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SamuraiRod

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This will be a part introduction, part reference for me when I hit my goals and update the forum for how I got there ( or here since I am also reading this in 202X)

A little bit about me... My mother is a nurse, my father is a bus driver. They immigrated to the U.S. when I was about 5, and have been doing whatever they can to help me and my younger siblings live a fulfilled life. I am currently 20 years old.

Though I have always lived a modest middle-class life, something was missing. I was at the top of my class in high school. Always got good grades and never struggled with homework. But my classmates around me, who I formerly considered unintelligent, were talented in sports, music, arts, business, hustling, relationships etc... I felt like a failure since the only damn talent I could muster was to study for a Calc test the night before and pass it. I sat on the bench of the football team and played with the freshman since I was big but hit like a squishy ball. I feared rejection like a rat with the bubonic plague, and refused to take risks with myself or females for that reason.

Going to college was a decision my mom made for me. Everyone saw a smart guy with a bright future in engineering, but I saw a failure with no hope for fulfillment. I mean, who in the right mind would invest 5 figures into a defective product? Surely not I.

I was a zombie, dead on the inside without a real goal, hope or dream. However, something happened in the middle of my sophomore year of college. Like most wantrepreneurs, I experienced my first taste of entrepreneurship through an MLM. Well, 2 different MLMs. Let me tell you, I was sold on the dream like I was on crack. Webinars with people taking shit from nobody and working of their own dreams. Meetings with success-focused people who read more than they eat or sleep. And most importantly, attending a convention with millionaires and finding out how human and normal they are.

I have since left the MLM scene for good, not having made a single sale on anything and investing over $1000 in products and such. I feel this was a necessary investment, as my life hasn't been the same. I went from reading the occasional online article to reading Think & Grow Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Psychocybernetics, and books of the sort. My role models went from random Youtubers to Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Gary Vee, Patrick Bet-David, Myles Munroe and many other successful names you can think of.

The more I learn, the less about the money it becomes. Every bit of knowledge I gain crafts a new dream in my mind of building institutions, speaking internationally, and inspiring others to break free of their mental hurdle.

As of 10/30/2018, my income is exactly $4160 from being a RA at my university. I fully intend to make no less than 25x this current amount before I graduate, and 250x this current amount before I turn 25. My plan of action for this is shaky at the moment, but I am prepared to do whatever I can to get there. Discovering this forum from a thread on Reddit may have been one of the best things I have ever done. Reading through a few Gold posts already has me hooked.

I know there is a lot I have to improve on, and unseen hurdles that I need to run headfirst into in order to achieve my goals. However, I REFUSE to live my life as an indoctrinated robot designed only to eat, sleep, and die. 90% of people around me talk about how they worry about tomorrow and take whatever life dishes to them. I think about how many people I will help in the future and leading the masses to a greater destiny. I choose to live! Success is my duty!
 
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This will be a part introduction, part reference for me when I hit my goals and update the forum for how I got there ( or here since I am also reading this in 202X)

A little bit about me... My mother is a nurse, my father is a bus driver. They immigrated to the U.S. when I was about 5, and have been doing whatever they can to help me and my younger siblings live a fulfilled life. I am currently 20 years old.

Though I have always lived a modest middle-class life, something was missing. I was at the top of my class in high school. Always got good grades and never struggled with homework. But my classmates around me, who I formerly considered unintelligent, were talented in sports, music, arts, business, hustling, relationships etc... I felt like a failure since the only damn talent I could muster was to study for a Calc test the night before and pass it. I sat on the bench of the football team and played with the freshman since I was big but hit like a squishy ball. I feared rejection like a rat with the bubonic plague, and refused to take risks with myself or females for that reason.

Going to college was a decision my mom made for me. Everyone saw a smart guy with a bright future in engineering, but I saw a failure with no hope for fulfillment. I mean, who in the right mind would invest 5 figures into a defective product? Surely not I.

