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Andrew Ferebee,the Founder of Knowledge For Men 3x Best Selling Author shared these tips
I’m about to turn 30 and quite honestly, I am proud to say that I look back on my 20’s with a smile.
I’ve got a multiple six figure business, the body of my dreams, an awesome girlfriend, tons of great friends, and an amazing apartment on the beach.
Life is good and the actions I took in my 20’s are largely responsible for this…
That being said, there are a few things that I either regret not doing, am glad that I did, or would advise everybody else to do.
Here they are…
1. Prioritize Your Health Above Just About Everything Else
Few things will affect the rest of your life more than how you treat your body and your physical health.
Take care of it, cherish it, and protect it.
Develop the discipline of exercising and eating right now so that when your metabolism slows down and your testosterone levels start to drop, you don’t have anything to worry about.
When you are physically healthy you will be better equipped to show up in business, in relationships, and in other areas of your life.
If you are constantly hung over or eating crappy foods, your performance will suffer and you will not live life to your highest potential.
2. Invest 20% of your Disposable income in YOURSELF
You will NEVER regret an investment in yourself.
The best thing you can do with your 20’s is to take a step back, and ask yourself “Who do I want to become?”
Once you answer that question, do whatever it takes to become that person.
Read books, hire a coach, attend personal development seminars. Do whatever you need to do toNOW.
You will never have the energy, freedom, and ability to travel that you will in your early 20’s.
Enjoy that freedom and take advantage of it.
No one sits on their death bed thinking “Gosh, I wish I hadn’t had so many amazing experiences”
Even if it comes at the expense of earning money now, travel will help you develop yourself and understand the world in a way that few other things can.
4. Make a Habit of Sleeping 8+ Hours
Some people say that you can sleep when you are dead.
Science tells us that not sleeping enough will make you dead.
Every expert who has looked at the data (think Brendon Burchard, Arianna Huffington, and James Altucher) will tell you to sleep more.
Sure, there will be times in your 20’s where you get less sleep, but make a habit of getting at least 7.5 hours of high quality sleep and the rest of your life will thank you.
5. Date Around
Your 20’s aren’t the time to get settled down or married (at least not for most people).
It’s a time to explore your options, meet lots of new people, and figure out who you really want to build a life with.
While there are certainly exceptions to this rule, for most individuals your 20’s are prime time to date and explore… According to most of the high performers that I have interviewed on my podcast, getting married too young = expensive divorce.
6. Save Sex for People You Connect With (And Always Use Protection)
Just because you are dating around doesn’t mean that you should try and sleep with every person you have coffee with…
Sex is awesome and unless you want to do so for religious reasons, I personally don’t think there is any need to wait until marriage.
Sex is best when it’s with someone that you enjoy and actually care about.
Being too loose sexually can quickly result in STDs or kids (even if you use protection).
Neither of those outcomes are good, but if they do happen, it’s always better for them to happen with someone you love and respect.
7. Be Careful with Substances
Look, I won’t tell you that you can’t try drugs or experiment with substances.
They can open your mind to new possibilities and make for some memorable experiences.
They can also kill you…
Be careful what you use and how often you use it.
And avoid prescription pain killers at all costs… Just because they’re legal doesn’t mean they are safe ok?
8. Build a Business
If you don’t have a spouse or children yet, then you are at the perfect time in your life to try out entrepreneurship. There is nothing more satisfying than building a thriving business and watching it continue to grow.
Try it out in your 20’s. Best case scenario, you never have to worry about money again.
Worst case, you did something fun, failed, and learned from it.
9. Save Money For Opportunities
As Lil Dickey would say… You gotta save dat money.
Put aside 10–20% of everything you earn into a liquid account that you can use for investing or as a backup if sh*t hits the fan.
Put another 10% into an “opportunity fund” so when opportunity comes you can strike it. Warren Buffet only makes 1–2 key decisions per year that yield great returns.
10. Work Hard but Have Fun
Your 20’s are a great time to work your tail off and they are also a great time to have fun.
Don’t work nonstop but don’t party nonstop either.
Your 20’s are a balancing act.
Work your ass off and enjoy yourself and you won’t have any regrets.
Find a balance between working towards the life you want and loving the life that you have now in this moment.
If you can do this, you will rocket into your 30’s with a smile on your face, a wallet full of Benjamin’s, and life filled with happiness and little regret.