Heard of school dropouts turned millionaires?
1. Bill Gates
- Dropped out of Harvard after he found his stride pursuing his passion.
- Founded Microsoft and started programming at a pretty darned ripe age.
- Millionaire at age 31 (which during his time was just early)
Fine, he’s from Harvard and really really smart. (This guy scored 1590 of 1600 on the SAT!)
He’d really be able to make it big.
But how about?
2. Jay- Z
- High school dropout from the projects
- Turned himself into a music mogul and co- owner of the New Jersey Nets.
- Now one of the big names in music though he might not be as big a sensation as the Biebs is.
And then of course there’s:
3. Kobe Bryant and Lebron James
Yeah, you know them right?
- Masters of their craft
- Chasing the legacy of His Airness.
- Didn’t even get into the hoopla of college ball. These guys went pro right out of high school.
See, this isn’t always about school. Keep in mind that you make your own destiny and as Mark Twain said, “Don’t Let School Interfere with your Education.” You don’t just learn while you’re seated for hours in a four- walled room with sticks of chalk scraping on a green wood board. You go out there and get an education for yourself. Mingle. Pick people’s brains. Do your research.
Get a Headstart
Got extra time? Oh don’t waste it! Learn your craft and if YouTube won’t cut it, try online courses. No don’t worry about money, Coursera’s got you covered.
Pick Your Poison
Coursera’s load with so many free courses offered by the biggest names in education.
Interested in sports and business? Take their course on “The Global Business of Sports”.
Or start making sweet music after you learn some tricks from your sessions studying the “Fundamentals of Audio and Music Engineering: Part 1 Musical Sound & Electronics.”
Does it seem too easy just watching videos online? Don’t take this course lightly, though. We told you, these classes are offered by the biggest names in education. Get a virtual feel of the classes with the top and reputable schools like Duke University, Stanford University, Princeton and Berklee College of Music. And they’re all put together to give you a step forward in learning and possibly finding what you really want to do with your life.
Walk This Way
Don’t be scared. Get mom’s or dad’s permission and take learning to a new level. 18 years or older? That’s all the better, sign away. Head this way.