The Importance of Self-Education

Tavian Jean-Pierre
4 min readJan 17, 2023
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This article has been inspired by the conversation I had with Tee Syal, founder of Right Click Retention.

If you want to be inspired by our conversation, you can listen to our full podcast episode here:

We have reached a social media boom, and people everywhere of all backgrounds are making money online. These same individuals monetise their knowledge by teaching others to embark on the same road they did.

It is common to come across someone who looks like they just turned 20 years trying to sell you their course of how they became a millionaire.

Most of these young entrepreneurs have vibrant personalities and stand as “proof” do you do not need be old with a load of experience to “make it” in life. Instead, all you need is a lot of hard work and determination.

Unfortunately, there is some truth to this. And I say unfortunately because the message often leads young individuals like me down the wrong path. Instead of being patient and developing our skills, we focus on monetary value and aim to only achieve this.

The model most young entrepreneurs teach is one that leads people to believe that they need to get rich to enjoy life. They make it seem that wealth at an old age is pointless because…



Tavian Jean-Pierre

Founder of the Better Conversations Podcast | Inspiring a better future | Producing insights on leadership, innovation, economics and entrepreneurship