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Went for an early morning drive to run some errands.

Went to get a car wash and had to snap this pic. It led to deep thought. This "view" was a dream years ago. Driving on my own schedule was a dream years ago. Waking up when I want to was a dream years ago. Now it's all my reality. It's really crazy how this universe rewards those that have a burning desire to succeed.

Sorry for the short rant/brag but if someone that is going through something is reading this, just know that I'm no one special. I wasn't smart enough for med school. I wasn't satisfied with normal for a 9-5. I just wanted to succeed so freaking bad. Out of dozens of failed businesses, I have two that really pulled me up and they didn't come until AFTER many failed attempts.View attachment 36940

Glad that things are going so well for you buddy!
 

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Went for an early morning drive to run some errands.

Went to get a car wash and had to snap this pic. It led to deep thought. This "view" was a dream years ago. Driving on my own schedule was a dream years ago. Waking up when I want to was a dream years ago. Now it's all my reality. It's really crazy how this universe rewards those that have a burning desire to succeed.

Sorry for the short rant/brag but if someone that is going through something is reading this, just know that I'm no one special. I wasn't smart enough for med school. I wasn't satisfied with normal for a 9-5. I just wanted to succeed so freaking bad. Out of dozens of failed businesses, I have two that really pulled me up and they didn't come until AFTER many failed attempts.View attachment 36940
It ain’t bragging when you earned it. Sharing your success comes across as bragging only to those who are jealous and aren’t willing to do what you’ve done.

And I say f*ck ‘em.
 

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Damn it feels when you're planning your weightlifting routine and you realize that your former one rep max is something that you can do for a set of 8.
 

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This post says it all!

just a great example of a guy like Dave Ramsey preaching one thing while getting rich doing another thing.

we call that “laughing all the way to the bank!”
 
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Coca-Cola is now Woka-Cola.

This thread always reminds me of everything I'm missing by not paying attention to a god-damn thing the MSM publicizes. I can always try to speculate which in itself, has become an amusing activity of mine.


a great example of a guy like Dave Ramsey preaching one thing while getting rich doing another thing.

Yup, preaching the Slowlane to the plebs while getting rich in the Fastlane ... Dave didn't get to afford a $15M house because he cut up his credit cards and waited 40 years for his portfolio to grow. SMH.
 

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Anyone want to start a low stakes fastlane online poker group?

It would be fun to play a night a week or something. Just throwing that out there.
Know of a good platform?
 

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I don't want to play poker, but there's a tabletop game simulator on Steam that includes cards, dice, etc. Among the features: if you're losing too badly and have to recover your dignity, you can flip the table.
 

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Has Forbes’ “30 under 30” always been so uninformative?

They tell you very little about what the featured people actually do, and they dress them up like they just got off the set of a Netflix original, not working in an office or checking out the current project on-site.
 

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Anyone want to start a low stakes fastlane online poker group?

It would be fun to play a night a week or something. Just throwing that out there.

What about D&D, instead?
 

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Went for an early morning drive to run some errands.

Went to get a car wash and had to snap this pic. It led to deep thought. This "view" was a dream years ago. Driving on my own schedule was a dream years ago. Waking up when I want to was a dream years ago. Now it's all my reality. It's really crazy how this universe rewards those that have a burning desire to succeed.

Sorry for the short rant/brag but if someone that is going through something is reading this, just know that I'm no one special. I wasn't smart enough for med school. I wasn't satisfied with normal for a 9-5. I just wanted to succeed so freaking bad. Out of dozens of failed businesses, I have two that really pulled me up and they didn't come until AFTER many failed attempts.View attachment 36940

How many years did it took from the day you pictured this dream to the day the dream came true?
 

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How many years did it took from the day you pictured this dream to the day the dream came true?
Aug 15 2016 - Aug 19 2019 (when my business started)

2016 I was at my lowest point in life due to a bad sports gambling problem. Aug 15 2016, I'll never forget this day, was when my last bet actually won and I was able to clear all the debt on my accounts that resulted from the gambling. If I had lost this day, I wouldn't be here, I guarantee you that. My life would've been SO different. I don't even want to imagine it.

By the way, for those interested, here's my betting card leading up to that day. This brings back so many bad memories... remember, this had been going on for 2 years (2014 - 2016). 2016 was when it got really bad. Like REALLY BAD. I remember days betting on Russian soccer teams that I didn't know existed. I just had to bet.
 

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Had a cool little magical moment last night, met a trash panda scaling a tree and offered him a cookie, grabbed it straight outta my hand! :rofl:

While I didn't communicate verbally with the animal, I tried with my body language to show that I'm not a threat, there's something very special about interacting with wild animals...

Shark diving, put it on the list!
 

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I want a new cool, well built wallet. Any recommendations?


Probably too colorful for you.
 

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Probably too colorful for you.
Thanks, I will take a look.

You might be surprised. I’m currently carrying one from a company called Rareform which is repurposed billboard material. Bright green.

It has held up really well, but I want to try some whiz bang super slim voodo magic thing that could survive being run over by a train or whatever marketing gimmick. :rofl:
 

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Dude retirement homes are terrible. My grandmas husband is in one and she found out they have not been doing anything at all to take care of him, and they have been putting him on triple sleeping medications every day. They’re just keeping him drugged up and in bed all the time!
The list of medications had 14 items on it and this place costs over $5000 per month.
When she visits, she changes his clothes, makes his bed, feeds him and helps him. She said they never do anything. He has Alzheimer’s. It appears they are taking advantage of them.

If you can start a half decent nursing home (chain), you’ll be a billionaire. These people SUCK

edit: OH and there is a year long WAITING LIST to get into this horrible place.
Seems like they are the same everywhere

 

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Any suggestions on note-taking? I have a lot of Ideas throughout the day and I forget most of them within 15 mins. Also need note taking advice while reading a thread here(or any info on the internet?). Also note taking while reading a book? No digital apps please!
 

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Any suggestions on note-taking? I have a lot of Ideas throughout the day and I forget most of them within 15 mins. Also need note taking advice while reading a thread here(or any info on the internet?). Also note taking while reading a book? No digital apps please!
...pen and paper?
 

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Is that the evolution of the hazmat suit he suggested in that other thread?

Perhaps someone should design a luxury hazmat suit for rich people. Safety is important, but you can't leave your home without drip. Show these buckos you are the real deal :cool:
 

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...pen and paper?
Actually, i find this method best for worst to tackle problems.
Doodles, writing vertically, hand drawn checkboxes or arrows
connecting concepts.

I do use digital apps but many times
just to save something i wrote on paper before.
 

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Actually found an article on Forbes that agrees with MJ regarding compound interest!


TLDR: it's a risky bet that really doesn't make very much sense, and you're gambling with 30-50 years of your life.
 

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