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Anyone in their twenties who says they have life figured out is just plain crazy. Even in your thirties, getting lost can sometimes be the best strategy for (eventually) finding your way. And while you can learn a lot from other people, asking yourself the right questions is often the biggest step towards knowing who you are and finally living life like you mean it.
In today’s episode we talk with Paul Angone, one of the nation’s leading voices to, and for, the millennial generation. He is the bestselling author of two books, a sought-after national speaker, and an organizational consultant who specializes in helping companies attract, retain and develop millennials. Paul is the creator of the website AllGroanUp.com, and in this interview we talk about his newest book, 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties (and let’s be honest, your thirties too).
Paul and I discuss why the twenties in particular are such a tumultuous time, why exploring and getting lost are essentially the same thing, how sometimes your greatest character growth happens during times of uncertainty and transition, and why sometimes being “77% sure” is good enough to pull the trigger.
Your twenties and thirties are not about them going as you planned, but how you adapt, change and grow when they don’t.”
- Why your 20’s is a great time to take more strategic risks
- Intentional “lostness” and why exploration and being lost are the same
- The career ladder is no longer a ladder, but a jungle gym
- You can often learn a lot from jobs you hate
- Character growth happens the most during times of uncertainty and transition
- Being 77% sure may be enough to move ahead
- Failing without calling yourself a failure
- The new OCD: obsessive comparison disorder
- Laughing at yourself is a sign of maturity
- What is fear holding you back from doing, and is it worth it?
- 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties (and let’s be honest, your thirties too)
- 101 Secrets For Your Twenties
- All Groan Up
- 127 Hours