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    DeepScripted Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER

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    Greetings All, My name is Adam - and I'm delighted and feel blessed to be in the company of you.
    I read TMF around 5 year ago, for the first time and then for the second time, but didn't get to act out on my gut feelings.

    I came to the US around 10 years ago for my graduate studies like millions of students pouring the this country. The good thing was that I did get a full scholarship and was able to support myself through the graduation - expect my first semester's expense. I was able to graduate in a few years with a Master's degree - with no debt (happy about this). Ready to become a part of our well oiled machinery to get sucked dry.

    I got a job, bought a used car with the cash I had - and started living the dream. A couple years later, seeing no job growth I switched jobs and got a very nice pay raise (naive eh?). This was the time when I got to read TMF, and had my brain re-wired to not at least not make bad financial decisions - while I'm stuck with slow lane.

    Fast forward five years, and here I am with the same job - a six figure salary, married, two kids under 2. I ran into MJ's Unscripted last week and ordered it right away, and decided to jump on this forum to get my wheels rolling sooner than later.

    From a financial perspective, I'm lucky to have paid off my home in the past few years. Not car loans or student debt. Around six months expense in savings right now - which I want to use to start a business of my own while staying on the job.

    TBH, my company and team is pretty good - so I don't hate it either. But, something feels missing. I have also been offered a promotion to a management position with a good salary bump, which I have mentally rejected (as it will take me away from what I want to do on the side, and my family time). I do work remotely (this flexibility had me spending quality time with my family), and travel as needed, at times every week for a couple days.

    I want to learn from you guys to understand and find the problems. As I read in some of the posts, be an A-Class Problem Solver! Look forward to get guidance from you, and I'll try my best to give back to the community in the form of my learning, progress and failures.

    Thanks again for making me part of this awesome group.

    Cheers!
    Adam
     
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    ocricci Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED

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    Hello Adam,

    This is a great position to be in, rejecting the management position and valuing your time and side projects is the right move !
     
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    Thanks, Ocricci!
    Even though I’m very confused, and have little direction currently.. I’m sure to find it with perseverance and guidance from this community.

    I have dibbled into Stock, and was getting to learn Forex as well - but I will be putting a hold on these for not being Fastlane ideas.
     
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    Yep, it is very unclear, opportunity is always mixed with difficulty.

    The fast lane requires you to be aware of opportunities, then to focus on one and embrace the process assuming uncertainty and risk ( also, changing your perception of failure is important ).
     
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    MJ DeMarco Raving Lunatic Staff Member Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR Summit Attendee

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    Wow!

    Lucky? I don't think so.

    Congrats.

    You're off to an incredible start.

    Welcome aboard Adam.
     
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    Please, @MJ DeMarco , can you expand on that
     
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    It isn't based on luck, it's more down to hardwork and determination as to why he's in that position.
     
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    Thank you !
     
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    Discipline, persistence, determination...
     
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    Thank you
     
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    It is not flashy driving a 25 year old car, and every now and then get in an argument with the wife [its just hormonal, usually she is great. I couldn’t do this without her] when most of my friend circle drives Audis and BMWs. Delaying instant gratification has been the name of the game :)

    But, I do see the fruit now - in the form of a little relief of rent/mortgage. The biggest leverage is the freedom of thought, that if I don’t like the job - I can quit and still have a roof over our head, cars to move around and work on getting on the TMF.

    Thanks MJ for etching this idea in my brain. It will take time but it is possible.
     
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