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Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme from College Info Geek dive into the strategies and tactics that the best students use to be awesome at college. Learn how to study better, hack your habits to learn more in less time and be more productive, build a personal brand that will make you insanely attractive to the companies you actually want to work for, and get tips to pay off your student debt fast and start making money. Whether you know your university like the back of your hand, or you can't even find your classes, this podcast will help you become an awesome student.

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Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme from College Info Geek dive into the strategies and tactics that the best students use to be awesome at college. Learn how to study better, hack your habits to learn more in less time and be more productive, build a personal brand that will make you insanely attractive to the companies you actually want to work for, and get tips to pay off your student debt fast and start making money. Whether you know your university like the back of your hand, or you can't even find your classes, this podcast will help you become an awesome student.

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I’ve been listening to College Info Geek for a long time, and I’ve found so much value from their podcasts. They mix humor and serious talking and quality information so well, and I always listen to their podcasts when I am doing things like commute, going through my morning routine, and more. I would 100% recommend this to anyone else out there who needs advice on crafting a better life, how to study better, and more.

Awesome!

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This is a great podcast for idle work and stuff, like killing two birds with one stone: you work better (if you like noise while working like me) and learn a lot about working better. That’s a lot of times I said work, wow. Anyway, Martin and Thomas are really easy to listen too, and they pretty funny as well. You might’ve seen other reviews talking about how much they love the rambling. Well, it’s not all hype! I usually hate stuff like that (can’t stand watching most vlogs because of rambling), but these two know how to make their banter sound entertaining, educational, funny, and down-to-earth. Their episode about NOT pursuing your passion was really eye-opening, even if the truth was pretty scary. You guys got yourself a loyal sub! I have stacks of saved episodes for when I have lots of idle time.

iTunes Ratings

775 Ratings
Average Ratings
712
32
11
8
12

Quality Content xD

By vbkdhbfkhbvkhdjhwevjkoc - Apr 01 2020
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I’ve been listening to College Info Geek for a long time, and I’ve found so much value from their podcasts. They mix humor and serious talking and quality information so well, and I always listen to their podcasts when I am doing things like commute, going through my morning routine, and more. I would 100% recommend this to anyone else out there who needs advice on crafting a better life, how to study better, and more.

Awesome!

By Jazzafan:D - Feb 11 2020
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This is a great podcast for idle work and stuff, like killing two birds with one stone: you work better (if you like noise while working like me) and learn a lot about working better. That’s a lot of times I said work, wow. Anyway, Martin and Thomas are really easy to listen too, and they pretty funny as well. You might’ve seen other reviews talking about how much they love the rambling. Well, it’s not all hype! I usually hate stuff like that (can’t stand watching most vlogs because of rambling), but these two know how to make their banter sound entertaining, educational, funny, and down-to-earth. Their episode about NOT pursuing your passion was really eye-opening, even if the truth was pretty scary. You guys got yourself a loyal sub! I have stacks of saved episodes for when I have lots of idle time.
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The College Info Geek Podcast: Study Tips & Advice for Students

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Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme from College Info Geek dive into the strategies and tactics that the best students use to be awesome at college. Learn how to study better, hack your habits to learn more in less time and be more productive, build a personal brand that will make you insanely attractive to the companies you actually want to work for, and get tips to pay off your student debt fast and start making money. Whether you know your university like the back of your hand, or you can't even find your classes, this podcast will help you become an awesome student.

Rank #1: Deep Work: How to Focus and Resist Distractions (Ep. 100)

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Episode 100! Today, I'm talking with Cal Newport once again, this time about how to build your ability to do "deep work" - work that's focused, cognitively challenging, and free of distractions.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Mar 18 2016

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Rank #2: Study Advice From A Medical Student (Ep. 26)

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The journey of a med student is quite different from other majors. Learn how Ryan Nguyen did it, as well as how to deal with massive loads of homework.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jul 22 2014

1hr 6mins

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Rank #3: Morning Routines (Ep. 208)

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What did you do this morning? In the productivity world, this question sounds a lot more compelling than usual due to the allure of the morning routine — the perfect formula to start a successful day. We talk about our routines and how to build your own.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:05:58 - What we’re doing in the morning
  • 0:13:39 - How we work out and tips on exercising
  • 0:25:33 - Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
  • 0:28:18 - Other elements of our morning routines
  • 0:40:57 - Tips on starting a morning routine
  • 0:52:57 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also [leave a review!](http://collegeinfogeek.com/

