Time = Money when it comes to College Admissions

When it comes to college, time really does = money. How you ask? It multiple ways.

Learning time management at a young age gives you an advantage over your peers and competition. If I were to ask you how you spend your time, do you really know?

I love the new update on the apple software. It sends me a weekly report on how much screen time I’ve had on my phone over the last week. The following week, it will let me know if I have increased or decreased my screen time from the previous week. Perhaps most interesting was the average of how many times I pick up my phone each day.

Speaking of interesting statistics, let’s take a look at how some very famous and successful people spent / spend their time. If you want to know more, there is the resource where this fabulous information came from. https://podio.com/site/creative-routines

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I love the chart above. It is very interesting to see how these successful people who created some of our greatest works spent their time.

When considering College Admissions it is valuable to look at how your time is spent. When in high school, learning the art of time management can greatly increase their chances of admission to the school of their choice. When in college, it can greatly increase your chances of landing the perfect job after college. And finally, as someone already in their desired career it can be the difference in success or failure.

How your time can equal money in your pocket:

  1. Being intentional with your time allows you to decide how it will be spent instead of you just responding to the urgent needs of the day.

  2. Being intentional ensures that you don’t miss important scholarship financial aid and FAFSA deadlines.

  3. Being intentional with time allows you to reach goals that lead you to your dreams.

  4. Being intentional with time allows you to build a winning resume with your time rather than it being wasted on things that offered you no result or reward. This will be instrumental when applying to schools, scholarships, internships and jobs.

  5. Being intentional with time allows you to make better grades which opens more doors to the future.

  6. Being intentional with time allows you to spend more time doing what you enjoy.

  7. Being intentional with time gives you more hours in your day to work smarter, not harder.

  8. Being intentional with time allows you time to be creative and consider the big picture. When I look at the chart above, I see many orange hours. These are defined as creative work. I think when we open up more hours in our day, we allow ourselves opportunity to think outside of the box, often discovering ways to make our lives more productive.

  9. Being intentional allows you to be healthier. Taking time to eat properly, get enough rest and exercise can be influential in your success regardless of the task at hand.

  10. Being intentional prevents hours being sucked away by social media. Plan out how your will use social media and how many hours a day you will give to it. In fact, I think it is a great idea to have what I call a social strategy to promote yourself in a way that attracts and expresses how you want others to see you. Did you know that statistics show that 85% of Admissions counselors look at the social media of the student before making a decision.

  11. Being intentional with your time allows you to put effort into your physical appearance. Many don’t realize how important this is. Making sure that you present yourself as a person who puts effort into their appearance is important. Additionally, when you feel good you exude confidence.

Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
Alan Lakein

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.
Stephen R. Covey

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

Make use of time, let not advantage slip.
William Shakespeare

Sherri Graf