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So can you tell which skill i should develop and which book i should read.

Welcome!

Read up on the subjects that interest you the most. If you take the initiative to start learning now, you will have a huge leap many kids your age wont. I wish I had taken the imitative at your age rather than playing Call of Duty while dreaming one day of owning my own company.

Let Us know what your interests are and we might be able to give you more tailored recommendations.
 

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Hii everyone, i am prince and i have join fastlane forum recently after reading millionaire fastlane . I am 14 years old and wanted to be an entrepreneur. So can you tell which skill i should develop and which book i should read.
Hey Prince!

After, reading Unscripted , and preferably the Great Rat Race Escape . You'll need a specialised skill that you can monetise.

There's a bunch of them out there, but I'd imagine you can't physically go out much? (That's how it was for me anyway).

If so, learning an online skill you can utilise for your future businesses might be the way to go!

Here's a list of some I've seen on the forum:

Web design
Web development
Copywriting
Blog writing

By no means is this list exhaustive, but try them all and see which one you like best, and can bring the most value to people for. Then go all in on it!

Best of luck!
 

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Hey Prince!

After, reading Unscripted , and preferably the Great Rat Race Escape . You'll need a specialised skill that you can monetise.

There's a bunch of them out there, but I'd imagine you can't physically go out much? (That's how it was for me anyway).

If so, learning an online skill you can utilise for your future businesses might be the way to go!

Here's a list of some I've seen on the forum:

Web design
Web development
Copywriting
Blog writing

By no means is this list exhaustive, but try them all and see which one you like best, and can bring the most value to people for. Then go all in on it!

Best of luck!
Thanks
 

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Welcome!

Read up on the subjects that interest you the most. If you take the initiative to start learning now, you will have a huge leap many kids your age wont. I wish I had taken the imitative at your age rather than playing Call of Duty while dreaming one day of owning my own company.

Let Us know what your interests are and we might be able to give you more tailored recommendations.
Thanks i want to contribute to the world and want to enjoy my life. Not like everyone in visual world or any slowlaner.
 

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My son quite enjoyed “Built To Sell” when I gave it to him to read aged 11. It’s a story, and insightful.
 

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The Millionaire Next Door. Will teach you that over 50% of being rich is not wasting money.

So don't waste money, don't get fat, and sure, have lots of sex, but don't get married or get some girl pregnant until you're 30.
 

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Hi Prince

Welcome aboard.

The Book of Joy with the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu - listen to the audio book. Charming authors.
The War of Art - amazing, for those wanting to battle through writer's block etc to get art done.
The Miracle Morning - enjoy your life, starting in each morning.
The Elements of Style - make sure you communicate clearly and professionally.

Hope this helps!
 

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Hi Prince

Welcome aboard.

The Book of Joy with the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu - listen to the audio book. Charming authors.
The War of Art - amazing, for those wanting to battle through writer's block etc to get art done.
The Miracle Morning - enjoy your life, starting in each morning.
The Elements of Style - make sure you communicate clearly and professionally.

Hope this helps!
Thanks i will read all of this book
 

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Hii everyone, i am prince and i have join fastlane forum recently after reading millionaire fastlane . I am 14 years old and wanted to be an entrepreneur. So can you tell which skill i should develop and which book i should read.
Hi prince, I am a bit older but still an entrepreneurship student. Last summer, I read Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. I really suggest you to read it
 

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Last summer, I read Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Sofia, great suggestion. I just read that this year and agree wholeheartedly.

Prince, I thought of a few more.
Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown and
Atomic Habits by James Clear

There are many great books to read after devouring MJ’s books. If you’d like more suggestions, tell us more about yourself and your dreams / goals / aspirations.

One more thing: for achievers reading this, GoodReads.com provides a fun way to track your books and feel the joy of checking each one off your list. I have an All-Time Favorites shelf there with books that have made the biggest difference.
 

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When I was about 12/13 I read a book something like “The Power of Positive Thinking for Young People”. It really helped shape my life.
 

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There might only be an audiobook version, but How to be a No-Limit Person by Dr. Wayne Dyer is something I wish my 14 year old self had listened to.
 

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The Millionaire Next Door. Will teach you that over 50% of being rich is not wasting money.

