Decisions That 18-Year-Olds Need to Make - University vs Business

Practical Advice for Young Adults

As most of my frequent readers know, I’m passionate about a lot of things, spanning way beyond green living. For me, staying green and reducing my carbon footprint is merely one of the many steps in living an effective and fulfilling life.

The Importance of Going to School

Going to school is important when you’re young. You need to learn the basics. But we obviously cannot expect that school will teach us everything.


Let’s assume that you’re 18 years old and you’re not sure what you want to do yet. Your parents don’t have a business for you to get experience in and you’re weighing up your options.


Going to university can be great … if you’re looking to work in a highly specialised field, or if you’re really passionate about a subject. If you want to become a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant, a scientist — by all means, go to university! Alternatively, if you’re really passionate about a subject, or you’d really like to expand your horizons in a professional environment, university is the best place for you to do so.

Protect your investment!

If you do sign up, however, please do your best to keep up with your studies!

If I had to choose, what would I do?

If I have to share my experience — I learned a lot from my school and my college. But when I went to university, my studies had nothing to do with my job today. Knowing what I know now, I definitely would’ve skipped going to the Bulgarian university that I attended. For those of you who’ve missed it — I’m the head of few companies (all of which have been quite successful, I may add), yet I’ve got a degree in meat and dairy products. Do you think that I’ve got any use for my diploma today? Yes, I did work in that field for a couple of years after my graduation, but it was never really my passion.

In summary

Before we wrap this article up, I’d like to leave you with a few things that I wish I knew when I was 18

  • Surround yourself with positive people — You want the people closest to you to bring you up, not drag you down.
  • Find your passion — focus most of your time and efforts at getting good at things that you’re passionate about.
  • Figure out what you want to do with your life — finding your calling can be quite difficult, but it’s most certainly doable. Setting aside some time to read through classical literature, mythology or philosophy can help a great deal with this.
  • Set your goals — After figuring out all of the above, set a few simple goals for yourself and start working towards them at your own pace.
  • Don’t rush — You’ve got your whole life ahead of you. Try to focus on one important thing at a time and don’t overwhelm yourself.
  • Start saving early — The earlier you learn self-discipline, the easier your life will be.
  • Keep learning — aim to learn something new every time you open a book or read an article online. Don’t waste your time with things that won’t teach you anything.
  • Stick to your passions — Some people can be passionate about writing, others with painting, some are great at working with people, others taking pictures, so there are plenty of ideas online! There will be another video that I’ll share with you some ideas — what businesses in you can start.

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