3 Rules for Adulting

The future is closer than you think. But you’re worried that your kid isn’t trying hard enough and may be dooming their chances at a top college acceptance. This is a very typical belief of parents whose kids are “smart” but don’t seem to be cranking out the school work in an efficient or optimally effective manner. It’s scary and even embarrassing.

Well-meaning teachers tell you that if your child only tried harder that they’d do better. You want to believe them since this message usually accompanies “Not working to potential”, and of course that means your child is smart! You think more effort would have to help, since you can’t succeed without it. Trying harder, however, is not the answer, without following the 3 Rules for Adulting™.

In this interview with me on the Swim Brief Podcast, elite coach Chris DeSantis and I explore how to motivate and develop kids beyond the pool or athletic field. You’ll learn the 3 Rules for Adulting, and why they are what gives life to any change approach. Even if you think of yourself as a champion grown-up, the rules will help.

The whole interview is peppered with valuable tips and information.

Or you can just find out:

  • What I do
  • How I got started
  • Research that backs up my approach

(about minutes 5-15)



  • 3 Rules for Adulting
  • What they are
  • How to use them
  • Why they are “the” rules

(About minutes 30-55)





About the author

Sherri Fisher, MEd, MAPP, executive coach and learning specialist, uncovers client motivation and focus for perseverance. She has decades of successful experience working with students, parents, and professionals who face learning, attention, and executive function challenges at school, home, and work.

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