So don't waste money, don't get fat, and sure, have lots of sex, but don't get married or get some girl pregnant until you're 30.
Agreed with TMF .
(although I do know 30-year olds who STILL have no business having a life partner or kids...one can be a grown-up and still do rubbish even a child is ashamed of doing)

Michael Masterson's Ready, Fire, Aim has some good discussions on the different stages of a company, and how to go from zero revenue, to the next hundred thousand, to the millions. But mind that Masterson' background is in direct response marketing...and there's some criticisms on the book here:


Here's a list of some I've seen on the forum:

Web design
Web development
Copywriting
Blog writing
Speaking of copywriting...
I also liked Masterson's copywriting-focused books 'Copy Logic' and 'Great Leads'.
Copy Logic is about how to edit your sales copy, while Great Leads tells you how to start your sales messages according to your market/customer's awareness.
 

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Sofia, great suggestion. I just read that this year and agree wholeheartedly.

Prince, I thought of a few more.
Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown and
Atomic Habits by James Clear

There are many great books to read after devouring MJ’s books. If you’d like more suggestions, tell us more about yourself and your dreams / goals / aspirations.

One more thing: for achievers reading this, GoodReads.com provides a fun way to track your books and feel the joy of checking each one off your list. I have an All-Time Favorites shelf there with books that have made the biggest difference.
I am a indian and the education system is not good here. It is good but only for the people who want to become doctor, engineers, etc. But i m not interested in that. I want to be a entrepreneur. Want to run multi billion dollar company. And at before 30 or 25.that's all my dream is and i want to enjoy my life.
 

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Awesome, Prince. Keep up the great work. Read one of those books and let me know how it goes. You will also enjoy Richard Branson’s autobiographies. That guy went through some crazy experiences!
 

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Awesome, Prince. Keep up the great work. Read one of those books and let me know how it goes. You will also enjoy Richard Branson’s autobiographies. That guy went through some crazy experiences!
Abcause
 

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After reading though this thread and some of the recommendations, I think that there isn't one book you should read, but several. When I started my entrepreneurial journey at age 27, I had already got a lot of partying and chasing girls out of my system. In fact, reading Rich Dad Poor Dad is what actually made me stop partying and start working hard. You might not need that book if you already have the mindset but it is for sure a top 10 for everyone. Then, do no confuse these two books: MILLIONARE NEXT DOOR is not MILLIONAIRE FASTLANE . Millionaire Next Door teaches you that to become rich you almost for sure need to be frugal FIRST. Don't waste money if you're trying to achieve a bank account full of...money!

Millionaire Fastlane agrees with this message. If I remember correctly neither of the books give you the typical "for the price of a cup of coffee per day you could be rich," because that's not saving you much. But other things are: no Tesla, big house, kids, wife who isn't on board, and spending $100 when you go out to party every Friday, etc. Buy a 2010 Honda Civic, rent an apartment, don't have kids now, and only spend $40 at the bar.

In fact, you need both of these books. Millionaire Fastlane could be misinterpreted as saying, "It doesn't matter what you spend it matters what you make." That's true up to a certain point (even I pay for the better coffee). But even MJ DeMarco would say that you should not "invest" in a $400k house when you make $60k/year. Millionaire Next Door could be misinterpreted as saying if you're cheap for 40 years, you'll be a millionaire. Again, true up to a point, but working at Walmart and being cheap ain't getting you no where!

Combine these books. Be frugal. Buy all you need and some of what you want. But don't buy a jetski or camper van if you're only going to use those things twice a year.
 
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Then, do no confuse these two books: MILLIONARE NEXT DOOR is not MILLIONAIRE FASTLANE .
Great point. I’m glad you caught that. I noticed that too earlier in the thread but forgot to mention it. If you want, save the money you’d spend on Millionaire Next Door (unless you can get it for free) and just be frugal as you build your first Productocrasy.

By the way Prince, it would not hurt at all to start swinging at the plate early. Yes read read read but don’t wait for someone to give you permission to start your first business.
 

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Great point. I’m glad you caught that. I noticed that too earlier in the thread but forgot to mention it. If you want, save the money you’d spend on Millionaire Next Door (unless you can get it for free) and just be frugal as you build your first Productocrasy.

By the way Prince, it would not hurt at all to start swinging at the plate early. Yes read read read but don’t wait for someone to give you permission to start your first business.
Abcause,I m making a website as my first business . I dont know web design and other things but with the help of wordpress i m trying to make. My website has crashed several time after working weeks and this has happen several time. But every time it crashed i learn a new thing about how it can crash and what i should do next time to prevent it. I know book dont help me if i dont implement it. Thats why i m making this. Even i fail in my first website. It doesn't matter much because it will give me some lesson that i will have. And i can use it in future.
 

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I can recommend : The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson, it was a life changing book for me because it was the first book I discovered about the power of the Process and who tiny but sustained little progresses can make a huge difference over time.
 

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