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An excellent book on how to create insane wealth and live a great life. M. J. Demarco shares the secret to becoming a millionaire at any age. And it is not the kind of advice you receive from financial gurus, parents, or friends.

The Millionaire Fastlane

The Millionaire Fastlane

by MJ DeMarco

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The Fastlane

The Fastlane is a state of wealth that is characterized by abundance. In the Fastlane, you don’t trade your time for money and are in complete control of all the wealth-generating factors.

The Fastlane lifestyle is for the people who want to retire young and don’t want to ...

M.J. DEMARCO

"The Millionaire Fastlane isn’t about being retired old with millions, but about redefining wealth to include youth, fun, freedom, and prosperity."

The get rich slow strategy that is championed by society is a losing game. It is anchored on your time, assumes that everything will go according to plan, and doesn’t involve getting rich at a young age.

If you want to get rich, take the Fastlane road.

True wealth is authored by three...

The roadmap to wealth is made up of four key ingredients:

  • Your roadmap. The roadmap is the guiding force behind the decisions you make 
  • Your vehicle. Your vehicle is you. No one can drive you to your financial destination
  • Your r...

Sidewalker mindset:

  • Debt perception: Credit allows you to buy things now. 
  • Time perception: There is enough time and you could be dead in two weeks anyway.
  • Education perception. You don't need to learn.
  • Money perception. If you have money, flaun...

Slowlane mindset:

  • Debt perception: Debt is evil.
  • Time perception: Time is abundant
  • Education perception. Educations is important as it helps earn more dollars
  • Money perception. Each and every dollar must be accounted for because money is scarce

Wealth = (Primary Income Source: Job) + (Wealth Accelerator: Market Investments)

When in the Slowlane, you mindlessly trade your life for a paycheck.

M.J. DEMARCO

"The ultimate insanity is to sell your soul Monday through Friday for the paycheck of Saturday and Sunday. Yes, give me $5 today and in return I’ll give you $2 back tomorrow. 5-for-2. No? Why? This is a smoking Deal!"

ANTOINETTE BOSCO

"Time isn’t a commodity, something you pass around like a cake. Time is the substance of life. When anyone asks you to give your time, they’re really asking for a chunk of your life."

MICHAEL LANDON

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows."

The Fastlane mindset:

  • Debt perception: Debt is useful as it allows one to grow their system
  • Time perception: Time is far more important than money
  • Education perception. Learning is important for growth
  • Money perception. Money is everywhere. It r...

The Fastlane is a business system while the Slowlane is a job. In the Slowlane, you trade your time for your employer’s cash while in the Fastlane, wealth is driven by a business system.

The Fastlane wealth equation looks like this:

Wealth = Net Profit + Asset Value

M.J. DEMARCO

"Instead of digging for gold, sell shovels. Instead of taking a class, offer a class. Instead of borrowing money, lend it. Instead of taking a job, hire for jobs. Instead of taking a mortgage, hold a mortgage. Break free from consumption, switch sides, and reorient to the world as producer."

M.J. DEMARCO

"You could own the best hotel in the world located on the best beach in California, but if customers are treated like inconveniences and requests go unfulfilled, they won’t return."

  • Rental systems. Real estate is an example of a rental system that produces a recurring monthly income
  • Computer/software systems. The internet and software programs have created more millionaires than any other system in history
  • Content systems. Content systems are systems of ...

The more lives you affect in an entity you control, in scale or in magnitude, the richer you become. 

To exploit the Law of Effection, your business needs to make an impact of either scale or magnitude, or both. 

Within our Fastlane wealth equation, “scale” and “magni...

  • To get to the Fastlane, you need a well-oiled and ready vehicle and that vehicle is you. You are the one responsible for making the journey.
  • You can’t pay yourself first if you don’t own yourself. To own yourself, create a corporation that divorces you from the act of business.

1. Worse Case Consequence Analysis (WCCA). Analyse potential consequences before making a decision.

2. Weighted Average Decision Matrix (WADM). Weigh the various decisions and see which one is better.

  • The commandment of need. Businesses satisfy the needs of people. Don’t chase money. Rather, look at how your business will help other people.
  • The commandment of entry. As entry barriers to a business fall, or lessen, the effectiveness of that road...

The Fastlane is a conglomeration of information that creates potential speed. You understand the Fastlane roadmap and its wealth equation. You’ve dumped the Sidewalk and the Slowlane.

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