How Should Pueblo Move Forward?

Education When I moved back to Pueblo in August of 2016, I came back for one reason: to have a massive impact on the community that made me the person I am today. Where others saw a lost cause, I saw an incredible amount of opportunity in my hometown. To me, Pueblo was a blank…

Why I Decided Not to Get My MBA

Life Direction “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist Since the very beginning of my college career, everyone seemed to agree that I needed to get my MBA. My advisors heavily encouraged it my freshman…

The Delusional Popular Belief in College

Partying One of my favorite books of all time is Zero to One by Peter Thiel. In his book, Peter Thiel says if you can identify a delusional popular belief, you can find what lies hidden behind it: the contrarian truth. The delusional popular belief I identified in college is that college is all about…

Our Education System: Teaching a Fish to Climb a Tree

Educating the Individual “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein Before you read any further, WATCH THIS VIDEO: I’m in the Leadership Pueblo Program, and last week we spent an entire…

A Revolution in Higher Education

Self-discovery In one of my first blog posts, The Case Against Being Sheeple, I quoted Seth Godin who said, “Public school is an artifact of the industrial age. It was invented by industrialists, who needed compliant factory workers.” In college, I started to feel this on a deep level. I felt as if I was…

The Case Against Being Sheeple

It’s Time For a Change While in college, I became aware of the fact that I was part of a system. The system is designed in a way where I was supposed to go through school, get good grades, and ultimately get hired for a job working for someone else for the rest of my…

College: What’s the Point?

Prove Your Ability to Learn While sitting through numerous mind-numbing lectures and being required to relentlessly memorize what seemed to be irrelevant information, I remember constantly asking myself two questions: what’s the point of all of this? And why am I here? Society was telling me I needed to suffer through this monotonous cycle, in…