Hi, I'm Paulette and I wrote Benchmarks are Bullsh*t.

Tired of BAD advice?

People will give you all kinds of unsolicited and even shitty guidance.

I'm here to tell you that it's mostly bullshit. Sure, it makes THEM feel better, but what about YOU?

I'll give you the good shit—the REAL shit—I wish someone had told me.

It's the kind of advice you need when you realize you've kind of been lied to: maybe you're not as smart as everyone always said.

Or when you feel like all your friends are getting jobs and making more money than you.

Or are are having a hard time picking a career path.

It's the stuff that makes real life a little less scary. This is your roadmap to the next few years of your life.

What's inside?

There are 5 major lessons covering 20+ years of experience from my own rollercoaster ride after 18.

Designed to make you kick life in the face, this includes the truth about:

  1. failure and self-identity
  2. money and credit
  3. decision making
  4. measuring real success
  5. what love is, really

And a bonus lesson: bursting your bubble like the badass you are meant to be.

It's all written in plain English. Because if what you want is Oh the Places You'll Go, this ain't it.


Gabi, College Freshman

Everything you didn't know you needed to know as a young adult. Valuable life lessons anyone can relate to. Heartfelt and humorous all in one.

April, Mom

A great book for recent high school grads. Paulette gives solid, straightforward, spot on advice for young adults. Covering the important areas of money, achievement, failure, relationships, and decisions, it is a must read! The cheat sheet...is a nice tool for remembering the awesome advice given.

Sandi, Mom

For young adults leaving the nest & heading out into the real world. Think 'having a conversation with that cool, badass aunt' who's been there.

Paulette's simple, concise, bite-sized life lessons are a must-read!


Still have questions? Maybe this will help:

I don't like all this cussing. Can I get a PG version?

No. Welcome to the real world. People say bad words here.

I'm not going to college, is this still for me?

Yes. College isn't for everyone. You're still going to have a lot of the same experiences. Might as well have a road map for it, right?

I already received Oh the Places You'll Go. Do I need to read this too?

Yes. I received that book when I graduated from high school too. That's the reason I wrote this one instead. Plus this is a faster read.

I'm not a young adult anymore, will this make sense for me?

Yes! This book is really for ANYONE in a transitional stage of life. Because it's full of universal truths we all (eventually) learn. It's a handy reminder!

What will you gain from reading Benchmarks are Bullsh*t?

Life can really suck sometimes. But you can be better prepared for what it's about to throw at you and make it suck a lot less.

Imagine knowing what some of the upcoming roadblocks and potholes in your life will look like. Wouldn't you want that advantage?

You use GPS when driving, get a GPS for your life!