A thought experiment…
The year is 2019. You’re about to embark on a four year journey some call College. Your tuition is about to go through when suddenly, Your given an option:
A. Take your student loans and pay for 4 years of college and study one specific thing or…
B. Take half of your student loans and pay for coaches and any online courses of your choosing.
What would you do?
Back in 2008 before departing my parent’s home and making the University of Pittsburgh my new home, I didn’t have a choice (or at least there didn’t seem like I had any).
Engineering, that was my destiny and 4 years of school would get me there.
But like most of my peers, I’m stuck with whomping student loan payments and little career satisfaction to show for it (that’s why I left to start this company).
Today, many of my peers are facing a second go at the above dilemma: grad school.
Although I refrain from giving generic career advice, I do offer an alternative:
Hire a coach.
For the past year I’ve worked with a business coach to help me turn my freelancing gig into a full-blown business (they aren’t the same thing),
One-on-one coaching has driven results and helped me to grow as an entrepreneur. Yes, I don’t have a fancy MBA hanging on my wall, but I have clients who want our services.
Coaches offer the market an interesting value proposition: We will sacrifice our time and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.
Most colleges can’t make the same promise.
So back to the original dilemma, if you had the choice, what would you choose?
I know what I’d choose.