My new book, 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School is now available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The book gives students and parents insights into the educational philosophy and guidance that form the basis of Education Planning Partners’ academic and career planning program. The book begins in the spirit that is reflected throughout……

“We put a lot of faith in our education. We devote a huge portion of our lives in pursuit of knowledge, in the hope that it will allow us to achieve our American dream. We commit tremendous resources because it’s the right thing to do and necessary to appropriately develop and prosper in life.

Yet, with all the talk of educational opportunity and improving our education system, how do you know if your education is a good one or not? Who determines whether or not you’re educated? Did you ever stop to wonder why traditional education is the right form of education?”

…and it leaves each reader with perspectives that challenge them to pause and think.

Whether or not you go to college should not be the focus of your inquiry and decision-making process. You should be educating yourself on the realities of the world in which we live; the skills employers need, the problems requiring solutions, the determinants of success. You should be aware of the areas in which you thrive, areas in need of improvement, the sacrifices you’re willing to make, and where exactly you see yourself after graduating.

Ask the right questions, find the right answers and get with a program that’s right for you. An investment without a well devised strategy isn’t an investment at all. It’s speculation.

If you’re a student working to get through high school and figure out what you would like to do with your life, or a parent seeking to better support and guide your child, I think my story and the ideas shared just might help. I would love to hear from you, your thoughts about my book, the challenges you face, the questions for which you need answers. Reach out and I’ll listen. That’s why I am here, why I write, and why I started Education Planning Partners.

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