Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What I Wish I Knew at 18 - Review & Giveaway

What I Wish I Knew at 18:  Life Lessons For the Road Ahead
Dennis Trittin
President, CEO and Author
LifeSmart Publishing, LLC
12913 50th Avenue Ct. NW
Gig Harbor, WA  98332
$18.95, 2011
ISBN:  978-0-9832526-0-3

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For Excerpts click here       

For a PDF of Dennis's 109 Pointers click here

I've been reading a quite interesting book of late, What I Wish I Knew at 18, by Dennis Trittin, a successful business manager, educator and mentor.  Dennis promotes leadership and life management  as well as serving as an advisor to a number of charitable groups.  He is also available as a speaker. Take a peek at some of the things he shares:

***109 Success Pointers to incorporate into your life***

  • Life Perspective (Direct your life toward others, Don't allow work to consume your life, Control what you can, but accept what you can't ...)
  • Character (Cultivate a servant's heart, Stand up for your beliefs and values with conviction, Don't whine..just do it!, Laugh often ...)
  • Relationships & Communication (Put relationships before things, Enthusiasm is contagious, Choose reconciliation over grudges whenever possible, ...)
  • Spiritual Life (Seek God's wisdom in matters big and small, Count your blessings, ...)
  • Handling Adversity (Release you pain through prayer, loved ones, and exercise, Seek opportunities to help others in even worse shape, ..)
  • Miscellaneous (Plan, don't procrastinate, Become a masterful decision maker, Don't let technology rule  your life, ...)
  • College Academics (Excelling is about planning, preparing, & performing, Consider the rainbow highlighter study method)
  • Career Selection & Advancement (Seek the wisdom of experienced pros, Learn to persuasively market  yourself, ...)
  • Love & Marriage (Choose your spouse as a forever decision, Commit to making life choices to avoid poverty, ...)
  • Managing Your Finances (Commit to your financial literacy, Live within your means and generate positive cash flow, Use credit sparingly and wisely, ...)

What I Thought:  I like this book.  The life lessons in the book are useful and insightful, and Dennis has great suggestions which are sure to put yourself or your older teen on a track to a happy, balanced and productive life.  I'm looking forward to discussing the various sections of this book with my daughter as we talk about "what comes next" in her life. If you're looking for a bit of direction and encouragement, you'll likely enjoy this book.  All words, no pictures, but powerful words!

Would you like to have your own copy?  I'll be picking a winner randomly from comments submitted on this post at noon on Friday, April 5th.  That's right, just leave a comment here that you're interested, and you're in!!  Good luck and Blessings to all who enter!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the 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 Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a copy for my teenager.Great review,Roberta

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