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Rob Gilbert professor, publisher, author

Rob Gilbert's A Perfect Score High School and College Success System

The Complete Student High School and College Prep Training Taught By A College Professor
 

Own Over 80 Individual Audio Lessons You Can Steal, Copy and Use To Get Your Perfect Score Starting Today

A Perfect Score College Success Guide is an incredible font of know-how. I can't remember the last time I read anything that was so densely packed with such powerful content! Michael Senoff


Training so original and exclusive, you won't find it anywhere. Not on the internet, not on Kahn academy, not on YouTube or any of the major college prep brands like Princeton Review, Kaplan and more

( Includes PDF transcripts and mp3 downloads )

Simple one time payment, no per-month charges, no extra costs, no nickel-and-diming or download fees.

 

IT’S THE SECOND BIGGEST INVESTMENT YOU’LL EVER MAKE AND 48% OF THE TIME YOU’LL LOSE ALL OF YOUR MONEY!

 

Dear Student,

Whether you're a parent of a freshman in high school or a graduating senior in college, your biggest stumbling blocks are almost always mental.

The exciting thing is that the mental skills necessary to overcome these problems and become a champion at whatever you choose are easy to understand.

But," cautions Dr. Gilbert, "you have to know how to practice them. This is what Rob calls mental practice and it's why serious students of all ages and in all classes needs a head coach.":

Your biggest financial investment in life is your house.

The second biggest investment is COLLEGE.

And here’s the dirty little secret no one ever tells you about college . . .

only 52% of the students who start ever graduate.

Today, some schools are charging $50,000-$70,000 per year.

 

WHAT A TRAGEDY!

TO INVEST ALL THAT TIME AND MONEY

AND NOT COME AWAY WITH A DEGREE.

My name is Dr. Rob Gilbert and I’ve been in college since September, 1964. That’s over 50 years!!! First I was an undergraduate student, then a graduate student and for the last 36 years I’ve been a professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Along the way, I was in charge of a residence hall, directed orientation programs and worked as a wrestling coach.

Now I’m a professor.

Over the years, I’ve helped thousands of students overcome just about every problem and obstacle so that they could get their degrees.

I know every aspect of college life.

As a professor, I’ve been teaching students, BUT . . .

I’ve also been studying students.

I’ve discovered exactly what students should not do and exactly what they must do to have massive success in college.

I’ve teamed up with the great entrepreneur Michael Senoff and together we’ve produced a complete 20 hour audio training program titled, “A Perfect Score.” The Complete Student High School and College Prep Training Course.

This program is not some boring classroom lecture. Michael (who is one of the world’s greatest interviewers) put me under the gun and he pinned me down to get every college-success strategy and every test-taking and studying secret out of my 69-year-old brain!

In addition, to my teaching, I’ve been a motivational speaker for over 30 years so I filled this course with stories, anecdotes, games and humor.

My job in this course is to instruct and inspire your son or daughter to graduate with honors!!!

If your son or daughter is in high school or going to college (or if they’re already in college) this is the success guide they’ll never receive!

This just may be the most important course they ever take.

Among the things, you’ll learn on A PERFECT SCORE are...

* Why college is not grade 13.

* Why what works in high school will not work in college.

* Why where you sit in a classroom determines the grade you’ll get in that course.

* The one thing that you must do in your first 30 days on campus that’ll guarantee success.

* The four-word secret of a 4.0 student.

* How to get yourself to do those assignments you hate doing!

* Exactly how many hours you have to sleep to get better grades.

* A note-taking system that will insure great grades.

* The three-word secret of the very best students.

* How to get your professors to write outstanding letters of recommendations for you!

* How to prepare for essay exams and multiple-choice exams. They’re not the same!

* How to develop the concentration skills of a superstar athlete.

* When to pull an all-nighter and when definitely not to.

* Why diligence always beats intelligence!

* How U.S. Senator Corey Booker went from being an average high school student to winning a Rhodes Scholarship.

* How making one phone call helped Dr. Gilbert get his Ph.D. You must hear this story!!!

* The one book that President Clinton credits much of his success to.

* What’s a “mentor” and why you need one now!

* The one thing you must do the night before each and every exam.

* The one greatest skill of the great students and how you can develop it.

* Sam’s can’t-miss game plan on how to get into medical school.

* How to go to graduate school FOR FREE!!

Let’s get more specific.

Here is the step-by-step course outline for A PERFECT SCORE:

 

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How To Be A Champion In Any Field You Choose

 

There’s a huge difference between Muhammad Ali and the guy down the street who likes boxing. Both are trained in the sport and skilled at the game, so why is one a champion and the other just the guy down the street?

Meet Rob Gilbert. As a professor of Applied Sports Psychology, Rob teaches his students how to take their game to the Muhammad Ali level. But, he says, the lessons he teaches can be applied to any field, whether you want to be an award-winning writer or the best salesman at your company.

While it basically comes down to psychology, you can’t just “think like a winner” and expect to get there. You have to want it at a higher psychological level.

Rob says in order to get an idea of what that level is, think about the sign Doc Counsilman used to point to at the start of every swim season. Doc was a well-known swim coach who trained Mark Spitz. His sign only had three words on it: Hurt, Pain, Agony. Hurt was the basic level of competition. Every day, Doc expected you to at least swim until you hurt, but if you had higher goals then you could swim until you were in pain and you’d win some championships.

However, if your goals included being the next Mark Spitz, there was only one way to do that. You had to reach the level of Agony.

It applies to every field, and in this audio, you’ll hear all about what that agony level entails and how to use it to get from where you are now to where you want to be.

Rob says there are two types of people in the world – people who have to do something and people who get to do something. In other words, a large part of success in any field comes from attitude.

But, even if you only have a couple of minutes, Rob says there are three things you can do that will instantly improve your performance no matter where you are. And in Part One of this audio, you’ll hear all about them.

You’ll also hear...

  • The “too simple to be true” tip Sarah Hughes received when she wasn’t getting the breakthroughs she wanted with her ice skating (but when she heard it, she said she’d be the laughing stock of the ice rink if she tried it). But she did, and it may be the reason she took home the gold in the Olympics
  • The one way that works to psychologically push yourself that extra mile when you just don’t feel like doing it anymore
  • Short 3-minute stories that teach the core principles that led to the success of Muhammad Ali, Sinclair Lewis, the world’s most confident fourth grader, and more
  • The one book Rob recommends that could change your life in just the first chapter alone
  • The biggest difference between a fixed mindset (I can’t do it) and a growth mindset (I can’t do it… yet) and the best and easiest way to change to a more productive can-do attitude.

 


 

It’s Not How Much Time You Put Into It - It’s How Much You Put Into Your Time

 

Three frogs sat on a log, but one of them decided to jump off. How many were left? Rob says the answer is three. Just because you decide to do something doesn’t mean you will, and what people often lack in life isn’t the skills to get something done. It’s the motivation.

So in Part Two of this audio, Rob talks about how to create motivation (even when you’re not feeling it), make the most of your time by writing down your goals, and discover what motivates you.

You’ll also hear…

  • The one book Dan Gable (Olympic wrester and famous wrestling coach for the University of Iowa) says he uses whenever he needs motivation – because he can just open it to any page and find something useful
  • The single biggest reason stories are so powerful and how to use them to take your game to the highest level possible, along with examples of how the late radio personality Paul Harvey used them in his radio show to motivate and inspire his audience
  • Simple steps that will make sure you’re always at “the right place, right time, doing the right things.” Believe it or not, it’s not a coincidence if you’re consistently putting yourself out there in the right way
  • The power of having a Milt Campbell goal-setting card – why that Olympic athlete’s story is so important, and how to get your card for free
  • All about Rob’s free success hotline – how it was formed, his daily inspirational 3-minute story, and how he keeps coming up with new material (he’s been doing it since 1992.
Rob says his favorite part of the Olympics is when the athletes come out at the opening ceremonies because the people are so different – in shape, size, nationality, and what sport they compete in.

But the one thing they all have in common is a coach. No one learns everything in life on their own, and in this audio, you’ll hear how to take your life from average to amazing using the techniques coaches have used throughout time to build champions.

 


Let’s get more specific. Here is the step-by-step course outline for A Perfect Score, THE ULTIMATE COLLEGE SUCCESS COURSE:

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET . . .

 

Below is the core training of "A Perfect Score."

Each lesson is offered as a mp3 audio download and play audio button.

You can take the lessons with you on the go.

Download or play from your smart phone, home computer, lap top or mp3 player.

Each lesson comes with the word for word printable PDF transcripts.

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1. Here’s How to Have the Hidden Advantage in High School, College, and Beyond

- 18-minute audio with 11 page transcript

 For the full description of each session click here.


2. The Secret Road To High School And College Success: How To Be The World's Greatest Note Taker

- 19-minute audio, 15 page transcript

For the full description of each session click here.


3. Memory Training Introduction

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4. Memory Module One: Memory Strategies 

- 6-minute audio, 5 page transcript

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5. Memory Module Two: How To Use Stories To Remember More

- 10-minute audio, 8 page transcript

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6. Memory Module Three: A Strategy For Remembering Lists Fast - Using Place-Numbers And Hooks

- 5-minute audio, 6 page transcript

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7. Memory Module Four: Strengthening Recall - And Remembering Things Long Term

- 6-minute audio, 7 page transcript

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8. Memory Module Five: The Simple Exercises That Boost Memory

- 13-minute audio, 10 page transcript

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9. Memory Module Six: Finding Strategies That Work For You

- 8-minute audio, 6 page transcript

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10. Memory Module Seven: Magic Pills And Hidden Advantages

- 8-minute audio, 7 page transcript

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11. Memory Module Eight: How to Be Velcro

- 18-minute audio, 12 page transcript

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12. The 10 Most-Common Myths About High School And College - You Won’t Believe Aren’t Actually True

- 11-minute audio, 9 page transcript

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13. The Movies, Books, And Audios That Are So Fun You Won’t Believe They Actually Prepare You For Success

- 25-minute audio, 14 page transcript

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14. The Master Skill For Better Grades And A Better Social Life: Listening (And How To Improve It) 

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14.1 Part One: The Secret To Getting More Done In Less Time

- 13-minute audio, 14 page transcript

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14.2 Part Two: The Secret To Getting People To Like You More

- 7-minute audio, 7 page transcript

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15. These Kids Will Do Anything To Learn A Skill: What It Means To Have The “Rage To Master”

- 2-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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16. The Pop Quiz That Could Change Your Life

- 24-minute audio, 15 page transcript

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17. Why You Should Never Settle For The Gold In Life

- 13-minute audio, 9 page transcript

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18. The Weird Way Your Brain Can Get In The Way Of Your Success (And How To Stop It)

- 10-minute audio, 9 page transcript

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19. Insider Secrets On How To Ace Tests

- 30-minute audio, 20 page transcript

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20. How To Find Your Hidden Reserves

- 20-minute audio, 15 page transcript

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21.Need MoJoVation? Here is A Way To Find It In 15 Minutes Or Less

- 4-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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22. 10 Rules for College Failure

- 2-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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23. Take Control Of Your Anxiety By Learning The “Magic Skills” For Dealing With Stress

- 19-minute audio, 9 page transcript

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24. 3 Techniques For Falling Asleep Fast

- 14-minute audio, 9 page transcript

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25. How To Write The Kind Of In-Class Essays That Blow Teachers Away

- 35-minute audio, 20 page transcript

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26. How To Write Out-Of-Class Essays That Make Teachers Sit Up And Take Notice

- 22-minute audio, 9 page transcript

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27. The Hall Of Fame Student That Shows There Are No Excuses

- 4-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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28. The Fastest Known Way To Success: Work The Success Cycle

- 3-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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29. The One Skill Most New Graduates Don’t Have… And It’s The One Necessary To Get Hired:  An Introduction To Interviewing

- 6-minute audio, 4 page transcript

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30. The One Thing That Matters Most In An Interview: Attitude

- 2-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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31. Why Someone Else Got The Job And You Didn’t

- 6-minute audio, 2 page transcript

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32. The One Thing You Should Never Do in An Interview

- 6-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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33. How To Dress For An Interview

- 2-minute audio, 2 page transcript

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34. A Little-Known Fact About Interviews: Every First Impression Counts

- 1-minute audio, 2 page transcript

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35. Simple Steps For Dealing With Anxiety In An Interview

- 1-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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36. An (Almost Sneaky) Psychological Technique That Will Create Instant Rapport In An Interview

- 1-minute audio, 2 page transcript

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37. A Quick Trick For Maintaining Proper Eye Contact

- 1-minute audio, 2 page transcript

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38. The Two Things To Remember When Answering Interview Questions

- 1-minute audio, 2 page transcript

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39. The 4 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make In An Interview

- 8-minute audio, 6 page transcript

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40. How To Be The Person They Expect You To Be

- 1-minute audio, 2 page transcript

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41. The Red Flags Every Interviewer Looks For And How To Avoid Them

- 1-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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42. Ice Breakers And Casual Conversation: What To Say And What To Avoid

- 3-minute audio, 4 page transcript

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43. How To Answer Interview Questions

- 3-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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44. How To Answer The Big Three Ending Questions: Why Should We Hire You? Do You Have Any Questions For Us? Is There Anything Else You Want Us To Know?  

- 3-minute audio, 4 page transcript

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45. The One Thing You Should Never Do in An Interview: Make The Company Feel “Lesser”

- 1-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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46. The Secret To Group Interviews

- 1-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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47. Yes, You Still Send a Thank-You Note After The Interview: Here’s Why

- 2-minute audio, 3 page transcript

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48. The Single Most Important Thing To Do Before An Interview: (Practice, Practice, Practice) And How To Do It

- 13-minute audio, 8 page transcript

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49. The Ultimate Guide to Living on Campus

- 27-minute audio, 15 page transcript

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50. The 7-Step Formula For Success

- 5-minute audio, 4 page transcript

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51. The Hall of Fame Student Who Shows What HOPE Really Is

- 6-minute audio, 5 page transcript

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52. Is Laziness Holding You Back?

