A book about Real Life, Real Money, and Real Business.
A book to make you think differently, and laugh. A lot! A book with a Career
Development Strategy, and Sangria Recipes, because sometimes, they really should go together.
Things change. Shocking, I know. The internet, recession, smartphones and
global economy have changed our world faster in the last 10 years than ever before in history, and the majority of people are slow to change with it… which creates HUGE problems.
One in particular is the myth that’s been perpetuated by
Colleges/Universities (a mammoth, CAPATILIST BUSINESS, which they would like you to kindly overlook) that a college degree equates to a more successful career, a better life. That may have been true 20 and 30 years ago, but now things have changed. College tuition has risen 1000% in these same 30 years, while unemployed and under-employed college grads (now a commodity) struggle to find jobs and health care benefits. Adding insult to injury, the College-Degree-Myth is often pedaled mostly to minorities and women, who usually take out Student Loans to go to school… leaving them $60K, $70K, up to $100K in debt. Student Loan Debt in our country surpasses Home Mortgage Debt, and those interest rates are BIG BUSINESS! Additionally, Colleges/Universities cannot keep up with the
speed at which the internet changes things on a global scale. Business and money is online and global, and the techniques can change and develop within months, then change again. The curriculums can’t keep up, leaving most grads completely unprepared and inexperienced. They aren’t teaching Corporate in College, and job security just doesn’t exist anymore because you have a paper degree and a smile!
Solution?? To begin with, a mindset shift about HOW people can learn
knowledge and skills, which can now be done online and in the real world. There is NOTHING you can’t learn on the internet. It’s not all free, but it IS all available, and cheaper than tuition, books, dorm fees, and beer money ("living expenses"). People can and should put their passions and true interests to work, creating a more soulful, less stressful, more successful career and life… much more so than by racking up Student Loan Debt and praying to join cubicle-nation at the bottom, to claw their way up to middle- management, finally paying off their own debts just in time to pay their kid’s college tuition. And repeat cycle. The myth continues, and I’m here telling you, there’s a better way!
Sonja Landis is as Artist, Author, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Mom,
and Self-Proclaimed Comedienne. She lives in San Diego, California with her son, two idiot dogs (whom she adores completely!), and a newly adopted spotted leopard gecko. She runs two businesses, The Painted Laugh Studio & Art Gallery www.ThePaintedLaugh.com and Amazeballs Media, a Business
Development/Consulting Firm. She’s written several Books and Resource Guides, is a frequent Guest Blogger on many sites, and speaks at Colleges and Universities about Emotionally Toxic Relationships (Personal & Workplace). She likes Peach Sangria, which is delicious.