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About MJ DeMarco
MJ DeMarco is a semi-retired entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and international best-selling author whose books have been translated in over 25 languages worldwide. He is the current founder of Viperion Publishing Corp., a media company focused on online and print content distribution. He also is admin/founder for The Fastlane Forum, the web's leading destination forum for start-up, finance, and entrepreneurial business discussions.
Before embarking into the world of writing and authorship, he was the former start-up Founder/CEO of Limos.com (1997-2007), a global ground transportation aggregator and marketplace that he successfully built and grew into a profitable multi-million dollar company, all with no money, no formal training, and with just a few employees. In 2001, he sold the company in an exit event but later reacquired the company via bankruptcy reorganization. He later sold the company again in 2007 to a Phoenix-based private equity company.
By refusing to accept society's default template for mediocrity (THE SCRIPT: jobs, 401(k)s, frugality, give your life savings to Wall-Street) MJ was able to retire young in his thirties without sacrificing the good life. Yes, that means he isn't playing Wall-Street's "hope, wait, and pray" game where you nervously invest all your savings into the stock market, all while commiserating over the Starbucks you couldn't drink because saving $4.12 was more important. (Do people seriously believe that sh*t?)
Currently, MJ owns a publishing company that produces, distributes, and licenses his work worldwide while contributing daily to TheFastlaneForum.com: an entrepreneurial community featuring over 50,000 entrepreneurs. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and enjoys road trips, softball, travel, fitness and nutrition, working out, and recklessly exploring the Sonoran desert on his UTV.
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Has Your Life Been Conscripted by an Economic Religion?
Learn How to Free Yourself and Your Life Through the Power of Unscripted Entrepreneurship
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 alive, but they weren’t living.
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. Here is just a little of what you will learn:
- 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.
Translated and Published Worldwide In Over 25 Languages
Has the financial plan of mediocrity and survival become your plan for wealth? That sounds something like this:
Graduate from college, get a good job, save 10% of your paycheck, buy a used car, cancel the movie channels, quit buying expensive Starbucks coffee, save and penny-pinch for decades, trust your life-savings to Wall Street, and one day, when you are oh, say, 65 years old, you can retire rich.
Since you were old enough to hold a job, you've been hoodwinked into believing that wealth can be created by blindly trusting in the uncontrollable and unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. This soul-sucking, dream-stealing dogma is known as the "The Slowlane" - a risky financial gamble that dubiously promises wealth in a wheelchair.
Accept the Slowlane as your financial roadmap and your financial future will blow carelessly asunder on a sailboat of HOPE: HOPE you can get a job and keep it, HOPE the stock market doesn't tank, HOPE for a robust economy, HOPE, HOPE, and HOPE. Do you really want HOPE as the centerpiece for your family's financial plan?
Drive the Slowlane and you will discover your life deteriorate into a miserable exhibition about what you cannot do versus what you can. For those who refuse the lifetime subscription to mediocrity, there's an expressway to extraordinary wealth capable of burning a trail to financial freedom faster than any road out there. And shockingly, this road has nothing to do with jobs, 401(k)s, indexed-funds, or a lifestyle of miserly living in a tiny house. Just some of what you will learn:
- Why jobs, 401(k)s, indexed-funds, and 40-years of mindless frugality will never make you rich young.
- Why most entrepreneurs fail and how to immediately put the odds in your favor.
- The real law of wealth: Leverage this, and wealth has no choice but to be magnetized to you.
- The leading cause of poorness: Change this, and you change everything.
- How the rich really get rich - and no, it has nothing to do with a paycheck or a 401K match.
- The indisputable mathematics of wealth: how you and any "Joe Schmo" can tap into real wealth real fast.
- Why the guru's sacred deities - compound interest and indexed fund investing - are impotent wealth accelerators.
- Why popular guru platitudes like "do what you love" and "follow your passion" will most likely keep you poor, not rich.
- And 250+ more poverty-busting distinctions...
NEWSFLASH! Your mainstream financial guru who's on 500 radio stations and lives in a $10,000,000 mansion isn't rich because he religiously follows his own advice-- he's rich because he's sold it to enough fools who believe it... in other words, he's driving The Millionaire Fastlane.
Demand more. Demand the truth. Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and educate yourself on living rich for a lifetime.
Life. Liberty. And the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship.
It is waking up in the morning and pinching yourself black-and-blue that OMG, this is my life, and it is freaking awesome. You live in your dream house, but there's no mortgage. No alarm clock, no boss, no bills. No claims on the day's time other than what you choose. It is making more money before breakfast than you made for an entire week at your last job. It is a crazy expensive car parked in your garage, a victorious symbol that your dreams no longer sleep in fantasies, but are awake with reality.
Make no mistake, this life exists. I know, because it has been mine for nearly 20 years. And in a few short years, it can be yours as well. Better, you won't need 5 tedious decades of soul-suffocating frugality, thankless jobs, and patient investing with our trusted friends on Wall Street.
