If you're old enough to begin seriously considering college or other alternatives as a stepping stone or door of opportunity to your desired lifestyle and work of choice in the near or distant future, it's imperative that you take full responsibility and be accountable for your educational journey. If you're already in college or have already taken advantage of some of the alternatives to college and experiencing some bumps or detours along your the way, it's imperative that you start taking full responsibility and become accountable for your educational journey.
My conversation this week is with Laura Gramling, a 3rd year graduate student attending Palo Alto University pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. We chat about her college journey to date and the lessons she's learned along the way related to having that difficult conversation with her parents about her interests, to the challenges of paying for college, to having the support she needed, to what keeps her motivated and more.
Those of us who have many interests have a difficult time focusing on just one. When we are very young, we're often asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This plants the seed early on that we have to pick one thing, one interest and develop throughout our work lives. We often feel enormous pressure to find our true calling, identify our passion. This can be very frustrating and lead to feeling like there's something wrong with us. During this episode, Robbi shares her personal challenges, experiences and frustrations with having multiple interests in a world that celebrates the expert; and what helped her finally realize that she was just wired differently and how to fully celebrate who she is.
RCS 12 - Different Doesn't Have to Mean Miserable: Students With ADHD Can Restore Their Joy & Curiosity
Many who struggle with inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity can see their joy and curiosity restored through strengths-based coaching. My guest, Maureen Nolan, LAPC, NCC, MACC, is an ADHD Coach and Consultant. Her passion in therapy and in coaching is to guide students and adults living with ADHD to develop emotional structure and meaningful attention on what matters in their lives - business, education, fun, family, relationships – in all the ways a passionate life makes a difference. She is also the Atlanta area "Sanity School for Parents" trainer. During this episode we discuss the what, why, who and how basics of ADHD.
The majority of students who graduate with college degrees aren't completing them on time - finishing a four-year degree in four years or a two-year degree in two years. Is this a problem? Are the times a changin'? Should we be looking at this through a different lens? If you or someone you know is thinking about pursuing a college degree, this reality can significantly impact your experience.
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