30 Things to Do before 30 to Greet Success

30 things to do before 30
(Last Updated On: April 7, 2021)

There is an appropriate time to do a particular thing in life. What are the 30 things for a person to do before 30 for the best outcome in and out of that time? Here is the list of 30 things to do before 30 that successful leaders did in their lives. 

What are the 30 things to do before 30?

Below, you will find a list of 30 things to do before 30, let’s see and follow:

1. Negotiate Better.

“People will always be making demands on your time, and the sooner you learn how to negotiate with your bosses, your colleagues and in your personal life, the happier you’ll be.” ―Sam Hayate

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ―Mark Twain

2. Set up an automatic savings and investment account.

Compound interest in the hands of a 20-year-old is a fearsome weapon.

3. Build good credit.

“No one is going to give you a business loan if you can’t pay your credit card bill.” ―Doug Feaver

4. Don’t worry about short-term revenue.

“Focus on the long game.” ―James Sbrolla

5. Learning

“Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.” ―Roy T. Bennett

6. Invest in your body.

Hire a trainer to teach you proper exercise techniques. Some people waste years doing it wrong or hurt themselves.

7. Read like a maniac.

We can be laid off. Our portfolio might crumble. But knowledge pays dividends that can’t be lost.

8. Start a side hustle.

Even if the first one fails—and the statistics say it probably will—you’re gaining critical skills for the next project.

9. Shoot for a leadership role.

Ask for the responsibility that’s just outside your comfort zone. You’ll grow a lot, and impress your bosses.

10. Pick an industry that has product life cycle growth.

“Not a fading one. Fax machines in the ’80s was a great business. Today, not so much. Social media today is a good example.” ―James Sbrolla, entrepreneur-in-residence, RIC Center Business Incubator

11. Start your business when you are young and poor.

“Travel when you are old and rich.” ―Doug Feaver, entrepreneur, and real estate investor

12. Find the right culture for you.

“Every company has its own distinct work and office culture, and ideally you’ll find a company whose values reflect and resonate with your own. Otherwise, it could get awful, with you feeling compromised and going against the grain.” ―Sam Hayate, president of the Rights Factory literary agency

13. Take your business seriously.

“Eventually other people will too.” ―Doug Feaver

14. Get as many mentors as you can of various ages.

“People 10, 20 and 40 years older than you can form a team that teaches you from their experiences.” ―James Sbrolla

15. Nurture a morning meditation or centering practice.

“Life is always going to challenge one. Therefore, starting each day with 20 minutes of stillness (check out the Headspace app) will plug you into higher wisdom for the rest of the day. Remember, the lamp only lights up when it’s plugged in.” ―Mimi B. Martinoski

16. Take up a meditation practice.

“It’s no longer only for the yogis and spiritually enlightened. Many world leaders and top performers meditate daily.” —Anthony Coletti

17. Develop a meditative practice of some kind.

“For clarity, stress management, to better understand yourself and to deepen your connection to all.” ―Garth Sam

18. Work smarter, not harder.

“Get enough sleep, work out, meditate and have a great personal life so you’ll be more productive at work. Master this motto by your 30s and you’ll accomplish way more than those staying up all night to meet deadlines.”―Sam Hayate

You might have noticed the common threads binding these maxims. Each item requires action from you.

Your mentorship team above invites you to try something new. Becoming a person you’ve never been before demands that you do things you’ve never done.

30 things to do before 30

19. Date widely and wisely.

“Very rarely does anyone find the ‘right’ life mate without discovering who one is best suited for via trial and error.” ―Garth Sam, life coach

20. Incorporate a pause between interactions in your day.

“It’s as simple as taking a few deep breaths before getting out of the car, stepping into that meeting or answering that email or phone call. This transforms reaction into creation. Creating spaces in between our interactions and responses with people allows for love to flow in.” ―Mimi B. Martinoski, author

21. Life Experience

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” ―Marcus Aurelius

22. Gain some experience and then quit your job before it’s too late.

“Giant mortgages and car payments are dream killers.” ―Doug Feaver

23. Live by yourself.

“Not with roommates. Not with your parents. Not with your significant other. Go solo for a year or so and get to know who you are when no one else is around.” ―Alison Wojtkowski

24. Do more things that scare you.

“Talk to strangers, take public speaking or improv classes. Learning how to be comfortable in the uncomfortable will surely pay dividends in the future.” ―Anthony Coletti

25. The risk now, not later.

“Nothing motivates better than having no choice but to win. Nothing motivates less than comfort.” ―Doug Feaver

26. Volunteer for a cause you love.

“It will not only give you experience but also open your mind and heart.” ―Jesika Briones, former business development manager, MaRS business accelerator

27. Travel to a country on your bucket list.

“Preferably in the developing world because these parts of the world are changing the fastest.” ―Garth Sam

28. Habits

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.” ―Octavia E. Butler

29. Learn to cook.

“I’m not talking grilled cheese, here. Learn a few basic skills and perfect one great dish. It will come in handy somewhere along the line.” ―Alison Wojtkowski, award-winning teacher

30. Learn to move your body in different ways.

“Anything from salsa dancing to fencing. Expand your frame of reference in the physical realm.” ―Anthony Coletti, podcast host

Take away

Remember that education is a lifetime pursuit.

“It’s not finished at a certain age or at graduation. Keep learning.” ―James Sbrolla
Learn another language.

“I’m always struck by how many languages our European counterparts speak. I am bilingual, but wish I had a few more fluent languages in my pocket.” ―Alison Wojtkowski

Keep Relationships

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.” ―Ernest Hemingway

Choose wisely with whom you spend your time.

Give up on your false friends and drinking buddies. Ask yourself how much joy you get from these outings.

To break the cycle, take a page from the Stoics and use your death as motivation. Yes, how uplifting!

Business and Work

“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” —Napoleon Hill

Close your eyes and imagine your deathbed.

Picture telling yourself that scrolling through all those Instagram accounts and digging up all those interesting YouTube videos justifies all your regrets.

Laugh uncomfortably.

Now, pick something from our list and take action.

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