Six lessons learned while I quit grad school to become an entrepreneur

Author : Tom Ruginis

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Life changing decisions do not happen often. They are difficult and will require you to dig deeper into your brain, gut, and soul to find the best path towards your happiness. 

I was 28 years old in 2008 when I decided that a PhD and a life as a scientist, wasn’t a good fit for Tom Ruginis.

It took six months to realize this was a mistake, one year to decide to leave, and two months to gather the courage to walk into my PI’s office and say, “This isn’t for me, I’m leaving.”