The Entrepreneur Forum | Financial Freedom | Starting a Business | Motivation | Money | Success

I am in a better spot now - after reading TMF in '14

The Entrepreneur's Forum for learning how to build wealth and financial freedom the Fastlane way!

Say "NO" to mediocre living rife with jobs, ascetic frugality, and suffocating savings rituals— learn how to build a Fastlane business that pays both freedom and lifestyle affluence. Join our forum with more than 70,000 entrepreneurs who are making it happen.
Join for FREE Today
Get the books
Remove ads? Join Fastlane INSIDERS
(Registration removes this block)
Anything related to matters of the mind

Drive2Riches

Bronze Contributor
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Speedway Pass
Jul 18, 2014
188
344
Washington
I knew things were going to change after reading the book. But I still don't feel like it's going fast enough for me.

However, I've been working my tail off and, if I allow myself to remember how shitty it was -- collections agencies, state aid, borrowing/getting money from family, gf paying more than me for rent and expenses, appealing for a cash gift from parents to be able to move out of a high-cost of living area into a rural cheap one, continuing to borrow even after that move -- THEN I realize, I'm not doing so badly right now.

That was in '15. So FF to '18...

I'm fixing my credit, paying bills on time, covering my entire rent. All because I focused on providing SUCS (surprisingly unexpected customer service) and providing a superior product -- no matter how inexpensive it is or how difficult or easy it is to produce. Margins rose when demands on my time rose. Customer reviews are a priority so I continue providing that same fantastic customer service.

Yeah. I forget. But I shouldn't.

My focus is on the daily grind in my freelance, inventing-a-job-for-yourself kind of work. But bills are paid and I'm discovering a new kind of stress. My old stress was one that bit me in the butt because of past failings or unfortunate circumstances. My new kind of stress is one where I'm planning for stuff, and I'm counting the pennies, and I'm also considering what my next steps are to move UP to the next level -- rather than constantly trying to avoid sliding down into a lower one.

When progress is made incrementally via a process, I don't necessarily realize how far I have come.
 
Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum: Subscribe to Fastlane Insiders.

Post New Topic

Please SEARCH before posting.
Please select the BEST category.

Post new topic

Latest Posts

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

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

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Must Read Books...

Explore books recommended by MJ DeMarco and other members of the Fastlane entrepreneurial community.
Fastlane Bookstore
Top