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25 Lies Twentysomethings Need to Stop Believing: How to Get Unstuck and Own Your Defining Decade

25 Lies Twentysomethings Need to Stop Believing: How to Get Unstuck and Own Your Defining Decade

by Paul Angone


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Your twenties are your defining decade, the time in which you are setting the course for the rest of your life it. You don't want to look back later and realize you ended up somewhere you never intended to go in the first place. How do you block out all the lies, half-truths, and "supposed-to's" constantly assaulting you from articles, social media posts, and well-meaning friends and family? How do you find something real, something true, something infused with purpose and meaning?

Funny, vulnerable, and to the point, this book exposes the false beliefs that can derail your current happiness and future impact, like

- having big dreams is naïve
- success just happens
- everyone else is experiencing the success you were supposed to
- when you fail you're a failure
- and many more

This story-driven book shows you that you're not alone in your insecurities and second-guessing, then shows you how to replace the lies with the truth—that you can live a life of purpose, earn a good paycheck, leave a legacy, and have fun doing it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540900708
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 189,235
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Paul Angone is one of the most trusted and sought-after voices in the nation to college students, young professionals, and those going through career change. The bestselling author of 101 Secrets for Your Twenties and 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties, Paul is a dynamic keynote speaker at universities, corporations, and churches nationwide. He is also the creator of He lives just outside of Denver, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Out on a Ledge 11

Lie #1 Success just happens 19

Lie #2 I'm an incapable human being who is incapable of doing things that most capable people can do // a.k.a. | suck 26

Lie #3 I'm the only one struggling 31

Lie #4 I've missed my chance 37

Lie #5 None of this matters 45

Lie #6 Love is all you need 51

Lie #7 I better get mine 58

Lie #8 I deserve to be happy 64

Lie #9 Everyone is doing better than me 70

Lie #10 I'm not good enough 78

Lie #11 I need to stay constantly connected 82

Lie #12 Yolo-You Only Live Once 93

Lie #13 I'm such a failure 96

Lie #14 My life doesn't look like it was "supposed to" 106

Lie #15 Nostalgia 110

Lie #16 But I worked so hard 114

Lie #17 I don't have the time 123

Lie #18 God, or the universe, is against me 126

Lie #19 Nothing good can come out of this 130

Lie #20 Finding my worth through what is "social media worthy" 136

Lie #21 I'm well-informed 141

Lie #22 It needs to be perfect 150

Lie #23 What if it doesn't work out? 160

Lie #24 Following my dream will look sexy 163

Lie #25 Silence needs to be filled with noise 173

Final Chapter: The Twentysomething Declarations 183

Final, Final Chapter: Last Words of Encouragement 187

Big Thank-You's 191

Notes 195

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