Welcome to #30LESSONSFROM 30s

Welcome to my 30 day challenge. Here I’m posting a new video every day until I turn 40 to share the most important lessons that I learned in my 30s. I’m calling this project #30LESSONSFROM30s & #LAST30DAYSOF30s.

I hope that you find the lessons valuable and entertaining. Please check back here daily as I’ll continue to post a new video every day until February 5th, 2014. I welcome your feedback on any of the videos and if you find something that you particularly like, please share.


Tony Esteves


Day 20 – Go travel.

Have you ever dreamed of visiting a foreign country and spending an extended amount of time there? There are a number of different ways that you can do this. You can study abroad, get a working holiday visa or just backpack around to name a few.

In my 20s and 30s I made the very wise decision to travel. Today’s video references a story from some adventures in my 20s however the message fits for my 30s as well. I’ve been fortunate to have had my life shaped by some wonderful people who I met while traveling. I can’t overstate the positive impact this has had on my life both personally and professionally.

Traveling taught me more things than I can mention in such a short post, so I’ll invite anyone who’s interested to know some of the benefits to shoot me an email. I’d be happy to talk about it.

Today’s lesson?

Go Travel.

Day 19 – Clean your clutter.

One of the most important things that I learned in my 30s yet still have troubles with sometimes is to clean out the clutter. This applies not only in work spaces or closets or in the car, but also in your head. I find that when I’m able to live more tidy, my mind feels more tidy and that makes getting things done easier.

Speaking of getting things done, I must mention this website that I visit often. It is called Lifehacker.com. There you can find all kinds of interesting tips on productivity, gadgets, software and a bunch of other neat-o things.

Today’s lesson?

Clean Your Clutter.

Day 18 – Look after your mental health.

My 30s were at times quite turbulent. About half way through, some family members and close friends advised that I seek some professional help for some issues that I was dealing with. Initially, I felt attacked but once I found a therapist who was a good fit for me, I started exploring my inner mind and emotions.

It’s been a wild ride, but I can not speak highly enough of the countless benefits I’ve experienced from talk therapy. There are all kinds of different things that one can do to get help if their life is beyond frustrating. The most important thing to do is to know that it’s ok to ask for help.

Today’s lesson?

Look after your mental health.

Day 17 – Eat, Exercise & Sleep!

It’s a funny thing to think that so many of us could forget to do things like eat, exercise and sleep properly once we begin to get comfortable in the adult world. But it’s so important that it’s one of the main lessons that I have to share from my 30s.  Often leading a high-octane life can be addictive and it can require some strong reminders to settle down and take care of oneself.

Today, Will and I smashed out some Ping-Pong and chatted about his perspective on the 30s as he’s only just arrived here. He shared his thoughts around taking care and getting some rest. Thanks for the insights Will.

And we had a few good rallies as always.

Today’s lesson?

Eat, Exercise & Sleep!


Day 16 – Get Ready For Change.

ChangeChange happens and there’s no avoiding it. So you might as well adapt to it, settle in and have fun with it. See if you can spot how many changes I underwent through the production of this video today.

Today’s lesson?

Get Ready For Change


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