Episode #74: I'm 30 and Thriving (Part 2) {Podcast}

In May of this year, I turned 30 years old and spent some time reflecting on how I used the last decade of my life. In this episode, I share the top lessons I’ve learned in my twenties. I hope it adds value to your life. Below you will find the links I mention in the podcast, ways you can help this podcast, and links to the announcements I talk about in the episode! Enjoy!

Episode #67- I'm 30 and Thriving (1)

Links Talked about in this Podcast: 


Recap of Part 1:

  • 1.) Decide to Follow God
  • 2.) Learn that Life is Short
  • 3.) Deal with Your Past
  • 4.) Choose the Right Friends
  • 5.) Develop a Plan for Personal Growth:
  • 6.) Get as many Mentors in your life as you can!
    7.) Dream Big and go for it!
  • 8) Be Faithful
  • 9.) Recognize the Potential of Today

New Lessons: 

1.)  Marry Well

Become who you want to attract – Recognize You attract who you are, not who you want

2.) Develop Your Character

“Just as leadership is more caught than taught, character is more caught than taught.” -Gerald Brooks

[shareable cite=”African Proverb”]When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” [/shareable]

3.) Become Teachable
4.) Recognize the Importance of Family 

Ephesians: 2 “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: 3 If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”[b]

Sometimes the greatest way to honor your parents is to break the cycle.” –Henry Cloud

[shareable cite=”Henry Cloud”]Sometimes the greatest way to honor your parents is to break the cycle. [/shareable]

“Success means having those closest to me love and respect me the most.” -John Maxwell

5.) Learn how to Manage Your Money 

10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! -Malachi 3:10

6.) Deal with the Identity Issue

If your vision is bigger than your identity, you’ll never do anything great for God!

Until you deal with the identity issue, you’ll never be or have enough.

[shareable cite=”Mark Batterson”]You could be winning but feel like you’re losing because the scorecard your using isn’t fair! [/shareable]

A sign that you’re making progress: You’re enjoying the journey!

7.) Travel 

8.) Make Physical Fitness and Health a Priority 

9.) Be a World Changer: Serve! 

[shareable cite=”Judy Steidel”]The secret to life is to give your life away! [/shareable]Leadership is loosing the right to think about yourself! -Gerald Brooks

“You can get everything you want in life, IF you just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig

MLK Jr.: Anyone can be great because anyone can serve!

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” ― Mother Teresa

[shareable cite=”Chris Hogan”]Somebody somewhere is waiting on you to become what you were destined to be. [/shareable]

The value of your life will always be measured by how much you gave away

10.) Have Some Freaking fun!

It doesn’t get any better than having a magnificent friends, pursuing a magnificent vision, for a magnificient God! No better juice than that! -Reid Carpenter


I’m curious, what lessons have you learned over the last decade of your life? Share them by commenting on this post. Do you agree with the lessons I have in part two? Disagree? What lessons would you add?

Thoughts? Comment below!


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