A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what life lessons I learned in my 20s.
But this time I did something else. I sent an email out to my subscribers (subscribe here) and asked readers age 37 and older what advice and life lessons they would give their 30-year-old selves. The idea was that I would crowdsource the life experience from my older readership and create another article based on their collective wisdom.
The results were spectacular. I received over 600 responses, many of which were over a page in length. It took me a solid three days to read through them all and the quality of insight people sent through floored me.
So first of all, a hearty thank you to all who contributed and helped create this article.
While going through the emails what surprised me the most was just how consistent some of the advice was. The same 5-6 pieces of advice came up over and over and over again in different forms across literally 100s of emails. It seems that there really are a few core lessons that are particularly relevant to this …
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