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Motivation:The Ladan Lashkari story

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by farfetchedmoney, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. farfetchedmoney

    farfetchedmoney Regular Member

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    Not sure if any one posted this story before but I thought I would do so to motivate those who hadn't read it. This story is about Ladan Lashkari overcoming obstacles online. Leave a thanks and added rep if you like.:)

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  2. blackhatcatz

    blackhatcatz Power Member

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    she's a cool person. nice friend/acquaintance to have :)
     
  3. farfetchedmoney

    farfetchedmoney Regular Member

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    isn't great to know poeple:) Perhaps you can introduce us:)
     
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    blackhatcatz Power Member

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    lol you gotta be in the warrior forum to meet her. LOL ;) don't worry i moved to the dark side for over a year now. ::D
     
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  5. Entrepreneur

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    Dunno why, but perhaps this seems like an appropriate thread for me to tell a story of a rich bloke i know.

    Years ago, when i was about 8 or 9 (many years ago :) ), a bloke moved in on my street with his children and wife. He had just started a small business and he didn't have much money. He lived very frugally, mainly as he had many overheads, as it was a business in the traditional sense.

    I really liked him as he was always a happy smiling positive sort and great fun, for an adult! Well, a few years go by and he doing a bit better, he's bought himself 2 E-Type Jags and a new Ford Fiesta - for his day to day stuff. He only drives the Fiesta to work because he's the easily embarrassed, understated sort.

    A few more years go by and his business is in trouble, he tried to open a new branch and it'd gone under taking the original to the brink with it. The cars go and he's back living frugally again.

    He goes to the bank and asks for a loan to steady the ship. Actually he went to the bank and asked for enough to open 3 more branches. Do or die if you like! The bank against all the odds approve him for this massive business loan and he opens 3 new branches.

    Several years later they're all doing well, he own several classic jags again and decides to move into a nice, albeit tatty country house, in 20 acres. He buys a porsche and a helicopter as well.

    He soon comes to realise there's a lot of money in Helicopter rental, so he decides to rent his chopper rather than use it. A few more years later he has 8 Helicopters all being rented out.

    So, his life's going well. Very well in fact.

    To move forward to today he has double figures of helicopters, double figures in branches of his business, he sold his country house for £500k profit (he fixed it up) and lives in a fairly normal family home.

    He has a nice collection of several cars, to date he has a soon to be classic 911 Turbo S (993 - only 33 of in UK), a Range Rover Autobiography, his wife has a Merc SL AMG 55, his children all have houses and flash cars (did you want a BMW M3 at 17 and your own house at 18?) and best of all, he still drives to work in that 20 or so year old Fiesta because he doesn't like to feel rich. The bloke is humility personified.

    If you bumped into him out and about and asked him what he drives he'd say a Fiesta! If you asked him what he did, he won't say he has several large companies and many, many staff, he'll say he owns a small shop. :D

    By the way, he recently bought himself an expensive chopper £500k+ which he had painted in the same colour as his Range Rover!

    Just in case anyone asks, he won't say how much he earns, so i don't know, but he's obviously passed the standard 7 figure club! :)
     
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  6. cooolr

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    Wtf? ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑
    And? lol

    So a person starts a business, becomes rich and poor and rich. And doesn't like being rich and
    isn't proud of his success. Or something like that.

    But I can't figure out what this story is for. Motivation? Nope can't be.
    WTF
     
  7. Entrepreneur

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    It is for motivation. It shows that you gotta keep trying and believe in yourself. And most importantly stay in touch with reality, keep your humility. Because this bloke doesn't go around shouting about how crazily rich he is, he gets more respect. He doesn't make people feel intimidated or small.

    As the old saying goes, "Don't be horrible to anyone on the way up, because you just don't know who you'll meet on the way back down." In other words be like this bloke. Treat everyone with complete respect. Be humble, be kind, be honest and always make people realise you find them more important than yourself. Just because you become rich, don't become a cunt.