Mindset mastery: get motivated, keep your cool

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Noticing the stress levels creeping up?

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Help is at hand: choose from my recommended resources, best blog articles and podcast episodes.

You’ll be back on track in no time. 

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Featured Articles

How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying With 6 Easy Strategies

How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying With 6 Easy Strategies

Procrastination. It’s a dark secret that surprisingly many of us hide. And as an expert study coach, “how to stop procrastinating” (and start studying again!) is one of the topics I get asked about the most. Because, let’s face it, procrastination affects students...

Growth Mindset: Why Everyone Should Develop One

Growth Mindset: Why Everyone Should Develop One

The mindset you have going through life is important. You want a mindset that propels you forward to ever greater heights: a growth mindset. So to help you achieve just that, we’re going to explore what a growth mindset is, how to develop one and how to nurture one in...

Why Study? 17 Reasons & Benefits To Inspire & Motivate You

Why Study? 17 Reasons & Benefits To Inspire & Motivate You

Have you ever had a day when you’ve thought: “Why on earth am I studying this? What possible benefits are there in continuing to study? How do I even start?” Me too. In fact, everyone has days like these. Because sometimes the motivation to study is nowhere in sight....

29 ULTIMATE Study Motivation Strategies – Backed By Science

29 ULTIMATE Study Motivation Strategies – Backed By Science

Sometimes, finding that elusive study motivation can be hard work. Some days you’ve got it, some days you just haven’t and you don’t know where to start. If you’re panicking or feeling overwhelmed about that project due soon or upcoming exam, take a deep breath....

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How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying With 6 Easy Strategies

How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying With 6 Easy Strategies

Procrastination. It’s a dark secret that surprisingly many of us hide. And as an expert study coach, “how to stop procrastinating” (and start studying again!) is one of the topics I get asked about the most. Because, let’s face it, procrastination affects students...

The Top 12 Time Management Hacks & Tips for Students

The Top 12 Time Management Hacks & Tips for Students

Time is precious, especially when you’re an overworked student. So we’re going to count down my top 12 time management hacks and tips for students, to help you get the most from the time that’s available to you each day. I promise, these tips will help you get your...

How to overcome imposter syndrome: 10 actionable strategies to try today

How to overcome imposter syndrome: 10 actionable strategies to try today

Have you ever felt that you really don’t deserve to be where you are – at university, or doing your job? That you only got where you are by accident? And that someday soon, someone will realise you’re just an imposter? Sounds like you’re suffering from “imposter...

10 Growth Mindset Posters To Encourage You Every Day

10 Growth Mindset Posters To Encourage You Every Day

Having the right mindset – a “growth mindset” – to propel you through life is important. And if you’re looking to develop a growth mindset, or nurture one in your children or students, you need the right resources: and an inspirational growth mindset poster could be...

63 Growth Mindset Quotes to Inspire You to Always Learn and Grow

63 Growth Mindset Quotes to Inspire You to Always Learn and Grow

A good quote is often the perfect inspiration, and if you’re looking to develop a growth mindset, then the right quote could be just the motivation you need to get started or remind you where you’re headed! We’ve compiled a fabulous collection of growth mindset quotes...

Growth Mindset: Why Everyone Should Develop One

Growth Mindset: Why Everyone Should Develop One

The mindset you have going through life is important. You want a mindset that propels you forward to ever greater heights: a growth mindset. So to help you achieve just that, we’re going to explore what a growth mindset is, how to develop one and how to nurture one in...

Being A Man/Boy At School and College – Tim Carpentier [PODCAST]

The challenges men / boys face and how to overcome them The man and boy box: how does gender interact with education inside and outside of the classroom? It’s a man’s world… isn’t it? Masculinities expert Tim Carpentier joins me to discuss the unique challenges boys /...

Are You Working Too Hard? [PODCAST]

Why less can be more: the "study smarter not harder" approach Are you working too hard? We're all about helping you study SMARTER, and not HARDER on the Exam Study Expert podcast. But what if the key to studying SMARTER wasn't just about your study technique, but also...

My Top Study Motivation Hack [PODCAST]

For when its time to get your "get up and go" to fire up Struggling to get motivated? Need to overcome procrastination? Today I share my favourite tactic for finding your get-up-and go. It all starts with "why"... For personalised help with YOUR study motivation, find...

Got Too Much To Do? Here’s What To Do [PODCAST]

Escape overwhelm and get back in control with this practical strategy. How to cope when it feels like there's just too much to get done, and too few hours in the day! This is my two-stage prescription for study overwhelm, for getting back on top of life when you can't...

Motivation To Study: What REALLY Works with Dr Erika Patall [PODCAST]

Motivation To Study: What REALLY Works with Dr Erika Patall [PODCAST]

A world-class motivation psychologist reveals what really gets students motivated. (And what doesn't..!) One question I hear possibly more than any other single question is “how can I increase my motivation to study”? Today, we're cutting through the endless advice...

How To Change When Change Is Hard [PODCAST]

Make this the year you become a master of your study habits. Discover why change can be so hard, and how to conquer it and crush your goals! A two-part special:What's on your list of things you'd like to do more of (or less of) this year? It's one thing to fantasise...

Useful tools

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Recommended books

  • Redirectlearn how to change the stories you live by. Powerful stuff, and extremely highly recommended.
  • Grit: discover the power of perseverance with leading mindset psychologist Angela Duckworth.
  • Mindset: discover the power of Carol Dweck’s famous growth mindset strategy, and how to use it.

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