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How MJ De Marco Became A Multi-Millionaire at 33 Without Sacrificing Freedom

This article was adapted from Medium, where I first wrote this article...
In my Mental Model Mastermind(MMM) Series, I crystallise mental models from successful entrepreneurs, innovators and shakers — extracting out their essence that makes them tick, and how you can apply their principles to improve your odds of greatness. MJ DeMarco was born to a dysfunctional family in Chicago. His parents went through a messy divorce spanning years. While his friends were talking about the latest video game, he was wondering how to help his mom put money on the table. “I delivered newspapers at 3am in bad neighbourhoods. I delivered pizza, flowers and was a day labourer for a commercial plumbing firm in the slums of Chicago. I was a bus-boy at a cockroach infested Chinese restaurant, limo driver, charity can collector and house painter. Hell, money was so tight that I prostituted myself to an older woman to pay for my best friend’s wedding gift.” Growing up, he wasn’t athletic, I couldn’t sing, and…