Adulting 101 Book 1

Adulting 101 Book 1


By Josh Burnette
and Pete Hardesty





About 'Adulting 101 Book 1'


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 work
  • Buy the items you need as an adult (apartment, car, insurance)
  • Set goals, prioritize, and get work done
  • Communicate professionally and effectively
  • Save and invest wisely
  • Navigate personal and professional relationships
  • Avoid the common mistakes of being out on your own
  • And much, much more
This 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.

ISBN 9781424556366


192 Pages



Carton Quantity: 40

About the Authors

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Josh Burnette

Josh Burnette is a husband, dad, business owner, and author who currently resides in Yorktown, Virginia. Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, he started working for Chick-fil-A as a team member when he was barely old enough to see over the counter. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management from James Madison University in 2009 (Go Dukes!). Throughout college, he served as a Young Life leader for a local high school, and his passion for mentoring young people began.

After graduating, he went to work full time for a Young Life camp in Buena Vista, Colorado. He decided to return to Chick-fil-A to combine his loves for business and working with young people. He has served as an owner/operator for over nine years and currently operates a restaurant in Yorktown, Virginia. Josh is a . . .

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Pete Hardesty

Pete Hardesty lives in the Washington, D.C. area and serves as the Young Life college divisional coordinator in the Eastern Division. 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 the friendly city of 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 . . .

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