All Groan Up with Paul Angone

All Groan Up with Paul Angone

Your 20s and 30s are hard. And incredibly important. In each episode, best-selling author Paul Angone tackles a secret, a question, or a lie that is holding twenty and thirtysomethings back. All with HEART, HOPE, and HUMOR. ––– If you're going through a full-blown quarter-life crisis or if you could just use some encouragement, inspiration, and insight in navigating your twenties and thirties, the All Groan Up podcast is here for you. You're not alone. Fun, story-driven, uplifting, and quick! Get insight and encouragement to get unstuck and own your defining decade. ––– Podcast host Paul Angone is the author of best-selling books like "101 Secrets For Your Twenties", his newest book "25 Lies Twentysomethings Need to Stop Believing", and the creator of AllGroanUp.com, which has been read by millions in 190 countries. ––– Welcome home to the podcast for twentysomethings and thirtysomethings navigating this Groan Up life. Find more goodness at allgroanup.com. Music produced by White Hot at FreeBeats.io... Show More

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February 24, 2021 22 min

“I’ve missed my chance!” I've worked with too many twentysomethings who believe this lie.

I also spent too many years believing this lie myself.

In today's podcast, I jam-pack it with inspirational stories and lessons on why you haven't missed your chance in life.

One story I tell is of a twentysomething heavy metal rocker whose first album flopped. He was so discouraged that he’d lost his “one chance” at success that he...

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If I'm being honest, this is a constant battle for me.

Stephen Pressfield in his book The War of Art called it "Resistance". I call it "The Liar".

The moment you start moving forward. The moment you start taking that chance. The moment you put yourself out there, the Liar is going to try and stop you. The Liar is going to try and convince you that you don't have what it takes.

I know from experience! As I mo...

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February 3, 2021 14 min

I don't want to embarrass myself. I'm pretty afraid of it actually.

But in this story I embarrassed myself in a completely different way. 

As more of an introvert than extrovert, my wife can attest that getting me to do something too social, too out-there, is like trying to give a cat a bath.

So over the years I've figured out the only way NOT to embarrass myself. But honestly, I don't like it much either.

The only w...

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Most of us treat transition and change as something to rush through as quickly as possible to get to the next important seasons of our lives. 

That’s all wrong. 

“Transitions aren’t just a bridge to the next important season of your life. Transitions are the most important seasons of your life.” 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties 

There’s something of strange significance that happens to us when we’re stripped of everyth...

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January 18, 2021 15 min

There’s a joy and beauty in happy little accidents. At least that’s what Bob Ross taught us. 

Do you know Bob Ross? The Joy of Painting, huge afro star, who produced a whopping 31 seasons of his famous art instruction show on PBS. Bob would calmly sit on a stool and paint a landscape for an hour, yet completely entrance the viewer with his soothing voice and wisdom about the importance of happy little accidents and how “even a tree ...

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“Every culture must negotiate with technology, whether it does so intelligently or not. A bargain is struck in which technology giveth and technology taketh away.” - Neil Postman

 Obsessive Connection Disorder is a real, real problem.

We’re addicted to our phones as we are notified, headlined, and distracted to death. This need to constantly be connected, which in turn, leaves us incredibly disconnected.

Too many of us are struggling...

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“All you need is love” is a lie. 

This first episode might be a little controversial because I think saying “I love you” should not be the peak of relationship seriousness. Because for one, it’s really easy to say I love you to someone you don’t really know. 

I think we’ve gotten love all wrong and it’s messing up our expectations of what it means to have a healthy relationship. 

We talk about falling in love like we’re powerless agai...

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January 18, 2021 13 min

It’s sure felt like we’ve been stacking dark days upon dark days, hasn’t it? 

 Well, this episode is full of light and hope! 

I share some encouraging and prophetic words from Winston Churchill that he spoke to a nation in the middle of the darkest days of WWII. 

This episode is a reminder that there is hope, even in what appears hopeless. The tunnels darkness might feel unending. Yet, it will end. We will step into the light and fres...

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Have you ever felt this way? Like you’re the least likely to succeed. I know I have. 

When you’re scrolling through everyone’s amazingly sexy and successful lives on social media and you’re wondering why you can’t even get the energy to do your laundry. Not to mention actually fold the laundry sometime within the first week it comes out of the dryer.  

In this episode, I tell an AMAZING STORY of two hopeful twentysomething actors who...

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