Do you have a son or daughter who is a teenager or twentysomething?

As you may know they are being called the "boomerang generation" because so many return home after trying to make their way in the real world.

Did you know that...

 

    --Campus polls show that 65% of college students plan to move home

       after graduating

 

    --6 out of 10 students entering college drop out after the first year

 

    --The average college graduate has more than eight jobs from the

       age of 22 to the age of 32

 

    --Most often these jobs are in fields completely unrelated to what they

       spent thousands of dollars receiving a degree in

 

    --Four-year college degrees are taking students five, six and even

       seven years to complete

 

    --Drug and alcohol abuse is highest for teens and twenty-year-olds

 

Why the confusion, frustration, and uncertainty? 

The answer is simple. More than ever before teens and twentysomethings want direction and purpose in their lives, but do not know how to find it. 

I know this feeling well. Today I'm 29-years-old and have a successful career, my relationships with friends and family continue to deepen, I’m in the best shape of my adult life, I’ve finished a book, I’m growing spiritually, and I have the genuine feeling that my life matters—I’m here for a reason.

But it wasn't always that way...

Just a few years ago, at 20, I remember tossing and turning in bed at night with thoughts running through my head. I wondered why I seemed to be the only one who didn’t have it all figured out. I couldn’t understand how friends could already be getting married, committing to mortgages, and having children. I wanted to know why I was here on earth, and if my life mattered.

It’s the same frustration, confusion, and uncertainty that led a classmate of mine to commit suicide by throwing his body off the lip of the Grand Canyon. Depressed and frustrated, he chose to end his life rather than carry on. In fact, did you know that quarterlifers--people in their teens, twenties, and early thirties--have the highest rate of suicide attempts?  Recent studies linking depression to suicide found that depression has doubled among 20-year-olds over the past 13 years. When asked why, the director of one study said, “Times are more stressful, students are faced with more pressure, more decisions, and more competition. There is more demand put on young adults today.”

Unfortunately, not only do quarterlifers have the highest rate of suicide attempts, they also top the charts in divorce, drug use, and alcohol abuse. Not to mention that from the time we graduate from college until we reach our mid-30s we seek a new job every year and a half, often in fields completely unrelated to what we spent years and tens of thousands of dollars studying.      

Fortunately, my life changed the day I discovered that there are tools and techniques for navigating the real world. At the age of 24, I graduated from professional school, moved to a new town, and opened an office. For the next six months I worked to build my practice, meet new people, find social involvements, stay in shape, and get to know my new town. I continuously felt stressed and full of anxiety. If you’ve ever had to give a public speech, do you remember that uneasy feeling of butterflies you experienced? I had that feeling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

It was that pain, along with the suffering I saw in my friends, which led me to pick up the telephone and call people I admired and begin asking them questions about finances, relationships, spirituality, and personal growth. To my surprise they openly shared their advice with me. Taking their suggestions, I made changes in my life and immediately began to notice positive results.  

What started out as my personal questioning process eventually grew into hosting both a talk radio program and a talk television show for quarterlifers--people in their teens, twenties, and thirties. Now, each week, I interview the world’s leading experts on the topics of personal potential, business, politics, wellness, relationships, finance, and career. These in-depth conversations with the greatest thinkers of our time have completely transformed my life.

Do I have it all figured out? No way. But my life is 100 percent better because I don’t have the frustration, confusion, and uncertainty that I once did.

Imagine for a moment how your son or daughter's life would change (or your own life for that matter) if they had access to what the most successful people in the world know today that they wish they had known when they were just starting out in the real world.  

Not only have I learned from the experts, I’ve also interviewed over 400 of my peers. Quarterlifers from around the world have shared with me their experiences, insights, questions, and concerns.

Let me tell you a little secret. My generation knows far more than we give ourselves credit for knowing. When I asked people 16 to 35-years-old to address the hardest questions that we face and heard their answers, I was amazed! In many ways their insights have had the greatest impact on my life. Here’s why. Most of the experts I interview are in their late 40s, 50s, 60s, and even 70s. While you can’t put a price tag on their advice and wisdom, they grew up in a different era and can’t necessarily relate to the problems, concerns, and obstacles of my generation.

Think in your own life about how easy it is to forget a problem once you’ve found a solution. Do you remember how much you agonized over which computer to buy? Once you bought, it all of your concerns became a distant memory as you moved onto the next problem. Now imagine how little of a problem you would remember if it occurred over 20 years ago. When I hit upon this understanding, I knew I had to focus my research around my generation and that’s exactly what I did.

Through my interviews I discovered that certain concerns came up over and over. It didn't matter where quarterlifers lived or what socioeconomic background they came from. Nearly everyone I interviewed shared these thirty concerns.

      1.   What Is the Real World? 

      2.   Does Becoming a Responsible Adult Mean That Life Becomes

             Boring and Monotonous?

