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Tiber

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Hi,

I didn't know info like this existed. Thank you @MJ DeMarco for putting this group together. You've made history and are pathing the way for others to leave their mark as well.

About me:

I grew up in a religious extremist cult. I escaped when I was 17. I finished high school 3.8 GPA, but had hardly any life skills or awareness. I was in culture shock. I was trying to play catch up in a new culture I was unfamiliar with. I started community college, but had too much going on at home to keep up with it. I had to get away so I joined the US Air Force. "Get paid to travel. Do at least three years... get the GI bill. Get good benefits. Go to school and while you're in and get tuitions assistance and skill that will pay "bookoos" on the outside." I reluctantly signed up. For all its faults, it has been a great experience. It gave me the structure to figure out this culture and myself and the perspective to see how it worked. I got a security clearance a job skill that can pay starting close to six figures as contractor. But I still hate it. I feel like I could do so much more. I feel like I'm slowly rotting. I'm a creator. I get my high from building something from nothing. And work has never given me much time to do any school. I got a technical associates, and I'm 18 credits into a second one (General Engineering). But I'm going nowhere fast. People ask me "what do you want to be?" I want to be everything. I want to do everything. I want to build systems and solve problems..... They always say find one thing and stick to it and eventually it'll pay off... I started looking into other options. I wanted to be an entrepreneur but couldn't find a college programs that offered what I was looking for. It seemed like ever site or book was just another guru that wanted my money. I read all the Dave Ramsey books, the Automatic Millionaire, Rich Dad Poor Dad books and similar and heard the same advice... all the slow lane. It seemed wrong... everyone is doing it and everyone is poor.

I picked up the four hour work week and by chance saw the Fastlane book. That was around Mid February (2019). It gave voice to so many observations and frustrations. It seems like for the first time I can build my dreams... This is going to be tough but it'll be fun. I'm going to make this work; I don't have a choice.

The only way to go is ahead, I can't go back to being a cog... I must be the builder.
 
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Sheens

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Welcome to the forum!

Your intro features events one might expect in a novel! First, glad to hear you escaped and found resources to help. Will be exciting to see what you do next!

I want to build systems and solve problems.....
Have you identified who you want to help?
 

Tiber

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FASTLANE INSIDER
Feb 25, 2019
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Welcome to the forum!

Your intro features events one might expect in a novel! First, glad to hear you escaped and found resources to help. Will be exciting to see what you do next!



Have you identified who you want to help?
Well,

Without trying to sound too vague... Long term- something along the lines of green energy and tech of that nature... That's way down the road. What I can do now is solve the small problems filling the gap in some of the smaller niches I belong to... My idea is to eventually earn enough to start focusing on some of my bigger ideas. I'm currently suffering from "idea" overload and am narrowing down first the products I want to sell and or create, and if there's a market for such things... I'm in research mode.

My goal is to be able to survive on my income from these things by June of next year. I really need to get out of the Air Force. I'm burnt out.
 

Sheens

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Vague is just fine! There are Gold and Notable threads you want might want to start with and the Insiders area also has amazing progress and execution threads.

There is a wealth of information here to help. I have not been in the US Armed Services but there are some awesome members here who have. I am going to tag @Scot here!

Wishing you all the best and thank you for your service.
 

jesseissorude

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My goal is to be able to survive on my income from these things by June of next year.
Nice! I'm going through this as well, so I don't have much good advice to offer (yet!)

One thing that did help me though, was to find out exactly how much money I need to survive on my income from my business, and then work backwards. Cut everything unnecessary, get a grasp of what your baseline budget is, and then set sales goals for each month up until June.

Of course, you eventually want to make much more than the bare minimum to survive... but that should give you a good grasp on how much improvement you need to make each month for that specific goal you've set in the previous post.
 

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