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MJ DeMarco

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Celebrate REAL INDEPENDENCE on your INDEPENDENCE DAY weekend.

I'm happy to announce that my next full length book (444 pages, 16 hours Audible) is now available with a release date of Tuesday June 29th, 2021.

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##### SUMMARY

UNSCRIPTED - The Great Rat Race Escape : From Wage Slavery to Wealth, How to Start a Purpose Driven Business and Win Financial Freedom for a Lifetime
(Yes, really long but I was able to get to work on the cover!)

By all appearances, Jeff and Samantha Trotman are living the American Dream. But behind the white picket fence, they endure an American Nightmare. With little time for each other, a pile of debt, and Ferrari taste on a Ford budget, the ruse of affluence is killing them. Two respectable jobs and a lovely suburban house paint a pretty picture, but behind the ink is a broken marriage rife with meaningless work and dead dreams. And now, with an unplanned pregnancy, they’re facing a mid-life crisis twenty years early.

With little time and looming bankruptcy, the Trotmans are forced to face the red-pill truth they long denied: They were living, but they weren’t alive. Determined to resurrect their life and their marriage, the Trotmans plot a rat-race escape—only to find themselves more thickly in it.

As tensions rise and hope fades, follow along step-by-step as the Trotmans pivot to a new strategy and a new career: starting a business as entrepreneurs.

While they navigate their journey, you’ll learn 120 wealth-building strategies and principles that your mainstream financial guru won’t dare reveal—actionable concepts that will help you profit your way into the Unscripted 1%, an emerging economic class of entrepreneurs who enjoy a lifetime of freedom emancipated from miserly living and Wall Street's "save, pray, and wait" paradigm. Discover how one family escapes the rat-race grind and wins a lifetime of financial freedom, leaving behind the tyranny of meaningless jobs and mediocre living— and how you can too.

  • The Bad Math Principle: Why most people will never escape the rat-race, much less earn financial freedom.
  • The 1/5/10 Strategy: How this one simple exercise will unearth your ultimate dream life while establishing a decision framework for its reality
  • The Honeypot Principle: Why the financial media's "invest a $100/mo for 40 years in indexed-funds" narrative is part of the same rat-race scheme, just a different side of the same rigged coin.
  • The Dual Change Strategy: The two divergent sides of change and how it can make you a fortune.
  • The Value Skew Strategy: How to find literally 1000s of business ideas and why you never need to "disrupt" or invent anything new or novel.
  • The Millionaire Payday Strategy: How to spot opportunities to hire yourself and earn an instant millionaire-making income.
  • The Cinderella Principle: Why starting a business based on a cultural trend or a fad is a horrible idea.
  • The Perseverance Strategy: Never struggle with motivation again; the four necessary ingredients to tap into unlimited motivation and determination, regardless of the obstacles in your way.
  • The Triangulated Value Strategy: Learn how to never quit three-feet from gold: The 3-pronged strategy in maximizing marketing yields while also illuminating the "quit or continue" decision.
  • and over 110+ more!
Don’t let the rat-race and its co-conspirators proclaim your life as non-essential. Don’t let the rat-race entice you to save your life away for the promise of an elderly retirement. Don’t let the rat-race lull you into a tedious existence medicated by television, video games, and trivial sporting events.

Go Unscripted , escape the rat-race, and win your happily-ever-after.

##### DOWNLOAD SAMPLE CHAPTERS
>>> If you'd like to download the first 40 pages, visit here.
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So excited for this!

I got a bunch of family and friends this is going right out to as well.

Hope the launch goes great and thanks for another amazing book MJ!
 

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The MailCheat(Chimp) Subscribers Box isn't working properly. I can't use any of my email addresses.

1. Error tells me, that I have to enter a valid email adresse. Maybe the user box for email query is actually for login purposes?

2. Please make the subscription Box more mobile friendly. I can't see the first two letters when I tip in the email adresse or the name on the left side.

P.S. Can't wait for the new Book. I'm jacked to the tits.
 

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I just shit my pants in excitement.

