I just got an email from LinkedIn that said…
“Vitaly, your profile is missing your education!”
Since I didn’t “formally” finish college (actually I never got past the 2nd semester), I decided to list the facts about my REAL education.
School Name: School of Hard Knocks and Street Smart Marketing Education
Degree: Master Copywriter, Marketer and Salesman
Field of Study: Money, Wealth Creation, and Human Psychology
Dates Attended: 1995-2013
Activities and Societies: Sold millions of dollars worth of products and services including insurance, investments, mortgages, and information products… face to face, offline, and online.
I’m sure some of my connections on LinkedIn will get a kick out of it, but it’s the truth isn’t it?
What is education after all?
According to Thesaurus:
Education – instruction, development of knowledge
So according to schools… you will become successful by obtaining instruction and developing knowledge.
Does anyone see a problem with this thinking?
I think maybe, just maybe that could be one of the reasons today’s college graduates are called the “Boomerang Generation.”
They leave home to go to school, then come back 4 years later and move right back to their parents house because they can’t get a job.
Oh and they’ve got $50K in loans as a reward for all this great “instruction and development of knowledge.”
What a SCAM!
Education is crucial to your success, but not just any kind of education.
Napoleon Hill in “Think and Grow Rich” talks about “Specialized Knowledge” as one of the steps towards riches.
This is right from the book…
“There are two kinds of knowledge. One is general, the other is specialized. General knowledge, no matter how great in quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money.
The faculties of the great universities possess, in the aggregate, practically every form of general knowledge known to civilization. Most of the professors have but little money. They specialize on teaching knowledge, but they do not specialize on the organization, or the use of knowledge.
Knowledge will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical plans of action, to the definite end of accumulation of money.
Lack of understanding of this fact has been the source of confusion to millions of people who falsely believe that “knowledge is power.” It is nothing of this sort!
Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if it is organized into definite plans of action and directed to a definite end.”
Of course is it’s easy fall victim to the “conventional” thinking if it’s been pounded into you since the early childhood.
Which is why if you want to “win the money game”…
… you have to ERASE and REPLACE your old beliefs about this if they’re holding you back, by grabbing REAL education and knowledge, and…
… getting around the RIGHT kind of people.
I don’t think I’d still be in this business if I didn’t make the decision early on to put myself around others who were going in the same direction as me.
And for most of us it’s NOT our family, friends and neighbors.
No, you need to get around other leaders… movers and shakers who can help you break out of the pack and skyrocket your business.
And it just so happens we have the biggest event of the year coming up shortly… “No Excuses Summit 4.”
Here’s a little preview of what it’s all about…
Keep an eye on your inbox for more information in the coming days.
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