How Ollie Thompson Quit Investment Banking and Found Happiness in Snail Farming (Video)

For many, working for an organization like Deutsche Bank is the ultimate in career goals, but for Ollie Thompson, leaving investment banking for snail farming was the happiest decision she ever made.

“I felt like I wasn’t really living.”

Ollie told BBC London that she felt she was only living her life for the weekend, like most people do, and wasn’t really happy; she found her happiness in a totally different place, snail farming.

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“It’s so important to have money in this life but it also so trivial,

Because you find that you are working for money but you can’t buy happiness.”

Ollie quit her investment banking job a year ago to go fully into snail farming even though she had never touched a snail in life.

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She has put in a lot of research into her business and it has been paying off. Ollie sells the snails as pets, for their slime, and also for eating.

The former investment banker admitted that the change of career was a risk but the slower pace of life suits her perfectly.

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