In today’s world it is almost common nature to see kids graduate from high school and go onto college to further their education. People always say that if you don’t go to college you’ll never be successful. Is this actually true? There are many answers to this question, but Nicholas Dutko from Auto Transport Quote Services has one answer he believes is true.
Auto Transport Quote Services was the second business Nicholas started while he was in college studying to earn his degree in Entrepreneurship from University of South Florida, St Petersburg Campus. The company he started first was called Car Shipping Carriers. Both businesses are in the auto transport industry, but they are vastly different. CSC is a broker company that acts as the middle man to coordinate a customers vehicle to be transported by a reliable auto hauling company. ATQS is a lead generation website where customers will get 3-5 different companies quoting them so the customer has options to chose which company is the best fit for them.
Nicholas feels that having a college education is a great thing to have because if the student takes the school and classes seriously the student can grow and be a better individual overall. However, getting a degree doesn’t mean you’ll use it after you graduate. There are many people who have a degree that they do not use in their current job or career. Also, just because a person has a degree, like say marketing as an example, means that they will use what they learned in the field. The field changes as times goes on. Marketing isn’t the same now as it was 10-15 years ago. Things have changed. Each company has a way of doing things and they might not go “by the book” so you will have the relearn marketing from that company’s perspective.
That was just one scenario. Overall, having a degree doesn’t mean you’ll be successful. It can surely help, but the most contributing factor to being successful is passion. Having a passion for something makes the difference between being great, successful and alive or just living life day by day. If you have a passion for helping people and hospitals, you would be a great fit for nursing or being a doctor. If you have a passion for music, you might be the best music teacher or be the next big thing on the radio. Passion is something we all have as kids, but as we grow up other things come in the way and we lose our passion for things. Having all of the stressors and work and generic “stuff” gets in the creative way of life. If you want to get a degree, please go do so. It is beneficial, but make sure you get that degree in something you’re passionate about. It is better to love your job because you will, in turn, love you life much better and be happier overall. Nicholas Dutko loves the auto transport business and loves owning his own business. That is why ATQS and CSC are such great successes in the industry. The passion is there. In your life, do you have the passion for your job?