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First of all.. thank you MJ. Although you don’t know me, through your book you are one of the most influential people in my life.

I first read TMF when I was 19 and still in school. A friend gave it to me and it changed my whole perspective on the economic world. My friend and I started flipping items like videogames and calculators and we made the first money on ourselves. I also created an ebook in self help and sold it around 70 times. No big money, but I remember when I sold the first copy on kdp and it totally flashed me.

Then I graduated from school and.. was too afraid on actually going into the Fastlane. I made an apprenticeship as a salesman on a German premium car brand but soon realized that this is not a route to success. I remember when my supervisor showed me his paycheck about 1.800€ and thought he was a big fish, told me I can reach that as well. I was like.. “1.8k. Are you f*ckn serious??”. 3 weeks later I left the company.

First I had no idea what to do with my life and tried many different things like being a Teacher, working for a big travel company, going to University and so on, but there was always a reason not to do these things for life: Limitations

I got really frustrated about the failures, but the real FTE was at the lowest point in my life. It was New Years Eve 2019/2020 and I had no real job, no money, no plan and lived with my girlfriend on the attic of her parents. I felt like I’ll never reach anything in life. But I made a decision.

I decided to not going to University, not going for a regular life and finally started to believe in myself to join the entrepreneurial route. And because I didn’t give a f*ck at this point anyway, I shaved my head to make the commitment that I no longer try to be normal.

From this point, my life turned. First steps where selling my Xbox and Nintendo and I decided to get a job so I can leave the damn attic.
I got a job as a driver for beverages and worked around 180 hours/month. I hated it but it was also nice because for the vast majority I was on the streets with no boss around me, listened to podcasts and audiobooks. I also got around 30% of the paycheck extra in tips from the people I served. (Highly recommended entry lvl job!)

When I came home I took 2 hours every evening to read about business and psychology and learned English. On the weekends, I flipped more expensive stuff like iPhones, projectors and Playstations to make some extra cash. I repeated this process for 8 months and finally had enough money to move into a 2 bedroom apartment.

Then my friend from school looked for someone to hire. Considering his age he is a beast of an entrepreneur and while I struggled in life, he build an E-commerce business making midsize five figures in revenue to this point. I got the job from him and because we were only 2 people in this company, I learned everything about this E-Commerce, from logistics and sourcing to sales, Seo and customer support. This also was my first location independent job and I enjoyed this freedom from the beginning. We also did really well when the pandemic came and increased the revenue many times over.

Now I feel in the best position to start my own path. I have 6 months+ of living costs in savings, live pretty well but on low costs and have a good amount of real world experience. I decided 1 month ago to learn graphic design as an own skill because I think I can add this useful to my current skillset and I think basic SEO + Graphic Design are core online skills. Actual steps are to raise my skillset so I can build some capital, then I’ll decide if I build an own business in E-Commerce or SaaS.

I’m here to make new friends, learn from your experience and help where I can.


Cheers!

Seba
 

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