We live in a society where there’s a strong push toward education. From four years of age all the way to college and beyond, we’re expected to focus on one major goal…get a diploma and prepare yourself for the “real world.”
I feel a diploma is important for getting a job in the formal, business world. But does it really matter when it comes to Internet Marketing?
My Educational Background
Like a lot of people, I bought into the idea of going to college. While I didn’t work hard during these years, I stuck it out because I believed college was the only path to success.
The same goes for graduate school. During my time in the military, I thought it was important to pursue a Master’s of Science in Business Management simply because it gave me an edge when it came to job interviews. My thought was by the time I was discharged, I’d have a quality education mixed with military experience. This would help me get my dream job.
The funny thing was by the time I got to the “real world” I had ZERO desire to join the ranks of the corporate world. In fact, I was terrified at the prospect of spending the next 40+ years wasting my life in a cubicle. So I ended up ditching the 9 to 5 and pursuing this crazy dream of an online business.
The end result was I wasted six years of my life pursuing diplomas that now grow dust in my storage shed as I travel the world.
Is College Really Necessary?
I have mixed feelings about college and other forms of formal education. I feel it’s a great place to learn how to think critically and prepare for the rigors of “adulthood”. Also, there were some classes that taught me valuable lessons I’m still using to this day.
However, I don’t think a formal education really matters with Internet marketing. It doesn’t matter if you have a PhD or a GED. The only thing that counts is having a quality work ethic combined with an ability to create (and follow) a system.
What Do YOU Think?
We all have different backgrounds. A few reading this might have a PhD or law degree. A lot of you have the standard Bachelors Degree. And there are some who didn’t even make it out of high school.
The common thing that unites us is a burning desire to achieve success with an online business.
My question to you… Is college really necessary for success with an online business? Do you think it teaches you critical skills that gives you an edge over the competition? Or do you believe that the only things that matter are an ability to learn and having a good work ethic?
Comment below and let me know you what you think…To Your "Internet Lifestyle",