How Young Adults Can Make It In Today’s World
Get It Together is a guide for young adult's on how to become confident, competent, and successful adults...
My name is Scott Paly, and I’m the author of Get It Together.
I wrote this book because I’m concerned about the young people in our country.
Many are lost, and need help…
They need guidance, experience, and wisdom.
They need to know someone cares and is willing to share their experience with them.
They need people who are willing to spend time with them, and show them the way.
And that’s what Get It Together is all about…
“It’s the perfect tool for teens and young adults who are transitioning into adulthood and need real-world advice.
…the kind of advice that’s not taught in schools these days.
The lessons taught in this book will help them take control of their lives, and prepare to be successful adults.
If teenagers and young adults have a good orientation to what it takes to be successful and cultivate and engage with mentors, great things can happen” – Scott Paly
Get It Together will show young adults how to make it in today’s world with the help from a team of people who care.
Mentors who will show them the way, be their guide…
Listen to some of the inspiring stories of how mentorship made all the difference in the lives of these celebrated Americans:
Oprah Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show. She was mentored by celebrated author and poet Maya Angelou.
“She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life” says Oprah about her relationship with Ms. Angelou.
She goes on to say, “Mentors are important and I don’t think anybody makes it in this world without some form of mentorship”.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was mentored by former Morehouse College President Dr. Benjamin Mays.
Dr. Mays was an outspoken critic of segregation before the birth of the modern civil rights movement. They met when Dr. King was an undergraduate student at Morehouse College. They remained a close relationship until King’s assassination in 1968.
Dr. King said he learned two things from Dr. Mays; dignity of all human beings, and the incompatibility of American democratic ideals with American social practices.
These ideals became the “voice” for Dr. King as he grew to become leader of the civil rights movement.
Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite owes his success as a journalist to his high school teacher Fred Birney.
Cronkite said of Birney, “He taught me so much in those high school journalism classes, and by securing me those early jobs, he cemented my desire to be a reporter for the rest of my life. He was my major inspiration. I always credit Fred Birney for my career.”
That’s the power of mentoring.
And they can do the same for any young adult.
I know what you’re thinking; “How do they find a team of people who are willing to mentor?”
It’s a great question.
The answer is described in pages 2 – 5 of Get It Together.
Building a strong team of mentors and advisors will help to put a young person on the right track to becoming a successful adult.
With a team of mentors in place, Get It Together will serve as an owner’s manual for successful adulthood.
It will teach a young adult:
About the importance of surrounding themselves with people who are successful in their own right. People that they and others respect highly, and from whom they can learn and grow.
About traditional values like working hard, honoring commitments to themselves and others, the rewards of volunteerism, and the importance of moderation.
How to communicate with people including; parents, teachers, police, military personnel, and other figures of authority.
The important things to know like; what it means to be a citizen of the United States, their rights versus entitlements, how to fly and fold the American flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, and National Anthem.
The best way to select and gain admission to the right college, and how to pay for it.
How to find a good job, including; how to write a resume, how to interview by phone or in-person, and how to be a valued employee.
All about money and how to manage it, including; the magic of compound interest, understanding credits and debits, how to open a bank account, writing checks, managing a credit card, and saving for the future.
The “value” of protection, and why they need to own insurance policies like; health, auto, renters/homeowners, moving, disability, and life.
How to start their life outside of the home including; finding an apartment, selecting the right roommate, how to budget and buy “smart”, eating healthy, and the “costs” of alcohol.
Other important life skills like; how to find the right doctor and dentist, buying a car, voting, making travel arrangements, doing laundry, cooking meals at home.
…and much more.
Get It Together combined with the guidance and encouragement of caring adult mentors can change the path of a young adult from disaster to success.
All it takes is for a young adult to do one simple thing – Decide to take action and build their team of advisors/mentors.
Imagine what the world would be like if young adults chose not to seek out the advice and guidance of a mentor…
Bob Dylan would have never met and been mentored by musician Woody Gutherie (“This Land Is Your Land’), he would never have had the courage to move to New York City and be discovered.
Astronaut and former U.S. Senator, John Glenn would not have been mentored by his high school civics teacher and not been the first human to visit space and safely return to earth.
Ansel Adams would not have been mentored and encouraged by his father to pursue his passion for photography. The world would be without his beautiful black and white landscape photographs of the American West.
Famous fashion designer Christian Dior would not have mentored Yves St. Laurent at the age of 21, and the iconic brand known as YSL would have never been created.
Luther Powell would have never taken the time to mentor and coach his son U.S. Army General Colin Powell, and America would have been denied the genius of his leadership in battle and government.
The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, would have never been mentored by Warren Buffet, and the “age of technology” as we know it would have never been born.
Dr. Arthur Walker would have never encouraged physicist and astronaut Sally Ride to apply to NASA’s astronaut corps, and she would not have become the first American woman in space.
Virgin Group co-founder Richard Branson would not have been influenced by Sir Freddie Laker, and the multinational conglomerate Virgin Atlantic would have never gotten off the ground.
Actor and director Clint Eastwood’s grandmother would not have mentored and encouraged him to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor, and we would have never been introduced to “Dirty Harry” on the big screen.
Think about what our lives would be like if these famous and successful adults had never asked for help when they were young.
The world would have been denied the accomplishments and talents of these incredible people.
But is it really worth it for a young adult to find people who are willing to mentor?
You bet it is…
The evidence could not be more apparent...
Mentoring has the power to work wonders.
Research shows that:
Girls with a mentor are two and a half times more likely to be confident in their academic performance.
Boys with a mentor are three times less likely to suffer peer pressure and anxiety, and two times less likely to develop negative behaviors.
A mentor increases a student’s likelihood of attending college by fifty percent.
