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Publisher's Summary

Has the "settle-for-less" financial plan become your plan for wealth? That plan sounds a little something like this:

"Graduate from college, get a good job, save 10% of your paycheck, buy a used car, cancel the movie channels, quit drinking expensive Starbucks mocha lattes, save and penny-pinch your life away, trust your life-savings to the stock market, 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 to believe that wealth can be created by blindly trusting in the uncontrollable and unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. I call this soul-sucking, dream-stealing dogma "The Slowlane" - an impotent 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 the economy rebounds, hope, hope, and hope. Do you really want hope to be the centerpiece of your family's financial plan?

Drive the Slowlane road and you will find your life deteriorate into a miserable exhibition about what you cannot do, versus what you can. For those who don't want a lifetime subscription to "settle-for-less", there is an alternative; an expressway to extraordinary wealth capable of burning a trail to financial independence faster than any road out there. And shockingly, this road has nothing to do with jobs, 401(k), mutual funds, or a lifestyle of mediocrity.

Demand more. Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.

©2011 Viperion Corporation (P)2012 Viperion Corporation

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Best I have read in a long time

What made the experience of listening to The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime the most enjoyable?

I own a business that's pretty successful but not fast lane yet like I want because I need to work on scale but MJ is dead on with his 5 commandments of fast lane business and his 3 types of people. Also he isn't a guru trying to lure you into buying more his stuff. He is truth.

Who was your favorite character and why?

MJ because he is real and I know from experiences that what he is saying is true.

What does MJ DeMarco bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I can identify with him.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Truth the Gurus Don't Want You to Know

Any additional comments?

I hope to meet MJ some day. He has inspired me to jump back into my business and rev the engine for the fast lane.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!

I almost did not purchase this book because of the title, but I'm so glad I did! This could very easily be the best book I've read in years. I currently earn an above average income (low 6 figures). Even though I can afford a good living, I feel like saving through my 401k is not getting me anywhere fast. As a former financial advisor, I believe the author's ideas are sound and he confirms why I felt like a fraud every time I pitched stocks and mutual funds. While it has been done, it is extremely difficult to make big gains in the stock market. It's mainly a really slow game that takes more than a couple decades to work. This book presents a mental state rather than a step by step plan. The author gives many examples of fast track success stories and most importantly, he doesn't sell any of the content as "get rich easy". Oh, and there's no up selling attempts within this book!

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Terrible... there is no other word for it.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I see this book as a type of theft. I don't know of anyone who would benefit from being mugged except perhaps the mugger.

Has The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but I will be more careful next time when shopping self-help.

Would you be willing to try another one of MJ DeMarco’s performances?

Good heavens no.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

This is a how-not-to book. How not to be rich. Chapter after chapter, hours and hours of what not to do ad nauseam.

Any additional comments?

I've been a member of Audible for many, many years. This is the first time I'm going to ask for a refund. It is that bad.

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Good insights, over the top condescension

MJ undoubtedly has pretty good thoughts and guidance when it comes to money and has fresh insights and stories from his life. The content of the book itself was helpful and actionable.

The listening experience was spoilt for me by his constant condescension, made up of thinly veiled insults and rhetoric. I know this is his persona for the book and how he stands out, but I didn't care for that too much.

I felt that the chapter break music was very jarring as well.

25 of 30 people found this review helpful

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12 hours of fluff

Any additional comments?

This audiobook is very difficult to listen to on 1x speed. The author/narrator spends about 10 hours telling you how a typical "slow lane" to wealth (college education, saving for retirement, frugality) is stupid. The first 16 chapters have absolutely no advice whatsoever in them. I can't believe how this was published. It should be 2 hours long.

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Cracking the code = Not going to find it here.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Practical advice, next steps, solid tools for listener to use.

Has The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I'll not buy another book from this author though.

What three words best describe MJ DeMarco’s performance?

Self-consumed, pompous, immature

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Very little. Frankly can't think of anything he has shared that was helpful except for my thinking I should learn how to code and build my own websites.

Any additional comments?

DeMarco breaks down his basic theory on sucess breaking success into two groups, slow lane success and fast lane success. I'm in chapter 15 and so frustrated listening to the same damning example after example after example of slow lane success techniques. Each example of how other people are stupid comes dripping with an all knowing attitude while avoiding any tangible steps for you to make going forward. Granted I'm only in Chapter 15 so haven't listened to the bitter end but all I've suffered through could have been easily summarized in one chapter.Have you ever been trapped with someone who can't stop talking about themselves and how smart they are and sharing their opinions on how the world works? DeMarco may know how to make money for himself but his book is desperately short on valuable insight as to how you might be able to do it. I can sum up what I've heard so far in a couple sentences. All I keep hearing is how awesome he is, what a great life he has and how if I'm smart I'll want to be like him.Saving money, investing in mutual funds or stocks or anything like that is stupid "slow lane" thinking. You need to come up with an idea to make money like I did with my internet company and make money in the fast lane! - Now you'll be waiting to hear details or formulas helping you do the same but they won't be there. You'll just keep hearing those same two lines over and over. I'm 9 hours and 12 minutes into a 12 hour book and so far that's all I've gotten out of it. So much of it is telling you that life is short. I feel like I've wasted 9 hours of it listening to this book. I'm giving up.

57 of 71 people found this review helpful

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90% lecturing, 10% how to

90% lecturing, 10% how to get to fast lane. Too much chastising people for being idiots.

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The Real Deal

What made the experience of listening to The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime the most enjoyable?

The author himself read the book, and has a very conversational tone. I felt as if he was in the room/car with me.

What did you like best about this story?

This was based upon the author's experience. There was no stories about people who wished, hoped and dreamed they'd be rich- this guy tells you how to actually make it happen.

What about MJ DeMarco’s performance did you like?

