Get In This Habit When Studying for Tests

Have you had any tests yet this semester? Do you get confused about how to start when it’s time to study for a big test? If so, you’re not the only one!

I’m going to solve all your study woes in a FREE workshop about how to be 100% ready for every test. Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 27 at 5:30pm Pacific. Sign up here to get the link to attend (as well as the link to the recording afterwards, if you can’t make it live)!
In the meantime, though, here’s a quick video about a study habit that came up in a recent client session.

The Simplest Way to Label Notes

Have you been sent home with a lot of new material yet this year? In fact, so much material that your notebook is jumbled with all sorts of random notes, making it hard for you to find information?

If that hasn’t happened to you yet, it may happen soon. Here’s a system I recommended to a client, to make sure he easily labels his notes and can find the information he is looking for.

Let me know what you think or if you have any other ideas!


Students! Don’t Make This Key Mistake Your First Few Weeks of the Semester

When you go back to school, are you guilty of making this key mistake? I can’t tell you how many of my college clients neglect this.
Classes will be starting soon, and I want all students to make sure that you do this ONE THING during the first couple weeks.

The tip has to do with phone numbers (hint! hint!), but I want you to watch the video so you get the full context.

How many of you guys feel shy asking others for their phone numbers?

Be More Motivated at a School With This Simple Time Management Trick

The school year is just around the corner! Do you have the right time management tools that are going to keep you on track?

Last school year a client revealed to me that one of the reasons he doesn’t look forward to school is because he feels like he’s constantly falling behind with work. Not to mention, he doesn’t have a social life!
We figured out a simple way to track his time that helps him feel on top of due dates AND have time to see friends. It’s such a simple solution, you might even feel disappointed after you watch the video.
It’s not rocket science, but it sure helped this client! I hope it’s helpful to you.

A Silly Tool (to Buy this summer) That Keeps Students Motivated

Do you ever have trouble staying motivated to do hard tasks? Whether you’re 7 or 70, I think we all have trouble with this!
Several weeks ago, my 7-year-old nephew was visiting me from Pennsylvania. We had lots of fun trips planned, but he ALSO some summer homework to do (ugh). He TOTALLY didn’t want to do it.
Luckily, I have the tool that’s in this video laying around my apartment. I’ve seen it work on 17 year olds, but apparently it works for younger folks as well. He got his homework done, and when we were skyping after he returned home, he asked, “Auntie Gretchen, can you show Ayla that ‘easy’ button?”

Check out the tool that kept him motivated in the video above!

What silly tools keep YOU motivated? I’d love to hear.

The Three Steps That Make Homework Go By More Smoothly

Does work seem to take forever, and you wonder when the homework nightmare will end?

One of my clients was so frustrated with how long homework takes, that we discussed three steps to make it feel like it’s going by more quickly.

To find out what brilliant nugget came from our coaching sessions, watch theĀ 3-minute video posted above.

What experiences do you have making homework go by more smoothly? I’d love to hear from you.

How to Schedule All Your Free Time in College

Are you jumping with excitement for your first semester of college? Or maybe you’re nervous? Probably both?
Either way, it’s going to be a fantastic new journey. Along with the new independence, college is also going to offer you a more flexible schedule then you might be use to.

Here’s how I recommended scheduling all of your free time, as it could be more dangerous then you think.

What experiences do you have with coming up with creative solutions for scheduling your free time? I’d love to hear yours.

How to Tell Your Professor About Your Learning Difference

Do you have a learning difference that impacts your experience of school?

How do you feel about telling your teachers and professors about it?
Many of my clients resist telling their professors, because it’s such a vulnerable thing to admit! However, this is such an important conversation, it’s important to know how to psych yourself up for it.

Here’s how I recommended that one of my clients inform their professors about her learning difference.

What experiences do you have with telling your professors about your learning differece? I’d love to hear yours.