Several years ago, I led a hospital department (for those that know me, perhaps a blind leading the blind scenario?) with a group of employees making minimum wage. Most of the staff was young and lacked mentors, so I felt a responsibility to help coach them on their careers.
One of them wanted to be a sports agent and had all the potential to become a successful one. I said, "Great, go research it and let's chat about it next week." He came back a week later, and said, "Ok, here's my plan: I'm going to go to the local university, will major in Sports Management, and figure it out from there."