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paulmp

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Hi All,

I just finished reading Unscripted , now ordering Fastlane, will get to reading it shortly. I am a travel & landscape photographer based in Western Australia, I've worked on projects in 16 countries, Antarctica and every state of Australia in the last 4 years. I'm married and we have 3 daughters, I want to teach them that there is a life outside of the script... they've never seen me follow the script!

I've previously started a few businesses, sold one of them, did okay out of that one. I have a background in IT Management and I'm a fairly proficient coder. At present I run a travel & landscape photography business, I have been running it full time since 2009.

I have been trying to work out how to scale my business and free up my time to do more of the projects that I really love doing, but have been unable to so far. So I'm starting a brand new business & website providing resources to other photographers, including educational material (ebooks & video courses), the website will also have some affiliate links to various products that tie in with the overall theme of the website.

The goal here is to at minimum cover my monthly living expenses, then work on growing it to become my FU money so we can pay cash for a house. This shouldn't be all that hard as we have zero debt, I've always run my business cash positive and never borrowed or used a credit card... always easier when you are starting on a positive note rather than in debt.

I also want to fund more of my work with non-government organisations in developing countries, I volunteer in Cambodia at least once per year and work with a charitable photography organisation in various other developing nations across the world.

Looking forward to having a read through the forum and connecting with some like-minded souls.

- Paul
 

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MJ DeMarco

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Awesome intro Paul, welcome to our little corner of the internet.
 

paulmp

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Awesome intro Paul, welcome to our little corner of the internet.
Thank you, it has been an adventure so far. I'm "lucky" in that I've managed to live a millionaire lifestyle to some extent for the last 10 years, minus the excess money and with zero debt. Some adventures I've been paid to have include following the midnight sun & camping around Iceland & Norway, camping in the Arctic and Antarctic with in a single calendar year. Snorkelling & Kayaking in Antarctica, horseback riding in Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates and many other crazy adventures that people pay many thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to have. Some of the travels I've been able to bring my family along for too and get paid for it.

I set out to build a business that would mean I didn't have to put my hand into my own pocket to travel and have adventures. At the end of the day, I was still, to some extent, trading my time for money though and that can't be scaled properly. This is why I'm here, it is time to put in the work on the ideas I've had in the back burner for some time and build an internet business that can scale, divorce my money from my time. We'd also like to buy a decent house and I want to pay cash for it rather than have a mortgage.

I am now nearly finished the Millionaire Fastlane , it is confirming much of my action plan and has given me some reasons as to why different actions will work.

Thank you again for your writing MJ, it is incredible.
 

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