Thanks Jim Rohn. I love the quote from the book, Twelve Pillars, “College will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.” This idea has set us free.
I have been fortunate enough to have a college education. In fact, I spent almost ten years dedicated to the system that would give me the “brass ring”. College is an expensive venture. You are required pay up front for education that you apply later. In some cases, people rack up $ 100,000+ bill that they have to scramble to pay off with their new “job”. I know people who are skimming by trying to get the 10+ year debt paid off. I was also lucky enough to study a topic I absolutely love, art, more specifically graphic design. In school I was a sell out to all the other fine artists for “making a living” off of my art. I have had a good, some would even say, great career with my college degree. Interestingly enough, it didn’t have the power to set me free.
Self education has always been a passion of mine. I love to read to expand my knowledge. I have been moved off of my couch to take action by the things I have read. Self education allows me to learn and apply the skill immediately. Of course, I like to apply my new found knowledge the minute I have learned it. Some might call me crazy stretching my limits. As I write this most people are in bed. I find this time is peaceful and inspiring, and a time to apply myself to my passion and causes. So this path of self education brings with it some challenges, and brings with it hope. It brings with it an incredible amount of wisdom to help me reach my goals. I have had two simple goals since I was a child. I want to spend my time with my kids at home.
I want to travel and work from anywhere in the world.
I am extremely fortunate to share my passion with my husband. We found that through this self education, we are set for life. Our dreams are goals with time lines. They have become reality, and completely attainable. If we had settled for less, we would have regrets. Our self education has taken us on the new frontier, the internet. We have become skilled internet marketers who help others learn the same thing. We can do it from anywhere in the world. Our system works while we play with our kids.
To say “self education rocks” is an understatement! It is just as challenging as college. I would say it even tests you more. But what an awesome journey. The view is incredible, and the person it makes you become is even better than you could have imagined. At this point with all of our early goals so easily reached, we are focused on helping others reach their goals. It is our turn to help others “self educate” and give back.