WHAT SCHOOL NEVER TAUGHT ME
LET’S GET REAL ABOUT OUR SOCIETY
I would say I spend about 40% of my day educating myself. Whether that is through online courses, reading, listening to podcasts and other avenues.
Education is how we grow.
Education is how we succeed.
Education is how we make this world a better place.
But, not everyone learns the same way, and our traditional education system is a bit flawed.
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I LEFT COLLEGE
When I first dropped out of college, I knew that I needed to push myself to grow. I needed to get outside of my comfort zone and do what was different.
I needed to do anything to challenge myself.
I needed to do anything to improve my skills.
I needed to do anything to build new skills.
I needed to do anything to teach me REAL LIFE lessons.
BECAUSE REAL LIFE ISN’T A TEXT BOOK!
Real life isn’t a homework assignment.
Real life isn’t the results you get on a test.
So, I decided to get out and get some real life experience. If you read my recent post on visualization to create a life you want, then you already know that I had BIG TIME plans.
I did EVERYTHING that scared me.
I signed up for public speaking classes.
I signed up for comedy improv classes.
I signed up for leadership classes.
I volunteered to meet different types of people.
I got a sales job to learn how to become the best sales woman there was!
If it scared me, I did it.
“School” taught me structure. It taught me the basics. It gave me a foundation.
We know when WWII started.
We learned how to use the recorder.
We learned the periodic table of elements.
WHAT SCHOOL DIDN’T TEACH ME
LET ME JUST LIST IT OUT + GIVE YOU VALUE
It didn’t teach me how to build a business.
It didn’t teach me how to build my confidence.
It didn’t teach me how to get to the next level in life.
It didn’t teach me how to reach my goals.
It didn’t teach me how to do laundry.
It didn’t teach me how to do my taxes.
It didn’t teach me creative ways to get a job.
It didn’t teach me how to face rejection.
It didn’t teach me that being different is GOOD.
It didn’t teach me that failure is GOOD.
I am 100% self taught and was constantly educating myself. I knew what I NEEDED to build a business because of my own personal proactive WANT to educate myself, but not how to scale the business or what that entails, k?
I was so beyond frustrated. I failed. It was time consuming. I did a lot of things that were wrong for a long time.
But, that’s just it.
That’s one lesson that school doesn’t teach you.
Because I did SO many things wrong, I am now doing SO many things right and get to share that with you.
For those of you who are unsure as to how to reach that next level in life, I have some advice that I DID NOT learn in school!
WHAT THE REAL WORLD TAUGHT ME
Learn to be proactive and if you want something, ASK!
Do something everyday that makes you uncomfortable because that is when you grow and build your skills.
Don’t be afraid to go for a job that you don’t have a degree for. I got a job as the marketing director of a real estate agency in Miami Beach without a degree or experience.
Fail as often as possible because that is when you learn the most. Write it down! When I first moved to Miami and wanted to start a business, I did A LOT wrong. I’m thankful for that because if I didn’t fail often, I wouldn’t be in the position I am today.
Create routines and structure for your life. I am a big believer in morning routines because the way you start your day can determine the outcome of your day.
You are never STUCK. If you are unhappy at a job, make a change. Forget about your resume. ( unless that’s your thing, ya know? ) Happiness comes first. If you aren’t in the position to quit, take a sick day and go interview. Be persistent.
Stop listening to the ones who aren’t doing what YOU want to be doing. They will only discourage you.
Learn gratitude. Life gets really tough. Whether it’s personal or business. Practicing gratitude and incorporating that into a routine will help you to remain mentally stable and better handle stress.
What is a valuable lesson that you never learned in school? Share below!