X Book Review of “College Secrets of Highly Successful People”
Posted on May 22, 2019

Book Review of “College Secrets of Highly Successful People”


One of the guiding principles behind Center for College Solutions is to help families during the daunting college process. It’s for this reason that I have no problem promoting the work of other college advisors if I truly believe in what they stand for – it’s not just a karma thing, it’s the right thing to do. 

With that spirit in mind, I’d like to put a spotlight on the newly released book by the talented people at America’s College Advisor titled, “College Secrets of Highly Successful People: Keys to Launching a Great Life.”  

Written by the husband and wife team who founded America’s College Advisor – Lindy and Tom L. Schneider – this book is a guiding tool for students that helps them understand what other successful people have done. 

Not only is it thought-provoking with tremendous insights, it’s a great item to have in your war chest as you seek to avoid paying retail for college. I believe in the book so much, I wrote the following testimonial for its authors: 

“So much time and money are spent getting into college but success after college is not assured by simply getting a degree. “College Secrets of Highly Successful People” reveals the secrets that celebrities, CEOs, billionaires and even presidents used to launch their careers. 

Read this book to learn exactly what a student needs to know to find success in their own life and career and deliver the necessary return on investment for today’s increasingly expensive college education.”

Lindy has over 16 years of experience as a college advisor and is a contributing author to ten books in the New York Times best-selling book series, “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” 

Tom L. has advised thousands of high school seniors and college students and is the creator of an innovative public school model that the U.S. Dept. of Education called “the future of education in America.”

In “College Secrets of Highly Successful People,” this dynamic duo interviewed and researched highly successful people to find the secrets that they used while they were college students to draw fame, fortune and life-long friendships into their lives. 

Now they’re revealing the secrets they discovered to you. In this book, they share the concepts and actions that these highly successful people utilized so that anyone can follow in their footsteps. 

Some of these names will be familiar to you: 

  • Oprah Winfrey 
  • Warren Buffett 
  • Elon Musk 
  • Wendy Williams 
  • Carrie Underwood 
  • Ashton Kutcher 
  • Missy Franklin 
  • Justice Thurgood Marshall 
  • US Presidents 
  • And many others!

You will read about CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, actors, artists and authors. You will read about athletes that went pro and others that didn’t, but still found success.

In the book, you’ll learn powerful insights that you can use to catapult your own success. It’s written especially for those who’re in college, or soon to be, so that they won’t miss out on the opportunities that are unique to the college experience. 

These secrets, however, have helped many people who have already graduated from college and even those who never intend to enroll. The one common denominator is that these secrets will only work for the person who is intentional about drawing success to their door.

As someone who’s been a college advisor for nearly two decades, I highly recommend this book for you and your student. Not only is it filled with valuable, actionable insights, it’s a really fun read. You can learn more about “College Secrets of Highly Successful People” here.