32. F**k, I Didn’t Get The Grades!

In this episode Cem and Wayne discuss why not getting the grades could be the best thing that has ever happened to you. We talk about the unique opportunities that are available to those leaving the educational system. The many ways in which the digital economy has made it easier than ever to build your own (free) education as well as how to find awesome peers and mentors that will give you an experience and self development head start over those following the herd.

What you’ll hear

Episode Introduction

04:20  Beginning Quote

“We do not need to teach students to embrace the status quo.” ― Seth Godin

06:30 I didn’t get the grades, now what?

10:30 Has uni lost its value?

11:45 So, what do you do if you’re not going to uni?

14:50 “Your first job after leaving education is not your career.”

20:20 “You need to learn how to own your time.”

21:00 “Too often we relate our worth to our paycheque.”

26:30 The education system creates the same kind of people.

“Metro mentality.”

Metro Mentality

28:00 Leaving the education system allows you to fail more than others.

“The person who fails more wins.”

35:00 Why you need to get comfortable with asking for help.

37:00 Approach anxiety hacks.

“Treat people like it’s their last day on earth.” – James Altucher

39:30 “Don’t let people should all over you.”


41:30 End Quote

“If you are not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” ― Ken Robinson

Additional Resources:

Yale Video Courses

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Podcasts For Entrepreneurs

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