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INTRO Student Engineer Turned Entrepreneur Turned Fastlaner

Discussion in 'Forum Introductions (Who are you!?)' started by KennyAronson, Jan 10, 2019.

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    I was like everyone else...

    Destined to become a professional and work a 9-5 for the next 40 years. How exciting right?

    I was sitting in the middle of one of my SUPER EXCITING engineering Thermodynamics class when my professor was trying to get us excited about working 60 hours/week for the next 40 years...

    What the F**K?

    That's what went through my mind. This is when I started to question everything.

    Over the next 6 months I looked for another way, and in early 2018 I became an entrepreneur. Was I an instant success? HELL NO and I am still relatively early in my journey.

    I have made many mistakes over the course of 2018, and I will probably make many more.

    Around the end of the year, since things weren't going as well as planned, I decided I wanted to pivot, change my plan, and go for something bigger.

    My father happened to purchase the book: "The Millionaire Fastlane" for Christmas.

    Books are important as I am very passionate about self education, and that's also what I center my business around.

    I really love the way MJ wrote the Millionaire Fastlane, and it opened my eyes to some mistakes I was making.
    • My business needs to focus around the needs of the market, not my own interests.
    • My focus needs to be on the customer and customer support
    This book also opened my eyes to the Fastlane mindset, and I really want to connect with like-minded individuals like yourself reading this post now.

    I am early in my journey, but I know I will reach my financial goals and achievement-centered goals as a fastlaner.

    I am also excited to be a part of this community and to connect with like-minded individuals.


    Thank you for having me as a part of the group,

    Kenny Aronson
     
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    Tidder Jail New Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane

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    Welcome! ;)
     
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    Thank you Tidder Jail. It's great to be here! :smile2:
     
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    Welcome! You are well ahead of the curve. I look forward to hearing about your journey as you continue to grow!
     
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    Fellow engineer here.

    Can't tell if you are being sarcastic:
    -If you really do think Thermo is super exciting, then HELL yeah brother. Find a job in aerospace or energy or something similar.
    -If you were kidding, then you need to run like hell away from your major and find something you like.

    I switched from Comp Sci to an Electrical Engineering degree, and it was the best decision of my life... for me. There's more of a demand for programmers, but I love electronics. I could nerd out for 24 hours forgetting to sleep because I have a new electronics product I want to complete.

    All I know is this: if you want to avoid breaking your back and working hard for 40 years, you can do that right now. Get a Playstation, a 6-pack, and a part time job and enjoy your life.

    Personally, I want to work 80 hours/week for 60 years because my work f*cking rules.

    No hate, just a mindset check. Get used to working hard, you're never going to escape it. Instead, work hard on something that's for you, not for someone else.
     
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    I went from Chemical Engineering to Comp Sci, but I share the same sentiments. It's amazing to have a skillset that has almost unlimited potential for creating value and helping others with problems.

    Never regret working hard. Ever.

    @KennyAronson Welcome to the community!
     
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    Yeah you're right! I don't mind hard work at all, what I have a problem with is working that much to help build someone else's dream or at a job I really hate just to pay the bills!

    I work 60-80 hours a week on my own entrepreneurial venture and I love it! I am staying in engineering more for the creative and analytical skills for challenging problem solving. I love a challenge and they have always attracted me.
     
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    Welcome!

    Your father bought The Millionaire Fastlane for you!? Very cool! :thumbsup:
     
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    Welcome @KennyAronson!

    Sarcasm? :playful:

    Still, I think he means well.

    I like to know that I won't be smelling something burning the next time I go on an aircraft. Good engineering standards take time, and your professor knows that.

    Fastlane does take time as well, although there's lots of ways to ease it.

    Huh? I thought both electronics and programming came together?

    I saw my dorm mate typing in movements for a robotic laser-cutting arm project, but he might have been in mechatronics anyways.

    Make sure you can make them cheaper and faster. Then they can become better lessons.

    Your engineering lessons can help you identify pain areas to improve better than the ordinary Joe.

    GOLD! - A physicist's guide to learning hard things

    What a rarity!

    Fantastic father you have there.

    Has he gotten you other books before TMF?
     
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    I am thankful for my time in engineering and engineering classes as I have learned a ton.

    Entrepreneurship is so exciting because you learn something new every day, and you change the world.

    This was the first book he got me in the series, I will check out the previous and new books.


    Thank you for the kind words everyone, I can't wait to share my journey with all of you.
     
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    Welcome to the forum from a fellow nerd.

    For what it's worth, real world engineering isn't like your classes. If you have the aptitude, stick with it and then apply your skills to your own endeavors.
     
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    Thank you for the welcome!

    I certainly agree with you, I gained experience in engineering consulting over a few years. I do think the skills will be extremely valuable in my own ventures and I can't wait to see how everything goes.

    Over the past year I have been trying different things, learning, and I just recently started to really focus and work on one thing. This past week I have finally started to see results :smile2:
     
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    He bought it for you? Or he bought for himself and you stole it? ;)

    Welcome to the forum Kenny, appreciate the intro! And tell Dad Thank you!
     
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    @KennyAronson , welcome to the forum! Now you need to buy your dad Unscripted.
     
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    Thank you for the introduction MJ, I deeply appreciate it and I will let him know.

    But most importantly, thank you for writing such a fantastic book and creating what seems to be such a great community!
     
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    This is exactly how I have felt!! :rofl::rofl:
     

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