The Watch Your Step Blog

Kyle Grappone, Public Speaker and Book Author

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To The Next Step is an instructional manual for high school and college students as they tackle the next steps in their lives and prepare for the real world.

In this journey we cover the parts of life students don’t see coming, how to prepare for the real world, surviving high school, choosing a college, making the most of your college experience, graduation and so much more!

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What Type Of Person Interview Series Interview with Greg Lorenzo

Welcome back to the ‘What Type Of Person’ interview series where we speak with someone who discovered early on what type of person they wanted to become and then pursued a career that aligned with that person. This week we are interviewing Greg Lorenzo. I am really excited to share […]

“Type of Person” Interview Series with Brittany Maschal

Welcome back to the ‘What Type Of Person’ interview series where we speak with someone who discovered early on what type of person they wanted to become and then pursued a career that aligned with that person. This week we are interviewing Brittany Maschal. Brittany has a great story that […]

“What Type Of Person” Interview Series with Diana Tarello

Welcome back to the ‘What Type Of Person’ interview series where we speak with someone who discovered early on what type of person they wanted to become and then pursued a career that aligned with that person. This week we are interviewing Diana Tarello. Diana is one of the most […]

“Type of Person” Interview Series with Amy West

Welcome to the ‘What Type Of Person’ interview series where we speak with someone who discovered early on what type of person they wanted to become and then pursued a career that aligned with that person. This week we are interviewing Amy West. Full disclosure, Amy was the inspiration for […]

Why Does Everyone Hate Their Job?

In the years after college, I worked for a few different companies of varying sizes and industries. My co-workers were from all type of backgrounds and of various ages. Yet, no matter the company or person, the same issue kept popping up. It appeared, on the surface, that the majority […]

What Does ‘Finding Yourself’ Actually Mean Anyway?

You go to college to find yourself. I have heard that statement spoken several times in the past and I still don’t fully understand what it means. Did you get lost in high school? What are you trying to find now that you are in college? Of course, this idea […]

Do You Know What A Trade School Is?

From the moment we are born, the game plan for our education is the same. Attend school, obtain good grades, get into college, graduate, and find a job to support yourself. While attending school and financial independence are the correct beginning and end points, it’s the steps in the middle […]

Becoming The First You

About 15 years ago, there was a highly anticipated professional wrestling match between two of the best wrestlers in history, Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho. The storyline of this match was that growing up, Jericho idolized Michaels, but now wanted to surpass him and become the better performer. It was […]

A Letter To My Younger Self

Dear Kyle, At this point, you are about halfway through High School. You have friends, your grades are okay and what is most important to you right now, people like you. They find you funny. You don’t annoy or disappoint anyone. I know you may think that this is enough […]

5 Tips For Surviving Your First Month Away At College

This blog talks a lot about making the most of college. However, you can’t take advantage of the next the four years if you don’t make it out of the first month. Going away to college presents new and difficult challenges. Challenges that high school never spent any time preparing […]