Education is the foundation on which society is built. As philosopher John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Learning doesn’t stop after school, but the adult education industry is a very scattered landscape. Due to its current state, guidance for professional and personal development is difficult to access and verify as legitimate.
Professional and personal development is also becoming increasingly necessary. College graduates in 2016 had an average of $37,172 in student loan debt in 2016, and as of January 2018, the amount of nationwide student debt totaled $1.48 trillion (divided amongst 44 million borrowers). Student Loan Hero reports that this number is $620 billion more than the sum of the United States’ credit card debt.
More people are electing not to attend college because it’s outright unaffordable for many. A college education is supposed to be beneficial, but is it worthwhile if it bogs its students down with debt for the rest of their lives? Or if it robs them of their social lives and mental health? And when students graduate, they enter a sluggish job market, rising costs of living, and fewer chances for income growth. Younger generations are finding themselves stuck—how do they improve themselves, emotionally and economically, from this point?
Many turn to the self-improvement industry. Published books, podcasts, seminars, conferences, speeches, even coaching are all methods by which people continue their education. However, these methods can be expensive: the prices of books and tickets accumulate, and conferences often require travel (and all the accompanying costs). Not all of the information has people’s best interests at heart, either—there are scams and unhelpful individuals amongst the true wisdom-sharers.
What if there was a singular place that had all of the (authenticated) self-improvement information anyone would ever need? This is SuccessLife’s mission: a platform that makes professional and personal development accessible for everyone.
SuccessLife, a subsidiary of the Success Resources group of companies, is creating “the world’s leading digital marketplace for premium personal and professional development and educational content, the world’s largest global online and offline community for entrepreneurs or individuals seeking inspiration, motivation, or well-being,” according to the company’s white paper.
The team at SuccessLife says that one of the platform’s main functions is “to aggregate written, audio, and video content, which is then curated, cataloged, and filtered by categories and for varying demographics. This overcomes the difficulty of finding and searching for content that is relevant to one’s individual needs within our vast and growing volume of content in our archives.” Instead of searching for authors hoping that they have legitimately helpful things to say, or traveling to conferences, or attending hours-long seminars, SuccessLife’s platform houses an enormous library of information regarding personal and professional development.
Subscribers to the platform will have access to premium content regarding economic growth, wealth, financial intelligence, business training and strategies, leadership, and much more. The platform will also host live-streams for speeches and related events, enabling people to participate from the comforts of their own homes.
SuccessLife’s platform is blockchain based (multichain, to be more precise) and offers its unique cryptocurrency called SuccessLife Token (SLT). Because SuccessLife is open for everyone to use—meaning other companies and individuals can share their wisdom over its system, not all content offered is original—SuccessLife Tokens are designed to be the go-to currency for all things self-improvement related.
Tokens can be used to purchase materials and make exchanges with other users. Because the blockchain system is decentralized, no party can gain too much control over the system. The platform’s NewTycoon feature also offers rewards for simply using the tokens, incentivizing people not to hoard currency in their digital wallets. All transactions are secure, extraordinarily transparent, and the multichain aspect ensures that token holders can manage their wallet permissions from the platform directly.
Everyone is trying to be the best version of themselves, and no one is undeserving of the opportunity to do so. The state of education varies worldwide, but Beatriz Pont notes in her article published the European Journal of Education, “Improving Access to and Participation in Adult Learning in OECD Countries” (OECD stands for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) that:
Adult learning is going through changes… it is increasingly recognized as a necessity. OECD governments are exploring ways to increase access to different types of adult learning through public provision, by supporting the development of the private sector, or by joint public-private collaboration. At the same time, adults are demanding more varied learning activities.
SuccessLife makes this avenue wider. Their platform is global, easy to use, and inexpensive (with rewards involved). Personal and professional education will never be obsolete, so at no point in time should access to it cease.
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