The importance of school. You probably heard multiple times from your parents when you were young that formal education was crucial. And it is true. It would be naive to say that going to school doesn’t matter. However, when it comes to real life. When it comes to business, you have to hustle like a drop-out.
But what does that mean? It means that you can only actually learn once you are experiencing things. Although the information and knowledge that you receive while in school are important, real-life starts after you are done with it.
That’s when the real experience starts. You can learn by trying to do new things. Even failing, why not? All of this will build your background and experience and will help you with anything new that you try in the future.
To hustle like a drop-out is to be open to learning as you go. You will most definitely need to keep this mentality once you start your own business. The real learning starts just now. And although this might seem quite scary, it is also incredibly empowering.
Only by doing things yourself, you will be able to collect these opportunities. No more theory, but practice. Here’s how:
1. Use every tool available
Although school is an excellent source of information, it is not the only one. Especially today with the internet, everything seems just to be a click away from us. With a simple search, you can reach so much information. And most importantly, from multiple points of views.
You can have access to people who already tried to do something similar, and is willing to share their experience. You have access to “official” knowledge and data, which might help you make better decisions. All of this information can be easily accessed in a few minutes.
This accessible information can then help you build knowledge for your entrepreneur journey. Especially considering that these are precise information, which you won’t have access to in school. After all, the internet is simply a vast library that can be navigated with simple clicks.
Therefore, there’s no space for excuses. You can gather everything that you need just by dedicating a few minutes of your day to research. Being so, to hustle like a drop-out means to study like you have zero knowledge of it, which is partially true. What you have learned in school won’t prepare you for the real challenges of the business world. Those will be lessons learned by trying and failing.
2. Stay Motivated
The first few steps in the direction of your dream might be hard. You know, staying up late at night trying to learn as much as possible. This will probably mean a lot of worry and stress as well. Definitely, this isn’t something easy. However, it is doable. Try to find the triggers that will help you stay motivated to work harder.
You can create a vision board. Let yourself see where you want to be in a few years. Plan how you will go from where you are to where you want to be. This might make you motivated when things are hard.
Reminding yourself constantly of the real reason why you are working so hard can be extremely helpful. Write down not only the goals that are directly related to your goal but also mention the freedom that you will have once you have your own business, which is a side benefit from reaching your own goal of having a business.
Although it might sound easier said than done, just try to move forward. Start small, with only a few steps, and learn as you go. But definitely try. By doing nothing, there’s a 100% chance that you won’t build anything for yourself. Do you really want to challenge the odd?
3. Learn from Experience and Feedback
In school, you are tested frequently. Most likely, you need a specific grade to be able to pass your classes as well. In the real world, things aren’t much different. There is always the chance of failing. But just as things in school, you also learn from the experience. A business might even fail, but the experience will then help you build a new one in the future.
And just like in high school, you prepare for the multiple tests that you need to take. In real life, you also need to be ready. This is the feedback, the pieces of advice, the learning, the research. All of this will be essential for you to make sure your business is going in the right direction.
So, you see why you should hustle like a drop-out? The studying never ends, and you will have to continually dedicate yourself to make this work. The business world is just like starting school all over again. And it is completely possible to be successful even if you don’t have formal education. You also have unlimited chances. You just need to keep trying. Preparing yourself even more and then trying again. [Link Rise, believe and practice]
Believe it or not, everyone has potential. And as long as you keep trying, you will be able to build something amazing for yourself and your family as well. Because what will make the real difference isn’t the theory. Isn’t what is in the books. What makes the difference is the experience and knowledge that you get by trying.
The Bottom Line…
To hustle like a drop-out is to try your best in the real world and to grow from your experiences.
It knows that a lot of new things are coming your way. Things that you can’t learn in school. Being open to learning these things, it’s what is going to make you successful.
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