I was a zombie, dead on the inside without a real goal, hope or dream. However, something happened in the middle of my sophomore year of college. Like most wantrepreneurs, I experienced my first taste of entrepreneurship through an MLM. Well, 2 different MLMs. Let me tell you, I was sold on the dream like I was on crack. Webinars with people taking sh*t from nobody and working of their own dreams. Meetings with success-focused people who read more than they eat or sleep. And most importantly, attending a convention with millionaires and finding out how human and normal they are.

I have since left the MLM scene for good, not having made a single sale on anything and investing over $1000 in products and such. I feel this was a necessary investment, as my life hasn't been the same. I went from reading the occasional online article to reading Think & Grow Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Psychocybernetics, and books of the sort. My role models went from random Youtubers to Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Gary Vee, Patrick Bet-David, Myles Munroe and many other successful names you can think of.

The more I learn, the less about the money it becomes. Every bit of knowledge I gain crafts a new dream in my mind of building institutions, speaking internationally, and inspiring others to break free of their mental hurdle.

As of 10/30/2018, my income is exactly $4160 from being a RA at my university. I fully intend to make no less than 25x this current amount before I graduate, and 250x this current amount before I turn 25. My plan of action for this is shaky at the moment, but I am prepared to do whatever I can to get there. Discovering this forum from a thread on Reddit may have been one of the best things I have ever done. Reading through a few Gold posts already has me hooked.

I know there is a lot I have to improve on, and unseen hurdles that I need to run headfirst into in order to achieve my goals. However, I REFUSE to live my life as an indoctrinated robot designed only to eat, sleep, and die. 90% of people around me talk about how they worry about tomorrow and take whatever life dishes to them. I think about how many people I will help in the future and leading the masses to a greater destiny. I choose to live! Success is my duty!
Welcome. Interesting story. I too was good at school so it seemed natural to go to University. It's probably taken me a couple of decades to "get over" that.

Anyway, add MJ to the list of people to follow, and make sure you read his two books.
 

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Welcome to the forum! It seems like you are really are motivated to get started and change your life for the better. I wish you the best at this and hope you reach your targets of x25 and x250 your income in the time frame you have set out for yourself.

One of the things I like to do is set myself lifestyle goals for example where I want to live, what sort of house, the car I want to drive and the travel I want to do. I feel that its an easier measure of progress and it helps keep you focused as your life improves. Numbers are cool but the milestones don't feel as significant as lifestyle ones.
 
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SamuraiRod

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Welcome aboard. Love that you've come full circle from MLM/pyramid schemes to trying to provide some real value.

Look forward to what you have to contribute!

Thank you very much! Unfortunately, I know some bright people still caught up with it. The appeal for MLM's is there but I feel strongly that I can provide enough value to society through my own ventures.
 

SamuraiRod

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Oct 29, 2018
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Welcome. Interesting story. I too was good at school so it seemed natural to go to University. It's probably taken me a couple of decades to "get over" that.

Anyway, add MJ to the list of people to follow, and make sure you read his two books.

Thank you! It doesn't help much when society makes you choose between engineer, doctor, or failure :rofl:. I will add MJ and most definitely read those books. He seems like a great man for being able to create a mastermind forum like this. Is there anyone else I should follow or connect with?
 

SamuraiRod

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Oct 29, 2018
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Welcome to the forum! It seems like you are really are motivated to get started and change your life for the better. I wish you the best at this and hope you reach your targets of x25 and x250 your income in the time frame you have set out for yourself.

One of the things I like to do is set myself lifestyle goals for example where I want to live, what sort of house, the car I want to drive and the travel I want to do. I feel that its an easier measure of progress and it helps keep you focused as your life improves. Numbers are cool but the milestones don't feel as significant as lifestyle ones.

Thanks for your insight! I've heard of visualization being effective so I actively try to keep to that. Seeing myself in different countries, vehicles, and around successful people. I'll be sure to write them down though for my personal success!
 
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