We’re back for Part 2 of our interview with Jonathan Brush of CollegePlus! As if the first interview session wasn’t inspiring enough, Jonathan brings more insight and expertise to the topic of Higher Education. The revolutionary changes that have been happening in the education system are not all bad, and CollegePlus is a great positive example of a premium and affordable educational service to thousands of students! In this segment Jonathan walks us through a simulation of the first-step needed to start changing the course of your career or life today through a mock phone call with myself and Social Change Nation! Jonathan discusses the importance of taking the first step because nothing can be lost by trying, and it’s totally free. Here’s the key you need to know: It is actually about YOU! Your skills. What You are gifted at. Learn to increase your gifts and build on your skills by starting the rest of your life with College Plus!
1. What is a social venture that we all should checkout?
Organizations focusing on what people believe, business or personally related, who help others to effectively communicate their messages. These have been great partners to work with who are also making a positive impact on others!
2. What is your favorite online or offline resource/tool that all entrepreneurs should use?
Google Hangouts– this tool allows us to connect with students more effectively and quickly. This form of Google Hangout also acts as a follow-up to any live events we hold and ultimately connects others.
3. One piece of advice you would give to an aspiring change agent?
Everyone thinks that it is the job they have to look for. If you are a change agent you might think you have to have ‘that’ job in order to change the world. Here’s the key you need to know: It is actually about YOU! Your skills. What you are gifted at. Learn to increase your gifts and build skills, then find experiences to exercise those. Once you figure out what you are good at and what you can do, your job opportunities could be endless. Stop looking for the perfect job, and start looking for who and what you are.
4. What is a caused based book we should all read?
“Essentialism” by Greg McKeown -focuses on the message that you can’t do everything and helps you focus on what you can do.
“The Last Lion” Winston Churchill -amazing biography for making a difference in the world.
5. What is the first thing we can all do to start changing the word?
Execution. If you can train yourself to take the next step, no matter how small, it is the one big difference that separates people who can make a difference in the world. Move on your action and just do it!
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