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7 Things You Must Learn In College That College Won’t Teach You

Some things are teachable; others have to be learned. Today, we’ll discuss things you have to learn on your own. Hopefully, you’ll do it while you’re still in college! If you’re already out, check this list to see how you’re doing!

#1 – Learn how YOU learn.
Do you learn best by reading? Listening? Watching? Or some combination? You’ll save a lot of time, money, and frustration later if you learn this now.

#2 – Learn HOW to think.
Most students focus on WHAT to think. Get a well-rounded education so you can cut to the essence of any issue. You fully understand a topic when you can debate both sides of an argument equally well.

#3 – Learn self-discipline.
Know how to set goals and schedule yourself to achieve them. Stick to the schedule you’ve set so you can focus on your priorities and balance work with fun.

#4 – Learn how to build YOUR brand.
You are the CEO of most important organization – YOU, Inc. For what will you be famous? What makes you unique? How will you let the world know?

The choices you make are critical. It’s good to be a member of an organization; it’s better to be a leader in it. Choose internships and summer jobs wisely because they reflect on your brand, too.

#5 – Learn how to communicate effectively.

It’s true – you learn a LITTLE bit about this in college. But how you communicate reflects on your brand. For example, if your written work is full of typographical errors and grammatical mistakes, the reader may assume that you’re sloppy or apathetic. Also understand that HOW you say something is just as important as WHAT you say.

#6 – Learn how to build your network.
Take every opportunity to reach out to people with common interests. It’s amazing how few students get to know their professors. They are great mentors even after you’re done with college!

It’s important to 61 cultivate relationships]. Take an interest in them. For your network to work when you desperately need it, you’ll need 303 established relationships].

There are no six steps to Kevin Bacon when it comes to networking. You need to get one step removed from the person you need to contact. If you know me, and I know somebody, you have a good chance with that somebody.

#7 – Learn how to find your initial vision.
Your vision consists of your passion, your values, your competencies, and the environment you face. Here are some great resources to help you:

Your vision will probably change over time. However, developing the skills to discover it and work toward it are essential to your BIGG success.

Our BIGG quote today comes from the great Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said,

“The things taught in schools and colleges are
not an education, but the means to an education.”

Education is a life-long adventure to discover yourself and uncover your full potential.

As he moves on from the game he loves, superstar quarterback Brett Favre taught us a lesson on peak performance. We’ll discuss it in our next blog.

Brett’s moving on to the perfect job. One with two vacations a year … six months each!

Until next time, here’s to your BIGG success!

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7 Things You Must Learn In College That College Won't Teach You

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Some things are teachable; others have to be learned. Today, we’ll discuss things you have to learn on your own. Hopefully, you’ll do it while you’re still in college! If you’re already out, check this list to see how you’re doing!

#1 – Learn how YOU learn.
Do you learn best by reading? Listening? Watching? Or some combination? You’ll save a lot of time, money, and frustration later if you learn this now.

#2 – Learn HOW to think.
Most students focus on WHAT to think. Get a well-rounded education so you can cut to the essence of any issue. You fully understand a topic when you can debate both sides of an argument equally well.

#3 – Learn self-discipline.
Know how to set goals and schedule yourself to achieve them. Stick to the schedule you’ve set so you can focus on your priorities and balance work with fun.

#4 – Learn how to build YOUR brand.
You are the CEO of most important organization – YOU, Inc. For what will you be famous? What makes you unique? How will you let the world know?

The choices you make are critical. It’s good to be a member of an organization; it’s better to be a leader in it. Choose internships and summer jobs wisely because they reflect on your brand, too.

#5 – Learn how to communicate effectively.

It’s true – you learn a LITTLE bit about this in college. But how you communicate reflects on your brand. For example, if your written work is full of typographical errors and grammatical mistakes, the reader may assume that you’re sloppy or apathetic. Also understand that HOW you say something is just as important as WHAT you say.

#6 – Learn how to build your network.
Take every opportunity to reach out to people with common interests. It’s amazing how few students get to know their professors. They are great mentors even after you’re done with college!

