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Book Review: Adulting-The Ultimate Cheat Sheet


Have you ever wished life came with a cheat sheet?


Award-winning author, Haley Cavanagh, brings an insightful self-help book to readers with Adulting: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Read on for InkSpired’s book review as well as a free excerpt and chance in a gift card giveaway!


Book Details:


Adulting: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

by Haley Cavanagh

Publication Date: March 11, 2024

Genre: Self-Help





Synopsis:


Embark on a journey to adulting mastery with Adulting: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Unlock the secrets to a well-rounded adult life with clear, concise, and invaluable advice on budgeting, cooking, time management, building meaningful relationships, and so much more! This comprehensive guide is your roadmap to taking charge of your life, offering you the tools and wisdom you need to sculpt the life of your dreams. This book offers practical advice and user-friendly tips that will empower you to make the most of every aspect of your life, ensuring that you become the self-reliant, confident, and accomplished person you were always meant to be. Join author, Haley Cavanagh - military veteran, devoted wife and mother, and award winning author-in waving goodbye to uncertainty and hesitation and embracing the fulfilling life you've envisioned. Don't just drift through adulthood-thrive in it. The future is yours to shape, and this book is your indispensable guide on the journey to living the adult life you truly desire.


 

EXCERPT OF ADULTING: THE UlTIMATE CHEAT SHEET

 

Don’t Overthink Everything


Don’t spend too much time analyzing or rehashing things in your head.

Overthinking can rob you of the present and create undue stress and anxiety you don’t need. If you find yourself mentally besieged by something stressing you out, go for a walk to help clear your mind.

 

It’s Okay to Fail


The average young adult goes through five or six career changes before age thirty. It’s okay if something you’ve dreamt about falls through. Perhaps you were meant to walk a different path. It doesn’t mean you’re any less unique or special. It means you’re growing and about to embark on a different journey than you fantasized about as a teen. And that’s okay. It’s a normal part of life experience.


Failure is a good teacher and a powerful motivator. James Cameron started as a truck driver, and Harrison Ford was a blue-collar carpenter. J. K. Rowling was a teacher and single mom on welfare. Adam Driver got turned down when he first auditioned for the Juilliard School; he joined the Marines, and two years later, when he reauditioned for Juilliard, he got in.

 

Learn from Your Mistakes


Inevitably, everyone messes up. Despite how together or entitled people might act, nobody knows what they’re doing when they first launch into adulthood. Everyone starts as a fish swimming in the same ocean against the same current. As the Alanis Morissette song goes, “No one’s really got it figured out just yet.” Making mistakes is essential to learning and growing, and it’s how we evolve.


 

Book Review of Adulting: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet


Now, I know that “cheating” is generally reviewed as a less-than-savory pursuit—but, let’s face it—today’s world is fraught with more perils and pitfalls than ever. Having a compendium of friendly and helpful advice at your disposal can make the journey a little smoother. Enter Adulting: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet from award-winning author, Haley Cavanagh.


Adulting is framed much like a conversation with a favorite aunt—never judgy or blatantly didactic—rather an open dialogue sharing tidbits of experience, thoughtful suggestions, and even a favorite recipe or two for those days when time or money is short. The book does not present difficult budget plans or impossible cleaning schedules. If we’re being totally honest, I would fail miserably at ANY organized laundry plan that required me to successfully mate ALL the socks that emerged from my dryer. No life advice book I have EVER read has successfully explained the scientific anomaly that mysteriously vaporizes 50% of my hosiery. Instead, Cavanagh seems to recognize that life is not perfect, but suggests practical, helpful ways to weather the imperfections.


While at first blush this book may seem geared toward recent graduates preparing to make those first forays into the “real world,” readers from any stage of life can benefit from Cavanagh’s practical, no-nonsense life advice. A breeze of a read, coming in under twelve chapters, readers will find the broad brushstrokes to help you navigate your money, your home, self-care, make the most of travel opps, being a parent, and even provides some how-to hacks to make all this “adulting” a bit less stressful. Adulting: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet is the perfect springboard to help you dive in to the deep end of the pool without feeling like you’re drowning.


 

 

Author Info:


Haley Cavanagh is a military veteran, wife, and mother. In 2020, she won the Silver Quill award from the League of Utah Writers for Retaliation, the second novel in her Oceanstone Initiative sci-fi series. Haley is an alumna of Columbia College and a musical theater nut, and she loves to dive into any book that crosses her path. Haley enjoys spending time with her husband and children when she's not writing. She loves to hear from her readers and encourages you to contact her via her website or social media.

 

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tmcooper1972
Jun 08

How do you you stay cool while writing during the summer?

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Marcy Meyer
Marcy Meyer
Jun 06

This sounds like a good self help book.

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TeamCav
TeamCav
Jun 06
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Thanks, Marcy! I hope you enjoy it.

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Sherry Strode
Sherry Strode
Jun 06

This sounds like an interesting read.


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TeamCav
TeamCav
Jun 06
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Thank you, Sherry!

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calilily1
Jun 05

Great excerpt and giveaway. :)

-Cali W.

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TeamCav
TeamCav
Jun 05
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Thank you Calilily1! I hope you enjoy the book.


Cheers,


-HC

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TeamCav
TeamCav
Jun 05

Thank you so much for this amazing review. I am touched that this book spoke to you in the way it is meant to, and I hope that it continues to help anyone who needs it. I am available to answer any questions today.


All the best,

Haley Cavanagh

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