MJ DeMarco Quotes

Who is MJ DeMarco?

M.J. DeMarco is the pen name of Michael John Composto, a former limo driver, self made millionaire and author of multiple great business books.

'The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime', 'Unscripted: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship' and 'The Great Rat-Race Escape: From Wage Slavery to Wealth' are his three best-selling and very quotable books.

After selling his online business for a couple of millions, DeMarco is semi-retired and resides in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.

He now runs the Fastlane Forum and helps entrepreneurs to create fastlane businesses and live the unscripted lifestyle, free from the rat-race.

Born October 27, 1969

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Best 358 Quotes by MJ DeMarco | Page 1 of 12

“Accept reality: There are no shortcuts. Real change requires a real process.”

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“Anything worthwhile in life will require a worthwhile effort.”

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“Create yourself a mathematical equation that scales, then work that equation to death while acting, assessing, and adjusting along the way.”

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“Creators produce products, services, books, information, inventions, it doesn’t matter so as long as:

A) Your creation can eventually become separate from your time.
B) You can scale your creation to a level that can change your life.”

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“Entrepreneurship is about improving, more so than inventing the next hot thing.”

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“Equations that scale make their owners rich.
Equations that do not, make their owners slaves to the system of trading time for money.”

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“Failure is natural to success. Expect it and learn from it.”

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“He who thinks the idea owns nothing. He who executes the idea owns everything.”

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“I’d rather live in regret of failure than in regret of never trying.”

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“If you accept conventional wisdom from conventional people living conventional lives, can you expect to be anything but conventional?”

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“In many ways, your first customer as an entrepreneur is like your first kiss or your first love.”

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“It is easier to live in regret of failure than in regret of never trying.”

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“Many people want to change their life, but they are not willing to change their choices, and ultimately this changes nothing.”

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“Money is proof you helped your fellow man.”

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“Starting a business is a big decision. Treat it with cursory interest, and your business resembles a hobby. And businesses that are run like hobbies pay like hobbies.”

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“The sweat of success is failure… if you’re not willing to get wet, you’re not willing to succeed!”

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“Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.”

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“The ultimate definition of insanity is to prostitute your Monday through Friday for the paycheck of Saturday and Sunday.”

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“Thou shalt not invest in a needless business. Thou shalt not trade time for money. Thou shalt not operate on a limited scale. Thou shalt not relinquish control. Thou shalt not let a business startup be an event over process.”

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“Toxic relationships drain energy and detract from your goals to be extraordinary.”

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“You cannot ask Wall Street to give you a 4000% return in one year.”

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“Your choices are made in a moment, and yet their consequences transcend a lifetime.”

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The Great Rat Race Escape Quotes

“A lottery-degree is a skill or profession that has excess supply with little to no demand which makes a job in the field like a casino bet.”

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“A mediocre idea with great execution could be worth tens of millions.”

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“A person who lives in moderate comfort will rarely find the motivation to fight the status quo.”

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“A six-day workweek makes our slavery (and its discomfort) too obvious, so we’re gifted an extra day of comfort and consumption to engorge our complacency.”

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“A strong goal acts like a GPS or a lighthouse for behavior.”

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“Action-faking gives you a faux sense of accomplishment, often stimulating a dopamine release with ineffective action.”

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“An old education rarely fits a new opportunity.”

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“Attach a powerful story to your company or its products, and you will sell more.”

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“Before you can impact millions, you have to learn how to impact one.”

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“You only have a boss if you choose to! Nobody is making you serve these masters.”


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