May 21, 2019
The path that many of us have been
brought up to follow usually goes a little something like this:
take the right classes, get the good grades, get into the
prestigious school, graduate, and then find a high paying job.
We're taught that it is a linear path that you stick to and climb
to the top.
Well, in today's episode, Phil
Black teaches us why you should buck that wisdom. Phil has one of
the most interesting careers we've ever highlighted on this show.
His story is a testament to following your curiosities and always
re-evaluating what is most important. Among his many
accomplishments, Phil played D1 collegiate basketball at Yale,
worked as an investor at Goldman Sachs, was a Navy Seal Officer,
went to Harvard Business School, is a firefighter, entrepreneur,
father, and more.
While it wasn’t clear to him during
his journey, he was gaining an incredibly useful skill: the ability
to find his way into really competitive positions. This is, as Phil
calls it, his “superpower” which later led him to create his
current business venture, PrepWell Academy. The academy is an
innovative approach to preparing high school students (and their
parents) for the rigors of the college admissions process. His
unique program is delivered online and focuses on the early
preparation of students (freshman and sophomore year) interested in
attending highly-selective colleges (e.g. Ivy League, Stanford,
MIT, etc.), military service academies (e.g. Naval Academy, West
Point, etc.), and those seeking athletic or ROTC scholarships.
Visit our website to enroll your child in one of our custom
programs (Pathway, Ivy, Military, Athlete).
Phil’s story is mindblowing and is a
real testament to the fact that we’re allowed to start over not
just once, but as many times as we want!
Here is what we chat about in this episode:
- The process of how Phil reinvented himself multiple times.
- The importance of evaluating (and re-evaluating) your
- How Phil discovered his “superpower” and how it helped him
build his current business.
- How it’s okay to never settle on the idea of pursuing one thing
- And so much more!
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