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First kid grew up to 8 years old.

Started a new career doing IT from serving tables. (Now a Linux sysadmin)

Second kid grew 4 years old.

Got sick of career.

Falling back into writing online.

Gave up social media.

Went back to porn. x30

Gave up porn. x31

Gave up Microsoft.

Spending time without any input.

Just alone with my thoughts.

Still addicted to caffeine.

Quit drinking.

Started drinking again.

Quit drinking again.

Started weed again.

Quit weed again.

Never stooped back to hard drugs.

Sleep got wrecked from caffeine and kids.

Go on almost daily runs.

Have read A LOT of non-fiction.

Have learned a ton.

Haven't done shit beside move up in my career.

Still in debt but spending less and paying it off.

Read Unscripted 3 times.

Currently reading "Infinite Jest".

Still trying to quit caffeine.

Don't really use social media anymore.

Spending time with family.

Absorbing podcasts about Entrepreneurship and writing.

Moved to Florida, Utah, then back to Tucson.

Vegan for 8 years now.

Learned the value of compounding in all aspects of life.

Starting to get a little bit more free time. Now writing more. I don't feel bad for my lack of Fastlane progress. I don't waste time playing video games or partying. Just family time. Just learning time. Time with wife. Time with doggo. A bit of a loner. Need to find a group to write with. Let's chat.
 
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Love how this highlights the constant ups and downs we face in a day to day and just life in general dude , glad to see this documented for everyone and good job on your progress and picking back up man.

most importantly though....

Time with doggo
what's their name? :)
 

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Love how this highlights the constant ups and downs we face in a day to day and just life in general dude , glad to see this documented for everyone and good job on your progress and picking back up man.

most importantly though....


what's their name? :)
We need transparency now days. Where everyone's life looks so perfect on the internet. Thanks!

Doggo's name is Luke. Got him almost 2 years ago when he was 3 months old. Went down a dog training rabbit hole and taught him a bunch of sweet moves. Here's a pic.

Anyone buying in on GameStop right now? When do we think this wave will crash? I've never bought stocks before but we just watched "Dumb Money" so the timing is interesting to me.
 

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At some point you have to stop reading about swimming, and jump in the pool.

At some point you have to stop learning, and start doing. @Andy Black

Welcome back.

Learned the value of compounding in all aspects of life.

Compounding works magic, but only when it is operated within a system that allows compounding asymmetry to occur, but you are yet to apply it in the business world where it really can shift things around.

Compounding doesn't work in the corporate "job" world (bad system) it only works as an entrepreneur in a business system (good system).

 
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At some point you have to stop reading about swimming, and jump in the pool.

At some point you have to stop learning, and start doing. @Andy Black

Welcome back.



Compounding works magic, but only when it is operated within a system that allows compounding asymmetry to occur, but you are yet to apply it in the business world where it really can shift things around.

Compounding doesn't work in the corporate "job" world (bad system) it only works as an entrepreneur (good system).

I came here for this. Love the real talk. Last couple months have been shifting from input to output. Gaining some momentum here. F*ck it.
 

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First kid grew up to 8 years old.

Started a new career doing IT from serving tables. (Now a Linux sysadmin)

Second kid grew 4 years old.

Got sick of career.

Falling back into writing online.

Gave up social media.

Went back to porn. x30

Gave up porn. x31

Gave up Microsoft.

Spending time without any input.

Just alone with my thoughts.

Still addicted to caffeine.

Quit drinking.

Started drinking again.

Quit drinking again.

Started weed again.

Quit weed again.

Never stooped back to hard drugs.

Sleep got wrecked from caffeine and kids.

Go on almost daily runs.

Have read A LOT of non-fiction.

Have learned a ton.

Haven't done shit beside move up in my career.

Still in debt but spending less and paying it off.

Read Unscripted 3 times.

Currently reading "Infinite Jest".

Still trying to quit caffeine.

Don't really use social media anymore.

Spending time with family.

Absorbing podcasts about Entrepreneurship and writing.

Moved to Florida, Utah, then back to Tucson.

Vegan for 8 years now.

Learned the value of compounding in all aspects of life.

Starting to get a little bit more free time. Now writing more. I don't feel bad for my lack of Fastlane progress. I don't waste time playing video games or partying. Just family time. Just learning time. Time with wife. Time with doggo. A bit of a loner. Need to find a group to write with. Let's chat.
Gave up Microsoft? What does that mean?
 

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At some point you have to stop learning, and start doing. @Andy Black
Thanks for the tag @MJ DeMarco

Here's a thread that might help @arfadugus

The first two rows of links in my signature are to help people get started faster.
 
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Gave up Microsoft? What does that mean?
Stopped using Microsoft products wherever I can. Ie, switched to Linux Desktop, host my own cloud storage, etc. And just moving away from companies that collect and sell user data, milk your time & attention, etc. in general.
 

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First kid grew up to 8 years old.

Started a new career doing IT from serving tables. (Now a Linux sysadmin)

Second kid grew 4 years old.

Got sick of career.

Falling back into writing online.

Gave up social media.

Went back to porn. x30

Gave up porn. x31

Gave up Microsoft.

Spending time without any input.

Just alone with my thoughts.

Still addicted to caffeine.

Quit drinking.

Started drinking again.

Quit drinking again.

Started weed again.

Quit weed again.

Never stooped back to hard drugs.

Sleep got wrecked from caffeine and kids.

Go on almost daily runs.

Have read A LOT of non-fiction.

Have learned a ton.

Haven't done shit beside move up in my career.

Still in debt but spending less and paying it off.

Read Unscripted 3 times.

Currently reading "Infinite Jest".

Still trying to quit caffeine.

Don't really use social media anymore.

Spending time with family.

Absorbing podcasts about Entrepreneurship and writing.

