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Ted Talk & a MUST read: “The Defining Decade”

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“Forget about having an identity crisis & get some identity capital. … Do something that adds value to who you are. Do something that’s an investment in who you might want to be next.” – Meg Jay, PhD

Last Spring I discovered the amazing Ted Talk by clinical psychologist Meg Jay, “Why 30 is not the New 20.” This video is an eye-opening explanation to why your 20’s matter & highlights the consequences that follow when you treat your 20’s as a throwaway decade. For someone who currently feels like ages 23 & 24 are quarter-life crisis years, I was thrilled to hear proven facts along with tried & true stories from others my same age. I wanted even more, so I purchased her book titled The Defining Decade: Why your twenties matter & how to make the most of them now. It’s an easy 200 pages featuring relatable material on work, love, & forward thinking with experiences from REAL people.

If you’ve ever questioned where you currently stand as a post-graduate, wondered if you ‘should be’ traveling the world right now like all of your  ‘friends’ on Facebook, or felt overwhelmed by the many different directions to choose from, then this is THE BOOK (& video) for you .. From my take as a twenty-something, there’s no way you can’t relate even in the slightest to 1 of the 3 options above.

Take 15 minutes out of your day today to enjoy this inspiring wake-up call, you deserve it!

What was most relatable to your life? I suggest buying her book ASAP – I got mine on Amazon for a price comparable to a delicious glass of wine!

CHEERS to being a twenty-something? 😉

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