      3.   What Is My Purpose?

      4.   Is a Life of Purpose Easy?

      5.   What Is the Meaning of Life?

      6.   Is Life Fair?

      7.   Who Am I?

      8.   How Can I Overcome This Empty Pit Feeling Inside?

      9.   How Do I Make These Major Life Decisions?

     10.  Does Anyone Have It All Figured Out?

     11.  What Can I Do About All This Stress?

     12.  How Can I Overcome This Feeling of Being Stuck?

     13.  How Can I Quit Procrastinating?

     14.  How Can I Stay Motivated?

     15.  How Can I Overcome My Fear of Failure?

     16.  Where Can I Find Mr. or Ms. Right?

     17.  Am I with the Right One?

     18.  When Should I Marry?

     19.  What Is the Key to a Successful Marriage? 

     20.  When Is it Time to End a Relationship?

     21.  When Should I Have Children?

     22.  What Should I Do for a Living?

     23.  Can I Be in a Relationship and Still Be Successful?

     24.  Should I Go for the Big Bucks or Pursue What I Truly Want to Do? 

     25.  How Can I Make Money?

     26.  Where Should I Invest My Money?

     27.  Should I Travel and Explore Before Settling Down?

     28.  Where Should I Live?

     29.  What Is My Spiritual Path?

     30.  How Can I Make My Mark in the World?

So how can you help your son or daughter?

After over interviewing over 150 experts and 100s of quarterlifers I decided I wanted to share with quarterlifers what others have generously shared with me.

Five years later...and countless hours of writing and re-writing I finished my first book--Upload Experience: Quarterlife Solutions for Teens and Twentysomethings.

It was a lot of work, but I would do it all over again because the book has a unique perspective to offer. It was written by a quarterlifer for quarterlifers.

Each of the thirty chapter is one the primary questions that quarterlifers face. While the book is designed to be read from beginning to end, quarterlifers may find it best to go directly to the question they are dealing with right now. Within each chapter are the gems of advice that have been shared with me, along with my personal experiences and interesting stories taken right out of the headlines. At the end of the chapter is an opportunity section containing a tip, tool or technique quarterlifers can begin applying today to bring solutions to the very question being addressed. None of the chapters tell the reader what you have to do. Instead they provide tools and information to make the change for one's self.  As one reader told me, “A lot of books we read today tell us what we should do. Your book helps individuals figure it out on their own. You present ideas in a way that hits home and keeps people reading!” Regardless of whether the book is read from front to back or if you skip ahead to chapters, I promise that your son or daughter will find clear guidance. This truly is the book that I wish I’d had when I was entering the real world.

You can order a signed copy of the book for the teen or twentysomething in your life directly from me. Here is a picture of the cover.

 

Quarterlife Solutions for Teens and Twentysomethings

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I have found that parents and grandparents who want to help their son or daughter have two main questions?

      1.  Is the book good?

      2.  Will my son or daughter read it?

Regarding the first question, here is what others are saying about Quarterlife Solutions.

“I wish I had access to Jason’s work 30 years ago! A perfect gift for today’s high school and college graduate.”

                                Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

 

"Jason Steinle has asked the questions that matter most and he shares the answers he discovered in a clear and engaging way. I recommend his work for anyone ready to take charge of their life.” 

                                                John Gray, PhD, author of Men are from Mars

                                                                                      Women are from Venus                

 

“Jason Steinle has gathered solutions to some of life's biggest questions. I recommend his work for anyone looking to create inner peace in the midst of a busy life.”

                                                Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Minding the Body,

                                                                                      Mending the Mind

 

“A delight to read and an exciting guide to a conscious life. I highly recommend it to today’s 20 and 30 year olds (and anybody else).”

                                                Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul        

 

 

And it's not just the experts. Here is what other quarterlifers are saying.

 

 

“Why hesitate to change your life? It doesn’t have to be difficult. Just read this book.” 

                                               Ashley Lee, 22

 

“It’s great to know that other people are feeling and wondering the same things I feel. Jason Steinle’s book is a great read!”

                                                Caleb Foster, 20         

 

“One chapter and I was hooked. Jason has a wonderful, extroverted personality that he relates through text. I will be telling everyone I know to read this book.”

                                               Anthony Hamilton, 22  

 

 

Second, regarding the question, "Will my son or daughter read it?"  Yes they will read it. Upload Experience: Quarterlife Solutions for Teens and Twentysomethings is not like other books.

 

I made the book very visual, interactive, and engaging. Not only are the chapters the major concerns of today's quarterlifers, I have also included profiles of nearly 100 quarterlifers within the book. Check out some of the pages from the book below.

 

    

Here are two pages from the chapter, "How Can I Overcome

This Empty Pit Feeling Inside?"

Here is a page from the chapter, "When Should I Have Children?"

Here are two pages from the chapter, "How Can I Make My Mark?"

 

What I have found is that quarterlifers will pick up the book and begin flipping through it to read the profile sections.  This gets them into the book where they then will begin reading the main text.

Here is a key point. You can't force your son or daughter to read, listen too, or follow anything you say. In fact, the more you push the greater chance that they will do the opposite of what you say.

But,,,

If you place information like Quarterlife Solutions in front of your son or daughter and let them discover it for themselves, they are much more likely to make positive changes because it is self initiated.

Thank you for letting me share a little of my story with you. I hope that my research is as beneficial to your son or daughter as it has been to me.

 

 Thank you, 

 

 

PS: To receive a signed, new copy of Quarterlife Solutions please use the secure order form by clicking on "Order Now" below.

 

   Upload Experience: Quarterlife Solutions for Teens and Twentysomethings

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    -- graduations (both high school and college)

       -- birthdays

       -- back-to-college

       -- career day

       -- Christmas and other holidays

 

The cost of the book is $19.95. The book will be sent to you directly from the publisher.

Can you think of a better way to invest twenty dollars into your son or daughter's future?

 

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