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Love all your work @MJ DeMarco but totally hate the fact there is no other options besides the bezos overlord platforms to purchase.
I recently bought an ebook from Kobo. It was one of the few places where I could find that particular book.

Although it may not have as much audience exposure, the reader interface still works just fine.
 

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I recently bought an ebook from Kobo. It was one of the few places where I could find that particular book.

Although it may not have as much audience exposure, the reader interface still works just fine.
I don't trust companies that make you put in credit card details for a free trial.
 

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Finally!

I just launched a short story on Kindle (FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited)! After several weeks of modifications, I put my short-story up on Kindle. You might be familiar with it -- it is the heavily modified (and extended) version of the argument I overheard as a limousine driver. (This Kindle version is 4 times longer with 4 times the smackdown!)

Here is the synopsis:

Can a short 18-minute conversation I overheard from a millionaire make you a fortune?
It did for me.
And it can do the same for you.
Go back to 1996 and eavesdrop on the tense 18-minute argument I unwittingly heard. An altercation between two friends. One living a dream. The other faking it. Listen in on the powerful conversation that changed the trajectory of my life and ultimately made me a millionaire— many times over.
Delivered in a raw narrative form, step into my shoes as a depressed limousine driver and five-time failed entrepreneur. Witness the argument as I did, an argument that exposed wealth’s guiding first-principles. An poignant story of sacrifice, immutable regret, and life-changing insight... a transcendent tale relevant in an year, any economy, or any country.
Discover the right questions and you’ll discover the right answers— answers that will set you free.
Based on a true story.



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Again, it is based on the conversation I overheard while employed as a limousine driver. If you already downloaded the similar story I offered here for FREE, this public version is a bit more elaborate and about 4X the length. After the conclusion of the story (it's about a 20 minute read) there are 25 questions to ponder, questions to help you *THINK* about your life (and business) going forward!

If you have KU, would appreciate some downloads!


If you are not a member of KU and want to join to receive the book for FREE, here is the link to join (affiliatized via forum system)


On the execution front, I'm hoping this story serves as a bit of an introduction to my work to new readers in the KU eco-system. In the future, it also can serve as what marketers refer to as a "lead magnet". In the back matter, it includes both TMF and Unscripted previews. If the reader does not have KU, the price for the short book is $1.29, the price of a 3 minute song downloaded on iTunes.

Enjoy!!

PS: Makes GREAT reading while in QUARANTINE!!!! ;)
Purchased without reading your post. Will read it tonight.

Thank you for your work, as always.
 

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I don't trust companies that make you put in credit card details for a free trial.
Kobo asked you for credit card details for free trial???

If I can remember, not only did it didn't offer me a free trial, but only asked me for credit card details upon the first book purchase.

But ya, I get you.
Sometimes I had to recheck that Scribd wasn't running away with my money, even after I paused paid membership haha.
 

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Kobo asked you for credit card details for free trial???

If I can remember, not only did it didn't offer me a free trial, but only asked me for credit card details upon the first book purchase.

But ya, I get you.
Sometimes I had to recheck that Scribd wasn't running away with my money, even after I paused paid membership haha.
I read somewhere it was a trial with credit card, I looked again and can't find wealth exposed (just unscripted & tmf which I already have.

For amz i tried to make an account but it wanted a CC, so I guess I can't get the book
 

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The section where Gary details the idea of building a system that pays you TIME was very insightful.

Also, is there any other piece of written literature in the world that has a character named DRAKKAR? :rofl:
 

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Glad that I finally finished the book in one sitting!

Reminded me about how a business has a higher purpose beyond just 'grinding', and how mindset changes can either blind or free us.

A lot of echoed concepts from TMF, but I took away some new lessons as well.

One of them, which is not to let family abandonment get in the way of building a better life. I had no idea Gary was left to dry by his parents!

The quality of the story here gives me a hint on what I can expect from MJ's upcoming semi-fiction book...a very good attention-puller, keeps my brain rewarded to read sentence after sentence, and I somehow wished the book was a little longer.
 

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Solid one-sitting read that serves as a reminder of why we do what we do. Almost EVERYTHING is an opportunity and yet so often we tell ourselves to wait for the right moment, the right deal, better timing, etc...

Only to kick ourselves when someone else does what we talked about. Execution > everything.
 

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Finally!

I just launched a short story on Kindle (FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited)! After several weeks of modifications, I put my short-story up on Kindle. You might be familiar with it -- it is the heavily modified (and extended) version of the argument I overheard as a limousine driver. (This Kindle version is 4 times longer with 4 times the smackdown!)

Here is the synopsis:

Can a short 18-minute conversation I overheard from a millionaire make you a fortune?
It did for me.
And it can do the same for you.
Go back to 1996 and eavesdrop on the tense 18-minute argument I unwittingly heard. An altercation between two friends. One living a dream. The other faking it. Listen in on the powerful conversation that changed the trajectory of my life and ultimately made me a millionaire— many times over.
Delivered in a raw narrative form, step into my shoes as a depressed limousine driver and five-time failed entrepreneur. Witness the argument as I did, an argument that exposed wealth’s guiding first-principles. An poignant story of sacrifice, immutable regret, and life-changing insight... a transcendent tale relevant in an year, any economy, or any country.
Discover the right questions and you’ll discover the right answers— answers that will set you free.
Based on a true story.



View attachment 31009


Again, it is based on the conversation I overheard while employed as a limousine driver. If you already downloaded the similar story I offered here for FREE, this public version is a bit more elaborate and about 4X the length. After the conclusion of the story (it's about a 20 minute read) there are 25 questions to ponder, questions to help you *THINK* about your life (and business) going forward!

