(This post was taken from Daymond’s weekly column on www.urbanworldwireless.com)
EDUCATION vs. IGNORANCE…This week, think about how many times you or somebody you know tried a business venture without getting the proper knowledge or education in that business. We have all been guilty of it at one time or another. Even I didn’t have a well-educated understanding of fashion before I started FUBU. You may think that FUBU became a huge success, so education is obviously not as important as what I’m saying. Truth be told, FUBU would have been twice as big if I started it with an education.
Also, FUBU was alive for six years prior and faced closing down more than two dozen times due to my lack of knowledge. You may not be able to afford a formal education, but that should never hinder you from seeking the knowledge. We live in an age where all information needed to research any topic is at your fingertips. You can also decide to intern at companies that are well established in the field you are pursuing. Some people look at working for free as an insult, but I find it quite the opposite. You would normally pay thousands of dollars to take a course that would most likely not give you hands-on training. When you intern for a company, you get hands-on training in the real world, make important connections and may perform so well that you might get offered a position.
Many people get emotionally attached to their dream, register a business name, use their savings, credit cards, mortgage their house and jump right into a business they have little knowledge of…to ultimately fail due to mistakes they could have prevented by being mentally equipped. I say this for you to be smart about the dream you want to pursue. In these tough economic times, people can’t afford to lose money and make uneducated decisions. Those with “TRUE POWER” know that “THE ONLY THING MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A EDUCATION IS IGNORANCE!”
All questions and comments are welcomed here or catch me on twitter @DaymondjohnFubu. Have a great week.
– Daymond John