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Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #51: The Defining Decade With Dr. Meg Jay

Posted By Brett On October 12, 2013 @ 10:10 pm In Podcast | 10 Comments


In today’s episode I talk to Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist and author of the Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now [1]. Dr. Jay’s book has inspired several posts on AoM in the past year, including: Want to Feel Like a Man? Then Act Like One, [2] Good News! Your Life Isn’t Limitless [3], and our series on the twenty-something brain (Part 1 [4] and Part 2 [5]).

I was really excited to have Dr. Jay on our podcast. Besides her book, her TED Talk [6] on the importance of your twenties has made a big splash as well.

In today’s show, we discuss why your twenties are so important, the challenges that many twenty-somethings have today, and the things twenty-somethings can do now to ensure a rewarding career and fulfilling relationships during the rest of their adult life.

Show highlights:
  • Why thirty isn’t the new twenty
  • The consequences of not taking advantage of your twenties
  • The biggest problem she sees with twenty-something males
  • How the twenty-something brain is different from a thirty-something brain
  • The myth of the slacker twenty-something male
  • What “identity capital” is and why you need to develop it
  • And much more!

If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend picking up a copy of the Defining Decade [1]. It’s a truly excellent and worthwhile read, especially for our twenty-something readers and listeners. 

Listen to the podcast!

Special thanks to Keelan O’Hara [7] for editing the podcast!

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URLs in this post:

[1] Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0446561754/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0446561754&linkCode=as2&tag=stucosuccess-20

[2] Want to Feel Like a Man? Then Act Like One,: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/05/13/want-to-feel-like-a-man-then-act-like-one/

[3] Good News! Your Life Isn’t Limitless: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/04/29/good-news-your-life-isnt-limitless/

[4] Part 1: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/02/04/dont-waste-your-twenties-part-1-taking-advantage-of-the-unique-powers-of-the-twentysomething-brain/

[5] Part 2: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/02/05/dont-waste-your-20s-train-your-brain-for-lasting-success/

[6] TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/meg_jay_why_30_is_not_the_new_20.html

[7] Keelan O’Hara: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=147245816

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