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Underemployment and Failure to Launch

I’ve lost count of how often I’ve received emails or calls from parents of mid to late twenty-somethings sharing their concerns about their child’s arrested development. The story...

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Overwhelmed by Transition

My oldest kid will graduate high school in roughly fifteen months, and I’m already fielding questions about his future plans on a daily basis. If he’s feeling anxious at this point,...

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Overwhelmed by Comparison

Recently, I had the opportunity to deliver a series of interactive assemblies to the freshman class at a local high school. During each of the four separate sessions, older student leaders...

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When in Doubt, Serve Humanity

 

Not too long ago, I spent the better part of a year doing research into the challenges young adults had in making the transition to self-reliant adulthood. Every single one of them shared...

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Future Mistakes #15: Proving Yourself

 

Have you ever worn the “wrong thing”? 

I remember once proudly wearing a brand new outfit my sister convinced me was “cool” and “hot.” I was in 8th grade,...

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Future Mistakes #14: Trusting the Lists

 

It’s hard not to be a sucker for #1, whether it’s the best-ranked pizza slice in town, the highest-rated salon, the best-ranked college, or the most prestigious career field....

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Future Mistake #13: Listening to 'Them'

 

In 2012, I was no longer satisfied with my career path. I wanted something different, but I didn’t know what. After a decade in college ministry working for a national Christian non-profit, I...

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Future Mistake #12: Forgetting Your Past

Recently, a friend of mine asked me about a book I had written. He was curious about how I published it, and I told him the steps I took to figure out how to do cover design, editing, layout, and...

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Future Mistake #11: Not Tapping Your Network

One of the most strategic, helpful things my dad did for me when I was growing up was to bring me along to golf with his business clients and colleagues. I can’t count how many times I got to...

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Future Mistake #10: Misunderstanding Your Intelligence

When I was growing up, like most kids, I considered my level of intelligence in comparison to my siblings. Which, in my case, was a bummer because my older sister was super duper smart. On top of...

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