Smart Way #1: How to be Respected as an Adult

The first chapter, or ‘Smart Way’, of this book is dedicated to helping young people understand this very important point:

If you want to be respected as an adult, then think, speak and act like an adult.

It’s easier said than done but we can learn this in Smart Way 01 through the story of a young woman whose life wasn’t going too well.

Lucy was 21 years old and living in a flat in an expensive suburb, but only earning the minimum wage. She had fallen out with her childhood friend. A guy she had broken up with was harassing her and wouldn’t take no for an answer. She was eating badly and she was drinking way too much.

Even though she was living away from home, Lucy still had one hand in her dad’s pocket so that she could bridge her financial shortfall. She was miserable, confused about life and stuck in the twilight zone between childhood and adulthood.

After I was asked to help her out, I saw her each week and equipped her with a wide range of life skills and attitudes so that she could make it on her own.

After 10 weeks, Lucy was in a totally different space. She was now a great flat mate and was managing her health and her relationships. She had made up with her friend and had finally given the guy the boot!

So how did Lucy and I change her circumstances and dramatically increase her weekly pay packet? Read the full chapter when you Buy the e-book or paper copy of Making It On my Own; 52 Ways to Smash It in the Real World.

Adaptation from ‘Making it on My Own’52 Smart Ways to Smash it in the Real World!