Apr 23 2018

54mins

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Rank #4: Our Habits, Routines, and Motivation Strategies (Ep. 121)

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In this episode, we talk about the strategies we use to keep up with our habits, goals, and routines.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Aug 23 2016

58mins

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Rank #5: The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Productivity (Ep. 59)

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Want to become a more productive person? Chris Bailey has spent over two years immersed in mountains of research on habit-building, mindfulness, and other techniques for helping you do just that. He's got a pretty sweet beard too.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Apr 13 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: How to Read And Learn More Effectively (Ep. 48)

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When you read a book, how much do you retain? How much do you actually apply? Shane Parrish, the founder of the excellent blog Farnam Street, will teach you how to improve the way you read books.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jan 26 2015

1hr 18mins

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Rank #7: Morning Routines (Ep. 81)

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I'm with my friend Zach Sexton once again, this time to talk about morning routines. Zach goes through his with his girlfriend, while I'm a lone wolf with mine. Today we'll talk about each of our routines, sticking to them, and common pitfalls.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Oct 19 2015

55mins

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Rank #8: How to Study Math and Science Effectively (Ep. 132)

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Karen Christian from O-Chem Study Group talks about how to improve your study tactics for math and science classes.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Nov 07 2016

41mins

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Rank #9: How to Be Good at Everything — The Rapid Skill Learning Process (Ep. 210)

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So many skills, so little time. Sure, we probably can't achieve mastery in all of them, but what if we don't care? We talk about how to learn the basics quickly enough to rekindle your dreams of becoming a renaissance man.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Backblaze — unlimited cloud backup for PCs and Macs. Don’t be that person who loses all their files permanently when — not if — your computer’s hard drive fails. Get started with a 15-day, full-featured trial at backblaze.com/CIG.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:10:33 - Overview of the skill learning process
  • 0:23:47 - Sponsor: Backblaze (Backing up your data)
  • 0:26:12 - Choosing and focusing on something that motivates you
  • 0:27:28 - Figuring out how good you want to be and deconstructing a skill
  • 0:33:07 - Gaining access to the necessary tools and eliminating barriers
  • 0:38:16 - Finding time to practice
  • 0:41:18 - Creating feedback loops
  • 0:44:31 - Practicing in short bursts instead of long periods of time
  • 0:47:31 - The need to practice a lot before mastering a skill
  • 0:49:20 - Additional tips to rapid skill acquisition
  • 0:52:00 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also [leave a review!](http://collegeinfogeek.com/

May 07 2018

53mins

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Rank #10: Making Friends And Connections As An Introvert (Ep. 47)

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As an introvert, it can be hard to meet new people, make small talk, and eventually become friends with people. However, it IS possible to work through introversion by challenging yourself - something my friend Tyler Tervooren is very good at.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jan 19 2015

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: 8 Things I Regret NOT Doing in College (Ep. 73)

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While I'm pretty happy with how my college experience went, there are some things I wish I did - or did better. Here are eight of them.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Aug 24 2015

36mins

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Rank #12: How To Win Scholarships (Ep. 34)

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Want to graduate debt-free? In this podcast episode, I talk with scholarship coach Shanice Miller, who graduated with $10,000 of EXTRA money from winning scholarships.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Oct 20 2014

53mins

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Rank #13: From Failing Classes to Graduating with Honors (Ep. 68)

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Even if you fail at first, you can turn it around. In this episode of the podcast, I talk with Clarissa Rodriguez about how she learned new study habits and organizational techniques, which helped her turn her entire college career around.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jul 20 2015

42mins

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Rank #14: Why “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice With Cal Newport (Ep. 35)

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Cal Newport, author of the Study Hacks blog and best-selling books like So Good They Can't Ignore You, talks with me about the importance of building skills over "finding your passion," choosing a major, and building deep habits.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Oct 27 2014

1hr 4mins

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Rank #15: How to Plan Out Your Year (Ep. 200)

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It's almost March now, so quite a few New Year's resolutions have probably fallen through already. But that doesn't mean it's too late to do something worth being proud of. We talk about how to really plan out your year.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:05:07 - Making time for things you want to do
  • 0:18:16 - How to plan out your year in segments
  • 0:24:19 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:26:18 - Tom's three-month reading challenge
  • 0:29:51 - How to track the progress on your goals
  • 0:36:55 - Planning for the future
  • 0:41:16 - Dealing with setbacks
  • 0:47:15 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Feb 26 2018

49mins

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Rank #16: Digital Minimalism: How to Disconnect (Ep. 282)

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We talk about Cal Newport's Digital Minimalism and how we can have a healthier relationship with technology.

