‘Corporate Escape’ – digital book ‘Anniversary Giveaway’ for every financial sector professional
By Maite Barón, CEO, The Corporate Escape™
The Corporate Escape™ is one year old today. To commemorate this we’re giving away to every reader a digital version (Kindle or iPad) of ‘Corporate Escape: the Rise of the New Entrepreneur’. While this is invaluable reading for anyone in the banking industry, so badly hit by the recession, the fresh thinking it contains will also help the most seasoned professional, even if they’re not thinking of leaving their corporate job right now. So download your copy now.
Do you ever wonder whether you’re in the right job? Do you ever consider how you could get out of the rat race, but stop yourself, because you don’t know what you’d do next? Then you’ll want to read ‘Corporate Escape: the rise of the New Entrepreneur’. Written by Global Banking and Financial Review Contributor, Maite Barón, it’s packed with ideas and innovative thinking on how you can get out – and we’ve got Kindle and iPad versions to give away but, so as to give readers in different time zones around the world their chance to get a copy – only for the next 48 hours.
Longer hours, more pressure, less reward – life’s never been harder for corporate employees in the banking and finance sectors. The situation is even worse if you’re 40+ facing ever keener competition from young ‘Millennials’. Then, should you end up redundant, finding your way back in is getting harder and harder.
But even when you know all this, it’s still easier to try and ‘tough it out’, doing a job you no longer enjoy, because you just don’t know what the alternative is that could give you a better work-life balance, as well as the lifestyle you’re used to. After reading Corporate Escape you will.
Written to help frustrated, disillusioned and unhappy executives faced with exactly that dilemma, Corporate Escape encapsulates Maite’s 14 years’ experience of coaching and training within corporate organisations both in the UK and across Europe.
Not surprisingly it’s packed with a wealth of innovative strategies, thought-provoking stories, insightful case studies, and action-focused exercises that are going to set you thinking in new ways … something that Maite believes is particularly important.
“One of the major reasons that good, talented people stay where they are,” says Maite, “is because their ‘old’ thinking makes them hostage to their past. So they end up defining themselves only by what they’ve done before. ”
“In other words, you think that because you’ve been in banking and finance most of your career, you have to stay in banking and finance for the rest of it. That’s not true, and by reading Corporate Escape you’ll find plenty of ways in which you can change your ‘corporate thinking’ into another far more productive mindset … that of ‘New Entrepreneur’. ”
“This is the era of the post-corporate employee, equipped with the skills, the ambition and the emotional resilience to survive and thrive on their own, in whatever direction they choose to go in.”
So, if you too are feeling restless and unfulfilled, there’s never been a better time to escape the rat race and leave the relentless, unforgiving pressure, and mind-numbing commutes behind.
New technologies, and the growth of niche markets filled with enthusiastic buyers, are all on your side. Add in the growing signs of economic recovery, and this isn’t the time to sit around thinking about doing something different, it’s the time to be taking action to actually do something different. And reading Corporate Escape could be your first step towards creating a new and more rewarding future.
“The finance and banking sector is still fragile,” says Maite. “Job cuts are still going on – the CBI estimates that 130,000+ have been forced out since the 2008 crisis began while US analysts are predicting another 100,000 jobs to go on Wall Street over the next 18 months. The reality is that redundancy can still hit unexpectedly and if that happens to you then you won’t have any time to plan.
“By reading Corporate Escape, you’ll start to see that you do have choices. And by making decisions that ‘feel right’, you remain in control not having to work to somebody else’s agenda.
“Even if you’re not ready to get out right now, planning your escape ahead of time can be one of the wisest moves you make, because it gives you ‘breathing space’, and there’s a lot you can do in six or eight months … even just three. And if you are prepared for the ‘what if’, then whatever comes next, you can handle it.”
It doesn’t matter whether you’re thinking about a new career entirely, are experiencing redundancy or are looking to draw on your experience and interests to set up a successful business – The Corporate Escape™ can help you reinvent your future productively and effectively.