You don’t have to have a college degree online or in person to be a success in life. Not by a long shot. And, actually, that was always true. But now, in this age of information, it’s truer than ever.
Of course, as I’ve said before, college might actually be necessary for some careers. But I believe most people, who don’t wanna be doctors, engineers, and lawyers, have some great alternatives.
And I don’t mean just how you can get a college degree online.
I think it’s well worth checking online for alternatives to college. And here’s just one suggestion. Get a job. Matter of fact, if you truly don’t wanna work for someone else, get a job.
Yes, on the surface, that last sentence sounds like it contradicts itself. But let me show you what I mean. Especially if you’re looking for college alternatives, and you’re not quite ready to start your own business.
Because a job is a great way to get some experience. And you can be paid as you learn the ropes of an industry or service you’re interested in. Now, that’s what I call a win-win.
A friend of mine shared a story of a young guy who wanted to start his own burger joint. So, that ambitious young guy got jobs in most of the major burger joints. And that includes McDonald’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen. He learned as much as he could. All the way from the back room inventory to the kitchen to the front of the house cleaning.
And remember, he learned all that valuable inside information, about running a burger joint, while he also got paid.
No, that doesn’t mean the only job you can get is flipping burgers.
Although, if you wanna open your own burger joint, like that ambitious young man in the example, then flipping burgers is an awesome job. But these days you might wanna earn as you learn in a more high-tech industry. Makes sense. Right?
But maybe you think, “They’ll want a college degree. So, that shoots down that idea.”
No. Just because a lot of people will tell you those jobs require college degrees, it ain’t necessarily so. In fact, there are some pretty recognizable names and companies who’d hire you without a college degree.
But, if you don’t have college credentials, you better have…
Next time you do a search for a college degree online do this. Take a little more time to look for companies that hire young, ambitious people with “the skills” those companies needed. Don’t be surprised when you find much more than a few.
But you better have “the skills” they need. And be able to show them that you can create or develop value for them. Show them how they’ll make more money with you than they’ll pay you. Do that, and I bet you get a job.
Then, you can get in there and learn your way around the business. Get so good at it that you can start your own business. And then you hire yourself and hasta la vista JOB.
And if you’re not sure where to focus, I have another college alternative idea.
RondaReady YOUniversity. It’s a course I designed especially to help people just getting started in the real world. And it helps you develop real skills for real life. Plus, it helps you focus on YOU. So, you’ll know who you are, what you should do, and how to get there.
So, wanna find out more about RondaReady YOUniversity and how it can help you do that? Then, let’s talk. Click or tap that button below, to book a free call with me. Right now.