119 episodes

Go to our YouTube channel to watch the episodes (just search The YouSchool)

My nightmare at 20 years old was that I would wake up at 40 and feel deep regret that I lived the wrong life- a really nice, predictable, and boring story belonging to someone else.

If you had told me back then that there was actually a roadmap, a step-by-step curriculum to walk through that would help me put all the pieces of my life together and set me on a path to build an authentic, meaningful life- I would’ve done anything to get it.

It matters now more than ever.

Right alongside planning for your future is living well now. We’re at an urgent time in our world: mental health / unemployment and The Great Resignation...

Building a Meaningful Life isn’t something you just close your eyes and wish for.
It’s not something only a few people get lucky enough to experience.
You can’t just put your head down, do what you’re ‘supposed to’ and try hard, and expect it all to work out.

It’s something you can design. And everyone deserves the opportunity to build a meaningful life.

The thing about life, though, is there are no black and white answers. What we’ve discovered over a decade of working with more than 20,000 students, hundreds of educators, over 1,500 military service members through their transition to the civilian world, and countless conversations with parents, elite athletes, therapists, neuroscientists, and researchers are:

There are 30 Critical Questions everyone must answer for themselves so their identity is defined, their purpose is clear, and they have what they need to build healthy relationships. Those are the pillars, and answering those questions will give you the foundation you need so you can make wiser choices about your career, feel alive as you pursue a mission and contribute to a cause bigger than yourself, experience inner peace as your inner and outer lives become more congruent, navigate the complexity of friendships so you can find the belonging you long for, and feel grateful for the life you get to live.

I’m not exaggerating, this is the reality you can experience.

So here’s the plan: every week we’ll release a new episode.

In one episode we’ll dig into the question- why it’s critical, how to go about discovering an answer.

Go to theyouschool.com/store to sign up.

The following episode we’ll invite a guest and talk through that question with them- so you can see what it looks like to dig in and do the deeper reflection work.

Maybe this is something you’ll want to go through for yourself.
Perhaps you have a friend or small group and you want to have these deeper conversations with them.
Or you’re a parent, and you’ve been struggling to find the right conversations and context to engage your kid- follow along, listen to these episodes in the car or watch them together online.

If you’d like, you can sign up and follow along with some curriculum to guide you, too. These episodes are free, please share.

To access the curriculum that goes with the episodes is simple- signup for only $5/month and we’ll send you the videos as well as a downloadable worksheet you can use to go deeper for yourself or with a friend or your kids or students.

The YouSchool Podcast Scott Schimmel

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Go to our YouTube channel to watch the episodes (just search The YouSchool)

My nightmare at 20 years old was that I would wake up at 40 and feel deep regret that I lived the wrong life- a really nice, predictable, and boring story belonging to someone else.

If you had told me back then that there was actually a roadmap, a step-by-step curriculum to walk through that would help me put all the pieces of my life together and set me on a path to build an authentic, meaningful life- I would’ve done anything to get it.

It matters now more than ever.

Right alongside planning for your future is living well now. We’re at an urgent time in our world: mental health / unemployment and The Great Resignation...

Building a Meaningful Life isn’t something you just close your eyes and wish for.
It’s not something only a few people get lucky enough to experience.
You can’t just put your head down, do what you’re ‘supposed to’ and try hard, and expect it all to work out.

It’s something you can design. And everyone deserves the opportunity to build a meaningful life.

The thing about life, though, is there are no black and white answers. What we’ve discovered over a decade of working with more than 20,000 students, hundreds of educators, over 1,500 military service members through their transition to the civilian world, and countless conversations with parents, elite athletes, therapists, neuroscientists, and researchers are:

There are 30 Critical Questions everyone must answer for themselves so their identity is defined, their purpose is clear, and they have what they need to build healthy relationships. Those are the pillars, and answering those questions will give you the foundation you need so you can make wiser choices about your career, feel alive as you pursue a mission and contribute to a cause bigger than yourself, experience inner peace as your inner and outer lives become more congruent, navigate the complexity of friendships so you can find the belonging you long for, and feel grateful for the life you get to live.

I’m not exaggerating, this is the reality you can experience.

So here’s the plan: every week we’ll release a new episode.

In one episode we’ll dig into the question- why it’s critical, how to go about discovering an answer.

Go to theyouschool.com/store to sign up.

The following episode we’ll invite a guest and talk through that question with them- so you can see what it looks like to dig in and do the deeper reflection work.

Maybe this is something you’ll want to go through for yourself.
Perhaps you have a friend or small group and you want to have these deeper conversations with them.
Or you’re a parent, and you’ve been struggling to find the right conversations and context to engage your kid- follow along, listen to these episodes in the car or watch them together online.

If you’d like, you can sign up and follow along with some curriculum to guide you, too. These episodes are free, please share.

To access the curriculum that goes with the episodes is simple- signup for only $5/month and we’ll send you the videos as well as a downloadable worksheet you can use to go deeper for yourself or with a friend or your kids or students.

