TMBA534: The Re-Readables: The Millionaire Fastlane

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We’ve recently been revisiting some of our favorite business books on this podcast as part of a series we call “The Re-Readables”.

What makes this week’s installment of that series so special is that we have been joined by the author of the featured book.

MJ DeMarco wrote The Millionaire Fastlane in 2010 and, since then, it has continued to grow in popularity.

The basic premise of the book is that the many of the most successful people have found ways to step off of the “slow lane” or the “sidewalk” to join the “fast lane”, usually through entrepreneurial endeavors.

MJ joins us today to talk about the legacy of The Millionaire Fastlane, why it is still as relevant today as it was when it was released, his thoughts on the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement, and much more.



Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • What M.J. believes is the legacy of the book. (6:45)
  • M.J.’s “CENTS” framework for entrepreneurship. (12:01)
  • Where people struggle the most trying to get on the fast lane. (18:12)
  • M.J.’s thoughts on the FIRE community. (27:59)
  • Why M.J. believes that following your passion is bullshit. (35:20)


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