Working my way through Unscripted atm :)
 

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I read the first 40 pages today and the whole time I was comparing it to my life and what I'm currently going through. I can't wait to read the entire book! I'm going to start with the paper copy and eventually purchase it on Audible.

If I'm already on the list, will I get access to an advanced copy as well? Or do I have to sign up additionally on the link?

FYI, there is an error on page 24. The very last line that says, "realized" should be "realize."
 

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How do these read in Kindle format? I had unscripted in paperback and really liked being able to dog ear sections and highlight what I want. I've never had a book I would reference like this in kindle format. Always been a 1 and done with digital books.
 

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I smell a bestseller. Pre-ordered. Also happy to read an early review copy (signed up for the list but won't read the first 40 pages—I prefer to read the entire thing).
 
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If I'm already on the list, will I get access to an advanced copy as well? Or do I have to sign up additionally on the link?

Advanced copies will be limited, but if you act fast whenever the email comes, you should be able to get one.

Advanced copies will also be limited to how fast I can acquire stock, the printing queue at my printer is backlogged. So I might be limited here.

Thanks for spotting the error as well.

How do these read in Kindle format?

Like any other Kindle book I would guess. Sounds like you are like me, I prefer paperbacks and Audiobook over e-readers.
 

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Advanced copies will be limited, but if you act fast whenever the email comes, you should be able to get one.

Advanced copies will also be limited to how fast I can acquire stock, the printing queue at my printer is backlogged. So I might be limited here.

It was a little unclear so I went ahead and adding myself to the new mailing list. Maybe I'm on both now, maybe it's all the same. I'll be checking my email regularly.
 

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Celebrate REAL INDEPENDENCE on your INDEPENDENCE DAY weekend.

I'm happy to announce that my next full length book (444 pages, 13 hours Audible) is now up for pre-release with a release date of Tuesday June 29th, 2021.

##### SUMMARY

UNSCRIPTED - The Great Rat Race Escape : From Wage Slavery to Wealth, How to Start a Purpose Driven Business and Win Financial Freedom for a Lifetime
(Yes, really long but I was able to get to work on the cover!)

By all appearances, Jeff and Samantha Trotman are living the American Dream. But behind the white picket fence, they endure an American Nightmare. With little time for each other, a pile of debt, and Ferrari taste on a Ford budget, the ruse of affluence is killing them. Two respectable jobs and a lovely suburban house paint a pretty picture, but behind the ink is a broken marriage rife with meaningless work and dead dreams. And now, with an unplanned pregnancy, they’re facing a mid-life crisis twenty years early.

With little time and looming bankruptcy, the Trotmans are forced to face the red-pill truth they long denied: They were living, but they weren’t alive. Determined to resurrect their life and their marriage, the Trotmans plot a rat-race escape—only to find themselves more thickly in it.

As tensions rise and hope fades, follow along step-by-step as the Trotmans pivot to a new strategy and a new career: starting a business as entrepreneurs.

While they navigate their journey, you’ll learn 120 wealth-building strategies and principles that your mainstream financial guru won’t dare reveal—actionable concepts that will help you profit your way into the Unscripted 1%, an emerging economic class of entrepreneurs who enjoy a lifetime of freedom emancipated from miserly living and Wall Street's "save, pray, and wait" paradigm. Discover how one family escapes the rat-race grind and wins a lifetime of financial freedom, leaving behind the tyranny of meaningless jobs and mediocre living— and how you can too.

  • The Bad Math Principle: Why most people will never escape the rat-race, much less earn financial freedom.
  • The 1/5/10 Strategy: How this one simple exercise will unearth your ultimate dream life while establishing a decision framework for its reality
  • The Honeypot Principle: Why the financial media's "invest a $100/mo for 40 years in indexed-funds" narrative is part of the same rat-race scheme, just a different side of the same rigged coin.
  • The Dual Change Strategy: The two divergent sides of change and how it can make you a fortune.
  • The Value Skew Strategy: How to find literally 1000s of business ideas and why you never need to "disrupt" or invent anything new or novel.
  • The Millionaire Payday Strategy: How to spot opportunities to hire yourself and earn an instant millionaire-making income.
  • The Cinderella Principle: Why starting a business based on a cultural trend or a fad is a horrible idea.
  • The Perseverance Strategy: Never struggle with motivation again; the four necessary ingredients to tap into unlimited motivation and determination, regardless of the obstacles in your way.
  • The Triangulated Value Strategy: Learn how to never quit three-feet from gold: The 3-pronged strategy in maximizing marketing yields while also illuminating the "quit or continue" decision.
  • and over 110+ more!
Don’t let the rat-race and its co-conspirators proclaim your life as non-essential. Don’t let the rat-race entice you to save your life away for the promise of an elderly retirement. Don’t let the rat-race lull you into a tedious existence medicated by television, video games, and trivial sporting events.

