I don't want to go to school anymore...

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Guys,

Please help me.

I'm having success as far as Internet Marketing is concerned.

I noticed that I don't have the drive to study anymore.

I'm having failed scores in quizzes and in major exams.

I know I can do it because during my 1st-2nd year days,

I was known as one of the top.

That was because I thought that being a CPA was

the only way to achieve financial freedom but since

I discovered that there is such a huge possibility

of making lots of money online, I got focused here.

I'm really enjoying it.

I just feel guilty because my parents really want me

to finish school but my heart's is really in Internet Marketing.

It makes me wanting to get up everyday. It inspires me.

I'm already in my Junior year.

I bought the Productive Profits Blueprint WSO here for

time management and I had success but only in Internet

Marketing.

I want to study my college textbooks but I just don't

feel it anymore.

Please give me some advice.


Thanks,
Alfonso
#anymore #school
  • Profile picture of the author relicon
    We are in the same boat. I'm a senior in high school and I have the same attitude as you have; and my parents are getting tired of my ugly academic grades even though I'm making lots of money than before.

    I never let school interfere with my education. I told my parents that I don't care if I go to the best schools or the worst ones or never go to college at all. I do not care if I get an F or a D or C in all of my classes. School is still in the middle ages. It can barely teach people how to read and write.

    The only thing I care about is doing what I love to do and put it to service for human kind so I can make a living and a fortune. Now that's what I call wealth and happiness!

    Alfonso, if you can make as much money online to get the basic needs of life to live in this modern age, then continue your Internet marketing.

    Alfonso, you can quit at anytime you know. Why not finish it?

    My advice for you is continue school and drop out of school when you make enough money to support yourself and your family.
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    • Originally Posted by relicon View Post

      Why not finish it?

      Relicon, what do you mean by finish it?
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      • Profile picture of the author tresfavian
        You will find that learning all things will benefit you down the road in many ways. Your knowledge will take you farther if you know more than one thing.
        You may not think you will ever use it but you will. You'll be glad you know it then. Keep up on your studies, never stop learning.
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        • Profile picture of the author cookedapple
          Originally Posted by tresfavian View Post

          You will find that learning all things will benefit you down the road in many ways. Your knowledge will take you farther if you know more than one thing.
          You may not think you will ever use it but you will. You'll be glad you know it then. Keep up on your studies, never stop learning.

          I agree. I'm 49 years old and this year I resumed my studies after many complicated years caused by my disability
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  • Profile picture of the author relicon
    Are you in high school or college?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Internet Marketing will be around forever, an opportunity to finish college or high school wont necessarily be.

    And remember, most people who do IM do so for a while part time on top of a regular job and/or school before they quit andgo IM full time.

    Plus, the lessons you learn in school will help you personally and professionaly forever.

    My two cents at least
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  • Profile picture of the author LightningZsolt
    Take it from me. Dropping out of college to pursue ANY method of making money (whether it's IM, or just a 9-5 job) is not a good idea. I made that mistake 10 years ago, and have always regretted it, and am preparing to go back to college at the age of 26. Sure, you can be extremely successful and profitable with IM and not finishing college. But why not do both?

    No one really knows what's in the future. An Electromagnetic Pulse bomb could detonate in 5 years, destroying all electronic equipment and sending us back to the stone age. What would you do then? IM obviously would not be an option anymore. You'd have to go back to fighting with all the other 6+ billion people on Earth trying to get a job. And the ones that get the high paying jobs are the ones with a higher education. That won't change.

    Granted, my example might be a little far-fetched. But you get my point. What would it hurt to do what you love, and do what is smart at the same time? The next 2 or 3 years will go by regardless. What you do with them is what's important. I would highly recommend finding a way to balance your entrepreneurial desires with your university studies. Find a way to get motivated to study your classes, just as you find motivation to study IM guides and materials. They're all good for your future. You've come this far. Why back out now?
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      • I'm beginning to realize that one of the reasons why I don't

        study is because I'm afraid I won't to be able to catch up

        to my classmates. The prelims and midterms are over.

        Deep inside, I feel envious of them getting high grades

        and knowing the lessons. A few years back, I was

        annihilating them academically. I feel so inferior now.

        I'm just saying it's because my objective has changed.

        It's partly true of course.

        I have a lot of catching up to do. I'm also afraid of

        what I will have to explain to my parents because of

        my low grades. They're expecting me to still make a killing

        in school.

        Man, I just don't know what to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author tweetzon
      Originally Posted by LightningZsolt View Post

      Take it from me. Dropping out of college to pursue ANY method of making money (whether it's IM, or just a 9-5 job) is not a good idea. I made that mistake 10 years ago, and have always regretted it, and am preparing to go back to college at the age of 26. Sure, you can be extremely successful and profitable with IM and not finishing college. But why not do both?

      No one really knows what's in the future. An Electromagnetic Pulse bomb could detonate in 5 years, destroying all electronic equipment and sending us back to the stone age. What would you do then? IM obviously would not be an option anymore. You'd have to go back to fighting with all the other 6+ billion people on Earth trying to get a job. And the ones that get the high paying jobs are the ones with a higher education. That won't change.

