Some years ago, I read a book called ‘Escape the System’ by motivational speaker and personal development author Joe Barnes. It was very inspiring and I would highly recommend you check it out.
So it came as welcome surprise to discover that he will be releasing his latest book ‘Escape The Rat Race’ in October 2022.
I know already that I’ll be pre-ordering this. In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview of the 13 chapter headings, which take the form of rules for life that Barnes recommends.
Enjoy. And discuss.
Step 1: Create your own world (but don’t get lost in it).
Step 2: Be guided by your heart when making major life decisions
Step 3: Work on your own terms
Step 4: Save 10% to 20% of your income every year
Step 5: Have at least one investment outside of a pension
Step 6: Don’t get married unless you’re absolutely, unequivocally certain it’s going to work
Step 7: Do what you want, not what you think you should
Step 8: Make time for other people
Step 9: Only use medication for mental health issues as a last resort
Step 10: Don’t mistakes doctors and scientists for Gods
Step 11: Never retire
Step 12: Rejoice in your curse
Step 13: Break the rules