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Discussion in 'Forum Introductions (Who are you!?)' started by IronMike, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. IronMike

    IronMike New Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED

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    Hi everybody

    So I was never really good at school, I got mostly bad grades from everything except English (I'm Finnish), mathematics and philosophy. I never found the passion to study hard, I was more interested in doing the stuff I want to do. And as I have got older (27 now) I notice all my friends who did better at school are now going up in the corporate world. Seems like everyone has finished studies in a university and landed a professional job, at least judging by their Linkedin profiles. I kinda feel sad for them after reading TMF, they probably think they're going places and on the right path to wealth but they're just corporate slaves destined to climb the ladder in never-ending unsatisfactory pursuit.

    As for me, I finished high school and went on to study automotive engineering only to find out that the educational system sucks. I almost quit after the first year but then I decided to give it a one last shot by applying for an internship at a local BMW dealership. I got the job, and I fared well but at the time I happened to stumble upon a certain young entrepreneur in YouTube called Robert Himler (RIP). I just wondered how this guy in his 20s can afford a fleet of supercars and how he's gotten there. I did my research and ended up on his forum (FarFromIt) where I quickly expanded my knowledge on entrepreneurship and fortified my beliefs that anything is possible. Soon after, while still living at my parents, I quit my job and started to pursue entrepreneurship full on. I read a few books and started learning how to code, I had a few business ideas, a supplement review website (lol), another website promoting Internet Security and a t-shirt selling company. Needless to say, they didn't make a dime.

    My mother didn't get what I was doing and gave me two choices: get a job or go to school. So after pondering for a while, I thought it would be a good idea to go back to school to study IT! I learn to code and also keep my mama happy. Mistakes were made. Basically I went over the same bullshit that I did back in my Automotive studies. I suffered for two years, moved out and quit school. At this point my entrepreneurial dreams were long forgotten. I could only think about getting a job and paying my bills. So for the last 3 years I've worked my a$$ off trying to make a place for myself in the world.

    Then one night, it all changed. I was driving home from a friend and thought to myself "is this all there really is?". As I was driving my hyundai I imagined what would it be like to drive an Aventador instead. Something snapped inside my head, at that moment I decided I would do anything to get an Aventador (I know, silly). I got home and instead of resuming my saved game on Witcher 3, I pulled out my laptop and opened my ebook collection. And there it was.. The Millionaire Fastlane. I bought it back in 2012-13 when it was recommended by someone in the late Robert Himler's forum, but I never got to reading it, I was too busy executing my stupid ideas at the time. I started reading and after the first two chapters I felt so stupid, looking back at all the stuff I have done wrong. I was mad at myself for allowing me to slip from my Fastlane in the past. I finished the book and decided there's no other way in life for me, my FTE was that night driving back home to play Witcher. And ever since then (2 weeks ago), I have realigned everything in my life to support my entrepreneurial journey. My mindset went through a complete overhaul, I'm all about that Fastlane now. OFFENSE BABY!
  2. MJ DeMarco

    MJ DeMarco Raving Lunatic Staff Member Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR Summit Attendee

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    Some meaning and purposes are silly. I admit, for me it was a Lambo as well.

    It doesn't matter as long as it is personal to you and doesn't hurt others.

    Once you achieve it, new meaning and purposes will arise.

    Welcome to the forum.
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  3. ProcessPro

    ProcessPro Bronze Contributor Speedway Pass

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    I too had TMF lying around and procrastinated reading it. I put it off by a few years. How I wish I read it earlier. Better late than later tho. Welcome. Time to make it happen bro!
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