      Granted, my example might be a little far-fetched. But you get my point. What would it hurt to do what you love, and do what is smart at the same time? The next 2 or 3 years will go by regardless. What you do with them is what's important. I would highly recommend finding a way to balance your entrepreneurial desires with your university studies. Find a way to get motivated to study your classes, just as you find motivation to study IM guides and materials. They're all good for your future. You've come this far. Why back out now?


      seriously i dont think that's gonna happen , for some reason haha!
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  • Profile picture of the author LightningZsolt
    Well, Alfonso, I can understand your feelings of inferiority. And I know it can be tough to explain to parents why you're not reaching your potential. But explaining that you fell into a slump and your grades fell but that you're working to improve will be a LOT easier to explain to them (and they'll be a lot more understanding) than telling them you're quitting school altogether. And who really cares if you're behind everyone else and need to catch up? Why quit? Just do your best. In a year, it won't matter if you were top of the class or if you just finished. Your classmates won't even remember who you are in a few years. But you will remember whether or not you finished your studies and stuck it out, doing the best you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    Even though I graduated high school with A's and B's, I never, ever applied myself in any of my school years and was constantly behind with catchup work. I hated it, but I finished it and felt really great about it afterwards.

    You may regret dropping out, but I guarantee you won't regret graduating.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      This needs emphasized...

      Originally Posted by moneysoapbox View Post

      You may regret dropping out, but I guarantee you won't regret graduating.
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  • Profile picture of the author LightningZsolt
    Just found an interesting article on Young Entrepreneur that you should check out. Just stumbled upon it by mistake, about 3 minutes ago lol. Funny how things work. Check it out...
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Richards
    You should NEVER be doing something that you don't want to be doing for someone else's sake.

    College is just not for everyone. Not everyone wants to be at school, for whatever reason, and that by no means makes them stupid. It just means that they have different priorities, or methods of learning, or desire for an academic education, or whatever.

    If you don't feel like being there, get out, but ONLY do so if you can actually support yourself.

    You can always go back to school. Colleges aren't going to disappear.

    A friend of mine is a great example of this. He started college and dropped out in his first year because he was doing IM. He ended up being really successful and was able to go back to school because he WANTED to, and not because he FELT OBLIGATED to.

    If you are at school, it should be because you want to be there, not because you feel obligated to be there.
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    • Profile picture of the author LightningZsolt
      Originally Posted by Adam Richards View Post

      You should NEVER be doing something that you don't want to be doing for someone else's sake.

      College is just not for everyone. Not everyone wants to be at school, for whatever reason, and that by no means makes them stupid. It just means that they have different priorities, or methods of learning, or desire for an academic education, or whatever.

      If you don't feel like being there, get out, but ONLY do so if you can actually support yourself.
      You seem to contradict yourself here. First you say that someone should only be in college if he feels like being there, and not out of obligation. Then you say only drop out if you can support yourself. So, according to you, if you're in college and are making substantial money on the side, enough to support yourself for the time being, then it's okay to quit school. But if you hate school but can't support yourself, then you should stay in school? Wouldn't that last part be "out of obligation"? School isn't for everyone, I agree. I'm a great example of that. But is it smart to not go to school because it's something "you just don't feel like doing"? Or is it smarter to "do something you might not like, but is better for you in the long run"?

      People do something they don't want to do, out of obligation, every day. It's called a J-O-B. Jobs aren't "for everybody". And not everyone has a job. But for most it's a necessary evil. Unless you have another source of reliable, significant income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kendrick
    Hey man take it from me. I'm 23 this year and still in uni, although I'm in 3rd yr. I got hooked on the idea that all you need to make it in anything in life is to put hard work and love it like you love..whatever it is you love the most. Hence, begun the tumultuous period in me early youth.

    Where I come from, most people graduate at around 21-22 or even 25+ but that's for stuff like law, medicine etc. Anyway, I was studying mechatronics engineering until I thought that I was smart enough to start out on my own. Heck how am I even supposed to apply engineering skills to business? So, I went ahead and dabbled in MLM, door2door and all sorts of ways to make money.

    I did make more money than I could ever dream of (at that time) but my studies went down to the drain. Soon, my parents found out and I stubbornly told them it's my life, my rules. Eventually, everything I was doing came crashing down as I couldn't separate studies and money. Needless to say, at 20, I was broke and almost disowned. Not a good place to be.

    Long story short, I'm in Australia right now, studying commerce. It's not that I dislike engineering, I love maths and science but (and this is my opinion) let's be realistic, money isn't everything but it is alot of things and my obsession with financial freedom and maths happened to coincide with commerce. The point I'm trying to emphasize is that even though you firmly know what you wanna do in life, don't throw out what you are supposed to have in life i.e. education.

    Education is important, I realize that now. Without it, I'll be a fricking sitting duck waiting to get conned by anyone. The world isn't all flowers and a green field for you to run around and be jolly in. It can be a dangerous place and will kill you if you don't know what you are doing. Don't think for once that the security money provides, is everything.

    Money is alot of things but not everything. It's hard to explain it but trust me on this, get pummeled to the ground a few times in life and you'll know what I'm talking about.I understand that whatever I've said might come across as harsh or rude but please don't take it that way. Like everyone else, I'm just trying to help. Even more so in this case because I see so many things which you are doing now, which I was doing before and I really hope that you don't go down a path which might force you to ask yourself: "what if I hadn't.....?"

