Ever thought about turning your life upside down – jacking in your dream job and travelling to mystical territories to get some perspective? Ever had a boss or mentor who you imagined ‘had-it-all’, only to discover that they were pretty miserable underneath? Ever dreamed of changing path, if only you knew where to begin? If so, read my review of ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ for Escape the City here, a bestselling story about a hotshot lawyer whose near fatal heart-attack in a court room propelled his voyage around India, where he discovered the kind of truths we only dream of…
Unsure about which way to turn professionally?
If you’re at a career impasse and free tomorrow eve, buy yourself a ticket to Escape the City’s talk with Louise Cox-Chester and Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley.
Who is the speaker?
Cox-Chester was a Director of several City banks and headed up a global team advising on over £50bn of assets. She attributes practicing mindfulness for the last 18 years as the greatest tool to help her manage life and be more effective, and has subsequently set up her own businesses that train on mindfulness at work. Incongruous, impressive or all the above?
Who are Escape the City?
For those of you not in the know, Escape the City are top of the range career connoisseurs who connect people with exciting non-corporate career opportunities. Products of top corporate jobs themselves, they understand what motivates us, Generation Y and what may also drive us to look for more.. Whether a job running a winery in Argentina or an opportunity to buy into a desert island in the middle of nowhere, they offer refreshing opportunities a-plenty.
How do I find out more?
For more information, check out their website here. They host regular talks led by successful entrepreneurs who have shifted path and made it – informative and inspiring, they provide a great opportunity to meet like-minded people wondering if there may be more to life… Go on, hop aboard. You won’t regret it.
Buy your ticket here.
Ever thought about turning your life upside down – job wise, love wise or place wise? If so, read my review of The Dirty Life here, a true story of a Harvard educated journalist who did just that, leaving her glam New York life to be a farmer alongside her one true love.