College is big business. It’s also a straight up, complex game that requires commitment, a solid strategy and conscious decision-making before you launch, as you navigate through, and as you transition out and into your work of choice. In this episode, 15 critical points with examples are outlined for consideration if you’re playing to win. Let the game begin!

Consider each of the following points carefully if you want to play the college game to win:

  1. If you’re going to college to please your parent(s) or someone else…you’re not playing to win.
  2. If you’re going to college for any reason other than a conscious decision that it is part of your equation for success on your terms…you’re not playing to win.
  3. If you’re going to college and you don’t take full responsibility and are not accountable for your experience…you’re not playing to win.
  4. If you don’t start planning early…you’re not playing to win.
  5. If you start college without beginning with the end in mind…you’re not playing to win.
  6. If you start college without knowing who you want to be and what you want to do…you’re not playing to win.
  7. If you start college without spending some time in serious research mode…you’re not playing to win.
  8. If you start college BEFORE you start building your support squad…you’re not playing to win.
  9. If you don’t have a financial strategy BEFORE you start college…you’re not playing to win.
  10. If you don’t mentally prepare for your transition into college…you’re not playing to win.
  11. If you start college without the basic student success skills…you’re not playing to win.
  12. If you start attending college with a perfectionist attitude…you’re not playing to win.
  13. If you start college less than fully committed to the process…you’re not playing to win.
  14. If you start college without an open to the possibilities and stay flexible mindset…you’re not playing to win.
  15. If you start college taking yourself and the educational process too seriously…you’re not playing to win.

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