The Rocket Years:  How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life with Elizabeth Segran – Episode #93

The Rocket Years:  How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life with Elizabeth Segran - Episode #93


Dr. Dan welcomes author Elizabeth Segran to episode 93 to discuss her book THE ROCKET YEARS: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life. In her encouraging new book, Elizabeth arms young people and their concerned parents with the tools to confront uncertain times and to make the most of the critical “twenties” years to create a “dream” life.

We tend to think of our twenties as a playground for life: a time for low-consequence experimentation and delaying big decisions.  Elizabeth’s book (and the data shows), the choices we make (or put off!) during this critical decade about our career, marriage, health, friends, even downtime, have the greatest impact on how our lives play out. 

Today’s episode invites listeners (parents and young adults) to think critically and holistically about the life they want to build and why the choices we make in our twenties matter. 

Dr. Dan and Elizabeth talk about how the twenties can be a launchpad for a bright and successful future.  Topics related to the decisions we make in our twenties include: 

  • Career
  • Marriage
  • Kids and Family
  • Politics
  • Fitness
  • Friends
  • Hobbies

The show ends with Elizabeth’s unique Parent Footprint moment about her own parents. 

Elizabeth Segran attended Columbia University and received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in women’s studies and Indian literature. She is a senior staff writer at the business magazine Fast Company and her work has been published in The Atlantic, The Nation, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and The New Republic.  She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter.  For more information visit: http://www.elizabethsegran.com/

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