“Did you go to Harvard?” What a complimentary question, right? I had a wonderful conversation and connection with a lady I met a while back. I had to admit I never made it to college.
When I decided a did want a degree a years ago and signed up for correspondence classes… I lasted a few weeks, one and a half classes, and quit. I was far too busy with life, family and business to add one more thing (and I was a bit annoyed at “learning” what I already knew–as I suppose many students are). So technically I’m a college drop out.
Is there value in a degree? Assuming you stay awake in valuable classes and put in the effort to learn, I’m sure there is. If you’ve got one in the area of your business you’ve got a jump start in the right direction.
I would love to be able to say I’ve got all sorts of letters after my name. But I don’t. I survived high school, then got married and had three beautiful children.
And you know what? I’ve still built a successful, growing business. Degrees are optional. Determination and seeking out education aren’t.
When you see me write about creating your own business from home and say that if I can do it, you can, too, I’m not just telling you what you want to hear or trying to sell you on anything.
So while I’m extremely flattered someone would think I’ve been through a prestigious school, the only “school” advice I can share is that whatever you need to learn, there’s a book, website, or teacher you can learn it from, it’s just a matter of investing the time and energy to do it. So do it!
Let’s Chat! Leave a comment and tell me..
- If you’ve got a degree, how has it been most helpful in your business/entrepreneurial ventures?
- If you don’t have a degree, what classes would you love to take if you could?
- What are your favorite continuing learning resources?