I’ve had several comments lately from people thinking they can’t be successful because they don’t have any degrees. Here’s an excerpt from a terrific article by my friend Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit…thank you, Chellie, for this timely article!
People tend to make too much out of credentials. It’s all very well
to get go to school, get a degree, and set up a professional practice.
It means that you have accomplished a certain amount of study and
discipline, and that’s great.
But there are a great many career paths that don’t depend on having a
credential. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Steven Spielberg,
for example. They were born to talents, skills, and creativity and went
off on their own without getting a college degree or any certification.
They just went to work and started doing it.
Once at a networking meeting I attended, each person took their turn
giving their 30-second commercial about their business. All three of the
people who gave their presentations right before me put emphasis on
their credentials and certifications – one had a Masters Degree in
Business, one had an MFCC, one had a Ph.D.
Then it was my turn. “I acknowledge these wonderful people who have
such distinguished degrees,” I began, then turned to the audience and
smiled. “I on the other hand, have no credentials whatsoever. I’m a
graduate of MSU – make stuff up. I’m a Financial Stress Reducer and I
In the end, it’s the results that count. When you buy a painting, do you
care what degrees the artist had? No. You just care that you think the
painting is so beautiful that you want to own it and hang it in your
See the complete article here…