- 10-minute audio, 7 page transcript

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53. How to Condition Yourself To Be More Productive

- 3-minute audio, 4 page transcript

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54. The 8 Cures For Laziness That Will Keep You Motivated For The Long Run

- 20-minute audio, 17 page transcript

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55. How To Say Good-Bye To Laziness For Good And Achieve Even Your Top-Tier Goals

- 10-minute audio, 7 page transcript

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56. The Power of Resetting Your Brain and How to Do It

- 3-minute audio, 4 page transcript

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57. The Staying-Focused Test

- 7-minute audio, 6 page transcript

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58. The One Book That Resets the Brain and Shows the Truth About Obstacles

- 5-minute audio, 5 page transcript

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59. The Power of Habits and How to Use Them for Success

- 4-minute audio, 5 page transcript

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60. The Truth About Finding That One Best College

- 10-minute audio, 7 page transcript

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61. What To Do If The College You Want… Doesn’t Want You

- 9-minute audio, 8 page transcript

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62. The Kind Of Research That Works For Choosing The Best College For You

- 15-minute audio, 11 page transcript

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63. Your Quick-Start Guide To Studying Abroad

- 10-minute audio, 7 page transcript

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64. The Little-Known Study Abroad Program That Could Change Your Life

- 6-minute audio, 5 page transcript

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65. Cracking the Code on College

- 17-minute audio, 12 page transcript

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66. The Four Essential Things You Must Get Out Of College  

- 5 -minute audio, 5 page transcript

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67. The Truth Behind Your Education

- 17 minute audio, 12 page transcript

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68. Intern Secrets For Landing A Job Before Graduation

- 13-minute audio, 10 page transcript

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69. 11 Simple Ways to Get A Professor on Your Side

- 5-minute audio, 6 page transcript

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70. The Number One Skill That Will Make You Rich and Famous

- 13-minute audio, 10 page transcript

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71. The Graduate School Secret

- 8 minute audio, 7 page transcript

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72. Landing One of The Top Three Jobs on Campus

- 4 minute audio, 4 page transcript

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73. The Hall of Fame Student Who Shows It’s Never Too Late to Excel

- 7-minute audio, 6 page transcript

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74. The Most Important Thing to Get Out of College

- 7-minute audio, 7 page transcript

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75. How To Turn Downtime Into A University

- 11-minute audio, 9 page transcript

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76. The Entertainment on Campus You Probably Didn’t Know Exists

- 6-minute audio, 6 page transcript

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77. The Shortcut Through College Not Enough People Take

- 4-minute audio, 5 page transcript

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78. The Biggest Problem Most Students Have

- 9-minute audio, 7 page transcript

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79. The Last Hall Of Fame Student And The Importance Of Trust

- 9-minute audio, 7 page transcript

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80. 56 Tips For College Every Student Should Know 

- 31-minute audio, 22 page transcript

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81. The Most Important Thing To Get From This Course 

- 42-minute audio, 27 page transcript

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HERE'S WHAT THE PERFECT SCORE WILL DO FOR YOU

  Learn how to get a perfect score in high school and college. Learn surprising secrets for gaining huge success in collage and beyond from one of the country's top college professors We guarantee that you will learn unconventional strategies in a way that is NOT boring and ones that you will remember. Strategies that work so you can studying less, make more friends and having more fun during school. Most college students believe that straight A’s are impossible and can only be achieved through cramming. The truth is, straight-A students don’t study harder, they study smarter. Learn Professor Rob Gilbert's breakthrough systems for winning in high school and college. Soon, you'll be Aceing exams, essays, papers, assignments, tests, quizzes and more all while studding less. Become that Perfect Score by learning these proven and practical lessons.

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Rob Gilbert's "A Perfect Score" Sessions

 

1. Here’s How to Have the Hidden Advantage in High School, College, and Beyond

 

A lumberyard hires a group of mostly high school students to chop wood over the summer, and announces one day they’re going to give the person who chops the most wood an additional $250 cash.  

As soon as the whistle blows, they all start chopping like madmen, except for the one old guy in the group who strolls over to a cabin and takes a 15-minute break every hour before he does anything. The younger guys laugh because they know at least they’ve got that guy beat. The next day, when the winner is announced… and it’s the old guy, everyone bombards him with questions, wanting to know how he did it when he spent a fourth of every hour taking a nap. He said, “Oh, I wasn’t taking a nap. I was sharpening my ax.”

The people graduating summa cum laude aren’t the smartest in school. And the people who get the jobs aren’t the best qualified. These people just know the most about getting good grades and getting jobs. They know when and how to sharpen their ax. And in this course you’ll hear the techniques that will give you that kind of hidden advantage over everyone else, straight from a professor who sees it every day, Rob Gilbert PhD.

You’ll also hear…

  • A 10-second demonstration that shows the real truth about the “little voice” inside your head (it doesn’t always have your best interests at heart)  – here’s how to control it

  • A shocking confession from Rob about his own freshman year that proves “your past isn’t your future” – no matter where you are right now, you can succeed

  • A quick look at the kinds of goals you should set for yourself during this course because you can achieve more than you think, and you have more resources to help you too

  • The two different kinds of experiences in life -- (inexpensive experience and expensive experience), what that means, and the simple, but effective, equation to keep in mind while you listen to this course that will put everything in perspective

If you’ve ever watched the opening ceremonies of the Olympics when all the athletes come out, you’ve probably noticed just how different everyone is – in shape, size, nationality, gender, and what sport they compete in. But they all have one thing in common. Every single one of those top athletes has a coach, someone to show them the hidden advantages in their sport. No one succeeds on their own. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to find your hidden advantage too.

- 18-minute audio with 11 page transcript

 


2. The Secret Road To High School And College Success: How To Be The World's Greatest Note Taker

 

Right now, Rob Gilbert is a professor of sports psychology who takes notes wherever he goes, but he remembers back when he was a sophomore in college and didn’t think taking notes or studying was worth it. That all changed when he took Organic Chemistry, a class he knew he needed to get an A or B in if he wanted to get into medical school.

But, rather than take notes, Rob decided he’d just sit in on another organic chemistry class so he could get the same information twice. He thought that by absorbing and reinforcing the information in that way, he’d get the grade he needed without ever having to crack open a notebook.

He failed the class, but he learned a huge lesson. It’s not enough to just show up. He says if you want to graduate, you have to take notes in class. And if your goal is to graduate with honors, you’ve got to take great notes by being actively engaged with the information.
But it’s not as hard as it sounds. The trick is to know what information from your class is important and to find ways to make learning it fun so your brain is engaged and entertained in the process.

And in this lesson, you’ll hear how to do that with note-taking strategies that show the secret road to success is usually found in your notebook.

You’ll also hear…

  • The clues professors give that help you differentiate when they’re saying something “pretty important” that will be on the next test, “especially important” that will be on the final, and the really, really important stuff that you need to know in order to pass the class
     
  • A simple system for labeling your notes so you separate all the important stuff using colors and symbols that make it fun for your brain while also cutting your study time in half
     
  • The real reason experts say you should review your notes within the first 24 hours after you’ve taken them
     
  • Why Rob says you have to “treat your notebook like your passport” and Rob’s go-to favorite notebook with a hard outer shell and numbered pages (like it was made for over-achievers)
     
  • The brain teaser 50% of all Harvard students get wrong – that shows just how fixated the brain can get on wrong information
     
  • Why Rob says you can have all the information in the world in your notebook but if you don’t access it and retain it, it’ll mean nothing – here’s a strategy that’ll help you do that
     
  • Rob says if he offered someone $1,000 to teach the material from his class to the one after theirs, they’d likely end up with some pretty detailed notes from his lecture.

Those are the kinds of notes you should always be taking, and the level of understanding you should be shooting for. But it’s easier than you think to get there, and in this audio you’ll hear the strategies that make it painless.

- 19-minute audio, 15 page transcript
 


3.Memory Training Introduction

The Bad News: You Need A Great Memory To Succeed In School And The Good News Is: You Already Have One

 

 

Even though it may seem like other people have a natural gift for remembering things and a better memory than you do, they don’t. Remembering information is a skill that you can improve through training. And by developing this skill, you’ll be giving yourself a huge advantage over other students no matter what your major. So in this memory training section, you’ll learn the exercises and strategies that will help you do that.

 


4. Module One: Memory Strategies

 

Even though Rob is a successful professor now, he flunked out of college when he first started it. Obviously, he went back and finished, ending with a PhD and a nomination for Outstanding Alumnus from the same university he originally flunked out of. But he says the only difference between the “failing Rob” and the succeeding one was that he learned how to train and strengthen his memory. And in module one, you’ll hear all about the strategies he used to do that.

You’ll also hear…

  • The one simple formula for memory you’ll be using with every strategy that explains it all
  • The most accurate way to get information fast on most subjects… that’s surprisingly not Google
  • The importance of having a “mentor” during high school and college – so their hindsight becomes your foresight (and ideas for finding the right one for you)

- 6-minute audio, 5 page transcript


 5. Module Two: How To Use Stories To Remember More

 

Believe it or not, you already have the ability to remember 29 random digits in three minutes, or the 13 original colonies, or the periodic table – you just need a strategy for doing it. And in this module, Rob shows you how to do this with stories. Studies show people remember stories more because they resonate and stick in the brain. But the trick is to make them unusual and different – to the point of being ridiculous. And in this audio, you’ll hear examples of how stories can help you learn complex information in very little time.

You’ll also hear...

  • Three quick exercises to try today that will train your brain to remember information about Mt. Fuji, random digits, and the 13 original colonies in seconds
  • Why it’s so important to link stories to real-life experiences, and examples of how to do that
  • The four things to add to your stories that will make them more memorable
  • Two great books on memory to check out that will strengthen these lessons even more

- 10-minute audio, 8 page transcript


 6. Module Three: A Strategy For Remembering Lists Fast: Using Place-Numbers And Hooks

 

If you want a way to remember a list quickly and easily, one of the best techniques is to use hooks. Here’s an example. Think of a place you know very well, like your home. Create a “first spot” to use for things you want to remember (example: your front door) and so on (your second spot could be the couch by the front door). Now, set this familiar list to memory. These spots will be the hooks your brain is going to use to remember things. You’ll then hook the information you want to remember onto the spots you’ve set up. For example, if you want to remember a list that includes milk and frozen bread, you could picture opening the front door and having a huge tsunami of milk knocking you onto your sofa, but your sofa isn’t your sofa anymore, it’s turned into a giant loaf of frozen bread

And in this module, you’ll hear more about using places your brain easily identifies with so you can hook information to them. Just like with stories, the information is linked in ridiculous ways because brains usually notice and remember the unusual stuff in life.
You’ll also hear . . .

  • A little-known fact: most of the lists teachers want you to remember are already available online with a way for remembering them done for you too, but here’s how to hook them and make them a little more personal so your brain remembers them easier
     
  • The almost magical way songs can help you remember lists and information, and where to go to find ones already done for you
     
  • The real reason writing something over and over again doesn’t usually work for remembering stuff, and what does

- 5-minute audio, 6 page transcript


7. Module Four: Strengthening Recall And Remembering Things Long Term

 

Wouldn’t it be nice to remember things from a class three years ago, instead of scratching your head and saying, “I think I used to know that?” You can. But you have to get rid of the common misconception that the brain fills to capacity so it naturally needs to “forget stuff” in order to remember new information. Rob says that doesn’t happen. Studies show the brain can hold 10 million volumes of books with 10,000 pages each. However, the brain can hit a point of fatigue when you’re learning, and that’s usually why people have a hard time recalling information. So in this module, you’ll hear techniques that will help lessen brain fatigue so you can bring things up when you want to.

You’ll also hear…

  • The one mistake almost every high school and college student makes when it comes to taking tests (because brains just don’t function right if you do this) and the three things you can do before a test that will help you recall information fast

  • The ACME way of remembering things long term (Action, Color, Me, Exaggerate) and how to use those to jolt your brain into remembering more

  • What it means to go from “unconscious competent” to “conscious competent” when it comes to learning – and how to do that

- 6-minute audio, 7 page transcript


8. Module Five: The Simple Exercises That Boost Memory

 

One of the greatest things we have in life is our memory. But like most areas, if we’re not constantly strengthening it, it’ll get soft. So it’s important to exercise your memory and make it the strongest it can be. Fortunately, one of the quickest ways to do that might also be the easiest. Rob says there’s a huge difference between hearing and listening in life, and just recognizing when you’re not actively engaged in information will boost your memory right away. And in this audio, you’ll hear how, along with other tips and exercises to try.

You’ll also hear…

  • If you want a better memory, Rob says, try changing the second thing you do in the morning (the first is usually going to the bathroom, the second should always be this)

  • The one thing you can do tonight (that takes almost no effort) that will improve your memory tomorrow

  • Can improving your memory today help with Alzheimer’s when you get older? A quick look at the aging brain to see how to keep it sharp

  • Mnemaonic devices nd hooks to improve and exercise memory

- 13-minute audio, 10 page transcript


9. Module Six: Finding Strategies That Work For You

 

One of the students Rob worked with was a very tall kid on the basketball team at his college. On the first day of one of his classes, his professor looked out at the class and said, “If there are any athletes who think they’re going to get a free ride because they’re on the basketball team, they’re wrong.” It was very obvious who the professor was directing his comments to, and it put a fire under the kid’s feet. He made up his mind to get the best grade in the class, and he did. You can too. It’s all about finding your drive and the strategies that work for you in your life. And in this section, you’ll hear how to find those.

You’ll also hear…

  • All about famed memory expert Harry Lorayne, and the surprising motivation behind his success

  • Examples of the kind of memory tricks you see the masters doing (like knowing what day someone was born on just by hearing their birth date) – and the strategies behind that kind of “magic”

- 8-minute audio, 6 page transcript


10. Module Seven: Magic Pills And Hidden Advantages

 

If you’re looking for a magic pill that will give you a massive advantage in school, having a good memory is it. You’ll be able to maximize your time better, giving you more free time and fun, while also helping you get at least a grade better than you would have otherwise. And in this module, you’ll hear all about it.

