In today’s episode, I discuss the challenges that arise when students misallocate their time.
Do you see anything wrong with the following scenario?
Sarah has spent over 5,000 hours participating in [enter common extracurricular activity here], an activity that will add only marginal value to her college application.
At the same time, Sarah is extremely reluctant to spend 30-40 hours this summer preparing for the SAT, a test that will have massive impact on her college application.
Here is what I discuss in this episode:
0:01:44 Calling all sophomores (Class of 2022)
0:05:45 Beat the deadline (May 30, 2020)
0:06:09 Our relationship with time
0:07:04 How are you allocating your time?
0:08:42 Does your time allocation match your ambitions?
0:10:58 Case Study: Soccer star
0:14:20 5,000 hours of soccer vs 30 hours of SAT prep
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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank, etc.
Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.