Unemployed graduate of elite law school Georgetown Danielle Owens has been a new kind of Everywoman and Everyman. Highly educated but unable to find a job or become self-employed, they tell their sad story over and over again. Here is Owens' interview with Staci Zaretsky at Abovethelaw.com.
But they will only find professional salvation if they learn to do The Hustle. And leave the story behind.
In Colorado, such hustlers are becoming wealthy operating marijuana delivery services. There are those stories of the guy or girl delivering pizzas. Then they noticed they could be making a whole lot more in the pot industry.
That worked out so well that they hire employees. Past debt? Irrelevant. They are in the money.
In the vicinity of Yale, a guy figures out that he can make a good buck on his own terms by investing in a mobile dog and cat grooming service. But first he has to learn grooming. Soon enough he takes on the debt to buy a van. And soon enough he pays off that debt.
The Hustle entails spotting and then chasing opportunity. Then it's exploited. Often it happens quickly. That is once the sad story is left behind.
Mine happened slowly. It took about 11 years to transcend the sense of entitlement because of my education (attended University of Michigan, Harvard Law) and track record (clients' material was published in brandname media). But here I am not the Lost Gen of the overeducated, once successful. Instead I invent new steps daily for my unique approach to The Hustle.