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You Just Graduated from College, Now what?

Graduate students wearing graduation hat and gown, outdoors, Taking a SelfieYou spent four long years toiling to get your diploma. You ate more pizza and downed more cups-o’-noodles than you can count. You drank more beers than… oops, ixnay on the beer count, your parents might be reading this. Let’s just say, no single beer company was in jeopardy of going out of business during your college days. But now what?

Let’s hope your dreams are loftier than taking selfies and living in Mom and Dad’s basement. That’s OK for 24 hours after graduation, but seriously you need to jump right into the real world and tackle it by the horns. This is because for the last four years you have been stagnant. Yes, you have been learning the past several years, but you were text-book learning, which is light years away from real world learning.

Think of all of the nut job professors you had, and keep in mind the old adage, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” Your professor may have been funny, challenging and provocative, but in reality they opted out of real world work and have decided to get a paycheck instead of set the world on fire. NOTE: If you had one of those set-the-world-on-fire professors with ideas and concepts seemingly coming from planet Zeus. Their sole motivation is the rile up students and get them to protest, rebel, and cause anarchy  because they are too lazy to protest, rebel, and cause anarchy on their own. It’s easy for them to get  a paycheck once a month and tell young impressionable minds what to do, rather than do it themselves. Don’t be like those professors.

Once you get into the real world, you will find entrepreneurs who have the total opposite approach to life. They didn’t just talk the talk like a nut job liberal professor who wears mom jeans, no the not only talk the talk, but they walk the walk. Those are the people to seek out. Be like those people. But you must put yourself out there. As the old saying goes (Mr Brick loves old sayings) Hard work pays off. It’s going to be hard work, but if you want to make something with your life, now is the time to go for it.

This subject matter is something Mr. Brick knows a little something about. I am happy to say, After a long time since graduating from high school I decided to go to college and earn a degree. Today I graduated. I was on the Dean’s list every quarter. But I did it and I couldn’t be prouder.

Tomorrow I start living the dream and applying myself like there is no tomorrow. Watch out world, here comes Mr. Brick.

PLEASE NOTE: No liberal professors were harmed during the writing of this blog. If you are a teacher and professor and are offended by my blog — get over it, this is all in fun.

Mr. Brick

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