Today, I turn 26 years old. To my surprise, it was a big hit even if being a bit of a random topic! Due to the reception of that post, I decided that the best way to celebrate my birthday was to reflect.
We just hit 1. It did not happen fast. Mindvalley took nine years to build. Some years were fun. Some years were pure brutal. This is important to me. Mindvalley was built around my passions — meditation, personal growth, play, culture, travel and epic interior design our offices are magical.
The Mindvalley Headquarters But the climb was hard and long. And I almost lost it all on multiple occasions.
And I want to share some advice. My GPA was just over 2. I just could not focus on my engineering classes completely. So what did I focus on in university? Volunteer work, traveling and working abroad, pouring through books on business and entrepreneurship, learning photography, and working with theater troupes.
I never got good at ONE thing. But having exposure to many different things helped give me an edge as an entrepreneur. If I was successful I might be trapped in a 9-to-5 job as an engineer rather than become an entrepreneur.
The best employees are specialists. The best entrepreneurs tend to be generalists.
Instead, really embrace the idea of a generalist education. I majored in Computer Engineering and minored in Performing Arts. My best subject was digital photography.
All of this, in retrospect, were smart decisions. Complete with checkout, CRM, analytics tools and more. Minoring in drama helped me learn stage presence.
Being good as a speaker has helped me attract countless business clients and partners. Photography gave me an eye for aesthetics and design. Today Mindvalley is known for great design and aesthetics in an industry that usually ignores them. And they tend to be our best hires. Today it appears that everything I chose to study played a key role in my life and business success.
Maybe it was destiny? I prefer to think it was the power of a generalist education helping me pull together disparate areas of knowledge to build a business.
Your college degree is meaningless. But the real problem happens when you start worrying about money. You start second guessing your ideas. You stay up in bed at night worried about paying the bills.
It provides security and cashflow till you can break even or get funding. The loneliness of striking it out on your own and the boredom of working at home for eight hours a day will get to you. Juggle both till you have cashflow coming in that allows you to survive.
I started my business on December 22nd, while still holding a day job. I would work 8-hour days and then come home and put in another two hours on what would eventually become Mindvalley. My first goal was never to make a million. I set a minimalistic goal that was within grasp.HR and my regional vice president stated she had been hired to fill a role for a growing segment of our business and should have functioned as a team consultant.
Today, I turn 26 years old. [pause for cheering] A little over a month ago, I wrote the post “3 Lessons I’ve Learned in 3 Years of Marriage“.. I’ll be the first to admit, I wasn’t sure how the post would be received.
She was an amazing professor!!! I needed to take this class for my nursing requirements and she made it so easy. I definitely learned a lot but it wasn't stressful at all. Lessons I’ve Learned As a Freshman In College. By. Alisa Patience-May 2, 0. My young professors have been more strict, not because they take joy in seeing a college student suffering the same way they are, but because they have to produce results.
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