Most people who meet me don’t realize this, but I was bullied mercilessly in school, I was ‘depressed’ for most of my teens, I had zero self-esteem and absolutely no social skills.
Everything I have today, from building a business, to the friends I’ve made & the girls I’ve dated, to the confidence to simply talk to people, I had to work my ass off for.
It was quite a journey – These are some invaluable things I picked up along the way.
▪️ Lesson 1:
The only things you need to worry about in life are:
– Acquiring Wealth (Business)
– Maintaining Health (Diet & Gym)
– Finding Love (Social Life & Sex Life)
– Protecting those things once you have them (Learn to Fight & Shoot, and understand how politics effects you)
Anything else is a distraction that will lead to unhappiness & regret.
No one is perfect but if you can make progress in all of these areas you will gain an enormous sense of fulfillment and it will be impossible not to feel happy.
▪️ Lesson 2:
It’s VERY easy to be distracted.
Drinking, Drugs, TV, Video Games, Negative People & Funny cat videos absorb 90% of the average persons attention, which is why they inevitably end up not achieving anything in life & end up failures.
Pay less attention to externalities and more attention to yourself. If you can cut the distractions by even as little as 50% you will beat most people.
▪️ Lesson 3:
90% of people are not worth your time and are not worth listening to, largely because they are focused on the list mentioned above.
Ask them what they want to do with their life “idk” – they aren’t going anywhere.
This is why my friends list went from 3,000+ to 100. This is also why school is a waste of time, taking the advice of an overweight teacher with an ugly wife who makes $30k a year & has never achieved anything will not help you achieve anything either.
You have access to the internet, you can learn how to do anything you want direct from source.
▪️ Lesson 4:
Equity is everything.
If you don’t own whatever you are working on, you are just making someone else rich by building an asset for them.
If you work a job, it’s better to accept less pay for more equity, but only if you believe in the company. If you don’t, you should not be working there. Also your co-workers are your competitors not your friends, there’s only room for 1 person to get that much desired promotion.
Of course my advice would always be to stop trading time for money like a chump, and start a business where exponential growth is possible.
I’m often asked on my various social media pages “Rob, should I drop out of college?” or “Rob, should I send my kids to school? and my answer is inevitably always the same.
The Mis-Education system is the biggest scam of the modern age. You do not need ‘good grades’ or a college degree to succeed in life, quite the opposite. In fact 80% of BILLIONAIRES are not college graduates. That fact alone is rather telling…
As many of you know, I myself am a serial drop-out, I left school the first time at just age 12 – I learnt more that year than all the previous years of school combined – eventually I got into a quite reputable college, despite having no qualifications (You do NOT need good grades to get into college or to get a job) and promptly dropped out again after just 1 year at college as I quickly realized it was a complete waste of time.
Why on earth would anyone spend tens of thousands of dollars to spend 4+ years learning from a broke professor making $60k a year when you could just go online and get much better information straight from an actual millionaire, or an expert in any field, and learn everything you need to know in a matter of weeks or months. It’s absolute insanity, and that’s just the start of what’s wrong with our ‘education’ system.
School teaches you how to do everything the wrong way.
School will teach you to sit and struggle with a math problem that has already been solved.
Waste of time. Just skip to the back of the book and get the answer. If your boss finds you wasting hours trying to solve a problem that already has a solution, you’re going to find yourself on the firing line real fast.
School will teach you not to copy the answer from other people.
Pure stupidity. Modelling people who have already gotten the results you want is one of the most effective ways to achieve ANYTHNG. If someone has already solved a problem, just examine their solution and apply it. Only an idiot tries to reinvent the wheel. This is the value of books, courses & mentors – they provide you a straight line from A to B.
School will teach you to focus on your weaknesses. E.g get better at math in order to pass with good grades.
Complete waste of time. Focus on your strengths & maximize their effectiveness. Ignore your weaknesses, you can hire other people to do them. Everyone successful has mastered a specific ‘niche’. Diversification is for losers. Not only does school teach you the WRONG way to do everything, it also trains you to believe that progress must be incremental.
Why can’t you test out & graduate directly from 4th grade? Why can’t you improve your results exponentially? Why can’t you take 3rd Grade English & 5th Grade Chemistry if you want to?
In reality you CAN do this, there’s nothing stopping you from jumping from $100k a year directly to 8 figures. You don’t need to stop off at $250k, $500k, $1m, $4m etc along the way to $10m.
If teachers said “I can take you from 1st Grade to 6th Grade in one year” school might be worth a more than a second of consideration, instead they make it incremental. Utterly stupid, all this does is stifle progress and handicap capable students for the sake of some ‘established order’.
So what is it with parents and their obsession with ‘school’ and ‘college’?!
School didn’t work for them. It probably didn’t work for anyone they know. Yet they still advocate for it, they might as well be suffering from mass-delusion.
I’m going to assume everyone reading this has already graduated highschool, although some of you may be considering college, in which case this next bit still applies.
If you are a parent, the best thing you can do for your kids is get them out of school. Yes, ensure they learn the basic necessities (Physics, Philosophy, English & Maths). Hire a tutor if necessary and encourage active learning. Aside from that let them develop their own talents and focus on their strengths:
Discipline + Autodidactism + the Internet = Genius.
If your kid wants to be a neurosurgeon – there’s an online course for that.
If your kid wants to build rockets for SpaceX – there’s an online course for that.
If your kid wants to be a billionaire real estate mogul – there’s an online course for that.
If you can overcome your own ego, admit that nothing you learnt in school has ever been useful in your real life, and that you essentially got conned into wasting years of your life in a classroom surrounded by people you didn’t even like… Then you’ll be pulling your kids out of class right about now.
If you are currently considering college – ask yourself what the ROI of that investment is going to be.
You are going to be investing 4 years of your life & many thousands of dollars, for what?
A piece of paper that MIGHT help you land a resoundingly mediocre $50k a year job?
A chance to party and screw around with your friends for a few years?
Hint: You can do that without going to college.
Get a head start over your peers by opting out of the college-scam and choosing the path of the daring, the ambitious and the rich.
P.S – It’s essential you build a personal library in your house.
Check out my Resources page for a great list of life changing books to help you get started.
Did you know there are ONLY 3 ways to grow ANY business? 😱💲
All the top experts know this, from Tony Robbins to Jeff Bezos, and that’s partly why they get such massive results.
But very few small business owners or new entrepreneurs are aware.
In this video I am going to teach you How to grow your Business and show you the top 3 ways there are to properly grow an online business.
A lot of entrepreneurs and small business owners struggle to create the growth they desire, but this is often because they are focused on the wrong activities. There are actually only three ways to grow your business and once you understand them you will know exactly how to grow your business without wasting time, energy or money on unproductive activities.
So employ these methods today & take your business to new heights!
Have you ever felt like your end goal wasn’t big enough to feel exciting?
It’s hard to feel motivated, let alone inspired, if your prospective future isn’t what you really wish for.
Thinking bigger can help you achieve your goals much faster because it acts as inspiration. When your goals are enormous, it also encourages you to push yourself harder when pursuing them which makes it much more likely that you’ll achieve what you set out to achieve.
Part of the art of entrepreneurship is thinking big, and in this video I share my top 3 tips to help kick your thinking up a notch and take you to that next level.
If you have any questions you’d like me to answer in future emails, tweet me or send me a message on instagram, and if your question is good I’ll tackle it in an upcoming video!