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GOLD! Its been one year of FLF for me. This forum will change your life and Ill prove it.

Ronald Williams

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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.
I totally agree MJ, I wish I could go back in time and change my mindset at 20. It's taken me too long for a mindset shift but it happened a few years ago and my future is going to be amazing.
 

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Damn dude, this is crazy awesome. It sounds like you ran out of gum when you joined the forum!
 

Ronald Williams

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Figured I'd update this thread since it's been a while.

The equity within my real estate investments/accounts and the value of my business makes me a millionaire at 24.

Never had a handout. Never sold a bs course. Never sold something I wasnt proud of. Bootstrapped it all.

Thank you @MJ DeMarco and for everything.

@Vigilante you called it.
This was a great read and inspiration for me. Keep climbing, I'm trying to catch up.
 

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This story brought a tear to my eye.. amazing!
 

JoeShikuSr

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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 F*ckin 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: GOLD! - STOP Paying Rent: Live For Free
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...
  • 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 F*ck 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" F*ck 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.
Great journey. You have started well. You still have so much youth ahead of you, or as we say out here, 'you are still in your morning life! Your afternoon and evening yet to be conquered. Stay in the flow'.
I am in the afternoon of my life, but I am resolved to make something big out of it before I get into my evening life. I know, it's a marathon and not a sprint. Well, I have picked up something from your story, except ofcourse those f** and sh** words.
Great!
 

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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...
yep this is the stage I feel like I'm stuck at... knowing just enough to stay interested, and wanting to know more... I'm constantly evaluating my actions to make sure I'm not action faking... not easy at first
 
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wow...I just read it,,so inspiring @Envision what the next step? :)
Thanks!

So I've worked at my job for four years under my mentor and I've been hesitant to leave because I really like everyone here and it's a good job. But I came to the decision that with my businesses growth I need to leave and focus on that. So i'll be leaving in the next 3 months but rather than leaving cold, the owners of the investment firm want to partner with me on e-commerce businesses where I'll get a large equity stake in the business to run it and they will fund it. So I'm building out a brand right now and focusing on that and ideally launching that before I transition out.

yep this is the stage I feel like I'm stuck at... knowing just enough to stay interested, and wanting to know more... I'm constantly evaluating my actions to make sure I'm not action faking... not easy at first
Keep pushing through, it all sucks but it's cause you don't know what you don't know. I would consume as much information as possible and try things and stick with them for a long period of time. For example...

I got a job to cover my living expenses and gave me money to try things then I:
-started e commerce ideas
-househacked
-launched niche sites
-got into sales
-started messing with ppc

Now I have:
- two soon to be three brands in the 6/7 figure range
- a portfolio of passive niche sites
- multiple income properties
- an ad agency specializing with amazon ppc

Looking back that would never have been possible without the job to fund it, and I focused on one at a time to build each and I leveraged each to continue compounding growth. IE:

- No living expenses from househacking? Invest the 1k/mo saved into business
- Killing it on Amazon? Launch ad agency to help clients and create more passive income
- Built one brand successfully in a space? Launch another in seperate space to diversify..

Once I found how I could make money with my current business I built systems and processes to repeat that over and over enabling me to build what I have going on. You're only action faking if you're doing things that dont truly move the needle forward. All the actions above felt like action faking because they dont make money up front. But looking back it laid the foundation for what exists today.
 

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Thanks!

So I've worked at my job for four years under my mentor and I've been hesitant to leave because I really like everyone here and it's a good job. But I came to the decision that with my businesses growth I need to leave and focus on that. So i'll be leaving in the next 3 months but rather than leaving cold, the owners of the investment firm want to partner with me on e-commerce businesses where I'll get a large equity stake in the business to run it and they will fund it. So I'm building out a brand right now and focusing on that and ideally launching that before I transition out.



Keep pushing through, it all sucks but it's cause you don't know what you don't know. I would consume as much information as possible and try things and stick with them for a long period of time. For example...