Full show notes

This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: with over 27,000 courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. Get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' Productivity Masterclass!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:05:19 - Our dependence on technology
  • 0:28:24 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:30:31 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:32:53 - Having periods of solitude
  • 0:56:37 - Taking breaks from social media
  • 1:25:30 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Nov 25 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #17: How to Build Strong Habits (Ep. 214)

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Since our lives are governed largely by a collection of habits, we've decided to talk about how one might form a new habit on purpose. Want to make something a part of your identity and life? Here's how to get started.

Full show notes

This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Audible: Get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial by going to audible.com/CIG or texting “CIG” to 500-500 on your phone.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you use this link, you'll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:03:30 - What does a habit consist of?
  • 0:08:51 - Breaking bad habits and forming good ones
  • 0:15:27 - What to do when you haven't done the habit for a while
  • 0:23:39 - Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
  • 0:28:03 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:29:55 - Motivating yourself to do the habits
  • 0:43:01 - Habit tracker recommendations
  • 0:52:02 - Using the 20 second rule
  • 0:53:16 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jun 04 2018

54mins

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Rank #18: 5 Questions: Making Studying Fun, Unlearning Bad Habits, & Honors Programs (Ep. 98)

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On this 5 questions episode, we go over how to make study fun (including some detail on "interest links"), unlearning bad techniques and habits, the value of honors programs, break/rest structures, and more.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Feb 29 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #19: 5 Questions: Productive Breaks, Avoiding Multitasking, & Intimidating Professors (Ep. 112)

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On this 5 questions episode, we go over how to spend a break productively, how to avoid multitasking, and how to deal with intimidating professors.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jun 13 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: 7 Essential Tips For Surviving Freshman Year (Ep. 12)

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If you're a freshman this year, you need to listen to these essential tips on surviving (and dominating) your first year. Also useful to non-freshmen as well.

Full show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Aug 27 2013

47mins

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Hyperfocus (Ep. 296)

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We talk about Chris Bailey's book, Hyperfocus.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Hover: Your personal brand is important, and it starts with your domain name. Get 10% off your first domain name purchase by going to Hover.com/cig.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:01:12 - Scatterfocus
  • 0:22:53 - Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
  • 0:25:58 - Deciding what's valuable to you
  • 0:43:11 - Creating a distraction-free ritual
  • 0:56:07 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Jun 01 2020

1hr 3mins

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5 Questions: Writing Fiction, Binging TV Shows, and Self-Help Books (Ep. 295)

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We talk about writing for longer, binging TV shows, self-help books, our consumption-to-production ratios, and starting your career on the right foot.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Banter
  • 0:15:32 - Consumption-to-production ratio
  • 0:31:43 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:34:26 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:37:04 - Getting the energy to write
  • 0:48:14 - Balancing your media consumption
  • 0:53:42 - Accepting a job not related to your major
  • 1:00:07 - Opinions on self-help books
  • 1:14:51 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

May 18 2020

1hr 18mins

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5 Skills and How We Learn Them (Ep. 294)

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We've been getting questions about some of the things we're known to do, so we're talking about five of them: skating, videos, piano, guitar, and pixel art.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:01:33 - Overview
  • 0:04:51 - Inline skating
  • 0:24:50 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:27:34 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:29:38 - Playing the guitar
  • 0:47:12 - Playing piano
  • 1:04:47 - Making videos
  • 1:20:18 - Pixel art
  • 1:32:18 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

May 06 2020

1hr 36mins

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How to Help Your Community When You're Stuck at Home (Ep. 293)

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Difficult times often double as chances to do good. We talk about what we can do for our communities while stuck sheltering at home.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. If you're one of the first 1,000 to use this link, you can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:03:24 - Keeping in touch with family and friends
  • 0:18:14 - Getting things done at home while staying connected with others
  • 0:24:17 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:27:07 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:29:51 - Helping out your local community
  • 0:46:53 - Contributing to the global community
  • 0:57:45 - Controlling the spread of misinformation
  • 1:02:25 - Conclusion

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

Apr 20 2020

1hr 6mins

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When to Be Unproductive (Ep. 292)

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There's a time to get this bread, and there's a time to sit back and enjoy it. Today, we're talking about why you shouldn't skip out on the latter.

