Episode #116 – PPBC Coaching Call: “I’m stressed about my competitive school and my grades”

Today we’re bringing back the Passion Project Bootcamp coaching call series, where I invite my students onto the podcast and coach them through questions ranging from mindset, study techniques, college admissions strategies, Passion Projects, and much more!

This is one of the many benefits you’ll get inside the Passion Project Bootcamp, where you get more support with me in addition to the monthly live Q&A calls and unlimited support inside our private community!

In this episode, we’re talking about how my student Ishita is feeling stressed about the fact her school is very competitive and maintaining grades as a student there can be really hard. I definitely remember feeling overwhelmed and stressed during my high school years, so I can resonate with her in so many ways. As you’ll hear, we came to a really good solution for her in this coaching call.

This is an important episode because although strategies are important, we also must remember the mindset piece of the college admissions journey!

On December 18th I’m hosting a 2022 Goal Setting Workshop! In this workshop, I’ll teach you how to review your 2021 and how to set new goals for the upcoming new year – the right way. I’m also going to help you with your mindset and ways to feel more confident in 2022, and I’ll give you time management strategies to use to overcome procrastination. This workshop is for our Passion Project Bootcamp and Passion Project Bootcamp NEXT LEVEL students exclusively, and if you enroll in Passion Project Bootcamp at https://juliekimconsulting.com/ppbc by December 17th, 2021, and use the coupon code “GOAL2022”, you’ll receive a $500 discount to the program!

We’ve also just made a HUGE upgrade to our free training, so before you begin the new year, I highly recommend that you register for this training so that you know exactly what mistakes to avoid. I’ll also teach you the 3 strategies you’ll want to implement towards your college admissions journey in 2022. To register for the updated training, go to https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass.

I’ve got an exciting announcement! Very soon we’ll soon be opening enrollment to the Passion Project Bootcamp NEXT LEVEL program, our premier, most exclusive hands-on program. If you’re interested in joining the next cohort of the Passion Project Bootcamp NEXT LEVEL program, you can get on the waitlist now at https://juliekimconsulting.com/nextlevelwaitlist. With this program, in addition to the monthly live Q&A calls and one-year unlimited support, you’ll be invited to 8 exclusive group sessions, where you can get more hands-on support and high-level strategies from me.

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.



  • How to approach preparing for your tutor sessions so that you get the most from them
  • The ways you can utilizing a practice notebook to reduce the stress you’re feeling
  • Why re-doing quizzes from the unit more than once before a test or exam is a good strategy to implement
  • What the “4 Day Rule” for studying is all about
  • Why I recommend starting with mindset and then working backwards from your end goal


We always want to push through with excellence.
Dream are killed and destroyed because people think they cannot do it.
If you think you have 5 million things to do on your to-do list, it’s not really 5 million, it’s more like 4.
We always work from our place of identity, so if you don’t think and believe in this identity of yours, then you will never be that person `{`that you want to be`}`.


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