It may seem as though I have published a post again, which is the case indeed. I have been in hiatus for the past couple months mainly because I was busy starting a company and publishing books, including my own work titled, We Need a Completely Different Kind of Education, which is a book about, you know, salad.
Perhaps I should tell you a little bit about this book, because the whole point of this post is to raise awareness for the fact that this book 1. exists, and 2. is available for your reading pleasure.
This whole thing started in 2011, just before graduating high school. Many of my friends told me, “Dude, I have no idea what I’m gonna do with my life. I don’t even want to know what I want to study!” I thought, “You know what? There should be a solution to this massive problem.”
Naturally, I decided not to go to college after high school, and thought to myself, “Well gee, Jan, what do you do?” So I made a list of my talents and interests (writing, business, music, etc.) and got in contact with professionals who were working in those areas. After having worked with and learned from many different companies around the globe, I figured that I’ve been put through a crash course of my aforementioned fields of interest.
For example, I learned that every business has a business secret. The Krabby Patty Secret Formula, Coca-Cola’s recipe, who sells, who buys, when, where, and how.
I was fortunate enough to work with people who gave me those secrets. One of the CEOs with whom I worked, let’s call him Albert, told me, “Nobody would do this. No sane owner of a successful company would give his business secrets to a 19-year-old.”
But Albert did it anyway because he knew something I’m about to tell you.
As far as I’ve dared to venture in my journey of understanding the world I live in, I’ve come to a slightly depressing conclusion at first, but then I discovered that there is practical, tangible hope.
Alright, I’m about to get all brooding and philosophical up in here, so buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, because Kansas is going bye bye.
Basically, I realized that the world is run by a combination of three elements: greed, fear, and ego. Greed for more, fear of losing what you have, and trying to push your agenda over someone else’s. You can see it everywhere. In politics, sports, music, media, economics, business, and also in education. The only way to combat this virus is to infect the world with an anti-virus. Albert has understood that the only way to do it is to be selfless.
It’s not about getting rich or famous. It’s about people.
– Jonathan E. Mule
Fact remains that these Alberts selflessly shared their knowledge, wisdom, and secrets with me, because they cared more about my potential than their success. Fact continues to remain that this enabled me to learn what I wanted (and needed) in order to do what I was made for without having to pay an average of $200,000 over a period of four years. In fact, I lived in their homes for free, got invited to company dinners for free, and got to study business, writing, and music for free, and did all of that in just five months. Seemed like a good deal. And it was.
This speed-education, if you will, not only turned out to be fast. It was extremely efficient as well. After my time with these companies, I wrote an email to some friends who were studying business in college and told them about the stuff I learned, and they wrote back to me saying, “Um, we didn’t get that far in our class yet.”
Enter scene: Epiphany.
If I did this, others can, too! How do I enable others to have this alternative education opportunity?
So I decided to do some research and dive into the world of traditional as well as alternative education. Eventually, I ended up with enough information to write a book about it. So that’s what I did.
In this book, We Need a Completely Different Kind of Education, I talk about how the current education system will not prepare you to do what you were made for. Instead, it will prepare you to work for someone who wants to expand their financial empire, and, if you’re lucky, you might get to play a role in form of an employee, which means you get a small slice of the pie, commonly known as salary.
I really don’t believe that, “work and earn, pay taxes and burn,” should be the mantra for every human being, even though that is exactly what the current education system caters to. Doing that for roughly 50 years isn’t much of a life. Kind of sounds like modern slavery to me. You invest so much money and time into your education only to invest more time and effort into a potential job with which you might not even be able to pay back your college debt. You know what that is? Harsh.
But as I’ve said before, there is tangible hope. There is an alternative. I know that it exists because I did it myself. Through it, I learned how to talk to people on the phone, which, as everybody knows, is something millennials are deathly afraid of. I also learned how to create electronic music, how to start a business, how to make good coffee, and how to design book layouts. I even learned how to trade on the stock market, which is, for a very interesting reason, something they don’t teach you in high school. But you can read more about that in the book.
In We Need a Completely Different Kind of Education, I go into much more detail about this self-sustainable, multiplicable, cost efficient, and extremely simple alternative to traditional education. One of the coolest things about it is that you can apply it anywhere you are. It’s not bound to a classroom, it’s not bound to application forms, contracts, spreadsheets, or expensive textbooks.
So if you’re vaguely interested in getting yourself a copy, you can head over to www.simsonmedia.com and make a decision. There is also an e-book version available, which you can get if you click right here. If you would like a signed copy, you can specify that when you place your order.
At this point I’d like to thank you for your support, your positive responses, and your encouraging words. It has been quite a ride so far, but it looks like it has actually just begun.