We are writing a book.

It’s called The Escape Manifesto. We are on deadline for October 15th.

We have an engaged group of 200 volunteers helping us with their perspectives and advice in the comments on these posts.

Our last book post was Discussion #6: Are our aspirations evolving faster than the realities of our careers? Thank you for some great comments.

This week we’d like to ask a very straightforward question:

What do you wish you’d known 5 years ago?

  • What lessons have you learnt (perhaps the hard way) about life, work, and careers so far?
  • What information or advice would have saved you a lot of time or effort over the course of your career so far?
  • What mistakes have you made along the way? What successes have you achieved and what made them possible?
  • Have you had any moments of truth where suddenly your career, your direction, your life made sense?!

Advice to your younger self

Last month I gave the following talk to a bunch of 18 year olds.

What’s your take?

All comments and ideas gratefully received.

Have a great weekend and thank you in advance!

Rob & the rest of the Escape Team.


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