Episode #114 – The 3 Rules for Success

Recently, I posted a poll on my Instagram and asked what my followers would like to hear me talk about on this podcast episode. The topic that most students wanted me to discuss was the 3 Rules For Success, which is what I will share here with you today!

We often think that success is linear. We also like to think that success is hard. In this episode, I want to break down how to reframe the way you think about success and how you can actually be successful in your college admissions process and in life.

If you are also navigating through the college admissions process and you want a coach and mentor who can provide guidance on what you should be working on and how to identify your Passion Project, you will love our Passion Project Bootcamp Program. There are now two ways you can get to know our program. First, you can start off with our free masterclass, where I share my story and the strategies that I use to help my students get accepted into their dream Ivy League or Top-tier colleges, and at the very end I talk about the Passion Project Bootcamp Program. To register you can go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass. If you already know you want to join the Passion Project Bootcamp right now, you can head straight over to the enrollment page at https://juliekimconsulting.com/ppbc – I hope to see you there!

We also just released a new FREE workbook that you can download to get started thinking about self-exploration and your Passion Project ideas. Go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/workbook to get your copy now!

As always, if you have questions please reach out to our support team at info@juliekimconsulting.com, and I’d love to connect with you on Instagram – I’m at http://instagram.com/julie_kim7.



  • The first thing you need to do before seeking success
  • My personal experience defining success for myself in high school
  • The importance of being honest with yourself in this process
  • An analogy that I like to use to describe life’s highs and lows
  • My thoughts on integrity and the role it will play in your success


If someone were to ask me what my definition of success was four years ago, I would have said something that I would never say today.
When we were kids, we didn’t really ask what our definition of success was, because it’s so easy to define success based on the external world.
If you don’t think you’re good enough right now, no matter when you get `{`something that you want`}`, you’ll still feel like you’re not good enough.
Life will present itself in accomplishments, success, setbacks, failures, mistakes, and wins, so there’s a high and there’s a low `{`in life`}`.


Getting into Ivy League & Top-tier colleges doesn’t require perfection.

I repeat: You do NOT have to be perfect.

You also don’t have to spend a million hours volunteering, get perfect test scores, or be a star athlete.

What is required is understanding How to STAND OUT.

Join me for the FREE #ACCEPTED Masterclass where you’ll learn:

Passion Project Bootcamp is a digital course where you get my proven framework to brainstorm, strategize, execute, and scale your Passion Project, so you can get into your Ivy League or Top-tier school of choice!

  • Using my 4-step framework, you’ll create your BEST Passion Project that will capture the attention of the college admissions officers you want to impress.


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By Julie Kim Ed.M Harvard University