We have to be very careful on whom we accept advice from; I’m following in the footsteps of Robert Kiyosaki. He was poor and homeless for 9 months of his life. People said, why you don’t get a job, he and his wife lived in a friend’s home for those 9 months.

With my recent plans to move down to San Francisco, and talking with some close friends they can not believe that I would do such a thing. You’re not going to finish school? What happens if it all fails, you can’t just get rich quick wes? Why don’t you just get a job, what happens if your business fails, what will you do then. You’re making a huge mistake by not going to college.

That is why the title of my blog is what it is, people think I’m crazy, although what they don’t realize is that I’m not interested in being secure, I want the risk, I want to start a business, and quite frankly, I refuse to get a job, and that’s why everyone is recommending finishing school, so I can get a job. That just pushes me even farther away from school, people just don’t understand.

And theses people, although I love my associates who give me advice, and are really just looking to help me, although they do not have the lifestyles in which I want to live. I do not personally have a very few amount of people I know who are successful entrepreneurs with businesses which are systematic. Most of the people, in fact only 5% of the population is not financially independent, that means 95% of the people YOU know aren’t financially independent.

It simply comes down to this basic idea, “If you buy someone’s opinion, you buy their lifestyle.” You got to be careful from who you accept advice from, if you haven’t read Robert Kiyosaki’s on the cash flow quadrant, you’ll know what I mean.

Just down to earth advice: People will suggest you what to do, and why you should do it. Do those people really know you, are they rich? If there not, you shouldn’t be listening to them, or do so, but very cautiously. I do not personally know anyone rich yet, although I have my books, and I know what they did, and they did what most people do not do. No one in my family of many people has a real entrepreneurial business.

I’m like the outcast, one person, who rebels against the system. Or they say, but Wesley, all of your old businesses have failed. Well yes, sort of. Maybe the businesses have failed, but every time I learn. Matter of fact, I plan on loosing more and more, I’ve lost than most people have, and because of that I will succeed more than others. If I got a job, because I wanted to be safe and secure, that is failure to me, to settle down, and be less than I can be, and settle for a monthly paycheck. NO, I’m not going to do that.

People act like you have to go to college to be successful. I’m not going to sit here and take the advice from other individuals who are not rich, when what I want to do, is be rich, so I listen to those who are rich. I love my contacts, I appreciate them, but sorry, I’m going to do, what others do not do, I’am going to do the exact opposite than the masses.

Ryan Allis is a 22 year old entrepreneur, his company grosses around 5 million a year, he said college can wait. Thomas Edison never went to school, Bill Gates dropped out of college, Mark Zuckerberg of FaceBook dropped out of college. My parents friend Mike Merifield, I don’t even believe finished high school and he does multi million dollar deals, it is just extremely crazy the idea, that you have to go to school, and you are making a big mistake if you don’t go to school.

This is a rant, but it comes down to the simple idea, that you don’t have to go to school, if you are not passionate about school, and want to start a business, well do that, and that is success, doing what it is you want to do, and doing a good job at it. Success isn’t going to school; success is whatever you want to do in life, and doing it.

Hey if my business fails, which some probably will, that’s great, I’m going to keep going, and make it happen, and so should you my entrepreneur friend. Again, that is why my title is what it is, because I’m going to do what most people think is irrational, all I’m doing, is what the rich people do, and since most people aren’t rich or don’t think like rich people do, most people do not understand. I’am going to force myself as in the early post. I HAVE TO MAKE THIS WORK, AND I WILL MAKE THIS WORK, I’AM GOING TO PUT MYSELF INTO A SITUTATION WHERE I HAVE TO SUCEED.  FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION, I’LL BURN THE SHIPS AND CANNOT GO BACK, I MUST SUCCEED AND WILL MAKE IT WORK AND YOU WILL SEE TOO WITHIN 5 YEARS.

  • Very true on your part that we should be learning from people who are already there. I mean how do u expect someone who is himself struggling to give you a sound advice. I like your spirit of entrepreneurship. Go on and proove yourself.

  • Remember Wes…success is not the destination but the journey. And you are on that journey ofsuccess. I have no doubt you will be financially independent, and I’m glad you realize so clearly what that could take.

    You might get that niche and strike it rich like Mark Zuckerberg, or be broke for a while like Robert Kiyosaki.

    Whatever happens know this: I’m behind you 100%. No matter what anyone says I am glad you are following your bliss.

  • That is strange, because I was thinking the same thing yesterday about not going to college to have even more of a incentive to get rich. I think it’s a good idea and you can do it.

  • Dan

    Hey Wes, I’m quite proud of you to make a “stand and fight.”

    Coming for a Chinese family, it always seems like education was the primary focus, even a keystone to “success.” Perhaps that is why you don’t see too many Chinese entrepreneurs, in addition, Asians tend to not take risks. I think that both you and I will do great things in the coming years.

    Hopefully our success can spark a new generation of Asian entrepreneurs!

    I’m definitely going to try to stay in school and work on my business ideas at the same time, but may need to drop out sooner or later, considering I am also not fond of the whole academia process.

    Good luck in your endeavors and remember to keep in touch!

    Your Friend,

    Dan

  • Keep at it Wes. Glad you found my story. Let me know if you ever have questions. Cheers.

    -Ryan Allis
    http://www.ryanallis.com
    allisr[at]broadwick.com

  • hey Wes, this is a very inspiring post because i had similar ideas. I wanted to go into real estate investing and do something with the internet, bought a couple of books.. i was just so inspired by those millionaires but then i never took any action.

    well after reading so many stories of how people succeed online.. i just decided to drop out of georgia state university. i can now, concentrate on building my network of websites and maybe look into some properties around the area. my parents own a few properties, that’s why i’m getting into it also. they say that’s the one of the best ways to make money, “invest in properties, & rent it out to people”..

    Keith

  • Congrats Keith, your going to do incredibly well. If you send me an instant message I have a video I’ll send over to you, you’ll love it if you getting in RE!

    Sounds like you have something in mind, and your going after it!

    -wesley