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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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Bought! Excited. Thank you.

#fastlaneformeplease
 

Chunkdee

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Awesome, just pre-ordered on Amazon. Such a tease with the excerpt, I don't want to wait for the end of June to keep reading!
 

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I wish I didn’t see this thread. Now I have TO WAIT?!!??
Anyway.

Congratulations on your book launch MJ. Another bestseller. Nothing beats the sentiment when you work a lot for something and others are appreciating it!

For some reason I cannot pre order on the Amazon app in the UK. Still, I’ll order as soon as it becomes available.
 

Deon M

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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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Ordered it... looks great.
 

FauxPas

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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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I'm very excited to read your next book! What was the inspiration behind making it and how is going to be different than the 2 books prior? The impression I'm getting from this is that unlike your previous two books (Which do a fantastic job explaining the Fastlane formula) this book will explain how to put the philosophy into practice, step by step, detail by detail (where it makes sense to go in-depth). I also like how you're using the married couple thing to show people who are hesitant to take risks and think it's not for them that they can still do it. So Felix Dennis must be wrong then when he says "You have to cut loose to get rich. There isn’t any other way. Cut loose from parents and family, obviously."
 

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What was the inspiration behind making it and how is going to be different than the 2 books prior? The impression I'm getting from this is that unlike your previous two books (Which do a fantastic job explaining the Fastlane formula) this book will explain how to put the philosophy into practice, step by step, detail by detail (where it makes sense to go in-depth).

The two books before it don't come complete with a full length novel demonstrating exactly how "it" is done -- "it" being launching a business and ultimately, escaping the rat race in complete financial freedom.

I think it will be the most effective demonstration of the Unscripted /Fastlane philosophy in action. Instead of talking about how it is done, the goal was to show how it is done.
 

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Pre-ordered. Can't wait to dive into it!

Funny thing, I was just thinking to myself, when will @MJ DeMarco write the next book, I've read some real stinkers last year and need something reliably good. And boom! Here we are.

Now I just have to find the inner strength to wait till June release! Ugghhh... I am not a patient person @MJ DeMarco What are you doing to me with the teaser at the start of this thread!
 

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So Felix Dennis must be wrong then when he says "You have to cut loose to get rich. There isn’t any other way. Cut loose from parents and family, obviously."

I think this is akin to Stephen King insisting that the only way to write really great books is by just having a situation, throwing your characters into the mix and GO. He says if you know the ending heading in, there leaves no room for creativity and that the story is poorer because of it. I guess he didn't realize that someone who did exactly the opposite painstakingly plotted not just one book but seven, and became the first billionaire author from it. JK Rowling's books are every bit as engaging as King's best work and prove that there is not just one way to do something great.
Pre-ordered. Can't wait to dive into it!

Funny thing, I was just thinking to myself, when will @MJ DeMarco write the next book, I've read some real stinkers last year and need something reliably good. And boom! Here we are.

Now I just have to find the inner strength to wait till June release! Ugghhh... I am not a patient person @MJ DeMarco What are you doing to me with the teaser at the start of this thread!


One thing I have learned since buying MFL when it first came out: MJ doesn't release a book unless he really has something valuable to say. I doubt we will see the annual MJ DeMarco book, ala 'Chicken Soup' or any of the other 'gurus' out there, and in a way, that's a very good thing. I will listen to anything MJ says over anything any other expert says. When I read something by someone that is in lockstep with MJ, then I give it my time. Otherwise, I don't give it a second glance. MJ's teaching has the ring of truth without any smarminess you get from other writers, even some whose advice is congruent with MJ's . He is the ONLY one I have read that I feel like doesn't just do it for the money. One thing that caught my attention early on and hasn't left me: in MFL, he says essentially, "Your reality does not negate MY reality." Basically, he says he doesn't need anyone to believe what he says because he KNOWS that what he teaches is not only possible, but PROBABLE, when you follow it. I'm rambling but basically, if MJ says it, take it to the bank...figuratively AND, eventually, literally!
 

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Didn't preorder.

Although I have had a love affair with Kindle for many years, some books are reserved for "indulging" in a comfy chair and relishing them - piece by piece. Others I order through Kindle, not expecting to reread them much, if at all.

It appears I can only order the Kindle version. So, although I had planned to preorder, I will have to wait for a hard copy I guess.

See - there is a happy ending after all! In the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock, the opening had to be shocking to get your attention.

Want to really make this special? I want an autographed copy. Don't make me drive over there - I know where you live.

Of course - congratulations of the highest order for this long-awaited masterpiece. For practical value, I am looking forward to savoring this magnum opus over and over. This is not a work to be hastily read on an electronic screen. The description alone is almost too much to bear!
 

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With backlight for night reeder out there and apps like Readwise, I prefer kindle to a hard copy book.
Five years ago it was the opposite, so I totally get the want for a nice smell of a brand new book in hard copy. Haha.
 

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Is it you reading the book for the Audible version, MJ? (Ultimately, It doesn't matter I did enjoy both previous books on Audible. Just curious.)
 
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Pre-ordered. Can't wait to dive into it!

Funny thing, I was just thinking to myself, when will @MJ DeMarco write the next book, I've read some real stinkers last year and need something reliably good. And boom! Here we are.

Now I just have to find the inner strength to wait till June release! Ugghhh... I am not a patient person @MJ DeMarco What are you doing to me with the teaser at the start of this thread!
I relate !
 

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Is it you reading the book for the Audible version, MJ? (Ultimately, It doesn't matter I did enjoy both previous books on Audible. Just curious.)

I'm reading the business sections.
The novel (story) section is being read by the guy who read Unscripted (who is a voice actor).
 

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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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Can't wait
 

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