You’ll also hear…

  • Why personal memory hooks work better than anything you’ll find on the internet – and examples of creating the kinds that brains usually respond to

  • The real difference between working harder and working smarter and why brains don’t like those old “memory techniques”

  • A quick memory demonstration that shows how easy even the hardest information is to learn with the right technique

- 8-minute audio, 7 page transcript


11. Module Eight: How To Be Velcro

 

Rob says when it comes to your future, don’t let anyone steal your dreams. Set your bar high, and don’t just say to yourself, “I hope I get through this.” Attitude is a huge part of learning, and your brain can either be like Teflon or like Velcro. In other words, you can have things roll right off your brain or you can have them stick. And in this module, you’ll hear how to keep your dreams in sight as you go through high school and college, and how to make things stick for the long run.

You’ll also hear . . .

  • The four stages of learning that everyone goes through: unconscious incompetent, conscious incompetent, consciously competent, unconsciously competent – what to expect in each and how to zip through them faster

  • A little-known fact: Professors know on the very first day of school who their best students are going to be. Here’s how to be one of them

  • The real reason you should never worry about looking nervous – believe it or not, it’s actually a good thing

  • 2 short stories that illustrate the way people (even the ones with the best of intentions) may try to take your dream away by forcing you into what they believe are “realistic goals” – and how to know, and hold onto, what you truly want

  • Rob says most students’ problem is that they have “MOOMBA” disease (my only obstacle may be attitude), how to recognize a negative attitude in yourself, and turn it around fast

So many people are afraid to do things. They live life, but their fear prevents them from truly being “alive.” As you develop your memory skills (and other skills talked about in these lessons), you’ll start to realize one of the byproducts is better self-esteem.

You can achieve anything you set your mind to. You just need the right strategies. And in these training modules, you’ll hear some that may help you do it.

- 18-minute audio, 12 page transcript


12. The 10 Most-Common Myths About High School And College You Won’t Believe Aren’t Actually True

 

If you think high school or college is going to be a difficult journey that only the smartest (or most athletic) kids can get through without problems, you’re wrong. Rob says there’s actually no part of school you can’t handle – no difficult classes, or professors, or majors. School is only time consuming. If you put in the time, you’ll get the results you need. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about the common misconceptions like that one that most people have about high school and college, along with the truth that will not only get you on the right path but will also help you start off with a mindset for success.

You’ll also hear…

  • Put an end to huge myths like “you should only talk in class if you know the right answer” – and what you can learn from Pete Rose’s baseball record that shows you the right way to look at it

  • The most powerful thing you can do in high school and college that will prepare you for the real world (Hint: It’s what employers are really looking for, and it’s not grades or an Ivy League degree)

  • The one surprising thing you won’t be able to get through high school or college without – (and how to find it)

If you hold misconceptions about high school and college, they could keep you from succeeding, and you won’t even know why. That’s why it’s important to set your mind straight right from the start. And in this audio, you’ll hear how.

- 11-minute audio, 9 page transcript


13. The Movies, Books, And Audios That Are So Fun You Won’t Believe They Actually Prepare You For Success

 

Having friends, faking confidence when you’re just not feeling it, getting into your dream school or landing your dream job – these are all skills you won’t learn in a classroom. But that doesn’t mean they’re not critical for success in high school, college, and beyond. So in this audio, you’ll hear three separate lists (books, audios, and movies) that will get you into the mindset for success with the extra skills you need for the long term.

You’ll also hear…

  • Want to get into an Ivy League school? Here’s a book that could help you do it

  • A rare fact: Just about everything in life is a negotiation (between you and your parents, your friends, etc.) – here’s an audio that’ll help you get more from each one

  • 10 videos on YouTube every college kid should watch

  • A very simple tactic for using body language to muster up courage whenever you need it

  • The one most-common (but most-important) book to carry around with you at all times

  • An audio that shows you the real secrets of success from a man who made a million… from selling cherries on the side of the road

  • A quick “beginner’s guide” to finding a niche, licensing products, and making a name for yourself

There’s more to success than the lessons you learn in a classroom. But fortunately, you can get a lot of these extra lessons in movies, books, and audio if you know where to look (no studying required). And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

- 25-minute audio, 14 page transcript


 14. The Master Skill For Better Grades And A Better Social Life: Listening (And How To Improve It) 

 

If you want to get better grades and have more friends, listen up… literally. In other words, hearing isn’t enough. Hearing is just detecting sound vibrations. Listening is paying attention and knowing what’s being said. It’s the one success skill that can make an instant difference, but it’s also the one we never think about training.

So in this section, you’ll hear strategies for training your listening skills so you get the most out of even the most boring of classes. But as it turns out, listening is also key to having a great social life too.

14.1 Part One: The Secret To Getting More Done In Less Time

Your mind can only be in one of three places at a time – the past, the future, or the present. Listening is the active, “present” form of hearing. So, just keeping your mind focused and in the present is essential for success. But it can also be pretty hard to do if you’re not interested in the class or the material.

So in Part One, you’ll hear tips and tricks for snapping your brain back to the present, so you can retain more information and get more done in less time.

You’ll also hear…

  • The single little-used technique that instantly improves listening: “clearing your plate” – most anxiety is about the future, most guilt is about the past – clear your plate and you’ll be able to be in the present fast and easily, here’s how

  • A quick game that demonstrates the amount of concentration necessary to effectively listen – (it’s usually not the subject that matters, it’s how we respond to the subject)

  • Tricks for “faking it” when it comes to listening – your mind won’t know the difference

- 12-minute audio, 14-page transcript


14.2 Part Two: The Secret To Getting People To Like You More

When it comes to charisma and having friends, here’s the secret most people don’t know about: people don’t like you because you’re interesting. People like you because you’re interested. Nodding, smiling, asking for others’ opinions – these are all ways to show you’re listening and interested.

And they instantly make you a more likeable person with your peers, your professors, and your future employers. And in Part Two, you’ll hear the simple tricks in life that show you’re worth getting to know.

You’ll also hear…

  • An almost-unknown way to add an instant gleam to your eye when you’re talking to someone that will make you look even more interested

  • How anyone can improve their listening skills with Rob’s LADDER acronym (Look at the other person, Ask questions, Don’t interrupt, Don’t change the subject, Empathize, and Respond) And how to put it into action so you get the most out of high school, college, and beyond

  • The real difference between empathy and sympathy (once you learn the difference, you’ll understand why empathy makes you a more relatable person)

  • The “pure magic” effect that showing you’re listening has on an interview, and the one thing you need to do to show it

When you’re in high school and college, listening is your job. Nothing turns an average student into a great student faster than that. This means you need to take listening seriously so that information sticks – you can’t be talking to the person next to you or texting when you need to be listening. It’s hard work, but this audio section will help you do it.

- 7-minute audio, 7-page transcript


15. These Kids Will Do Anything To Learn A Skill: What It Means To Have The “Rage To Master”

 

Some kids are so driven to learn a skill or a sport, they get their parents to do some pretty extreme things so they can achieve their goals. One kid convinced his dad to close up his real estate business in Northern California and move south because he wanted to train with the Southern Californian kids who were beating him in swim meets. Another made his family drive into New York (from New Jersey) every day so he could take jiu-jitsu lessons. And in this brief audio, find out what the “rage to master” phenomenon is like, what to take from it, and who these famous kids are now.

- 2-minute audio, 3 page transcript


16. The Pop Quiz That Could Change Your Life

 

Rob once got a call from a former student thanking him for helping him get a Rhodes Scholarship. Rob knew this kid had barely made it to Stanford for football, so he asked him how he did it. He told Rob that he sat down one day and wrote out all the things that made him a good athlete. His list included things like: he would go to football early and stay late, he paid attention and took notes, he asked questions if something wasn’t clear, he never missed a practice.

He then decided to see what would happen if he applied all those things to his academic classes. He ended up going on to Oxford then Yale, and now he’s the mayor of Newark. All it takes to succeed is desire and the right strategies.

And in this audio, you’ll hear a pop quiz that will help you look at things in a whole new light and realize you already have what it takes to go for the best in life too.

You’ll also hear…

  • An “almost magic” way to instantly change how you feel when you’re just not motivated to do something (you may want to save this trick for your most important days – it’s almost like hypnotizing yourself to do your best)

  • The 3 unexpected things college and high school teach you about yourself – and how to look at them in a way that leads to success

  • A little-known fact: You learn more from losing than you do from winning – here’s how successful people look at failures

  • The one thing that changed Sarah Blakely’s life: she was mediocre in high school and college – but she went on to create Spanx, and she credits this one thing for her success

The goal of this course isn’t to be “thought-provoking;” it’s to be change-provoking. We want you to send an email that says you went to med school or onto your dream job partly because of these audios. And in this section, you’ll hear a pop quiz that will help you know it’s never the wall that stops you in life. It’s how you approach the wall.

- 24-minute audio, 16-page transcript


  17. Why You Should Never Settle For The Gold In Life

 

Here’s how the story goes: A boy in ancient Persia watched in amazement as a magician’s glowing finger turned things into gold. So he stayed after the act to meet the guy. When the magician saw the boy, he smiled. “I know what you want.” The magician’s finger lit to a bright orange as he changed a rock into gold and handed it to the boy. But the boy shook his head and pointed. “No. I want the magic finger.” Getting the end result will never be as powerful as knowing how you got there. Knowledge is what you come to high school and college for. But sometimes we make “getting the A” our main focus.

So in this audio, you’ll hear the most common ways we lose focus, jeopardize our own future, and lose sight of our main goals – and how to stay on track.

You’ll also hear…

  • The surprising reason one boy decided to apply for every scholarship possible – and what happened next

  • The most common “clumsy” ways we get in the way of our own success – and how to stop yourself from doing them

  • The simplest (yet most powerful) cure for laziness ever known

  • The one biggest mistake any college student can make, and how to avoid it

Rob says if you’re only problem is laziness, that’s actually a good thing. You can cure that in a second. The fire alarm goes off and everyone is running – you probably won’t feel too lazy to follow them. Laziness is an easy cure, but it’s one you have to think about. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it and the other ways we lose focus – along with the strategies that will help you stay the course

- 13-minute audio, 9 page transcript .


18. The Weird Way Your Brain Can Get In The Way Of Your Success (And How To Stop It)

 

Believe it or not, one of the biggest problems jeopardizing success is usually one we don’t think about at all. It’s when we assume things. Although this seems harmless, it’s actually a natural tendency for the brain to fixate on what it believes is the right way, or the right answer. And it’s harder than you think to know when this is happening and how to stop it.

So in this audio, you’ll hear simple brain teasers that demonstrate just how easy it can be to focus on wrong information and let assumptions trip you up, along with some strategies on how to stop your brain from doing it, so you can change things around fast.

You’ll also hear…

  • Examples of why it’s absolutely vital to follow directions (especially on tests) and the one thing you should do for every one of them that will make sure you’re not assuming anything

  • Five riddles that will tease your brain and make you realize just how easy it is to get things wrong – and how to retrain your brain to think about information differently

  • The simple way magicians trick our brains in this similar assumption way so we don’t notice what’s really going on

It’s only human nature to fixate on something when you think you know the right answer. But if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. That’s why it’s important to have simple strategies in place to stop yourself in case you start assuming the path you’re on is the right one. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about them.

- 10-minute audio, 9 page transcript


  19. Insider Secrets On How To Ace Tests (Straight From A Professor Who Makes Them)

 

As a professor, Rob says most students don’t realize just how hard it is for teachers to make tests. Professors are human. They take shortcuts. They rely on patterns. Just like their students, they sometimes wait until the last minute to do something…

So in this audio, you’ll hear tips and tricks about how tests are usually made that could give you an edge when you’re sitting in front of a question you don’t know on a test. But you’ll also hear strategies for preparing beforehand because the biggest thing you can do to ace a test happens long before you start taking it.

It’s not enough to be a “good chess player” and expect to win championships. You have to be able to play back the information you’ve absorbed when the stakes are high and you’re under pressure. And in this audio, you’ll hear how.

You’ll also hear…

* The shocking reason a convicted crack dealer made our Good Student Hall of Fame (Hint: It shows your past doesn’t predict your future – and it’s never too late to create goals and be successful)

* The one thing to tell your next study group to do that could turn it into a test-prep machine (this works for multiple choice and essay test prep)

* 15 words to look for on true/false questions that will give you a hint how to answer if you need to guess

* The magic phrase to say to yourself when you draw a blank (because of test pressure or you just plain forgot). If you tighten up, you’ll make things worse.

*Here’s the one thing to do instead that Rob considers his best piece of advice for taking tests

* Your step-by-step game plan for tackling multiple choice tests that work for small quizzes and up to the big ones like SATs and GREs

* How to eliminate answers (based on the way professors make up their tests) so you’re never just taking a stab in the dark – even on questions where you have no clue

* Steps to take ahead of time that helps with nerves before a big test

* The one word you should never use to describe your test or assignment – because it’ll make you even more nervous – and what to say to yourself instead

You would probably think it was ridiculous if you heard a great athlete started training the night before a big event. But that’s the way most people look at a school.

If you just start studying the night before a test, you may pass; you may even do really well, but eventually it’s going to catch up with you.

That’s not the way great students study. Just by changing up your study habits a little bit, you can do better than most the other students in your class (because everyone else is cramming).

And in this audio, you’ll hear a whole game plan that’ll help you master every test – from your smallest quizzes to the big college-entrance exams.

- 30-minute audio, 20-page transcript


20. How To Find Your Hidden Reserves

 

In Rob’s class, he likes to bring someone up and have them jump as high as they possibly can. And to make sure he gets it right, he has them make a mark on the whiteboard with a marker as they’re jumping. It’s as high as they can go. Then, he puts a $20 bill three inches higher than that mark and tells the person if they can reach it with the marker, they can have the money. He’s never had a student not be able to reach it. You have hidden reserves. And you can always achieve more than you think you can.

