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Ep. 34 | Misallocation of Time

Sarah has spent over 5,000 hours participating in Activity X, which adds only marginal value to her college application. At the same time, she's reluctant to spend 30 hours preparing for the SAT. WTH?

Show Notes:

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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