His tone was earthy and conversational. Felt like you met him at the bar and you talked with him for hours.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely.

Any additional comments?

Once you're done listening to people tell you to meditate, look at your goals 50x's a day and hope and dream about being rich then you're ready for this book.

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Tell it like it is

If you could sum up The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime in three words, what would they be?

Leverage Value Customer-obsessed

What other book might you compare The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime to and why?

I would compare this to Rich Dad Poor Dad, but without the gloom and doom that Kiyosaki spouts.

What does MJ DeMarco bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Brutal honesty, humor and cutting through the fat.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Great advice book on the criteria to look for a business that will scale and reach the most audience. MJ smashes down the whole "do what you love, follow your passion" mantra out there. It's more about providing value to others with passion and hard work.

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great message watered down by constant repetition

The first half of the book is painfully lacking and repititious.The second half is great and extremely substantial. The narrator(who is also the writer) while has great energy sounds more like a salesman, which did not appeal to me. if you can get past the bland first half you will be treated a some wonderful lessons later on.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Chewy
  • 02-21-16

Read this, just read it, I loved it

I really loved this book, I'm going to read it again. So insightful, challenging, current & just what I needed. I nearly overlooked this book cause of the title, thankfully I took a leap of faith. This is how it is, no nonsense, honest and blunt.

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  • Halesquad
  • 10-20-16

Great book and message from a guy who has succeede

This is a book I would highly recommend as the author has been there and done that. Save yourself loads of time and get the shortcut to wealth.

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  • harjit dhesi
  • 10-11-16

A MUST READ BOOK!

After reading this book I re-evaluated my fastlane, although already on the fastlane it became clear that my vehicle wasn't the right one, as it would get me to where I want to be BUT not where I know I can now get, I was selling myself short and accepting my ceiling.

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  • Mark Williams
  • 09-27-16

Fantastic advice but you have to follow through.

Just do it! Ideas without action are nothing.

An excellent book with lots of good advice and stories. Some times the points seem slightly laboured but they get the point across well.

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  • Rosie_days
  • 05-01-18

You need a hit internet business in order for this to be relevant

Liked the first few chapters, but a lot of the book refers to needing an internet business, distribution business or software businesses in order to make money, as well as investing your millions into municipal shares, I just found him annoying and full of BS, sure he’s rich but he’s narrow minded and it’s his way or no way.

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  • Jason Denison
  • 09-26-16

Brilliant book!

This book has to be the most honest of all the books I have read on business and finance. MJ is goes in to detail about all the scammers out there who just try to take your money.

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  • Trevor Patterson
  • 08-29-16

Excellent

I feel like this is a new beginning for me and my family thank you MJ

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  • AbdulWahid
  • 08-25-16

Amazing Book

Learned so much and took Notes too. Finished listening in 2 Days, very interesting. Thank you very much

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  • Yoseph
  • 08-20-16

"Supercharged" my focus and energy

What did you like most about The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime?

Down to earth presentation and very relatable to any situation, even though living in the UK. The book hit the nail on the head 100% of the time with every aspect of the subject it covered and didn't take hour long detours in resources and links to websites like other books in this category! The book flowed perfectly and being in my 20's I often find books like this are patronising to younger generations... Definitely not the case here!

This book has completely changed my perception on life and I plan to take what I've learned here to the next level.

Thank you Mr. MJ DeMarco!

Who was your favorite character and why?

DeMarco captured his life story very quickly but in great detail whilst being incredibly relevant and never going off on a tangent without good cause or just to generate a bit of humour... Greatly received!

Any additional comments?

Absolutely! But unfortunately my commutes to work aren't long enough!

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  • AJ-Iredale
  • 08-12-16

Absolute beast of a book!

Straight to the point, makes you understand the importance of attracting wealth rather than chasing wealth. Highly recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-16

This book was awesome

You must decide if you want to drive on the slow lane or the fast lane!! It's your own damn vault

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-18

MJ really has cracked the code

The theory of time in this book really cracks the code how to live rich.

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  • Charles Lee
  • 04-05-18

great book

helps me write my book. author knows how ti be an entreprenuer. i look forward to applying to his success

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-18-17

love it

would reccommend to any one looking to make it in 2017 as an entrepreneur or even as a wage slave

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  • Diego
  • 07-18-17

Many people liked it. I didn't.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Honestly, the book is so repetitive and full of useless contents that makes you feel like stopping it after the first 3 chapters.
However, I've got some good hints and I won't be returning it, but 12 hours for this book is by far not worth it. If you watch the recap on youtube you have the same result in less than 5 minutes.

Would you ever listen to anything by MJ DeMarco again?

No

How could the performance have been better?

Too repetitive and filled with obvious statements.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-13-17

A total game changer

This was certainly a great book! It's full of insights and strategic approaches.
I have a clearer vision for my future endeavours now.

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  • Kathleen
  • 05-11-17

Hated this book!

god forbid you are over 40 and not successful according this this blow hard author. Found all his values are wrapped totally around a dollar bill. Overrated car sales man! yuk!

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  • Jesse
  • 03-24-17

Don’t be fooled by the cheesy and spammy title

This book will challenge your traditional perspectives and paradigms about your money and your time.

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  • sanela
  • 01-18-17

best book, changed how I think and made me act.

best book I've listened to so far, moved me to action. highly recommend this one. don't skip over it and don't ignore the advice

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  • M. Freesia
  • 10-17-16

Don't waste a credit here.

One of the very few books I've found unlistenable on Audible. Positive reviews for this title are baffling to the point of being suspicious. I couldn't even make it to the halfway mark.

What it is: a testosterone-laden adolescent worldview with very little actionable advice.

If someone like this dude can become a millionaire in record time, you can too. You're welcome!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful