That’s one of the problems Adam Enbar is trying to solve for people, who want to change their lives by changing their career. He also wants to help them clearly understand the ROI of their education.
He’s tackling that education challenge as the co-founder The Flatiron School, a coding academy based in New York City. Over the past 4 years they have graduated 1,000 students who have landed jobs starting at $70,000+ a year after just three months of training! How many 4-year degrees can offer that kind of ROI?!
Adam has always been passionate about education. He’s the son of Moroccan immigrants and was the first in his family to attend college. He ended up getting his MBA from Harvard.
When he wanted to learn more about sales he landed a job at HubSpot, a content marketing software company known for their sales training.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Self-directed learning.
- Find your marketable skill.
How Adam Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 6am
- Ideal work environment: Surrounded by people, chaos, and energy.
- Definition of success: Achieving the goals he sets.
- Self-reflection practice: Seeking honest feedback from people he respects.
- Book recommendation: Winning by Jack Welch
- Regains focus by: Spending time with his daughter.
- Favorite productivity tool: Google Calendar
- 90-day goal: Whatever is most impactful for his company at a given moment.
“The only two ways to add value are to build stuff or sell stuff.”
“A common mistake entrepreneurs make is being in search of a solution, rather than be in search of a problem.”
“You need to be excited about the problems you are solving.”
Here’s Adam’s advice on how to start educating yourself about a business problem you’d like to solve:
1) Talk to customers (the people who have the problem you are solving).
2) Take action.