Anonymous for obvious reasons.
My friends complain about their pay but do nothing about it… Long story short, I dropped out of school more than a decade ago because I had severe ADHD and wasn’t getting anywhere by conventional learning. I started reading books about basically everything and bettered myself.
After a year, I called a few small companies begging for a chance to consult for them knowing absolutely nothing in terms of work experience.
Fast forward 12 years.. I own a consulting firm, employ 10 field engineers, and 2 office workers. My company grossed $21.7 million in 2021. My expenses including payroll add up to 71% bringing in a total of $6.93 million of potential income for me yearly.
I don’t say this to brag. I say this to inspire. I live a rather modest life. So much so, my friends don’t even know I’m a millionaire and assume I only have $30k max in savings.
I’m usually the butt of education jokes in my circle but I just sit back and smile. Deep down I know education is a social construct, just another way of measure oneself against another.
Deep down I know that education is also important but not at the expense of believing in yourself.
People, believe in yourself!