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I have been a Hubbard College associate degree graduate for a couple of months now, and have just finished one of my consultant programs, Executive Director Mini Hat.
I thought the associate degree program was amazing already, I never would have imagined I could gain SO much more.
Imagine you train your whole life to be an incredibly fast runner, you run and run and run and make your legs strong. But you never learned how to get out of the starting blocks.
You can be this amazing fast runner, but without a strong start, you WILL fall behind and most likely not end up first.
I realized I was a really fast runner, but had a slow start.
How was I going to build a strong starting foundation?
I learned how to organize, the complete fundamentals of how to run an organization. Unfortunately I wasn’t confident in it I realized.
Some people have this natural talent for it, I could honestly look back at myself now and see that I was not that lucky myself. But now I see that I do have that ability, and that that ability can be learned!
I like that I don’t feel like I need to find a job, I can create jobs for other people.
I have really stepped up the planning for my future company, I have such a stronger confronting level that I can handle workers with, that I have become very confident in my success. Even more than before.
And believe me, I was confident.
Because Sitting Around Waiting For Something to Happen Will Get You Nowhere
Sometimes we all look for answers, solutions to those aaaccching questions we have. Where am I going? What’s the point of it all?
I used to be like that.
I sat around, hung with friends, played games, chased girls, slept, studied, etc.
But then came a point in my life, where I realized that I wasn’t going in any direction at all, even though I had told myself I wanted to become successful one day.
And I wish that point had come to me a lot earlier.
I got up and started looking for answers; I looked for it in my own country. I even thought I had it for a while by doing Commercial Engineering. I finished the first out of four years and found out it wasn’t the solution.
I then got a lousy job (because I couldn’t get hired because of my inexperience), worked at it for 2 years, didn’t get me anywhere.
Luckily my dad came to me one random day in May, and said there might be something for me to “just take a look at”. This was a slick looking Business Administration College in Los Angeles called Hubbard College, I said “Why not check it out and enjoy the sun while I’m there?”
Who would have guessed that was the best decision of my life.
I quickly signed up for the Business Administration Degree they offer.
I now not only get a great education, I get actual experience.
They send me out to companies as an apprentice, and eventually as an intern, to actually learn to APPLY what you study.
This seemed like such a good idea, they even HELP you find a job.
And they have gotten about every graduate one, isn’t that amazing?
When are you going to get up?
For What Other Reason Did You Go To College?
So either you just finished college and have a huge debt to pay off, or you’re going to start college real soon with not a lot of money.
You expect to make money and pay off all the debts right after school, right? Well that may be, but unfortunately the hard truth is – you’re going to be left in the cold.
Students go to college for 4 years, which cost way too much, and then they graduate and find out they don’t have actual experience to actually find a job that’s good.
They’ve been so sunk into books all those years, they never learned how to actually apply what they were studying! They were studying just to get a good grade!
And then you keep not applying it, because you can’t really get a job in that major you studied in.
So it dies off inside of you, you kind of forget it and college now seems like a big “Why the hell did I do that?”
But you still got your degree at least…yeah.
So what makes this piece of paper so valuable? It’s some kind of mistaken belief that this paper will make you successful, this is completely ridiculous.
It’s your ability to apply what you studied in school which makes you successful, even if the paper got you a job, it won’t let you keep it for long if you don’t learn how to actually DO something.
I was amazed when I finished my first real business course here at the Hubbard College, to be honest I was a little afraid to be honest to be sent out to a company. I was expecting to be kind of a total newbie to the stuff.
But I came to the company and you really apprentice, you get assigned an employee in the company who is familiar with what you studied. It’s nice to know that TONS of companies are applying what we are learning here.
So we sat down and I could completely see all the aspects I learned and I saw it come to life a little bit. It became so real to me!
When you see it in real life, it sticks way better to your mind.
Kind of like “a picture speaks a thousand words”, you know?
With This Management Degree, You’ll be an Executive Godsend
Companies are letting go of a lot of jobs, this is true. What is not true however is that it is impossible to find a job. When people go for an interview, they just have nothing to show their potential employer that they accomplished something in life.
All they ever did was read, read and read. This might get you some grades, but does it give you any experience and real results in life? Not really.
I remember going to a company to apply my basic organization theory course. I had to make an Organizing Board and create an organized and trained group of people.
I had such an amazing time doing it.
Studying is one thing, but actually doing it is a whole different ball game.
After I was looking at my final product, an organized company who knew exactly its purpose and goal as a company and who had an organizing board they could use, I was just so sure that I could apply this to any company, and more importantly my life.
See an organization doesn’t always just mean a business; you organize your life constantly right? You decide when you get dinner, you organize that in your schedule. You organize parties for your friends, you organize how you are going to invite them, you organize who is going to bring the drinks. You organize.
So why would you not want to be able to organize a whole company? It’s the same thing, just on a bigger scale. It’s not hard at all.
“Yeah, you make it sound easy, but I have a company of (only 3)/(20)/(500) employees.” It doesn’t matter, the organizing board assigns responsibilities to persons and just indicates what their product is and what their goal is.
