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Robert McKenna III On Taking a Road Less Traveled and Finding Your Own Happiness

Robert L. McKenna III is a man who's worn many hats in his lifetime. In addition to being a founding partner at the Huntington Beach, California-based liability defense law firm Kjar, McKenna & Stockalper LLP, and a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) certified advanced open water diver, McKenna is also a single dad who raised his son, Matthew, and daughter, Katie, to be independent, considerate, responsible young adults.

One of the foibles of youth, says McKenna, is believing a single major mistake will be the end of the world. Experience has taught him that's not the case. "Your most burning personal or professional crisis will pass, and the things you thought were incredibly important and non-negotiable in your teens and early twenties are far more nuanced and subjective than you'll ever believe."

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