Congratulations on reaching adulthood You made it. I wish you all the best that life and love has to offer, but at this stage of your life you need to remember that you are not ‘bulletproof’ and you do not know everything. People your age die every day, are living with serious illnesses and are struggling to make it in this world.
So where do you go from here? For some young adults the path may be easy whereby they have already been offered a job, they are going to university or into the military. Unfortunately for many other teenagers, leaving school or home can be a confusing time.
This book is designed to give you tips and information on how to find your way through life and how to get the most out of your new independence. It is a big, unforgiving world out there that requires money, safety, luck, timing, health, other people’s help and a lot of other skills to successfully get through each day.
These tips and lessons have stood the test of time over the decades but may not wholly apply to your current situation so this book is to be treated as a general guide only because the circumstances will be different for each person.
The main aims of this book are to get you to think with your brain, not get caught up in the emotion of the moment, push you to do your own research, seek professional advice where necessary and ask the right questions so that you will save time and money in order to provide the best possible life for yourself, future partner and children. The more informed you are the fewer mistakes you should make. As it is often said... Knowledge is Power.
So many doubts are probably entering your mind about what to do now because maybe you don't have a plan and don't know how to get started, so there are chapters especially devoted to those processes for you.
Here is an opportunity for you, as a young adult, to quickly learn how to deal with most aspects of life in the world outside your home and school environment.
To the average adult, most of this information is common sense. This is the information that adult role models want to give their children, but do not have the time in their busy lives to do so.
As a young adult, these are the skills that you need to learn quickly in order to deal with life’s hurdles. No one ever writes this information down for you…until now.
Even after reading this book, you will still make mistakes in your life, but hopefully you have learned enough from this book that they are only small mistakes, and do not cost you too much time or money.
About the Author
Philip J. Cassidy grew up in a small New Zealand town and has travelled around the world, including Antarctica. He has had many different jobs but his qualifications have been achieved late in life including the patent on a sports management system. He enjoys being a mentor for young adults and currently lives in North Queensland, Australia.