Did you grow up with parents that told you to go to school, get your degree to get a good job? Was going to college part of your “MASTER PLAN” for success in life? Was it your dream to get a college education or even go further and get a Masters, PhD or more? Did you accomplish that?
I did. I have a Doctorate of Chiropractic and was in undergrad and Graduate school from 1993 to 2002. WOW right that is a lot of years. I also got the Student Loans that go with that and of course the loans to start my Chiropractic Wellness Centers by 2003 I was 250,000 in debt. I was blessed to go right to work and earn money. Many college graduates aren’t working in their field of study or making enough to pay their monthly student loan bills.
The world is changing when it comes to education. Degrees are becoming more a tuition payment than a tool to make something of yourself in this world. We are getting taught technical skills but not relationship skills. We are valuing GPA’s over a persons ability to hold a decent conversation. We brag over our kids in Honor’s societies but forget to teach them how to manage a bank account and stay out of debt.
Yes the world’s economy is changing and we must look at how to change with it. Luckily I have heard that message for a few years now and have been committed to school my kids with more than a STEM education.. (If you don’t know what that means I just learned it too. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
So what is the solution… I don’t know for you but I know what changed everything for me . 18 years ago this month I attended a little gathering that would forever change my life and the lives of many many many people. It was a little wellness talk led by a homeschooling mom who was so nervous she was shaking. This nervous mom had a passion to help others and she overcame her fears that day to share with me and others. Because she did she changed my life. This woman would continue to share, grow, and learn skills to develop the most successful business in her town. In fact 18 years later she and hundreds of her friends have become successful small business entrepreneurs.
Crazy right? But it’s true for her, me and thousands more. Working we all must do it, but some of us need to look beyond a 9-5 job to something more for our lives, our children, and their children. Do you feel that calling too? Do you want to create, be and do something more?
I know you can. And I also think I know how you can? Let’s chat about it. Reply back to me or call my office at 315-836-2014 and let’s have a short conversation to see if “Going Beyond” is right for you.
And for some more Inspiration Watch TD Jakes share about “Doing More with your Life” and SOAR.
Mary Starr Carter
The Total Wellness Doc and Mom