    Doing the right thing now is, for lack of a better word, f***ed up. But you have to find it in yourself to do it, if not for yourself, then for the people who care about you. That, I feel is what growing up entails. You can't have everything without paying something in return. Hope this helps. Good luck and all the best =)

    Keep us updated will ya?
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  • Profile picture of the author digidoodles
    The best lessons in life can't be taught in school...

    But, don't take my advice-- what do I know???

    I was 16 the first time I went to school on a full tuition vocal performance scholarship at a private university. I was young, thought I knew it all-- I wanted to live. I threw it away after 2 years. About 8 years later, I found something that I thought I could do the rest of my life-- interpreting for the Deaf. So, I went back and got a degree in American Sign Language/Interpreting for the Deaf. I became a certified interpreter for several years until I began not liking the politics involved. I stayed home and started having babies

    I haven't looked back since

    I have no idea what this means for you, however. I guess just know that school is not the be all end all of the universe.

    But, "loving" doing something, doesn't put food on your family's table either.

    I also meant to add: wearing the big-boy undies means doing a whole lot of stuff you don't ever want to do.

    I AM NO HELP!

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I read that in the U.S. a college graduate makes about a million dollars more in their lifetime than someone that doesn't go to college. I see you're in the Phillipines, so maybe the economics don't translate exactly, but I'd guess there is a strong correlation.
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    • Guys,

      Thanks a lot for all of your advice.

      I really want to finish school. It's just that I feel that it's too late.

      I've messed up my exams during the prelim and midterm period

      in my major subjects. There's still the Semi-finals and Finals

      though.

      I feel confused. I want to fight back but deep inside, I doubt my

      abilities. That's why I posted a thread here previously about

      what Reading Program worked for you.

      But I was already doing great with my studies without it.

      Though, I need to learn fast now to excel so that I can catch up.

      I want to graduate with my classmates. It's fun being with them.

      Is there still hope for me? All of you will probably say yes but

      I want to see it, I want to perceive it that way.

      I want to really know the reason why I want to finish college.

      My success in IM was because I really wanted to succeed.

      I "felt" it deep within my roots. I wish I could do the same

      academically.
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  • Profile picture of the author DrGUID
    I spent 7 years at University and ended up with a PhD. Careerwise it was a waste of bloody time - I studied biochemistry but having access to an embryonic Internet made me want to become a geek so I self taught myself into the industry.

    However, being at Uni was a lot of fun and a lot of the self discipline needed to set up businesses I learnt while at Uni. Writing a 300 page thesis also made me incredibly quick at writing - it should help me in my quest to build 1000 hubpages this year!
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    • Profile picture of the author webwriter
      You should really finish school and work harder to pick up your grades. You will never regret that decision, plus you will have made your parents happy and have more options to explore in your life's work.

      I hated school because I was bored and as a sophomore, even played hooky. One time, my mom's friends happened to see me and told my mom. When I got home for lunch, my mom let me finish eating, then asked me if I was going to school. Of course, I said no. That was all she needed to hear. She threatened to chase me back to school that afternoon with a broom if she had to.

      My parents kept harping on me to finish school, even though I hated it. So I did, mainly to humor them.

      Ultimately, I finished high school with a C+ average, but was still admitted to part-time university college courses and earned a degree. I made something of my life and have no regrets. If my parents weren't so strict, I would have been a loser, probably winding up as a street bum or drug dealer.
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      • Profile picture of the author coconutisa
        Getting a college degree is good and will serve you at some time in the future. And, you will give great happiness to your parents. so, go for it. Focus your mind on it along with your online business and in no time you would have graduated!
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  • Profile picture of the author AwesomePossum
    Dude...I'm in the same exact position and here's what I decided to do.


    Online is an amazing business but college is a lot of fun. U only live life once so why not live it up while ur young?? So basically, I chose to go to school part time and to stay in school a few extra years to pick up that degree for "security"...but honestly only stayin in college for social reasons. It's a bit of a work week but hey, the fun I have in return is well worth the 10 hours a week spent at school.

    Hope this helped and good luck.

    Aaryn
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    • Originally Posted by AwesomePossum View Post

      Dude...I'm in the same exact position and here's what I decided to do.


      Online is an amazing business but college is a lot of fun. U only live life once so why not live it up while ur young?? So basically, I chose to go to school part time and to stay in school a few extra years to pick up that degree for "security"...but honestly only stayin in college for social reasons. It's a bit of a work week but hey, the fun I have in return is well worth the 10 hours a week spent at school.

      Hope this helped and good luck.

      Aaryn


      That's what I was thinking... I should go to school to practice social,

      persuasion, and seduction skills.

      I have a year more to improve myself and prepare so that I can

      reach my long lost goal of topping the board exam.

      It's all coming back to me guys.... slowly. Thanks..

      This evening, we were having a chapter exam on Accounting for

      Long-term Construction Contracts. I really studied, we all did.

      Then suddenly, the teacher gave us what we thought was an easy

      exam. Little did we know that there were tricky parts in it. We expected

      that we would ace it but out of 16 items, the highest was 8. I got 5.

