If you’re like me, and you wonder how your life would look if you were given the opportunity to get a degree in business administration, think about those who made a huge fortune by their entrepreneurial skills. If life hasn’t been kind to you, don’t feel dejected. Read more about ‘Entrepreneur – How the Skillionaire’s Liste Can Teach you!
There are many professions that have made it to the top: hairdressers, chefs, motor-racers, footballers and others. All they needed was a desire for success and a willingness to learn. Each one chose the vocational route over university and has been a huge success with their entrepreneurial bootstraps.
What is a “Skillionaire” anyway? And what can you learn from the list? Good question – I’m glad you asked!
A ‘Skillionaire’ is one of a 100 vocational millionaires living in the UK who didn’t attend university, didn’t marry into money, didn’t wiggle their way into Big Brother, didn’t rob a bank or steal from others, but still managed to earn wealth totalling a massive £17.6bn (around $28.79bn) between them. Although some may be old, others are young and many are very wealthy.
It is impossible to list all names here because there isn’t enough space. However, you can google it. None of the 100 names in the list have ever held an academic degree.
Famous names include Eric Clapton and Jamie Oliver, Delia and Rick Smith, Rick Stein, Stella McCartney and Billy Connolly. But the point is that all of them managed to do it without a degree, choosing the vocational route, which allows them to be entrepreneurs, over university.
It might give you pause to consider the term “Skillionaire”. It’s possible that you would like to see your name on the Skillionaire’s List as an entrepreneur but don’t know what to offer. You don’t know where to start?
1) The first place an entrepreneur starts is right where you are. You have something that millions can only dream of if you’re working. You can then become an expert in your work environment. As if the business were your own, act like an entrepreneur. Treat everyone and everything around you with the same respect as your company. Examine the company goals and objectives. Did you find a solution that solves a problem that no one else has? Put it into practice.
You will be amazed at the impact this lifestyle has on your work life.
2Next, evaluate your home time use. Time is the key to distinction between winners and losers. So, what should you do with yours. The following is a list of categories you fall into.:
- Use Time
- Value Time
- Spend time
- Spend Time
- Read Books
- Keep Learning
- Time to kill
- Lose Time
- Squander Time
- You don’t have the time
- View TV
- Think They Are Enough Knowledge Already
Hummm. It’s enough!
3Entrepreneurs must learn to be focused on what they love and do well. Use the abilities you already have to be an entrepreneur and look for ways to share them with others. A Skillionaire, for example, is a man from India who has emigrated to the United States. He began his career working as a cleaner at an Indian Restaurant. Then he worked his way up the ranks, eventually becoming the owner of several restaurants.
Skillionaire’s list is a reminder that you don’t necessarily need a degree to make it in life. Make sure you have everything you need to make positive changes in the world. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if your toolbox needs some work. Everybody has a need for training at one time or another. I’m grateful for the ‘entrepreneur – what the Skillionaire’s List could teach you’ article.