Unscripted

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship
Narrated by: Scott Thomas
Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
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You live in your dream house, but there's no mortgage. No alarm clock, no boss, no bills. No claims on the day's time other than what you choose. It is making more money before breakfast than you made for an entire week at your last job. It is a crazy expensive car parked in your garage, a victorious symbol that your dreams no longer sleep in fantasies, but are awake with reality.

Make no mistake, this life exists. I know, because it has been mine for nearly 20 years. And in a few short years, it can be yours as well. Better, you won't need five tedious decades of thankless jobs, buzz killing frugality, and patient investing with our trusted friends on Wall Street.

Unfortunately, you have been scripted to believe that such a life is out of your reach, or only possible for a certain type of person. Someone with a certain college degree, a certain amount of VC funding, or a certain contact list of connected friends from Stanford. I am here to tell you, that none of it is true.

While I have been entrepreneur most of my life, I am no one special. You won't read about me over at Tech Crunch or in some Silicon Valley newsletter. While I have been an Internet entrepreneur since the old "you've got mail" AOL days, I have never been funded by venture capitalists, I have never had a payroll with more than five people on it, and I have never studied computer science at school.

Despite this, I am able to create profitable businesses that create the type of unscripted life described above.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 MJ DeMarco (P)2017 Viperion Corporation

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Top 5 Entrepreneurship of all time!

I don’t ever usually read two books by the same author because most authors no matter how good they are have so much bleed over from their other books that it’s basically like reading the same book over but reworded a little bit. However, this book stands a lone from MJ’s ‘the millionaire fast lane’. Anyone wanting to start a business should read both of his books. There are so many terrible “do what you love” or “think yourself to success” books out there and they’re all the same, bullcrap! This book isn’t like any of them. It’s the reality of business and entrepreneurship, no sugar coated but brutally honest.

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I read 120 books / year. This is n*1 !

Don't let the 18 hour time-price-tag discourage you.
In this book are major golden nuggets for anyone living unscripted !

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A dense listen with some nuggets

I have a friend who loves this book and has read it three times. It took me a few weeks to get through it once on Audible. There's some good stuff in there, but I bet the book could be edited to half it's size without losing anything.

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A wake up call for those wanting more out of life

MJ has done it again.
Unscripted is a prequel to The Millionaire Fastlane, in my opinion, although both books stand alone.
The book covers all the underlying things required to get the right mindset and create valuable businesses that serve and add value to the world, while allowing you to become wealthy and be untethered from a J.O.B.
Read/listen to it multiple times to allow the message to sink in.

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Making money, yeah. Cut the rant though.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Absolutely. I love the author's "let's get it done" philosophy, but later on in the book it just feels like a rant. He even starts backlashing about fat-shaming.
Honestly, I just want to learn about entrepreneurship. I don't need a social commentary (complete with excessive cussing).

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Despite my previous comments about the book turning into a social commentary, it's well worth the purchase.
I wouldn't call this a story, but the information offered in three quarters of this title makes it worth while.
Like I said, however, it later turns into a social commentary (yawn).

Have you listened to any of Scott Thomas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but this voice actor is amazing. He kept me up late at night with his enthusasm -- despite the title being extremely long.

Who do you think would benefit most from listening to Unscripted?

Anyone looking to get ahead in life, or planning on opening (or wanting to improve on) their business.

Any additional comments?

Overall, the book is worth the purchase. It is well written, and narrated fantastically.

I just want to turn it off when I start to hear the rant about people the author doesn't believe are putting enough into life. Frankly, he sounds like a bit of a bully near the end; but that won't stop me from taking good info and using it to my advantage.

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Must Listen!!!

I really enjoyed The Millionaire Fastlane, and this book is a great follow up to that masterpiece. There is a fair bit of strong language, but if you can look past that it is well worth the listen. Candid, honest to a fault, and just telling it like it is. I loved the dry sarcastic overtones, they serve to emphasize how ridiculous modern economic slavery really is. Narration was well done, very professional and easy to listen to, so I'm pleased with the overall experience.

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Hopeless, don't waste your time

It's not that I disagree with the author for his views infact I completely agree to what he said in his first book - Millionaire Fast Lane which was so much more valuable and pleasing to hear... I heard that book more than 5 times until now and I still love it! However, this book is just not worth it since there's nothing new in this book... Lot of filler and very abrasive language with same message. Stick with the first book only since it's enough to get your thinking on the right track. MJ understands that his first book was hit and so wants to leverage his reputation to make same money again from his second book.. Have returned this already and listening to the first book (fast lane) - its so interesting and engaging...

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Priceless, most valuable book in startups

It's an amazing journey to listen to the book. I admire the author for not caring about being politically correct and gave his advice plain and simple.

