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    I joined this forum one year ago, I got the alert today and I had to sit back and look at what I've done and what I havent done.

    Im prepared to completely dominate the rest of the years that were gifted to me.

    I joined at 19 years old. In fact, I turn 21 in 13 days. To be honest, I literally had nothing going for me back then. I have always been driven and passionate through my competitive lifting and sport background but I graduated high school and seemed to venture aimlessly in multiple directions.

    My dad lost his job, my parents got divorced, my dad lost his purpose and remains unemployed today and we went from living in a 3000 square foot house to a 800 square foot mobile home. I went from having a college education paid for and given to me to having nothing given to me and having to fend for myself.

    I hated every fuckin minute of living in that shit hole mobile home. My room fit a small bed and I put two huge white boards on the wall. I would write my goals down of the things I would accomplish and every morning I would get up and go.

    I joined this forum with nothing but an open willingness to learn, a burning ambition, and a work ethic.

    I would say the first 4-6 months was pure horse shit and figuring out how things work with some mental masturbation and action faking. I would toss ideas around, read, and read, and read through peoples threads, through the inside posts, through bold and determined and danger and play as well... But something started to shift back in October...

    I needed to find better people to surround myself with. I would literally smoke or go to some shitty party every weekend. But I would dream.. I would dream so much about my future of wealth and freedom. But my actions didnt line up with my dreams and goals.

    I ended up finding people who were EXACTLY what I was looking for... They were into self improvement, meditation, learning, business, travel, and game. They were older than me and their habits were astounding. I adopted them.. waking up at 5am, meditate, read, visualize, work on yourself, I launched my business, started attending real estate investment meetings, joined toastmasters etc... Catapulted my life in the right direction..
    • I launched a fitness apparel line with the intention of simply learning business.. I want to know the ins and outs and I love working out and this line is finally gaining traction and we are in talks with our first store and surpassed 15k instagram followers... Sales are in the 100-500/month range
    • I found a mentor through the real estate investment meetings who owns 5-6 businesses, has an 8 figure net worth, and is a fulfilled and complete man... someone I've never had the ability to be around with the crowd I was in... we hit it off and are in talks constantly... EVERYTHING HE SAYS I record with his permission. His words are gold and his advice is harsh but right on point. I cant explain the benefit of having this type of person in your life.
    • I purchased my first home (a duplex) and effectively househacked it just like in @G_Alexander's thread found here: http://www.thefastlaneforum.com/community/threads/stop-paying-rent-live-for-free.51893/
    The significance of this is that I will never pay rent again, my mortgage payment is covered by my tenants and roomate and I get to CHOOSE who I surround myself with. My roomate also just turned 21 and will be releasing his coffee business on Amazon this summer.
    • I joined a paid mastermind that I never would have done had I not learned the lesson that sometimes you MUST PAY TO LEARN... in some cases you dont but paying people who have done what you have done is a GOOD thing. Through this I am/ will be learning the ins and outs of sales, cold calling, and online biz.
      • On top of that I am in the process of closing my first sale for 1k and I havent even really gotten started yet.
    • I am 5 speeches away from my competent communicator and I am already 100 times better than I ever thought I would be... If you want to speak or ever will be in the position to speak Join Toastmasters, my group is a really chill group of people 2-3 times my age but they all have a ton of experience which kills the learning curve and you progress quickly.
    My Goals:

    I havent really spoken of my goals at all on this forum and I generally dont but here are a few that I would like to accomplish within the next 1-10 years:
    • I am still working a W2, I would like to replace my work income within the next year.
    • Travel the world
    • Millionaire by 25.
    • Own 100 units of of real estate that cash flow by 25.
    • Have my business make 10k/month in sales (@Vick's thread was super motivating and pretty epic to read)
    Action Items:

