Take teenagers who receive no expressions of love or healthy modeling from home: it doesn’t take long for that deficit to show up in academics, motivation, and demeanor. In acts of desperation, they join gangs or get pregnant or drop out of school. It’s a tragic cycle that has become all too common, with one [...]
About Dennis TrittinDennis Trittin is a retired investment executive and now author, publisher, educator, and father devoted to equipping young people for success in life. His book, What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead, offers essential life wisdom for adulthood, serving as a life coach and parenting “destination guide.” Through his book and course, Dennis promotes personal leadership and practical life skills modeled by honorable leaders. Dennis spent 30 years evaluating scores of successful business leaders and has also served as a Board Chair and life skills program director at a private school. His blogs and weekly e newsletters offer pearls of life wisdom for parents and teens alike and you can find him at www.dennistrittin.com and sign up at www.dennistrittin.com/newsletter.aspx.
Ask anyone, young or old, about their greatest fear and you’ll likely hear, “Speaking in public!” That’s right…most of us suffer from Glossophobia…I know I did. I had two lines in my first school play and promptly spaced on the second. My wedding vows, practiced about 857 times, didn’t go so well either. Thankfully, Glossophobia [...]
Money will never make you completely happy—but mismanaging it can be a life wrecker! Money problems are among the top reasons for divorce, alcoholism, and suicide in our country. For these, and many other reasons, it’s critical to become a wise manager of your financial resources. You should consider this one of your greatest priorities [...]
Part of the ascent to adulthood is the transition from having your parents “pick” (or have a say in) who your friends are to making those choices yourself. How wisely you make those decisions can have significant implications for your life. While many of the people you meet out in the world will be good [...]
You’ve heard the saying, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.”When it comes to your career, your value is in the eyes of your employer or your clients. I had a somewhat unique reputation during my career. I was an investment leader who knew how to market the firm to sales prospects. Consequently, while [...]