12 years into a lucrative investment banking career:

• I quit my job
• Moved to a city where I knew no one
• Hit the reset button on my life


• I'm an MD @ a $300bn asset mgr
• Have published 2 books
• Create content for a living

10 lessons on career reinvention
1/ When you're doing it solely for the money, it's time to go.

•It will never be the ideal time to leave.
•The golden handcuffs only get tighter.
•Money is just one component of 'rewarding' work.
2/ Leave well.

•How you leave an organization will overshadow every bit of work you did while you were there.
•Exercise grace, humility, and empathy on the way out the door.
•The world is smaller than you think.
3/ You will never regret focusing on family first.

•When you're 95, you won't wish you traveled more for work, or responded to more emails. You'll wish you had more time with your parents, your kids, or your spouse.
•Don't wait til you're 95 to realize this.
4/ Your skills are more transferrable than you think.

•Do the introspective work to understand:

- What am I actually really good at?
- What would I learn even if money was not a consideration?
- How can these skills be applied in other industries or roles?
5/ Our identities are fragile.

•We tie an unhealthy amount of our self-worth to our careers.
•Be prepared for self-doubt and a sizeable hit to the ego when you can no longer clearly answer the question:

"What do you do?"
6/ Let people help you.

•Network your a$$ off.
•Don't ask for jobs but rather GENUINELY ask for advice.
•You'll never get a job offer in meeting #1, but once you have built a large, relevant network, you become 'top of mind' when opportunities do arise.
7/ Be prepared to move back to move forward.

•Learning a new job is hard, messy & painful.
•But if you're on the right track to more rewarding work, it's incredible how much short-term pain you can handle.
•Play the long game.
8/ Realize that no one "finds" their passion.

•You become passionate about what you master.
•You master what you practice.
•You practice what sparks your interest.

Forget about finding your passion, manufacture it instead.
9/ Invest in yourself.

•Take the class
•Read the books
•Listen to the podcasts

The world changes and evolves. You need to do the same. Consider your education to be truly a life-long endeavor, and invest the time and energy it warrants.
10/ Impress yourself.

•We often don't control the outcomes: money, status, etc.
•We do, however, control the inputs.
•Focus on the process and do work that YOU are truly proud of.
•If you do this AND deliver value to others, you will be unstoppable.
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