466:Thomas Frank: The College Info Geek Teaches True Life Studies
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is Mr Thomas Franks, the owner of the College Info Geek, where he puts a totally different spin on going through the college life.
As he says to the students of the world “You know that just going to class, getting good grades, and graduating with a degree isn’t good enough any-more. You know that being successful in college takes a bit more work.
You’ve got the drive and the ambition. So where do you go from here?”
Which is a fascinating point of view, which is very different from most peoples education experience I would imagine, whereby they base this part of their life as a self contained period.
Get through college, get the grades, and then set about kicking ass in the real world.
But success takes time, so what better way to hit the ground running than fine tuning and developing your hustle muscle before you need them.
By doing things the right way whilst in College.
As he says “This blog is dedicated to helping you build a remarkable college career, which in turn will lead into an amazing life.
This is not your typical college blog. You won’t find articles with 10 Tips to Win at Beer Pong or 6 Ways to Hack Your Laundry.
That bite-size, regular, boring content has already been written hundreds of times on other blogs. I’m not interested in it.
This blog is all about winning at college.”
And now he is certainly winning in his own life, and once simply a blog, this is now a lifestyle enthused by passion.
So how did he break free from the college mentality that most people buy into, with parties, hangovers, and late nights crouched over the books?
And does he look at what he has created as the whole package or just the starting point to what he can now achieve?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Thomas Franks.
During the show we discussed such deep subjects with Thomas Franks such as:
Why planning his work on a Sunday is such an important task to perform, as the structure allows him to flourish in his creative endeavours.
How he recalls fondly being in the unusual position of having to fill out his tax forms as a young fourteen year old due to his desire to earn his own money.
Why he would quite happily flush a million dollars down the toilet if he was offered a job.
How he has learned with experience that college is just a period of fixed learning, whereby life becomes the true place of consistent study and application.