The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

With my quarter century birthday landing this year, it couldn't have been a more perfect time to read The Defining Decade by Meg Jay. It's divided into 3 parts: Work, Love, and The Brain and Body. The author uses her extensive counseling experience to narrate the obstacles that come with being in your 20's.

PART ONE: WORK


INVEST IN YOUR BRAND

While instagrammy accounts might come to mind with the term 'personal brand', it is something everyone will eventually need to care about. I believe that your personal brand follows you wherever you go. It will attract opportunities, people, experiences, etc. Luckily, we are in complete control of it. Your habits, what you like, what you stand for- all of these can be changed to cultivate the life you want to attract.


“Identity capital is our collection of personal assets. It is the repertoire of individual resources that we assemble over time. These are the investments we make in ourselves, the things we do well enough, or long enough, that they become a part of who we are.”

The goal is to create a strong identity for yourself. Meg says that those who achieve this, have higher self-esteem and are more persevering and realistic.