High school is a time where teenagers can find themselves and begin to explore the path they want to take with their careers. The peak of COVID-19 has exploited the fragility of mainstream employment and now teens are looking to find alternative pathways to University for their occupations.
We talked with young entrepreneurs Lachlan Delchau-Jones (18) and Taylor Reilly (20) from Brisbane, Australia, about what motivated them to explore options other than post- graduate studies and what advice they can provide to those who are looking to pursue alternative professions.
Q: What are the first steps to take when assessing alternative paths?
“The first step is to not worry about having the answer to what you want to do right away. This is something that is moulded overtime so my suggestion would be to try as many things as possible that they too some degree believe they are passionate about.” Commented Taylor.
Q: What were your biggest takeaways while creating your own path?
“The biggest takeaways through our journey to date is to maintain an open mind whenever facing adversity or challenges which are inevitable. Secondly identifying your passion as early on as possible will pay dividends for your journey, no one ever figures it out right away so being passionate about your field will keep you moving forward in the right direction” Added Lachlan.
Q: Best advice for Entrepreneurs coming out of high school or currently in University?
The pair agreed for any Entrepreneur taking the leap to find their alternative path comes down to being practical and hands on, trying as many things as possible & searching to find your passion. Lachlan went on to add “everyone’s entrepreneurship journey is different but everyone shares one thing in common, it is never easy”
If you would like to connect with the pair, Follow them on Instagram.
Lachlan Delchau-Jones on Instagram @lachiedj or https://www.instagram.com/lachiedj
Taylor Reilly on Instagram @taylorbreilly or https://www.instagram.com/taylorbreilly