DROP OUT AND GET SCHOOLED
Education is broken and most graduates are broke. The purpose of this book is to start an important dialogue about college education. I will make the case for why I believe 70% of college students should drop out. The concept of giving our trust to the educational system without accountability has not worked. I believe it’s time to ask serious questions: Why do we go to college in the first place? – Who should go to college and who shouldn’t? – Can I succeed and do great things without college? – Why do tuition and textbooks cost as much as they do? – Have colleges simply become a big business (with tax-free status)? – Are the subjects taught in college sufficient for life or do we need an upgrade? Let me clarify something: this is NOT a book that declares that higher education is a terrible thing. Many professions require it, but I believe education can and does take place in many forms. As a college dropout and an autodidact, I’ve read over 1,200 books in the last 15 years and believe there are many paths we can take to get educated and do great things. Fair Warning: You may have passionate feelings about the points in this book. Regardless of how strong you feel one way or another, my desired outcome is to start a broad dialogue so we can process the issues – together. Ready?
25 LAWS FOR DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE
What does Doing the Impossible really mean? This book is for those who have a desire to achieve greatness and are ready to take the steps to turn that desire into a reality. At one point or another in this book, you will experience several different reactions – excitement, curiosity, joy, laughter, or even tears – but the ultimate goal is to encourage and challenge you to make a decision to do the impossible. That may have a totally different meaning to you than it did to Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, or any of the other role models we will look at; but whatever Doing the Impossible means to you, the goal of this book is to help you realize that you have the capacity to do what the critics think is impossible. – Patrick Bet-David, Introduction to Doing the Impossible. Doing the Impossible is a roadmap for those who want to do something big with their lives. The book goes over 25 steps that the reader should take to re-create themselves, identify their cause, and make history. Patrick Bet-David shares his own impossible crusade and gives key principles for anyone looking to do the same.
LIFE OF AN ENTREPRENEUR
The purpose of “The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 Pages’ book is to help you lay a foundation to achieve your dreams. Many people have passion and a burning desire to achieve something more but need direction and assistance focusing their energy. In this book, I have outlined six key points on the path to experience the life of an entrepreneur. These points will become your personal “compass” and will help you point the way to setting a vision that is uniquely yours as you pursue your dreams. You will also get a glimpse into the lives of several very successful entrepreneurs along the way. The key points are: 1. The Truth – Accepting Reality 2. Vision – Looking Forward 3. Commitment – Staying with Your Vision 4. Resiliency – Recovering from Setbacks 5. Validation – Experiencing Confirmation 6. Drifting or Driving – The Challenge!
– Patrick Bet-David