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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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Incredibly resourceful and useful podcast, not just for students!

By k-atherine - Jul 07 2019
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I learn something new after listening to each podcast, whether it be an interesting productivity tip, studying resource, time management skill, or good life habit to adopt. This podcast is fun and great to listen to not only for high school and college students but also for anybody seeking to improve themselves in their work, relationships, productivity, finances, communication, business, creativity, and almost any other topic related to adult life. I'd also highly recommend this to audiences of any ages because the conversations and tips are very relevant inside and outside of school. The podcast covers many essential life skills needed to succeed, and it's a light and fun way to learn something useful to apply in your daily life.

Not just for students and/or those in their early 20’s, but great for them

By kafulhu - Jun 29 2019
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This podcast is incredible. Being a highly motivated woman who works full time and is studying computer science, it really helps me start my day and enjoy my commutes and chores so hear the insights of this podcast motivated and fascinating hosts. They are constantly learning and developing themselves, and it’s so nice of them to bring us along on their journeys. Although I am a student and started listening due to this, I am also 29 and already in my career, and I find this podcast inspiring and informative on many other non-studenty aspects of life. They have episodes focused on career paths, travel, being more eco-friendly, habits and hobbies... you name it. Give it a listen even if you think you are older or aren’t a student!

iTunes Ratings

660 Ratings
Average Ratings
614
24
8
8
6

Incredibly resourceful and useful podcast, not just for students!

By k-atherine - Jul 07 2019
Read more
I learn something new after listening to each podcast, whether it be an interesting productivity tip, studying resource, time management skill, or good life habit to adopt. This podcast is fun and great to listen to not only for high school and college students but also for anybody seeking to improve themselves in their work, relationships, productivity, finances, communication, business, creativity, and almost any other topic related to adult life. I'd also highly recommend this to audiences of any ages because the conversations and tips are very relevant inside and outside of school. The podcast covers many essential life skills needed to succeed, and it's a light and fun way to learn something useful to apply in your daily life.

Not just for students and/or those in their early 20’s, but great for them

By kafulhu - Jun 29 2019
Read more
This podcast is incredible. Being a highly motivated woman who works full time and is studying computer science, it really helps me start my day and enjoy my commutes and chores so hear the insights of this podcast motivated and fascinating hosts. They are constantly learning and developing themselves, and it’s so nice of them to bring us along on their journeys. Although I am a student and started listening due to this, I am also 29 and already in my career, and I find this podcast inspiring and informative on many other non-studenty aspects of life. They have episodes focused on career paths, travel, being more eco-friendly, habits and hobbies... you name it. Give it a listen even if you think you are older or aren’t a student!
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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: Let's Talk About Minimalism (Ep. 272)

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Minimalism is all the rage these days. Is it just another fad, or is it worth checking out?

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.
  • 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.

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:

  • 0:04:43 - Minimalism overview
  • 0:13:07 - Removing things that aren’t bringing you value
  • 0:16:57 - Trying things before committing and minimizing wasted energy
  • 0:19:09 - Coming back to your values and not buying things based on social status
  • 0:27:12 - Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
  • 0:30:23 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:31:44 - Not caring as much about perfection
  • 0:33:43 - Becoming a minimalist
  • 0:36:51 - Conciliating mementos with minimalism
  • 0:48:57 - Getting rid of things when you’re not moving and that you may need later
  • 1:03:31 - Sharing things with your community
  • 1:07:01 - 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!

Aug 05 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #2: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #3: Hacking Fitness In College [College Info Geek Podcast GO!] (Ep. 1)

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In this episode, I go over some strategies to hack your fitness in college - how to get started if you're a beginner, how to make working out less boring, and how to keep yourself motivated. I also go over some specific tools and resources I use in my own fitness efforts.

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 31 2013
45 mins
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Rank #4: 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
55 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #6: 10 Things We Regret NOT Doing in College (Ep. 271)

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We've talked a lot about the things we did in college, but what about the things we didn't? Here are some of the things we regret missing out on.

Full show notes

This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • Skillshare: with over 25,000 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:

  • 0:03:14 - Not taking music classes
  • 0:10:03 - Not studying abroad
  • 0:18:56 - Not starting to invest sooner
  • 0:28:08 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:30:20 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills
  • 0:32:30 - Not socializing more often
  • 0:34:45 - Never signing up for a VR session
  • 0:39:42 - Not checking up on your doctor and getting proper treatment
  • 0:49:43 - Not asking for help more often and shying away from hard classes
  • 0:56:01 - Not living in the college dorms
  • 1:00:11 - Not joining the adventure clubs
  • 1:02:20 - Not going to the gym more often
  • 1:03:54 - 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!

