When the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University denied me entry for the second time, within a four year time-frame of applying, I decided to take another route.
I chose to go to Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. I was excited to be accepted and to start my Entrepreneurship learning at 26 years old. Within two years, I graduated with my M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship.
But what did I learn?
Sure I understood accounting, finance and how to persuade with the best of them.
But what did I learn? Or better yet, what did I hire the M.B.A. to do?
I hired the M.B.A. to open doors that were never open before… present opportunities that I didn’t know were possible… meet people that were invisible before… CHECK… CHECK…CHECK….
And then CHECK. What did I write that check to do that it didn’t?
My M.B.A experience didn’t teach me, that shipping was already in me. That confidence was already in me. That grit was already in me. That courage was already in me.
We tend to buy books that tell us that we don’t know something like the author does. We tend to buy seminars to tell us we don’t know marketing like we should when we are lifelong marketers. We tend to buy journals so that we can write about shipping when in essence we ship everyday just through our existence.
So the next time you write that check, think about what it is you already know but forgot to acknowledge.