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Remember that guy in 'Forrest Gump'...

Discussion in 'General Mindset, Motivation, Beliefs' started by million$$$smile, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. million$$$smile

    million$$$smile Platinum Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass Summit Attendee

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    Remember that guy in Forrest Gump that followed Forrest as he was running across the country and all of a sudden Forrest stops, turns around and says "I think I'll go home now" and that guy freaks out and shouts "NOW WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO???"
    Don't be "Running on Empty" (Jackson Browne) like him

    That scene reminds me somewhat of questions of a few new members here on the forum and I thought I would share some of the insights from my own perspective.

    I know a few that have found this forum and read the book are chomping at the bit to start on the road to the fastlane. It seems for the most part one of the biggest hurdles is finding that niche, idea, product, or process that will put one on that journey.

    There is a desire to create the next Big Thing, but just haven't found or thought of IT yet.

    • I read TMF last night, now what other books can I devour in the next 3 days?
    • I've learned to code, or write copy or watched a video on positive affirmations, now what???
    • I've inherited $9,634.29, tell me what to invest in to make 100K in 2 years
    • I just dropped out of college, with no plan what to do next, help!
    • I have spent the last 14 hours researching on Alibaba, anyone have any ideas???
    • I need a mentor. Someone help me find a GOOD mentor
    • My parents kicked me out cuz I play video games all day, I think I could fly drones for a living!
    Ya, I know, most of these lines are a bit exaggerated but the bottom line is:

    Every question has a NEED

    And most of these questions asked are questions that can't really be answered on this forum or for that matter on any forum. This is an important fact to recognize on our road. We've got to be able to answer these basic questions ourself before we can begin to develop a plan to conquer the world.

    Work on answers to your personal questions and segregate them from the process of creating and developing an income producing machine.

    Now, some other thoughts...

    Most consumers look for external gratification and WHAT THEY CAN BUY

    Most producers CREATE from internal motivation and WHAT THEY CAN BUILD

    One of the primary differences between a Slowlaner and a Fastlaner mentality is that difference between a consumer mentality and a producer mentality.

    WE have to develop this difference in thinking.

    It isn't taught in school.
    It has too be learned.
    It has to be exercised.
    It has to be implemented.
    Once a change of thinking begins, ideas will replace questions we once asked.

    So, as mentioned repeatedly in numerous threads, our job as entrepreneurs is to find a way to create VALUE for others, be it a product, service, information, time saver, health, beauty, relationship or income builder, etc.

    Remember, most of these questions to create value are external questions looking outside ourselves, rather than internal questions focused on us.

    Just some thoughts...
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2017
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    OldFaithful Gold Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

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    This is great. Well put. The change in perspective can truly be transformative, in so many ways. Ideas, plans, attitude, hope, etc.
  3. million$$$smile

    million$$$smile Platinum Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass Summit Attendee

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    Every Question Has a NEED

    Every NEED has POTENTIAL

    Critical Thinking. The question then is, what are the right questions.

    The question isn’t what should I do, but what CAN I do?
    The question isn’t how do I find a product, but what NEED can I fill?
    The question isn’t where do I find a mentor, but how can I be of value to a mentor?
    The question isn’t so I dropped out of college what next, the question is, how can I create some income?

    Someone once said "In school we were taught to have the right answers, instead of asking the right questions.”

    As entrepreneurs, we have to ask ourselves the right questions to find the NEEDS to fill.
    As entrepreneurs we have to take our eyes off of us and look at everyone else.
    We have to look through a window instead of a mirror.

    We have to look externally but think internally.
    We have to look outside the box instead of inside the box.

    We have to use our VISION more than our EYES.
    We have to sometimes believe our dreams more than our realities
    We have to work on our mental strength even more than our physical strength.

    We have to surround ourselves with INFLUENCE rather than FLATULENCE
    (if you know what I mean…)

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