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Saturday, March 30, 2013

What I Wish I Knew at 18 Review and GIVEAWAY!!

Hindsight is 20/20.  We have all heard that before and even more importantly we have all lived it.  How many times as an adult have we said, "I wish I had known that when I was younger?"  I'm not sure that we don't actually say it multiple times a month!

Then I wonder how do we impart such wisdom to our kids in a way that they will actually listen and not let experience be their teacher.  We all know that kids don't always listen to their parents but will oftentimes listen to others saying exactly the same thing.  It's a curse and a blessing of being a parent, right?

Thankfully we have adults in our lives that we trust to speak into our children's lives to help them on their journeys.

Now, there is a book to help as well.

From the publisher:

"Most of us have said at one point or another, "If I only knew then what I know now..." and would have benefited from time-tested wisdom before the fact. And, as parents and mentors, we’ve longed for a book that serves as a “destination guide” for our children’s launch into adulthood – one that prepares them for the real world successes and strengthens our relationships."

What I wish I Knew at 18 is an invaluable resource for our young people to help guide them on the path to adulthood.  With chapters like 'Life Perspective, 'Character', 'Relationships and Communication', 'Handling Adversity', 'Career Selection and Advancement', and more this book covers much and requires much thinking.

Each chapter gives practical real-life situations and advice and then poses questions based on what was read.  There are Take Five questions, comments, or things to do to reinforce the ideas.   It is written in a conversational style that is easy to pick up and will make it enjoyable to the younger crowd that may be used to short bursts of information.

I am looking forward to handing this to our daughters in a year or two and seeing the fruits that come from gaining wisdom when they are young.

Here is a video about the book:

If you want some more information visit these websites:


And here's a little about the author:

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.

**Now for the giveaway.  To enter leave a comment telling me one piece of advice you wish you had known when you were young.  Also be sure to leave an email so I can contact you if you win.  I will draw a winner on April 6th.

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

chillywilly said...

I wish I would have listened when they said to put back half of your earnings. My kids still won't do it and neither do I. Very hard lesson.