4 RANDOM ADVICE I'LL GIVE TO A UNIVERSITY STUDENT

It's that time of the year again. Freshers are just getting admission into the four walls of the University. Sophomores are bleeding tears as they're about to go through another tyrannical session with their bozo lecturers. FYB's Aka Final Year Brethren are happy that it's their final lap. The university is all fun and cozy. You get to meet people, learn, have Sex, and party, till you're tired. If you're lucky, your life will turn out amazing after college. You might get a Job start a business or marry a rich Man for the females. For the great majority that are going to be unlucky, you'll join the 1.3 million graduates every year without a job.

 

However, being in college is sweet I won't lie. Forget the lies all your online guru tells you. It's an exciting period in one's life. I don't think I'd be where I am in Life if I didn't go to the university. Though I dropped out, it was fun while it lasted. As your Mentor and Friend. Here are my four pieces of advice for those in the University.

 

1. SCHOOL IS NOT A SCAM BUT IT IS A SCHEME.

 Every University has its own Agenda. At the end of the day, it delivers on its promise to you. My university will say "worthy in learning and Character". No promise of money or anything else there. I don't know what your university promised you but I'm sure it's not money or financial freedom.

School is not where you go if you want to learn about money and financial freedom. You can go to the bank or other financial institutions you can even start a business. That's how to learn about money. School is only there to equip you with the knowledge of your area of specialization.

You Can Not Give What You Don't Have. When check the list of the 10 richest people in the world, you'll not find your professor or Lecturer there. They have likely never built any successful business or enterprises which is responsible for generating wealth. They just know theory and never turn any of their knowledge into practical results. So you cannot expect someone who doesn't have the kind of results you seek to give you one.

 

 

The University prepares you to be a salary earner. The top-paying career in the globe pays about $5 million per year. That's not up to 1% of Elon Musk's net worth. No matter your profession, being a salary earner will not guarantee you the financial freedom you need. I know a lot of people see him as a dick, but Grant Cardone was right to say that you cannot provide security for your family making under $1 million a year in the United States.

 

Again, these are things even the best college in the world won't teach you. You have to learn, unlearn, and relearn to get it right with money. At best, the most important thing you can learn from school is critical thinking and problem-solving. But this is mostly associated with people who struggle a lot with their studies and it's not something the educational system smiles at. Being a problem solver involves failing a lot. The school system penalizes failure which is not a good thing for young people.

 

 

So school is not a scam as long as it delivers on its promises. If they promise to make you a medical doctor and after 7 years of studies you were successfully awarded a medical license, then they've fulfilled their promise to you.

 

2. University Is Not About The Degree, It's About The Network And Relationships You Build.

In my opinion, this should be the number one reason why you want to go to the university. University is a Meeting point for great minds. No cap, 80% of the richest people in the world went to school at least for a certain period. They made friends and built lasting relationships. People like Bill Gates started companies with their friends, and Elon Musk also started Zip with his Friend and Brother.

 

You will learn most of your life lessons from your colleagues, rather than your lecturers and professors. My great friends are the ones that made me today. Deji Atoyebi, Okedeji Emmanuel, etc. They taught me programming. They showed me how to write, and other skills that have impacted my life.

 

You don't know who you're taking lectures with. Maybe the future President of Nigeria is sharing a bench with you right now. You can't tell. So don't be mean to people. Be nice, approachable, intelligent, and optimistic too. Don't be boring. Don't be an inland, go for that Dinner party or contest for your departmental President position. Try to be in the spotlight of every moment. A lot of people knew me back then, for one thing, I argued a lot about religion, politics, and other things. When I meet a few of my colleagues today, they're like, " Oh, this guy that used to say this, or that, etc". The bottom line is that you should be known. Don't live in isolation.

3. Find Someone You Can Collaborate With.

Some friends will teach you things, while others will be the ones you'll build a future with. My Friends like Josh Tracy, Dan Smith, and John Wills, are people I've built a company with. A tree cannot make a forest. You do not know everything. Go out and find people who are more knowledgeable in certain areas and make friends with them. Learn and collaborate with them. 

As the saying goes, birds of the same feather flock together, and successful people like to mingle and interact with others like them. You want to find people with your kind of hunger and drive. You can't have big dreams and flock with unserious people. You need people that will push you toward greatness. Don't forget that if you're in the company of 5 failures, you're the 6th. 

4. Don't Just Go Through School, Find The Practicality In It.

80% of the courses you are studying are utterly useless, cause at the end of the day, you won't use them for anything profitable. You need to focus on the 20% that are more practical. For me it was Economics. Many of the things I know about business today I wouldn't have known if I hadn't dropped in on those economic classes back then in college.

There is always a practical side to every course. I don't know what success means to you but your definition of success is finding a way to break out of financial lethargy, you need to turn your knowledge into a money-making machine. So find the practical side of everything you're learning. How can you make money with the things you're learning from CHEM 101? I'll leave you to figure that out

FINAL THOUGHTS

At the end of the day, your experience in college is something that is going to stick with you for a lifetime. So don't make it an excruciating one. Avoid bad friends, and don't indulge in crime and other vices. Shun cultism and juvenile activities. Focus on your future. In the end, I really hope that you become successful and that one day you'll remember this blog and how it has helped you.

 

 

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