Welcome to the Words That Shape Me series! In this series I’ll be posting my thoughts and what I’ve learned about each book. The books I review will be ones that have had a huge impact on my life and books that I believe can change your life as well. Check out more of the Words That Shape Me series here.
In 2018 I had the privilege to participate in the book launch team for Paul Angone’s most recent book 101 Questions You Need To Ask in Your Twenties (and let’s be honest, your thirties too). Being a member of this launch team was truly a rewarding experience.
At the time I didn’t have this blog, so I couldn’t write a blog post about the book. However, I did leave a review on Amazon. I recently reread the book and thought it would be the perfect time to write a review. This was a great book and I believe it’s a must-read if you are in your twenties or thirties trying to figure out what you want in life.
What type of questions are in the book?
As the title would suggest, the book offers up 101 questions you should ask yourself if you are wanting to learn more about adulting, your work life, your personal life, and last but not least, your purpose. Throughout the book Angone offers space to write your answers to some of the questions and participate in some activities that relate to a particular question. The questions are on serious topics, but the author writes them in a way that makes them more approachable using humor and personal stories.
101 Questions You Need To Ask in Your Twenties (and let’s be honest, your thirties too) is one of those books that you can come back to again and again. I know I definitely will. If you are in your twenties or thirties and need some help getting unstuck, this book is for you.
My Favorite Questions from 101 Questions You Need To Ask In Your Twenties (and let’s be honest, your thirties too)
To show you the types of questions that are addressed in this book, I thought it would be fun to share with you my favorite 10 questions. While there were so many great, thought-provoking questions in the book, these are the questions that impacted me the most.
- Are there actually benefits to feeling lost?
- How do I do relationshipping better?
- What are my problems and personal pain revealing to me about my purpose?
- Am I building my Grown-Up Sandcastle too close to the ocean?
- How do I keep doing inspiring work even when I feel completely uninspired?
- Am I putting myself in places where I can meet people and start relationshipping more?
- Sometimes I feel hopeless. How do I fight for hope?
- What do I need to do while I wait to do what I was born to do?
- Am I dreaming big and being faithful in the small?
- What would my life look like if I were okay just being me?
As you can see these questions relate to many different areas in your life. From finding your passion to navigating your career; and from developing personal relationships to learning more about yourself, this book touches them all. If you are struggling in any of these areas, I’d encourage you to check out this book. Spend some time reflecting on these questions and be honest with yourself to get the most out of this book.