These Are The Important Things People in Their 20s Should Really Know About Work & Life Before They Settle Down
While people see their 30s as a time to settle down, get a serious job and start a family, the young crowd in their 20s is more on how to have a good time and enjoy themselves. This doesn’t mean though that one should wait until their 30th birthday before they start making strides to improve their life for the long-term.
People can definitely enjoy their youth while also choosing wisely when it comes to advancing their professional careers. That’s what Teach Starter CEO Scott Tonges realized as he looked back in his 20s.
Spending One’s Free Time
After spending probably about eight hours working or studying, young people have plenty of time on their hands. In fact, Tonges says that a person wouldn’t have this much free hours again until their retirement in the future. Now, the question is how this time is spent. Tonges advises twenty-somethings to decide on their goals and spend their free time wisely by working towards them.
A Chance to be Selfish
At this stage in life, people are also freer in the sense that they don’t have huge obligations like a mortgage, a spouse or kids yet to think about. Without any ‘real’ commitments yet, twenty-somethings have the opportunity to explore various endeavors or pursue their set goals with ‘pure single-mindedness’, as Tonges put it.
A Time for Risks
Similarly, people in their 20s are in a good position to take risks. And although these come with the possibility of negatively affecting one’s future, Tonges realized that simply choosing inaction can also cause harm in the long run.
He advises individuals to always weigh the upsides and downsides of a risky decision they may be faced with. Assess whether the decision is reasonable and rational or if one’s reservations are only caused by the opinion of others.
Working Harder Than Ever
When a person takes advantage of both tons of free time and self-discipline, something magical can happen. Again, with minimal commitments, twenty-somethings have the perfect chance to work harder than they ever did. So, turn off the television and get to work, Tonges urges people. Whatever one’s goal is, whether it’s to get a promotion or maybe even start their own business, they should dedicate themselves to achieve it.
Free to Choose
After graduating from college, people, for the first time since they started going to school, are free from the dictation of their parents and the school schedule. Thus, a person’s twenties can be an interesting and exciting time. It’s also when they should be asking themselves serious questions like what they really want to do with their life.
More in Legal Advice
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Just Spent $43 Million for the Bellagio Estate
A report published by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick has purchased a Bel-Air...May 19, 2020
Bruce Willis and Emma Heming Sold Their Caribbean Paradise for a Record-Breaking Price
Earlier this year Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Heming listed their Turks and Caicos property for $33 million, which almost broke the...May 14, 2020
4 Tactics That Could Help You Pay Off Your Debt Once and For All
A lot of people aim to spend less and save more. However, you may not be able to do that easily...May 14, 2020
Jodie Foster Sells Calabasas Home She Purchased with Her Late Mom
American actress, producer, and director Jodie Foster recently placed her Calabasas home on the market for $2.85 million. The currently-unoccupied home,...May 11, 2020
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Show Off Their House-Flipping Skills Yet Again with This English Tudor Home
American comedian-TV host Ellen DeGeneres and Australian-American model-philanthropist Portia de Rossi are known for their mad skills in buying and selling...May 8, 2020
Eva Longoria Bids Adieu to this French-style Villa She Bought from Tom Cruise
After five years of owning it, American actress, producer, and businesswoman Eva Longoria has said “adieu” to this sprawling Hollywood Hills...May 4, 2020
Lessons From Financial Advisors For Small Businesses Regarding PPP Loans
As emergency federal loans became in-demand among small businesses, financial advisors not just aided clients but also applied for support to...April 30, 2020
Scott Disick Relists Farmhouse-Style L.A. Home at a Cheaper Price
Most people probably know Scott Disick for his on-off relationship with Kourtney Kardashian and his stints in their reality show,...April 29, 2020
Check Out How Dr. Oz And His Wife Lisa Built Their Mansion From Scratch
It’s been 20 years since Dr. Mehmet Oz, along with his wife Lisa, started their hunt for the perfect house where they...April 28, 2020