The Millionaire Fastlane!

The Millionaire Fastlane!

“The Millionaire Fastlane” by MJ DeMarco challenges the conventional approach to wealth-building, advocating for the fast-lane route of entrepreneurship and financial acceleration. It categorizes financial strategies into Sidewalk (reckless spending), Slowlane (traditional retirement planning), and Fastlane (entrepreneurship). The book emphasizes the Wealth Equation, the importance of solving problems and providing value, and creating systems that generate income. DeMarco encourages readers to escape financial mediocrity and take control of their financial future.

This book has the potential to revolutionize your financial life by shifting your mindset away from conventional slow-lane strategies and inspiring you to pursue entrepreneurship and wealth acceleration. It empowers you to create systems that generate income, solve problems, and provide value, ultimately leading to financial independence and freedom from the 9-to-5 grind.

Key Concepts;

The Slowlane vs. Fastlane: DeMarco distinguishes between the “slowlane” (traditional wealth-building through long-term saving and investing) and the “fastlane” (entrepreneurship and business ownership).
Wealth Equation: The formula for wealth is presented as Wealth = (Net Profit + Assets) / Time. To increase wealth, one must focus on increasing net profit and accumulating productive assets.
Cents and Dollars: Emphasis on achieving significant financial results rather than pinching pennies.
The Five Fastlane Commandments: These include the Commandment of Control, Entry, Need, Time, and Scale, which guide entrepreneurial decisions.
Solve Problems: Building wealth by solving problems or providing value to a large number of people.
Exit Strategy: Plan for selling or scaling a business to achieve financial freedom.
The Business System: DeMarco explains the importance of creating a business system that can operate without your constant involvement.         The Sidewalk, Slowlane, and Fastlane: DeMarco categorizes individuals into three financial roads. The Sidewalk represents financial recklessness, the Slowlane is characterized by traditional retirement planning, and the Fastlane involves entrepreneurial wealth creation.
Money Trees: Viewing investments, businesses, and assets as “money trees” that can grow wealth.
Money System: Building systems that generate income without your constant involvement, such as a successful business or investment portfolio.
Wealth Acceleration: Accelerating the process of wealth accumulation through fast-lane strategies, rather than relying solely on time and compound interest.
The Law of Effection: The principle that the more people you affect in a positive way, the more wealth you can potentially accumulate.



1. Society’s dread of financial mediocrity will keep you mediocre. Fear the ‘C’ and you will be.

2. “Your money is a byproduct of your contribution. Your contribution is your mission. Your mission is your business.”

3. “Money loves speed. The money game is won not by the cautious but by the swashbuckling.”

4. “The most powerful currency you have to trade in life is time.”

5. “The problem with jobs is this: they are a short-term solution to a long-term problem.”

Book Concept;

Book Concept;


Critique of conventional financial advice and slow-lane strategies.
The Fastlane wealth philosophy: The Fastlane road is built on entrepreneurship, systems, and acceleration.

Chapter 1: The Great Deception:

Challenges the belief in “get-rich-slow” and “deferred life” strategies.
The “Script”: Following societal norms and scripted life plans.

Chapter 2: The Sidewalk, the Slowlane, and the Fastlane:

Categorizes people into the Sidewalk (financial recklessness), the Slowlane (traditional retirement planning), and the Fastlane (entrepreneurship and wealth acceleration).

Chapter 3: The Law of Need:

Solving problems and providing value as the basis for wealth.
The “Commandment of Need” – your business idea must solve a problem or fulfill a need.

Chapter 4: The Law of Entry:

Understanding market entry and barriers to entry.
The “Commandment of Entry” – barriers to entry are good for business.

Chapter 5: The Law of Control:

The importance of having control over your income and wealth.
The “Commandment of Control” – to avoid traps of being controlled by others.

Chapter 6: The Law of Time:

The role of time and acceleration in wealth creation.
The “Commandment of Time” – time is your most important asset.

Chapter 7: The Commandment of Scale:

Building scalable income systems and products.
The “Commandment of Scale” – scaling accelerates wealth.

Chapter 8: The Wealth Equation:

Wealth = (Net Profit + Asset Value) / Time.
Emphasizes increasing net profit and building productive assets.

Chapter 9: The Fastlane Roadmap:

The blueprint for the Fastlane lifestyle.
The three “Fastlane Roadmaps” for building wealth: the Fastlane Business, the Fastlane Innovation, and the Fastlane Distinction.

Chapter 10: The Commandment of Need:

The importance of filling a market void.
Examples of businesses that fulfill needs.

Chapter 11: The Commandment of Entry:

Understanding the concept of barriers to entry.
How barriers protect your business.

Chapter 12: The Commandment of Control:

Gaining control over your financial life.
Avoiding being a financial slave.

Chapter 13: The Commandment of Scale:

Building scalable income systems and businesses.
Leveraging systems to accelerate wealth.

Chapter 14: The Wealth Equation in the Real World:

Application of the Wealth Equation to real-life situations.
Examples of how to apply the formula.


Encouragement to escape the scripted life.
The power of taking control of your financial future.
The shift from “slowlane” to “fastlane” thinking.
These key concepts in “The Millionaire Fastlane” provide a comprehensive guide to financial independence, entrepreneurship, and wealth acceleration, challenging conventional financial advice and encouraging readers to embrace the fast-lane approach to wealth-building.

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