I have a couple varying thought paths on this, one of which is related to getting more schooling and supporting this question directly and the other is a direct affront to the point of this question. I guess I’ll tackle the first one first.
That is if you are going down the career path where you legitimately need a Bachelor’s degree, a Masters degree, a PhD, something of that level, then really the sooner the better. You don’t need breaks, you don’t need to take time off. Any time that you take off is time that it’s not fresh, that you’ll have to recoup and restart and get back into the groove of things before you can pick up and perform as well as you did in your previous degree, your previous schooling history.
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There really is no good excuse to put off further schooling if that looks like the direction you want to go. Now, you should also be interning at companies that are aligned with your target goals or doing lab research or working on your own publications on the side.
All to support where you’ll be when you get there with your advanced degree or your level of education that you’re seeking, but you should not stop getting that education at any point in time. Make the money work. Don’t let time get away from you because you can’t get it back.
Now all you people, if that’s the answer you wanted to hear, that’s great. Go ahead and stop this video and go somewhere else.
Everyone else? I say school is optional. Yes, you learn some valuable skills about life, studying, being dedicated and learning how, I would say, the corporate world and structural educational system works, or doesn’t work, depending on how you look at it. But will that stop you from creating your own business that is aligned with what you really want to do in life?
No, not at all. Actually, it would get in the way. Sure, you can learn what the textbook says about how to run a business but I can guarantee you that theory put into practice will basically be completely rewritten by the time you’re up and running and very profitable.
Study, if you need to, the rubrics of running a business, doing your own thing to get money for it, but a degree isn’t going to matter too lickity split to someone down the line that’s trying to buy your products. You’re saying “Oh well, I’m dealing with something that requires a certified nursing license or a psychology degree because blah, blah, blah.” No, you don’t. Not to run a business.
You need to hire someone with that degree that’s been through all of that schooling. Leverage their effort into your business so you can focus on the business, the strategy, the growth, the stuff that can’t be outsourced and can’t be delegated to someone else who is always going to be more skilled because you get to pick from the cream of the crop.
That’s what I have to say about this. If you want to keep pursuing the path of getting more education, don’t waste your time. If you’re looking to get the ground running, fail a whole lot but then get some phenomenal successes, education in the traditional college sense is unnecessary because I know you’ll be studying like crazy all on your own and that’s what it takes to get to the next level in your schooling. The school of life, the school of learning it on your own, the school of winning.
Good luck out there. Peace out.