Teacher mentorship doubles the odds of a student attending college.
Young people in a mentor program are forty six percent less likely to use drugs and twenty seven percent less likely to use alcohol.
Actor Denzel Washington once said about mentoring;
“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living – if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing you the way. A mentor.”
Mentoring works, and Get It Together will help your young adult build a strong team of mentors who will show him or her the way.
It’s the roadmap for young adults on how to make it in today’s world.
'Get It Together' will teach a young adult step-by-step, how to prepare for adulthood with confidence and purpose.
Here’s how it works…
Get It Together is a step-by-step progressive guide. Starting with “The Culture That Made America Great”, the book hits every important milestone in a young person’s life.
Throughout the book, there are short exercises that your young adult can complete. This act of engagement with the material will help them “own” it, and start applying the lessons in every day life.
For example, under the heading of “Hard Work”, the exercise asks: “List some personal heroes that exemplify hard work. Write why you think highly of them. How are you like them?”
Think about how this one exercise will influence the decisions and actions of a young person.
...and Get It Together has dozens of exercises like this throughout the book.
The book reinforces, “Why you should care…” after many of the lessons. Telling a young adult the importance of a handshake and keeping his or her word is one thing. Explaining why it is important is another. As the book teaches:
“The benefit to you for keeping your word is that it is the foundation for your path to success. The reason that this is so important is that trust between individuals in a relationship is everything…”
“Why you should care…” is a teaching moment for a mentor. It gives them an opportunity to “connect” and talk about how the lessons work in the real world.
A young person’s team of mentors will help turn the words into tools and help them grow to be successful and happy adults.
Get It Together is more than just words on paper. There are scores of images in the form of pictures, charts, graphs, templates, and infographics that help to promote learning.
It helps the young adult “see” the information in a visual reference rather than just reading about it. The addition of images can help to make sure that connections are made, and information remembered.
This is why building a team is so important. Not only will the young adult read the book, their mentors will encourage discussion about the lessons and how they relate in the real world.
This is how “good” life habits are formed in young adults, and you can help them get started by giving them a copy of Get It Together TODAY.
Still not convinced that Get It Together has the potential to change lives?
Here’s what others say about their experience with the book:
“What an awesome gift for any young person about to embark on their journey into adulthood. I purchased the book as a gift for a brilliant young man about to head off to college. His mother had shared that her son had expressed some apprehension about being prepared to live on his own, and this book was just the ticket. Not long after, I received a text informing me that her son couldn't put the book down ... Well done!!!”
ANONYMOUS AMAZON BUYER:
“Really wish I'd read a book like this when I was younger. I'm 37 now and have been learning a lot of what Mr. Paly is teaching in Get It Together the hard way, by trial and error, with very little mentor-ship or guidance. I'm especially enjoying the budgeting and finance section, as saving money has always been difficult for me. My partner and I sit and review this chapter regularly and have already started implementing some of Paly's suggestions.”
“This is an effective and instructive guide book for youngsters. It's not only practical in preparation for their future, but appropriate information for all ages. This well-planned manual contains significant advice for guidance counselors, teachers and social workers. Great teaching tool.”
“My husband and I were very impressed with this book. Actually - more than impressed. It is absolutely outstanding.
It will be every young person's go-to book, a lesson for adults who missed some points on their way up and still interesting to the mature adult who thought they had it all figured out! It’s written in such an easy manner with a witty and clever sense of humor. In the section regarding life insurance: "...... A little grim but there we are." I was reading the book in bed and laughed and even choked out loud!
I can see the author probably got a lot of good material from years of being a parent. A very good one, I am certain as the book didn't miss a thing.
So, I bought 2 books originally and just finished ordering 2 more - and probably should have ordered one for each of our nieces and nephews. I'll be back, I am sure! There is something invaluable in there for every one of them and also for some friends and family members who may have missed a few really important lessons along the way.”
ANONYMOUS AMAZON BUYER:
“This is a great guide to help an old child move into young adulthood. It includes everything from what you will need (documents), to the things you should carry on your person, to how a build a network of people to help you on your journey. No, not a bunch of Facebook friends, but real people that you know face to face.
This can help you bridge the gap from "digital life" to "real life" in a world that is changing around us.
The measure of the guide is the many time you will think "how that is so simple I should have known that." But you don't.
ANONYMOUS AMAZON BUYER:
“This is an effective and instructive guide book for youngsters. It's not only practical in preparation for their future, but appropriate information for all ages.
This well-planned manual contains significant advise for guidance counselors, teachers and social workers. Great teaching tool.”
Mike is a former Junior Achievement Volunteer who spent hundreds of hours in the classroom teaching high school students. He also served as Board Chair for the Southwest Connecticut Chapter of JA for 3 years.
After reading Get It Together, Mike said; “If only I had this book to share with my students when I was teaching. The information is invaluable for young people who are struggling with what to do, and how to do it. This book would make an amazing course for high school students in their junior or senior year. And it would be a godsend for the teachers.”
The evidence is crystal clear - Get It Together is making a big impact not only on the lives of the young adults it touches, but on those who’ve chosen to help through mentoring.
And I want to make sure that you have every opportunity to get the most out of the book.
There's no magic to it really...
Here are some of my “Best Practices” tips on how to use it:
If you're a parent, read a section together and then talk about it. Swap stories or experiences, and work the exercise if there is one. Some of the exercises require practice, like role-playing.
If you are a teacher/mentor/therapist/facilitator, ask participants to read as little or as much as they'd like. Keep going around the room until everyone has had a chance to read. Then, let them swap stories or experiences, and work the exercise if there is one.
It's really easy and a lot of fun.
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in a young adult’s life TODAY?
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