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NT2

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Hi, guys! I'm happy to join you. I recently finished Unscripted, which I heard about from a YouTuber. Then I went on to read Fastlane and Wealth Exposed. DeMarco's style is the cold water I need to double down on my entrepreneurial dreams. Between him and Dan Miller's podcast, I now at least have a plan.

I am definitely guilty of bouncing around to many different things. I get excited for a while and then realize that the path I've chosen is either not right for me or not viable. All of my ventures, though, have entrepreneurial independence in common. Here's a partial list of what I've tried:
Chinese medicine, cosmetology, personal training, Avon, Mary Kay, Amway, writing, art, e-commerce, mortgage loans, etc. It's embarrassing, but it is what it is.

My current situation is that I am in the jobbiest of jobs I've ever had. I've been there 2 or 3 weeks. Every second of our time is monitored and we get emailed our break and lunch schedules every morning. We have to clock in on our phones, and on our computers, as well as badge in and out of the doors. If you forget any of these steps more than once or twice in a couple weeks' period, you get a private talking to by two managers. I was going to receive one of these talks (I haven't clocked in in years because I've been an independent contractor in various forms for the past 7 years.) But either they forgot or changed their mind. I'm also making less money than I need to live on because they told me I'd be able to quickly transition to a sales position. Then later said it would take 6 months. I can't imagine a rock bottom rockier or more bottomer than where I am now. I'm in my late 40s now, supporting a grown son. This just can't be my future. My "why" is to get my youngest kid on his own, and to leave a legacy for both my boys.

So, yeah. I'm stripped of all pride and ego at this point and will do whatever I need to do. I've started a Printify shop, I've started part time with a mortgage broker (100% commission) and I'm applying to better jobs in order to fund my business as well as working overtime at the current job. Not having a social life makes this less overwhelming than it sounds.

I look forward to learning from and encouraging all of you.

Raven
 

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Welcome Raven @NT2,

How do you spend your time finding the problems you want to solve, the added value you want to create? Have you researched any field you would like to dive in? Working many jobs to support your family is great, but finding the drive and the time to pivot to entrepreneurial world will be very challenging!
What are your plans? Any ideas you have in your mind?

Good luck!
Pete
 
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NT2

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Welcome Raven @NT2,

How do you spend your time finding the problems you want to solve, the added value you want to create? Have you researched any field you would like to dive in? Working many jobs to support your family is great, but finding the drive and the time to pivot to entrepreneurial world will be very challenging!
What are your plans? Any ideas you have in your mind?

Good luck!
Pete
 
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NT2

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Hi, Pete!

Thanks for the nice welcome. I started a website where I'm developing a niche tribe, and I've attached a Printify store to it. I divide my week to allow for 15 hours to be devoted to my business. I divide it between Marketing, Content Creation, Developing Knowledge, and Interacting with my niche. Once I have a sufficient number of products in my store I plan to add ebooks and artwork. This is a way to use all the training I've had thus far in writing, art, and ecommerce.
 

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Welcome Raven, appreciate the intro!

Here's a partial list of what I've tried:
Chinese medicine, cosmetology, personal training, Avon, Mary Kay, Amway, writing, art, e-commerce, mortgage loans, etc. It's embarrassing, but it is what it is.
All these "failures" will serve you in the future. Wisdom accumulates so don't beat yourself up too much about it.
 
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NT2

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Read Millionaire Fastlane
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Welcome Raven, appreciate the intro!



All these "failures" will serve you in the future. Wisdom accumulates so don't beat yourself up too much about it.
Thank you, M.J.!
 

tonibob

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Jun 22, 2020
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Hi, Pete!

Thanks for the nice welcome. I started a website where I'm developing a niche tribe, and I've attached a Printify store to it. I divide my week to allow for 15 hours to be devoted to my business. I divide it between Marketing, Content Creation, Developing Knowledge, and Interacting with my niche. Once I have a sufficient number of products in my store I plan to add ebooks and artwork. This is a way to use all the training I've had thus far in writing, art, and ecommerce.
What is the value you are providing to your niche tribe at the moment? You should focus on creating value first, then everything else will come to place!
 
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NT2

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Read Millionaire Fastlane
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Texas
What is the value you are providing to your niche tribe at the moment? You should focus on creating value first, then everything else will come to place!
Yes, I know, thanks!
 

Chasta_tea

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Hi, guys! I'm happy to join you. I recently finished Unscripted, which I heard about from a YouTuber. Then I went on to read Fastlane and Wealth Exposed. DeMarco's style is the cold water I need to double down on my entrepreneurial dreams. Between him and Dan Miller's podcast, I now at least have a plan.

I am definitely guilty of bouncing around to many different things. I get excited for a while and then realize that the path I've chosen is either not right for me or not viable. All of my ventures, though, have entrepreneurial independence in common. Here's a partial list of what I've tried:
Chinese medicine, cosmetology, personal training, Avon, Mary Kay, Amway, writing, art, e-commerce, mortgage loans, etc. It's embarrassing, but it is what it is.

My current situation is that I am in the jobbiest of jobs I've ever had. I've been there 2 or 3 weeks. Every second of our time is monitored and we get emailed our break and lunch schedules every morning. We have to clock in on our phones, and on our computers, as well as badge in and out of the doors. If you forget any of these steps more than once or twice in a couple weeks' period, you get a private talking to by two managers. I was going to receive one of these talks (I haven't clocked in in years because I've been an independent contractor in various forms for the past 7 years.) But either they forgot or changed their mind. I'm also making less money than I need to live on because they told me I'd be able to quickly transition to a sales position. Then later said it would take 6 months. I can't imagine a rock bottom rockier or more bottomer than where I am now. I'm in my late 40s now, supporting a grown son. This just can't be my future. My "why" is to get my youngest kid on his own, and to leave a legacy for both my boys.

So, yeah. I'm stripped of all pride and ego at this point and will do whatever I need to do. I've started a Printify shop, I've started part time with a mortgage broker (100% commission) and I'm applying to better jobs in order to fund my business as well as working overtime at the current job. Not having a social life makes this less overwhelming than it sounds.

I look forward to learning from and encouraging all of you.

Raven
Hi @NT2,

So delighted you’ve joined the Fastlane forum - Welcome and thank you for sharing your journey! You bring such a wide range of experience with regards to website development, ecommerce, Printify, etc. that I’m sure you’ll make someone’s day when you share your expertise.

Warm Regards,
Chas
 
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NT2

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Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Jul 21, 2020
11
18
17
Texas
Hi @NT2,

So delighted you’ve joined the Fastlane forum - Welcome and thank you for sharing your journey! You bring such a wide range of experience with regards to website development, ecommerce, Printify, etc. that I’m sure you’ll make someone’s day when you share your expertise.

Warm Regards,
Chas
That's very kind of you, Chas. Thank you!
 

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