Rob says this demonstration always works because the first time someone jumps, they’re doing it without a specific goal in mind. There’s a huge amount of power in setting specific goals. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to set them, and how to use your hidden reserves to reach them every time.

You’ll also hear…

  • "Real-life” insight into success that you can learn from Ernest and Julio Gallo (the wine guys). These DIYers started out in business without knowing a thing about wine – and without money to hire an expert. Here’s how they did it

  • The one person you should get to know while in college because they are “better than Google” and can help with even your toughest assignments

  • The real reason most people go to their graves not knowing their true talent – here’s a quick self-assessment you can do that will make sure you’re not one of them

  • The truth behind advertising and why most of it is so damaging to self-worth

  • Exactly what it means when someone says “everybody can count how many seeds are in an apple, but no one can know how many apples are in a seed” and how to use that phrase to expand your capabilities and reach new heights

Sometimes changing your true potential starts with changing one simple phrase in your life. Stop saying, “I can’t” and start saying “I can’t… yet.” Have faith in your own abilities, learn the power of setting goals in your life, and know you have the hidden reserves it takes to achieve them. And in this audio, you’ll hear how.

- 20-minute audio, 15 page transcript


21. Need MoJoVation?  Here’s A Way To Find It In 15 Minutes Or Less

 

We all have those times in life where we just don’t feel like doing something we know we need to do – like studying or going to the gym. Here’s a way to find motivation fast when one of those times comes up. It’s called the 15-minute rule, and it’s pretty simple.

Tell yourself you’re only going to do something for 15 minutes, and if you still don’t feel like doing it, you can quit.

But what usually happens is just the opposite. Fifteen minutes isn’t long, but it’s long enough to see it’s not so bad and it’s worth it. You’ll likely say, “Wow. I’ve made it this far in only 15 minutes. I can do 15 more.”

And in this audio, you’ll hear all about the technique, why it works, when to use it, and how.

You’ll also hear...

  • How to use this method to help stay on track the next time you’re on a diet

  • A little-known fact: This method can be used to kick addiction too. Here’s how

  • All about the HOPE acronym (Hold On Possibilities Exist) and how to use it to keep yourself going

This method works to melt resistance because 15 minutes isn’t long. Anyone can do almost anything for 15 minutes, but that’s also usually all it takes to get going and regain your momentum. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear all about it.

- 4-minute audio, 3 page transcript


22. 10 Rules For College Failure

 

If you want to be a successful student, that’s easy. All you have to do is find out what the most successful students are doing, and do it too. Or, you can find out what the most unsuccessful students usually look like, and make sure you never come close. Here’s that list. The 10 rules for college failure.

You’ll also hear…

  • A can’t-miss way to make your professors wonder why you’re even bothering to take their class

  • The quickest trip to failure a person can take – giving up – and when to use it (Hint: it’s usually most effective when the going gets tough)

  • Everything you need to get straight Fs every time

Of course, this list is tongue-and-cheek, but when you hear it, you might be surprised at where you can fail sometimes.

And this quick audio will not only help you recognize those times, but will also help you prepare for them.

- 2-minute audio, 3 page transcript


23. Take Control Of Your Anxiety By Learning The “Magic Skills” For Dealing With Stress

 

School can be stressful – exams, speeches, essays, failures… Everyone feels it, and it can seem pretty overwhelming at times. But the good news is there are techniques that work to reduce anxiety, and you don’t need pills to do it. You just need skills.

Rob says it’s all in the way you talk to yourself. Some people do their best when the pressure is on. Some people do their worst. So pressure in and of itself can’t be the problem. It’s the way you react to pressure. You are the one stressing you out. Once you know you have control over this, you can begin taking back that control with the techniques in this audio.

You’ll also hear…

  • The fastest known way to stress reduction (The Stress Reduction Pyramid): Can five words and one gigantic triangle really change the way you deal with stress forever?

  • The 6 steps to self-hypnosis that you can do anywhere (except probably driving) for instant calm

  • The big secret to relaxing: Change the way you describe it (You made yourself get up. You made yourself get dressed. You can’t make yourself stop stressing.) Here’s how to look at it instead

  • The trick for unlocking biochemicals in the brain – you don’t need pills to do it just these simple meditation techniques

  • Exactly what this equation means: “event + reaction = outcome,” and the powerful way you can use it to reduce stress fast

  • The little-known book you can read in about 5 minutes that will help with stress by teaching you how to stay in the present

At the end of every football game, there are usually only three crucial plays that mattered. They determined the outcome of the entire game. But here’s the thing – no one knows at the beginning of the game what those three plays are going to be.

That’s why you have to treat each play the same. What seems important at the time may not turn out to be very important in the scope of your life. You can take control and choose how you react to stress. And in this audio, you’ll hear how.

- 19-minute audio, 9 page transcript


24. 3 Techniques For Falling Asleep Fast

 

With the pressure of classes, tests, and grades bouncing around in your head, it’s no wonder many students find they have a hard time sleeping. The natural tendency is to jump on FaceBook or watch TV when that happens, but you’ve probably found those things only make falling asleep harder because now your brain is even more engaged and entertained.

Rob says you pretty much have to bore yourself to sleep. And in this audio, you’ll hear three techniques that will help speed that process along.

You’ll also hear…

  • How to use the power of suggestion to fall asleep and a quick exercise to try in real-time along with Rob that demonstrates how it all works (You might be surprised by what you write down)

  • A 5-step process for boring yourself to sleep that Rob says is the easiest and fastest way he’s found to do it

  • A weird (but effective) way to use your least interesting professor’s lectures to fall asleep whenever you need to (except during their class)

  • A sneaky psychological technique that tricks the brain using the laws of recently and frequency into remembering more stuff (with less work) that you can use for your next exam

When it comes to falling asleep, you have to allow yourself to relax. And while it may seem like jumping on the computer or watching TV will do that, those activities actually make you more awake. Fortunately, there are proven techniques that work. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about them.

- 14-minute audio, 9 page transcript


 25. How To Write The Kind Of In-Class Essays That Blow Teachers Away

 

If you want to be seen as a superstar student, you have to start building that reputation on day one. As soon as you walk through the door and take a seat, you should already be differentiating yourself from other students.

This includes things like showing up to class on time every day (even if they don’t take attendance because they will still notice), sitting in the front row, and staying focused.

And when it comes to essay tests, there are certain things you can do to differentiate yourself there as well. And in this audio, you’ll here it all – from what test graders are trained to look for to what pen will make your blue book stand out most.

You’ll also hear…

  • The painful lesson Rob learned the hard way when he was in college about the importance of neatness when it comes to writing in-class essays – he actually had to read his failing essay test to his professor while the guy graded it. Here’s what to take away from the story

  • Insider secrets on what makes a blue book stand out from the rest (in a good way): how many extras to bring, how to make it easier for your professors to read them, what to do if you make a mistake, the right way to emphasize things, and more

  • The two days you absolutely must show up for class: Put these on your calendar because professors like to give out important “final test” information on these two days knowing no one usually shows up so they want to reward the students that do

  • The five “P”s for taking essay tests (prior preparation prevents poor performance) and the one thing you can add to your next study group that will turn it into an essay-test-prep factory

  • The almost unknown trick for using your fingers to help you organize an essay (Rob goes so far as to mentally picture each finger as a different element)

  • The real reason Rob says everyone needs to take an extra minute to read the instructions twice (he cannot believe how many students in his classes get points taken off their essay tests because of something silly like these examples)

  • The only way that works to organize your time when it comes to timed-essay exams – you never want to suddenly look at the clock and have to scramble through your last essay. Here’s how to make sure that never happens to you

  • The one secret thing you can do ahead of time to make your essays shine whether it’s an in-class essay or a homework assignment (most kids will not think to do this and it makes professors impressed… to the point of taking you aside and asking you to be in their Master’s Program)

When it comes to being a superstar in college, you don’t have to reinvent the light bulb. And you won’t have to work any harder than anyone else. You just need to work smarter.

There are certain things you can do every day to prepare, stand out, and make a good impression with your essays and your college career. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about them.

- 35-minute audio, 20 page transcript


26. How To Write Out-Of-Class Essays That Make Teachers Sit Up And Take Notice

 

You’ve probably never thought about this, but teachers get bored reading the same essays on the same topics they’ve handed out year after year. That’s why, if you take a fresh approach or you include something unusual in your bibliography, you’re going to stand out. They suddenly have a reason to sit up and take notice. This is what you want to shoot for, and it’s actually easier than you think.

Because professors read your bibliography closer than the rest of your paper, the biggest difference between in-class essays and out-of-class ones is going to be the intensity of your research.

But having an interesting bibliography isn’t hard – it could be as simple as a 5-minute phone call or taking an interesting angle on a topic. And in this audio, you’ll hear all the techniques you can use that will help you turn in the kind of essays that will get you noticed in the best way possible.

You'll also hear...

  • The easiest way to make your bibliography the highlight of your essay (Hint: approach an expert. Most are actually very approachable and easy to talk to; here’s how) – along with three other unusual resources most people don’t think to include in their essays that are right in front of you on the Internet

  • How to think like a journalist and use the “different angle” approach to make your next essay stand out (Hundreds of journalists covered JFK’s funeral, but only one thought to interview the grave digger. Years later, people still remember it)

  • Rob’s “dollar-trick” for turning in an error-free paper, and two other ways you can make sure your essay is as perfect as it can get

  • The 3 deadliest shortcuts many students take (because they think their professors won’t notice). Here’s why you’ll never want to go that route

  • The vital importance of following directions: when a teacher says they want a 10-page paper by 11:59, don’t turn in an 8-page paper the next day. This seems simple yet so many students mess this up. Here are the areas to look out for the most

  • A quick spelling quiz on 10 of the most commonly misspelled words – you’ll probably be surprised at how your brain sees these words all the time, but never registers the correct spelling

  • The real reason you should never rely on spell checker to find all of your mistakes, and a proofreading trick to try on your next essay that will help you catch even the trickiest of them

One of Rob’s professors once called him into his office to discuss his essay, making Rob terrified that he’d accidentally plagiarized something. But the professor wanted to talk about the bibliography. He was very impressed Rob had gone the extra mile to interview an expert. Thing is, that interview only took one short phone call to the university where the expert worked.

It doesn’t take much to stand out in the right way if you know how. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

- 22-minute audio, 11 page transcript


27. The Hall Of Fame Student That Shows There Are No Excuses

 

Jenny Murphy was a student of Rob’s who graduated with honors for both her undergraduate and Masters degrees. What makes her story unique is that Jenny is legally blind, which means she had to do a lot more than other students to achieve those goals.

Her disability caused her to have to quit studying in the evening because of eyestrain. It took her much longer to read and write.

And in this quick audio, you’ll hear her amazing story, along with the take-away message that it’s never the obstacles in life that hold you back. It almost always comes down to how badly you want something.

You’ll also hear...

  • Real-life examples of how to go the extra mile to get around the obstacles that come up in life

  • What Rob means when he says “training beats talent” and how Jenny went from being too shy to ask for water at a restaurant to speaking at conferences

  • Why Rob describes Jenny as “The greatest athlete at Montclair State”

There are no excuses. If you have a disability, there are ways around it. If you don’t think you have enough talent, you can find training.

If you want something, there should be no limit to what you will do to get it. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about the Hall of Fame student who will help you understand that.

- 4-minute audio, 3 page transcript


28. The Fastest Known Way To Success: Work The Success Cycle

 

Rob once had a student come to him for help because he was failing chemistry. Rob didn’t know much about chemistry, but he knew the guy needed to work harder at it.

So he gave him two things to do: study for 1-2 hours a night and leave a message on Rob’s voicemail to let him know he’d done it.

The guy started getting As and Bs. He started feeling better about himself and the way he looked at chemistry. And now, he’s currently getting his PhD in chemistry because he wants to be a professor in the subject.

And in this audio, you’ll hear all about this student’s story, and how it all worked simply because of something called the success cycle.

You’ll also hear...

  • The four steps to the success cycle and why they always seem to work together like a clock

  • How to add in “working smarter” into the equation for even faster results

Success seems to always follow the same path, so knowing how it works is so powerful it could change your life. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear all about it.

- 3-minute audio, 3 page transcript


 29. The One Skill Most New Graduates Don’t Have… And It’s The One Necessary To Get Hired:

An Introduction To Interviewing

 

A lot of time and prep work goes into getting your degree: studying, memorizing, selecting classes, and getting the grades. Then, you graduate and realize no one has prepared you for the one thing that’ll get you hired – your first big interview. That’s where this next section on interviewing comes in. This section will make sure you know exactly how to prepare ahead of time, so nothing is left to chance – from what to say and how to say it to exactly what to wear. And in this introduction, you’ll hear all about it.

You’ll also hear...

  • A little-known fact: Every interaction you have with people will end in one of three ways – what those ways are and what your goal should always be

  • How to use this interviewing section the right way – if you do, you’ll have skills the other applicants won’t have, and you’ll be the one walking away with the job

When you go into an interview, remember they’ve already accepted your grades, resume, and experience. You’re at the same level as every other applicant. The only thing you need to do to get the job at that point is out-interview them. And in this section on interviewing, you’ll hear exactly how to do that. - 18-minute audio, NN page transcript

- 6-minute audio, 4 page transcript


30. The One Thing That Matters Most in An Interview: Attitude


When a company is interviewing, they’re not looking for someone who already knows everything. They know they have to train “the new guy.” They’re looking for someone who will fit in and have a good attitude. And in this audio, you’ll hear examples of what that means and how to show it in a job interview.

You'll also hear...

