Embracing the Awkward: A Guide for Teens to Succeed at School, Life and Relationships

Embracing the Awkward: A Guide for Teens to Succeed at School, Life and Relationships

by Joshua Rodriguez


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Win Friends. Build Confidence. Gain Self-esteem.

Who are you? Young adults struggle with lots of issues—finishing school, finding a career, finding a partner, and most importantly figuring out who they are. That can often be an overwhelming question, especially when you feel like the people all around you have it figured out. In fact, you may even have questions that you would NEVER feel comfortable talking about for fear of being judged or even rejected. Don’t worry, you don’t have to navigate life alone. There’s much untapped potential in you that the world has yet to see.

Become your best self. Figuring out how to make friends, develop relationships and to be confident is a step-by-step process. Now help is available in Embracing the Awkward, written by the popular teen-advice-YouTuber, The Josh Speaks. This down-to-earth guide helps you take small steps towards being somebody great. This isn’t another dry instructional book written by a boring adult disconnected from the millennial reality, it’s a guide, a workbook, an empowering step towards trying things out, discovering who you are and becoming your best self.

Embracing the Awkward gives teens ideas for developing their own unique style of speaking and engaging with others. It contains infographics and workbook elements that offer a step-by-step checklist of activities, along with examples of things to say, topics to talk about and ways to lead into situations.

Learn how to:

  • Approach people
  • Lead into conversations with groups of people
  • Make strong friendships in school
  • Approach your crushes and ask them out
  • Deal with failure and rejection
  • Maintain family relationships

Young adult self-help books such as 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Living With Intensity, The Science of Making Friends, and The Gifted Teen Survival Guide have helped people navigate the teen years and build self-esteem. Now Embracing the Awkward is here to take you to a new level of confidence, self-esteem and success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633537361
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 514,414
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 15 Years

About the Author

Joshua Rodriguez is a motivational speaker on multiple digital platforms including YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram. Starting his YouTube channel in 2011, he has built a mass following of middle school and high school teens looking for advice in different areas of their life:

• self worth,

• relationships,

• academics

• and family.

His videos and content has been featured in prominent marketing publications and has also been used in many different schools across the country.

Josh was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where he has worked in the education technology field for over 7 years communicating with teachers, principals and students all across the world. Josh is currently the digital media specialist at Hapara, designing digital media campaigns for teachers and school leaders in the education technology space.

After graduating college, he noticed that more and more students were turning to the internet to learn about life issues and to ask questions they may have been too afraid to talk to their parents or friends about. From there Josh began to look at other motivational content creators online and saw a need for someone to be speaking to teens directly about these issues from a place of non-judgment and acceptance. Josh’s teaching approach is inspired by the late Fred “McFeeley” Rogers who taught children they are special just the way they are and Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh who speaks about cultivating peace in every step.

Table of Contents

● Feeling comfortable in your school environment

● Updating your style and look so you feel confident

● Deciding on a person that’s worth getting to know

● Having a conversation with someone you like

● Avoiding getting friend zoned

● How to deal with rejection

● Techniques for becoming popular and gaining respect

● Handling your parents getting involved in your dating life

● The different methods of asking someone out

● Figuring out what you can do on a first date and beyond

● Maintaining a long distance relationship

● What it takes to be a good partner in a relationship

Customer Benefits

● The reader will learn how to sort out their surrounding friends, hobbies and style so they can create an environment that will help them feel empowered.

● The reader will learn how to talk to, ask out and flirt with their crush without falling into the trap of rejection, the friend zone or being single forever.

● The reader will learn how to accept themselves for who they are. Part of growing is recognizing all that you have right now in this present moment.

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