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Authors: M.J. DeMarco

Tags: #Business & Economics, #Entrepreneurship, #Motivational, #New Business Enterprises, #Personal Finance, #General

The Millionaire Fastlane

Table of Contents
 
  1. Title Page
  2. Fastlane Resources
  3. Testimonials
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Introduction
  8. PART 1: Wealth in a Wheelchair…“Get Rich Slow” is Get Rich Old
  9. CHAPTER 1 -- The Great Deception
  10. CHAPTER 2 -- How I Screwed “Get Rich Slow”
  11. PART 2: Wealth is Not a Road, But a Road Trip
  12. CHAPTER 3 -- The Road Trip to Wealth
  13. CHAPTER 4 -- The Roadmaps to Wealth
  14. PART 3: The Road Most Traveled: The Sidewalk
  15. CHAPTER 5 -- The Sidewalk Roadmap
  16. CHAPTER 6 -- Has Your Wealth Been Toxified?
  17. CHAPTER 7 -- Misuse Money and Money Will Misuse You
  18. CHAPTER 8 -- Lucky Bastards Play the Game!
  19. CHAPTER 9 -- Wealth Demands Accountability
  20. PART 4: Mediocrity: The Slowlane Roadmap
  21. CHAPTER 10 -- The Lie You've Been Sold: The Slowlane
  22. CHAPTER 11 -- The Criminal Trade: Your Job
  23. CHAPTER 12 -- The Slowlane: Why You Aren't Rich
  24. CHAPTER 13 -- The Futile Fight: Education
  25. CHAPTER 14 -- The Hypocrisy of the Gurus
  26. CHAPTER 15 -- Slowlane Victory … A Gamble of Hope
  27. PART 5: Wealth: The Fastlane Roadmap
  28. CHAPTER 16 -- Wealth's Shortcut: The Fastlane
  29. CHAPTER 17 -- Switch Teams and Playbooks
  30. CHAPTER 18 -- How the Rich Really Get Rich!
  31. CHAPTER 19 -- Divorce Wealth from Time
  32. CHAPTER 20 -- Recruit Your Army of Freedom Fighters
  33. CHAPTER 21 -- The Real Law of Wealth
  34. PART 6: Your Vehicle to Wealth: YOU
  35. CHAPTER 22 -- Own Yourself First
  36. CHAPTER 23 -- Life's Steering Wheel
  37. CHAPTER 24 -- Wipe Your Windshield Your Clean
  38. CHAPTER 25 -- Deodorize Flatulent Headwinds
  39. CHAPTER 26 -- Your Primordial Fuel: Time
  40. CHAPTER 27 -- Change That Dirty, Stale Oil
  41. CHAPTER 28 -- Hit The Redline
  42. PART 7: The Roads to Wealth
  43. CHAPTER 29 -- The Right Road Routes to Wealth
  44. CHAPTER 30 -- The Commandment of Need
  45. CHAPTER 31 -- The Commandment of Entry
  46. CHAPTER 32 -- The Commandment of Control
  47. CHAPTER 33 -- The Commandment of Scale
  48. CHAPTER 34 -- The Commandment of Time
  49. CHAPTER 35 -- Rapid Wealth: The Interstates
  50. CHAPTER 36 -- Find Your Open Road
  51. CHAPTER 37 -- Give Your Road a Destination!
  52. PART 8: Your Speed: Accelerate Wealth
  53. CHAPTER 38 -- The Speed of Success
  54. CHAPTER 39 -- Burn The Business Plan, Ignite Execution!
  55. CHAPTER 40 -- Pedestrians Will Make You Rich!
  56. CHAPTER 41 -- Throw Hijackers to the Curb!
  57. CHAPTER 42 -- Be Someone's Savior
  58. CHAPTER 43 -- Build Brands, Not Businesses
  59. CHAPTER 44 -- Choose Monogamy Over Polygamy
  60. CHAPTER 45 -- Put It Together: Supercharge Your Wealth Plan
  61. Appendices
  62. APPENDIX A: Reader Reflections
  63. APPENDIX B: The 40 Fastlane Lifestyle Guidelines

by MJ DeMarco
Copyright 2011 MJ DeMarco, All rights reserved.

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher. The only exception is by a reviewer, who may quote short excerpts in a published review.

Published by Viperion Publishing Corporation
PO Box 93124, Phoenix, AZ 85070
http://www.viperionpublishing.com

ISBN EBOOK: 978-0-9843581-1-3
ISBN PAPERBACK: 978-0-9843581-0-6
Library of Congress Control Number: 2010934089

Cover design by MJ DeMarco
Interior design by Fiona Raven
Printed in the USA

The information presented herein represents the view of the author as of the date of publication. This book is presented for informational purposes only. Due to the rate at which conditions change, the author reserves the right to alter and update his opinions based on new conditions. While every attempt has been made to verify the information in this book, neither the author nor his affiliates/partners assume any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, or omissions.

