We had the great pleasure of having Hugh LaRoche on this episode of our podcast Breakthrough Barriers with Damali. Hugh is the VP of product for a company called TriNet, which handles HR outsource solutions for small to midsize companies, he is in charge of the financial division.
Our first caller called with a very interesting question. He had received a full sport scholarship for school but had outgrown the sport throughout his college journey. He was wondering if he should stick with the scholarship, or try to continue without it.
As we know, college can be very expensive. Having a full scholarship, for any reason, is a privilege. If you are fortunate enough to be able to afford school without the scholarship, more power to you. It may be difficult to balance a sport, schoolwork, and a personal life, but think of it as a job or a work-study. We sometimes have to take jobs we don’t quite love but are necessary to handle our financial responsibilities. Not looking at it as a job may help you stay focused and you may even have fun along the way.
Finishing school without any loans or debt is one of the most powerful things you can do. The sacrifices you make now will drive what you end up doing in the future. You won’t feel forced to pick a particular job simply because of income and the pressure of having to pay back loans.
Remember that college is only for a finite amount of time. So the bright side is, you only have to deal with this for so long.
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