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Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell

What do the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and computer innovator Michael Dell have in common?

None of them has a college degree.

In fact many university graduates are working in jobs that they are overqualified for and don’t require a degree.

So what does it take to be successful?

The answer is a very simple.

It is a tried and proven formula that will work for anyone.

The Secret

Study anything that is of interest to you — for one hour a day.

Study it in the same way that university students study for an exam.

Daily study is a trait of almost all successful individuals.

And it quickly pays off. Because in just six months of concentrated, one-hour-a-day study, you can understand the basics of almost any topic.

Sounds simple?

It is.

Videos, Surfboards, Websites

While you may not be able to become a brain surgeon by studying one hour a day for six months, there many careers for which that minimal effort will get you well on your way.

These include becoming a competent video editor . . . learning to build a great surfboard . . . mastering the principles of website design.

Here’s a real-life example.

Real Life Example

Entrepreneur David Galland once hired an individual straight out of college. However, having majored in literature, he was not motivated about his new clerical and office duties.

He quickly grew disillusioned and disappointed.

On David’s suggestion, the young man began a one-hour-a-day self-study program in graphic design, a field that intrigued him.

6, 12, 18 Months

Within six months, he moved to a new position within the company as a full-time graphic designer.

Within 12 months, as his skills continued to improve, his salary more than doubled. Within 18 months, he was ready to start his own business.

He still operates that business to this day, working out of his home and earning upward of $300,000 a year doing something he loves.

To me, that’s the very picture of success.


And what about you?

Are you happy with the situation you’re in?

What might you study in order to be able to achieve the freedom you want and the money to enjoy it?

The obvious answer is something you are passionate about. It not only makes the learning fun but also assures that your new career will be emotionally as well as financially satisfying.

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1. People need a university degree to become successful. Yes, no, sometimes, usually, or it depends?

2. What is the secret of success, according to the writer?

3. Does this apply to medicine?

4. What example does he give?

5. What should a person study?
A. The problem in society is that too many people don’t study and practice what they are passionate about and just eat, drink, watch TV and listen to music. What do you think?

B. Have you, your classmate or friend studied or practiced something extensively?

C. What topic or subject could you study for one hour a day to improve or change your career?

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