Thursday, March 21, 2013
Welcome To The Universe-ity!
I went to college. I hated it. Not all of it was bad. I loved my SCUBA diving course so much I took it twice. I loved Psychology and Sociology. My favorite course was American Literature. The rest was boring and I thought it was unnecessary. I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up but I can tell you Algebra had nothing to do with it. Chemistry didn't either. I took French in high school and made As and Bs. In college, two years later, I thought I'd pick up where I left off. That didn't happen. After discovering that English wasn't allowed, I walked out and never looked back. All through life, everyone has stressed to me that college was important. It is for some. For me it was a waste of time. I always said I'd never be a nurse. I watched my mom work long hours and she was always under so much pressure. I didn't want that. Life can be funny though. I went to school and became a nurse. I worked as a nurse for a few months and now my job has nothing to do with nursing. I still keep my license active, just in case. Years later, after struggling to maintain interest in college, my mom told me she understood. A giant weight was lifted and I no longer felt like a failure. Society puts so much emphasis on higher learning. Is it for everyone? No, it's not.
Today, they've created some pretty interesting classes and programs that make me shake my head in wonder. The things that are studied are down right crazy. Either the world is changing so fast that I can't keep up, or people are making up programs for their college studies. I'm glad I no longer have to deal with it. I believe there are a lot of classes designed to entertain you (if you are lucky) and take your money, giving you nothing of value in return. I prefer a real education, taught by life's experiences and others that traveled the paths before me.
A few weeks ago, I read Just Ask The Universe by Michael Samuels. He is absolutely brilliant. His words struck a chord with me and I began to follow his methods. Every time I hear something negative, I turn it around. When my kids wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I encourage them and make them laugh. I recite my favorite words of wisdom that Michael shares in his book almost daily. My life is changing and I am happier than ever. Just when I think it can't get any better, I read The Universe-ity. Wow. It's just as powerful as the first book and it totally backed me up on my college experience. It made me feel like I was right all along. It helped me feel less guilt for not wanting the "education" I was offered. It made me more confident and I know it will help me when it's time for my kids to make decisions about school.
I consider myself successful. I taught myself about blogging and social media. I'm still learning too. I created an opportunity that blossomed into other opportunities. I get to work with the most amazing authors. It's a dream job for me. Books have always been a huge part of my life. I didn't learn about this job in school. School didn't prepare me for my job and it didn't open any doors for me. Positive thinking did. After reading Michael's books, I felt so connected to him, like he was looking inside of me and seeing my struggles. His words of wisdom released all the negative feelings I had and changed my attitude.
If you want a book that teaches you how to be successful, The Universe-ity can do just that. It can teach you more about yourself than any college professor or classroom. It can help you redefine success and give you a real education, probably the most important one of all. It teaches beliefs, strategies and ideas. All of these things can help change your life and give you a push in the right direction. Look for The Universe-ity on Amazon. It will also be available for Kindle starting March 21, 2013! now you can also shop for cool Just Ask The Universe gear here! I'm a proud graduate of The Universe-ity!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion.