I am half way through reading MJ DeMarco’s book; The Millionaire Fastlane. Reading through the book I have to evaluate my own personal trials and tribulations regarding my financial future. I am constantly attempting to place myself with his writing and find out where I am. I recognized many places that I have been and am amazed (an thankful) at how I have grown and to where I am on my own road trip.
The book is a fast read – perhaps because I am already somewhat familiar with the topic. Regardless, it is interesting and easily holds my attention. This book is not your same old “how to” book about wealth – or how to become wealthy. MJ’s dissection of wealth is unique and innovative and IMHO (in my humble opinion), a dead on accurate interpretation of the people of world (at least Americans) today.
MJ’s book breaks people down into one of three financial groups, sidewalkers, slowlaners and fastlaners. Each describes their approach to creating wealth and how and why they are in whichever group they are in. Please keep in mind one is no better than the other… unless you are in the mindset of wanting more than the norm, are stuck in one area and desiring another or feeling like you are just not quite where you want to be and there must be more.
MJ also closes each chapter with some key points that can help you define characteristics of one group in comparison to another and describes how to shift your thought paradigm to reach whatever your financial goals might be.
I have completed the first two sections describing both the sidewalkers and the slowlaners and am about to enter the fastlane. MJ has created an easy to understand parallel to driving and the importance of planning a road trip. As I continue my reading adventure, I will be looking for any bumps in my road, detours, construction and exit ramps that will lead me to nowhere. I will be carefully studying my roadmap for ways to remain in the fastlane and get to my final destination as quickly as possible. And perhaps most importantly I will ensure that I will not be a hitchhiker and remain in the drivers seat of MY vehicle.