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  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. If you're one of the first 500 to use this link, you can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
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Timestamps:

  • 0:05:18 - Having long-term goals and not needing to impress people
  • 0:14:52 - What have we been doing recently
  • 0:23:34 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:25:45 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:27:47 - What exactly is productivity
  • 0:33:48 - Balancing work with your personal life
  • 0:42:12 - Holding yourself accountable and picking up new hobbies
  • 0:50:24 - Thinking you're not allowed to take a break
  • 0:56:40 - Conclusion

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Apr 06 2020

1hr 2mins

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Tom and Martin Discuss Working From Home (Ep. 291)

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We talk about what it's like and what it takes to get things done remotely, even with all the distractions that might come with being at home.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. If you're one of the first 500 to use this link, you can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:12:42 - Creating a dedicated workspace when you don’t have another room
  • 0:22:50 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:26:02 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:28:27 - Getting a good pair of headphones
  • 0:40:41 - Holding yourself accountable to someone
  • 0:53:55 - Exercising at home
  • 1:02:32 - Conclusion

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Mar 23 2020

1hr 9mins

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5 Questions: Interruptions, Social Media Bios, and Reading Positions (Ep. 290)

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In this 5 questions episode, we talk about interruptions, blogging, social media bios, reading positions, and what to do when hobbies feel hard.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. If you're one of the first 500 to use this link, you can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:08:30 - Focusing while getting constantly distracted
  • 0:19:01 - The best position to read in
  • 0:27:18 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:30:29 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:33:30 - Content management systems vs developing from the ground up
  • 0:42:03 - Writing an interesting social media bio
  • 0:51:19 - Persevering with hobbies that require skill
  • 1:04:50 - Conclusion

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Mar 09 2020

1hr 8mins

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How to Live a Less Lonely Life (Ep. 289)

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It seems like we spend less and less time with friends and loved ones as we grow older. We look for ways to fight this trend and become a social outlier.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. If you're one of the first 500 to use this link, you can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Dashlane can help make your online experience safer and more convenient with password management, VPN, form filling and more. Head over to Dashlane.com/collegeinfogeek for a free 30-day trial, and once you've fallen in love you can use the code 'collegeinfogeek' for 10% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:00:40 - How much time you spend with people as you age
  • 0:10:10 - Taking steps to being more social
  • 0:15:25 - Volunteering
  • 0:23:09 - Sponsor: Dashlane (Managing your passwords)
  • 0:25:15 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:28:42 - Going to meetups and making yourself available
  • 0:45:53 - Thoughts on family
  • 0:53:07 - Trello system for maintaining relationships
  • 0:58:30 - Doing scary stuff
  • 1:04:22 - Going from small talk to interesting conversations
  • 1:07:20 - Regaining that feeling of social ambience
  • 1:21:43 - Being alone without being lonely
  • 1:25:49 - Conclusion

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Feb 18 2020

1hr 29mins

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Ultralearning (Ep. 288)

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We talk about Scott Young's book, Ultralearning, and how you can learn and build skills far more quickly than the average syllabus might imply.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. If you're one of the first 500 to use this link, you can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Dashlane can help make your online experience safer and more convenient with password management, VPN, form filling and more. Head over to Dashlane.com/collegeinfogeek for a free 30-day trial, and once you've fallen in love you can use the code 'collegeinfogeek' for 10% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:01:59 - Overview
  • 0:09:30 - Metalearning
  • 0:14:05 - Focusing
  • 0:21:01 - Directness
  • 0:25:12 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:28:34 - Sponsor: Dashlane (Managing your passwords)
  • 0:30:27 - Drilling
  • 0:36:08 - Retrieval
  • 0:44:43 - Feedback
  • 0:52:57 - Retention
  • 1:02:39 - Intuition
  • 1:10:15 - Experimentation
  • 1:14:57 - Conclusion

