Introduction You Can Change the World 1
Part 1 You Make a Difference
1 #TheHearseAndTheUHaul 6
Have you ever seen a hearse pulling a U-Haul? Your personal mission statement should begin with the end in mind. Find out what really matters in life and why.
2 #LeavingAWake 12
Your life matters! Your actions leave ripple effects on every person you interact with. Learn how to maximize that opportunity for impact.
Part 2 Get a Job
3 #PurpleHairInterview 17
Many people interview, but only one gets the job. Stand out from your peers by getting inside the mind of an interviewer and learning how to succeed.
4 #BeProfessional 24
Does being on time really matter? What if I just want to "be myself" and wear what I want? Does e-mail etiquette actually impact my career? Rise above your peers by learning how to engage in the work place
5 #LeadOrDie 30
Want to be wildly successful at work? The secret is, it's not about you! The top leadership tips and tricks to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
Part 3 Relationships
6 #ChemistryCompetence 39
Relationships require emotional intelligence. Learn how to grow this crucial skill for work and at home.
7 #ItsComplicated 44
Dive into the hard questions about dating, marriage, and sex. What gives you the best opportunity for happiness in marriage? What do you need to know before you commit?
Part 4 I Want to Be Rick
8 #C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) 60
Systematic steps that anyone can follow to become a millionaire. Yes, you! You can do it. Discover an abundance mentality with your finances and never be broke again.
9 #BudgetingBasics 68
This chapter teaches the foundational principles needed to become wealthy. It all begins with creating a budget. But how?
10 #LittleHinges 73
Find out the single most effective way to grow your money. Learn the best ways to save what you earn. This will change your life.
11 #StillEatingRamenAt70 84
Investing can feel overwhelming and complicated. Here it is broken down into a few simple steps to follow when you are young. You can get started today!
Part 5 How to Not Lose at the Game of Money
12 #NeverPayTheSticker 92
Buying a car is often the largest purchase for a young adult. Avoid mistakes that will cost you for years to come.
13 #GetAnApartment 100
What are the differences between buying an apartment and a house? Which one should you buy, or should you rent? learn about the major differences and costs associated with both.
14 #AdultsNeedInsurance 107
There is insurance for everything. What type (s) do you need? From where? This chapter gives a high-level overview of what to get and what to avoid.
15 #INeedCredit 117
Everyone has a credit score, but do you understand it? Get to know how your credit score is calculated and how to have the best score possible.
Part 6 Time Management
16 #BigRocks 124
Time management. Priorities. How to get more done in less time. Maximize each day and be less stressed doing it.
17 #SMARTGoals 134
Successful people create goals. Don't be left behind. Learn how to not only set goals but achieve them.
Part 7 Foundations
18 #TheTopButton 139
How to live your life to the fullest. The most Important chapter in this entire book. Don't miss it!
19 #YouKnowYouAreAnAdultWhen 146
A compilation of life wisdom/advice from years of getting it wrong and occasionally getting it right. You will leave this chapter better off than you started it. *Ignore at your own risk.
Appendix 1 How to Crush College 157
A systematic plan to do exceedingly well in college - tips for studying, making friends, interacting with professors, and more.
Appendix 2 Life after College: How to Enter the Real World-Month 1 166
How to successfully launch after leaving school. Welcome to the real world!
About the Authors 177
It seems that some of the practical things an aspiring adult needs to know, like how to create a personal budget, interview for a job, or even take out a loan to buy a car are left to the “learn as you go” educational model. Josh Burnette and Pete Hardesty are out to change that with this fantastic and insightful new book, Adulting 101. It is a great book and a useful resource for anyone trying to figure out some of the basics of being on their own.- Governor Mike Huckabee, best-selling author and political commentator In Adulting 101, Josh Burnette and Pete Hardesty share practical, accessible, and authentic wisdom to help students navigate the transition from college to their lives as independent adults. This is a resource young adults can return to over and over again for advice.- Jonathan R. Alger, President, James Madison University
Adulting 101 is a practical guide for one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. Josh and Pete have captured decades of experience and written a book every young person should read. Read it and apply what you learn. You’ll get a ten-year head start on adulthood!- Mark Miller, best-selling author and speaker I wish every young person would read this book! Whoever does and takes it to heart will be much more likely to lead a successful life. Warning: Pete and Josh have packed so much great advice and wisdom into this book—you will need to refer to it often to realize the full benefit.- James M. Herr, Chairman, Herr Foods, Inc.
Adulting 101 is a hole-in-one! I wish I had this essential guide for adult life before I started competing on the tour. This book will help you build a world-class career and become personally fulfilled. If you are in your twenties, read this book! It is a game-changer. Adulting 101 should top the reading list for any graduate, parent, college student, or anyone working with adolescents.- Brittany Lincicome, LPGA champion, @Brittany1golf Pete and Josh know high school and college students very well, and they’ve written a book that tackles dozens of topics important to becoming an adult. I’m very impressed and encourage those who are “adulting” to read what these authors have written.- Denny Rydberg, President Emeritus, Young Life
Adulting 101 is a practical and engaging guide on how to live an intentional life that leaves the world a better place than you knew it before. It’s both pragmatic and visionary and will help set young adults on a trajectory to live an extraordinary life.- Ellie Holcomb, Dove Award-winning singer and songwriter Are you between sixteen and twenty-nine years old? If so, Adulting 101 is a must-read—engaging and powerfully practical. If you follow the principles provided on its pages, you will increase your chances of being successful by 1,000 percent or even more. This is the book I wish someone had given me at that important age!- Michael Licona, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology, Houston Baptist University
Adulting 101 is real talk. Learn from it. You’ll be glad you did. Apply its advice and you will be killing it, especially with what is most important in life. Maximum impact begins on a solid foundation, which you’ll find in this book.- Mark Cathy, Chick-fil-A Inc., Operator Support and Cathy family member Where was this when I started “adulting”? Pete and Josh lay out a road map for navigating life. Adulting 101 should be required reading for every twenty-something, but it may be just as valuable for seasoned adults who need a refresher on some of life’s important truths. It’s like a life manual in your pocket.- Dave Alpern, President, Joe Gibbs Racing
Pete and Josh really know the relevant issues for college graduates, and they tackle each of these with wisdom clearly borne from years of experience. I’m going to recommend this book to my students and to my own children. - Lee Coppock, PhD, Professor of Economics, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Economics Department, University of VirginiaAdulting 101 is a great resource for young people who are getting started in the real world. This book will help you launch into adulthood successfully, and it is relevant for every stage of life because it is principle-based. I believe Adulting 101 will be and should be read repeatedly, even by those in their “later” years.- Ron Blue, author and Ronald Blue & Co. founder
As a leader in the US Army for the past twenty years, I have dedicated my life to transforming teenagers into the future leaders of our country. Adulting 101 contains very practical advice and vignettes to help our teenagers make a successful transition from our homes and into the world. I plan to use what I learned from Adulting 101 with my two teenagers.- Col. Eric Lopez, US Army Ranger Whatever you are currently experiencing in the crazy transitions of life, there is something in this book for you. This book has been a tremendous help transitioning to life on my own. You are not alone, and you can thrive. #LiveYourBestLife with #Adulting101.- Jess Demayo, recent college graduate