  • The pure magic way it all comes down to MOOMBA again (my only obstacle may be attitude), and how to make sure that’s never your obstacle

  • A quick look at the interviews Southwest Airlines ran when they were hiring for pilots, and the surprising reason they weeded applicants out

  • The vital importance of having “emotional range” in an interview – what that means and examples of it

Companies hire for attitude and train for skills. When you go in for a job interview, you’re pretty much on the same level as all the other applicants. That’s why it’s so important to stand out, in a good way. Attitude is your first step. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

- 4-minute audio, 3 page transcript


31. Why Someone Else Got The Job And You Didn’t

 

The first few minutes of any interview are basically the same. The person interviewing you will decide in those minutes whether or not they like you. Clear and simple. The remaining time is spent confirming that decision. If they like you, they look for reasons why they like you. If they don’t, they look for reasons to confirm that.

Rob says his job is to make sure when you leave your interview, the interviewer says, “Wow. That person was great.” But in order to get there, it’s important to look at the reasons people don’t get hired. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear all about the recent survey that tells you exactly that.

You'll also hear...

  • The top 6 reasons people don’t get hired, and how easy it is to take control of all six of them

  • A shocking look at the basic mistake 40% of applicants in the survey made – and were eliminated immediately from the process

  • The demystifying truth about attitude, and where it fits into the survey

  • For a 45-minute interview, you can expect the first 5-10 minutes to be spent determining whether or not they like you.

  • And in this audio, you’ll hear all the ways you can make sure you’re not eliminated during that time.

- 2-minute audio, 2 page transcript


32. The One Thing You Should Never Do in An Interview (Be Late)

You might as well wear a shirt that says, "I’m incompetent"

 

When it comes to interviewing, you have to start off strong, and that means as soon as you walk through the doors. Plan to check in exactly 15 minutes before your interview. If you get there any earlier, that’s great. But wait in the parking lot until exactly 15 minutes before your interview. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear the importance of this time frame, along with two stories that illustrate how being on time can instantly make or break an interview.

You’ll also hear…

  • A little story about an acting major who blew his big chance that illustrates the vital importance of being on time for even the smallest of details

  • The crazy lengths one kid went through to make sure he was on time for his interview – and what happened next that might have you rethinking your own dedication

Rob says he still feels stressed when he has to go in for any kind of interview or speaking engagement, so he always arrives early to get comfortable. Walking through the door 15 minutes early not only helps you calm down and prepare, but it’s also the time the office expects you to check in. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about how important it is.

- 4-minute audio, 3 page transcript


33. How To Dress For An Interview

 

When it comes to picking out what to wear for your interview, remember one thing: how you dress shows respect for the company. That’s why sloppy, unshaven, or even dressing casually instantly puts you in a different light than your competition. But Rob says you can never go wrong with a suit. And in this audio, you’ll hear why, along with all the other things you should make sure you pay attention to when it comes to appearance.

You’ll also hear…

  • The psychological “almost sneaky” way wearing something nice “hypnotizes” the interviewer into liking you more

  • A quick checklist of the dos and don’ts of what to wear (from jewelry and aftershave to shoes)

Rob says even if it’s casual Friday when you go into interview, it’s not casual Friday for you. They are looking for reasons to weed applicants out of the process, so don’t let something easy, like a wrinkled shirt or a pair of jeans, be that reason. And in this audio, you’ll hear the tips and tricks that will make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

- 2-minute audio, 2 page transcript


34. A Little-Known Fact About Interviews: Every First Impression Counts

 

As soon as you walk through the doors of the office, your interview process begins, but it doesn’t just begin with the person you’re meeting for the interview. It includes everyone you meet in that building along the way. From the janitors to the secretaries, if you come in contact with them, make sure it’s a good one. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear exactly why that’s so important and some simple things to keep in mind so you always make a good impression. 

You’ll also hear…

  • The one person most people disregard at an interview – and how to make sure you don’t

  • A quick story about a basketball recruiter that illustrates why first impressions with everyone are so important

 Your interview is not just about skills. It’s about how you’ll fit in with a company. And you never know when the boss might come back to someone you’ve met along the way to ask what they thought of you. So in this quick audio, you’ll hear all about how something as simple as being nice can give you an edge.

- 1-minute audio, 2 page transcript


35. Simple Steps For Dealing With Anxiety In An Interview: (Being Nervous Is Actually A Good Thing)

 

When it comes to interviewing, it’s okay to be nervous. They expect it. In fact, it’s really only inappropriate to try to be "cool." You don’t want to come across as totally confident, like you’d be doing them the favor if they hired you. You want to come across as humble. So being nervous can be a natural way of showing that you care and are taking the job interview seriously. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear all about how to quit being nervous about being nervous.

You’ll also hear…

  • Exactly what you can learn about nerves and interviewing from PhD students going in for their Oral Defense of their Dissertation

  • The one thing you can do to take the sting out of anxiety fast (if you find you’re just too nervous or overwhelmed to go on)

Rob says no matter how nervous you feel, don’t mention it in your interview. They already know most applicants are nervous, and mentioning it probably won’t make you feel any better. But there are some things you can do, and in this audio, you’ll hear all about them.

- 1-minute audio, 3 page transcript


36. An (Almost Sneaky) Psychological Technique That Will Create Instant Rapport In An Interview

 

As a professor, Rob notices that the students he has the most rapport with will subconsciously mimic his behavior in class. If he folds his arms or leans back, they will too. It’s just human nature to copy the mannerisms of the people you feel a good connection to. But, you can also do this mechanically during an interview to create instant rapport, and in this audio, you’ll hear how.

You’ll also hear…

  • Examples of how to do this the right way so you don’t turn your interview into a game of Simon Says

  • The psychology behind how this all works, and how to work it

If you do this right, the interviewer will feel like you are someone they like and have a connection to. But you don’t have to go overboard with it for it to be effective. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear exactly how.

- 1-minute audio, 2 page transcript


37. A Quick Trick for Maintaining Proper Eye Contact

 

You’ve probably heard you need to have good eye contact in a job interview. But what exactly does that mean? And how do you do it without looking like you’re staring? In this quick audio, you’ll hear a trick that will help you relax and maintain "proper eye contact," and the best part it is -- you can use it in all your interactions, and no one will ever know. They’ll just think you’re a good listener.

You’ll also hear…

  • Examples of what not to do when it comes to eye contact

  • Two goals to remember that will help you maintain good eye contact every time

When you’re feeling nervous, eye contact is one area that can go wrong quickly. But it won’t if you follow this technique. The interviewer will feel like you’re naturally paying attention. And in this audio, you’ll hear how.

- 1-minute audio, 2 page transcript


38. The Two Things To Remember When Answering Interview Questions

 

It can be pretty easy to get carried away when you’re nervous in an interview, so you might not realize you’re rambling on. That’s why it’s a good idea to remember these two things: answer their questions in a comment not a speech, and always be positive. And in this audio, you’ll hear the power of both of those things, along with how to do them.

You’ll also hear…

  • The exact amount of time to shoot for when it comes to answering a question

  • A word-for-word example of what to say if you’re ever asked why you were fired from a previous job

Once again, it comes down to MOOMBA (My Only Obstacle May Be Attitude). And in this audio, you’ll hear how to make sure you’re answering questions the way they expect you to.

- 1-minute audio, 2 page transcript


39. The 4 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make In An Interview

 

Rob knows a college kid who answered an ad in the paper one summer, only to have the receptionist say, "Don’t bother. We’ve got wall-to-wall applicants and the boss is only hiring a few…" The kid hung up then started to think of a plan. He called back, got the address, and got the job – even though the place was packed and his chances weren’t good.

And in this audio, you’ll hear exactly what he did to stand out. And what he didn’t do. Rob says when it comes to interviewing, there are four big mistakes you want to avoid. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about them and the ways to stand out that actually work.

You’ll also hear…

  • Exploding one of the biggest myths in interviewing: the interview examples and stories you use have to be drawn from personal experience. (This can actually be seen as "self-absorbed.") Here’s the right way to use examples

  • The vital importance of speaking in a professional manner – and how to do it

  • All about the one biggest mistake you can make in an interview (not doing your homework about the company) and real-life examples of how to do this kind of homework– and how to casually slip in all your knowledge without sounding like a kiss-up

When it comes to interviewing, the bottom line is – people want to hire people who are most like them. And in this audio, you’ll hear how avoiding the four biggest mistakes will help you do that.

- 8-minute audio, 6 page transcript


40. How To Be The Person They Expect You To Be

 

We’ve all heard the saying, “Be yourself.” This does not apply to a job interview. Interviewing is not the time to say, “Well, I don’t really like wearing a suit” or “I’m not really the type of person who makes eye contact or smiles a lot…” 

This is the time to be who they expect you to be. And in this audio, you’ll hear why that’s so important, what they generally expect, and how to fake it without seeming fake.

You’ll also hear…

  • Examples of when it’s most important not to be yourself – and what to do instead

  • How to incorporate the homework you did about the company into this idea for even more powerful results

Rob says once you get hired, then it’s okay to be yourself. But in an interview, you need to give them what they expect. And in this audio, you’ll hear how.

- 1-minute audio, 2 page transcript


41. The Red Flags Every Interviewer Looks For And How To Avoid Them

 

Remember, during an interview, the interviewer isn’t looking for reasons why you’re so great. They’re looking for red flags so they can eliminate you from the competition. And while you already know how to make sure you don’t get eliminated for something silly like showing up late in shorts and flip flops, there are certain things you should never discuss or do in an interview. And in this audio, you’ll hear the top red flags and taboo subjects interviewers look for and how to avoid them. 

This is the time to be who they expect you to be. And in this audio, you’ll hear why that’s so important, what they generally expect, and how to fake it without seeming fake.

You’ll also hear…

  • The 8 taboo subjects you should never talk about during your interview from salary to religion

  • The only way to answer the question “What would you like as a starting wage?” so that you don’t have to go into “red-flag” specifics

The interview process is usually a process of elimination, so don’t get eliminated for something you can control like what you say or how you say it. And in this audio, you’ll hear the red flags they’ll be looking for so that doesn’t happen.

- 1-minute audio, 3 page transcript


42. Ice Breakers And Casual Conversation: What To Say And What To Avoid

 

Rob was once called in for an interview with a magazine in New York where he was let into the office early because the woman he was interviewing with was busy. While waiting, he noticed a bunch of pictures of the woman with her dad – hiking, fishing, having fun. And Rob thought, "How sweet. I’m going to comment on those in the interview." So early on in the conversation, Rob says, "Your dad’s in amazing shape for his age." The woman replied, "That’s not my dad. That’s my boyfriend."

Needless to say, Rob didn’t get the job. There are do’s and don’ts when it comes to the casual conversations you make during a job interview. And in this section, you’ll hear all about them.

You’ll also hear…

  • Does the interviewer really want you to comment on the stuff in their office – like a huge mounted fish or their bowling trophies? And if so, what’s the best way to do it

It’s important to differentiate yourself in a job interview, and casual conversation is a great way to do that, but like Rob’s example, it can also turn on you if you’re not careful. And in this audio, you’ll hear tips for how to do it the right way.

- 3-minute audio, 4 page transcript


43. How To Answer Interview Questions

 

As soon as you sit down to an interview, one of the first things you’ll probably hear is, "So, tell me something about yourself." A lot of people think that means you need to give a quick biography or a rundown of the resume you sent. It actually means different things for different interviewers, so it’s always a good idea to just ask. "What specifically would you like to know?" If they leave it up to you to answer then start with the high school or college you went to.

And in this audio, you’ll hear more about the questions interviewers ask, and the specifics on how to answer them.

You’ll also hear…

  • Why you absolutely must be "reading" something relevant to your field and examples of what those books should be

  • Exploding the myth that you're the only one nervous in the room (hint: the interviewer is nervous too).  Here's why, and how to make everyone feel at ease

Rob says how you answer questions is the most important part of interviewing because it’s going to show what kind of person you are. But that doesn’t mean the interviewer needs to know everything about you. And in this audio, you’ll hear what to include, what not to include, and how to answer the right way.

- 3-minute audio, 3 page transcript


44. How To Answer The Big Three Ending Questions:

Why Should We Hire You? Do You Have Any Questions For Us? Is There Anything Else You Want Us To Know?

 

Somewhere toward the end of the interview, there are three “big questions” you’re likely to hear. Many people think of them as the unimportant “wrap-up” questions. Don’t make that mistake. It’s important to end on the best note possible, so have something prepared. And in this audio, you’ll hear specific examples of how to tackle those questions so you can do that.

You’ll also hear…

  • The vital importance of having “an ace in the hole” story – what that means and examples of it

  • Why you should absolutely never say “no” when asked if you have any questions for the interviewer – and the one question you can almost always throw in there before anything else

  • The fastest known way to blow an interview (winging it) – and how to make sure you’re as prepared as possible

Interviews are pretty much the same. There are certain questions that come up time and time again, so there’s no excuse not to be ready for them, or hope that “maybe they won’t ask that.” They will. Start strong and end stronger. And in this audio, you’ll hear the answers that will help you do that. 

- 3-minute audio, 4 page transcript


45. The One Thing You Should Never Do in An Interview: Make The Company Feel “Lesser”

 

At some point in the interview process, you might be taken on a tour of the company, and you might not be impressed with everything you see. The offices could seem small, or the equipment might be out of date. No matter what they show you or how small the company is, never make them feel “lesser” about it. They want to hire a person who likes their company, not someone who seems to be putting them down. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about how important this is and the one thing to remember that will make sure you never do it.

You’ll also hear…

  • A little story of the day when Rob went to tour Montclair State (the small college he now teaches at) that illustrates this point: here’s the advice he was given before he went, and how he used that advice to get the job

There will be up-and-coming companies, small businesses, and small universities, but you never want to mention how small they are to them. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to make sure you never do.

- 1-minute audio, 3 page transcript


46. The Secret To Group Interviews

 

Sometimes, you might be asked to do a group interview, meaning you’ll be interviewed in the same room with 4-5 other people in front of a committee. This can be especially stressful because you and your competition will be competing right in front of each other, side by side. But Rob says, the trick to winning this kind of competition is not to treat it like a competition.

