How to Have a Social Life and Get Good Grades Too!

Social Life

Change the Way You See Yourself

You have just received advice at a relatively young age that it took me years, and I do mean years to figure out.

You can never rise any higher than your own image of yourself.

Have you ever known a student in school who had a real low opinion of herself or himself?  No matter what evidence they had to the contrary, they were always saying they couldn’t do math or oral reports, or sports, or whatever.

And they never did do very well, did they?

Before you can ever hope for something better and expect it will happen for you, whether it’s better grades, or a better social life at school, as a student you must first change the way you see yourself.

So, if you want better grades, immediately start seeing yourself coming to class well-prepared, feeling confident as you answer the teacher’s questions, and enjoying the great sense of accomplishment that comes from getting a good grade on your project or test.

Want a better social life?  More friends?  More dates?  More study buddies?

Well, see yourself as a student who is  comfortable and confident as you interact with others.

Notice how good those people feel being around you because you are genuinely open and friendly.

It all starts in your mind.  See yourself as the student you’d like to be and then move into that image. How you see yourself can send messages to other students consciously and subconsciously so that you are better received by them and, more importantly, by yourself.

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College Success Speaker, Crystal Jonas- Bio Link

Hi, I’m Crystal Jonas,

As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, I know what it takes to make college students more successful, enjoy school whole lot more.

Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call me at 719- 291-0366.

Going Beyond the GPA

If Your College GPA is Not a True Measure of Future Success, What is?

Balancing GPA, with everything elseI was once an Assistant Professor of English at the US Air Force Academy for 7 years and I’m here to tell you that I think it’s great if you’re making good grades.

I’m also saying, a good GPA will only take you so far.

Now, this is either good news or bad news, depending on how you see it.

I tell students my goal is to help the them “Cash in on the College Investment.”

The goal of getting maximum ROI (have you heard that business term before?  It means “return on investment.”) is to launch a great career upon graduation from college.

Which means what?

To get the most return on your college investment, you:

A) Have grades good enough to stay in college

B) Have grades good enough to inspire your teachers to want to help you make the right contacts in the ‘real world.’

C) You do all you can to prepare for that job while still in school

D) All of the above

The answer?  D of course.

Success goes beyond the grades.  So make sure you’re living a balanced life with this in mind.

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College Success Speaker, Crystal Jonas- Bio Link

Hi, I’m Crystal Jonas,

As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, I know what it takes to make college students more successful, enjoy school whole lot more.

Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call me at 719- 291-0366.

Students, Learn How to Tap Into That Big Brain of Yours

Students who want to be successful should know more about how much they have going for them right between their ears.

Students Tap into your brain powerDid you know you have a million, million brain cells?

Give or take a few dozen or so, that’s about how many you have. And we used to believe that we only use about 10% of our brain power and now we know we really use about 1%. Amazing, isn’t it?

Here’s what this means to you.

You are a natural born genius!

Right now, you have exactly what it takes to be exactly the student you were meant to be. You know, that person who can accomplish all those things you think about late at night when you imagine what your life will be like after graduation?

You are destined for success as a student and in life! If you want to have more success in school, your job is to tap that potential and put it to use.

If you want to learn more about how your brain works, and how to be successful in school as a student, read the rest of my student success tips; let your brain help you make the ride to success the exhilarating journey it was meant to be.

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College Success Speaker, Crystal Jonas- Bio Link

Hi, I’m Crystal Jonas,

As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, I know what it takes to make college students more successful, enjoy school whole lot more.

Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call me at 719- 291-0366.