      We laughed at it and so did the teacher. He showed us the "traps" of

      the problem. I was so fascinated. It was really, really fun.

      I loved it because my classmates and I did it altogether.

      Now, time for IM. My staff hasn't been replying. It's almost 48 hours.

      Wonder what happened to him? I asked him to do a very urgent task.

      Whoah, sorry for going way out of topic. But seriously guys, continue

      posting here. I loved the diverse ideas and opinions. It infinitely fascinates

      me...
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  • Profile picture of the author AwesomePossum
    Cool Alfonso..I'm glad you can laugh and learn from your mistakes. That's what life's all about! It's not about how you play when your up but how you view and adjust to your challanges....If you can take the bad things well, you can't help but to have more fun with the good in life :p
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  • Profile picture of the author mrmoonlight
    I 'm sure you know finishing school is the right thing to do. That is why you are asking for advice. There is much more to learn in school than just what is in your books. you are dead on with the lessons in social networking and that is only part of your education in school. Also try not to be so concerned about keeping up with anyone else. Instead, take the opportunity to learn as much as you can even if your grades aren't as high as you would like. Is you want to be really successful you will never stop learning. If you earn nothing else in school but the self discipline to complete it, you will be ahead of many that quit when things don't go their way.
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  • Profile picture of the author AwesomePossum
    Why is everyone so infactuated with degrees?? Just curious....

    Honestly, you can walk in to any company and pick up a job regardless of your background. I just personally feel it's a silly thing. You have to go through training 90% of the time anyways so why does it matter? If someone with a degree were to walk into a job with up to date knowledge in the field they'd be MORE ATTRACTIVE than the guy that got a degree 10 years ago....guys we're in an era where information is being constantly updated and technology improved.....a degree does nothing for you in the long run. If you can display your more knowledgable and valuable than someone with a theoretical education then your in.....it doesn't matter if you have a degree....times have changed....I'm getting a degree in either psychology or quantum physics but it has NO bearing on the career path I'm planning out......I swear it doesn't matter nowdays...the global economy isn't doin so hot and only the smartest companies will survive and the most VALUABLE workers will make it out...it isn't about some paper...it's all about production.

    Ya, I can already see the rebudle coming......degrees are a REQUIREMENT for getting jobs with descent income!!!! They won't even look through at your application...You're crazy!!!! Guys....You don't need an application to get an interview : p Life's about takin initiative and works about providing value....if someone can then walk in to an office, get an interview on the spot and prove that they can provide 5X the value of an average worker with a degree they win....it's as simple as that. There's no IF AND or BUTS. Employeers look for value and production in the real world not fancy titles. Degrees are outdated a year or two after you get them...THEY HAVE NO BEARING IN REAL LIFE!!

    With that in mind....I'm still getting a degree just because college is a lot of fun AND it makes things easier...hahah...it might take me another 4 years but hey... The degree's like my cherry on top...as I'm in my interview...oh ya, i got an associates in quantum physics....Ifter I got it I realized It wasn't very practical so I had to find a job in a different field :p....Guess That's the same as being degreeless lol...wish me luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonio Smith
    Don't give up the school
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    • Profile picture of the author sandra.IMqueen
      Hi Alfonso.

      I can really hear how worried you are about returning to your studies and you are now filled with self doubt. Sure you messed up you were having a great time with IM.

      If you really feel you want to go back to your studies then get busy, create a study plan and stick to it, keep focused and be discplined and do your best.

      If your passion truly is with IM then sit down with your parents and tell them this and explain to them what it means to you and how you can make a successful business career from it. Let them know that you will still be learning and introduce them to some of the big names in the buisness so that they can see that you are not just playing around. Then get yourself a plan and get working.

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    I'm like you, except without the success in IM part
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  • Profile picture of the author AwesomePossum
    Woah...completely forgot to mention this....Ever heard of the Law of Control?

    Here's how it works just in case u aren't familiar with it...

    You're mental health is directly proportional to the control you have in your life.

    How can you use this?? Make sure YOU choose what you do everyday. If you feel you have to go to school then l find a reason why you personally want to stay....then have some fkin fun dude!! And from the looks of it, that's exactly what your doin.... Just remember, the more control you have in your life the better it is all around...If you don't have control, give yourself control and make the best decision...School and IMing have a closer connection than you think. They truly affect each other.
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  • Profile picture of the author lincolnn
    It gives you something to fall back on. In my experience, that is where you make a lot of your most fruitful business relationships. I would do it all if I could.
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunjamie2005
    I was supposed to go back to college last year, but decided to peruse this instead because I didn't have the funds to purchase 4 books for over $100 a piece and pay over 2 grand for classes. At my "real" job I make too much to get any kind of grants and I would be stuck paying back all of these loans I couldn't afford. I could hardly afford to pay bills as it was.

    I am happy I didn't go back. Like someone else said...college will be around forever if I ever decide to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author zackick
    i dont have much experience in the college stuff as my further study is not really in the college coz the college is been done by part time and in day i working. That is so boring job i have that time. And the college is in the branch where i study and about 5-7 student only, that is not cool. Coz what the time for social dont have, so i just concentrate in study only. Now that is back time, for job i have to admit it, is really strict supervisor, extreme cool -2 celcius, i have to wear heavy cloth, do the job for 9 hours.
    That is so trouble about day job. I no mean to scary you but that is the real living fact. If you got the opportunity to further study go ahead and the IM can do part time.As this IM need time to learn and need slowly learn it or you will get overload info like i am now.

