Today I’m joined once again by my friend Martin Boehme to answer 5 reader questions!
We got a lot of great feedback on the first reader Q&A episode, and you guys have kept on emailing in questions – which means it’s time for another one.
You know, this reminds me of my favorite movie quote of all time:
“He who questions his training only trains himself to ask questions” – The Sphinx
Well, I don’t remember training you in anything, so these must be regular, normal questions instead – so no worries, unless you’re wearing watermelon on your feet.
Questions you’ll find the answers to in this episode:
- How do you create work-life balance when you’re super busy?
- What do you do about work-intensive classes that have nothing to do with your goals?
- How do you gain the motivation to work on your hobbies?
- Are you behind if you didn’t do an internship after your freshman year?
- What are some good study strategies for students who have to keep their GPA high?
Reader Q&A episodes are done Game Grumps-style, because why not? Today we’re playing Mario Kart 8, and by “playing”, I mean “Martin is kicking my ass.”
Want to get your college questions answered on the show? Ask me anything at [email protected] – we want to hear from you! You can also subscribe to the newsletter and reply to it if you think of a question later.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- Powlyglot – Martin’s awesome language-learning blog
- The Comprehensive Guide to Finding the Cheapest Textbooks
- The Motivation Hacker – Nick Winter’s excellent book on achieving everything
- Habit RPG – gain experience, fight bosses, and win loot by practicing habits and getting things done!
- Fluent in 3 Months – check out some lessons I learned from this book
- Anki – a spaced-repetition flashcard app that helps you learn things faster
Resources of the Week:
At the beginning of each episode, I briefly feature one tool I’ve found to be useful, as well as one learning resource I’ve found enlightening.
- The Tool: Packback Books – an awesome new startup that offers $5/day rentals on digital textbooks (for those textbooks you only need once or twice)
- The Learning Resource: Networking Fundamentals by Colin Wright – the 2nd edition of Colin’s free book on building relationships. I learned a ton from it, so check it out.
Listener Tip of the Week
“Hey, I have a great tip too!” – you
On every episode listener tip on each episode before I dive into the main content. Want to be featured on the podcast? I’m looking for tips in each of these categories:
- General college tips – learning, studying, productivity, etc
- Jobs and internships
- Money management
Also, remember to leave your name – and if you’d like me to give a shoutout to something of yours (your website, twitter profile, etc), mention that as well.
A couple great quotes from our conversation:
“College doesn’t define you. It’s simply a thing you’re doing – and you can do other things alongside it.” | Tweet This
“The best time to learn something is the moment right before you forget it.” | Tweet This
“Shout-out to Paducah, Kentucky.” | Tweet This
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