Josh Shipp is barely out of his teens, yet he’s lived the sort of life that makes even a young man wise. In The Teen's Guide to World Domination, Shipp reveals his secret for savvy social maneuvering by exposing the pesky obstacles standing between you and success.
Okay, so the world that Shipp dominates is not The World Out There, but the World Inside You. That’s the only thing any of us can truly control, right? As Shipp points out, “Any coward can try to control someone else’s life, but it takes a hero to face the biggest challenge of all: Dominating your own world.”
With that in mind, Shipp reveals the enemy – seven ‘villains’ that keep popping up to ruin the master plan.
- Ghosts are the mistakes from our past that keep us doubting ourselves and our ability to get it right next time.
- Ninjas are disguised as friends but believe me – they aren’t even close. Ninjas can be faceless corporations or BFFs who stab you in the back.
- Pirates aren’t nearly as smooth as ninjas; pirates are openly antagonistic and they often appear in the guise of bullies, crazy stalker exes, or criminals of any sort.
- Robots come in the form of authority figures. These are generally the parents, teachers, or other adults who think there is a wrong way and their way, and by golly you will conform to the norm or else.
- Vampires -- and not the sexy kind that populate the Sookie Stackhouse books-- seek to take control of your mind. They lure you in with negativity and before you know it, they’ve taken away your willpower completely.
- Zombies, like vampires, are negative influences who try to convince you that there’s no point in trying or that you have no control over anything.
- Puppies are cute, right? Which is exactly how they get their hooks into you. Don’t fall for their precious tactics or you’ll be scooping their poop around the clock.
Once you’ve learned to recognize the Legion of Evil, Shipp spells out clear strategies for defeating them. Teens will most likely turn first to the chapter entitled How to Deal With Your Parents. (Note to parents: maybe you should start with this one, too, just to find out whether you are in it.) The Teen's Guide to World Domination also lays out a plan for cruising through dating, school and financial management, among other topics.
Shipp gives a lot of space to explaining how to defeat the seven villains, with specific examples of their behavior, appearance and weaknesses. Pretty much everything any of us need to know to live a no-drama, high-happiness lifestyle is found in The Teen's Guide to World Domination.
Here’s the big question, though – are you willing to accept that Shipp is showing you the truth and act on that? Or would you rather cling to the version of your life that you’ve got going instead of making the change?
Your choice. I’m just sayin’…