    The life in college should be fun and enjoyable.
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    • Hey Zackick,


      Thanks for posting in my thread.

      How you've been man?


      All The Best,
      Alfonso












      Originally Posted by zackick View Post

      i dont have much experience in the college stuff as my further study is not really in the college coz the college is been done by part time and in day i working. That is so boring job i have that time. And the college is in the branch where i study and about 5-7 student only, that is not cool. Coz what the time for social dont have, so i just concentrate in study only. Now that is back time, for job i have to admit it, is really strict supervisor, extreme cool -2 celcius, i have to wear heavy cloth, do the job for 9 hours.
      That is so trouble about day job. I no mean to scary you but that is the real living fact. If you got the opportunity to further study go ahead and the IM can do part time.As this IM need time to learn and need slowly learn it or you will get overload info like i am now.

      The life in college should be fun and enjoyable.
      Cheer
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  • Profile picture of the author FortressDewey
    getting yoru degree is one of the things that can never be taken from you, it's not "stuff", while money etc is "stuff" Someone above said you will regret dropping out (at some point) but never graduating.

    I have to agree with that point.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    I'm in the same boat buddy. I'm in high school a.k.a 11 th grade in India. My grades are messed up too and I just want to quit. No matter how hard I try, I'm not able to pass. There are a lot of distractions for me over here like my parents and their troubles with money, etc. That puts me in a lot of pressure and I keep underdelivering everytime. It seems that only IM is something I can put up with no matter how worse my bloody condition is.

    I have my exams starting thursday and have no clue about how I'm going to flare in it. If I fail, I'll definitely quit. I can't redo a year. If I pass, I'll have two choices.

    I used to get a 90% in Math in my class 10(last year) but now I get 6% Six Percent. If you are determined to go places with this, just quit.

    Bill Gates was a dropout but he made a million. Same is for you, Same is for me. No matter how worse the situation is, if you turn to Think And Grow Rich or Science of Getting Rich, you'll bring your business on track if it is not.
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    • Profile picture of the author rbarnhart1
      Alfonso,

      There's a lot of advice on here from a lot of different perspectives -- and most of them have merit. But there is one thing that I haven't seen mentioned. Going to college and getting a degree isn't about getting a job or making a lot of money.

      Going to college is about the discipline it takes to finish it. The education is helpful (although many people will tell you that they have never used what they learned). And, it will definitely help you get a job, if you're going that route. Competition in the job market is tight, especially now. Getting a degree is almost a necessity. Sure, you can get a labor job or restaurant job without a degree. But, there's some limits to your income potential there.

      But, here's the critical piece of the puzzle. You said you are in your junior year, right? First, think about all of the work you've put in up until now. If you quit now, that's all basically wasted (and so is the money being paid for the classes). Second, if you quit now, you're setting a precedent for the rest of you're life. That mindset will always be there, even if you're not thinking about it.

      It takes self-discipline to do the things in life that you don't want to do. But, you have to push yourself and move through it. Even if you don't learn anything in college, even if you come in last in your class....the value of the discipline you develop in the process will always be there and it will have a major impact on the rest of your life.

      High-school is like the warm up session for college. You went through 12 years and you finished. But, it was only practice. Now, you go to college and really put that discipline to work. You know you can do it, because you've already done it before. But, it's harder and it will push you past your limit.

      As a side-effect, you'll take in knowledge that you might be able to put to use later on in life. You'll also get a piece of paper that might have some positive benefits as well. But, the discipline and the accomplishment is what counts.

      I waited until I was 34 to start college and I didn't finish until I was almost 38. It was a business degree, which is good for what I'm trying to do now. But, in the grand scheme of things, it probably won't amount to much as far as my career goes. But, I wouldn't trade the experience or the discipline that I got from it for anything.

      College doesn't necessarily make you smarter. But, it gives you work-ethic, drive, and a "knowing" that you can accomplish the things you set your mind to.

      That's my sermon for the day (hey, it's Sunday, right). Hopefully there is something in it you can use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edk
    Thanks for this. Follow your star. I'm a mechanical engineering graduate. In fact I was sponsored at university by what's known as a blue-chip company. One of the world's better known companies this is. My heart was never in it. If I'd continued on this road my folks would have been proud of me and I'd have hated myself for it. It would have been smarter if I'd never completed this course.

    Let them know you love and respect them. Keep good relations with them as far as you're able to. But do not do what you don't want to do. You have to have respect for the person who looks back at you in the mirror and you will never be able to do that if you're doing what someone else wants you to do.

    From my experience, when they see you're Happy doing what you want to do (and probably successful by the look of things) they'll come round to your viewpoint. Power to you
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  • Profile picture of the author JessRabb
    Alfonso,

    Money makes sense in our world, but not at all. I think that going at school it's not just studying stupid things that you'll forget once get out the class ... this is also being in touch with the reality, having fun with friends ...