Go Unscripted , escape the rat-race, and win your happily-ever-after.

##### HOW TO ORDER

>>> Pre-Order on Kindle.
>>> If you'd like to download the first 40 pages, visit here.
>>> Paperback and Audible Audiobook available on June 29th, 2021
>>> If you'd like to get an advanced copy (BEFORE June 29th) please register above to receive the first 40 pages and you will be added to an advanced list.

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Got my 40! Pre-ordered on Kindle! Hoping I get an advance hard copy! Can't wait!
 

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A little backstory...

When I originally started writing the story in this book, my goal was to take the introductory story (Chapter 1) from Unscripted Book 1 and carry it forward.

But then I realized writing about a single man with little responsibility (no wife, no family, no kids) was taking the easy way out.

So the book starts out very similarly to Unscripted Book 1 (the guy jolted awake in the morning) but it carries forward with entirely different circumstances, namely a child coming due and a dead marriage looming...

And here's more info (copied from the thread on the INSIDE).

On reflection, I tried to make the book resemble the 1999 blockbuster movie, the Titanic. In that production, the central story is about a sinking boat, but the side-plot is a love story.

In this book, the central story is about escaping the rat-race, but the side-plot is how one couple reignites their marriage and deals with past traumas.
 
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haven't read it yet, any chance this will be in print at some point? if so, I'd buy some.
 

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haven't read it yet, any chance this will be in print at some point? if so, I'd buy some.
looks like new replies came in while I had this up for commenting... can't wait to get my hands on a paper copy!
 

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A little backstory...

When I originally started writing the story in this book, my goal was to take the introductory story (Chapter 1) from Unscripted Book 1 and carry it forward.

But then I realized writing about a single man with little responsibility (no wife, no family, no kids) was taking the easy way out.

So the book starts out very similarly to Unscripted Book 1 (the guy jolted awake in the morning) but it carries forward with entirely different circumstances, namely a child coming due and a dead marriage looming...
Can't wait to read it !

I am completely in this situation of having a wife and 2 kids while starting to work on jumping off of the Script (except I love my wife and definitely wanted to have kids).
Anyway, I like the new approach which will, for sure, be complementary to your 2 first books.
I'm so excited !
 
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Celebrate REAL INDEPENDENCE on your INDEPENDENCE DAY weekend.

I'm happy to announce that my next full length book (444 pages, 13 hours Audible) is now up for pre-release with a release date of Tuesday June 29th, 2021.

##### SUMMARY

UNSCRIPTED - The Great Rat Race Escape : From Wage Slavery to Wealth, How to Start a Purpose Driven Business and Win Financial Freedom for a Lifetime
(Yes, really long but I was able to get to work on the cover!)

By all appearances, Jeff and Samantha Trotman are living the American Dream. But behind the white picket fence, they endure an American Nightmare. With little time for each other, a pile of debt, and Ferrari taste on a Ford budget, the ruse of affluence is killing them. Two respectable jobs and a lovely suburban house paint a pretty picture, but behind the ink is a broken marriage rife with meaningless work and dead dreams. And now, with an unplanned pregnancy, they’re facing a mid-life crisis twenty years early.

With little time and looming bankruptcy, the Trotmans are forced to face the red-pill truth they long denied: They were living, but they weren’t alive. Determined to resurrect their life and their marriage, the Trotmans plot a rat-race escape—only to find themselves more thickly in it.