Instead, look at it like a comedy club where you’re following a very funny comic. The audience already loves that guy, so putting him down isn’t going to win you any points. Compliment other people’s answers before you begin yours. In other words, pretend you’re not in a competitive situation and you’re happy everyone is doing well. It sounds counterintuitive, but in this audio, you’ll hear exactly how it’s done.

You’ll also hear…

  • A word-for-word way to smoothly compliment a competitor's answer while you seque into you own response

  • The only times you'll likely see group interviews

  • The only thing you'll never want to do after an applicant answers their question -- and other key strategies for looking like a team player

Even though everyone knows it’s a competition, the goal in a group interview is to show you’re a team player who likes to see others do well too. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to do that, even when you’re not really feeling it.

- 2-minute audio, 3 page transcript


47. Yes, You Still Send a Thank-You Note After The Interview: Here’s Why

 

Everyone has heard the advice to send a regular snail-mail thank-you card after an interview, but nowadays, it seems a little old-fashioned or contrived. They know you’re kissing up. You know it. But here’s the thing -- you still do it. And in this audio, you’ll hear why this little gesture is so important, and how to do it right.

You’ll also hear…

  • The easiest way to get this done: It won’t take long if you follow Rob’s advice, plus the interview will still be fresh in your mind

  •  A little story that illustrates how this gesture looks from the point of view of the interviewer (Rob has sat on a lot of interview committees) and how it can set you apart from the other applicants

Rob says if you promise yourself you’ll send a thank-you card after an interview, it will never hurt you. In fact, it will likely set you apart from the rest because not everyone does it anymore. And in this section, you’ll hear all about it.

- 2-minute audio, 3 page transcript


48. The Single Most Important Thing To Do Before An Interview: (Practice, Practice, Practice) And How To Do It

 

A short, one-hour job interview could change your life. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared for it. Rob says it’s a lot like acting. Actors know their lines forwards and backwards so that when it comes time to say them, everything comes out naturally like it’s the first time they’re saying them. They research, prepare, and over-prepare for a performance that doesn’t seem to last long. That’s the kind of practicing you need to shoot for, no matter how good you are at winging it.  

The goal is to make the interview feel like a big conversation – so don’t forget to include the interviewer. Check in and ask questions during the conversation. And in this section, you’ll hear how to do that along with examples of the kind of prep-work and practice to aim for.

You’ll also hear…

  • The single best way to practice for your next interview – and the weird (but effective) way Rob used his classroom to help a particularly nervous student prepare for an upcoming interview

  • One of life’s most powerful equations you should keep in mind while you practice that will help you stay grounded and on track during the entire process

  • Why you won’t believe how college basketball coach Eric Musselman went from long-shot at his interview with the University of Reno to easily landing the job: he blew them away with his prep-work. Here’s what to take from his story

  • A harsh fact: even if you do all this work and you’re the best person for the job, you might not always get it – here are the “political” reasons why that happens

  • The scary side of shooting for “perfection” and concrete examples of the kind of prep-work to aim for instead

When you’re called in for an interview, it usually means they’ve accepted you on many levels – you’re halfway there and you’ve got a shot. You just have to make sure no one out-interviews you. But if you listen and re-listen to this interview section and follow Rob’s advice, that won’t happen. And in this audio, you’ll hear everything you need to help you get there.

- 13-minute audio, 8 page transcript


49. The Ultimate Guide to Living on Campus

 

If you think college is nothing more than four years of classes you need to take to graduate, you’re not really seeing the big picture. A few years from now, those classes aren’t going to matter much. You probably won’t even remember them. Your best experiences, best friends, and most important life skills are going to be found during the times in between those classes.  

That’s why Rob suggests you live on campus the first two years of college – and get involved. But once there, you’ll realize there are a lot of opportunities and choices to make. From choosing a fraternity or a sorority to dealing with a roommate from hell, you have more resources, options, and potential than you probably realize. And in this audio, you’ll get a rundown of what those things are and how to choose the ones that are right for you.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • Exploding the myth that you should try to room with your best friend from high school when you get to college – and why Rob says you should trust random selection instead

  • 11 signs you have a roommate from hell – what to do if you have one, and how to make sure you never become one yourself

  • The one most important thing you should check before you choose a fraternity or a sorority

  • 8 ways to get expelled from campus (the one thing the administration doesn’t want is the university’s name in the paper, so these 8 things are definite “no’s”)

  • A little-known fact: Being a Resident Advisor is one of the best jobs on campus -- and not just for the money – why that is, what they’re looking for when they hire one, and how to get the job (even if you hear “no” the first year)

  • The second-best job on campus and how a lot of college kids are turning it into an instant job after they graduate

  • An “insider’s look” at studying abroad – why you should consider it, how much it costs, and the options you have

When it comes to campus life, the main thing is to get involved. Internships, clubs, studying abroad, working on campus, joining a fraternity or sorority – these are the places you’ll meet the people that’ll be in your wedding party. These are the places you’ll remember the most, have the most fun, and gain the skills you’ll take with you the rest of your life. And in this audio, you’ll hear the ultimate guide to making the most of it.

- 27-minute audio, 15 page transcript


50. The 7-Step Formula For Success

 

Thinking about a goal you want to achieve when you’re pretty far from it can seem overwhelming, and kind of deflating. Everyone knows the saying “A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step,” but what is that step and how do you know where to begin?

You can achieve whatever you want in life if you follow this 7-step formula for success. The trick is to know where you are in life, where you want to be, and the next logical baby step that will take you toward your goal. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • Key strategies for applying this to high school, college, and beyond (you’ll probably want to use this formula your entire life)

  • How to know what obstacles are blocking your path to success and how to get rid of them

  • Examples of how this formula works and how to work it

Even though we may want to reach all of our goals right now, Rob says, success is not a marathon – it’s a series of sprints. Don’t think three steps ahead, think one small step. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

- 5-minute audio, 4 page transcript


51. The Hall of Fame Student Who Shows What HOPE Really Is

 

When Brooke Ellison was in the 7th grade, she was hit by a car and paralyzed from the neck down. She has to breathe through a ventilator and can’t do anything on her own. But she had a dream that she would someday go to Harvard, and she also had HOPE (Hold On Possibilities Exist) that things would work out.

She was accepted. And with the help of her mom who attended college with her, she was not only able to graduate from Harvard, but she was able to graduate with honors. She even gave one of the commencement speeches that year. And in this audio, you’ll hear her amazing story and the lessons about HOPE you can take from it.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A little-known fact: None of us are successful by ourselves -- what that means and how to use it in your life when you need to remember HOPE

  • The amazing things Brooke is doing now

  • The inspiring Youtube video about her that’ll give you chills

Every goal will have obstacles you have to overcome to get there. And a lot of people give up, never realizing the possibilities and help that exist to overcome them. Remember, there’s always HOPE. And in this audio, you’ll hear one girl’s inspiring story of what that really means.

- 6-minute audio, 5 page transcript


52. Is Laziness Holding You Back?

 

The biggest problem with laziness is – it seems to be the default-drive in life and we don’t even know it. When we tell ourselves things like "I just don’t have time to study" or "I can’t learn the guitar because I don’t have a natural ability for music," the truth is – we’re rationalizing laziness. We could practice more. We could wake up earlier. Most times, laziness is our biggest obstacle.

And in this audio, you’ll hear how to know if you’re letting laziness take over, how to stop it when you do, and the importance of being honest with yourself about it.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • Why Rob calls his final exam "the laziness exam" – all the crazy ways he tries to make sure every student gets an A on the test – and the shocking amount of people who actually do

  • Everything you need to stop "rationalizing" (telling yourself rational lies) about laziness: How to know when you’re doing it and what to tell yourself instead

  • The scary story of how Rob let laziness turn a $30 parking ticket (that takes two minutes to pay online) into getting his license suspended – and all the things he had to do, places he had to go, and money he had to spend in order to get it straightened out

  • "Insider secrets" about laziness you can learn from sportswriter Joel Sherman

You can have most anything you want in life, unless you stop yourself from having it. And one of the biggest ways we stop ourselves is by making excuses. That’s why the first step to overcoming laziness is being honest with yourself about it. And in this audio, you’ll learn how to recognize when you’re allowing your default-drive to take over and how to stop yourself so you can achieve your highest goals.

- 10-minute audio, 7 page transcript


53. How to Condition Yourself To Be More Productive

 

A long time ago, circus trainers used to tie baby elephants to very strong chains. The elephants couldn’t break free from these chains no matter how hard they tried. So, after a while, they stopped trying. Workers could then put flimsy ropes on the elephants and they’d no longer try to escape. The elephants treated the flimsy rope like a strong chain. This is how conditioning works. It can happen for good or for bad, and unfortunately, most of us are conditioned to think we’re lazy. 

The good news is – we can recognize when we’re doing this, recondition our own laziness, and break free from our “chains.” And in this audio, you’ll hear how.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The little-known ways most people condition themselves to avoid the front row in college lectures or volunteering in class – and why you might want to recondition yourself from doing that

  • The fastest known way to break the chains of laziness

Once you recognize that flimsy ropes are actually holding you back, you can take the steps to break free from them and be more productive. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

- 3-minute audio, 4 page transcript


54. The 8 Cures For Laziness That Will Keep You Motivated For The Long Run

 

When Rob Leamer’s  daughter needed a kidney transplant, Rob was the only one in the family who matched, but unfortunately, doctors told him he was too heavy to donate. He had to lose 60 lbs and he had to do it fast. At close to 300 lbs, Rob had always wanted to lose weight, had tried many, many times in the past to do it but never could. This time, because his daughter’s life was at stake, he was able to lose 100 lbs in 6 months.

Have a big enough reason to do something and you’ll find the motivation you need to achieve the goal. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it. But that’s just one cure to end laziness. There are seven other proven ways, and you’ll hear all about them so you can find the motivation you need to reach the kind of goals you may not even know you have yet.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The pure magic way stepping out of your comfort zone can have on your life and the two things to always remember when you do

  •  The little-known story of how one kid got his start in acting simply because he couldn’t join the wrestling team. (You won’t believe who the kid is now and how he used this cure for laziness to bounce back from setbacks and rise above them)

  • A rare fact: It’s much easier to “act your way into a certain way of feeling” than it is to feel your way into a certain way of acting – what that means and how to make it work for you

  • Secret techniques for going the extra mile (even when you don’t feel like it) that you can take from celebrities like baseball great Ted Williams, Olympic star Shun Fujimoto, and legendary actor Gene Kelly

  • The “super power” most successful people use to get to the top (they write down their goals and keep them with them) – here’s how to do it and how to get one of Rob’s goal-setting cards for free

  • The real difference between a promise and a commitment and the weird (but effective) way to hold yourself accountable for your goals

The brick walls in life don’t come up to keep you out. They come up to show you how much you want something. In other words, don’t give up on your dream to become a doctor because you hate the organic chemistry class. And in this audio, you’ll hear the simple cures that will help you find your motivation so you can stay the course and achieve every goal you want.

- 28-minute audio, 17 page transcript


55. How to Say Good-Bye To Laziness For Good And Achieve Even Your Top-Tier Goals

 

Rob has two students in his class with amazing talents. One is a world-class jiu-jitsu athlete. The other has currently memorized 20,000 digits of pi and is going for the world record. He brought both of them to the front of the class one day and asked them to write on the board how many hours a week they train for their specific goals. Without looking at each other’s answers, one wrote 27, the other 33. Rob says there’s a 20-hour rule in life and these two prove it: if you practice something for 20 hours a week, you’ll be world-class within 10 years.

Achieving amazing things in life is completely doable, but you’ve got to stop letting laziness take over in order to start. And in this audio, you’ll hear a summary of all the principles that will help you do that.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A shocking look at how much time the average person spends texting, watching TV, playing on apps and video games (hint: it makes the 20-hour rule look like nothing)

  • The pure magic way “just going for it” can have on your life and ways to do it

  • The truth about habits: “they start out as thin threads, and end as strong cables” – here’s how to make sure you’re making the best choices with them

  • The sad but real reason many people criticize anyone who goes for their dreams – and a little story that illustrates exactly how to handle it when it happens to you

  • The sneaky psychological tactic you can use for those times when you find yourself ready to quit (immediate negative reinforcement) – here’s how to use it to jumpstart your long-term goals

  • The one best way to get in touch with Rob if you ever need anything

Imagine having a life where you inherited a ton of money at birth and spent every day sitting by a pool doing nothing… There’s a reason no one writes movies about those guys. They’re boring. It’s much more fun to go for your dreams in life, whether or not you achieve them. And for most of us, laziness is the one thing holding us back from doing that. That’s why you’ll hear how to end that once and for all in this audio.

- 10-minute audio, 7 page transcript


56. The Power of Resetting Your Brain and How to Do It

 

One of Rob’s students has a goal to break the world record for reciting digits of pi. He currently has it memorized to 20,000 digits, so to help him practice, Rob set up cameras and had judges scrolling through the numbers as the guy recited them one day. It was four hours of listening to nothing but numbers, and Rob describes it as one of those moments in life where your brain just resets and you realize the amazing things you can do when you stop underestimating yourself – and the challenging things you can accomplish. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to take that power and make it work in your own life.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The one way successful people look at disappointment – when Rob’s student reviewed the tape from that day, he noticed he made two mistakes, here’s how he handled it

  • The three most-important things to learn from 20k digits of pi

There’s no prize for underestimating yourself in life. And in this audio, you’ll hear the amazing power that happens when you realize that and how to make it work for you.

- 3-minute audio, 4 page transcript


57. The Staying-Focused Test

 

A good part of success comes from showing up and staying focused. But that’s not as easy as it sounds. And in this audio, you’ll hear a fun little test that shows you exactly how easy it is to get distracted – even when you know you’re being tested on paying attention.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The surprising thing you can learn about staying focused from former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Dancing With the Stars

  • Exactly what Rob means when he says he wants you to not only “learn about things” but also “learn from things” and how that fits into the success equation

Staying focused is one of the keys to success in school, work, and life in general. But it’s usually something people blow off because they think they can do it whenever they need to. But in this little audio, you’ll hear how difficult it really is – even when you know you need to.

