Category Archives: Young Adult Experience

Integrity – Staying true to who you are

A couple months ago, I wrote about Scott who was faced with an ethical dilemma when his boss told him, “Sometimes ethics and business don’t mix.” Scott was standing at a crossroads: to upsell needless, more expensive products which would … Continue reading

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Thrown into adulthood

  “Growing up today is like sliding down a water flume…” Check out this short, one-page article I was asked to write for a special “Millennial issue” of Performance 360, Professional Nonprofit Magazine. Click here to see my article, The Ambiguity … Continue reading

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Ethical dilemma–What would you do?

After college, Scott took a retail sales job in technology products. Despite his excellent customer service scores, after several months his managers pulled him aside for slouching sales. The managers asked him what could be done to help boost his … Continue reading

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Do you ever question your identity or purpose?

[Modified excerpt from Chapter One of the Twenties BeatDown™ Book] “I just want to do the right thing, but I don’t always know what that is.” Connor is a very insightful, intelligent 22-year-old, in and out of community college still … Continue reading

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The Twenties BeatDown® book

www.twentiesbeatdown.com   –   Like  The Twenties BeatDown on Facebook “Are you subscribed to Drew’s semi-annual blog?” My friend quipped to his wife, mocking me about how infrequently I blog. It just takes me some time to ruminate on a few topics … Continue reading

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8. What should I do with my life?

NPR ran a story that may hit close to home for many recent college graduates, “I know I’m supposed to follow my passion. But what if I don’t have a passion?” At some point everyone asks the question, “What am … Continue reading

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5. Economic reality?

There are so many unfortunate realities presented in this comic. Think about the quandary of the Millennial Generation: not only do many young American’s face their own personal student debt, but they also bear an incredible national debt of over … Continue reading

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3. What’s the product of education?

When we become too focused on the product, we may miss the purpose. Hyper-focus on a product usually stems from a desire to produce results (sales, rankings, or scores). How many times in business or athletics have organizations become so transfixed … Continue reading

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1. College prepares students for what?

Over the past several years, I’ve been observing and writing about the malaise that many twentysomethings experience post-college: feeling stuck, not finding satisfaction in career direction or relationships, unsuccessfully grappling for greater purpose in life, etc. These are all part … Continue reading

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