Carlos Smith, the father of a 7-year old entrepreneur in training, says: “Forget school. Life is your best teacher.”
Carlos Smith, a journalist who is now an author, didn’t follow the conventional path to entrepreneurship.
When he graduated from college and still being told he needed experience, he made the decision to start his own opportunity with More Than A Job, LLC.
He now wants to explain to his 7-year-old son Brayden that starting a business can be a far better choice than attending college.
As a recent college graduate, Carlos observes, “Hearing ‘no’ so frequently might be really discouraging.
I began to hear no so frequently that it caused me to start doubting a lot of things.
However, I refused to let the no define who I am and my circumstances, so I created my own opportunity.
The meaning of ‘More Than a Job’ is about finding your purpose and understanding that life is more than a paycheck.
It’s nothing wrong with creating your own opportunity and realizing the self-investment is your best investment.”
Under his business, Carlos has officially released his debut book F*** School: Life Is Your Best Teacher.
He comments, “The purpose of my book is to share my journey and to inspire people all over the world.
I want them to understand that success is all subjective and that you don’t necessarily have to go to college to be successful.
I feel that at an early age society puts a belief on us that we must do things a certain way even when it comes to education.
I also wanted to break the stigma especially as a black man that we don’t like to read or write.”
Carlos has also created his own podcast called “Cross The Line” where he travels to different places to interview entrepreneurs from various backgrounds to share their journey.
His program is available on CarlosKSmith.com, iHeartRadio, Spotify, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, and Pandora Radio for streaming and/or downloading.
Along with being sold on Amazon, his book is also accessible on his website.
From Jonesville, South Carolina, Carlos is a journalist and business owner. He received his education at the University of South Carolina.
He began broadcasting while still in college, covering sports ranging from high school to the Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Panthers.