You’ve got a talent for making connections and fitting in -- especially within your community.
If you use this power well, it means you’ll win a lot of opportunities in college & beyond. (Hellooo dream career!)
Focus on your talent. Connect with your peers & your professors. Be the event planner, not just the party-goer.
You risk forming superficial relationships, so make a point of going deep, even if it’s just with a few special members of your inner circle.
You know it’s possible to give away too much of yourself, but by taking time to look inward (journaling, meditating, developing values) you’ll hold onto the true you as you flit through the crowds.
Share your results & see what your friends get!
You can combine social time and school work to power up your learnin’ and have fun while doing it.
YOUR GUIDE TO UNLOCK YOUR FULL POTENTIAL
Use your need for fun & social interaction to score top grades and the job of your dreams.
1. TURN WORK INTO PLAY
How boring is it to be cooped up in classes, only to go sit alone in your room or at the library doing homework…all….night. It’s little wonder that the social butterfly struggles balancing school and play. Play is more fun, and for extroverts, nourishing and necessary. So the best thing you can do for yourself is turn your work time into social activities. Organize a study group so you have pals to do homework with or do your homework in a busier environment, like the Student Learning Center, cafeteria, or a coffee shop. As a Literature and Creative Writing double major I could easily find events (Lectures, readings, etc) that I could go to. Even a visit to the art museum fueled both my social life and academic skill building. Even if you’re in the math and sciences you can find outside events like special exhibits or talks that will satisfy your need to be having fun while keeping you on track for success.
2. NETWORK LIKE A BOSS
Networking in college is the main way to get ahead in your career. Think about it. 3,000 other students are all graduating with the same degree, with a GPA either same as or higher than yours. When you’re out scouting for a job after college, how are you going to ensure you land a good one? (Not like, going back to live at home and work at the local ice cream shop for $12,000/year.) Ever since I was an undergraduate I’d been meeting and making connections with top-level people. People who could easily advance my career opportunities with a letter or phone call. And to my benefit, it’s always worked out amazingly. I get to hang out with millionaires (working on getting there myself!) and learn new skills from them. The #1 lesson I’ve learned about success? It’s absolutely about who you know. So use your social skills to prioritize relationships with your professors and other people in your department that can help you after graduation.
3. LEARN WHEN TO BE ALONE
For the social butterfly, being alone can be hard. But taking time to be completely by yourself gives you a chance to re-calibrate and make sure that all of your hustle and bustle is getting you where you want to go. Set aside 20 minutes each day (right after you wake up, or before bed are easy times) to meditate or journal and reflect on your goals. If there’s nothing going on one Saturday night. Embrace it! Take a bath or go on a solitary walk. You’ll be amazed at what you discover about yourself and your surroundings.
High School Drop Out turned Award Winning Straight A Student (at UC Berkeley, nbd) & Entrepreneur
Hey you! So excited you’re here. I know what it’s like to be unsure of the future — will my degree pay off? Can I make the absolute most of the time & money I’m spending at school?
I went from feeling insignificant & lost to publishing work in college at the request of a Pulitzer Prize holding professor (and winning $3k+ in scholarships).
Here’s my secret: You can control your experience by doing what you do best — you.
I’ll show you how. A word of caution: my strategies are often unconventional and you DO have to do the work. But the ease and magnitude of your accomplishments will far surpass what you imagined you could do.
Social butterflies risk losing themselves in the crowd. And you might find yourself side tracked by all the friends, parties, and other stuff that’s going on around you a little too often.
So check it out, Social Butterfly. I’ve got some customized content for you that will help you develop your OWN goals and rock your inner butterfly. Some of it’s paid, some of it’s free — all of it is top value for you to start leveling up today.
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