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Captain04

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Hey.
So I am an 18 y/o guy. Read TMF a couple months ago and I really liked it.

Thing about me is I'm basically the human equivalent of a sloth. I scored 1.3/5 on the Grit Test (from the 'GRIT' book), which just means I have zero perseverance/drive/passion etc. Minimum you can score is 1, so yeah. Never worked hard for anything in my life and am a massive under-achiever. Even failed my high-school and am now sitting on my a$$ at home.

I want to get into entrepreneurship because I sincerely want to change and challenge myself. I have been comfortable with being desperate and feeling like shit all the time, so I want to learn to hate being comfortable again. Money is a motivator too of course.

What I've done
Nothing at all. Been trying to cure laziness and get out of that comfort zone by hitting the gym. Building a body is a side benefit of course but I'm just trying to build discipline at the moment and get the ball rolling. Been going for 1.5+ months which is longer that anything I've stuck to in the past and is a serious achievement for me (yea, its that bad). As for the skills I have and any past experiences, I have none.

Goals
  • Start earning money now, from the limited capital ($300) and zero skills I have.
  • Don't leave or skip the gym.
Plan
Sticking to things, not being sidetracked and facing any sort of challenge comes hard to me. The only way I figured I can change is by changing my mindset to try and like being uncomfortable. For the discipline, doing things that I don't want to and eventually making it into a habit is the only way I think there is to build it. And the money, I have no idea where to get started or what skills to build.

Any advice and your honest opinions are more than welcome.
 

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The only way I figured I can change is by changing my mindset to try and like being uncomfortable. For the discipline, doing things that I don't want to and eventually making it into a habit is the only way I think there is to build it. And the money, I have no idea where to get started or what skills to build.

Any advice and your honest opinions are more than welcome.

That approach to changing will never work. That’s like saying, “The only way I’m ever going to learn to love stomping on Legos, is to change my mindset to try and like stomping on Legos.”

Once you figure out what you want (you said you want to get into entrepreneurship and challenge yourself) and what the best avenue for you to achieve this, the road should be as much exciting as it is sucking. No doubt, it’s hard work, and for years it will challenge you beyond anything you’ve ever known, but there is inspiration all over the place to keep the motivation torch lit and keep you going. Network with other people who have their sh*t together, find inspiration in other peoples’ success, then act on your own plan, and your own successes will inspire you to do more.

Play around in the forums, look at businesses other people are working on. Watch their struggles and outcomes, ask questions and build an idea that fits you.

Welcome to the Forum!
 

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Welcome to the forum. Starting with going to the gym is a wise move. Next up, build a diet plan and stick to that. Those two things compound and yield faster results.

Then pick something else, and stick to that. Just repeat until you're on the path to who you want to become.
 

Captain04

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That approach to changing will never work. That’s like saying, “The only way I’m ever going to learn to love stomping on Legos, is to change my mindset to try and like stomping on Legos.”
What I meant by that is that I have to learn to like the process as much as I like the outcome of the process/event. Like we all know someone who actually likes going to the gym, or the people who just don't wanna retire (like warren Buffett).

No doubt, it’s hard work, and for years it will challenge you beyond anything you’ve ever known, but there is inspiration all over the place to keep the motivation torch lit and keep you going. Network with other people who have their sh*t together, find inspiration in other peoples’ success, then act on your own plan, and your own successes will inspire you to do more.

Play around in the forums, look at businesses other people are working on. Watch their struggles and outcomes, ask questions and build an idea that fits you.
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Welcome to the Forum!
Reading this makes me excited to be here, thanks for the advice man...
 

Captain04

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Next up, build a diet plan and stick to that. Those two things compound and yield faster results.

Then pick something else, and stick to that.
Already did, and am trying to stick to it.
Any suggestions for skills I could learn to freelance? Something that could help me when I build a business down the road.
 

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Already did, and am trying to stick to it.
Any suggestions for skills I could learn to freelance? Something that could help me when I build a business down the road.

Always start with skills that are aligned with your natural talents. Don't try to replicate other peoples' success with some skill, just because they were successful.
 

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This may be contrary to many opinions here, but you need to find a job!

Preferably something where you can obtains some domain knowledge, but you can learn stuff from any job. McDonald’s does make the best burgers in the world, but it does have the best processes.

Make some money, even if it’s not much. Nothing teaches you discipline like a job, just be diligent with your spending ie - don’t sign yourself up for long term debt just because you’re finally making some money.

Enjoy the process of working, but be always looking for opportunity to improve, so you can create your own system.

You certainly won’t learn much sitting on your a$$ at home!

Good luck
 

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