Announcing Book #3: On College Success

announcing college success book

My email subscribers were the first to know that I’m working on my next book (number 3) and it’s going to cover the subject of college success. (The title is still in the works.)

You’ll notice this book clearly doesn’t go in order like The Golden Resume and Freedom Mindset do. So if you were to try reading all three in a logical order, this one should be read first, then The Golden Resume, and Freedom Mindset last.

I planned it this way, to publish it in summer 2016, so that incoming and current college students have these college success strategies before they begin the fall semester. It didn’t make sense to publish it in March with half of the spring semester already complete.

Now that you’re caught up to speed about the new book in the pipeline, I want to give you details about the purpose and mission of this project. In other words, why I’m writing this college book and why you should care.

A Sneak Peak Into This College Book

Why did I decide to write this book? The answer to that question is the same answer for why I started writing about college success on back in late 2014: There’s little information focused on navigating college.

There is business, personal finance, health and fitness, and cooking advice everywhere you look. But when it comes to college, students are thrown in the ocean and forced to drown or swim. Not many books, websites, podcasts, etc. are dedicated to achieving success in college.

And I get there are orientation weekends, but these don’t do a good enough job of preparing students for all the changes and obstacles that are on the way.

For this reason, many students go into college blind not knowing what to expect and how to handle themselves in their classes, social environments, and extracurriculars.

This wouldn’t be so bad on its own, except it is because college is a completely foreign world. You’re on your own for the first time in your life and are faced with new challenges in all areas of life.

You’re living with a roommate you most likely barely know. You actually have to study for your classes because the degree of difficulty feels 10 times harder than high school exams. And how do you decide on greek life, student organizations, your major, your career, and much more?

Since there’s so much to college success that involves matters outside the classroom, my upcoming book is going to cover everything and anything there is to know about doing college the right way. That means in this book I’m discussing strategies and systems to master: class registration, time management, social life, mental health, productivity, studying, extracurriculars, and more.

Here is a sneak peek of some topics in this book:

  • Never study in your room
  • Treat college like the start of your professional career
  • Find your stress release activity
  • Triple your paper writing productivity
  • Make a priorities list each semester
  • Don’t end up in online hell
  • Follow your curiosity

As you see, this book is designed for every college freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior.

If you’re a regular reader of Take Your Success, you will see some familiar content from my blog in this book. But the vast majority of this book’s content is new and never before seen.

That’s why I know this will produce significant value to all readers, whether they are familiar or unfamiliar with my website. I’m making sure of it!

Want To Contribute?

The first draft is coming together, but I always keep my ears open for suggestions.

So, do you want to help yourself, help your peers, or help me out? If you do, please contribute to this book.

Whether you have a subject you think needs to be covered in the book, a book title idea, or anything else you think would be helpful, please comment on this post below or email brian [at] That would mean the world to me!

And don’t be shy. This is the time for you to suggest a college-related topic you need help with and for me to go all out through interviews, research, and my experiences to give you the best advice out there.

Think of this book and me as your personal assistant, ready to answer any wish you command when it comes to college success. If I don’t know the answer, I’m 100% positive I can find the answer for you.

Again, comment below on this post or email brian [at] with anything you have in mind.

Thanks in advance for helping make this book the best product possible and for helping fellow college students in the same shoes as you.

Look out for future details related to the book title, cover, table of contents, go live date, and more. Because before we know it, this college success book will be available to order this summer.

But if that’s going to happen, I need to stop writing this post and go back to writing the first draft. Adios!

Brian Robben

Brian Robben is the founder of Take Your Success, a site dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs grow a profitable business and reach freedom. For in-depth training, visit:

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Euan

    Hey Brian, stoked for the third book man! A quick idea for the title: “Stepping Stones: How to be Successful in College without Sacrificing your Social Life, Sleep, or Eating Habits.” Not sure if that covers the exact scope of what you’re basing the book on, but thought I’d give a suggestion. Cheers, bro.

    1. Brian Robben

      That actually does cover most of the major points in the book. And college is a big stepping stone for life. Thanks for the suggestion, Euan!

  2. Sarah

    Brian – This will be a great read! I think one thing I wish I learned in college (which it sounds like you’re covering) was eating habits. Once you leave the house from your parents cooking, it’s hard to tell what’s healthy and not healthy, but also in your budget! Don’t fall prey to the “Freshman 15!” I survived my first few years on Tyson Breaded chicken thinking it was healthy… NOT so much! ????

    1. Brian Robben

      I’m excited you mentioned this because I have a few topics dedicated to eating healthy and taking care of yourself. And Tyson won’t win any awards for being the world’s healthiest food, but maybe it’s better than the dining hall chicken?

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