Thursday, March 28, 2013

What I Wish I Knew at 18 (Life Lessons for the Road Ahead)

What I Wish I Knew at 18

Written by Dennis Trittin

About Dennis Trittin
Dennis Trittin is a successful investment manager, educator and mentor committed to helping young adults reach their full potential. Now retired from managing over $30 billion in assets, he devotes his life to promoting leadership and life management on a global basis. Trittin serves as an advisor to several charitable groups and as a speaker with national and local educational and community organizations. Dennis and his wife Jeanne are parents of two young adults and reside in the Seattle area.

Do you have an older teenager or a young adult in your household?  Do you have a graduate-to-be on your list to shop for in just a few months? 

Yes?  BUY this book.  (Or win a copy!!!!)

LOVE the information PACKED in the pages.  I've just put it in the hands of my daughter that will be 16 in a couple of weeks.  So many excellent truths are presented in the book, as well as many thought provoking questions about the future ahead. 

Some examples:

  • What is my life purpose? Where can I have the greatest impact?
  • What are my passions, gifts, and talents?
  • Who, what, where, and how will I serve?
  • What values will I guard at all costs?
  • How will I know he or she is "the one?"
  • What are my financial goals and how will I achieve them?
I love this quote when talking about life and the future:

"History is filled with people who used their God-given talents in amazing ways and made a huge difference in the lives of others.  With purpose, passion, perseverance, and direction, you can be one of them.  It's yours for the taking.  You can be a masterpiece in the making!"

Chapters are VERY short and conclude with a "Take Five"  question to ponder or activity to complete to help you with each of the topics.  Topics range from career choice, God's purpose, choosing a mate, how to budget and set financial goals, character, career advancement, etc..

For most of us that are a wee bit beyond the age of 18, we all have things we wish we would have known or even things we knew but wished we would have listened to!  This book is an incredible resource to hand down to those just starting out.  As someone more than double the age of 18, even I was finding things that were beneficial to me at this stage in life!  LOTS of good truth and golden nuggets woven throughout its pages!

I GREATLY encourage you to enter to win a copy!  Simply comment to enter.  Be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you if you are the winner.  Give-a-way will end on April 7th at 8 PM CST.  Even if you are beyond the age you think this is beneficial for or if your children are currently too young, consider entering to win so that you can pass it along to a young adult in your life!  Encourage them with some help starting out in the right direction!

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1 comment:

e said...

Sounds good!