“Success: no magic formula. You gotta be willing to work for it. Consistent, hard ass work.” – The Rock
You’re in your 20s. Life is damn amazing. I’m sure that things are okay in your 30s and 40s, but that’s way too far away to think about. I’ve been doing my best to have a blast in my 20s and to plan for the future.
I wanted to write about tips that have helped me get to (almost) 25 with money in the bank, many great experiences from around the world, and a willingness to take on all challenges.
How can you grab life by the balls so that you can have more money and be happier than ever?
It’s not even worth spending one minute feeling sorry for yourself.
“Life is tough bro.”
This is what a buddy sent me on BBM the other day. What? Seriously? Life was tough for my parents when they came to Canada and had to raise three kids with no education. Getting dumped isn’t tough. It sucks, but it doesn’t mean that you have a tough life.
I’ve felt sorry for myself in the past and it’s an absolute waste of time. If you don’t take yourself seriously, nobody else will.
It’s okay to be upset or frustrated. It’s not okay to let your frustration prevent you from getting things done.
What can you do when you’re frustrated?
Pump at the gym.
Talk to someone.
Watch a movie.
Never, ever get drunk when you’re mad. You’ll get into a fight, say something stupid, or just make a fool out of yourself. Alcohol is for fun times.
There’s nothing wrong with falling in love. You’re not a wimp if you fall in love. Everyone falls in love. Just please try to be smart. Don’t move in after 3 months of dating like my aforementioned buddy did.
Here’s how it went:
They met in January. They moved together around April. She dumped him in October, forcing him to pack up and go.
Life is too short to dwell on any problems.
The best thing to do is to always move on. Why sit around feeling sorry for yourself?
Are you taking risks?
Try taking as many risks as possible. Approach beautiful women, start a crazy business, or attend a conference.
Do you want to build your confidence? Try to challenge yourself. I thought I was pretty tough… Then I started kickboxing. I would get beat up by skinny old men in class. Now that’s humbling.
I get bored easily. I believe that you have to push yourself and step outside of your comfort zone.
If you’re the smartest in your group, it’s time to find a new group. I believe in challenging yourself to see what you’re made of.
“The door is wide open and nobody’s forcing you to be here.”
That’s what my buddy told someone the other day at work. This friend happens to be a manager in a very pro-union environment. Everyday the workers complain to him and bash the corporation. The door is wide open is what he tells everyone.
If you hate your job. then it’s time to switch careers. I know it’s easier said than done because we all have bills. This is why I recommend the next piece of wisdom.
You always have the option to upgrade your skills. The more you know, the more you can get paid! More money= good times.
How can you upgrade your skills right now?
I believe that your 20s are the best time to plant the seeds for the future and to create your ideal lifestyle. If you can learn how to make money on the side somehow, you’ll be set. You won’t have to worry about getting fired, stress about the bills, or have to put up with a incompetent boss.
I would love to hear from those that are over 30.
What do you wish you did in your 20s? What are you proud of accomplishing at an early age?
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