Your 30s are better than your 20s. Call us clairvoyant, but soon enough you will see why being in your 30s is so much better than being in your 20s. Aging is a good thing, trust us on this one!
When it comes to friends, quality if better than quantity.
In your thirties, it’s not about who you know and how many of them there are - it’s about what you actually say to each other when you’re sharing the same space. Be open to new relationships, and surround yourself with diverse people who will challenge you. Knowing who and what to invest in is a true mark of maturity.
You understand that no one is impressed by you not taking every day of your paid vacation.
Real mentors who will help you grow in your career are not impressed by your sacrifice. They’re impressed by your ability to integrate your job into who you are, and to have a rich life outside of work. Take time off so you have something to talk about during coffee breaks; your boss already knows what you do during the workday.
Good wine isn’t a fancy luxury, it’s a normal part of the meal.
Around the Western world, wine isn’t a treat for a special occasion. It’s just wine, it’s part of life. Those people have it figured out. ManMade’s publisher Bruno’s family is from Argentina, where they say, “No meal is complete without bread and wine.” As the winemakers at Murphy-Goode remind us, great wine is an everyday enjoyment that’s all part of the Goode Life.
You’re okay with using tweezers. And smart enough that you don’t have to tell anyone about it.
Look, bodies change as you age. Men are hairy. Deal with it; just deal with it in private.
Weekends aren’t for sleeping in. You’ve got better stuff to do than stay in bed.
When you’re in your twenties, you tend to live hard and long, capitalizing on all the energy during the week, and resting hard on the weekends to make up for it. But by your thirties, you understand that days off are sacred, and there’s too much cool stuff out there to waste the day under the covers.
You’ve realized which style essentials are worth splurging on and which can come from the bargain rack.
No one needs a $120 t-shirt. But every man needs a pair of quality leather boots that will last for decades. Invest your cash into staple pieces that will never go out of style, can stand up to repeated washings, and regular wear. Things made of cotton will wear out. Plan accordingly.
Mens sana in corpore sano.
Sound mind, sound body. It works both ways; if you don’t take care of your inner health (stress, emotions, creativity), it’ll show corporeally. If you neglect your physique, you won’t feel right on the inside either. Your thirties are a time to learn the balance that works best for you, and develop a lifestyle around it.
The world no longer owes you something, and you’re fine with that.
Financial planning isn’t about luck or winning the lottery. And, true wealth isn’t about what you can expect to receive. It’s about finding your place, and doing what you can with it. Entitlement looks good on no one.
You have something to live for, besides you.
Whether it’s kids, a life partner, family, or a cause that means everything, you’ve started to figure out that the world doesn’t revolve around you. And that’s a good thing.
Leave the phone at the door.
We’ll repeat in photo form, in case you missed that.
Whether its your front door, or your bedroom door. Some places should just be smartphone free.
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