I dropped out of Iowa State today.
What that means for Iowa State is that I'm not returning in the fall to finish my ~30 credits for another bachelor's.
What that means for me is that I can now focus 100% of my attention to KinoSol, AeroLands (unveiled soon), Young Entrepreneur Convention, and an entrepreneurial book project that I'm passionate about (unveiled later).
I am, at the core, an OPPORTUNIST. That's the only title I've ever fully enjoyed.
Life is too short to finish reading that book you're not enjoying, or to finish that movie you're not enjoying, or to stick with that job you're not enjoying.
I'm thankful for the time I had back at Iowa State. I didn't go piles of money deeper into debt, thanks to employment and scholarships. I was able to add close to 150 new friends from 14 different countries. And none of my current ventures would exist without the past 20 months worth of experiences. But I stopped enjoying classes, so I'm taking the opportunity to leave.
If you think I'm making a bad decision in dropping out, that's okay. I am not a conformist.
To the peer that told me my writing style couldn't make its way into scholarly articles, THANK GOD. I took that as a compliment.
In pursuit of opportunities over the next year(s), and having made no money from any of my startups (yet), this will be an interesting ride. I'll try to blog more frequently, but for now, here's what I'll be up to.
KinoSol has made its way into the CYstarters summer accelerator program, where we'll have housing, resources, and funding, from May 23rd through July 29th.
AeroLands is positioning itself for an opportunity to make it in an Ag tech accelerator. If this happens, I give us 15 months until we're selling produce in Hy-Vees and other grocery stores.
Young Entrepreneur Convention 2017 planning will kick off by August. I'm looking forward to finding a couple of interns who are passionate about content creation and social media marketing to help bring everything together. We have BIG plans for 2017.
I'm optimistic that by the end of this year, there will be a completed draft of the book I'm helping work on.
Outside of personal startup and venture land, I'll be progressing in:
I haven't taken a full day off since Christmas Day. I wake up every single day, excited for every single one of my opportunities. How do I keep my productivity high? Gary Vee has the same answer I do, here.
Count your blessings. Get to work. Peace.
STARTUPS - TRAVEL - EXPERIENCES