5 Rules for Writing Well: C. S. Lewis’s Letter to a Young Writer

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Education, Inspiration, Writing | 1 comment

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Do you have any favorite authors whose work you rave about to anyone who will listen?

You’ve read all of their books and may have even tried to imitate their style. Wouldn’t you love it if you could converse with them and get their feedback on how you could improve your writing?

In 1956, C. S. Lewis did just that for a young fan.

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Want to Be Successful? Cultivate the Growth Mindset

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Inspiration, Productivity | 2 comments

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Today, I am sharing another excerpt from my recently released eBook Study Smarter (if you haven’t read it yet, make sure to snag a free copy at the end of this post!). In the book, I have compiled all of the methods, tips, tricks, and strategies that helped me maintain high grades in college, beat procrastination, organize my time efficiently, and work productively. All of the strategies in this book can be adapted to suit any learning style as long you have a mindset of success.

This mindset is rooted in a single concept: we have the capability to improve ourselves for the better if we are willing to put in the hard work. With perseverance and determination, we can make ourselves smarter and develop skills we never knew we had. Carol Dweck (a researcher at Stanford University) coined the term “growth mindset” to describe this way of thinking. It is essential to long-term success.

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5 Steps to Creating a Powerful Daily To-Do List

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Productivity, Time Management | 4 comments

list-372766_1280There are lots of ways you can record your to-do lists. You can write down your deadlines and appointments in a physical planner and remind yourself with post-it notes. Or you can keep everything on the computer with a helpful app.

Choosing which program to use, however, is not nearly as important as knowing how to keep a to-do list that will not sabotage your productivity. Yes, that’s right. Even though to-do lists are supposed to help us work more efficiently, if they are written up in the wrong way, they can actually end up doing more harm than good. In today’s post, I’m sharing five steps to follow to create a powerful to-do list that will supercharge your productivity. 

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Get your free copy of the Study Smarter eBook!

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Books, Education, Productivity, Study Tips, Time Management | 0 comments

eBook Mock-upYes, scholars!! It’s officially here. I’ve just put the finishing touches on a brand-new eBook, Study Smarter: How to Maximize Your Study Time and Master Any Subject.

You probably noticed that the blog was unusually quiet this past July. That’s because I was busy working on this exciting project, and I can’t wait for you all to read it.

If you enjoy the posts on the blog, you’re going to love this eBook. In this step-by-step 40+ page guide, I have compiled all of the methods, tips, tricks, and strategies that helped me maintain high grades in college, beat procrastination, organize my time efficiently, and work productively.

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The 10-Step Guide to Reading More

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Books, Productivity | 6 comments

The 10-Step Guide to Reading More

I have always been an avid reader. When I was a kid, my parents joked that my books and I were inseparable. It was true – I carried a book with me everywhere I went and read whenever and wherever possible.

As I grew older, I found it more and more difficult to find time to read for pleasure. However, by following a few simple steps, I have managed to average about thirty books a year. This year I have decided to push myself even further, challenging myself to read forty books.

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