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By | December 3rd, 2016|

Maj Betz Inspiring the TEDx Crowd on How To Graduate College Debt-Free! THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF SCHOLARSHIPS My recent 7-min TEDx talk, "How to Graduate College Debt-Free" is really going to help 7th graders through college sophomores avoid the debt that plagues so many families. Take a few minutes to check it [...]

Even God Can’t Move A Parked Car

By | July 1st, 2015|

If you’re a 9th grader through college sophomore and you’re really serious about getting scholarships, I want to teach you something. I want to share something with you that I hope you remember for the rest of your life. Even God can’t move a parked car.  Even God, the Almighty, can’t move a parked car [...]

For The Love Or For The Money?

By | June 24th, 2015|

Photo source via Many of us know people who got a degree and wind up not liking the job associated with that degree. I wonder if they ever go back and wish they had made a different decision. I wish there was a way for Future You to reach back and tell Present [...]

Debt Is The Enemy

By | June 20th, 2015|

I’ve been asked why I changed my website from Scholarships 4 All to Major Betz.  The reason, quite simply, is that I wanted to change my focus. When I’m out there talking about scholarships, it’s with a totally different focus than when I’m talking about leadership. It’s different. It’s different because I’m talking about families [...]

Are You Apathetic or Go-Get-It?

By | June 9th, 2015|

When I’m traveling around the country and I help kids understand the value of getting scholarships and the necessary work behind it, I’ve come to realize there are two types of people. There are the Apathetic Team and the Go-Get-It Team.  The Apathetic Team says, “Mom and Dad will take care of this. I don’t have [...]

Why I’m Like A Charter Boat Captain

By | June 3rd, 2015|

What is mentorship?  Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. However, true mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help. It is about an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and challenge.  The person in receipt [...]

4 Steps to Declutter Your Life

By | June 1st, 2015|

A lot times in life, many of us find ourselves with so many obligations and tasks that we simply can’t keep up. We need to declutter our lives. When I say declutter, I mean to put your life into some kind of order so you can get things done – and get them done in [...]

3 Seasons of Scholarships

By | June 1st, 2015|

I marvel when I see farmers on TV or farmers doing their thing, whether it’s oranges or corn or whatever they’re growing. I marvel at them because they have so many ups and downs and ebbs and flows when it comes to their business. It could be anything from weather to bugs to disease. Whatever [...]

Why It’s NOT Okay to Fake It ‘Til You Make It

By | June 1st, 2015|

Often, in my work with teens, it becomes very obvious that some are faking it.  I’m talking about when they tell me and their parents they’re going to do something: they’re going to apply for xx number of scholarships, they’re going to do this, that, or the other. And then they don’t. They tell their parents and they [...]

Are You Listening to Little Me or Future Me?

By | June 1st, 2015|

What if you could go into the future and talk to the future you?  Not the you that exists today but the you that exists 20 or 30 years from now, and seek advice and counsel from them. Do you think your life would be better? Do you think you would make better decisions today [...]