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The myth that in order to succeed a person needs to have a higher education, has long been debunked by the examples of talented people who have achieved unprecedented heights without the crust (Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc.). But how did the fate of ordinary people who abandoned their studies in the university in their time?

Higher Education Not Essential
  • I'm 26, I have 27 flower shops. My success was helped by this phrase I heard when I was 18: "You're not a bad guy, but you don't have any money". And I started taking revenge. With $100 in my pocket and an old car, my classmate and I started delivering flowers. And 3 years later the girl - the author of this phrase appeared, but as it turned out, it was not worth it. I quit the institute on the 2nd course: one day it was necessary to pass the exam and pay the salary to the staff. I chose the second option.

God, only now I realized, having received two higher education, that I no longer need to get up at 7 am to study! Now I have to get up at 6:00 for work.

  • God, only now I realized, having received two higher education, that I no longer need to get up at 7 am to study! Now I have to get up at 6:00 for work.
  • In the second year, a teacher gave me a grade that can't be reevaluated (automatic discharge). I decided not to lose a year in vain and went into freelance, quickly grew up with clients. When it was possible to recover, I already had a constant income of $ 300-500. Returning to study, I realized that the institute limits my growth. I reached the fourth year and still haven't picked up my diploma. At that time I was already working in a promising studio in the circle of professionals, and it went... studio, startup, now a huge corporation. I do not remember the name of the teacher, but thank her, right from the bottom of my heart!
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