I Retired Rich At Age 27…And This Is How I Did It

I Retired Rich At Age 27…And This Is How I Did It

– Today I wanna share with you exactly how I retired at the age of 27. How I did it, and maybe how
you could do it as well. You see, I started very
early at a young age. The path of entrepreneurship. I started my first business
when I was in high school, just with a couple of buddies mowing lawns for people in our neighborhoods. That’s my very first business. There are three things
that I did during this time that allows me to retire
young and retire rich. So the very first thing is this: I focus on developing what I call high income
skills, my high income skills. Skills that allow me to bring value to the marketplace in exchange of money. Now I define high income skills as skills that could make me
$10,000 or more per month. You see, the first five years of my business career,
when I was getting started, the first five years I
didn’t take a single day off. I was working 12 to 14 hours
a day seven days a week for the first five years. While all my friends, they
were out there drinking. Drinking and having
parties and chasing girls. I was fucking working. I sacrificed, I made a lot of sacrifices. I believe if you don’t
sacrifice for your dream, then your dream becomes your sacrifice. So I might the decision,
I paid the price early on. I spent a few years of my
life working on myself, working on my business. Doing the things that most people are too lazy to do, not willing to do, so I could have what
most people cannot have. The very first high income skill that I developed was copywriting. Now you might wonder what that is. Well, it’s simply the skill to
use words to sell, that’s it. Print persuasion, or persuasion in print. And I was running a one-man
advertising agency myself. If you watch the T.V. show “Mad Men”, that’s kind of what I was doing, without all this smoking
and all that bullshit. But I was basically a
marketing guy in my early 20’s. Working with companies,
working with entrepreneurs. And I was making 10,000 a month, $12,000 a month, in my early 20’s. And at that time it was like,
I felt like a million bucks. I thought it was the most
money I’ve ever seen. And I did that, then later
on I took that money, the income that I
earned, I put that aside, and I started quote unquote,
“A scalable business”. Now if you want to retire
early, and retire young, one of the most important things that you have to know is
noticing and identifying trends. At the time, I went onto the internet. I saw this trend on the internet. We’re talking about back
then, remember Netscape, dial-up modem, I’m talking about Overture for pay-per-click, you know good old days. You, watching this young guys, you may or may not even know this. But I’m talking about Yahoo!
for search engines, okay? Facebook and then later on Google. But I’m talking about
that’s when I got started. Back then, early, and I
noticed a trend on internet. And I was importing
collectibles from Hong Kong, Bruce Lee collectibles, actually. And I was flipping them on eBay, I was doing affiliated marketing, I was doing digital marketing online, I was selling digital products. Before PDF, before all these
things were even popular. Software, all these things, and that’s how my first bucket of money. Then I took that money, and I sold some of those businesses so I cash out, and I took that money and
I invest in real estate. Then my investments are able
to support my lifestyle. And that’s how I retired at the age of 27. But here’s one thing I’ve
learned through that experience: at the age of 27, I
thought this was my dream. I thought, “I wanna get
to a point where I don’t “have to work anymore, I’ll
sit on the beach all day and that is going to be it.” And I did that, the first month. The first 30 days, I was sitting
on a beach on English Bay, just sitting there
every single day, right? Looking at the beach,
looking at the ocean, I thought, “I have made it.” You know what? All I got was sun burnt. That’s it. You may dream of sitting
on a beach every day, I’m telling you, when you could do it, I was bored out of my mind. I thought, “This is fucking stupid. “I worked so hard to get here, “and now I’m sitting on
a beach doing nothing. “This is dumb, like did I work this hard “and make all that sacrifices for this?! “Like come on.” ‘Cause you gotta understand,
when you’re entrepreneur, I was going like this every
day, go, go, go, go, go. Suddenly when you have nothing to do, when you cash out, when
you have investments, you’re like, “Okay, I
guess, what else do you do?” Right? After 30 days of that I
was sick and tired of it. I’m like, “This the dumbest thing ever.” So the second month, I
did something different. I actually thought, “You know what, “I’m gonna watch some movies.” So at the time, I rented
a lot of movies, a lot. I was watching six,
seven movies, the DVDs. Stack of them, every single day. Let me tell you something: I love movies, don’t get me wrong. But when you’re watching six, seven movies every fucking day, you don’t like movies so much anymore, believe me, okay? After 30 days of that, I’m like, “This is again, the dumbest thing ever.” I just felt like, so lazy, I felt like I wasn’t doing
anything with my life. Then I went to talk to
my mentor, and he said, “Okay Dan, here’s what I want you to do. “I want you to start another business.” I said, “No! No! I’m not
gonna start another business, “I was killing myself all
these years so I could retire, “you don’t understand,
I’m not gonna work!” He said, “No, you’re gonna
start another business.” I said, “No! I am not gonna
start another business.” He said, “You’re gonna
start another business.” I said, “No.” But this time he said, “You’re
gonna start a business, “from a totally different place. “Because now you made it. “You could start your business coming “from a place of strength,
coming from a place of abundance, “coming from a place of
something that you want. “What do you want to create? “Build it around your strength, “build it around your passion, “’cause now money’s not an issue. “You’re not just doing to make money. “What could you do? “How could you use all the skills “that you’ve accumulated,
you’ve developed, “all the business
acumen, all the knowledge “that you have, how can you use “that to build something great?” And I thought, “That, I could do.” So that’s my story. That’s how I retired at the age of 27. I don’t know where you’re
at in your journey. Maybe you want to retire young, maybe you want to retire
at the age of 45, 55, 65. I don’t know where you’re at. But what I do know is, is it’s possible. And what I also do know
is once you get there, there’s always another step. There’s always another level. So don’t wait, don’t feel like you have to get to a point where,
“Hey you know what, “I’m gonna spend my whole life doing stuff “that I hate, so I could get to a point “where finally, I could do
some stuff that I love.” No, enjoy the journey,
success is a journey, not a destination.


