The Entrepreneur Forum | Financial Freedom | Starting a Business | Motivation | Money | Success

Welcome to the only entrepreneur forum dedicated to building life-changing wealth.

Build a Fastlane business. Earn real financial freedom. Live your best life.

Tired of paying for dead communities hosted by absent gurus who don't have time for you?

Imagine having a multi-millionaire mentor by your side EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Since 2007, MJ DeMarco has been a cornerstone of Fastlane, actively contributing on over 99% of days—99.92% to be exact! With more than 38,000 game-changing posts, he's dedicated to helping entrepreneurs achieve their freedom. Join a thriving community of over 90,000 members and access a vast library of over 1,000,000 posts from entrepreneurs around the globe.

Registration at the forum removes this block.

Leaving a well paying job and taking the plunge

A detailed account of a Fastlane process...

susty

New Contributor
User Power
Value/Post Ratio
340%
Jul 16, 2017
5
17
33
Singapore
Hello folks, quick introduction: I'm a 26 year old from Singapore.


My circumstances seem to be different from most people here; my decision to make the jump was driven more by the pull of my dreams than the push of a 'F*ck this event'. I had a well paying job, a great boss and interesting work as a management consultant. But I also have very, very big dreams. As I progressed with my career, it became clear that my dreams were too big for my day job.


For the past few months, while working my day job, I spent my evenings and weekends validating an idea and building the back-end of my business from scratch (supply chain, logistics, website etc.). I'm manufacturing my own brand of products and selling them through online and offline channels. Operations will be ready in the next 3-4 weeks and I already have a small group of customers who'd like to buy.


I've now burned the boats, I put in my notice a couple of months ago and will be transiting out of my job in the coming month. As I sit here typing this at 2am in the morning, the self-doubt is almost overwhelming. But my dreams are bigger than my fears. Sometimes, we forget that we all have at most a good 50-60 years ahead of us - it's far too short to just live comfortably or please everyone.

I'll be posting updates here every 2 weeks - any advice or feedback is greatly appreciated!
 
Dislike ads? Remove them and support the forum: Subscribe to Fastlane Insiders.

NewYorkCity

Contributor
Speedway Pass
User Power
Value/Post Ratio
118%
Jun 7, 2011
51
60
Don't blame you. Taking the plunge myself here soon.

Good luck!
 

ravenspear

Bronze Contributor
LEGACY MEMBER
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Speedway Pass
User Power
Value/Post Ratio
208%
Jul 25, 2016
181
376
I'm taking a similar path but I'm not quitting the job until I get some market validation of the products so I can verify it will be a self sustaining thing.
 

Become a Fastlane Member Today to Read More or Comment.

This thread has
18
more posts!

Join MJ DeMarco's Inner Circle and Rub Shoulders with Other Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Imagine a multi-millionaire mentor by your side EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Since 2007, MJ DeMarco has been the driving force of Fastlane, contributing on over 99% of days—99.92% to be exact! With over 38,000 posts game-changing posts, he's dedicated to helping entrepreneurs achieve freedom. Join 90,000+ members and access a vast library of 1,000,000+ posts from entrepreneurs worldwide.

Fastlane isn’t just another community led by an absent guru. By joining, you enter MJ’s inner circle—a supportive home where you’re never alone. Embrace true mentorship and transform your entrepreneurial journey with the Fastlane Forum.

Basic Membership (Monthly)

  • Read all threads in the main forums/categories.
  • Post comments in existing topics.
  • React to any comment/post.
  • Post new topics/threads.
  • Sort big threads by best posts.
  • Cancel anytime

$5 per month

Join Now

Basic Membership (Yearly)

  • Save 22% vs yearly
  • Read all threads in the main forums/categories.
  • Post comments in existing topics.
  • React to any comment/post.
  • Post new topics/threads.
  • Sort big threads by best posts.
  • 30% Off a Yearly GoalSumo.com Subscription
  • Cancel anytime

$47 per year

Join Now

VIP Insider Membership

  • Same as basic plus...
  • Guaranteed read and response from MJ DeMarco*
  • Access to the private Insider forum for more advanced users.
  • Bookmark any posts
  • No non-sponsor ads
  • 50% Off a Yearly GoalSumo.com Subscription ($34 Value)

$119.88 per year

Join Now

* If you post any question or problem within the INSIDER forum, this guarantees MJ will read and respond to your post to the best of his ability at least one time. This guarantee does not imply a lifetime dialogue or a personal ongoing mentorship. Again, MJ has authored more than 38,000 responses at this forum since 2007.


Post New Topic

Please SEARCH before posting.
Please select the BEST category.

Post new topic

Guest post submissions offered HERE.

Latest Posts

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top