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Ru9

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Aug 13, 2019
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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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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.
 

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