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Knyoung

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Jul 19, 2020
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Hi everyone,

Story
I’m a 20-year-old man from The Netherlands who quit studying Law after just 1 month of trying it out( You can imagine how my immigrant parents reacted). I never really liked school even though I was pretty good at it, I always got in trouble and was expelled a few times, because I simply thought it was boring. I always looked up to entrepreneurs and would always read about them. Most of them got there without college or university and I knew that you didn’t need it to be successful, while my peers truly believed this was the way to be successful, but if you look long term you can see the path is already made for you and just delivers mediocrity. Go to college/university, get a good job work 40-60 hours per week until your 70, marry someone and retire. After reading the Millionaire Fastlane and Unscripted, this only confirmed my beliefs and let me know there were other people thinking just like me.

In my year off I started reading a lot more and learning more about myself, it drastically increased my self-awareness, especially Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene. It thought me that I have trouble with authority and that I’m a big talker but don’t do shit and I never finish something I start with. All the ‘businesses’ I started, I always was motivated for a week and then would quit. Looking at myself I found out what the problems were: My phone, wanting to do too much right away, talking too much and smoking too much pot. So when I had a brand new business idea: I deleted social media, didn’t talk to anyone about my idea until I got something to prove, working in small steps and used way fewer drugs or any kind of substance. When I first started with my project I only worked 1 hour a day just something really easy to achieve, now 2 ½ months later I work around 6-8 hours a day. I know this is still too little but this is a giant step forward comparing with 2 ½ months ago, increasing the steps little by little is the right way for me and keeps me motivated and obsessed, slowly every day I will increase the hours.

Question
My original plan was to start a business in my year off and find a major and during my study next year I would work on my business as a side hustle until it would blow up and I could quit going to university. Searching for a study I can’t really find something interesting. Taking several tests to which major fits you the best, almost all gave me the same results, that I’m an entrepreneur. I’m afraid that when I go studying I will get distracted, only going to party and lose my drive to really achieve something in life. When taking a test (apparently I love taking tests) whether I should go to college or pursue entrepreneurship of Patrick Bet-David (Stay in School or Drop Out of College? - Patrick Bet-David), it basically recommended that I should drop out and pursue entrepreneurship for 4 years and if it wouldn’t work then I should go back to school. This advice sparked something within me and I got all excited like this is it. If I halve a$$ school and my business I’m afraid it’s going to fail, it’s either all in or nothing, burn the ships and never look back. I know it’s going to motivate me because you have no other options than to succeed. What are your opinions on this matter? Any advice from someone who went through something similar would be much apricated, positive or negative.
 

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How is the Netherlands for entrepreneurs? Hard for some of us over in the states to make judgments if we aren't familiar with the entrepreneurial climate in another country. A great plan here can be a bad plan elsewhere.

Thanks for sharing your story.
 

Knyoung

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Jul 19, 2020
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How is the Netherlands for entrepreneurs? Hard for some of us over in the states to make judgments if we aren't familiar with the entrepreneurial climate in another country. A great plan here can be a bad plan elsewhere.

Thanks for sharing your story.
Well it's pretty good they make it really easy to start your own business, you basically need 50 euros and a bank account. You get tax benefits if you just start out your business on your own. I think it's pretty similar to the US. According to Forbes, we are #4 in the best countries for business in the world( the US #17 Best Countries for Business). We are known as a tax haven for multinationals they pretty much use our country to avoid taxes. So I think I can say we have a pretty good climate for entrepreneurs.
 

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