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5 Tactics to Escape the Rat Race

Stop, take a moment, and looked around

Do you see it?

The world is changing; the internet has enabled a democratization of employment on an unprecedented scale never experienced before in human history.


Step through the looking glass and gaze at what’s already happening

Perception of reality viewed through the lens of historical precedent distorts the truth.

1 — Employment is Broken.

Do you love your job or did you ever even like it?

They want to change but have dependents, bills, and commitments that continued employment allows them to meet.

So they unhappily remain

If you love what you do you will truly never work a day in your life

The risk is huge

Changing economics is slowly eroding this belief and revealing the truth

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2 — What is Entrepreneurship?

The Start-up is very much in vogue

Startups need to refocus on the things that matter — creating real businesses that solve big problems

That is entrepreneurship

You don’t have to create a technology unicorn to be an entrepreneur

The adage of ‘what have you done for me lately?’ is flipped on its head and is now ‘what have you done for yourself today?’

Entrepreneurship is about trust

3 — Peer-to-peer Possibilities

Waste, overconsumption and idle capacity are the biggest humanitarian disasters of the 21st century

Ubiquitous adoption of a collaborative approach is needed

Why bin something that can be shared?

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This is not before time

Water and food will, of course, take precedence

Small changes make a huge difference and it is the cumulative efforts of us all working as one that will make the difference

A feeling of humanity must be rediscovered

4 — The rise of Post-Capitalism

Our consciousness has been hijacked by marketing to believe we are constantly in a state of lust for the newest products

We have now evolved past that

When the workers producing wealth are only doing so to benefit a small elite the system needs to change as opposed to searching for greater efficiency

Fewer hours will need to be worked to remain at the same levels of human productivity

5 — Learning how to Learn

How can schools prepare you for what you need to know today?

The most important investment anyone can ever make is in themselves

We need to continually acquire the skills necessary for the world we live in or wither away.

It has been said that the principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality. Grades encourage the former at the detriment of the latter

Tailor your teaching to what you want to learn and pursue greatness

10,000 of hours of dedication to anything is what it takes for someone to be world-class at something

With that being true I would advocate another route being inherently more useful as the world moves towards a more diverse future

Spend 1,000 hours on 10 different subjects

The crossover between your skills will lead to new unimaginable opportunities. Meet people, talk to people and share your ideas.

The choice truly is yours.

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