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE NEW: The Best School for Going Fastlane (Now open for summer enrollment)
Hey everyone, I have a big announcement to make about how we are going to be working with...
MARKETPLACE Not sure how to start? This free book will teach you how to build a successful web design business
Hi Fox. Starting the book and got through the introduction. Had a conversation with Andy Black...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Chris is super sharp and is aware of many facets of entrepreneurship and can help get your...
Introducing MJ's Personal Unscripted Network, Join Now for FREE!
Any chance to make it available outside of US? It has been available outside of the US on...

Forum Sponsor

Learn Fastlane Business Skills & Get Profitable Within 30 Days...

Get Started Now

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom