Month: January 2017

5 Apps to Help You Manage Your Life

January 24, 2017

When we think about success skills, time management is definitely at the top of the list. If you don’t know how to manage your time or prioritize you can find yourself stressed out and unable to accomplish your goals. One place to turn to for help with time management is your trusty smartphone. We dove into the pool of over 300 productivity apps (talk about overwhelming!) offered in the app store and picked out 5 apps that can help you stay on task, get things done, and achieve your goals!

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolution!

January 19, 2017


Did you know this week we celebrated National Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day? Are you one of those people? Did you make a deal with yourself on January 1st then just couldn’t quite keep it? The struggle is real and you are not alone. According to Statistic Brain, 41% of us set those New Year’s Resolution, but only 9.2% of us felt successful in achieving resolutions.

So why is it so hard to make resolutions stick?  Here are three reasons that resolutions don’t stick and how to get back on board:

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A How to Guide: SMART goals for 2017

January 11, 2017

FYI: In our last post we discussed reflection and its benefits. Reflection is the precursor to goal setting. So if you haven’t checked it out yet, before you start learning about SMART goals, click here then come back to get your goal setting started!


It’s a new year? Have you set any goals for 2017? It’s going to be a great year and you can make it your best year yet by setting SMART Goals. Summer Springboard is all about helping you find success in life and thinking about goals is a great place to start. Studies show that people who set goals and write them down are more likely to be successful.


SMART goals are a relatively new idea. In 1981, George T. Doran, a consultant and former director of corporate planning for Washington Water Power Company, published a paper called, “There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives.” In the document, he introduces S.M.A.R.T. goals as a tool to create criteria to help improve the chances of succeeding in accomplishing a goal.  

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Looking Back to Move Forward

January 3, 2017

Welcome to the Summer Springboard Blog! The Summer Springboard program is a unique blend of academics and self-discovery designed to help you understand yourself better, define your goals, and gain valuable skills that are critical to college and life success. Our framework consists of three components: The True You™, Academic Exploration, and Success Skills.  

Here (on the blog) you will find tips, tricks, deep thoughts, and inspiration to guide you on your path to discovering your personal leadership style, your passion, and what you want to do with your life.

Today we begin at the end, a perfect place to reflect, look back and ponder.

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