92: Adulting to Win: Powerful Questions and Pivotal Plot Points with Paul Angone

What is fear keeping you from doing? Is it worth it? Are you afflicted with an additional form of OCD, Obsessive Comparison Disorder? What are the pivotal plot points of your story, the triumphs and the tragedies? What sacrifices are you willing to make to honor your soul values?

These are the powerful questions that my longtime friend Paul Angone asks and collects in his new book, 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties. The book covers four categories that we also dive into on the podcast: adulting to win, careerish, relationshipping and finding your signature sauce. I love Paul's humility and humor, and I can't wait for you to see which of the questions we cover might just change your day, your week, or your life :) 

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at PivotMethod.com/podcast/101-questions.

More About Paul Angone


Paul Angone is the voice to, and for, the Millennial Generation. He created AllGroanUp.com in March 2011, and has proven time and time again that he knows how to create sticky, highly shareable content for the 90 million+ that make up the Millennial Generation with articles like 25 Signs You’re Having a Quarter-Life Crisis and 21 Secrets For Your 20s spreading like internet wildfire. The second article even landed him a book deal for 101 Secrets For Your Twenties which launched his foray into self-employment in 2013 and will be sold at a Target near you starting in May! Paul is also the author of All Groan Up: Searching For Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job!, and his latest book, 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties.

Topics We Cover

  • The power and importance of good questions

  • Question 4: If I’m going to pursue a big dream, am I willing to drive a 1993 Honda Civic Hatchback with no power steering, no air conditioning, and no right mirror for 15 years?

  • Making sacrifices on material things to prioritize values like family

  • How he and his wife structure their time—even though it might mean earning less

  • Seth Godin's question, “What is fear keeping me from doing? Is it worth it?”

  • His dad was a pastor; the role faith has played in his books and business

  • "Each of us has our own unique Signature Sauce—a mix of ingredients (strengths, talents, passions, experiences, etc) that will taste like no one else’s, giving the world a flavor and substance it desperately needs"

  • Curing an additional kind of OCD: obsessive comparison disorder

  • Q2: Am I struggling to make it appear like I’m not struggling?

  • Q25: Instead of trying to solve life’s big problems late at night as an anxious exhaustion swallows me like a black fog, should I try something more productive, like, you know, going to sleep? A: The morning is magnificently redemptive

  • Q18: What are the Pivotal Plot Points of my story? Key moments in life where something significant happened, good and bad, the Triumphs and the Tragedies

  • Oprah advises asking, “What is my next right move?”

  • Q63: What are my Top 5 Soul Values?

Adulting to Win: Powerful Questions and Pivotal Plot Points with Paul Angone

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