One dangerous myth about college everyone is telling you

Today I want to get a little bold & opinionated, because there’s a really dangerous myth that people are constantly telling college students that’ll end up making you waste years of your life and tens of thousands of dollars (and I want to prevent that!)
 

What’s the big myth?

It’s ok to not know what you want to in college.

Why you're not getting the top grades you want (and how to fix that)

If one of your major goals this year is to achieve massive success in college (because that's how you get into grad school and/or land a premium career), I've got a free workshop for you!

This workshop is full of grade-boosting behind-the-scenes secrets from a highest honors grad & international college success coach. (<- that's me!)

So I'm bringing you a 5 part LIVE workshop series that will cover the 5 reasons why you should be getting better grades, but aren't.

Starting with the first, and one of the most important reasons: Poor Planning.

What Would You Do with $300k? (How to achieve your biggest goals)

This is a post about dreams.

Because we ALL have the capability of making our biggest goals reality.

My goal here is to help you keep your biggest goals sharp, and give you the strategies to achieve them, so that you’ll never say, “oh, when I was younger I wanted to be a neurosurgeon and discover new ways for people with disabilities to walk again...but now I work in sales at my father’s rug company, and it’s pretty alright.”

10 Quick Tips for Better Productivity

College finals are here and with finals week can come a serious breakdown in your productivity.

It's so easy to become overwhelmed by all the time you have to spend studying finishing projects, and writing papers. To stave off failure, here are some of my quickest tips to boost your productivity and ace your finals with ease.

Hint: You can also use these tips to keep your productivity and motivation strong all semester long.

How to Hack College for Crazy Success

Ever wonder why you start off a semester strong, and by the end of it find yourself struggling to keep up with assignments because you simply don’t uh, care anymore?

This post will show you why, show you how to change your goals to make your motivation stay strong all year, and comes with a bonus download!

Four Qualities Every College Student MUST Have (for MASSIVE success)

These are perhaps the weirdest sounding traits, but every college student who gets straight A’s with ease uses these to achieve massive success.

And the good news is, you can start using these TODAY to become a better student.

The even better news is, some of these hacks are so simple and easy absolutely ANYONE can do them and improve dramatically -- instantly.

How to Get A's and Keep Them (Motivation Mastery)

I used to stay up till 3 am, exhausted and full of anxiety, trying to finish an essay I should have started a week ago. Nothing but the most extreme procrastination-panic could induce me to get my work started. I hated studying for tests because it was hard.

But once I figured out how to trick my brain into rewarding itself for putting in the work, I was able to study, write papers, and complete projects without the anxiety and procrastination I was so used to.

What everybody ought to know about college (but no one will tell you)

7 Things You Ought to Know about College...but no one will tell you
 

The hacks and strategies I used to get straight A's at Berkeley while running 3 businesses. These will help you cut down on stress and give you more time to polish your projects and papers to make truly stellar grades.

The Ultimage List of College Resources to Help You Get and Keep Straight A's

Getting straight's A's in college is tough enough. If there are ways to make earning those A's simpler and easier, I'm all for it. 

So I've compiled a list of my favorite resources that help take the pressure of achieving and maintaining straight A's, so you can save the difficult work for the really difficult things...like remembering where your backpack is or why you only have one pair of socks.

How to write an email signature that will WOW your Professors

I want to share the simplest trick you can do to stand out among your classmates and get noticed by your professors as a student who's something more than a student -- a doer, a go-getter, a professional.

It's your email signature, and it can do a lot of bragging for you and spare you the trouble. Want to ask for project extensions without dropping a grade? Want to be nominated for scholarships and speaking opportunities? Want to be a crazy college success? Read on...

6 Best Free Tools to Make You a Better Student With Zero Effort (+ a bonus worksheet)

Use these 6 free tools to improve your essay writing, track your assignments, and do better in college without having to spend extra effort. One of these tools will pretty much do you homework for you. Stop struggling and use these tools today to improve your grades and reduce your stress. Click through for the list of the 6 best college hacking tools. 

Can Your Internship Pass the Employability Test?

Will your internship get you hired?

Remember how in high school everyone told you you had to volunteer work to make your college resume attractive?

Well, everyone's been getting the same advice for years.

What happens is that soon everyone has a volunteer position. They start looking a lot like you on paper. Similar GPA, similar extracurriculars, similar SAT scores, similar volunteer history. 

When something becomes the status quo, you have to work extra hard to differentiate yourself.

It's bad advice to give high school students to blindly take on volunteer work, and it's bad advice to tell college students they "absolutely must get an internship or employers won't even look at your resume."

Because at that level, you no longer stand out.

Here's the solution.

How I Wrote 74 A-Grade Essays in 6 Months Without Going Crazy

One of my favorite copywriters of all time, the incredible Joanna Weibe of Copy Hackers, nicely articulated one of the most important lessons a college student can learn.

Only rookies write from scratch.

Don't be a rookie. Learn the formulas for writing winning essays, every time. No more stress. No more writer's block. Write essays with confidence, ease, and style.

Best Work Study Jobs on Campus

If you receive financial aid and get Federal Work Study, you can pick up some of the sweetest jobs on campus.

But I'm not here to just show you how to get a boring old campus job that pays you minimum wage. I'm going to tell you about the best jobs on campus - the jobs where you can build your career capital and the jobs where you can have time to study or catch up on your reading.

One Simple Trick to A+ Participation in Class (even if you're shy)

Today we're going to talk about how to participate in class (even if you're painfully shy -- like me!).

This awesome little trick is going to be crazy useful. Not just in class where you'll impress your professors and stand out among the other students. But in LIFE.

This post is both about how to overcome shyness and how to perform well in college.

Double win, yay! 

5 Myths About High Achieving Students (like, for example, they study all the time)

5 Common Myths About High Achieving Students That Are Totally Busted. Don't fall in the pit trap of assuming you can't be an awesome student because of these myths. Learn how to become a Straight A Student without sacrificing all your free time and social life.

How to be Your Best in 5 Minutes

For years I'd wanted to become a different person -- a better version of myself. I wanted to kick the cripplingly shy girl I was to the curb and be outgoing and confident. I had little idea of how to accomplish it, so year after year I saw my dream slip through my fingers. I would walk into a room full of people I should have been talking to and feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable -- and it showed.

I often felt small, incapable, and silly.

I wasn't getting anywhere working to be more outgoing from the inside out.

For what felt like the hundredth time, I abandoned my hope of ever changing.

And then something happened.

I went to college.

And in college I didn't just become confident - I became powerful.