What to do instead of going to college (or after you’ve already gone)

What do you want the impact of your life to be? What type of uniquely meaningful work can… more GETTY IMAGES (SKYNESHER)

What do you want the impact of your life to be? What type of uniquely meaningful work can… more

GETTY IMAGES (SKYNESHER)

In my opinion, every aspiring entrepreneur needs their first big project. The project should not necessarily be a job. It’s best if the project is something that you choose, you design and you fund.

By deeply involving yourself in things that you really care about, you’ll start gaining real, experiential knowledge. This is the type of knowledge that you can’t get in a classroom, and is the sort of raw material that you can turn into an asset (a skill or product) that can eventually be sold.

To be clear, I'm not anti-college. I'm pro options.

Many of us aren’t even aware that there is another way to find work that you love other than browsing through a catalog of majors and sitting in a lecture hall. Even if you read this and still choose to go to college (or you’ve already gone), you should be actively looking to improve your life and intentionally develop yourself by undertaking challenging experiences that you’re deeply interested in.