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#escapemanifesto preview: Invest in yourself, not stuff

The two most constructive ways you can invest in yourself are through new experiences and education. You don’t have to quit your job to do either of these.

D.H. Lawrence said that travel is the only thing you spend money on that makes you richer.

Rare is the person who returns from a genuinely new and adventurous experience without a fresh perspective on something they took for granted at home.

Learn. Use the library, beg, steal, download and borrow books. There really is no excuse for being uninformed about anything you consider important for your career transition.

We advocate spending consciously and spending on things that are important to you. Look your finances in the eye and then look your values in the eye. Decide how much you need and want (there’s no wrong answer) for what you want to do. Then plan accordingly.

FROM CHAPTER 4: THE MONEY QUESTION

By now, you’re probably aware that we wrote a book (you helped!) and we’re excited to be really close to the final publish date. The Escape Manifesto (#escapemanifesto on Twitter) is the book behind the movement and is here to support, inspire and encourage us all to make big and brave transitions in our lives. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing snippets on this blog.