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Good but

Not as good as the first book. The author introduced a good material but contradict himself several times. He started with a good (known) fact that our lives are scripted and I promise to unscript it for you. Fine, then he start an unnecessary war against personal finance authors by making fun of their basics: saving, changing the way to view money, alter the bad money-management behavior, investing, giving more getting...etc.
Fine again, then he spend some chapters giving advice about how to find the perfect business and how to manage it, which was the best part pf the book. Finally, and here’s the strange part, the author starts giving the same personal finance advice that he waged war against those who gave it to their readers. He endorses saving and changing the way we should view money and offers ways to invest in stocks and bonds and how to split our money....

The three stars rating is basically just for the business part, all other chapters are just a mix of humor and bad-wording the “scripted” mentality

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Highly Recommended

My go to entrepreneurship book. Nice job MJ. Would love to cross paths with you sometime.

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  • Victor
  • 07-11-17

A must in your library

Amazed with the content, this author know what he is talking about. Go for it!

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  • van Dijk
  • 08-09-19

precious gems under a layer of repetitive ranting

valuable insights notwithstanding the repetitive rant to unscript oneself. entrepreneurship is hard work, but worthwhile.

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  • HANNAH WEST
  • 02-16-19

So much better than Tony Robins

Exposes all the crap that fools most people. A must read for entrepeuneurs. So much inspiration from this. This guy is not an energy sucking narcissist like so many so called gurus are. Thanks MJ, so glad I found both of your books!!

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  • Dr A Kabir
  • 12-24-17

Thanks

Opened eyes to opening a business helpful to anyone wanting to make a change in their lives add value first

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  • anon jon
  • 12-20-17

More of the same straight talking

If you liked the millionaire fastlane then this is the natural progression. I have just finished listening once and plan on listening again at least twice to cement the ideas.

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  • ben halpin
  • 12-01-17

Excellent book

This book kicks you in the ass and picks you back up all at the same time to go lead a different life

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  • misha jessel kenyon
  • 11-04-17

Amazing life map, but a few unhelpful biases

This booked is packed full of vital insights - a must read for anyone who wants to live a unrestricted life. There are a few sections which buck this trend, where MJ chooses to impart is biases as wisdom e.g you shouldn’t trust companies that spend money on advertising - yet he goes on to say that advertising is a great growth accelerator if you have a productocracy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-15-20

Amazing book from MJ DEMARCO

A great follow up to millionaire fast lane. Great , practical straight talking advice from a person who practices what he preaches. Highly recommended for anyone who is thinking of becoming an entrepreneur or existing entrepreneurs who are stuck in a rut and need a psychological boost.

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  • Jodie
  • 12-26-19

Good Narration

This is worth a listen if you are in to self help or advise books.

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  • Ash F.
  • 12-26-19

Read. Now.

Wow what a breath of fresh air. In the midst of all the bs written in this day and age, Unscripted shines through like no other. Read it right now.

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  • "zyst"
  • 12-10-17

Gone Downhill Dont Buy

Long winded angry rehash of his first book with a huge chip on his shoulder. Heaps of swearing, berating, negative stories with many confusing anecdotes that dont add value. Not sure who this book was aimed at but it failed to deliver.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-20-19

Do not buy this

Not very helpful
reads like a rant
if you have come to the conclusion you dont want to be a worker ant, this book has no further value.

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  • Caidz
  • 01-17-19

Nothing new

If you've read the Millionaire Fastlane you can literally skip the first half of this book. It's just a giant rant with nothing new.

I loved Fastlane so I picked this up, but it really rehashes everything that was in the previous book. It also doesn't have the same impact when it's not narrated by MJ.

Was hoping to learn something new, but unfortunately didn't deliver for me.

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  • levi
  • 05-20-20

Mj killed it

MJ delivers again! I highly highly recommend this to other people and will continue to recommend it to people in my personal life.

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  • shane
  • 10-03-19

Life changing

When the book is so good you have to buy a physical copy

Very wise advice given and I will read again multiple times

Makes you think about life differently

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-12-19

COULD OF BEEN BETTER

The first 10 hours of the book is a drunken rant about the problem that we already know. I would of preferred if MJ narrated the book. Simular info to his last book. I have listened to it about 5 times, i think the last 7 hours of the book is the best more about the solution. If your looking for a great book to read, check out my book on Amazon called; Obsessed about financial freedom. By Justin Allen. Cheers.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-30-19

The greatest audiobook I have ever purchased.

The greatest audiobook I have ever purchased. I dare you to listen to it all!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-19

A Must Read!

A must read if you really want to design your own life as you see fit!

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  • Frank W
  • 02-11-19

Fantastic book although a bit lengthy

It's a long book and the first part is a bit of rant. In fact, it was a bit on the negative side. It however does turn around and back on track with some fantastic advice. I think I prefer fast lane millionaire better but I would still recommend this to anyone as it is a very good book with in-depth explanations of key concepts.

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  • Cam
  • 01-09-19

Definitely one of the best entrepreneur books

I've read a ton of entrepreneur books but MJ's are definitely in my top few. His contrarian views are as refreshing as his obnoxious honesty, reminding us that if we think like the average person we get average results. Even as a moderately successful entrepreneur it's been a welcome kick up the backside. I never take the time to review audible books, but wanted to highly recommend this one.