Jack Bloomfield starts the day at 5.15am. After 15 minutes of push-ups, he gets ready for school and then spends 30 minutes reading Grant Cardone’s Be Obsessed Or Be Average. At 6am sharp, he starts working on his online business. Two hours and 30 minutes later, the 11th grader leaves for school. When he returns at 3pm, Bloomfield indulges in an afternoon sport, finishes homework, later dinner, and then once again logs into his computer to manage Bloom Ventures, the company he started at the age of 15.
As one of Australia’s youngest millionaires, Jack Bloomfield has been rewarded for ditching the common path to success in favour of forging his own route to the top.
Now he has a message to those who will head to university simply because it’s what people do.
In a piece written for news.com.au, Bloomfield said there was an obvious sign you could be about to settle for “mediocre”.
The 17-year-old said that “when the time is right” is short for: “never.”
The entrepreneur launched his first business as a 12-year-old and now runs five online companies, reportedly turning over more than a million dollars a year.
He referred to other trailblazers including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg to show that it can be done.
“I guess the point is this; if you believe in yourself, and are willing to accrue some real-world skills, then a piece of paper with “arts” written on it from a university isn’t going to change that,” he wrote.
“So ignore the pressure. Do what’s right for you, not what’s right for anyone else.”
Bloomfield recently told The Morning Show he had the drive to do more from a young age.
“I think really it was a drive to do more than the average person,” he said.
“When I was 12 I realised from what the future’s looking like – I’d go to university, go get a job – it kind of seemed incredibly normal, and it didn’t seem incredible.”