Each job and post has its own purpose in a company, even if one person does a whole lot, if you can put them all in its correct place, it’s ORGANIZED.
I encourage every frustrated CEO who does all the work in his company by himself to check out this course. It’s vital to you.
And I encourage every student out of high school, or college student to come do some of these amazing courses or even get started on the Associate Degree.
Lots of schools can give you an administration degree, but what they often can’t give you is competence in your ability to DO.
The Hubbard College of Administration can.
No More MBA Street Sweepers
So you graduated university. Awesome.
So you scored well on your tests. Awesome.
So you want to start making money. Grrreat… We’ll get right on that…
I like America for a lot of things, but the general schooling is one thing I don’t agree with. Universities cost a ton of money and teach you a lot of things you aren’t going to use later. It’s sad to see so many people spend so much money on ‘college’ and then get stuck in this horrible drag with no way to ever pay back their college debt.
You finish college; got this huge debt and you need to find a job. You’ll probably start off by calling your mom, see if you can crash there for a short while. Of course you can.
The first weeks you’re back, you just want to have some vacation. I mean you just graduated right?! A month goes by and you are feeling confident, and start searching for some job applications. Hmmm, there aren’t many jobs available right now… Oh here’s one!
The interview didn’t go so well, they were looking for someone with experience. You didn’t have that yet, because college only taught you to KNOW stuff in your career education, not to DO stuff.
You can’t get a job for a while, you then start giving blame. It’s the economy’s fault! It’s the evil corporations! At first it seems to be that way, until you just start blaming the most random things, it’s that one girls’ fault! It’s “that dinner I had Friday’s fault. It just stops making sense and you get scared, and then get sad and then hopeless.
This is how it goes.
So you want to change that? Awesome.
So you want to get a life and start a career? Awesome!
And you want to start making money right after college? Sure, we can help you with that.
That’s Hubbard College of Administration, every student who has graduated has been assisted in getting a job in the field they are interested in. The school has contact with a great number of companies throughout the world who are alumni or just familiar with the results the Associate degree students produce.
Companies are looking for people who can DO stuff, and do them right. Many of my friends here have graduated and could immediately decide to start working at a place they would like to work at.
There is always job placement, there is never an exception. A graduate will ALWAYS find a job when they graduate.
I want to start my own company and be an entrepreneur. I am going to work back in my own country for a while at my dads’ welding company and during that time I will apply the tools I learned here at the college to create a plan to launch my business after about a year.
So if you’re having any trouble with finding a job or your current college’s education, let me know.
Learn How to Get People to Basically Sell YOUR Product to Themselves
Don’t you just hate it when a sales person walks up to you and you can tell he doesn’t care one bit about your needs? Or if he is being really fake and nice, then you end up buying the worst possible product for the craziest amount of money.
Here are some things people HATE about most salesmen:
• They talk too much, and in a confusing way
• Not to the point, excluding the negative side of the products
• Arrogant & self-absorbed, they don’t care about you
• They try to hurry you and forcing you to buy it NOW, NOW, NOW!
I personally dislike their insincerity the most, “Well hello handsome young man! I bet I can interest you in an excellent vacuum cleaner today! You look like you could use a good sucker…”
Last Friday we had a Sales Workshop, given by Nick Terrenzi, a senior executive here at the college. And it was GOOOOOOOOD.
So many think that a sales person was born, he had that gift, that charisma. I always thought that’s why I was kind of good at it, because I was born that way.
But after the workshop I realized there is a technology behind selling, one that I was only using a little bit already, but unknowingly. They are really easy to follow, and it will get sales up so greatly if you truly apply all the aspects.
It’s important to care for your customer, make sure he gets what he NEEDS. Salesmanship is not about getting money, it’s getting what’s right for the consumer.
A lot of people have lost that way of thinking, they’re just thinking about how much they can get from you and then kick you out and never call again, like a bad date.
If you are an entrepreneur, a salesman, someone who is looking to start doing this kind of business or just a student trying to find a job – send me an e-mail and I’ll let you know when the next sales workshop is.
For students on the associate degree the workshops at school are free, by the way. It’s a must in career education.
P.S. There was even a guy from my country (Holland) all the way out here just to do the workshop and the sales training course, that’s how good it is!
Because Trampolines Get Boring Soooooo Fast
You don’t get stuck on a trampoline or a rollercoaster just in life. Businesses can get into this seemingly endless cycle themselves.
Where many people would say “Oh, well that’s life….”, I would say “Let’s find a solution” and go out and handle any problems that have come my way.
I wasn’t always like this, in the past I would just avoid the problem, go around it, or just accept its existence and live with it. This is what most people do, most of my friends at home too. This isn’t the right thing to do I’ve realized.
As long as a problem goes unhandled, it will keep you under in some way or another. It might just be a little extra weight, but could also be your biggest barrier to succeeding in life in general.
So what made me change that way of handling life? In studying for a business administration degree, you learn to organize so that problems don’t happen very easily. Now what if it explains it in such a way that makes it able to even apply it in your life?
