“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
There’s a common thread among the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, and it’s not what you might think. It’s not prestigious degrees or extensive networks (although those can certainly help). It’s something much more within your control: a commitment to lifelong learning.
Let’s take Bill Gates as an example. Despite being a Harvard dropout, Gates never stopped learning. He’s a voracious reader and is known to devour multiple books each week. His constant curiosity and thirst for knowledge have undoubtedly contributed to his extraordinary success.
The most impactful learning often happens outside of traditional classrooms. It comes from books, mentors, online courses, real-world experiences, and even failures. As an entrepreneur, it’s this kind of self-education that can fuel your growth and keep you adaptable in the ever-changing business landscape.
Now, this doesn’t mean you have to give up your Netflix subscription and spend every waking hour reading business books (though if that’s your thing, more power to you!). It’s about creating a habit of continuous learning in a way that works for you. It could be listening to podcasts during your morning commute, setting aside an hour each night for reading, dedicating one day a week to learning a new skill, or regularly reading these emails.
Action Step: Reply to this email to let me know if these daily emails are a valuable part of your self-education. I’d love to hear how they’re helping your entrepreneurial journey, and if there’s anything that would make them more valuable for you.
Self-education isn’t about stuffing your brain with facts. It’s about opening your mind to new ideas and perspectives. It’s about equipping yourself with the tools you need to navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship and seize the opportunities that come your way.
I hope this email inspires you to keep learning and growing.
For more information on the importance of self-education, be sure to check out my book pick of the week: “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki.