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The Scientifically Proven Method for Boosting Your Study Motivation!

student success Jul 23, 2020


As a study strategies expert, I get to travel all over the country teaching students how to learn better and study better. One of the biggest issues students face is that they lack motivation and struggle with procrastination. Honestly, we all struggle with this. But, in today's episode, I will show you how you can tap into endless motivation and will be a happier and more successful student.


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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Achieving Success in College

student success Feb 16, 2020

If you suffer from Imposter Syndrome, you’re probably worried that you’re not enough and you don’t have what it takes to achieve your dreams.

Watch today’s video to learn how to get past Imposter Syndrome to achieve success in college and success in life.

  • Imposter Syndrome can hit us all. But you’ve got to move past it if you want to achieve your dreams.
  • First, remember that it is YOUR DREAM! YOU are going to care more than anyone else about whether you...
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Learn How Your Professors are Sabotaging You Out of Success

student success Feb 16, 2020

If you’re trying to improve your GPA or get into medical school, you want to make sure you’re not being sabotaged by your professors.

Watch today’s video to see if you’re being sabotaged and what you can do about it.

  • Sometimes, professors will tell you not to do any outside preparation or not to do other things that you think would benefit you.
  • Don’t ignore everything your professor is saying, but instead be critical of what they’re saying if it’s...
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Improve Your Study Energy and Focus to Get the Grades You Need!

student success Feb 16, 2020

If you find that you can’t focus on your studies for long, you’re probably seeing the consequences in your grades.

Check out today’s video to learn how to improve concentration and study more efficiently to boost your GPA.

  • “Your time is the most valuable thing because it is limited.”
  • Too many students waste hours and hours on things that don’t really matter, like social media. You cannot get that time back!
  • Be conscious about where your time is...
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Balancing School, Work, and Study Anxiety as a Student

student success Feb 16, 2020

If you’re a student, you’ve likely got tons of other things on your plate. Maybe you work full-time, or you have anxiety about your studies.

In today’s video, we talk about handling everything life throws at you to dominate in your schoolwork.

  • “It’s not enough to survive. It’s all about dominating.”
  • We all have so much to handle in our lives, especially as students. Handling study anxiety on top of everything else can feel almost impossible, but...
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Take Yourself from an Average Student to a Great Student

student success Feb 16, 2020

If you feel like you’re just average in school, you’re probably looking for ways to step up your game.

Today’s video uses lessons from NFL star Deshaun Watson to help you achieve success.

  • “Somebody had to be great. Why not me?”
  • The first step in getting to greatness is to STOP blocking yourself from it! Don’t stand in your own way. Everyone has seemingly insurmountable circumstances, but only those who are willing to WORK and move past those obstacles...
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Using Your Disadvantages to Create Golden Opportunities

student success Feb 16, 2020

Are you feeling like you’re always behind because you have had some disadvantages in your life? Then this video is just for you.

You can compete with the best of them even if you’re a disadvantaged college student. You can achieve greatness but it starts with applying yourself. This video will show you the way and motivate you.

Quick Summary:

  • “It’s not what you start. It’s not what you have. It’s what you take possession of and what you create.”
  • We...
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How to Create Your Own College Opportunities to Achieve Success

student success Feb 16, 2020

If you’ve found that you struggle to find opportunities as a student, this video is for you. A mindset shift may be all you need to start to discover the opportunities that may be right in front of you! Watch the video to learn how to apply yourself and change your mindset to find new opportunities anywhere and anytime.

Quick Summary:

  • “While you’re sitting there talking about what you don’t have….there are people out there who are hungry for that...
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What I Learned When I Met Kobe Bryant And Applying it to Premed

student success Feb 05, 2020

Kobe Bryant’s untimely death was tragic and an immense loss for the world. Although I didn’t know him well personally, I saw him plenty of times at UC Irvine’s Anteater Recreation Center (where I went to undergrad) and even met him once.

To truly understand him and his unbelievable work ethic is something that everyone should take a moment to do, especially those of you who are trying to learn how to get into medical school.


If you have been struggling in premed...

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How to Start Your Day Off Right By Avoiding This Common Mistake

If you want to know how to start your day off right, if you have been falling behind on your responsibilities or noticed that you aren’t as productive as you could be, it could be due to this one common mistake. You can really fall behind on everything when you start your day with distractions and can end up in a “vortex” or a vicious cycle of distraction that can be absolutely killing your weekly productivity. If you suffer from phone distractions like millions of others,...

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