Many see work as the biggest annoyance in life, but that just means they don’t get their job well enough and they haven’t organized it in a way that makes it enjoyable for them.
There are certain very basic laws in this world that hold you back, it’s not bad luck, it’s not the weather, it’s often a hidden suppressive source.
The Hubbard College gave me these really great solutions to everyday problems that help me in widening my capabilities in choosing a career and pursuing it. It has removed a lot of barriers for me and made me realize that the sky is not the limit. In fact there is no limit whatsoever.
Because When You Flip a Coin in Your Career, You Often Find Yourself on the Ground Looking – for Both
Isn’t it just frustrating when you don’t know what to do? What do you base your decisions on? Money? Family? Pleasure? And after looking back, was it the right thing to base your decision off on? In life you can find yourself looking at some major decisions, attaining a college degree, buying a house, walking up to that girl you like…
So how do we decide on these things? Usually friends or family who ‘know all about it’ enlighten us on these decisions, but who says they made the right decision in the first place?
Now I’m not saying to be a rebel and go against everything others say, my mom still tells me what I should bring with me when I go on a date. (Awkward cough.)
– I’m just saying that with all this data in life, you should be able to get the valuable data from it and then decide on your OWN what the right decision is. Kind of like a filter.
If the question “HOW?!” just popped in your head, don’t worry. I’ll explain.
Personal and career development is something that takes some people a lifetime to figure out, the biggest question often being “Who am I?”. Some are not even real to themselves. They have no direction in life, and just don’t know what to do!
In my previous blog I talked a little about leadership, every person being one in one form or another. It is important that people know this.
– When they say “I can’t be a leader.”, they are wrong because they are already one!
Now when you make a decision by yourself, you must have some code that you reason with to make it seem logical. You have it right this moment, the question is, is it an ethical one? Is it right?
Even as a CEO, you have your business administration degree, all this knowledge, but who is benefitting from your decisions? Just you? Or the whole company?
I have learned in one of the earlier and easiest but very beneficial courses, a logical code to think with that I can follow in making almost any decision in life and business. It looks at all aspects and doesn’t leave anything out, you truly get to see what is best for the most number of aspects.
The courses at the Hubbard College are all unique in their own way, and this is just another of my experiences with them.
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover, and Never Judge a Businessman by His Suit
Have you ever seen a “suit” who just doesn’t produce, but still makes a lot of money? (If you’re thinking about Michael Scott from the Office, erase it and think of someone YOU know in your vicinity.) And on the other hand, have you seen someone who works his or her butt off who doesn’t get paid a dime?
– Maybe this might even be you. A hard working student who gets a B, compared to the cheating student who gets straight A’s. It’s not fair.
I’ve seen it happen a lot, where someone works at a company for a long time and he wants to start making more money, because he’s increasing his life, maybe buy a house, get married, etc. He’s working at this company for 10 years and STILL the promotion depends on how nice he is to the boss or how close he is related to him.
Now this just isn’t right.
A position in a company should not be based on this; neither should it be on your knowingness about things. It should be based on PRODUCTION.
– What can you produce that is valuable to the company and thus making you a valuable asset to the company?
If you’re looking at continuing education after high school, or just getting a business administration degree after your college, the Hubbard College is a great college to teach you the accurate way of doing business and being a professional. In addition they provide 100% job placement after graduating the associate degree.
What I like about this, is that the companies who are associated with the college base their promotion and salary on statistics – actual recordings of the production amount.
– Most of the companies are from old graduates/alumni and apply the business administration technology that the school gives. (And they are really nice guys too, makes you see a different side of businessmen and women.)
So yeah, this has helped many of my graduated friends get started in the business world, it makes it way easier than just being thrown out in the real world after 4 years like most colleges/universities do.
Defining Leadership and Creating Smart & Efficient Leaders at the Hubbard College
Leadership is often confused to be some amazing natural trait someone is born with, this is not true however. All leadership consists of is the ability to give and enforce orders that work towards visible and positive accomplishment.
Everyone is a leader in its basic form. When you decide you want to get some food, you give your body an order to go and get some, and you keep persisting on it until you get that delicious food!
When you look at a broader picture, you decide you want to sell 20 books today and you know out of experience you can sell 9 books a day. This leaves you 11 books unsold! You then order 2 of your sales employees to sell 6 each today. Problem solved.
Now we look at a BIG picture. You are the CEO of a company and people look to you for answers to all their problems, you are a leader in the sense that you can influence them. But are you truly showing leadership?
– Leadership is not cleaning up people’s mess. It’s giving them the right orders to do it themselves.
I can guarantee you if you’re running a business, you have done this – or are still doing it today.
I realized I’ve done this numerous times, and when I finished my Effective Leadership course (included standard in the Associate degree) I completely found new ways to be a leader and an executive.
I had an even better realization after I finished the Policy course and learned about policies. This makes you able to stop problems from recurring, it’s like writing a manual that people can go to each time they have a question.
I loved it, and still do.