Today we’re talking about something a little different. In this bonus episode, I’ll be chatting with Grant Aldrich and discussing what happens when you decide you want to shift your career, or even go back and get a degree. If you’ve realized during this whole pandemic that what you’ve been doing is not exactly what you want or should be doing, then this episode is for you.

Grant is the CEO and founder of, which is a company that allows people to take courses and earn degrees from thousands of participating universities—all for free. You will hear about his journey with startups and how he found his way into starting a business that has meaning and gives him a feeling of purpose. Grant also shares how to discover what you’re truly good at, how to start a new transition process, and much more.

In this episode, we cover topics such as:

  • The greatest lessons Grant learned from working with startups.
  • The importance of creating a business that makes sense with who you are.
  • Tactics for lowering the cost of your degree.
  • How to make a degree work later in life and while working.

Please enjoy today’s episode — and visit the resources below to find everything mentioned in the show!

What you will hear:

[3:30] How Grant’s path changed in his life and career.

[8:00] The importance of knowing who you are and what you really thrive in.

[11:30] How to discover what you’re really good at.

[18:35] How to afford a new degree as a working adult.

[22:46] The value of a degree and how it has changed.

[25:08] The best way to pursue a degree.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

[bctt tweet=”“I wanted to have a mission, and I wanted to have meaning in my work and do it the way I wanted to do it.” – Grant Aldrich” username=”=”@summerfelixmulder”]

[bctt tweet=”“When you’re doing something that you want to do and you like doing, you’re really good at it.” – Grant Aldrich” username=”=”@summerfelixmulder”]

[bctt tweet=”“The key to success is that you really have to work hard to outsource the things you’re not good at.” – Grant Aldrich” username=”=”@summerfelixmulder”]

[bctt tweet=”“The availability of options and content and training for anything you could possibly want is right at your fingertips online.” – Grant Aldrich” username=”=”@summerfelixmulder”]


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