    Will Your Kid Have the Right Social Skills? Episode 119 with Scott Schimmel

    Will Your Kid Have the Right Social Skills? Episode 119 with Scott Schimmel

    Summary
    In this episode, Scott Schimmel discusses the importance of social skills for young adults and how parents can help their children develop these skills. He emphasizes the need for modeling and demonstrating good social skills, putting kids in challenging situations to learn, giving feedback without shame or criticism, and occasionally scripting conversations to provide guidance. The episode highlights the significance of social skills in both personal and professional life and encourages parents to actively teach and support their children in developing these skills.

     
     Takeaways

    Social skills are essential for young adults to succeed and thrive in both their personal and professional lives.
    Parents can help their children develop social skills by modeling and demonstrating good social skills themselves.
    Putting kids in challenging situations allows them to learn and practice social skills.
    Giving feedback without shame or criticism helps children improve their social skills.
    Occasionally, scripting conversations can guide and support children in social situations.

    • 7 min
    Will Your Kids Have the Right Network? Episode 118 with Scott Schimmel

    Will Your Kids Have the Right Network? Episode 118 with Scott Schimmel

    Summary

    In this conversation, Scott Schimmel discusses the importance of building a professional network for young adults entering the job market. He emphasizes the impact of AI, automation, and virtual working on job competition and highlights the significance of personal relationships in securing job opportunities. Scott provides practical advice for parents on teaching their kids the value of a professional network and shares personal experiences to illustrate its impact on career success.

    Takeaways


    The job market is highly competitive, and personal relationships play a crucial role in securing job opportunities.
    Parents can teach their kids the value of a professional network by providing practical advice and sharing personal experiences.
    Building a professional network early in life can yield tremendous results later in a young adult's career.
    Modeling authentic friendships and professional networking for kids can serve as a foundation for their overall life and career success.

    • 5 min
    Will Your Kid Have the Right Priorities? Episode 117

    Will Your Kid Have the Right Priorities? Episode 117

    Summary

    Scott Schimmel explores the importance of guiding children to make informed and thoughtful life decisions, emphasizing the need for a values and prioritization exercise. He highlights the impact of choices on one's life and the role of parents in providing guidance without imposing pressure. Scott also shares a personal story to illustrate the significance of aligning values with decisions.

    Takeaways


    How can I help my child make informed decisions about their future?
    How can I provide guidance to my child without imposing too much pressure?
    What exercises can help my child clarify and prioritize their personal values?
    How can I help my child align their decisions with their personal values?
    How can I guide my child to make decisions that lead to a balanced and fulfilling life?

    • 9 min
    Will Your Kid Have the Right Work Ethic? Episode 116 with Scott Schimmel

    Will Your Kid Have the Right Work Ethic? Episode 116 with Scott Schimmel

    Scott Schimmel shares his personal experience of developing a strong work ethic and discusses how parents can cultivate a strong work ethic in their children. He emphasizes the importance of leading by example and setting clear expectations. He also encourages parents to help their children set goals and discuss the importance of hard work. Scott acknowledges that some children may struggle with developing a work ethic, but offers hope and strategies for parents to guide their children towards success.  

    Takeaways 


    How important is it for me to lead by example to teach my child about work ethic? 
    What are effective ways for me to set clear expectations and responsibilities for my child to develop a strong work ethic? 
    How can I encourage my child to set goals and understand the importance of hard work? 
    What should I do if my child struggles with developing a strong work ethic? 
    What role do I play in cultivating a strong work ethic in my child?

    • 8 min
    Is My Kid Concerned Enough About the Future? Episode 115 with Scott Schimmel

    Is My Kid Concerned Enough About the Future? Episode 115 with Scott Schimmel

    Summary

    In this conversation, Scott Schimmel discusses how to increase a child's level of concern for their future well-being and success. He acknowledges that some kids may naturally be more laid-back and less concerned about the future, but offers strategies for helping them develop a realistic perspective and take action. Schimmel emphasizes the importance of providing a clear understanding of the future, introducing kids to people who can provide insight and advice, and sharing statistics and stories that highlight the consequences of not planning for the future. He also emphasizes the need to balance concern with hope and support.

    Questions:


    How can I help my child who is not worried about their future develop a realistic perspective?
    What are effective ways to teach children the importance of planning for the future?
    How can meeting people who have faced consequences of poor planning benefit my child?
    How do I balance instilling concern about the future with maintaining hope and support to avoid causing my child stress or anxiety?

    • 9 min
    Does Your Attitude Towards Work Help Your Kids?

    Does Your Attitude Towards Work Help Your Kids?

    Summary

    This conversation explores the importance of shaping children's positive attitude towards work. Scott reflects on his own experience and the impact his perspective has had on his child's view of work. He emphasizes the need for parents to guide their children in developing a positive and redemptive view of work. Scott presents various options for how individuals can perceive work and encourages self-reflection to determine one's own perspective.

    Takeaways


    How can I help shape my kid's view of work?
    How to develop of positive and redemptive view of work?
    How can self-reflection and self-awareness help shape my kid's approach to work?
    How can parents be open and honest when communicating about work with children?

    • 8 min

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