4 Ways to Succeed in Business and Life (With or Without a College Degree)Feb 15, 2023
Can you start a business without a college degree AND succeed?
YES! Yes, you can.
It’s so tempting to follow the crowd and spend thousands of dollars on a college education only to realize halfway through that your chosen career path doesn’t line up with any of your passions.
But nobody wants to give up and often one allows pride to get in the way. You don't want to think about what others will say if you quit.
So you push through and get your degree, only to get stuck doing a job you hate. At least it pays the bills, right?
This does not sound like a sexy life and we’re all about having a sexy business and a sexy life.
A college degree isn’t the be-all and end-all to success in business and life.
Here are 4 sexy ways to succeed in business and life WITHOUT a college degree.
Think outside the learning box
Be the master of your education. Don’t limit yourself.
After school, college is not your only option. There are so many great ways to educate and expose yourself.
Give yourself permission to choose the education path you want to invest your time and money in.
There are so many great learning resources out there, from podcasts, to books and even online short courses. And think about finding opportunities to job-shadow and experience firsthand if you enjoy something or not.
You need passion to succeed in business. Be the master of your education, and watch your passion turn into a growing, succeeding business.
Take the shortcuts to success
We like to call it the cheater version. Why choose to board the struggle bus and take the long route, when you are sure of the skills and knowledge you want to acquire and where to go to acquire them?
Don’t start at the bottom. Instead go to the ones who know the most, sit down with them and get tutored.
Speak to the people with experience doing that thing you want to be doing. Find someone who is not just speaking about doing it, but actually doing it and succeeding at it.
Don’t be fooled by the big price tag of getting a degree. That price tag does not guarantee success. And instead of spending 2 months to 2 years trying to figure it all out, you can fast-track it and get the education you know you need.
Fast-tracking will help you save time and money so that you can spend it on helping your business grow and succeed.
Give Yourself Permission To Fail
Stephen McCranie once said, “The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”
We all want to eventually be masters at something, and the only way we are going to achieve this is by failing.
Failing teaches you what doesn’t work so that you can adjust your future attempts. Failing trains you to be stronger, teaches you about yourself and keeps you humble and grounded so that you can keep learning.
Giving yourself permission to fail, is what’s going to help you eventually succeed in business.
Get Clear About Your Business Goals
Clarity leads to confidence. The confidence to know what you want to achieve in business and life and to make a success out of it.
Clarity clears the uncertainties and doubts in you so that you can wholeheartedly pursue your passions, dreams and aspirations without wasting time and money on that which doesn’t interest you.
Get the clarity you need to succeed in business and life today!
If you’re ready to take your education and success into your own hands, then why not start with our all-inclusive online course, Sticky Note Time.
It’s where we teach you everything you need to know to stay productive and start crushing your business goals.
If you missed the conversation between David White & Kim White (they aren't related, but relatable), you can listen to it here.