I agree with all of these things…. check out the full article here.
In the comments, Saffron shares the other side of staring your own business. She says that it’s not all roses and peaches… it’s freaking hard. Yes, it is definitely hard. The rewards can be awesome, but it’s really, really hard work. I can attest to that. Patience and sacrifice is a constant as you build your business. There are so many things (decisions, trials, setbacks, etc.) that make you want to run and get a normal day job… but you have to remember, what does the day job provide you? Security? Fair pay? Great benefits? Maybe so, but it’s not always the case….
Carrie Young is the mastermind behind the Summer Strings Adventure Camp in Layton, Utah (just north of Salt Lake City). I love how she combines her passions and allows others to benefit. This looks like a wonderful fit for someone interested in music, youth, etc.
She says she wants people to know:
The summer camp is for any child with 1 year experience, up to high school, and
The concert is a free concert open to families with children of all ages to the community that is interactive, full of costumes, well known music, and fun activities for the kids, and
There is a year round program for anyone interested in taking classes, being in a beginning orchestra, or wanting to be in a more advanced tour group not restricted by age and very affordable!
I love James Altucher’s work. Here is a very interesting slideshow he did titled 40 Alternatives to College.
It’s cool to think about all of these things, but as a dad of a girl who’s not that far away from college I’m not sure I’m behind all of them (at least, not for her). But many of these receive an enthusiastic AMEN! from me
Watch this 7 minute video about Jack Andraka and what he is doing. How crazy-inspiring is this?
The word that sticks out in my mind as I watch this is FOCUS. Perhaps SINGULAR FOCUS.
We look for balance, and recreation, etc. There are more Jack’s out there who have singular focus who are working to make the world a different and better place, and I’m guessing this kid is going to have a very nice paycheck sometime. Watch here, and get inspired (not overwhelmed):