Another 5 questions episode has arrived, so let’s all open up our gift bags to see which delightful questions we’re going to hear about this week.
Oh, look! It’s these ones:
- As a general rule, should I play to my strengths or work on my weaknesses?
- Excluding grades and volunteering, how can i make myself stand out as a unique person?
- I have ADHD and a severe dislike for reading. Any ideas on how to start changing this?
- How did you choose what to put on your impossible list?
- I want to work in a place where I know I’ll develop skills for the career I want, but there aren’t many direct opportunities that relate to it. Only looking for jobs in a library severely limits my options. What types of jobs can I look for that would still be useful for my career?
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Things mentioned in this episode:
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- FreshBooks: Accounting and invoicing software that automates your tasks and lets you get back to doing your real work. Get your first 30 days free by going to FreshBooks.com/CIG and entering College Info Geek in the “How did you hear about us?” section.
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Other things we mentioned in this episode:
- Anything You Want, by Derek Sivers
- The Dip: How to Know When to Quit (Ep. 202)
- The Game, by Neil Strauss
- To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
- Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Lost Adventures, by Gene Yang, Michael DiMartino, and Bryan Konietzko
- Avatar: The Last Airbender comic library edition books, by Gene Yang, Michael DiMartino, and Bryan Konietzko
- After the Wake, by Haruki Murakami
- Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
- A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin
- Marvel Unlimited
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
- Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
- Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, by John Ratey
- How Exercise Improves Your Brain (Ep. 105)
- Thomas’ Impossible List
- Marques Brownlee on YouTube
- Linus Tech Tips on YouTube
Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
- 0:06:16 – Playing on your strengths or working on your weaknesses
- 0:20:40 – Making yourself stand out
- 0:25:39 – Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
- 0:27:53 – Sponsor: FreshBooks (Managing your invoices)
- 0:29:45 – Making yourself stand out (continued)
- 0:35:04 – How to start reading more
- 0:51:42 – How Thomas chooses the challenges on his Impossible List
- 0:57:03 – Building towards your intended career
- 1:01:37 – Conclusion
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