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Guiding You to Coach Your Kids Confidently to Adulthood

Don't Lie to Yourself

 

For years, I convinced myself (and others) that I was destined for a successful career in finance. I loved the idea of wearing a suit and tie to work daily, with a briefcase in hand, while I...

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Clues of Motivation

 

One of the most frequent conversations I’ve had over the past two decades has been around this question: What do I do to figure out what to do? I had the same question, so I’m not...

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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 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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Break the Mold on Purpose

 

Throughout every stage of my life, from elementary school to living in the suburbs in my forties, I’ve had a reputation and a persona. It’s changed over the years, from the quiet one to...

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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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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

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