The Genius Way to Hack the Education System

Today, let’s talk about a genius way you can hack the education system for any kid age 15 and up.

If you’ll use just one simple tool—and just about two hours of your time—you can hack the education system so that it works better for the uniquely created kids you care about.

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The genius way to hack the education system:

1. Spend less than $15 and order the CliftonStrengths Assessment. (Also called StrengthsFinder 2.0.)

Be sure to order a brand new copy—so it’ll have the one-time code in the back that allows your child to go online and take the CliftonStrengths assessment.

2. The assessment will arrive in the form of a hardcover book. Flip to the back of the book, and rip open the red envelope you find there.

You’ll find instructions inside that allow one person (age 15+) to go online, answer 177 rapid-fire questions, and instantly learn his or her top 5 human strengths based on Gallup research.

3. Afterward, have your child read the easy-to-read chapters associated with each of his or her strengths—with pen in hand.

Ask your child to underline the parts of these chapters that sound like him or her.

4. Read your kid’s 5 chapters yourself, note where the underlining is, and get ready for some great dinner table conversations.

5. If you’re like most parents, you’ll start to see your relationship with your teen or 20-something blossom as you understand him or her better.

Here’s how this will help you hack the education system.

The CliftonStrengths Assessment will give you and your child vocabulary to clearly describe his or her greatest human strengths—whether the school system your child is currently a part of values those strengths or not.

School systems aren’t always set up to uncover the genius in every kid.

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No more judging a fish by its ability to climb a tree.

Instead—I hope your family will hack the education system by using the CliftonStrengths Assessment.

After you complete this step, consider diving in deeper.

Consider getting a strengths coach for your kid. You can find the strengths coach I hired for my own kids here. (I get nothing for telling you about this!)

You can hear me explaining the value of strengths coaching in this 1-hour conference keynote titled How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free—WITHOUT SCHOLARSHIPS. Listen to the entire 1-hour keynote here.

You can also read this article I wrote: Your Kid Needs a Strengths Coach (More Than a Sports Coach).

You can get the CliftonStrengths Assessment for your entire school at a discount.

Just fill out the contact form here.

Help the kids you love to hack the education system.

It’ll help rocket them to their highest potential, no matter what kind of animal they are.

Help us spread the word about how caring adults can hack the education system.

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Use knowledge of strengths to help get your kids through college debt-free.

Read just chapter 13 of my book:

It’s a reference book, so nobody reads the whole thing cover to cover. You can get 10-minute, fast-paced video instruction on how to use this book most efficiently here.

You can see more than 100 reviews of this book on Amazon by going to:

(Tell your friends.)

You can see why financial advising professionals love LAUNCHhere.

You can see the top 9 questions parents are asking me about LAUNCHhere.

Read just one chapter of LAUNCH every 1–3 months while your child’s in middle school and high school, and you’ll know every viable strategy for debt-free college at exactly the right time to implement it.

And if your child’s already well past middle school? That’s OK; you can run to catch up. But the process of getting your kids through college debt-free goes more smoothly the earlier you start it—especially if you’re not planning to save up any money to pay for college.

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Who is Jeannie Burlowski?

Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26 and their parents and grandparents. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, Parents Magazineand US News and World Report, and on CBS News.

Jeannie also helps students apply to law, medical, business, and grad school at her website You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.