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Feb 10 2020

1hr 22mins

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How to Change Careers (Ep. 287)

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We talk about how to shift over to a new career, along with the shifts we've made in our own work.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. If you're one of the first 500 to use this link, you can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:01:33 - Thoughts on our future podcasting
  • 0:17:02 - Deviating from our majors and considering a new career
  • 0:34:08 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:37:25 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:39:57 - Transitioning to a new area
  • 0:55:28 - Martin's game dev
  • 0:59:05 - Moving away from College Info Geek
  • 1:20:58 - Building relationships with people you admire
  • 1:29:16 - Recap and conclusion

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Jan 27 2020

1hr 34mins

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How to Practice Self-Awareness (Ep. 286)

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We talk about the benefits of self-awareness, along with some ideas to try to notice and understand yourself better.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. Get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:01:38 - Martin's habit tracking system
  • 0:11:20 - Different kinds of self-awareness
  • 0:17:57 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:20:43 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:27:14 - Emotional self-awareness
  • 0:49:03 - Gaining self-awareness from experience
  • 1:01:06 - Interactions with other people
  • 1:18:17 - Conclusion

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Jan 16 2020

1hr 26mins

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2019 Year in Review (Plus Our Plans for 2020) (Ep. 285)

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January is almost here, and that means it's time to look back one last time at all we've done this year.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.
  • Hover: Your personal brand is important, and it starts with your domain name. Get 10% off your first domain name purchase by going to Hover.com/cig.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:01:25 - Which apps we're using
  • 0:15:24 - Overcoming fears and burnout
  • 0:26:00 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:28:44 - Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
  • 0:31:05 - Making videos, burnout and finding inspiration
  • 0:46:12 - Music, photography, game dev and sleeping better
  • 0:56:25 - Goals for next year
  • 0:59:01 - Podcast news and conclusion

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Dec 30 2019

1hr 9mins

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5 Questions: Motivation, Delegation, and Learning How to Relax (Ep. 284)

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In this 5 questions episode, we talk about keeping motivation, working with a significant other, giving feedback, delegating, and learning to relax.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.
  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. Get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' Productivity Masterclass!) at Skillshare.com/geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:03:18 - Improving your work mood
  • 0:11:47 - Working next to your significant other
  • 0:17:56 - Giving out criticism
  • 0:23:54 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:25:44 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:27:52 - Giving out criticism (continued)
  • 0:31:01 - Expanding your business by hiring new people
  • 0:44:16 - Winding down through hobbies
  • 0:53:33 - Conclusion

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Dec 23 2019

56mins

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Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years? (Ep. 283)

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Planning the next week is hard enough, never mind the next 5 years. But, it turns out that having some basic ideas is useful for more than just interviews.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. Get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' Productivity Masterclass!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:01:17 - Martin's goals
  • 0:17:09 - Thomas' goals
  • 0:22:28 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:25:29 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:27:29 - Thomas' goals (continued)
  • 0:30:57 - Careers and learning from experiences
  • 0:43:17 - Figuring our your ideal future self
  • 0:52:10 - Conclusion

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Dec 09 2019

56mins

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Digital Minimalism: How to Disconnect (Ep. 282)

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We talk about Cal Newport's Digital Minimalism and how we can have a healthier relationship with technology.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: with over 27,000 courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. Get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' Productivity Masterclass!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:05:19 - Our dependence on technology
  • 0:28:24 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:30:31 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:32:53 - Having periods of solitude
  • 0:56:37 - Taking breaks from social media
  • 1:25:30 - Conclusion

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Nov 25 2019

1hr 28mins

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Should You Work with Your Friends? (Ep. 281)

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Business and friends don't mix. At least, that's the common wisdom, and for good reason. Still, we've made it work for years. Should you take the risk?

