Adulting 101 is a must-read book for anyone, whether you are just entering the ‘real world’ or have been in it for decades. The timeless principles shared by Josh and Pete will have you referencing the book for years to come.
– Andy Stanley, author, communicator, and founder of North Point Ministries
I love meeting young leaders who are eager to change the world. In their new book, Adulting 101, Josh Burnette and Pete Hardesty provide a much needed, practical guide for the next generation of world changers. Their inside out approach to personal change will inspire readers to cultivate a growth mindset essential for success in life.
—Dan T. Cathy, Chairman and CEO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
It seems that some of the practical things an aspiring adult needs to know, like how to create a personal budget, interview for a job, or even take out a loan to buy a car are left to the ‘learn as you go’ educational model. Josh Burnette and Pete Hardesty are out to change that with this fantastic and insightful new book, Adulting 101. It is a great book and a useful resource for anyone trying to figure out some of the basics of being on their own.
– Governor Mike Huckabee, best-selling author and political commentator
In Adulting 101, Josh Burnette and Pete Hardesty share practical, accessible, and authentic wisdom to help students navigate the transition from college to their lives as independent adults. This is a resource young adults can return to over and over again for advice.
—Jonathan R. Alger, President, James Madison University
Adulting 101 is a practical guide for one of the most exciting times in a person s life. Josh and Pete have captured decades of experience and written a book every young person should read. Read it and apply what you learn. You ll get a ten-year head start on adulthood!
– Mark Miller, best-selling author and speaker
I wish every young person would read this book! Whoever does and takes it to heart will be much more likely to lead a successful life. Warning: Pete and Josh have packed so much great advice and wisdom into this book you will need to refer to it often to realize the full benefit.
—James M. Herr, Chairman, Herr Foods, Inc.
About the Author
PETE HARDESTY currently serves as the Young Life college divisional coordinator in the Eastern Division. He moved to the Washington, D.C. area from the friendly city of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Pete grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Virginia where he was pre-med with the emphasis on “pre.” He then joined the staff of Young Life in Virginia Beach, where he served for seven years before moving to Harrisonburg in 2004. After being the area director for Young Life in Harrisonburg for eight years, Pete transitioned to start Young Life College at James Madison University in 2012. Pete loves being around college students even though they make him feel old. He crammed his three years of grad school into seventeen and finally received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2014. A passion for the Middle East has inspired Pete to lead Holy Land trips for the last ten years, with a focus on serving Palestinian kids in the West Bank. He is a frequent international keynote speaker with experience in such places as Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and places all over the US, speaking to groups as big as four thousand. He is a speaker coach with SCORRE workshops and loves helping people become excellent communicators. Pete has been working with young people for twenty-five years. They are still his favorite. He loves people and creating environments where they can thrive and achieve their potential. His two nieces are the apple of his eye.
Adulting (verb): To do grown-up things and have responsibilities such as a working full time, paying rent, or owning a car.Basic life skills go mostly untaught in classrooms, so graduates are on their own to figure out how to live successfully in the world. Without any guidance, where do you start? Adulting 101 is a clever, practical, and timely guide to show how to:Find a job and be wildly successful at workBuy the items you need as an adult (apartment, car, insurance)Set goals, prioritize, and get work doneCommunicate professionally and effectivelySave and invest wisely Navigate personal and professional relationshipsAvoid the common mistakes of being out on your ownAnd much, much moreThis book will give you what you need to succeed and make a real impact, inspiring you to change the world and be the person you were meant to be.