I felt the same way as you when I was in HS, here's what I did. I actually did drop out! BUT, I transferred to a secondary "continuation" high school that offered double credits and a diploma (not a GED). I hustled as soon as I got there, aced all my classes and made up any lost credits, PLUS made enough credits to graduate almost a year earlier than anyone else. And I still had my diploma. Possibly look into continuation schools in your area that allow you to make up credits faster so you can graduate early. Also, isn't there some test you can take to graduate automatically?
Hi John, Stay in! It might feel like a waste of time now ( most of us felt like that at one time or another), but it's a foundation that you can build ANYTHING on. Research GC's in your area and see if you can work for them in the summer. You can study the business side while you're in school, then when you're 18 and legal to work, you'll be miles ahead....you'll also get to see how different GC's run their businesses and that will be really valuable. :)
@John Moorhouse At minimum get your GED. Is there an option to fast track your diploma?
Stay in school bud. Grind it out. It’ll be worth it in the end.
@John Moorhouse am I the only one sitting here thinking, holy smokes!! This dude is in high school and is already thinking about investing, buying rentals, working on his future? Love the goals, admire the motivation, you my friend are def going places, do NOT lose that passion.
My advice, finish school. Here’s why, in order for you to accomplish what you want to do you’ll need some capital. It’ll be a little harder, not impossible, but def harder to get the cash needed to start buying properties with low paying jobs. Again, not impossible but don’t make things harder then they really are. When you’re young you will not have access to credit like you will later in life, so cash will be king for you. Work those side hustles while in school, cutting grass, washing cars, whatever you’re good at. Save more than you spend and you’ll get there.
I wish I started earlier in life, I think most people here would agree. You’ll be retired at 25!!!
I commend you, keep up the good work.
Dude please don’t drop out of HighSchool. Just don’t do it.
Hmmmm Something to think about. I stayed and have a graduate degree. However I think I was completely able to support myself at age 15. In those days I worked minimum wage and it paid my room and board. Hard to do these days. These days I would stay the 2 years you have to go. Distract yourself. I used to keep a book in my lap and read while the teachers talked. I know people don't read books as much today, but you get the idea.
Stay motivated and finish high school. While everything you've stated may be true, more doors will be closed on you because you don't even have a high school diploma. I'm a recent college grad (stem degree) and I can tell you how difficult it can be to just land a job (even if you have experience!). I get you want to follow this entrepreneurial path, but finishing high school is just one of those requirement at this point. Meanwhile, use your free time (after you've studied for your classes) on educating yourself on what you want to do and how to achieve your goals. Read/listen to some great books. You got this man!
I own 30 properties. I have my own salaried contractors. And I can help you grow your own investments. Perhaps, we are a fit.
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