Unfortunately, you have been SCRIPTED to believe that such a life is out of your reach, or only possible for a certain type of person; someone with a certain college degree, a certain amount of VC funding, or a certain LinkedIn network of connected friends from Stanford. I am here to tell you, that none of it is true.
While I have been entrepreneur most of my life, I am no one special. You won't read about me over at Tech Crunch or in some Silicon Valley newsletter. While I have been an internet entrepreneur since the old "you've got mail" AOL days, I have never been funded by venture capitalists, I have never had a payroll with more than 5 people on it, and I have never studied computer science at school.
Despite this, I am able to create profitable businesses that create the type of UNSCRIPTED life described above. We are talking five- and six-figure monthly profits with valuations in the millions. Although I have had two successful exits, do not let that scare you; it is just a welcome side effect of the process.
Make no mistake, UNSCRIPTED is not about some trendy new marketing tactic that becomes ineffectively overused within months. It's not about stock-market fairy tales and depriving yourself of life's luxuries; Amazon already has a gazillion books on such trash. UNSCRIPTED was written to change your life.
It was written for you if life has become hopeless and dissatisfying. It is for you if your weekday is held hostage by the bribery of its paycheck. It is for you if you are sick of the suck and tired of the tiresome: the breakroom gossip, the office politics, the managerial butt-kissing, and whatever else boils when multiple human beings are tossed in a box and tasked with corporate minutia. It is for you if you yearn for the creative autonomy to pursue work that matters. It is for you if you have X-ray vision and can see what your parents cannot; that life's formulaic, scripted template has become dated and flawed.
But most importantly, UNSCRIPTED is for you if you have been an aspiring entrepreneur far too long, someone who cannot turn a corner, turn a break, or turn a profit. Someone who might already own a business, but like a job, it just steals time and barely keeps the bill-paying treadmill moving until next month.
So, if you are ready for the challenge, get ready for a sh*t-your-pants revelation that everything you have been taught is bullsh*t. Legendary bullsh*t.
Heck no. The problem is the paradigm itself. You have allowed the paradigm to set the rules, call the shots, and dictate the decisions. The problem is, you have allowed ordinary thinking preached by ordinary people to produce exactly that; an ordinary life. The paradigm shift is realizing the paradigm is sh*t.
It did for me.
And it can do the same for you.
Go back to 1996 and eavesdrop on the tense 18-minute argument I unwittingly heard. An altercation between two friends. One living a dream. The other faking it. Listen in on the powerful conversation that changed the trajectory of my life and ultimately made me a millionaire— many times over.
Delivered in a raw narrative form, step into my shoes as a depressed limousine driver and five-time failed entrepreneur. Witness the argument as I did, an argument that exposed wealth’s guiding first-principles. A poignant story of sacrifice, immutable regret, and life-changing insight... a transcendent tale relevant in any year, any economy, or any country.
Discover the right questions and you’ll discover the right answers— answers that will set you free.
Based on a true story.
செல்வத்தைக் குவிப்பதற்கான விரைவுப் பாதை ஒன்று உள்ளது. அதில் பயணம் செய்தால், நீங்கள் இளமையாக இருக்கும்போதே ஒரு செல்வந்தராகிவிடலாம். ஆனால், உங்கள் கனவுகளை நிர்மூலமாக்குகின்ற மெதுவான பாதையில் நீங்கள் பயணிப்பதையே நிதி ஆலோசகர்களும், பணத்தைக் குவிப்பதைப் பற்றி எழுதுகின்ற நூலாசிரியர்களும் ஊக்குவிக்கின்றனர், அத்தகைய பயணத்தைப் பற்றியே அவர்கள் போதித்து வருகின்றனர்.
நீங்கள் உங்களுடைய கல்லூரிப் படிப்பை முடித்துவிட்டு, ஒரு வேலையில் சேர்ந்து, மிகச் சிக்கனமாக வாழ்க்கை நடத்திப் பணத்தை மி
"Geh zur Schule, finde einen guten Job, spare 10 Prozent deines Gehalts, kaufe ein gebrauchtes Auto, vertraue deine Ersparnisse der Börse an, und eines Tages, wenn du 67 bist, kannst du reich in Rente gehen." Ist dieser Finanzplan der Mittelmäßigkeit wirklich ein verlässlicher Plan, um Wohlstand zu schaffen?
Dabei gibt es eine Alternative, quasi die Überholspur zu außergewöhnlichem Reichtum. M. J. DeMarco zeigt, warum die meisten Menschen scheitern und welche Strategien und Geschäftsideen ihnen den Weg zu unbegrenztem Wohlstand in wenigen Jahren und nicht erst in der Rente möglich machen. Dieses Buch hilft, umzudenken, die Spur zu wechseln und herauszufinden, wie man ein Leben lang reich leben kann.