Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco: my take-aways

For someone who's never read a book that encourages people to take ownership of their life, develop themselves, and maybe even build their own business, this book might be eye-opening. However, I've read a lot of literature on this topic in the last 7 years or so. Some of my favorite authors that write about these things are Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, James Altucher, Ramit Sethi, Chase Jarvis, Jocko Willink, Gary Vaynerchuk, Steve Pavlina, and many more.

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How to approach job searching

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“Get paid to learn.” I heard that in an interview with Mark Cuban when I was a senior in college. I’ll paraphrase what he said: “All your life so far, you’ve been paying to learn; now it’s time to get paid to learn.” That resonated with me, and this is how I approached my job search ever since.

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To Grad School or Not?

I always thought I’d go to grad school right after college. I did my research, talked with different people, and asked for advice. I quickly realized that I needed to be a citizen of the U.S. to apply for graduate fellowships that I was interested in (which I wasn’t at the time). That’s when I made the decision to work full-time, and apply to grad school once I become a citizen. Turns out, that was one of the best decisions of my life.

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Gratefulness post

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It has always been a dream of mine to live in the United States. And by “dream,” I mean it was something I never thought would come true. Pretty pessimistic, right? But my pessimism was grounded in reality: it was nearly impossible to (legally) leave my home country and immigrate to the U.S. There are many reasons for that, and I won’t go into the specifics here. But what’s important is I knew the life I wanted to have was very difficult to achieve by living in my home country.

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