We want Esc events to be amazing.
Today we got an incredibly helpful email from Simon…
I attended last night’s Location Independence event at Adam street. I left disappointed, so thought i would feedback.Lea had “6 key points” that she mentioned briefly… These were the nuggets of really valuable insight that were almost glossed over!
I suspect a lot of the people who attended enjoyed the organic “genius bar” type approach, but for me it was really disappointing. I don’t mean to criticise your speaker directly, because she is obviously well respected and has a huge amount of valuable experience to share. I’m more critical of the fact that the ‘event’ basically boiled down to one big anecdote and she was left to carry the whole thing.I thought there would be more value in sharing my feedback, rather than just stewing on it. I really respect what esc is trying to do, and refer many many of my contacts to your site for inspiration. It’s a fantastic model, which is why i have bothered to feedback.
What we got from Simon’s email
- Building your personal brand (Arguably the single most important factor and wasn’t really touched on!)
- How can you assure yourself that you will be able to ‘take business with you’
- What resources are available that will influence/guide me in establishing my online presence
- Working out your value
- How you think about transferable skills that work in the remote marketplace?
- Share with me what skills you take to market specifically, and which you derive your revenue from?
- Give me some examples of the types of resources (like GA) that are out there to up-skill?
- Have an escape fund
- What should your ‘fund’ cover? Some ideas…
- What kind of sacrifices can you expect to make becoming location independent?
- Surround yourself with like minded people
- Whats the difference between ‘being on fb/twit’ and “using fb/twit”
- Using the idea of ‘base camp’ and ‘outposts’ in practice
Thanks again Simon – for the email and also for taking the time to chat on the phone earlier today.