    You can earn a lot of money in internet, but can't kiss girl !!!
    Have fun !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author arsde
    Don't trip on the finish line. You should finish school as it is always something you can rely on IF something dramatic would happend. I personaly belive when you start to earn money on IM you won't stop earning. There is always something you can do if you got lots of money to stay rich.

    But still you learn to be social, discipline and you got friends in the school.7

    I go in school too and I can admit I think it's really hard to find motivation but I'm just working with my friends and make the school fun. We use computers all the time so we watch movies, play games and we are working together when it's needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author forumer147
    If your not going to school then what would you like to do ? You will surely regret your decision if you dont go to school so much better if you just continue studying so you will have no regrets in life later on
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    • I'm impressed once more!

      All of you guys are really amazing.

      Let me tell you what I really want to do:

      Succeed in IM, study products about

      persuasion, accelerated learning, social skills,

      millionaire mindset, and dating.

      School's really fun. It's an undeniable fact.

      I love the girls. However, I love making lots

      of money more.

      I want to be able to provide for my parents,

      siblings, and relatives.

      I want to buy anything my parents want.

      I want to teach my siblings and nephews

      and nieces IM after I succeed so that

      they'll have more choice in their lives.

      I want to make a big contribution to society.

      I want to give back to the government

      for making our country safe as much as possible

      and for letting us enjoy a great degree of

      peacefulness.

      5 years ago, I was involved in MLM. I had success.

      My grades went down. My parents got angry.

      I was afraid to tell them that I really want to study

      something that's related to entrepreneurship.

      At that time, I was thinking of other people's

      opinions. I did not stood up for myself.

      Now, I realized that you really have to go for what

      you really want.

      I will finish school of course but not because they

      want to... but because I want to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vasquez11
    Friend,

    I am in the same situation.

    My father, who wants me to finish school, but myself, I want to continue working (Both in IM and at my job).

    Another thing is, He wants me to stay at home and go to school, the tradeoff is I want to dorm at school and not stay home.

    I have the same issue where I want to do what I WANT TO DO, not what he wants me to do.

    I have really come to the conclusion that "Do what will make myself happy." My father has always been a mentor for me in everything I have done thus far, but sometimes he holds me back.

    I have decided to do what will make me happy, and after talking to him, he has really agreed to it and we came to a conlusion that I will go to school, and dorm and I will lose my current job (but I will continue IM). So it really worked out.

    Talk it out my friend, really try to find a medium that will satisfy.

    Best Of Luck friend,

    Jin
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  • Originally Posted by honestbizpro View Post

    Also remember if something is worth doing that it is worth it not to go half way. You have to do what you know you are capable of.

    Being in that situation is very similar to being in a JOB that you hate. Bills have to get paid..but your peace of mind is equally important.

    Try to teach some of your school buddys what you are doing...you may find that may help you exceed in both your school and IM endeavors.

    The average customers these days believes everything on the internet is BullCrap so I can only imagine what your parents may think...but you have to stay with it...in the long run they want you to succeed in life...but there are many people with PHDs out of work. :rolleyes:

    I think you have a firm grip on what to do and what your priorities are.

    You can have your cake and eat it too. Won't be easy...but the rewards will be huge.

    Thanks for that, honestbizpro.

    I needed that. I now realized my responsibily... not only for myself

    but for the people around me. It's been more than 24 hours since

    I launched my WSO, no sales yet. But I am persisting!

    I want to succeed. Only death will stop me.


    Thank you for being a good mentor honestbizpro though

    we haven't talked in a while.

    I was embarrassed to talk to you because I ended up

    using another WSO instead of yours but from the

    bottom of my heart,


    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!



    I really want to become the STRONGEST FOUNDATION in our

    family that will allow each one of us to pursue their dreams.

    That foundation will be when I reach all my IM goals.

    It's not the only way but it's the path I chose.


    I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR, FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
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  • Profile picture of the author jorjefarnandis
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    • Originally Posted by jorjefarnandis View Post

      I am personally wasn't to good in studies but i still insist you to complete your educatio as education is for knowledge and you knowledge should alwaysed be gained and spreaded, so its my advise that one should never stop learning and should expand knowlege as much as possible.

      Yes, I will.
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  • Profile picture of the author veeronica
    Alfonso, I highly recommend you finish school, for yourself not for your parents...school is not just an educational experince its a self developing experince.
    You can always do IM part time and than take it on full time once yr done school.
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    • Profile picture of the author zackick
      Hi Alfonso my friend
      i am doing i little bit hard time here really need help.

      About the school you are doing good choice that is continue study and do
      the IM part time as this can save you a lot of time.

      For looking more money that is all the same goal we have but the problem
      is to find the correct formula that suitable to us.

      Look forward to hear from you and you can ym me anytime ask question or been ask if you like it.

