“What do you mean by build differently?”
I’m not a big fan of the typical approaches to prepping students for college and transitioning into the workforce.
Based on the shameless marketing colleges and universities do, students should transition out of school with the work of their dreams, debt free, and the life they really want. But, this is just not the case for so many.
You’ve been taught, counseled and at times frightened into believing that a successful transition into the world of work is primarily determined by external factors – social, cultural, political and economic, which minimizes or excludes the internal factors that make up the individual – biological, psychological and spiritual. We believe both set of factors are important, and might even argue that the internal ones are more so, which is why we’re building an inward bound hub.
There are just too many potholes along this road, which result in lots of temporary and, sometimes, permanent detours from work that really matters.
Students have got to stop buying into inflated promises that the educational system has no intention of fulfilling. It can’t. It’s too big. It’s run like a business, not an institution of learning. Although some schools in the system still hold true to this mission, those days are long gone for most in this space.
As a student, you don’t have time to wait while the educational system gets its act together, arguing back and forth about whether there is a problem and if there is how to remedy it.
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. – Jim Rohn
Here’s the thing…we live in an unprecedented time of possibility and opportunity, which is deserving of some serious back flips, AND demands a different and more intimate conversation about work, transition and choice.
I’m ready to have this conversation with you and build something that’s useful, informative, supportive, life-changing and practical based on what YOU need before, during and after you take the college plunge.
It’s all about personal responsibility and empowerment, which means you’ve got to grab your hard hat and get to building that bridge yourself. We’re here to help, but we need your help and your input to make this work.
Let’s clear something up . . .
. . . I’m not a college hater, I’m probably one of the most enthusiastic advocates of the college experience you’ll meet, when it’s the right fit for the student.
The academic environment is a unique one where many opportunities are available. I’ve spent and still spend lots of time working on and interacting with students in high school and on college campuses.
If you’ve read this far, my guess is a nerve has probably been touched . . . you don’t simply want a job or even a career, you’ve got your sights set on something more – work that aligns with the best of who you are, what you really care about and what you want to contribute in the world.
Share what you need, what you want, what kind of footprint you want to leave, and anything else you decide to share so we can help you get from where you are now to YOUR desired lifestyle and just right work.
If you’re shy and hesitant to share right away, that’s cool, as there will be plenty of opportunities to connect, interact and even work with us. Now, wouldn’t that be nice?
Your true evolution is not what you do out there. That’s secondary. Your true evolution is to do with the arising of awareness in you as you go about your life.
– Eckhart Tolle