Planning Adulting is The Career Planning Guide
– a motivational interactive workbook in which students and undecideds choose a career path directly inside the guide.
Use this direct, specific method to educate, understand, and inspire yourself to reach your full potential in only 10 chapters of guided reflection and planning.
About the Author
I am Kyle Crandall — Marine, business owner and author.
I bought my first investment house and $20,000 RV at 22. I finished my bachelor’s at 23 while Active Duty in the Marine Corps and received two Navy Achievement Medals for Superior Performance of Duties. After honorably discharged I became my franchises’ youngest franchisee owner ever at 24, bought my second house, first commercial property, started two more businesses and wrote this guide at 25.
Ok. Started writing this guide at 25. I finished it at 31 with a beautiful wife, three houses (two investments, others sold in the past), a huge awesome barn/office, multiple businesses and two more major ones in the works. I’ve traveled through 45ish U.S. States, Greece, Switzerland (twice), Germany (Oktoberfest), Austria, Liechtenstein, half of the Caribbean and a few Mexico destinations, etc. I drive very custom vehicles, have multiple “toys” and haven’t worried about spending a dollar, or a thousand dollars since my own time of career planning. I created this guide for my own use, but aspire to help those around me so I have published it for yours!
At 35 (2022) I have now bought and sold a 7 figure beach house, an airplane, and will begin working on selling what I thought was my forever home to build a Barndominium on a beautiful 35 acre lake view parcel. I am so grateful to have accomplished so much, and I look forward to starting a family with my wife and slowing down. This guide sets the frame work for you to be successful in your own ways; you just need to take the time to use it.
Planning Adulting is an interactive guide that helps you find, organize and prioritize your life plan and goals.
In it, I share some personal insights, advice, activities, and worksheets. We are all full of potential and already successful in your own ways, but some good advice and planning time can help us get even farther.
More about my experience:
- Awarded the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Distinguished Achievement Award; 2012 North American New Dealer of the Year (Ziebart-Rhino Linings)
- Hold the title of “youngest franchisee owner ever” (Ziebart was founded in 1959) at 24 years old
- Awarded two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for Superior Performance of Duties while Active Duty in the United States Marine Corps
- Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University
- Author; “duh”
” Crandall does an amazing job of translating his many years of real-world experience into a step-by-step guide…to help you reach your potential.” — Panayiotis S.
What is Adulting?
Adulting is taking life by the horns. It’s not just paying the bills but taking the responsibilities that come with life and thriving off them. It’s being successful in not just your friends and family’s eyes but having true happiness in yourself.
Happiness to me is how Earl Nightingale explains success:
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal; success is anyone who is doing a predetermined job because that is what they decided to do, deliberately; only 1/20 does this”.Earl Nightingale
This means that success is determined by you. By what makes you happy. The Japanese call this Ikigai: the reason you get out of bed in the morning.
Unfortunately, in the amazing red white and blue, in the beautiful US of A, we are plagued with a current lifestyle focused on goods. Focused on the next new smart phone, or shiny new car that will be “old” in a short few months or years.
It’s up to us to demand success! But not for free, by working for it. We’re not afraid to go out there, roll our sleeves up and get dirty. To push forward for the life of happiness we dream about, we thirst for, we require.
Finding our Ikigai; our reason to get out of bed in the morning, requires a specific step by step guide to see inside ourselves, to see our wants, our needs and more. To understand the environment and self in a way that formats our goals so that we can see and understand them. To lay out a plan to attack our goals with the fierce mentality prior generations used to wage war on evil forces of dictators and racists.
Who It Helps
“Kyle’s technique can be used for teenagers to decide what to do after High School, the 30’s or 40’s person trying to make a positive change in his/her life, or even the retired person trying to decide on hobbies to make a little side money.” — Kindle Customer
Inspiration to do this comes from you. Inside of you. It simply takes this plan of attack; this guide, for all walks of life. Become a more positive person whether you are just starting your journey or planning your retirement. Take these steps to gain motivation and find direction.
This guide is set up for flexibility and caters to any individual’s path. Everyone — regardless of age or stage of life — can use assistance with life planning, motivation, direction and drive. Too often, we get caught in daily routines and unhealthy patterns. It feels impossible to break free. Even if we did want to change, where to begin? And how to keep that momentum going?
Get motivated with a few short prequels of digestible, easily understood concepts and real-world examples. Interact with each chapter of this guide to break down your interests, dislikes, hobbies, experience and background. Pin point your ideal environment, wants, needs and career possibilities. Move forward with this information with a structured plan of attack and reach your full potential.
Planning Adulting is ideal for:
- Job hunting
- Organizing plans and goals
- Choosing a college degree major
- A guide through college
- Self-employment ideas
- Becoming an entrepreneur
- Navigate new business enterprises
- Choosing a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS)
- Military separations
Planning Adulting can help with:
- Finding yourself (self-help)
- Gaining motivation, inspiration and direction
- Knowing and pushing your limits
- Building confidence
- Becoming a more positive person
- Overcoming life obstacles and depression
- Making a resume
- Transitioning from the military back into civilian life
- Being content in retirement
How It Helps
Inspire & Motivate -> Interact -> Plan
The purpose of this guide is to help find YOUR inspiration. Determine not only a direction and goals, but also generate the motivation to follow through.
By the end of this guide you should have a clear understanding of your goals, as well as a plan to attack them.
Sometimes the vast sea of options overwhelms and debilitates us from deciding on a direction; so, we end up staying in place.
Fear not, Planning Adulting helps you “weigh” these options on the scale of life. This guide uses a clear-cut, kiln dried, hog-tied method to get you where you want to be, and then create a plan to make it so.
Need one last push? Consider the words from Jeff Julian:
“I give this book my very strongest recommendation. It is unlike anything I have seen before–not only offering advice, but also a blueprint for each individual reader to achieve his or her own personal goals in life. Even better, the author is someone with the credibility to make his guidance valuable: a successful business leader with the self-discipline of a former Marine. If you are searching for a way to take control of your life, I suggest you accept the help of this distinguished author and purchase this book. ” – Jeff Julian
Jeff Julians credentials: “Jeff Julian has been a full-time teacher in western New York State for 33 years. He has spent the last 29 of those at his current school, with 27 as the head of his social-studies department. Mr. Julian’s bachelor’s degree is in English and history, and his master’s is in English, all from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He has permanent certification for both English and social studies, and has taught a wide variety of courses in those subjects from grades 7-12, including honors-level and college-credit courses. Mr. Julian has mentored new teachers in his department, wrote and implemented new curriculum for the state, made presentations to prospective teachers, and held training sessions for faculty members in effective instructional techniques. In addition to teaching full time, Mr. Julian serves as an adjunct instructor of public speaking in a college communications department. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing in his band, The Untouchables.” Check out his recent work: https://smile.amazon.com/Jeff-Julian/e/B07NC8S9B6%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share?sa-no-redirect=1
There are many guides, but THIS ONE IS YOURS
“His straight forward approach is motivating and intuitive. This is the guide to help you reach your potential.” — Panayiotis S.
“This guide challenges you in ways you didn’t know you needed! Excellent tutorial!” — Shawn C.
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