It’s important to 61 cultivate relationships]. Take an interest in them. For your network to work when you desperately need it, you’ll need 303 established relationships].

There are no six steps to Kevin Bacon when it comes to networking. You need to get one step removed from the person you need to contact. If you know me, and I know somebody, you have a good chance with that somebody.

#7 – Learn how to find your initial vision.
Your vision consists of your passion, your values, your competencies, and the environment you face. Here are some great resources to help you:

  • 11 Find your passion by visualizing your future]
  • 62 Find your purpose]
  • 123 Learn how to discover your strengths and weaknesses]
  • 127 Understand the opportunities and threats in your chosen career]

Your vision will probably change over time. However, developing the skills to discover it and work toward it are essential to your bigg success.

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Our bigg quote today comes from the great Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said,

“The things taught in schools and colleges are
not an education, but the means to an education.”

Education is a life-long adventure to discover yourself and uncover your full potential.

As he moves on from the game he loves, superstar quarterback Brett Favre taught us a lesson on peak performance. We’ll discuss it in our next blog.

Brett’s moving on to the perfect job. One with two vacations a year … six months each!

Until next time, here’s to your bigg success! 

 

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3 Tips To Thrive In Your Career

By Bigg Success
02-13-08

Personal Branding
 

What does your brand stand for? We’re talking about YOUR brand – YOU, Inc.

What does it mean to the world?

Your brand is a promise. It’s a promise of the value that you say you can deliver. It’s a promise to yourself of what you will be.

Brands grow when they deliver the promised value. That’s how they build trust. That’s why their customers come back time and time again.

Here are three personal branding tips that will help you thrive in your career:


Be consistent

Good brands deliver consistently. Here’s an interesting tidbit – you’re better off being consistently average (read that as mediocre) than having occasional spurts of greatness followed by spells of disappointing performance.

People base their decisions on expectations. If they don’t know what to expect, they won’t buy what you offer.

This also goes for personality. It’s hard to work with moody people. It’s okay to be moody, just don’t share it with the world! Learn to control your emotions so you present a consistent temperament.

Of course, you don’t want to be average. You want to be exceptional. That’s where the next two points come into play.

Follow-through
Good brands live up to their promises. If you tell someone you’re going to do something, do it!

This statement probably won’t surprise you – a LOT of people don’t follow-through on what they say.

Use that to your advantage. When people know they can depend on you, they’ll happily give you more and more opportunities. Everybody wants a go-to guy or gal.

Improve continually
You can only exceed someone’s expectations once. Do you believe that?

You shouldn’t.

But it’s true if you don’t continually improve yourself. When you exceed someone’s expectations today, they’ll expect that same level of performance tomorrow. So you can only MEET their expectations the second time.

Is that a blessing or a curse?

Bigg goal-getters think it’s a blessing. Because it challenges you to constantly improve yourself so you can exceed their expectations every time. It turns this thing we call work into a game. And isn’t it fun to play games?

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Personal Branding Magazine

By Bigg Success Staff
02-13-08

New and Notable

personal_branding_jpgThere’s a new magazine that we thought you would find interesting. As its name suggests, Personal Branding Magazine helps you build your brand so you get the most out of your life.They publish a new issue every three months.

They feature Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the founders of Google, on the cover of their most recent issue. The story that goes with that article, “Your Brand Can’t Hide from Google”, explains why it’s so important for you to exist on Google.

Here’s a snippet of the article:

“As the world transitions to social networks,
if you’re not online, you have a disadvantage.”

Dan Schawbel, who wrote the article (and is also the publisher of the magazine), explains that now is a great time to become more “searchable” and offers some great tips to do so.

There are 24 more articles in this issue, which is consistent with their first two. We think you’ll learn a lot from this magazine!

But don’t take our word for it. You can get a free sample issue so you can determine if it’s for you.You can subscribe to the magazine for less than $13 a year. And they donate fifty percent of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society!How’s that for a deal? You get help and you get to help at the same time!

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