The book is here.

What to do in your twenties instead of hustling and making money.

A few months ago, I asked myself, “What should you do in your twenties…if not hustling?”

As a writer, I don’t think if I don’t write. So I sat down and started typing, thinking, overthinking, typing again. Then I had one article done. It was published by Post-Grad Survival Guide and went viral. Then I had another one. And another one. Then I started collecting notes. It seemed that I found a topic everyone was interested in.

Four months went by.

The result?

The book I called The First Real Decade: What to do in your twenties instead of hustling and making money is now available on Amazon as a Kindle + Paperback edition.

To those of you who volunteered to proof-read this book: one more huge THANK YOU. You’ve made this project possible.



What to do in your twenties instead of "hustling" and making money? 

It's not an easy question to answer. 

As a twenty-year-old struggling to understand what to do with his life, the top Medium writer and author Sergey Faldin bought in the hustle myth. He dropped out of college. Started businesses. Traded bitcoin. Was in debt. Then, one day, he said, “Enough”, packed his bags and moved to London, leaving his former life behind.

Insightful and motivating, The First Real Decade is part memoir, part self-help, part much-needed wake-up call for every twenty-year-old about what really matters: patience, self-exploration, focus on the long-term.  

“There was never an old person in all human history, who said on their deathbed, ‘I didn’t have enough time to make more money because I studied, explored or was too patient in my twenties.” 

If you are twenty-something and fed up with feeling inadequate, FOMO-driven, and as if life is moving too fast, this book is for you.

P.S. Most writers have paid newsletters on Substack. You’ve noticed I don’t ask for money because I just want to share valuable stuff with you. But if you’ve ever liked anything I wrote – purchasing this book would be a huge “thank you”, from you to me.

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Cheers all!

– Sergey