Additional Fastlane Resources:

Fastlane on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/TheMillionaireFastlane

Discuss the Fastlane!
http://www.theFastlaneForum.com

Fastlane Articles
http://www.FastlaneEntrepreneurs.com

MJDeMarco
http://www.MJDeMarco.com
http://www.twitter.com/MJDeMarco

The Millionaire Fastlane
http://www.theMillionaireFastlane.com

TESTIMONIALS

“The Fastlane mentality is a refreshing perspective on growing wealth in time to enjoy it. I am so tired of the traditional advice of working hard and saving gradually. This Slowlane approach was not working for me. MJ helped me realize what was possible, and I am 'accelerating' faster than I could have imagined. My business and my net worth is growing every day. I hate to imagine where I would be today without The Fastlane.”
-- Skyler R., Idaho Falls, Idaho

“Before I discovered The Fastlane, I had the opinion that money had to be earned by working for someone else 10 hours a day for at least 50 years. I thought that making millions was only for those who had either rich parents or luck. Now I know better-making millions neither requires rich parents nor luck. It requires the knowledge of how to make those millions. And through the Fastlane, I was able to acquire this knowledge.”
--Florian F., Augsburg, Germany

“To say that your advice and the 'Fastlane principles' you teach have changed my life is an understatement. I KNEW there was a better life out there, but I had become frustrated about how to reach it. After reading months of your free advice in the free Fastlane Forum, it all started coming together for me. I began to see WHY I was living paycheck to paycheck, and I decided then that I was going to escape it. Four years later, I have almost quadrupled my net worth. I have saved and invested more in the past few years then many of my friends in their 30s. Furthermore, at 26 years old now, the education I have received in the past four years far exceeds anything I could have learned in college.”
-- Mike G.,Washington, New Jersey

“The Fastlane has taught me how to think BIG and realize that a 9–5 job is not the answer. I will soon graduate college and not be worried with interviews. Thanks!”
--Luke M., Durham, North Carolina

“If it weren't for the Fastlane, I'd still be looking at a pencil-pushing future, living a life of frugality with suppressed dreams, and dreading rolling out of bed every single day. Thanks to MJ and the Fastlane community, my mind, life, and doors have opened up like I never could have imagined! I'm on track to leave my J-O-B lifestyle in the dust, speeding off into the sunset with exuberance and abundance!”
--Matt J., Orlando, Florida

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

To Cakes:
Thank you for being both a mother and a father, and for the selfless sacrifices you made for your children. I am graciously indebted by your haunting, motherly taunts of “Get a job, baby!” which inspired me to rebel against financial mediocrity …

To Michele Hirsch:
Not sure this book would exist if it weren't for your words of encouragement and support during those early, “studio apartment” years. Nope, I didn't forget.

To the Fastlane Forum community:
Thank you for the constant reminders that I had a job to finish.

PREFACE

The “Lamborghini Prophecy” Completes

The Millionaire Fastlane
is the echo of a chance encounter I had long ago when I was a pudgy teenager. It was a Fastlane ignition of consciousness, a resurrection triggered by a stranger driving a mythic car-a Lamborghini Countach. The Fastlane was born, and with it the resolution and belief that creating wealth need not take 50 years of financial mediocrity devoured by decades of work, decades of saving, decades of mindless frugality, and decades of 8% stock market returns.

Often, this book references the Lamborghini brand, and it isn't to brag when I say I've owned a few. The Lamborghini icon represents the fulfillment of a prophecy in my life. It innocently started when I saw my first Lamborghini and it kicked my ass out of my comfort zone. I confronted its young owner and asked a simple question: “How can you afford such an awesome car?”

The answer I received, unveiled in chapter 2, was short and powerful, but I wish I had more. I wish that man had taken a minute, an hour, a day, or a week to talk to me. I wish that young stranger would have mentored me on how to get what I thought the Lamborghini represented: wealth. I wish that man had reached into his car and given me a book.

Fast-forward to today. As I endanger the streets in my Lamborghini, I relive that same moment except in role reversal. To celebrate my Fastlane success, I bought one of these legendary beasts, a Lamborghini Diablo. If you've never had the opportunity to drive a car that costs more than most people's homes, let me tell you how it works: You can't be shy. People chase you in traffic. They tailgate you, rubberneck, and cause accidents. Getting gas is an event: people snap photos, enraged environmentalists give you the evil eye, and haters insinuate about the length of your penis-as if owning a Hyundai implies being well endowed. Mostly, people ask questions.

The most frequent questions come from leering and inquisitive teenagers, as I was many years ago: “Wow, how can you afford one of these?” or “What do you do?” People associate a Lamborghini with wealth, and while that's more an illusion than anything (any dimwit can finance a Lamborghini), it's indicative of a dream lifestyle that most people conceive as incomprehensible.

Now when I hear the same question I asked decades ago, I have the power to gift a book and perhaps, to gift a dream. This book is my official answer.

INTRODUCTION

The Road to Wealth Has a Shortcut

There's a hidden road to wealth and financial freedom, a shortcut of blinding speed where you can achieve wealth in youthful exuberance over elder entropy. Yes, you don't have to settle for mediocrity. You can live rich, retire four decades early, and live a life that most can't. Sadly, the shortcut is cleverly camouflaged from your view. Instead of the shortcut, you're led down a paralyzing road to mediocrity-a dulled cornucopia of financial stratagem tailored to the slumbering masses, a legion of mandates that sacrifices your wildest dreams in favor of numbed expectations.

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