In ancient times you’d be considered a sage, but today, my friend, you’re a super nerd.
You’re in good company -- people who have your level of focus and dedication end up being massively successful (think Bill Gates and Aisha Tyler). You’re on a mission to understand the world using self-reflection and endless research.
You thrive in academia, though it can be isolating at times.
Your biggest challenge is getting caught up in details and not taking action when it’s appropriate. You’re at your best when you’re focusing on one task, so building your schedule for maximum synergy will help you succeed.
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What’s the secret mix to leading a fulfilling life academically & socially?
YOUR GUIDE TO UNLOCK YOUR FULL POTENTIAL
Accelerate your social life and your academic life side by side.
STUDY LESS, LEARN MORE
Because you’re a super nerd, you spend a lot of time digging beneath the layers of things. It might be common to find yourself caught up in an article-reading wormhole, or to spend hours reading a book when you know you should be doing other things. Projects can take up a lot of time too — there’s a healthy (or not-so-healthy) dose of perfectionism in your life. Learning how to optimize productivity is important, because while you may spend 2x longer studying than your peers, you may not be getting much out of the extra time spent. (Do you know a few people who seemed to never study, yet made it into Harvard, or Yale, and are still crushing it? You can too!) You can put your super smarts to better use by implementing strategies that cut down the time you spend on studying/working on projects/etc, while boosting your performance so you actually do better work. Being more productive in a shorter time means you will have even more time to dedicate to nerdy pursuits…and who doesn’t want more time?
STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
Because you keep your head down & work hard, you could have a tendency to get lost in the crowd. If you want more recognition for your hard work (and believe me, you do — that’s how you get jobs & scholarships & confidence) then you need to put an effort into showing people what you’re made of.
A few simple ways to do this: keep in touch with your professors via email & office hours; be seen at events outside of class that are related to your area of study (like guest lectures); start a blog or project that you can share with peers and professors.
As you’re developing more recognition for your work, your self esteem should naturally increase, making you even more of a badass super nerd than you already are!
OVERCOME FEAR & SHYNESS
When you’re really smart you also tend to realize that there’s a lot you don’t know — which can lead to fear (what if I’m not good enough?) and shyness (what if what I have to say is dumb?). Fortunately, you’re already taking steps to overcome obstacles and become the very best version of yourself (I mean, you’re here, aren’t you?!). There are easy ways you can overcome shyness, like being over-prepared in class, exchanging emails with your professor and talking to them in office hour, and changing your body language to tell your brain you’re confident.
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.
You can have it all. A brimming social life. Time enough to have fun and get straight A work done in college.
When I was in college I was reading 20 books a semester (plus a few that weren’t required), running 3 businesses, crafting as a hobby, and going out to party and hang out with my friends several times a week. And all the A’s on my transcript show how well I’d managed to work hard and smart for shorter periods of time.
So, Super Nerd. The choice is yours. I’ve got a bunch of ideas, best practices, methods, secrets, and ticks for you…do you want to put them to use?
Some of them are paid, some of them are 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.)