- 7-minute audio, 6 page transcript


58. The One Book That Resets the Brain and Shows the Truth About Obstacles

 

Jean Dominique Bauby was a very rich editor of a French magazine who seemed to have it all in life – money, cars, vacations... Then, one day, he suffered a devastating stroke that caused a condition known as “locked-in syndrome,” when people can no longer move their bodies but their minds are perfectly fine.

After a nurse discovered Jean was trying to communicate with her by blinking, they developed a way to communicate with each other, blinking through the alphabet.

Amazingly, Jean was able to write a book by blinking his way through it. And in this audio, you’ll hear why Rob carries that book around with him and why he says you should too.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • Why you won’t believe what went into writing this book -- how many blinks it took to write it, how long the average word took to blink out, how many hours a day was spent putting it together

  • How Rob uses the book to reset his brain and instantly get himself out of a slump

You can accomplish anything in life, through almost any obstacle if you put your mind to it. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about a man and a book that prove it.

- 5-minute audio, 5 page transcript


59. The Power of Habits and How to Use Them for Success

 

Back in the 70s, Rob had a friend who wanted to be a pro-football player. But when the guy started hanging around actual pro-football players, he realized they were bench-pressing 400 lbs while he was bench-pressing 200. They were working out five hours a day, and he was only working out two.

So he forced himself to develop new habits, and he became a pro. The habits we do every day will make us a success or a failure. And in this audio, you’ll hear a quick look at the truth behind something so simple, and the power it has to change your life.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • How to “train your habits” for greatness instead of failure and a quick poem that explains it all

  • The one best time to start a new habit

  • The eye-popping difference that making a few simple changes in habits can have on anyone’s life (for good or bad)

One of the ways the brain resets is when you realize you have more potential than you think and you start saying things to yourself like, “I’m just going to go for it.”

But if you don’t change your habits after this reset, it won’t make much difference. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to make the power of habits work for you. 

- 4-minute audio, 5 page transcript


60.The Truth About Finding That One Best College

 

The college admissions process can be stressful and confusing. How do you know which college to pick? How do you make yourself stand out so you’re selected? Getting accepted to the right colleges has almost become a status symbol with most parents and students more worried about what others will think and say about their choices than what is actually right for them.

So in this audio, you’ll hear how to take a step back and look at the selection process from the angles that are right for you.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A little-known fact: Colleges don’t just look at grades and test scores – here’s a quick look at how they choose the students they accept

  • Exploding the myth that you have to be better than most other applicants at a college in order to get accepted there

  • The biggest difference between private and public colleges, and how to know which one is right for you

Truth is, there is no “best college.” There is only the college that’s best for you. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to take the stress out of the selection process and find the colleges that will work for your situation.

- 10-minute audio, 10 page transcript


61.What To Do If The College You Want… Doesn’t Want You

 

Maybe you’ve dreamed about a certain college since you were little. You’ve prepped for it, received all the “right scores” and grades. You’ve worked your butt off and you know you’re going to get in… but you get the letter and you didn’t. It’s hard. It’s anticlimactic, but it has nothing to do with your worth or your future. Truth is, you can achieve anywhere. It’s not where you go that matters; it’s what you do once you get there.

And in this audio, you’ll hear all about going down that second-choice path, which is actually the path you were meant to go down, along with how to make the most of it and find your passion along the way.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • Three “cant-miss” ways to find your passion in college – and why it’s so important to do that

  • Why Rob says you should scope out the most passionate professors at your college and take their classes -- regardless of what they teach or when they meet

  • The inspiring note a set of parents gave their son at the end of high school that will put the whole college-acceptance process in perspective for you

  • The real truth about colleges: They’re just a business selling education – so don’t get too attached to them. Here’s how to look at the process instead

  • An insider’s look at what is called “the golden hour” at a college campus (the hour when high school kids come to a college to tour it) and the kinds of things colleges will do to make themselves more appealing to kids

  • The one thing Rob says is the best advice he can give you – (Be a big fish in a small pond), examples of what that means, and how to make it work for you

Sometimes the worst thing that can happen is actually the best thing. So if your favorite college rejects you, it hurts, but it has nothing to do with your worth and it won’t determine your future. You determine your future. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about making the most of that second choice.

- 9-minute audio, 9 page transcript


62.The Kind Of Research That Works For Choosing The Best College For You

 

Choosing a college can go beyond just looking up which ones will have your major. There are best colleges for everything – finding a soul mate, the prettiest campuses, or the ones where 90% of students graduate in four years. There are the snowiest colleges or the ones that produce the most successful entrepreneurs. And in this audio, you’ll hear the kinds of research Rob did, examples of how to do it yourself, and how to use research to choose your college.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A quick look at the surveys and lists Rob compiled in a short time – and how to do that too

  • The one thing Rob suggests you make a part of your search criteria and the key search terms to include if you don’t have a major in mind yet

  • A little-known fact: There are colleges that let you make up your own major – here’s how to find them

No matter what college you end up choosing, it isn’t the end of the world if you decide later on that you hate it. You can always do more research and transfer. And in this audio, you’ll hear how the research process begins.

- 15-minute audio, 15 page transcript


63.Your Quick-Start Guide To Studying Abroad

 

Rob says, once you get to college, you should start looking for ways to differentiate yourself there, not only for your future resume but to help you find what you love in life. And one of the best ways to do that is by studying abroad. But for a lot of Americans, this can be a new and scary concept.  

So in this audio, you’ll hear answers to the most common myths, concerns, and challenges, along with how and when to start looking at programs.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The top 5 places most college kids go when they study abroad and the highest rated study-abroad colleges around the world

  • Exploding the 7 biggest myths about studying abroad – from “It’s too expensive” to “I won’t graduate on time”

  • Is it safe to study abroad? Here’s where to go to see the warnings about the areas of study you’re thinking about going to

  • The one “best” country Rob suggests you go to because he’s never met a college kid who didn’t absolutely love it

Truth is, you don’t have to study abroad for a whole semester. You don’t have to know a foreign language or even be interested in learning one. Studying abroad, even for a short time, is fun and it looks great on a resume. But it can be an intimidating concept. So in this audio, you’ll hear a quick-start guide that will walk you through the process.

- 10-minute audio, 7 page transcript


64.The Little-Known Study Abroad Program That Could Change Your Life

 

Even though Rob has spent his entire adult life on college campuses, he says he only has one regret about it. He’s never participated in Semester at Sea. Semester at Sea is a program that takes the concept of study abroad and adds a cruise ship to it. With more than 100 days at sea where you travel and learn about more than 15 cities, it’s a huge opportunity to experience many different cultures at once. There are opportunities to work for Habitat for Humanity and orphanages. You can stay at home stays in some cities for a full immersion experience or take field trips. 

And although the price tag sounds steep, Rob says there are always ways around this for anyone determined to do it. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about this amazing program and the steps you can take to see if it will work for you. 

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A shocking stat: 98% of the 60k alumni of the program say Semester at Sea was their most valuable semester in college – here’s a quick rundown of why

  • How much it costs and the many ways to make it more affordable

  • The one place you should go on your campus in your first two years to find someone who knows every trick, nook, and cranny about making this program a part of your college career

  • Debunking the most common myth that it’s just “one big party”

Instead of studying in one country for an entire semester, you can study in more than 10 with Semester at Sea, and in this audio, you’ll hear all about this little-known program and how to make it a part of your education and your resume.

- 6-minute audio, 5 page transcript


65. Cracking the Code on College

 

You have the ability to do anything you want in life, if you’re eager to learn how. You can memorize any list. You can learn to play any instrument. But finding a shortcut that makes the process faster and easier is what Rob calls “cracking the code.” It’s looking for mnemonic devices that will help you memorize a list easier or finding someone who has a trick that will make learning an instrument faster. 

And in this audio, you’ll hear some examples of how to crack the code for college and the places to go to do it.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A shocking stat: 80% of your professors are just there killing time. Here’s how to find the ones that will change your life
  • Real-life examples of how cracking the code can make memorizing stuff much easier – and how to do it
  • Why you won’t be able to believe how well Rob plays the harmonica – then ask him how long it took him to learn
  • A short “laundry list” of companies that have cracked the code for things like SAT training, tutoring, or even vacationing
  • The one simple thing you can do before any class that will instantly give you an edge when it comes to learning the material

Rob says there’s a clear difference between ignorance and stupidity. Being ignorant is not knowing something in life. Being stupid is not asking the person who does. And in this audio, you’ll hear the power behind cracking the code when it comes to college and how to do it.

- 17-minute audio, 12 page transcript


66. The Four Essential Things You Must Get Out Of College

 

Life is pretty competitive. You compete for a spot in college, to get a job once you graduate, to buy a house, to find a girlfriend or boyfriend – the list goes on and on. And it can seem pretty overwhelming and impossible to succeed at times. But you’ll be giving yourself the best chance for success in all areas of life if you get these four things down while you’re in college. And in this audio, you’ll hear what they are and how to make sure you have them.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • Why Rob says whatever you do, don’t put off taking Public Speaking until your senior year like most people. Here’s what can happen and why he says you should take it freshman year instead

  • The 15-minute exercise that will instantly make you a better writer

  • A little-known fact: The quickest way to research something isn’t with the internet. Here’s the real way

In life, 98 percent of us need “a boss” to check in on us to make sure we’re doing what we need to be doing when we need to be doing it. Learn to be one of the two percent that doesn’t need that, and it will set you apart. And in this audio, you’ll hear the four essential things to get from college that will help you do that.

- 5-minute audio, 5 page transcript


67. The Truth Behind Your Education

 

While it’s true there is no best college (only the college that’s best for you), there are some things to keep in mind when you’re looking at colleges that will help guide you along the way.

College is a business, and each type of college is run in a different way. From military schools and all-women’s colleges to the larger state universities, this audio will give you a quick “behind-the-scenes look” at how each one works so you know just what kind of an education you’ll be getting before you commit.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The real reason it’s sometimes easier to get into your dream college as a transfer student than as a freshman – and some tips for doing that

  • A little-known fact: Universities don’t just run on the money they take in from students. They also run on research money professors bring in. Here’s what that means for undergraduates and why you should be concerned

  • A little story that illustrates why so many women still choose all-women’s colleges – and a behind-the-scenes look at the prestigious 7 Sister Schools

  • A shocking confession: From his own research, Rob admits there might be three best schools (and none of them are Ivy League), here’s what they are

Education is a business. And in this audio, you’ll get a look at what that means, whether you’re thinking about a military college or a state university.

- 17-minute audio, 12 page transcript


68. Intern Secrets For Landing A Job Before Graduation

 

When it comes to internships, Rob says most people settle for scraps. They take the first job that comes along and is close to home. But that’s not the point of an internship. Internships should be at places you think you might want to work at after college. They should stretch you out of your comfort zone and make you know for sure if you’re in the field that’s right for you. And, even though most won’t pay anything, you should work your hardest and look at it like a 14-week interview. If you do, you could have a dream job straight out of college.  

And in this audio, you’ll hear everything you need to make that happen.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The tale of two interns: A quick look at one kid who stayed close to home and did a mediocre internship while the other kid travelled into the city every day – what happened next demonstrates why it might be better to go that extra mile

  • Examples of internships that show the sky’s the limit when it comes to where you can work and the things you could be doing

  • A word-for-word look at the first thing you should say when you start an internship that will set you up for success from day one

  • Why you live and die by your attitude in an internship, and a quick story that proves it

  • The only two things you should shoot for in any internship

  • A behind-the-scenes look at what an internship should look like (and what it shouldn’t) and what to do if something seems off

  • The 7 things you should never say during your internship (No employer wants to hear any of them)

The only thing stopping you from getting a great internship is you. There are many opportunities available on and off campus for every major. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about those opportunities and how to turn them into a career.

- 13-minute audio, 10 page transcript


69. 11 Simple Ways to Get A Professor on Your Side

 

There are a lot of perks to having your professors like you. Whether it’s a letter of recommendation or a discussion about a grade, having professors on your side will only make things easier. Fortunately, that’s not hard to do. It basically comes down to “looking interested” in their classes and being respectful. And in this audio, you’ll hear a quick list that will help you do that.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A little-known fact: Professors get energy from you. If you look interested, they’ll be more interesting – here’s how to test that theory out

  • Exactly how to use this list in other areas of your life to get almost anyone on your side

  • Why simple things that may not seem like they should matter actually do, like taking notes and making eye contact – and a phrase to keep in mind that will make it all easier

You don’t actually have to be interested in a class to make this list work for you. Just follow the things on it and watch how your relationships with all your professors improve, along with the perks and benefits that go along with it.

- 5-minute audio, 6 page transcript


70. The Number One Skill That Will Make You Rich and Famous

 

When the explorers set out to discover uncharted land, they didn’t know what to expect. They knew they’d come across difficulties, but they were excited by those difficulties and the possibilities that came with them. And as a result, the explorers became rich and famous. Then, the pioneers came in and started developing the land. They, too, became rich from developing. But once everything was all mapped, paved, and easy, the settlers arrived. No one remembers the settlers. They didn’t do anything but settle.

Settling for the easy in life is never the road to wealth and fame. Be the explorer. Find an outrageous goal and be excited by the difficulties that come up along the way. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about this one simple philosophy and the magical way it can transform your life.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • Real-life examples of the kinds of outrageous goals you should be setting for yourself – and how to achieve them

  • The five words one professor tells all of his students because he says it will make anyone imminently successful no matter what path you follow in life

  • Key strategies about success you can learn from the greatest guest speaker Rob has ever invited to his class

  • Exactly what Rob means when he says you should become “an outlier” in life – and how to do that

  • The little-known reason famous wrestler Dan Gable was able to win a gold in the Olympics – without letting an opponent score even one point against him

Don’t settle on an internship that’s close to home or a major you don’t really like but you think will be pretty easy. Start creating the kind of “world class goals” that will change your life. And in this audio, you’ll hear everything you need to know to get started today.

