Until November

I thought I was exempt. I never thought all the posts and tweets would ring true of me. I didn’t know the warning signs or ways to avoid it, but I was still certain I would be an exception. I was aware of people who were diagnosed with clinical depression or who …

there's no use trying to find the work or a person to love if you don't like who you are

Start with the (Wo)Man In The Mirror

I’m all for people earning a living doing work they enjoy, but if you go to a job you love and come home and look in the mirror at a person you can’t stand, you aren’t doing anyone any favors. I’m also all for love, but you can only accept the …

fear and love

What Emotion Is Driving You?

If you could place every word you’ve spoken and every action you’ve taken into one of two boxes, fear or love, which box would have the most? The professionals who study minds and human behavior say the emotional basis for all thoughts and actions are either fear or love. That’s …

Learning To Stay Focused

You’re a creative person with a giving heart and big dreams. You want to be happy and successful, give back to others, and leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren. But, you don’t even know how to stay focused long enough to complete one task or check off one goal, let alone a …

What Will People Say About You?

Before a book begins the author will include a prologue before chapter 1. The prologue is a short section that provides background information or additional information that helps you understand the upcoming story and/or characters better. Some things were determined for you before you were born. You didn’t get to choose …

Unmasking: Step 1

Today is World Mental Health Day. Positive conversation around mental health helps further diminish the stigma, fears, and embarrassment that surround mental health. The conversation around being real, speaking up, and risking vulnerability is a real thing, and I’m here for it! When I was growing up, mental health was …

I Hope They Reject You.

In my childhood education classes, one of the phrases that showed up in just about every course was “Process over Product”. That saying means no matter what you’re teaching your student to do, what was is most important was the process involved and not the outcome (the product). That collection of terrible …

Coming Soon!

I’m excited to share with you that Monday, October 3rd 2016 will be the official relaunch of the Launch Young Adults website. For years now I’ve blogged, taught, mentored, written newsletters, created videos, and used social media to encourage, inspire and motivate ambitious young adults. I felt called to this …

You’re Scared to Share

When you were little the only thing you were good at sharing, was your germs. You had to learn to share your things. When your parents’ friends came over with their kids, you were encouraged to let their kids play with your toys. In exchange, you’d be able to play …

Two Truths. No Lies.

I have a friend who doesn’t tell the truth. I don’t call her a liar, (although that’s what you’d call a person who doesn’t tell the truth) because she doesn’t know she’s lying. To her, she’s telling the truth as she understands things in the moment. It’s not until things go …

Two Mistakes I Hope You Never Make

Episode 53 of the seanwes podcast was my first podcast. Ever. I consumed it all and freeloaded until I was told that I was a freeloader. I paid for a one-month membership (to the seanwes community) and didn’t use it. Mistake#1 In 2012 I “overlapped”, before doing so had a name. I worked a …

How I’ve Failed You

I’ve failed you. I feel bad because I think I’ve failed you. I failed to provide you with the education you need, I failed to effectively help you solve your problems, and I failed to make this website and organization an actual resource. I didn’t meant to. I didn’t realize until …

How to Look Better

Fruit makes you look better. Fruit is good for you. Fruit tastes great. From now on, eat fruit for breakfast. Carry on with your life, now.

What People Like You Want

Ambitious young adults desire to help. Generation Z, iGen, Millenials, are said to be people who don’t want to work hard, and who are lazy. That hasn’t been my experience. Every young adult I’ve worked with has two things in common: A personal goal for themselves, which they’re willing to …

Set Goals and Ask For Help | Guest Post

When I realized I didn’t have any support, I started working by teaching children, I worked with my father, and I sold some stuff on the internet. Yes, it added even more stress to my life but I knew what I wanted to achieve and that gave me motivation. I …

Work Hard and Have Fun | Guest Post

“Work hard and have fun” was something I learned this past year from my history teacher. She applied it to the material we were learning, and to real life. Her classroom served as a testament to this statement. It wasn’t gray and bare like others; she had quotes, and colorful ...

What Do People See In You?

I sat at the head of two, rectangle shaped tables, pushed together end-to-end, and listened to my class talk. There had to be 7 different conversations going on at once, and yet, I heard nothing. No, I hadn’t gone deaf- my mind, amidst an epiphany, had muted the noise in …