Late bloomers get a bad rap.

But that's about to change.

Structural shifts unfolding in today's economy mean that not "having it all figured out" by your 20's may actually put you at an ADVANTAGE.

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1/ Today's education system is still set up to support the industrial economy. Sit down, be quiet, memorize... and eventually, you might just learn to become a cog in the great wheel and get yourself a guaranteed pension.
2/ Unsurprisingly, this has produced generations of workers who are good at following orders, not causing too much trouble, and completing repetitive tasks. But, there's a problem...
3/ The market is willing to pay less and less for repetitive tasks every year. As @a16z says, "software is eating the world." And it's eating jobs based on repetitive tasks even faster.
4/ This is not going to slow down. It's going to accelerate. It already is. Think about the past year alone what's happened in the world's of #crypto, #NFTs, #RemoteWork, renewable energy, etc. etc. The wheel of innovation is spinning faster and faster.
5/ Who loses in this world? People who were taught to sit down, be quiet, and memorize. Who wins? Mmm... interesting question.
6/ The winners will be the ones who realize what's happening. Who realize that the economy in 5 years will look DRASTICALLY different from today, and WAY more different 5 years after that.
7/ How can you keep up? By continuing to learn. It's cliche to say, but now more than ever, education needs to be a lifelong
8/ Industries are literally rising before our eyes (I'll point to crypto and NFTs again)... how on Earth could anyone 10 or 15 years ago in sitting university have prepared themselves for what is unfolding today? They couldn't have...
9/ Well, actually, there is one way: By learning how to learn. And committing to it.
10/ This brings me back to late bloomers. So you haven't got your life figured out by 20 or 30 or 40.... who cares? NO ONE HAS ANYTHING FIGURED OUT IN THIS NEW ECONOMY!
11/ Seriously, everyone is doing it on the fly. Like social media a decade ago, there are no experts. That = opportunity.
12/ Guess what doesn't matter? Where you went to school, your fancy credential, or your family name.

13/ Guess what does matter? What you know and how fast you are learning.
14/ So if you're a late bloomer, oddly enough, you may be at a great advantage for the first time in history. You are not stuck in your ways or too comfortable to take a risk. So rejoice. And start figuring this stuff out.
15/ If you'd like to read the longer version of this thread, see the link to the article below. And follow me @gregorycampion for more inspirational rants - I mean threads - like this one.…

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Every time I find myself struggling, either personally or professionally, I ask myself these 4 questions to help me get back on track.

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1/ Am I sleeping well?

• Have I let my bedtime slip?
• Am I looking at screens an hour before bed?
• Am I getting up at the same time (even on weekends)?
• Am I actually measuring the quality of my sleep?

Sleep is essential. It's when all the growth & restoration happens.
2/ Am I exercising consistently & vigorously?

• Am I out of breath multiple times per week?
• Am I working up a legitimate sweat?
• Am I training for a specific goal?

The benefits of exercise are well-documented but the daily endorphin rush alone can snap us out of bad ruts.
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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

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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.
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•How you leave an organization will overshadow every bit of work you did while you were there.
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The key insight from each of the first 52 issues of the #IntentionalWisdom newsletter.

1. Contrary to popular belief, coming up w great ideas is not about magic or luck.

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- Getting inspired (see #12 on content diets)
- Getting physically active (walk, run, whatever, just sweat)
- Letting our minds wander
2. The best way to make progress toward any goal is by actually doing the thing. Getting the reps.

We tend to get in our own way, convincing ourselves that motion is the same as action.

It is not.
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