  1. Dan Lok says:

    What was your biggest takeaway from
    my video? Comment below.

    Also, you can comment any questions
    you have for me.

    I might feature your question
    in one of my next videos.

    Don’t forget. Like. Comment. And subscribe.

  2. aravamudhan kcs says:

    Mr.Dan I'm glad that I learned lot from you…and can you share about the "struggle and threats" that you have faced as business man.

  3. Youneak says:

    Where do you even start to find a mentor? I need some guidance anybody?

  4. Quinton Nkoane says:

    Thank you danlok!

    5:40 ?

  5. Corek BleedingHollow says:

    I’m going on 26 and never partied with girls but I’m still broke… retiring at 27 is very unlikely.

  6. FzN ShaMe says:

    “If you don’t sacrifice for your dream, then your dream will become the sacrifice”

  7. oscar cordova says:

    This is an amazing video

  8. Nazer James Econar says:

    Hi, I'm still 18. I'm working now @ a BPO Industry as a call center agent. I also have a part-time business as an independent distributor at a MLM Company. Dan Lok is my mentor. I claim to to retire rich @ 27.

  9. Ajada L Edwards says:

    Wow this guy executed my plan in general…..I haven't even started seeing am just 19 but I'll see what aid I can receive from this

  10. Gogoi Deep says:

    Is it applicable in every country?

  11. Bew Ethernal says:

    Here in my garage with my lamborghini

  12. Vaibhav Jadhav says:

    Retired from thought of retirement

  13. vintage bag says:

    Is that mean you also investing on BTC? Identifying TREND!!

  14. Jessica Miriam says:

    Hi I'm so much glad to hear how you made your life Dan it's interesting and amazingly nise feel so glad for you but the problem is how do I start my life I want a good job I'm not getting paid well.
    Reason 1- Indian money 7500 will not help me to do my life as I need to the rent the light bill and the rent is more than my salary .

  15. Zess Watrus says:

    Head of the Iron Man was really distracting me the whole time ??!!

  16. kingshun wong says:

    Sitting on beach .Is boring.

  17. Ron Wells says:

    Dan u r ,a inspiration!?

  18. alex Cooper says:

    I work 2days a week to save 200 a month and supplement my bills

  19. alex Cooper says:

    Real estate is the key from what I've seen Berkshire Hathaway has real estate dan lok and many other rich pple

  20. alex Cooper says:

    I understand what Dan lok is saying I work 2days a week and I get bored during my time and I'm semi retired at 24 and ya u get bored of stuff easy and so lazy lol

  21. wellwhatdoyakno says:

    People usually end up joining the 27 Club when they are 27 and He retired at 27, So much respect to you mate. I wish I find a good financial mentor mate. like you.
    I am on a student visa, in USA and it ends by Dec this year. I would totally be doing all this if I didn''t have visa issues.
    But God bless you bro. KEEP HELPING OTHERS AND DOING GOOD.

