I overheard a young woman yesterday explaining that she was “a quarter million dollars in debt” after five years at private undergraduate art school. She still didn’t have a degree, but was hoping to finish soon.
I’m not going to give you an anti-college rant here (I still believe college is a good choice for most people), but I have to ask, where is the line? What makes someone decide to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for an education that has very little monetary benefit after graduation?
Paying that much for medical school or business school makes financial sense. But for an undergrad degree that won’t land you a job or lead to making a self-employed living?
How much should college cost? When is an education worth a quarter million dollars of debt?
Today’s episode of Lifestyle Business Weekly is a little different. This time, I’m sharing 10 of the biggest lessons I’ve learned about building independent businesses.
Every creative person, every entrepreneur and everyone who tries something new needs to realize and accept this. Your work is going to suck in the beginning.
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.
Motivation is a funny thing. We can feel sluggish, depressed, tired and unmotivated towards the work we *know* we want/need to get done.
I read last week that a record number of people are leaving their jobs. They’re leaving because we’re in a tight labor market right now, and finding a better job is easy.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You start working on a new task, which requires you to do some research or look something up.