Secrets for Twenty-somethings
Over the summer, I had the opportunity to read and review Paul Angone‘s book, 101 Secrets For Your Twenties. When I got home from the beach to write about it, the book was nowhere to be found. Luckily, a family friend returned it to me this weekend at our tailgate. Woo!
Anyway, I recommend everyone check out this book, even if you’re not a 20-something.
Here are some of my highlights that are helpful for anyone, no matter your age:
- Your own website is what a resume and power suit were in the ’90s.
- In the working world, they’re expecting you to teach yourself.
- Failing means you’re simply finding a more profound way to be successful if you’re willing to learn from it.
- It’s always been true that those who know how to change will win.
- But if we keep our eyes open. Pay attention. Keep playing the game. Eventually, the clues will point us.
- The best way to relieve frustration is to dive headfirst right into it.
- Faith is to stop pretending like you have all the answers, or that you even know the right questions.
- You’re not alone. Just knowing that fact can be enough to breathe life into that which has felt suffocating.
- Everyone is too busy putting a PR spin on their own lives to care too much about yours. Live for you.
- Complaining is passive and powerless. Creating is proactive and powerful.
- Explorers get lost on purpose, with purpose. Explorers only find something greater if they first lose site of the familiar.
I was talking to my friend’s father about constantly changing in my 20s. He said it’s not so much change as shedding the covers and becoming more true to yourself.
A little secret I’ve found along the way- talk to grownups. And when I say talk, I mean listen.
What’s your favorite tip?
Go have a Sunday Funday! 😉