How many of you opted out of college?
We tend to put a lot of emphasis on the necessity of a college education to have a successful career. For some, that may be true. But when I graduated high school, I knew college wasn’t for me. I was restless to travel, so I went on tour with the musical troupe Up with People for two years instead. After that experience, I still didn’t want to go school. I moved to the East Coast and got a job, finding quickly that I was good with people—one skill that helped move my career forward without a degree. In the end, I never went to college, and my career turned out just fine. In fact, better than fine—it’s been fantastic.
As I told Dr. Trevor Blattner on a recent episode of his podcast, Redefining the Top 1%, not every path requires a college degree. Tune in to hear our discussion on finding success through persistence, not pedigree, as well as my current vision for helping aspiring entrepreneurs on their own paths to success.