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Audible: Get a free audiobook download, 2 free Audible originals, and a free 30-day trial by going to Audible.com/CIG or texting “CIG” to 500-500 on your phone.
  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. Get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' Productivity Masterclass!) at Skillshare.com/geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:02:30 - Occasions where working with friends didn't go so well
  • 0:19:18 - How we've managed to work together
  • 0:29:03 - Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
  • 0:33:42 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:35:54 - Splitting benefits fairly
  • 0:52:08 - Working with a significant other
  • 1:08:41 - Conclusion

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Nov 11 2019

1hr 10mins

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5 Questions: College Reading, Winter Fitness, and Closing the Taste Gap (Ep. 280)

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In this 5 questions episode, we talk about reading, winter fitness, helping others, schedules, and learning to make something that doesn't suck.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.
  • Hover: Your personal brand is important, and it starts with your domain name. Get 10% off your first domain name purchase by going to Hover.com/cig.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:05:48 - Staying fit during the winter
  • 0:17:28 - Reading silently or out loud when studying
  • 0:22:35 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:24:54 - Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
  • 0:26:52 - Getting better at creating
  • 0:40:44 - Planning out your schedule
  • 0:46:50 - Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • 0:54:03 - Conclusion

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Nov 04 2019

57mins

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How to Stand Out from the Competition (Ep. 279)

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In the internet age, we're competing against more and more people for the opportunities we want most. Standing out is both difficult and essential.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: with over 27,000 courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. Get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' Productivity Masterclass!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:08:56 - The AIDA Framework
  • 0:22:23 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:25:15 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:27:13 - Getting the right kind of attention
  • 0:39:00 - Things you shouldn't do to get attention
  • 0:44:51 - Going to networking events
  • 0:49:53 - Writing a cover letter
  • 1:00:52 - Making a good first impression
  • 1:11:33 - Conclusion

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Oct 28 2019

1hr 15mins

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Imposter Syndrome (Ep. 278)

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We talk about our experiences with and thoughts on imposter syndrome.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Audible: Get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial by going to Audible.com/CIG or texting “CIG” to 500-500 on your phone.
  • Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. Get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' Productivity Masterclass!) at Skillshare.com/geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:05:56 - How we struggle with imposter syndrome
  • 0:23:22 - Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
  • 0:26:21 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:28:44 - Feeling like you’re a failure or "washed out"
  • 0:44:15 - Thinking you can't fail
  • 0:54:36 - Leading yourself to believe you're not competent
  • 1:08:06 - Attributing your success to luck
  • 1:13:10 - Downplaying your accomplishments and final thoughts
  • 1:37:15 - Conclusion

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Oct 21 2019

1hr 40mins

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How to Save Money When You Hate Budgeting (Ep. 277)

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Budgeting isn't very fun, but that doesn't mean you have to give up on saving money. Here are a few ways to keep your bank account happy without a budget.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.

Timestamps:

  • 0:04:00 - Introduction
  • 0:07:14 - Eating and drinking simply
  • 0:22:59 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:25:14 - Paying attention to your subscriptions and memberships
  • 0:32:18 - Measuring how much you're spending
  • 0:46:14 - Waiting 30 days before deciding to make a big purchase
  • 0:52:20 - Don't immediately invest too much into a new hobby
  • 0:59:09 - Anecdotes and banter
  • 1:07:00 - Conclusion

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 9mins

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By vbkdhbfkhbvkhdjhwevjkoc - Apr 01 2020
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I’ve been listening to College Info Geek for a long time, and I’ve found so much value from their podcasts. They mix humor and serious talking and quality information so well, and I always listen to their podcasts when I am doing things like commute, going through my morning routine, and more. I would 100% recommend this to anyone else out there who needs advice on crafting a better life, how to study better, and more.

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By Jazzafan:D - Feb 11 2020
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This is a great podcast for idle work and stuff, like killing two birds with one stone: you work better (if you like noise while working like me) and learn a lot about working better. That’s a lot of times I said work, wow. Anyway, Martin and Thomas are really easy to listen too, and they pretty funny as well. You might’ve seen other reviews talking about how much they love the rambling. Well, it’s not all hype! I usually hate stuff like that (can’t stand watching most vlogs because of rambling), but these two know how to make their banter sound entertaining, educational, funny, and down-to-earth. Their episode about NOT pursuing your passion was really eye-opening, even if the truth was pretty scary. You guys got yourself a loyal sub! I have stacks of saved episodes for when I have lots of idle time.