  22. wellwhatdoyakno says:

    I also like the fact that he rebukes and calls it BS in MADMEN love that dude!

  23. wellwhatdoyakno says:

    I also like the fact that he rebukes and calls it BS in MADMEN love that dude!

  24. jason bratt says:

    but ur not talking details about ur early 20s …

  25. Vito Košar says:

    If you retired at 27 why do you still fucking work???

  26. frances Isaac says:

    Aw!!! Dan Lok, you don't know how happy I am watching this video… Thanks so much

  27. Ricardo Daniel Rivera says:

    Retire Early Retire Young, is Robert Kiyosaki your father?

  28. Dadhust G. says:

    Can i be your coffee maker, butler, houseboy, gardener or those who wash your car? I just need to get away from this negative environment. I Dont care if u dont pay me. ? i just need to clear my mind and focus.

  29. The Punisher says:

    You retired rich at 27 from selling $5000 classes how to become a high income closer….lol…

  30. Don Zahir says:

    Dan Lok is the fine result of asian parenting

  31. Youto Kohama says:

    Thankyou for Learnings

  32. Hana Chaelson says:

    Hahaha you are funny Dan Lok when you said you ever wanted to become successful just in order to get burnt in the beach

  33. Dmitry Martynenko says:

    Lol retire at 27 working for 5 years making $25 an hour based on hours he provided, really. You can't even retire in 5 years even if you make $200 an hour

  34. TY PICHIT says:

    The world is sleeping! So sad!

  35. El Crack Joker 40k says:

    I did something like that but it took me 5 yeras only now I'm just at home playing games watching movies it gets boring

  36. Maniae Official says:

    I see the iron Man Helmet behind you. Secret Iron Man eh

  37. Maniae Official says:

    I content write too Dan. Easy life
    . Easy things to do. We learn to write from class 1.

  38. Ecstasy Dealer says:

    I just turned 17 and I’m obsessed with these type of videos. I just wished I started watching these videos when I was younger.

  39. Ecstasy Dealer says:

    Any 16/ 17 year olds in here, what’s yall’s plan after high school ?

  40. iguessUwon !! says:

    This is definitely one of my favorites as that’s exactly what i am doing not partying not spending money just staying home trying to save for a house and flip it hopefully it works out as easy as i say it i literally only pay bills and eat I’m just not making enough money.

  41. Unicornbaby23 says:

    Well crap, I’m already older than 27…

    cries in poor

  42. Jasim Abdulla says:


  43. George Asik says:

    Why all the Chinese things break down in the first month ?

  44. PointBlank YT says:

    Dan Lok you’re an excellent mentor and your advises are really helpful in practical life. ??

  45. Ahyeon Cho says:

    I just wanna know one thing. How do you have such nice skin?

  46. Kevin says:

    Where can I find a mentor to give me a push? Thx for the video

  47. JD McCue says:

    Good for you.

  48. Jay Vitakis says:

    Well my problem with self improvement is that its quite easy for me to accomplish but i hate losing my friends …what can i do!?

  49. CaribeLatina-Doll says:

    what does dan have in common with a lot of rich people and billionaires like Jeff benzos and bill gates?!! they work hard to build something instead of going out and blow their money on parties and luxury vacations! you can say whatever you want about Chinese people! but one thing people cannot deny is Chinese ability to CREATE A BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH AND TURN IT INTO A MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS! Dan is the epitome of Chinese tenacity!

  50. Norman Buo says:

    If you do what is easy your life will be hard
    If you do what is hard your life will be easy

  51. Shiene Rose Igot says:

    How to earn if youre just a teenager. Im 15

  52. Miguel Pichardo says:

    From 4:22 till 4:32 i thnk thats fckng hilarious.

  53. Buy Piano Malaysia says:

    Dear mr Cameraman … can u stop fking shaking in and out and use a tripod instead ?

  54. Dee Jayy says:

    Free advice that he’s not masking…
    First video ever 100% respect!!!


    I'm 22 work hard for 2 years 6days a week now I'm planning to start my own business in the coming year 2020 hope I will retire after 5 years when I get 27

  56. Azor says:

    Thank you Dan Lok I will be 20. Despite the different situations we find ourselves in, I find your advice quite important as you explain the basics and more.