    If your stuck doin nothing here is some shit I would do...
    • Change your mindset.. I have to thank @AndrewNC for this... his thread on the inside is worth the subscription because he twists your mind in ways you never viewed. He kills the lies you tell yourself right in front of your face leaving you with your own failures to stare back at you. Once you've realized your faults you are able to change them.
    • OFFER VALUE. I am so thankful to @MJ DeMarco for instilling his books values into my mind. When I mentioned offering value to my mentor I think he was taken aback by my approach. I offered to help him with ANYTHING and the second time we spoke he made contact with me to see how I was doing... I need to hit him up here soon :) This goes for in business as well as with people.
    • Develop your skillset.. You should realize that you MUST KNOW sales, marketing, copywriting, communication skills, etc... For example when I joined I checked out the Gary halbert thread, bought every book minus the 4th edition of one because it was hard to find (still looking), read every book and completed @SinisterLex's 15 day challenge to understand and learn this skillset.
    • Reprogram your mind...For many of you, you have been taught when to shit, eat, work, and sleep. Its engrained in us from the time we are born, through our schooling and in the work environment. You MUST reprogram your mind to be YOU. You dont even realize it but some of you are in a haze, a fog that is not reality. Realize that your reality is what YOU create and you have the power to create it. Like my mentor says, " life is a game and it's your game once you begin to own it".
      • TO do so I would recommend multiple things:
      • Read
      • Learn!
      • ADOPT A GROWTH MINDSET RATHER THAN A FIXED MINDSET (Read mindset on Amazon)
      • Listen to Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, RSD self development and people like this!
      • Listen to podcasts.. lewis howes, MFCEO project, biggerpockets, art of charm, achieve your goals, smart passive income... theyre all free.
      • Get audiobooks.
    You must understand this ONE thing.. Learn self awareness and how to think for yourself, if you are ever going to make progress, dont give a single fuck about what anyone else around you thinks or is doing, focus on you, your goals, and your purpose. Which brings me to my next point...
    • Meet Like Minded People Like this isnt a common trend in my whole write up... Mentors, friends, associates, sexy girls... When you realize that by offering MASSIVE VALUE people want to be around you is when your life will shift... when you can talk to a girl, mentor, or like minded friend and have them in mind while still remaining on your purpose they will align with your mission and you can both help each other.
    • Write down your goals
      • Write your goals down every week
      • review them everyday
      • adjust, correct, and work on them constantly.
      • What is out of site is out of mind.
      • Get a journal to document progress, thoughts, ideas, and future goals.
    • Treat this forum as a gold mine...There is so much value in this website that it blows my mind, its given me the ability to make money from an idea in my head, its given me the ability to understand why people think the way they do, its given me a way for people to pay for me to live for free... Its given me mentors, life stories, business stories, life advice, harsh advice and I am so greatful to have stumbled across a single book that started it all.
    • Read The Millionaire Fastlane.. and read it again... Its all there for you .
    Finally...

    Go Take What is Yours. Everyone says "Take Action" Fuck that. Action is not targeted and it does not have a true why buried in its heart. One day you will realize that you will die. You will realize that the girl you let walk passed you could have been the one. You will realize that the job security you have mens NOTHING and you are as disposable to your company as my kleenex is to me. You will wake up one morning, similar to this morning but you will be old, 40 years will have passed, your dreams will have died along with your passion and love for living.

    That scares me so much more than failing in any endeavor.

    The only thing stopping you in your life is you and that is what this forum has awakened for me. The limits you think you have, are ones you set for yourself. Now... Im only 20, my accomplishments are meager to many of the millionaires on this forum. But the hardest part in this whole journey towards taking steps to achieving goals and producing results has been mental.
    Well... Back to work. I splurged this out so if you need clarification or have questions on anything lemme know.
     
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    This is a great story! Keep going man! Also just on waking up early... I have tried the Miracle Morning and waking up early and I just find it kills the rest of my day. I love doing it as I get shit done but I feel shattered after wards, do you ever feel this and just ply through it?
     
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    Gold or future gold.

    Are you funding your real estate investments with your w-2 income and clothing brand or with investors you networked with?
     
