Read Millionaire Fastlane
- Aug 13, 2007
"Fastlane" is an entrepreneur discussion forum based on The C.E.N.T.S Framework outlined in the two best-selling books by MJ DeMarco (The Millionaire Fastlane and UNSCRIPTED®). From multimillionaires to digital nomads to side hustlers who are grinding a job, the Fastlane Forum features real entrepreneurs creating real businesses with one goal in mind: Freedom— both financial and temporal.
Great post.I hope his story is true as well, but without evidence there is 0 chance it's believed.
The one thing to note for everyone defending the notion of this being just a thread to celebrate and he isn't selling anything.
That is exactly how all of the folks that have been banned from the forum went about it too. Posting this isn't for rah-rah of the crowd, you may not be selling anything, but you damn well know it gains you influence. And influence is equivalent to cash for the person most patient. If proof is easy people vet themselves or get vetted, if you can't be bothered to dig up proof, then how are you bothered to post a thread telling everyone in the first place.
I hope Ryan can be successful if at that level or above, but he's been here long enough to know how it works if he is being honest. Glad this was moved out though, that way everyone can re-focus.
@ChasingPaperAlso, I don't think the Kid was bragging. This might be the only place he feels comfortable sharing. Or at least it was.
Beyond that, for the forum generally, the assumption that being rich and having a sincere and altruistic desire to help others will dovetail in all instances is suspect anyway. Your garage can look like this:f proof is easy people vet themselves or get vetted, if you can't be bothered to dig up proof, then how are you bothered to post a thread telling everyone in the first place.
I've been thinking about this, and about what Jordan Belfort did a lot lately. Thinking...if only he'd sold people things that helped them make money - he'd probably still be a billionaire, and people would love him too. He missed a lot of opportunity to make a hell of a positive impact in people's lives.Beyond that, for the forum generally, the assumption that being rich and having a sincere and altruistic desire to help others will dovetail in all instances is suspect anyway. Your garage can look like this:
but if you're out to defraud people a few hundred bucks at a time, it hardly matters whether you're worth nine figures or nine dollars as far as the forum is concerned.
The forum missed the fact that none of the mods weighed in on this topic, through several pages. Not one comment from Allen, Andy, MJ or me.Post the whole list then, transparency right?! LOL
Some of us don't use money or wealth as a litmus test... We use lying as a litmus test. If you say you're a millionaire and you're unable to prove it then you're suspicious of being untruthful... Which puts everything else you do into question.My most venomous responses on the forum are reserved for anyone that uses that as a litmus test.
Welcome to the forum! Make YOUR story legendary. When you have a chance, stop by the introductions area and drop in a post of introduction. Glad you are here.I wish his stroy was true, but if there is no concrete proof , its kinda hard to believe...
However, a nice read though while sitting at my slowlane job
People are afraid of being themselves.One thing that I have never understood is why so many people lie. It's so weird to me.
You lie and hear someone say "hey good job" but you KNOW its not true..? So why do it.
Its also in Chess tournaments, some people use computers to win.... But they themselves will for always know that they didnt really win...? So why do it. Its so strange to me and I just dont get it.
But maybe because I have such high goals for myself and am always very honest to myself, I am very proud of my achievements. Kinda helps me sustain my self confidence. Maybe it would be easier to just lie and get some type of fake recognition. No idea.
Thanks for sharing this! A very inspiring read, exactly what I needed right now. It's a good way to look at the struggling/setback stage of early entrepreneurship; Instead of getting frustrated, understanding that you're learning a lot but also developing the important ability to persevere.For anyone interested in high quality information from a success story in their 20's, you might find this interesting:
IIRC, Ryan Allis founded iContact at 21, and was an entrepreneur at age 15. He put together a great list of life lessons in a super long powerpoint. His multi-million dollar exit from iContact can be easily verified.
Hesitant to post this for obvious reasons, but I intend to distance myself from my former persona/life anyway so what's the difference.
I joined the forum 7 years ago at the age of 15. In that time 100s of faceless people have come and gone. 99% of whom have gone back to their mediocre lives to do mediocre things. They will all be forgotten, and already have been. They gave up when it got too hard. Thankfully I never gave up the fight. And neither have you.
Heck, I even thanked MJ directly in my highschool yearbook quote, and a few other big time fastlaners from back in the early days. Thank you teachers, faculty and peers? Nah bro, thank you PhxMJ and company. (that was his old username.. and it will forever be engraved in that book).
Didn't know what the hell I was doing for the most part. I was hooked on Trump's Apprentice and Kiyosaki's books. That was my intro to business 101. It took me 7 years to figure this shit out.
I'm 23 now. I don't have to answer to anyone, or punch a clock, or do anything that I don't want to do.
Fight for your dreams. Turn off the TV NOW, not tomorrow. Do something every day to get you closer to your goals. You get one shot at life. Make it count.
Society creates so many things to distract you from where you want to be. They make you watch rich grown men play ball games, and they tell you you need to buy product xyz in order to have a life worth living. If you aren't where you want to be in life, that garbage is doing nothing but holding you back. F*ck all the noise.
There is no wisdom in the crowd.
Fight, fight, FIGHT. Get it.
Time for a new chapter to be written.
I wish the best of success to everyone here. It's out there.. you just gotta seize it.
*removing pic proof due to creepy PMs.* It has been posted (and so has been proven). Can resend proof to mods if needed*
Way to go! It's just fascinating to see how compound interest in its ' mysterious ways ' works... ;D 7 years. You've earned it.
Maybe you didn't read this post from MJ?What did you do to make your fortune?
Maybe you didn't read this post from MJ?
Maybe you didn't read this post from MJ?
So, this is an awesome lesson in itself.Yeah that's on the 7th page. I didn't make it past the first page. Just wanted to know what the dude did to make a million bucks thinking that maybe some advice is applicable to me.
I appreciate the reply and the intent behind it but the truth is.. I wasn't that interested in finding out.So, this is an awesome lesson in itself.
You didn't want to put in the time.
You just wanted the executive summary. The short cut. The road map.
There isn't one. In this thread, or elsewhere.
Your question wasn't "advice for you." It was "how did you get rich?" That's not advice. That's seeking a treasure map.
So now go back and read through the pages.
Because there IS advice in the thread that is applicable to you.
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