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

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

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.

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.
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
I thought I would post up the first video from the newest 2021 program content... Just a...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Kill Bigger Incubator
I have not offered one of these in a while, but it looks like I have time to take on an...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Hi Andreas, It is per month, with the first month being half. This is a great question, I...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
Hi Lex, I looked at several options including Kajabi and settled on the Divi theme on Wordpress...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Grow Your Business With a Book (An Unorthodox Marketing Strategy That Built One of the Largest...
Are you looking for a new, lesser-known but potentially very lucrative source of leads to your...
  • Sticky
FEATURED! Introducing... WEALTH EXPO$ED, A Short Story By MJ DeMarco
The story is BASED UPON a true story. The details aren't entirely accurate or from a distinct...



Forum Sponsor

Grow an online business:
- Start immediately!
- Master business skills!
- 100+ Fastlane students enrolled!
Review & Details >

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom