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Graduating High School A Semester Early To Try IM Full Time- Parents Don't Like It

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  1. brettehl

    brettehl Regular Member

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    What would you guys suggest in my situation? I am about to start my senior year in high school, and I only need 2 more classes to graduate and come out with a 3.5-3.7 gpa which isn't the greatest but it should get the job done. I was thinking of only taking one semester of high school and then graduating after the one semester. The original reason I wanted to do this was to try to get an internship at a local SEO/IM business.

    While this can still be the plan it may or not happen depending on how hard getting an internship is with just a high school diploma. I was also thinking since I'm currently doing the research to launch my first authority site why not use the time to go IM full time or mostly full time if I do get an internship.

    The only problem I have is that my parents don't exactly believe in my ability in IM, I've been doing IM on and off for a year or so and made a few thousand bucks over that time. But, I recently broke my leg and since I can't play soccer/football anymore (which I normally spent multiple hours a day doing) I might as well use that dedication and love for the game and transfer it to IM. So really what I'm asking is should I try to fight my parents and see if I can graduate early and try to get the internship or go full time IM or should I get my two classes over with and take joke classes to finish off my high school in two semesters?

    If I did go full time IM I would probably start off making an authority site hoping for $50 a day by next August.

    Either way, I will be going to college, hopefully UNCG which is a public state college which is pretty competitive but I should be able to get it with my decent grades.
     
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  2. solomayne

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    Hey there,

    I think i read something about you and your leg earlier...
    Nonetheless,

    Take this semester anyway, Then at the end of the semester, if you feel that you are fine with missing out with school buddies, and possibly the graduation ceremony, then proceed with your plan, to not continue the next semester.

    Warning, You need to do the following:
    Make sure you get your acceptance letter if you are really planning on getting into UNGC. Also, have 2-3 back up schools lined up.

    Here's your test for success:


    Take a sheet of paper. Write down where you see yourself next year, in the next 5 years, 10 years and finally 15 years.
    Then under each section, write down what it would take to get to the goals that you have set.

    Final Exam for success:

    Write down what it is that you want to do with your life: Your mission statement/raison d'etre:

    Everytime you write down a goal, go deeper by ending each goal with "so that," and keep going until you find your true desires.
    ==================================

    Example:

    "I want to go full time into IM, so that",
    "I can make tons of cash, so that",
    "I can pay bills and have money left over, so that"
    "I can do the things that I really want, so that",
    "I can feel like i haven't wasted my life, so that",
    "I can be happy and free of stress and debts, so that"... and just keep it going.


    If you do these 2 exercises, you will have won 90% of the battle, and will be ahead of your peers by leaps and bounds.
    The rest of the 10% is Gaining Knowledge, Experience, and Salesmanship.

    Best Regards
     
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  3. yankeesfan517

    yankeesfan517 Registered Member

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    Its one semester of your life, just get it over with better prepare yourself for college and do IM part time, now it would be different if you were already making a stable income with IM but it takes time and much effort as you probably already know. I am a senior myself and thought about the something but its not the smartest decision imho. But its your life do what you want! what the hell do i know
     
  4. AR!ZONA

    AR!ZONA Regular Member

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    I graduated a semester early, to join my brother's construction company.

    I regretted it for a long time, but now, after many business opportunities, I'm glad I got straight into it.

    You will have many forks in the road on the path to success, make sure you choose the one your heart desires most.
     
  5. brettehl

    brettehl Regular Member

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    I would just get through it but it's just that I would already have all my credits needed at that point so in my mind it would be pointless to have pretty much 4 gym classes when I could be out of school getting actual experience.
     
  6. IGKing

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    Brettehl,

    I'm also starting my senior year of High School.

    I love your plan. Definitely go for it and good luck.

    If you ever want to chat IM or SEO, drop me a PM. Would love to talk to you.

    Fenchel
     
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    alienacademy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Atleast your parents know what is IM and you can explain them more and may be convince them. But here nobody knows what i do on computer all day and i didnt tell anybody about my work except 2 frends and i am doing this from 1 and a half year and now i m in final year of diploma
     
  8. ArtVandelay

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    Way back when (actually, it wasn't that long ago at all...) I also had the chance to graduate high school a semester early, but chose not to.
    This was for a multitude of reasons, but among them were the prospect of missing out on time with my friends, the prospect of my parents driving me crazy (which they probably will - especially if they disapprove of your decision), and the fact that it wasn't necessary. I hadn't yet delved into IM, but I still had PLENTY of free time to pursue what I was/am passionate about.
    If you really only have extremely easy classes, that means you probably won't have any homework. Assuming you're on a schedule in which get home from school at 4pm and go to bed at 11pm, that still leaves you more than enough waking hours to learn all there is to learn (for starters) about IM. 7 hours? 8 hours? 9 hours on a late night? How much time do you need? Probably not that much.

    Maybe I'm biased because I actually enjoyed my last semester of high school more than any other. Overall my first 3 years were pretty miserable (as I'm sure it is/was for most people) but at the end of my senior year I really started to open up - as did the people around me. I found that everybody was more receptive to talking and hanging out, even if we weren't already friends.
    I also grew closer to my two closest buddies, with whom I remain very close today.

    Whatever you do, don't jump into a decision on the grounds that 'it's pointless for me to stay.' Soon after, you'll find that there are worse things. You'll probably be experiencing the worse things.
    But maybe you won't - what do I know?!

    Do what you think is right.

    As long as it's actually right ;)
     
  9. brettehl

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    We'll i'm lucky because my brother in law works at a big computer company, and although his new job he does less seo, his old job he was pretty successful so my parents understand that this isn't just some fairytale.
     
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    I actually love solomayne's idea, I might aswell take this semester as if I'm going to graduate early, and if something changes or I decide I want to stay I can then just go along with my 2nd semester.
     
  11. ArtVandelay

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    Parents are often more understanding in theory than in practice :p

    Not that I know yours.

    The decision is all yours, obviously! Just consider all repercussions.
     
  12. Nigel Farage

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    One thing I failed to appreciate when I was younger was the monetary value of an education. Not for what kind of money it makes you, but what it would cost if it wasn't free. You are throwing away an entire semester of free education; knowledge that could benefit you in ways you cannot predict or imagine, for the rest of your life, and you are trading that in, in order to do something that you could just as easily do 10 years from now.

    I can't tell you the number of times, in oddball and unexpected ways, some dribble of almost-forgotten knowledge that the public school system had given me, for free, has proven useful. And also the number of times I've had to deal with a person that is completely helpless because they didn't learn something in college that I learned in High School.

    American is dumbing down. They are lowering the standards for what constitutes a college degree so that stupid people can be college graduates and go to work for the government in order to do jobs that require little to no individual thought or analysis. They are being TRAINED like circus animals and not educated like human beings. (Hope you enjoy having your life run by a pack of retarded farm animals, funded by your tax dollars, because that's what the rest of your life is going to be like.)

    So while I believe the value of a college degree has diminished, the value of the free High School education has increased. PARTICULARLY math. No, not solving a quadratic equation, but having the ability to express the relationships between variables. You can throw them around conversationally as generalities secure in the knowledge that there is hard science behind them. Inverse relationships, exponential relationships, bell curves, etc... Average people cannot take the pure math concepts that they learned in High School an apply them to real-world situations, and those that can are superior, and other superior minds recognize this ability in others and have a tendency to migrate towards them. In other words, having a high functional intelligence makes you more economically viable from the social level. People meet you, discover that you are intelligent, and want you around to work with, and do business with. No one ever says "I like working with Mr. Tonsen, because he's really stupid and I have to explain everything to him slowly and multiple times, all day long. I really enjoy spending as much time telling him about what I want as it would take to do it myself, and having someone repeat their 1st day on the job, every single day over & over again is really refreshing."

    No one ever says that. No one also ever says "Gee, I'm glad I lost an entire semester of free High School education so that I could go to work for that shitty job at xyz SEO company, what was that guy's name again...? I can't remember. That guy that used to promise he would pay me a commission for my leads, but never did. Geez, it took me almost 3 months to figure out what was happening before I quit. Well, at least I got a semester away from a free education in exchange for that experience. It's really hard to find a job that sucks, and so I'm lucky to have found one right out of High School. It's made me a better person."

    No one ever says that.

    Here's a hoot:
    Print this off and hand it to one of the parents. I'd be interested in their response.
     
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  13. Pennstater12

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    You have the rest of your life to get into internet marketing and whatever else you choose to do as a career. You can never go back and relive high school. I would suggest finishing high school and enjoy it for what it's worth.