Ep. 597: The Apprenticeship Path Around College Debt


SchoolSucksProject.com – Education Evolution

There’s big money and big opportunity in sales, even without 4 to 6 years of additional schooling…

There’s big money and big opportunity in sales, even without 4 to 6 years of additional schooling. Unfortunately, the only six-figure number too many twenty three-year-olds are looking at is on a collections letter from the Department of Education.

Today’s guest presents the story of his exciting and rewarding alternate path.

Nick Rundlett is the first Praxis alumni that I’ve had the pleasure to interview on School Sucks. He’s also a long-time listener of the show.

We open our conversation talking about Nick’s high school experience, including a long captivating tangent into his explanation of "impromptu Speech" competitions. For Nick, high school was an often undemanding path to college, and college merely the path to a career. He opted for community college to save money, and we’ll talk about why he decided to drop out right at the end, one summer semester away from completion.

Nick began running his own business as a teenager, and this experience made him hungry gain more sales skills and experience. This desire led Nick to Praxis.

He explains how the Praxis admissions and subsequent training program work. Praxis encourages the building a value proposition for a desirable employer instead of the submitting of the traditional resume. I ask how a participant’s interests are matched with the right company’s needs.

More of Nick’s Praxis Experience:
– Habit-building
– The Praxis mission and culture
– Adopting the entrepreneurial mindset as an employee/apprentice
– Avoiding professional lessons through trial by fire

The Value of Sales Skills and Experience
– My Dad’s sales formula: establishing a rapport, analyzing needs and making an honest recommendation (we’ll discuss each one)
– Nick counsels me on my long-time aversion to sales
– overcoming the fear of rejection and negative self-talk
– we apply Nick’s sales wisdom to the future of School Sucks

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Original source: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/schoolsucks/episodes/2019-02-05T08_13_04-08_00

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