On Not Following A Deferred Life Plan…

Over the weekend, I heard the phrase, ‘He had all the trappings of success’.  Instinctively, the word ‘trap’ leapt out at me. Google dictionary defines trappings as ‘the outward signs, features, or objects associated with a particular role, situation or thing’.  Not...

On Fear

Doing something different is scary… Quitting your job is scary. Starting your own business is scary. Having no money is scary. Taking a point of view is scary. Cold calling is scary. Charging for a service is scary. Public speaking is scary. Being challenged is...

Ladies and Gentleman…the one and only Rob Symington!

Wow! Second day in a row speaking with an Escape the City original.  I have the best internship ever! Below, my interview with Rob Symington, co-founder of Esc.  Read on if you want some great advice about entrepreneurship, perseverance, and buying seventh-hand...

Interview with Dom Jackman, International Man of Mystery

Lucky me!  In only the second week of my internship, I got the opportunity to sit down with Dom Jackman, co-founder of Escape.  Following: his thoughts on escaping, childhood career ambitions, and his favorite word….enjoy! Liz: What was your moment of truth,...

Advice for ‘Starting Something You Love’ – #98 to #104

[PHOTO CREDIT: workisnotajob.com] At the beginning of 2011 we started a campaign called Start Something You Love. We kicked it off on 19th January with our big Esc winter party in front of 600 people at Guanabara bar in central London. We are now following it up with...

Advice for ‘Starting Something You Love’ – #91 to #97

At the beginning of 2011 we started a campaign called Start Something You Love. We kicked it off on 19th January with our big Esc winter party in front of 600 people at Guanabara bar in central London. We are now following it up with 365 bits of advice from real...

Advice for ‘Starting Something You Love’ – #77 to #90

[Photo credit: workisnotajob – again!] At the beginning of 2011 we started a campaign called Start Something You Love. We kicked it off on 19th January with our big Esc winter party in front of 600 people at Guanabara bar in central London. We are now following...