The Dominate Test Prep Podcast

64. The Secret to Growing Past a Prep Plateau

January 25, 2023 Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep
The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
64. The Secret to Growing Past a Prep Plateau
Show Notes

It's common to hit a plateau as you're preparing for your standardized test. Your momentum stalls, your practice test scores stop going up, and no matter how much you keep studying, you don't seem to be making any progress.

The key to getting un-stuck so that you can get off your prep plateau and continue growing toward your goals lies in the "Growth Formula" as laid out by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness in Peak Performance. In this episode we dissect their formula and reveal what may just be the secret ingredient for you to achieve the breakthrough you're looking for. Incidentally, the components of the Growth Formula will help you achieve excellence in all areas of your life to which you apply them.

Even if you haven't [yet] hit a plateau as you're studying for your exam, the concepts and studies discussed here will help you optimize your preparation so that you can experience peak performance on test day.


  1. Peak Performance, by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
  2. Comprehensive prep courses for the GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment, and LSAT


If you enjoyed this episode, we encourage you to check out these other similar episodes of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast:

  1. Episode 17: Nutrition Hacks for Improved Focus, Memory, and Mental Clarity, with Dr. Barrett Deubert
  2. Episode 33: How to Get Started Again if Something Derails Your Prep
  3. Episode 40: Proven Principles of Perfect Practice, with Mike Bergin


“The process of setting a goal on the outer boundaries of what we think is possible, and then systematically pursuing it, is one of the most fulfilling parts about being human.” — Brad Stulberg

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