Jul 29 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #7: 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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #8: 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
47 mins
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Rank #9: 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
41 mins
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Rank #10: Productivity Hacks with My Friend Mike Vardy of Productivityist (Ep. 39)

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Mike Vardy is the speaker, writer, and podcaster behind Productivityist.com, and in this episode he shares some great productivity tips and methods.

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 24 2014
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #11: 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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #12: How to Get Better Test Scores Through Confidence Tracking (Ep. 78)

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If you want to get a better grade on your next test or quiz, you should write a number between 1 and 5 beside each question. This episode will explain why.

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!

Sep 28 2015
39 mins
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Rank #13: 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
54 mins
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Rank #14: 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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #15: Social Skills: How to Be Confident in Social Situations (Ep. 181)

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Few skills have as much of an effect on your happiness as social skills. We talk a bit about how to build confidence and connect with other humans.

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:

  • 0:00:25 - Working at home and renting offices
  • 0:04:54 - How isolation affects your social skills
  • 0:07:00 - Becoming more socially confident
  • 0:13:46 - Improving your enunciation
  • 0:19:07 - Grooming, personal identity and self-confidence
  • 0:31:07 - Being more serious and open about your interests
  • 0:34:45 - Reasons for today's amount of isolation and depression
  • 0:36:59 - Don't always hang out in big groups and build deeper friendships
  • 0:42:00 - Socializing without your friends
  • 0:47:27 - Approaching people with the 3-second rule and meeting celebrities
  • 0:53:00 - Starting conversations by showing interest in people
  • 0:57:33 - Having a hobby that might be perceived as weird
  • 1:11:47 - Learning how to listen and reaching out to people you admire
  • 1:22:48 - Don't try to be the greatest at everything you do
  • 1:25:27 - Recap and 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!

Oct 16 2017
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #16: What to Do If You're Always Tired (Ep. 150)

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In this episode, we talk about caffeine, the Feynman technique, and how much buffer time to schedule between tasks.

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 13 2017
28 mins
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Rank #17: The Worst Thing You Can Do for Your Productivity (Ep. 91)

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My friend Chris Bailey from A Life of Productivity is back on the show to talk more about productivity with me.

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 05 2016
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #18: 14 Ways to Spend Your Time in College (Ep. 198)

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Classes may seem like they take forever, but four years really isn't that long in the grand scheme of things. We talk about fourteen of the nearly limitless options for spending your time in school, so you can make the most of your college experience.

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:

  • 0:09:10 - Choosing majors and doing extra activities
  • 0:16:52 - Joining clubs and managing your free time
  • 0:23:52 - Committees and not putting everything in your resume
  • 0:26:59 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:29:13 - On-campus events, the Career Fair and dressing up
  • 0:35:23 - Working part-time jobs
  • 0:40:41 - Studying abroad
  • 0:41:42 - Doing volunteer work
  • 0:44:06 - Entrepreneurship and freelance projects
  • 0:45:20 - The honors program
  • 0:49:58 - Joining honor societies
  • 0:51:53 - Fraternities and sororities
  • 0:55:48 - Searching for scholarships
  • 0:57:21 - Independent learning projects
  • 0:59:52 - Romantic relationships
  • 1:02:27 - Making time for doing fun things
  • 1:06:28 - 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 12 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #19: 5 Questions: New Semester Prep, Self-Esteem, and What We're Bad At (Ep. 223)

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In this five questions episode, we talk about getting ready for college, starting your own business, building your self-esteem, and more.

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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.
  • 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 83 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:

  • 0:04:22 - Going to college in the United States
  • 0:13:10 - Growing a business from scratch
  • 0:25:30 - Building up your self-esteem
  • 0:29:48 - Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
  • 0:32:20 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:34:14 - The value of helping people in person rather than remotely
  • 0:39:01 - Recommendations for audio recording gear
  • 0:48:21 - What Thomas and Martin aren't that good at
  • 0:56:04 - 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!

Aug 06 2018
57 mins
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Rank #20: Getting More Done In Less Time (Ep. 28)

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Zach Sexton, a writer for Asian Efficiency, talks about the definition of productivity - and how you can become more efficient at time management and your work.

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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!

Sep 03 2014
57 mins
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