You rock the accomplishment game.
You have a talent for taking responsibility and stepping up as a leader.
You get noticed and for good reason -- you’ve got a sense of confidence that’s not loud like hot pink pants and glitter nail polish loud (or y’know, the swaggering male equivalent) -- your confidence is seen in the way you hold yourself. “Stand up straight” is something no one has to say to you.
Behind your motivation for achievements is the desire to be in control. Control is a powerful motivator, but therein lie a few weaknesses (don’t freak out…keep reading because I’ll help you conquer them).
Now, don’t think I’m shoving you into a stereotype where you’re the teacher’s pet, kissing up to get good grades. You do the work. And it shows. In fact, you tend to go above and beyond in many areas of your life.
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So, Overachiever. How do you take on all that work and still do a great job?
YOUR GUIDE TO UNLOCK YOUR FULL POTENTIAL
From struggling with to do lists to confidently owning top-level performance.
1. MANAGE YOUR TIME
It’s suuuuuper easy to get caught up in making to do lists, but how many items do you regularly check off? Feeling like you have an insurmountable amount of work ahead of you all the time can lead to burnout. Managing your time so that 20% of the work you do produces 80% of the results (so if your test grades are worth more than nightly homework, prioritize studying over problem sets) and not wasting time on projects that will make little difference in your big goals will give you more time. And you can use that extra time to do things that stave off burnout — like hanging out with friends or exercising.
2. PRODUCE BETTER WORK, FASTER
It might sound weird that you should consider upping the level of your work, because you’re an overachiever, right? That’s what you do — go above and beyond. But it takes a lot of time to make quality work, time that could be better spent keeping you sane & rocking accomplishment after accomplishment (see above). Create systems that help you perform at a higher level and cut down your work time.
You might be used to doing all the heavy lifting yourself. You gain a lot of skill from that but learning to delegate is also useful, and helps with that whole “unnnnhh I’ve got so much work to do!” feeling. Plan study groups and share the load; let others take the lead in a group project; say “no” to some of that extra work if it’s not going to directly contribute to reaching your goals.
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. (
Famous overachievers have one thing in common. They get a mentor or a coach. They know that to get to the top of the game, you need help. By learning from someone who’s not only been there, but rocked it…hard, you can consistently improve your own results without too much trial and error.
So check it out, Overachiever. I’ve got some customized content for you that will help you raise your A game. Some of it’s paid, some of it’s free — all of it is top value for you to start leveling up today.
(Ok, but to be honest, one of these videos costs about as much as a sandwich…and your return on that investment is going to be pretty killer….so….it’s up to you how bad you want it.)