  57. doritos91381 none says:

    Work hard for your dream
    Or you'll be used for someone to build thiers

  58. Mikhail Pomeliaiko says:

    Good story.

  59. bano technology enoch says:

    Thanks Dan your words of encouragement means a lot to me and God bless you for that. I am going to start a business online. By the way I am 13.

  60. Syntex says:

    I’m 14 and I have already started wish me good luck ?

  61. Zen Watercooler says:

    Fantastic video! Creating value – it starts there. Awesome man, thanks!

  62. Amanda Nicole Maynor says:

    Thanks for sharing I loved “ f u money” so informative. Can’t wait to start HTC program next season. I’m working hard!

  63. Amanda Nicole Maynor says:

    I need these skills

  64. Amanda Nicole Maynor says:

    Yes yes yes

  65. Teacher_UZB says:

    Perfect words

  66. Thunder Bird says:


  67. ... says:

    When you run out of goals. It gets boring

  68. NUTRACISE says:

    Success is a journey. Nice one Dan

  69. Akhil Veeru says:

    Any Mahesh baby fan here? Success is a journey, but not a destination. ??? Maharshi.

  70. Uberto Colombo says:

    You should stop flexing to prove a point

  71. CFont493 says:

    Hell yeah

  72. Carey says:

    Thank you

  73. Sandip Majumder says:

    Love you From India.DANLOCK

  74. T C says:

    So what you’re saying is……. I should buy tai Lopez’s smma course?

  75. Flynn Springett says:

    You know how you said you stared a business at a young age mowing lawns shouldn’t you be developing high income skills? I am a bit confused

  76. Shihab Bangla 360 says:

    I like u and like your suggestions. It's very important for me. Whenever I saw this video that time I think yes I can ! I can do everything.

  77. Jackson Zeng says:

    This video inspired my, thanks Dan!

  78. Montather Aati says:

    I can’t understand this word , I am a guy that will work until I die , work like i will live forever, do good things like i will die tomorrow ??????

  79. P4 PAK says:

    Being rich does not give happiness or fulfilment…once you start helpin others with no expectation…thats real happiness

  80. stan feng says:

    Hope this works for me cuz I got nothing to lose

  81. stan feng says:

    Do you have to pay to attend the class ? I am tight on money atm

  82. Clint eastwood says:

    You said more important things than the ones I was taught in my entire school life. I am inspired.

  83. Ann Marie Zanoria says:

    nice one? thanks for sharing

  84. David Harris says:

    I have a charter company I need your advise how I can market it and get more bookings thanks

  85. no one3 says:

    Wait I was 14 years old, but I don't know what to do first to start investing. Can you tell me your suggestions on what I should do first?

  86. cesar moscoso says:

    So its possible. Im 28 sometimes i want to stop dreaming about this cause every fucking business went wrong now im so indebted but must be strong

  87. Bucket Man says:

    "If you don't sacrifice for your dream, then your dream become ls your sacrifice" Dan lok.

  88. एलन जोसफ says:

    You are very Well in your presentation but the only thing that would make it better is if you can stop cursing

  89. Daniyal Ahmad says:

    Sir I am student right now sometimes i think about my future first I have to job then start my own bussiness because without money you can not build your bussiness…what I Do to start my bussiness IF I sale anything I am little bit confused

  90. Βασίλης Παππάς says:

    The video in 16 words:"Live for a few years like most wont,so that you can live like most cant"

  91. huseen25 says:

    I wish I can retire at that age I'm 36 now working as security officer and studying petroleum engineering at the same time hoping to get rich after I finish my degree

  92. Dr Beauty says:

    I love u men !!!!!

  93. Alex Amor says:

    Sitting at the beach everyday sounds boring though. If you’re that rich you can do almost anything. Switch it up.

  94. Prasanth rose says:

    I'm a new subscriber …

  95. Calinescu Alexandru says:


  96. Mostafa Ali says:

    I paid the price early on, doing things that most people are lazy to do , so i could have what most people can't have.
    success is a journey not a destination

  97. Ylesss Pouye says:

    Wow great succedd

  98. Ionuț Mihai says:

    I will be folow you. You have to give your Information and help me to beacome better than you. ???

  99. TheProgrammingJedi says:

    I will never retire, no matter how much money I'm going to make. I just love working and doing my job. ?

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