I got a job to cover my living expenses and gave me money to try things then I:
-started e commerce ideas
-househacked
-launched niche sites
-got into sales
-started messing with ppc

Now I have:
- two soon to be three brands in the 6/7 figure range
- a portfolio of passive niche sites
- multiple income properties
- an ad agency specializing with amazon ppc

Looking back that would never have been possible without the job to fund it, and I focused on one at a time to build each and I leveraged each to continue compounding growth. IE:

- No living expenses from househacking? Invest the 1k/mo saved into business
- Killing it on Amazon? Launch ad agency to help clients and create more passive income
- Built one brand successfully in a space? Launch another in seperate space to diversify..

Once I found how I could make money with my current business I built systems and processes to repeat that over and over enabling me to build what I have going on. You're only action faking if you're doing things that dont truly move the needle forward. All the actions above felt like action faking because they dont make money up front. But looking back it laid the foundation for what exists today.

Thank you for responding.

I've started working on provisional patenting and licensing using Stephens Keys program. After suffering from Idea overload, it seemed best to start there, because these different innovations weren't companies I'd be willing to start, partly because they're all over the place and unrelated. So one of the first rule to avoid action faking is to first have a product to sell, make sure there's a market for it, then build something around it. (At least that's how I understand it.)

I'd like to start some online hustles for the sake of learning. I have a few niches I'm privy too- Not particularly scalable in the fastlane sense, but perhaps it be a good place to cut my teeth in the ecommerce arena.

Yet I still feel like I don't know enough. Like there's something I'm missing...
 
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Thank you for responding.

I've started working on provisional patenting and licensing using Stephens Keys program. After suffering from Idea overload, it seemed best to start there, because these different innovations weren't companies I'd be willing to start, partly because they're all over the place and unrelated. So one of the first rule to avoid action faking is to first have a product to sell, make sure there's a market for it, then build something around it. (At least that's how I understand it.)

I'd like to start some online hustles for the sake of learning. I have a few niches I'm privy too- Not particularly scalable in the fastlane sense, but perhaps it be a good place to cut my teeth in the ecommerce arena.

Yet I still feel like I don't know enough. Like there's something I'm missing...
I wouldn't complicate it. Private label what is currently selling under other brands. One of the brands I am launching right now is a direct replica of a company that just got bought out by a private equity firm. I believe I can outperform them on Amazon in various niches (and piece them apart) so I took the product they're selling, modified it slightly, and Im launching it to compete directly against them.

You can search, "bike seats" on Amazon and look at the top 5 bike seats - look at what they're purchased with and launch a bundle of a bike seat with a water bottle by importing the products from Alibaba. Everything is doable - dont get stuck in patents till you're making $ or have a truly great idea that has gotten sales.
 
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What do you mean? Sell cheaper replicas/ knock-offs?
lol i explained what i mean in the post after that sentence.

-Differentiate the product
-Improve the product
-Launch against competitors who are already selling
-Beat them
-????
-Profit
 

Daniela101

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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 F*ckin 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: GOLD! - STOP Paying Rent: Live For Free
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...
  • 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 F*ck 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" F*ck 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.
You nailed it! You are so ahead of the game because of your age, see at the top my friend!
 

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amazing post man. I just turned 16 and this just shows me age isn't necessary to be successful. I have planned into launching a digital marketing agency in a niche which is not even close to being satisfied and furthermore I have read a lot, I mean F*cking lot in the last 5 weeks. By the way, how did you meet those people with a growth and entrepreneurial mindset? Would be interesting to know due to the fact that I will still be going to school for the next 2 years before college and literally nobady knows anything over entrepreneurship and has like the most receptive mindset.
 

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"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.."

Where do you find these people???
 

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Great post!
Congrats to you, you have the right mindset and reached a level I attained in my 30s !
WIsh you all the best :)
 

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