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What I Wish I Knew at 18

Life Lessons for the Road Ahead

Dennis Trittin Arlyn Lawrence

240 pages
LifeSmart Publishing, LLC

What I Wish I Knew at 18 is a comprehensive guidebook to a successful life, conversationally messaged to teens and young adults. Acclaimed by business leaders, educators, mentors, and families, it engages readers with practical wisdom and strategies for adulthood. Author Dennis Trittin spent 28 years researching successful leaders worldwide and captures their insights in this definitive adult preparation book.

The book is organized into nine powerful chapters and 109 life success pointers that build leadership skills and prepare readers for key upcoming life decisions. Through stories and instruction, it helps young people develop a healthy life perspective, model strong character, build and sustain new relationships, overcome adversity, and become productive and wise decision makers. Also, it shares powerful strategies to succeed in college, career, family, and finances.

This versatile book serves as the text for wide-ranging leadership and life skills courses and mentoring programs, as well as a compelling “third party voice” for parents in preparing their teens for adulthood. Whether for organizational or personal use, What I Wish I Knew at 18 inspires, encourages, and equips young people for a lifetime of success.

Author Bio

Dennis Trittin is a leadership expert, author, investment manager, and educator dedicated to equipping young people for life success. As founder and CEO of LifeSmart Publishing and the author of What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead and Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World, Dennis combines his world class leadership experience with passionate advocacy for the next generation. Previously, Dennis was a senior executive with Russell Investments where he managed $35 billion and researched thousands of investment leaders worldwide, offering unique perspectives for sharing the practices of successful people. He holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin, an M.B.A. from the University of Washington, and is a CFA.

Dennis and his wife Jeanne have two grown children and reside in Gig Harbor, Washington. In his free time, Dennis is an avid golfer, writer, traveler, investor, volunteer, and mentor.