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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5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Internship

Summer internship. Those two words do not sound like they go together. Summer means beach, parties, and taking it easy. Internship means working for free. Working for free when your friends are at the beach sounds pretty miserable. However, if done correctly, a summer internship (or any internship) can set […]

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About College

There was a song written in 1973 by the band Faces called ‘Ooh La La’. The chorus of this song reads “I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger”. I imagine most of us have felt this way at some point in our lives. While […]

Instagram is a Dirty Liar

Full disclosure, I love Instagram. It is by far my favorite social media platform. There are no awkward friend requests, political statements are usually kept to a minimum, and the entire platform is built around the beauty of photography and letting images, not words, tell the story. However, as great […]

The 5 People You Meet In College

Mitch Albom wrote a very famous called ‘The 5 People You Meet In Heaven’. It told the story of a man who died saving a girl’s life and the five people he meets in heaven. All five people had a significant impact on the man’s life. Now, going to college […]

The Sunday Scaries

One of the main reasons I started this journey and what drives me to continue is the alarming trend of people hating what they do for a living. The majority of people you talk to on a regular basis dislike their jobs and in turn wish their lives away, waiting […]

The Monetization of Misery

Every talk I give, every blog I write, is centered around why I talk about what I talk about. I started this journey because of the alarming trend of people who hate their jobs and how society has normalized this behavior. You are expected to hate your job and most […]

What Type of Person Will You Become?

The task of applying to and getting accepted into college can be a challenging one. Deciding how far away you want to go, what type of loans you can afford, writing essays and taking campus tours can be an arduous process. It’s not easy deciding where you will attend school […]