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    Thanks Martin! Definitely will. I sometimes struggle with this as well and normally only get 5-7 hours of sleep each night. The biggest thing here is going to sleep early. You should build your life/schedule around your sleep. 8 hours going from 9-10 at night to 5-6 in the morning. I normally end up messing this up and going to be around midnight and trying to wake up at 6. Essentially the "Team No Sleep" Grind all night crew is wrong... to have proper brain function, recovery, and productivity you need your sleep. So figure out what works best and try going to sleep earlier than normal (force yourself)

    When you deliberately go to sleep earlier than normal, you will reset your inner clock. Another big thing is telling yourself and mentally running through when you will wake up in the morning. That helps me and Ill sometimes wake up without an alarm.

    Thank you MMatt.

    The duplex that I am living in now was an 3.5% down FHA loan and was funded through my W-2 income. I had spent around a year and half building my income, savings, and credit to the point where it was acceptable and I connected with the right people to get me this sick duplex and proper financing (at 20 years old not very many people will lend to you). My debt to income ratio is at its limit with this deal at like 49% haha so from here I am going to change my strategy. But the guy handling my loan liked my mindset, we talked about the miracle morning together, and we connected well so I think he was willing to help me more.

    I am building a real estate investment website that I intend to generate leads through social media and direct mail. By calling and screening the leads I should be able to find good deals that investors would want to partner with me on or that owners would seller finance to me. That is the path I intend to go down to continue growing.

    All the money that is in the clothing brand gets rolled over into more clothing. I dont want to add in or take out any more money. Ill just hustle it till it grows to the point where it would be acceptable to take funds from it.
     
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    This is an inspiring thread, I basically have narrow down the internet to my future of success and no more wasting time surfing the net, success from not worrying about bills but living a life where I can pretty much do what I want in a humble way. If I want to one day out the blue fly to Paris on a private jet then I will work hard to one day be in that spot in my life.

    You guys are all like minded like this on this site and I am glad I have stumbled upon it. In a year time I will post my amazing progress story. Cheers to the original starter of this thread
     
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    Amazing what can happen in one year. And you're 20? By God. Imagine where you'll be when you're 30 applying the same growth/action model. Sometimes I read these and wish I was so far advanced in the games of the mind back when I was 20.

    Congrats and thank you for sharing.
     
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    As a 22 year old, I completely respect everything that you have done and are doing. I was nowhere near brave enough to do the things you have done. Great story, and can't wait to see where things take you!
     
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    You can do it man, just have to dedicate your life to it. Thanks and good luck!

    It really is, I think about that a lot and I am so grateful for you and your book and this forum. I have no idea where I would be without the mind shifts that the teachings of the fastlane instilled on me. I hope I get to meet you one day.

    Thank you!
     
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    Awesome post. Keep at it man. Don't let anyone or anything deter you.
     
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    Very inspiring post man!

    I am in a bad time right now - having a hard time being productive and getting back on track.

    This post is just what I needed.

    It's funny how a simple message from a computer screen can turn one's life around.

    Many many thanks. If you need anything about building a site, landing pages, or even outsourcing, hit me up!

    Looking forward to your progress man.
     
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    I was thinking about this the other day. I dont know any of you personally in this thread or on this forum but many members have completely changed my mindset, formed my actions, and shown me what is possible. It blows my mind how humans are becoming interconnected through the internet. Who knows what the future will bring.
     
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    @Envision,

    Great story! I agree with MJ...this type of mindset at 20 years of age? Incredible. All the best with everything you do.:)
     
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    Great thread.
    Hey your missing an earner here,think you should make this into a motivational book.
    I only joined recently and have advised many to read 'The Millionaire FASTLANE.
    It is the most inspiring read ever and tells it as it is(NO BULL)
    I too am looking at developing bodybuilding apparel,but looking for the right manufacturer.
    Good luck to you and I am sure you are well on to your first MILLION!
     