      Let make Asia IM rock
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  • Profile picture of the author RNMKR
    Dude, I feel the exact same way and Im in High School!!
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  • Profile picture of the author robrave
    Alfonso, kababayan pala tayo hehe

    Just follow your heart. Whether you go to school or not, it doesn't matter. A lot of people feel miserable when forcing themselves to do what the society wants them to do. But if you want to continue schooling then do so. Imagine the benefit of having an education. If you can achieve high grades yesterday you can still do it tomorrow. It's all from within. You have the potential to achieve greater heights.
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  • Profile picture of the author samuraiwriting
    Can you switch your major? Maybe get behind the scenes in IM since one school now has a degree for it. I'd hate to see you lose all the time and money you spent in going to school. It depends on what you are going for though. Definitely go with where your heart and drive and passion is. Perhaps you can switch your major towards that area and pick up some more skills and applications towards what you love along the way.

    You don't need school to be successful but you need passion, heart, drive, and education. Education meaning that you should have a desire to learn what you love to do and keep learning and applying the methods you learn to your work.

    Check into other majors that will give you some more info about IM and that direction. Whatever you learn can't hurt you, it can only help you get more information to use for IM and what you love to do!
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  • Profile picture of the author quickcashstrategy
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    In my strategy i designed my future as i want i'll finish this year at school and i'll never back to it or going to work out my room!
    I found what i'm looking for and what i want using Internet marketing!
    then i will follow my new job and doing what i want
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  • Profile picture of the author DogBite
    I know how you feel. I was in the same situation in University (which costs money.) I wanted to stop. I was in my last year toward getting my Mechanical Engineering degree. I knew that I wanted to pursue other directions. I finished my degree because I was so close. I now have that experience to draw upon now. It was actually easier to finish when I created in my mind a wrote down why I was finishing. It became a goal and I followed It to completion.

    Try to make it your goal. Then strive to complete the goal.

    Hope this makes some sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author RuieVincent
    Yeah. Me too. Want to stop going to school. Nice to see a kababayan here. . Where on same place also. I'm from Bato, Leyte. Heard of it? Hahaha!
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  • Profile picture of the author Audi
    School was never for me. I'm 22 years old and have never graduated high school, not because I was ignorant but because I wasn't interested in it and that caused me to be lazy. I actually was so far behind that I was forced to stay an extra year by my parents to try and graduate.... that didn't happen either. I slacked off even more and started skipping classes altogether for the first time.

    I did bust my butt off at my job however. Putting in anywhere from 40-60 hours a week at a crappy under-the-table job making $5 an hour, eventually having a raise to $9/hour.

    The funny thing was that the community college here does not require a GED or highschool diploma. It is a fully accredited school and your credits transfer to major universities. I tried this option after about a 2 year break from high school. It just reminded me why I hated school in the first place..but honestly it isn't as painful as high school is.

    A year or 2 out of high school, when I was 19, I started an online business. Computers were always my thing and one of the main reasons I was so distracted. The first year was brutal. I put in a ton of work and had a shoe-string budget still living at my parents.

    However the hard work started to pay off, after a year I really noticed my profits start to steadily increase.

    Fast forward to now: I'm 22, running a successful business that is making $50,000/year and growing at a fast pace. I quit my "real" job over a year ago and have been living in my own place, paying my own bills, completely independent. I am more happy with myself than ever. I make more money currently than anyone than the people who I was supposed to graduate with.

    I'm not telling you to drop out of school, but I am telling you to do what you feel is best for your life. You're your own person and can make decisions for yourself. Just don't hastily make them or else you may regret those later on in your life.

    Until you have a solid plan stick to what you're doing. The ultimate goal is success and being happy with your life. The ability to support and provide for both yourself and your future family, quality of life and what you want to accomplish are all things you should be thinking about.

    If you are absolutely 100% certain you can accomplish the above without schooling, then, well...the decision on what to do is up to you.

    If there is any doubt in your mind, is it really worth it to risk living miserably?
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  • Profile picture of the author iter
    hi.. Alfonso, i highly recommend you to finish schools... believe me.. go to school and have fun.. going back to home and do your IM. If you not really interested in studying, then just put some effort to pass the exam. By choose this options you will in a safe place, you save your IM, you still finish your school and make your parent fell god.

    one thing you should remember, do the best as you can in your study because it will become one of your good profile in the future as successful internet marketer.

    my situations is different from you, i was born in a poor family and it become worst after my father pass away. Just imagine... i was just 5 years old that time. I had few time thinking quit school just to help my mother earn money for our survival. I'm not really good in schools but i manage to pass every exam. Age of 15, that is my first time touch computer and i really like computer. I want to have one but, i know i cannot get the computer so i just keep it my self and never told my mum. I usually going to cyber cafe to use internet and paid RM 2 a hour. I had sacrifice my expenses. Imagine i only have RM 5 a months... that means only RM 3 balance.

    I had told my self, i want to do well in my studies and finally i graduated with computer engineering degree. I just have luck after got loan for my studies... but now i have to pay it back... when you finish your studies and get a job... you will know your salary will never enough... that y you have to do something... for mine... i do IM.. im still new in IM but i will learn how to become pro as you ... and become financially freedom.

    what my pint here is, now matter what.. studying or learning process is whole life process either in our life including IM but getting the certificate is a proof you had pass certain level of educations.

    just finish your study... do not waste your chances ... i believe you have high self motivations and you also know what is "time management" . good luck for your study and IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    You know as you get older you learn from your mistakes.