Moved to Florida, Utah, then back to Tucson.

Vegan for 8 years now.

Learned the value of compounding in all aspects of life.

Starting to get a little bit more free time. Now writing more. I don't feel bad for my lack of Fastlane progress. I don't waste time playing video games or partying. Just family time. Just learning time. Time with wife. Time with doggo. A bit of a loner. Need to find a group to write with. Let's chat.
Why are you trying to quit caffine? im 17 years old and i love taking it everyday to build my businuess... is there something youd like to say to your younger self?

im not addicted but it just helps me work like a slave
 
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Why are you trying to quit caffine? im 17 years old and i love taking it everyday to build my businuess... is there something youd like to say to your younger self?

im not addicted but it just helps me work like a slave
Too much could be an issue. Hurts your stomach and induces panic.

But I think a morning coffee a day is fine.
 

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First kid grew up to 8 years old.

Started a new career doing IT from serving tables. (Now a Linux sysadmin)

Second kid grew 4 years old.

Got sick of career.

Falling back into writing online.

Gave up social media.

Went back to porn. x30

Gave up porn. x31

Gave up Microsoft.

Spending time without any input.

Just alone with my thoughts.

Still addicted to caffeine.

Quit drinking.

Started drinking again.

Quit drinking again.

Started weed again.

Quit weed again.

Never stooped back to hard drugs.

Sleep got wrecked from caffeine and kids.

Go on almost daily runs.

Have read A LOT of non-fiction.

Have learned a ton.

Haven't done shit beside move up in my career.

Still in debt but spending less and paying it off.

Read Unscripted 3 times.

Currently reading "Infinite Jest".

Still trying to quit caffeine.

Don't really use social media anymore.

Spending time with family.

Absorbing podcasts about Entrepreneurship and writing.

Moved to Florida, Utah, then back to Tucson.

Vegan for 8 years now.

Learned the value of compounding in all aspects of life.

Starting to get a little bit more free time. Now writing more. I don't feel bad for my lack of Fastlane progress. I don't waste time playing video games or partying. Just family time. Just learning time. Time with wife. Time with doggo. A bit of a loner. Need to find a group to write with. Let's chat.
Infinite jest is definitely a book hahaha

It's not the most fun read in the world but it sure is a wild trip
 

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Why are you trying to quit caffine? im 17 years old and i love taking it everyday to build my businuess... is there something youd like to say to your younger self?

im not addicted but it just helps me work like a slave
Quit the caffeine, it F*cks with your sleep, mental health, and gives you anxiety once you're in deep.

It doesn't give you more energy, it just blocks the adenosine receptors giving you the illusion of energy.

Instead get some natural and real energy by using ginseng, coconut water, kombucha, green tea, or a smoothie. Stuff like mud//wtr is also really good.
 
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Why are you trying to quit caffine? im 17 years old and i love taking it everyday to build my businuess... is there something youd like to say to your younger self?

im not addicted but it just helps me work like a slave
I highly recommend the books "Caffeine Blues" and "Dopamine Nation". Younger people have a resilience to things that have a negative impact on your body. So they are much less likely to notice any negative impact until after years of use to any drug. I certainly abused my body and would tell my younger self that nutrition is the only path forward. Caffeine is a poison that plants use to keep insects away. It's a central nervous system stimulant and closely related to cocaine. I'll be it a more mild form. You should be skeptical of putting anything that is not food into your body. Here is a closer look at my journey battling addiction, and the surprising truth I found: My Journey With Addiction (NSFW)
 

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Infinite jest is definitely a book hahaha

It's not the most fun read in the world but it sure is a wild trip
It's tough so far. But I have a good reason to tackle it.
 

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Thanks for the tag @MJ DeMarco

Here's a thread that might help @arfadugus

The first two rows of links in my signature are to help people get started faster.
I've been grappling with the concept of inputs vs outputs for some time. Your video introduces more nuance. It's easy to distinguish bad inputs vs good input. Doom scrolling Tik Tok is obviously less productive than reading a book on Business. But while I have been shifting to an output mindset. Where you are creating more than you consume, not all output is equal. Like you mentioned in the video, creating a website may not be needed, and there may be a better choice of your outputs like just going and getting a sale. I will lament on the things I am doing to make sure they align with my goals. I have been guilty of creating websites for no reason.
 
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Check out the first two rows of links in my signature too.

And yes, the market doesn't pay us for being busy.
 

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Check out the first two rows of links in my signature too.

And yes, the market doesn't pay us for being busy.
Will do. Thanks Andy! Do you remember quoting me the time I said "It's immoral to not be rich"?
 

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Stopped using Microsoft products wherever I can. Ie, switched to Linux Desktop, host my own cloud storage, etc. And just moving away from companies that collect and sell user data, milk your time & attention, etc. in general.
This is a move I'm looking to make as well, Windows as an operating system isn't that great either. What Linux OS did you land on?
 
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This is a move I'm looking to make as well, Windows as an operating system isn't that great either. What Linux OS did you land on?
Ended up on Fedora, but my current job and skills align pretty well with Fedora. I work with RedHat machines. So dealing with problems on my daily driver actually helps me get better at my day job. Linux is great for privacy, but can suck your time depending on who you ask. It requires a new way of thinking. And if you aren't willing to change how you think or if you are not willing to learn a bit. Then Linux may not be for you. Mint and Ubuntu are also touted as beginner friendly Linux distros. But I've had WAY less issues with Fedora. To me, it's the real "it just works" distro. If you don't want to go down the free and open source, jerry-rigged rabbit hole, there is also Mac OS. Which is basically and over developed, fancy, expensive Linux distro. The Extreme privacy book has a guide on making Mac OS more private. You basically just don't sign in with an account and learn how to install things through the terminal instead of through the app store.
 

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