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  • Unscripted: The Great Rat-Race Escape

  • From Wage Slavery to Wealth: How to Start a Purpose Driven Business and Win Financial Freedom for a Lifetime
  • By: MJ DeMarco
  • Narrated by: Scott Thomas, MJ DeMarco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Unscripted: The Great Rat-Race Escape

By: MJ DeMarco
Narrated by: Scott Thomas,MJ DeMarco
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Has your life been conscripted by an economic religion?

Learn how to free yourself and your life through the power of unscripted entrepreneurship.

Grab your front-row seat in the story of a lifetime. Witness how one family escapes the rat race - the world's economic religion - and how you can too.

By all appearances, Jeff and Samantha Trotman are living the American dream. But behind the white picket fence, they endure an American nightmare. With little time for each other, a pile of debt, and Ferrari taste on a Ford budget, the ruse of affluence is killing them. Two respectable jobs and a lovely suburban house paint a pretty picture, but behind the ink is a broken marriage rife with meaningless work and dead dreams. And now, with an unplanned pregnancy, they’re facing a mid-life crisis 20 years early.

With little time and looming bankruptcy, the Trotmans are forced to face the red-pill truth they long denied: They were living, but they weren’t alive. Determined to resurrect their life and their marriage, the Trotmans plot a rat-race escape - only to find themselves more thickly in it. As tensions rise and hope fades, follow along step-by-step as the Trotmans pivot to a new strategy and a new career: starting a business as entrepreneurs. While they navigate their journey, you’ll learn 120 wealth-building strategies and principles that your mainstream financial guru won’t dare reveal - actionable concepts that will help you profit your way into the unscripted one percent, an emerging economic class of entrepreneurs who enjoy a lifetime of freedom emancipated from miserly living and Wall Street's "save, pray, and wait" paradigm. 

Discover how one family escapes the wage-slaving grind and wins a lifetime of financial freedom, leaving behind the tyranny of meaningless jobs and mediocre living - and how you can do the same. Not in 50 years, but five or 10.

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Great lessons, great delivery.

Full disclosure: I’m a huge MJ fan.

If you’ve read his other work, this book has similar advice with more up-to-date content, and mixes business advice with a fictional story of a struggling couple escaping their 9-5. The story felt like watching a movie with score 6.8 on IMDB, solid line with gut wrenching moments, but nothing ground-breaking. Between each story chapter, Demarco delivers his trademark tough love advice as entertaining as ever.

If you’ve never read a Demarco’s book, he spits hard truths and exposes lies told us by media, parents, teachers and Wall Street for their gain. I was a happy index fund investor, financial independence follower. I remember the exact moment when MJ introduced the idea of Controlled Unlimited Leverage, the CENTS commandments, which is the opposite of advice found on most personal finance books, the old “work, save, invest wisely, avoid debt, retire”. Demarco “cursed” my life to a path of freedom via creating a business system that scales having you in control.

Thanks MJ!

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My new favourite book!

For anyone struggling to get out of the rat race, this book is for you. The last time I was this into a book was MJ Demarco's first book, but this one has topped it I think. Perfect timing for me as I'm 4 months into my side business that I'm turning into my main source of income. There are tonnes of strategies that really make sense. Some you already know that it helps reinforce, and some that open your eyes.
I loved the interlacing of fiction and factual strategy, illustrating a couple attempting to break out of the rat race alongside the strategies he explains along the way. And I'm really glad MJ narrated the strategy sections himself again.
I enjoyed it so much that I was disappointed it ended, but it really fired me up and has pointed me in the right direction again. Once you read MJ's books, there's no going back...

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the deep state hate this book

this book is a mix of his previous work and collaboration of other works your taught all in one book.
its the kinda thing the masses don't know.
and those elite that don't want exposed.

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Outstanding and inspirational

Great story
Even better dialogue
Time to escape the rate race
This book has all the know how

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Get yourself out of the rat race !

Great book, story simple & easy to follow. Really nuts out what you need to do through building to selling a business and exit the rat race

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I found the book frustrating to listen to, and at times difficult, not because it was no good but because it was hitting too close to my own relaity. Frustration would build up at my own inactions and reality that I face being stuck in a job I'm and saving pennies with no real financial gains.
This is a good book to inspire you into action and make a start, as it has for me.

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great way to learn from the one who been the

love the book. The author share how he escape the rat race by sharing great stories. From running food for Vegan and creating value.

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Highly recommended book.

I highly recommend this book. I tried sharing it with friends but as the book says, you can't force a thirsty person to drink.

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Ok you got me

At chapter 30 I left a review saying, no content. And I was right. you could throw half this book away. but the second half was so pact full of useful info I had to come back and change my review.

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My New Bible

MJ Demarco is an absolute genius and a comedian at the same time. this book was very well written and the storytelling was top notch. thank you

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