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    Ahhh, I am jealous of your drive. Every business I started has gone down hill because I simply just wasn't dedicated, I did not work hard enough, I did not improve, I just wanted to take shortcuts to get to the $ - my brain is still naturally set like this and it drives me insane. I don't have anything to motivate me (no bills, very secure financially already due to being young). But I feel this constant anxiety / pressure which stops me from working, but can only really be defeated by working. So it's kinda like trying to put out a fire with kleenex tissues, but if you don't grind hard enough, and put a lot in, it all just seems to ignite on fire and I have to have my 'cooling down' period. I seem to be cooling down 60% of the hours I am awake, some weeks it's up to 80% with the rest of the percentage being working.


    Writing this, reflecting on myself has burnt a fire or anger within me, so I am off to cool off now. (See the pattern)
     
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    Not sure how this escaped a tag, but upon further review I think it deserves much more than just "Notable". Great story how just a few years and disciplined, focused actions can set a positive trajectory in motion.

    And now you are speaking at the FL Summit in front of 100+ people. Strong work.
     
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    @Envision, what a powerful post! Thanks for sharing.

    I love quotes like this, ones that change my perspective about something. This quote is fantastic.

    Do you meet with your mentor regularly, or just talk when you need to discuss ideas or get help?
     
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    Thank you!


    You can do it man, messing up and failing is just part of the process.

    Thank you Mj!

    It's been awhile and looking back on this thread its so crazy to see how things change. I can see the differences in my mindset and my life.

    I work for my mentor today, I manage his gyms and assist with his real estate business wherever he needs me to. He had a start up he had been working on and after helping him for free on that for a few months he offered me ownership to quit my job and help him build it. So I dont work at my job anymore and at this point I see him everyday at work or working on our stuff.
     
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    How has your real estate ventures been going? Acquire any more property?
    Loved this read by the way!
     
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    Hi Envision, thanks for your thread!

    So may I ask, now that you quit your job, has your mentor offered you a job or is the start-up already making a profit so you can live from the profit?
     
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    Very inspiring story, well done sir!
     
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    Amazing story! Sometimes we just need to be reminded, and it is awesome to see this coming from someone of your age!

    Chris
     
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    Thank you all for the awesome comments. I'm even more fired up after the summit.

    I work for his real estate business managing his gyms and assisting in finding future properties to purchase.


    Thank you! I'm workin on refinancing my fha loan into conventional then I'm going to start handwriting letters to people that own multi family properties with 80%+ equity to see if they'll sell/seller finance. Gotta find the deals and they're not easy right now.
     
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    Amazing content, it is really inspiring to read about such a big amount of sucess at such young age, of all the things you mention in your post the one I struggle the most with (which doesn´t mean it is the only one) is meeting like minded people.

    Could you provide the steps you took in meeting people with the same ambitions as you? I would realle appreciate it, I ve been struggling with this one for some time

    Thanks in advance and please keep up the good work
     
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    Thank you

    Go to meetup.com and look for real estate investing and entreprenuership meet ups. Start talking about your ambitions and thinking about what you are going to be doing. Then start taking action on the things you want to achieve. You tend to meet like minded people when you start getting onto the fastlane road.

    The truth is I spend most of my time alone. Currently im working on building a couple of projects out and I know what needs to be done. Some people tend to look for others to be their safety net and guide in what they're doing when in actuality it holds them back because they're seeking permission instead of giving themselves permission.

    I have a handful of people that i talk to and know in person that think like me and have goals like me.
    Everything else I learn and listen to in podcasts and audio books.
    Other than that I spend my time alone working on what needs to be done to get me to where I want to be.
     
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    You are making me feel old, MJ! :(

    All kidding aside, amazing thread, buddy! Like others have mentioned your mind state is light years beyond your peers. I'm 30, and I can attest to that...a lot of my friends are still making shit money, spending money they don't have at the clubs, and when they see a supercar passes by, they say "one day".


    I agree with you that this forum will change you IF you want it to.