Things to Know By 20 Years

I believe it’s the first time I tell my own age publicly on the internet, and before a few months ago I thought it’s the best fit to take over the planet to be young and have a successful career.

20 Things Every 20-Year-Old Should Know | by Catalin Matei | Medium

However, the truth is different. Being young is amazing, but it is much easier to have experience and some fang. At 21 I wish I had this wisdom, which someone must have told me: “Georgie, look, the bottom line is that you water it” or “Okay, Georgie, that’s good dad,” but that did not happen.

Hopefully these 10 tips will benefit everyone and they will be very happy and prosperous!

There is nothing(soo) important

They showed us that any marketing situation can be unpredictable and it can be more chaotic. This won’t change – until Gen Z dominates the world – so the direction you take it will change.

No heart’s going to make the dilemma go away. Don’t think. Don’t worry. Don’t get addicted. Don’t get hooked. Nothing happens. Nothing happens. Breathe and read. Breathe and learn. I assure you that no challenge is too big: everything is going to take its place.

Tell NO

YES is not always the right response. It is entirely legitimate to say NO if you face a complicated scenario (bomberazos, shipping date, etc.) and you have already exhausted all possibilities.

Maybe at first a few difficulties will occur, but in the long run a truthful NO is better than a YES which is not true. If you have a negative, explain why and find a way that makes everybody happy.

Appreciation of oneself.

We are used to applauding, grading and cheering for taking an accounting test before we leave college.

The world of publicity isn’t like that. Don’t ask your manager to hug you any time you do something right or to give you an update to thank you for the extra hours you spent on your project.

Recognition is often implicit in everyday life. Do you offer 150 percent? Are you quiet about your performance? “No news, good news” in the professional community for several days.

The You time

Well, the 20s are the stage where you have to show what you are made of professionally. Wow, you’re going to have to get up, get to the office in front of everybody, make copies, serve as a conductor, maid, friend, assistant, and dog walker; you’re going to have to find the time.

I don’t want to cast myself on the bed and look at Netflix when I say time for you, I mean to do stuff you always love and make you feel content and satisfied. It sounds really cheesy, but one day you will know that you should read more, learn to play an instrument, spend more time with your family, or simply take care of yourself. Both of these things in your 30s will give you peace and quiet.

Instinct’s significance

Listen to your intuition, your instincts. 80% of the time you’re going to be right. For bad or worst. For worse. In life there are things you can clearly comprehend, some you cannot understand at this time, and there are things you can never understand.

Can you know when a new customer made you feel bad? Or when you left a feeling of deja vu with this latest great idea, that was waiting for all of Mexico? The mix of your mind and heart would have the solution in 8 of the 10 cases. Trust you, girl. Trust you.

The significance of partnership

“I’m not coming to make friends here, I’m coming to work.” Okay, let’s ease the fact and think about it: How much time do you spend in the agency? Think eight hours a day (delusions!) Multiplied by 5 days a week, by 12 months a year by 4 weeks a month…

The least we can do is strive to enjoy, build good friendships, accept the intolerable and even indulge when permitted (we all know cases like this, and even those that end in bodorrio).


This is self-explaining and yet one of the hardest to learn. In the 20s, my maximum was to purchase the “it” pack, go and eat with my parents, go around the country… However, reap the fruits of my hard work, in the form of quarters.

You’ll soon remember that that very pricey rent in the countess could have been used for a house down payment, that missing a few nights of party may have saved, among other things, to have a mattress for emergencies.

No one takes everything away as we party, but it’s time to look to our future (even if it sounds like an insurance company).

Nothing is forever

“Tell him your intentions if you want to make God laugh.” Nobody knows what it brings tomorrow. Maybe they’ll give you in a few weeks the location you’ve always dreamed about, maybe you will be bored with publicity, maybe a TV max will discover me and I will become the latest big feeling at the moment, maybe a dog will attack me, and I’m furious because I’ve not rescued myself!

Anyway, what I mean is that we can’t take anything for granted, we don’t know for sure what will happen tomorrow, so let’s easily take it and review our goals, all right?

The Inner Harmony Ritual

Working is too simple, believe that NOBODY can make it as meticulously flawless as possible and fail to delegate; believe that the customer is the most valuable thing, and let the organization eventually destroy our imagination.

Let’s note sleeping, taking a shower that helps us to eat throughout the day, giving family time, friends and flirting right now, doing some exercise (even if it’s walking to coffee) and feeling whole.


At the beginning of your 20s, you can understand what you truly are good at and what you are not so good at.

What skills make you special? What makes you different? What makes you different? What’s the worth for you? Focus on and polish these matters. That’s why you’re special. There’s a long way ahead and when you are yourself, it’s far more beautiful and simple.

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