As tensions rise and hope fades, follow along step-by-step as the Trotmans pivot to a new strategy and a new career: starting a business as entrepreneurs.

While they navigate their journey, you’ll learn 120 wealth-building strategies and principles that your mainstream financial guru won’t dare reveal—actionable concepts that will help you profit your way into the Unscripted 1%, an emerging economic class of entrepreneurs who enjoy a lifetime of freedom emancipated from miserly living and Wall Street's "save, pray, and wait" paradigm. Discover how one family escapes the rat-race grind and wins a lifetime of financial freedom, leaving behind the tyranny of meaningless jobs and mediocre living— and how you can too.

  • The Bad Math Principle: Why most people will never escape the rat-race, much less earn financial freedom.
  • The 1/5/10 Strategy: How this one simple exercise will unearth your ultimate dream life while establishing a decision framework for its reality
  • The Honeypot Principle: Why the financial media's "invest a $100/mo for 40 years in indexed-funds" narrative is part of the same rat-race scheme, just a different side of the same rigged coin.
  • The Dual Change Strategy: The two divergent sides of change and how it can make you a fortune.
  • The Value Skew Strategy: How to find literally 1000s of business ideas and why you never need to "disrupt" or invent anything new or novel.
  • The Millionaire Payday Strategy: How to spot opportunities to hire yourself and earn an instant millionaire-making income.
  • The Cinderella Principle: Why starting a business based on a cultural trend or a fad is a horrible idea.
  • The Perseverance Strategy: Never struggle with motivation again; the four necessary ingredients to tap into unlimited motivation and determination, regardless of the obstacles in your way.
  • The Triangulated Value Strategy: Learn how to never quit three-feet from gold: The 3-pronged strategy in maximizing marketing yields while also illuminating the "quit or continue" decision.
  • and over 110+ more!
Don’t let the rat-race and its co-conspirators proclaim your life as non-essential. Don’t let the rat-race entice you to save your life away for the promise of an elderly retirement. Don’t let the rat-race lull you into a tedious existence medicated by television, video games, and trivial sporting events.

Go Unscripted , escape the rat-race, and win your happily-ever-after.

##### HOW TO ORDER

>>> Pre-Order on Kindle.
>>> If you'd like to download the first 40 pages, visit here.
>>> Paperback and Audible Audiobook available on June 29th, 2021
>>> If you'd like to get an advanced copy (BEFORE June 29th) please register above to receive the first 40 pages and you will be added to an advanced list.

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Got the email last night. Sat down & read the book in one sitting.

I really enjoyed the storyline & fictional characters as I partially identified with the characters in the book as me & my wife are still on the path to financial independence.

While reading, I remember hi- fiving myself for not financing with credit our wedding, cars, mortgages(rented instead). While also regretting that I hadn't taken concrete action earlier in life to start on my fastlane journey.
 
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oh baby, a triple!

if I'm being perfectly honest I probably shouldn't read this book since I've already read MJ's other two and I strongly doubt there's going to be a ton of new actionable info, meaning reading this would for me basically just be another form of action-faking and procrastinating...

but let's be real, there's no way I'm not reading it. 'new MJ book' = sold.
 
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You did take "millionaire" off the title of your book hahaha looking forward to reading it!

Will you create a new profile tag on the forum "I read Unscripted 2"?
 

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if I'm being perfectly honest I probably shouldn't read this book since I've already read MJ's other two and I strongly doubt there's going to be a ton of new actionable info, meaning reading this would for me basically just be another form of action-faking and procrastinating...

There's some new info but essentially it's a new format to crystallize and watch the Fastlane/Unscripted philosophy in action with a true-to-life story.

Will you create a new profile tag on the forum "I read Unscripted 2"?

I will.
 

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Congrats on the new book. I'm going to get this book for some fellow soldiers in Pvt. Witt's army, will readers be totally lost if they do not read the first two books or can your 3rd book be read out of sequence?
 
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will readers be totally lost if they do not read the first two books or can your 3rd book be read out of sequence?

It can be read out of sequence. Each book can stand on its own and they need not have read anything I wrote prior. Thank you for the recommendations if you do indeed pass it on...
 

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