- 13-minute audio, 10 page transcript


71. The Graduate School Secret

 

Rob says when it comes to degrees, you should get as many as you can as soon as you can because once you earn a degree, no one can take it from you. And they only make life easier, and your pay scale higher.

But if you think you can’t afford to go to graduate school, you’re wrong. Graduate school can pay you if you do it right. Colleges have money set aside for graduate assistants who either teach lower level classes or help professors with their research. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about this little known secret called assistantships and how to land one.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • Exactly what assistantships cover as far as costs go, and what you can expect to be doing

  • Why most people don’t know just how many different types of jobs there are for assistantships – here’s a quick look

  • The single biggest difference between undergraduate work and graduate – and why the fun just keeps going up with each advanced degree

  • The one thing to be concerned about when applying to grad school (the school you go to isn’t important, but this is)

Getting into and paying for a graduate degree is easier than you probably think. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to get yours for free and have the time of your life doing it.

- 8 minute audio, 7 page transcript


72. Landing One of The Top Three Jobs on Campus

 

Working on campus isn’t about the money, although you will be getting paid. It’s about the experience, growth, and potential you can get from it. There are some pretty amazing unexpected outcomes that have been known to happen. And in this short audio, you’ll hear all about those unexpected outcomes and the top three jobs on campus that can get you there.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A quick look at the “Golden Hour” (the hour when colleges give high school students a tour of their school) – and the jobs you can take to be a part of it all

  • The one worst job on campus and why

  • The one job to take if you want real-life sales experience

There are many jobs available on campus, but if you’re looking for an experience that will help you further your career or give you leadership skills, there are three best jobs to do that. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about them.

- 4-minute audio, 4 page transcript


73. The Hall of Fame Student Who Shows It’s Never Too Late to Excel

 

Nola Ochs was a farmer in Kansas who took classes at her local college here and there after her husband died in 1972. But in 2006, when she realized she was only 30 hours away from getting her bachelor’s, she moved closer to the university and earned it in 2007, and a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest person to achieve that honor. She was 95. But she didn’t stop there. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about her amazing story that shows it’s never too late to go for a dream and achieve it.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A quick look at the oldest colleges in the world and the United States – you won’t believe how long higher education has been around or why Harvard was originally built in the 1600s

  • Why Rob says you should never say it’s too late to do something – and what Nola has done since her first degree that proves it

You are the only one stopping you from reaching any goal you want. No matter where you are in life right now, you can make the decision to go for it and achieve. And in this audio, you’ll hear the inspirational story that will let you know it’s possible.  

- 7-minute audio, 6 page transcript


74. The Most Important Thing to Get Out of College

 

When most people think about college, they think about getting a degree and a good job after graduation. But Rob says the most important thing to take with you after college is a love of learning and the knowledge of what your passion is. College is where you’ll discover things like maybe you don’t actually want to be a doctor like both your parents. Maybe you want to be a P.E. coach or a biologist. And in this audio, you’ll hear why this process is so important, and how college helps you figure it all out.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The little-known role failure plays in this process – and how to look at the big picture when times get tough

  • The “real-life” insight into life-long learning that you can get from King Arthur and Camelot

  • The one sure way to know you’re on the right path in college

College is about taking classes you’re going to love while also suffering through ones you’re going to hate. It’s just the process that will help you find what you love in life. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about that process.

- 7 minute audio, 7 page transcript


75. How To Turn Downtime Into A University

 

When you’re sitting in traffic, exercising, or waiting at the doctor’s office, you can do more than just listen to music. You could be learning a new skill or listening to amazing seminars from leading professionals. There are many resources for finding that kind of content, the content that will take you to the next level in life, and in this audio you’ll hear all about them.

From iTunes University, where hundreds of professors from many different universities put whole courses up for free, to free seminars – you can find classes, lectures, and podcasts in every specialty if you know where to find them. And in this audio, you’ll hear where to look.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The little-known story of how TED started out, why it took off, and how to find the best talks there

  • The monthly subscription for classes and learning that’s actually worth it, how much it costs, and what you should do first if you subscribe

  • The three talks and two books you should look up right now

  • A quick peek into Bill Gates’s briefcase that shows industry leaders are always learning – and you can too

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. You can turn downtime into your favorite time by using it to learn insider secrets in your field or even another language. There are lessons, interviews, talks, books – all downloadable that are free or very close to it. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about them.

- 11-minute audio, 9 page transcript


76. The Entertainment on Campus You Probably Didn’t Know Exists

 

Colleges want you to stay on campus over the weekend, so they try to book some of the most amazing entertainment. From famous recording artists to big-name speakers, you’ll have access to the best content at a university, and in this audio, you’ll hear all about it. 

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The surprising “number one” entertainment guest every college books because kids can’t get enough of them

  • The five best speakers Rob’s seen on his campus – and the top 5 things you can learn from them

  • The phrase Rob says you have to type into YouTube right now, and the amazing video you can expect to find when you do

If you take advantage of all the resources and choices you have while on campus, you’ll have the most amazing college experience ever. Campuses have some of the best entertainers around, and in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

- 6-minute audio, 6 page transcript


77. The Shortcut Through College Not Enough People Take

 

College is like a road. And there are many people who have been down the road, who live on the road, or know the road better than you know your own self. And they’re usually willing to help you along the way, but you have to want their help. You have to allow yourself to be coachable.

And in this audio, you’ll hear what that means and how to take advantage of the resources available to you so your road through college is the easiest and best experience it can be. 

You’ll Also Hear…

  • Surprising secrets you can learn about college from a group of fifth graders from New Jersey

  • A little-known fact: professors can usually predict the kinds of problems their students are going to have – here’s how to get their help

The resources and people on college campuses are there to help you and make things easier. But you have to be open to receiving the help and know where to look to find them. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it so you can be one of the few people who takes advantage of this shortcut too.

- 4-minute audio, 5 page transcript


78. The Biggest Problem Most Students Have

 

A long time ago, a family took a cruise ship to the United States. They’d scraped up just enough for passage, so they brought peanut butter and crackers to eat along the way in their room. But one day, the youngest son snuck out of the cabin and was welcomed at the buffet with mountains of delicious hot entrees and desserts. He asked if he had to pay and was surprised when the worker said, “If you’ve bought a ticket on this ship, all the food is included.” He excitedly went back and told his family. They didn’t believe him and forced him to eat crackers in the room because they were worried they’d get kicked off.

There is a smorgasbord of opportunities all around you on a college campus that you’re already paying for with your tuition, but most kids don’t take advantage of any of them. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about this biggest mistake, and how to make sure you don’t miss out.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A quick list of examples of the kinds of professionals and services you’re likely paying for from psychologists to tutors to personal trainers and how to take advantage of them

  • A shocking fact: Most students are “passive recipients” when it comes to college – what that means and how to make sure you’re not one of them

  • The one simple phrase to include on a test or an essay that will instantly show your professors you’ve gone above and beyond – and why you’ll definitely want to do that

  • A scary real-life story about the importance of staying out of the news when you’re a college student

  • The one book Rob recommends every college kid read before graduation

Rob says when it comes to college, you pretty much just have to dot your “T’s,” cross your “I’s” and play the game. But that doesn’t mean you won’t have help and resources along the way. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to take advantage of the smorgasbord of opportunities around you, and make the most of your experience.

- 16-minute audio, 9 page transcript

 


79. The Last Hall Of Fame Student And The Importance Of Trust

 

When it comes to business, trust is everything. It’s what many successful businesses and careers are built on. And it’s how I built Hardtofindseminars.com to what it is today by giving away value for free. But I started out just like you. And in this audio, you’ll hear why Rob has named me (Michael Senoff) as his last Hall of Fame inductee, and how I went from college kid who couldn’t pick a major (and ended up in Home Economics) to successful entrepreneur in business and marketing.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The a-ha moment I had in college when I figured out my true major and calling in life – and how you can spot yours too

  • The shocking reason I beat out Michael Jordan for this last spot – and a little-known story about this famous basketball player that shows you should never give up, even when you’re stuck carrying jerseys for the team because you didn’t cut it

  • A secret confession: I wasn’t that into school when I was in college – but here’s what happened, and it shows who you were in the past isn’t who you are now, or will be in the future

Hardtofindseminars.com links people with the business strategies that will make them more successful, which is why I’ve partnered with Rob for this series because it links you to all the tools and strategies you’ll need for college success. And in this audio, you’ll get a quick look at my story and how that philosophy helped me make it to the Hall of Fame.

- 9-minute audio, 7 page transcript

 


80. 56 Tips For College Every Student Should Know

 

Muhammad Ali once said he hated every minute of his training. But he told himself not to quit. “Suffer now and you can live the rest of your life a champion.” College is going to seem a lot like that at times. You’re not going to like every class or every instructor, but once you’re done, you’ll have a degree that no one can take from you.

But you don’t have to do it alone. Rob Gilbert has been mentoring and coaching students for as long as he’s been a professor. As the author of the book How to Have Fun Without Failing Out: 430 Tips From a College Professor, he’s compiled a ton of advice along the way that will make everything easier from what to do when you feel homesick or overwhelmed to the best way to study for finals. And in this audio, he gives you 56 of his best tips straight from his book.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • A little-known fact: You’re never graded on what you’ve read. It’s always on what you’ve retained. Here’s a tip for retaining more

  • The one phrase to keep in your back pocket throughout life, whether you’re dealing with a professor about a grade or a manager about a cold meal – if you feel like you’re getting nowhere, break this phrase out

  • Exploding the myth “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” – and what it really is in life

  • A tip to use the next time you have an appointment with an academic advisor that could save you from taking more classes than you need to

  • Two quick stories that illustrate the possible unexpected outcomes that happen in life when you have a good attitude and are flexible

  • The biggest difference between saying “I can do something” and “I will do something” – why this difference is so important and how to make it work for college success

  • The biggest (and most important) lesson you can learn about college from the way Stephen King writes a novel

  • The one surprising thing Rob says you should do every semester – and why

Rob says college is a fountain of knowledge. Some will sip from the fountain, some will drink, and some will only gargle. In other words, it’s what you make of it. And in this audio, you’ll hear 56 tips that will help you make the most of your college experience.

- 31-minute audio, 22 page transcript


81. The Most Important Thing To Get From This Course

 

Very few people know what they want to do for the rest of their lives when they step onto a college campus for the first time. And many kids have a hard time picking a major or worry that they’ll hate the major they’ve already chosen.

If that’s you, here’s what you can do about it: Just throw yourself into it and keep moving forward in the direction you feel is right at the time. You’re not going to like every course. You’re not supposed to. But there will be times when you find yourself saying, “I love this. I was meant to work with autistic kids or on political campaigns…” And that’s what college is about. It’s about trying things and finding the direction that will be your calling and your career. You may have to kiss a lot of frogs to notice when a prince comes around, but it will happen.

And in this audio, you’ll hear the difference between “having a job” and “having a career and a calling,” and how to use college to figure it all out and jumpstart your life.

You’ll Also Hear…

  • The “pillow test” you can do every night that will help you know if you’re going in the right direction and you’ve had a productive day

  • The little story that demonstrates why it’s so important not to just “look for a job” when you leave college – what you should be looking for instead, and how to use it to become the best “you” you can be

  •  “Real-life” insight into what David Viscott meant when he said the first half of life was about discovering your gifts and the last half about giving them away

  • The honest “no bull crap” truth about the consequences of college choices

  • The one and only trait you need in order to be successful in life

  • A little-known fact: The person who gets the job isn’t the person who knows the most about the job. It’s the person who knows the most about getting jobs – here’s what that means and how to make it work in your life

  •  Exactly what Rob means when he says sometimes the best things that happen to you in life are the worst things – and examples to prove it

  • The very simple difference between a painter, an artist, and a master – and how to use that difference to put your whole self into your work

Rob says college is fun, but it’s serious fun, meaning you’re going to have the time of your life but it should also mean something. The good news is the choice is yours. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to go from not knowing what major to pick to being confident you’re on the right path and headed to a career and calling that’s right for you.

- 42-minute audio, 27 page transcript

 


WHO’S DR. GILBERT AND WHY SHOULD YOUR KIDS LISTEN TO HIM?

Dr. Rob Gilbert is the author of “How to Have Fun Without Failing Out: 430 Tips from a College Professor.” Why did HCI Publishers, the people who publish “The Chicken Soup for the Soul” series ask Dr. Gilbert to write this book? Well, for starters – HE FLUNKED OUT OF COLLEGE! That’s right! The expert on college success was a college failure! So he knows something about what not to do. That’s the bad news.

The good news is the Dr. Gilbert received his Ph.D. from the same school (UMass Amherst) he flunked out of. And a few years ago, he was nominated for the school’s outstanding alumnus award. So Gilbert knows about both the highs and the lows of college. And he knows how to play the game. BUT, he doesn’t want you to know just how to play; he wants to coach you to WIN THE COLLEGE GAME.  And he doesn’t want you to just graduate – he wants you to graduate summa cum laude – with highest honors! All you have to do is to listen to and then follow his simple but powerful pieces of advice. Can YOU do this??? Of course you can!!!

 

MOVE OVER, LARRY KING – MEET THE GREAT MICHAEL SENOFF!!!

Who is Michael Senoff? Quite simply, “Professor” Senoff is a genius! He’s highly successful entrepreneur who has made tons of money by interviewing some of the smartest people on the planet and giving these interviews away FOR FREE!

Dr. Gilbert literally begged Michael to work with him on this project because, quite simply, Michael is one of the best interviewers in the world. Michael is also the expert on how to record, edit, and publish information material. Michael uses the power of story to make his information easy to to remember. It's entertaining and students can access it at home or on the road with their mobile devices. Michael's style of interviews are designed to be superior to any lecture out there. They are easy to hear and understand. They are more informative and natural. And the information is more dynamic and dense. You are going to love listenting to Michael and Rob show you have to WIN THE COLLEGE GAME!

 

 

 

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