    Quitting school and working any job and do IM on the side isnt such a bad idea in hind sight. Dont waste your money, save up as much as you can. You'll have a good 5 years savings ahead of everyone else....you could easily save $100K by the time your friends finish their degrees. Plus you'll have a lot more money if you save your IM cash too.

    Keep investing and build income generating assets.

    School is ok for most people but for someone like you who wants to be an entrepreneur it's a mainly a waste of time and will probably set you back in the long run. However if you only have 1-2 years left perhaps just finish high school then start working straight after.

    Yes I know this post wont be popular but oh well.
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  • Profile picture of the author erikainsandiego
    education is important but always do what makes you happy!
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomSmith
    I had the same thoughts in college. Finish what you started my friend. You will be much happier and know you can push through anything. Good luck
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  • We're all in school.

    Every time I shake my head, zonked outta brainpower on shit I can't figure right now, stuff drops from my skull that was never there when I rolled outta my Mom.

    So I cuss and stomp awhile, and toss all that stuff back inside best I can, figurin' a new combo might crack the puzzle.

    If that don't work, I go snort more information, occasionally from guys who know what they're doing.

    Ain't always no building around here, no qualifications, no spotty nerds gropin' my ass at the prom, but there it is.

    Slack out on this baby, and your brains turn to bone.
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  • Looks like I bumped an old post again.

    Who was it said, don't go round diggin' up corpses unless you're gonna reanimate 'em?

    Prolly not Ed Gein — and certainly not moi.

    But I shot my bolt: We're all in school.

    If I do this one more time, I'm comin' down on myself real good.

    Gotta love a challenge.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      Looks like I bumped an old post again.

      Who was it said, don't go round diggin' up corpses unless you're gonna reanimate 'em?

      Prolly not Ed Gein -- and certainly not moi.

      But I shot my bolt: We're all in school.

      If I do this one more time, I'm comin' down on myself real good.

      Gotta love a challenge.
      Aww man, I didn't notice, and I replied anyways. Thanks PB! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
    Originally Posted by Alfonso_Montenegro View Post

    Please give me some advice.


    Thanks,
    Alfonso
    Drop out of school.

    No reason to keep going if you don't want to and don't have to.

    Easy.
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  • Ha.

    We got sucked and blown by the same undead kisser.

    Hey — that sounds way more MIND WARRIOR than "I'm comin' down on myself real good".

    Gettin' myself a T shirt for the weekend.

    Sucked and blown
    by an undead kisser.


    Mebbe throw in a few Drac fangs so I don't look like a hooker.

    Hey, now we're rockin' this corpse...
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    • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      Ha.

      We got sucked and blown by the same undead kisser.

      Hey -- that sounds way more MIND WARRIOR than "I'm comin' down on myself real good".

      Gettin' myself a T shirt for the weekend.

      Sucked and blown
      by an undead kisser.


      Mebbe throw in a few Drac fangs so I don't look like a hooker.

      Hey, now we're rockin' this corpse...
      Yea, sometimes I get the general feeling that you are in fact, a real life Necromancer...
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  • Way I see it, all the best necromancers are dead guys — flesh made evil and animate by the magicks of some Necromancer Supreme.

    But even she needs summonin' into power somehow.

    Hence the magic circle.

    Necromancer spawns necromancer spawns necromancer, all in a ring, right back round to the beginning, till everyone sparks with power in a self-generating loop of deathcult magic, even though no-one's home.

    Same deal as zombies, only more organised, I guess.

    And way better frickin' clothes.

    Just pinched myself, and though my nails do look kinda necromancer-y right now, I felt that, so I can't be dead.

    Ergo: I'm not a bona fide necromancer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      Way I see it, all the best necromancers are dead guys -- flesh made evil and animate by the magicks of some Necromancer Supreme.

      But even she needs summonin' into power somehow.

      Hence the magic circle.

      Necromancer spawns necromancer spawns necromancer, all in a ring, right back round to the beginning, till everyone sparks with power in a self-generating loop of deathcult magic, even though no-one's home.

      Same deal as zombies, only more organised, I guess.

      And way better frickin' clothes.

      Just pinched myself, and though my nails do look kinda necromancer-y right now, I felt that, so I can't be dead.

      Ergo: I'm not a bona fide necromancer.
      Thanks for trying to clear that up, but I don't think Necromancers have to be undead, ergo, you could still be one.
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  • K, but if I destroy the world in my sleep tonight, remember: your words persuaded me of my potential.

    This Mind Warrior motivation deal ain't so crazy after all.
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  • Profile picture of the author lincolndesigns
    I've met all types of people in my life with this same exact problem. As cheesy as this may sound, I think you should follow your gut with what you enjoy doing the most. Wasting money on school is one of the biggest financial mistakes people make in this country. What I mean by wasting is going to school because of society pressures, or family pressures. If you think you can be financially independent through internet marketing, that's what you should focus all of your time and energy on. Even though most would argue that it's always good to have a college education to fall back on, it's still ALOT of money to spend on just a back up plan. If you're 100% dedicated to internet marketing, you will succeed and do just fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Priki
    haha Dude, do you really think that school is so important thing in life? Do you know that the most successful people like Nikola Tesla, never finish the school?

    Our school system is a trap. It will never teach you how to think, so keep going with your life! Wish you all the best!
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