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Ru9

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Finished it, it's good. I'll have to read it again soon to pick up what I lost.
 

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Berlin

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Loved the book so much that I also bought the audiobook to listen to it when driving to work. It is literally the first book that ever had a real impact on me and how I see my life.
 

SiuLung

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Just finished reading "The Millionaire Fastlane". It was very insightful, and it allowed me to increase my self-awareness.

Why I am where I am today (meaning, not where I want to be):

- I have mistaken success as an event instead of a process. Wrong mindset to have. I won't achieve anything in the blink of an eye.
- Even though my perception of choices was good, it was not entirely right (because I had the wrong mindset). My actions didn't reflect my perceptions.
- Series of bad choices led me to where I am today. While some of them might have seemed insignificant at the time, I realize now, several years later, that they strongly diverted me from my goals.

I have now a clearer idea of what I need to do :

- Chase needs, not money. I made this mistake by trying to come up with ideas out of thin air and being selfish. Just today, I found 3 needs, just by changing my mindset. One from an ad sent by a real estate agent, another from a news report, and the last one from a plane show I went to today. I realize it's relatively easy. MJ gives you the code words in the book, but I would add something: if you notice people struggling with something, that's a need. Also, sometimes, people won't tell you explicitly what their need is. You have to find the underlying reason of why they do what they do, and switch from consumer to producer.

- I will act on the leverages discussed in the book to make whichever business I choose to go in a Fastlane business.

- I will avoid commoditization by having a sharp USP and translating features into benefits. I realize I made the mistake of not applying this rule for my most notable try and failure (Groupon venture for those who read my intro).

- I will NOT get into business doing what I love but what needs to be done. During the past few months, I tried to come up with a business ideas based on what I wanted to do (personal why). That made me unhappy because I couldn't find a personal why that would be marketable (how to market my dream of being free? difficult to answer, that's selfish). This point is a huge relief for me because I really struggled on this.

Last but not least :

I will make a point on reading the book every now and then to reset my mindset, because sometimes life get in the way and you get lost.

And most importantly : I'm going to read Unscripted as soon as I finish writing this post. Meanwhile, I'm going to start exercising my need-hunting skills. Once I'm finished with Unscripted, I'll stop reading motivational and inspirational shit. I'm done with this. The only books I'm going to read are those allowing me to learn practical skills that I can apply in business.

SiuLung
 

drmattolesiak

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I listened to @MJ DeMarco on Knowledge For Men with Andrew yesterday, bought the book within minutes, finished it in under a day - and here I am. Quite honestly, the book pissed me off not because it sucked but because of how close of a call I was to almost solidifying some real "Slowlane" moves both for myself and my companies. Talk about nic' of time my man. Watch my stuff, baby!
 

guitch

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Aug 19, 2019
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Just finished the book (French Version), I read it in English the first time and in French the second time just to be sure that I get the most of it. Thanks for this book MJ it has made a big impact on me and I know that I have to do my part of the job now. Thanks again, this book is precious.
 

Herine

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Jul 28, 2019
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Read the fastlane : I was totally blown away at the real talk and practical applicability of the CENTS doctrine.Halfway through Unscripted , and can't believe my good fortune at having happened on your books MJ, the ideas are a steal and totally got my umph back; after my foray in the desert of no sales.........
 

jadkki

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Read it, listened to the audiobook, top 5 book in my list that I will always recommend to anyone looking to for a breakthrough in their lives. Great stuff!
 

Sayd OG

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Read it, I think no book out there has better quotes than the millionaire fastlane
 

chetronin

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This book taught me more about life and business than any other mumbo-jumbo I've ever read. Thank you @MJ DeMarco for this book. I feel stupid for being skeptical about the book (given the book title). This was worth more than any stupid MBA degree out there.
 

jmh

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Now that there are over 250,000 copies out there in the wild, multiple language translations, etc. this is the thread to let me know that you've read The Millionaire Fastlane.



If you read the book, post here and you will get an icon under your screenname and additional forum privileges.

Feel free to post your comments about the book as well!

Thanks, MJ

Dear MJ, Dear all,
some weeks ago i have finished read TMF
Written in english sometimes challenging understand nativ speaker MJ :)
But basically done :)
Maybe think read another time, but first check Forum now

Great book, great ideas

from South-West of Germany
Juergen
 

Juan Pimentel

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Now that there are over 250,000 copies out there in the wild, multiple language translations, etc. this is the thread to let me know that you've read The Millionaire Fastlane.



If you read the book, post here and you will get an icon under your screenname and additional forum privileges.

Feel free to post your comments about the book as well!

Thanks, MJ
I read the book as well as Unscripted
 

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kshuffle

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Aug 21, 2019
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I finished reading Fastlane a few weeks back and immediately jumped into UNSCRIPTED. I've dabbled in "entrepreneurial" ventures over the years with some of the usual suspects: MLM, affiliate marketing, crypto trading, etc. Some were more successful then others but none I had full control over and my fire for these ventures fizzled out over time as I finished university and got a great job in software development, then sales and consulting.

I started a new journey several months ago to re-dedicate myself to personal development since I haven't been very fulfilled in my career lately. I stumbled across Fastlane and then UNSCRIPTED as part of my process to re-educate myself on what it takes to build something of value and I'm not looking back. Thanks for the great books @MJ DeMarco and I'm looking forward to the journey.
 

GLD

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Aug 14, 2019
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Currently on my second time through TMF. Really eye-opening and genuine.
 

KurtAg1

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Aug 21, 2019
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Read the book about a month ago, and I have recently started reading Unscripted. I was introduced to the book by the mentor I had during an entreprenurial program I took up during college. I am currently in my final year of college and I wish to keep studying software development later at university, as I am sure it will aid me in any of my future entrepreneurial ventures.

Overall, I'm astounded by the book and I have always had a burning passion inside me to create my own business, prove everybody wrong and show them that I can make it. After sharing my entrepreneurial dreams with my family, they do not support my idealogy and keep telling me to focus on getting a good job after I graduate. This really puts me down, but I know that I have to keep at it and ignore the criticism to achieve my dreams.

Thank you for the time you put into the book, people may not like the hard facts but we cannot move forward without knowing the truth behind closed doors.
 

fastlanedoll

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Aug 21, 2019
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It is, without doubt, the best book I have -ever- read. And I've read many.
It's one of those books that makes you go 'wow' on first read, then you feel compelled to read it again and take notes because it's so jammed-packed with useful information that you can't retain / absorb it all in one go.
Like one of those few movies you that are actually worth buying a dvd version of after watching it in the cinema, so you can enjoy it again and again.
 

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