If you have KU, would appreciate some downloads!


If you are not a member of KU and want to join to receive the book for FREE, here is the link to join (affiliatized via forum system)


On the execution front, I'm hoping this story serves as a bit of an introduction to my work to new readers in the KU eco-system. In the future, it also can serve as what marketers refer to as a "lead magnet". In the back matter, it includes both TMF and Unscripted previews. If the reader does not have KU, the price for the short book is $1.29, the price of a 3 minute song downloaded on iTunes.

Enjoy!!

PS: Makes GREAT reading while in QUARANTINE!!!! ;)
Y can’t I just get it on audible :( that’s just seams kinda lazy

Kindle and audible are owned by amazon. It seams a little half baked but I’ll still listen
 

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I have already posted here, but now have time to share my deeper thoughts.

Just bought it. I actually wanted to suggest - I enjoy reading more about how people, you MJ included, struggled and what the road looked like, pre-move to Arizona.
I really like the pre-success feeling of the story as I wrote before. I also want to emphasise the lessons included and the value of the knowledge.

I wanted to focus on something else.

While I was reading it, I was under the impression none of our heroes were listening to each other. They were talking about different experiences and feelings. Some regrets, successes ... but none of them listened to each other.

I am guessing (incorrectly?) that most of us will applaud Gary Patel (and Jeff Drakkar) as they are serving as metaphors for success, Fastlane success. Am I right?

BUT are they really happy - namely is Gary happy? We don't know...

I can see there a second conversation between the lines. Full of negative emotions on both sides, in my opinion.

There have been many 'successful' people (entrepreneurs) around the world who died 'young'. Mid fifties? Mid sixties? Still young! Still a long time before the magically imposed retirement age of 65-67. Steve Jobs? Patrick Swayze? Your next door neighbour? Your friend's father when you were 10 (and his father 42 - true story)? Have you heard of them? What happened to them?

In many cases it might be due to stress, but why would a successful entrepreneur stress if he is already established and 'money buys happiness'... A lot of it might be due to unresolved issues from childhood and suppressed pain inside. And inability to release this historical pain in adulthood plus building more and more pain in adulthood on top of it (vicious circle)...

This is only my take. Might not even be close to the truth, but I thought I could share as I think it can save or 'extend' someone's life for a couple of years.

I don't intend to steal or pollute the thread and hope it's the right place to post.
 

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Finally!

I just launched a short story on Kindle (FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited)! After several weeks of modifications, I put my short-story up on Kindle. You might be familiar with it -- it is the heavily modified (and extended) version of the argument I overheard as a limousine driver. (This Kindle version is 4 times longer with 4 times the smackdown!)

Here is the synopsis:

Can a short 18-minute conversation I overheard from a millionaire make you a fortune?
It did for me.
And it can do the same for you.
Go back to 1996 and eavesdrop on the tense 18-minute argument I unwittingly heard. An altercation between two friends. One living a dream. The other faking it. Listen in on the powerful conversation that changed the trajectory of my life and ultimately made me a millionaire— many times over.
Delivered in a raw narrative form, step into my shoes as a depressed limousine driver and five-time failed entrepreneur. Witness the argument as I did, an argument that exposed wealth’s guiding first-principles. An poignant story of sacrifice, immutable regret, and life-changing insight... a transcendent tale relevant in an year, any economy, or any country.
Discover the right questions and you’ll discover the right answers— answers that will set you free.
Based on a true story.



View attachment 31009


Again, it is based on the conversation I overheard while employed as a limousine driver. If you already downloaded the similar story I offered here for FREE, this public version is a bit more elaborate and about 4X the length. After the conclusion of the story (it's about a 20 minute read) there are 25 questions to ponder, questions to help you *THINK* about your life (and business) going forward!

If you have KU, would appreciate some downloads!


If you are not a member of KU and want to join to receive the book for FREE, here is the link to join (affiliatized via forum system)


On the execution front, I'm hoping this story serves as a bit of an introduction to my work to new readers in the KU eco-system. In the future, it also can serve as what marketers refer to as a "lead magnet". In the back matter, it includes both TMF and Unscripted previews. If the reader does not have KU, the price for the short book is $1.29, the price of a 3 minute song downloaded on iTunes.

Enjoy!!

PS: Makes GREAT reading while in QUARANTINE!!!! ;)
Just curious are you going to do an audio version on audible? I really enjoyed listening to millionaire fast lane audiobook especially since you narrated.

-Tom
 
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Y can’t I just get it on audible :( that’s just seams kinda lazy

Kindle and audible are owned by amazon. It seams a little half baked but I’ll still listen
G i donta know maybe cuz the KU
Just curious are you going to do an audio version on audible? I really enjoyed listening to millionaire fast lane audiobook especially since you narrated.

-Tom
Perhaps eventually, at the moment I cannot as long as it is an exclusive title with Kindle Unlimited.
 

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Perhaps eventually, at the moment I cannot as long as it is an exclusive title with Kindle Unlimited.
You can publish it as an audiobook. Even when enrolled in Kindle Unlimited there's nothing that prevents you from publishing your book in a different format. The exclusivity is only for ebook.
 
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You can publish it as an audiobook. Even when enrolled in Kindle Unlimited there's nothing that prevents you from publishing your book in a different format. The exclusivity is only for ebook.
Wow, I thought I read the terms differently. If that is so, I will get it done! Thank you so much!
 
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would this be available in paper version? I know it's short, but most of my family is "non-electronic"
No, it is too short of a book ... would be a "pamphlet", not a book, ha ha.
 

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