Escape the City – A Manifesto

All our life we jump through hoops.

Often without asking why.

It’s easy to feel stuck – a small cog in a big machine.

It doesn’t have to be like this.

Don’t waste your life living someone else’s.

Don’t wait for permission.

Life is too short to do work that doesn’t matter to you.

Want your memoirs to be worth reading?

Make your choices your own. Be brave. Be inquisitive.

Stop using lack of money or experience as an excuse.

You don’t have to risk it all to explore new options.

You owe it to yourself to find work that makes you tick.

Our world is changing. Careers are changing.

Take advantage or keep your head down. You choose.

The winners are building lives on their own terms.

Take small leaps. Meet people. Ask for help. Save. Plan.

Change jobs. Build businesses. Go on BIG adventures.

Start Something You Love. It’s not easy. Push. Sweat.

No one ever changed the world by toeing the line.

You are capable of more than you realise.

This is no dress rehearsal. Make it count.

There will never be a perfect time.

And the first step is often the hardest.

So Stop Dreaming and Start Planning.

Do Something Different!


Escape the City


  • Joe Rockstar

    Isn’t it *towing the line?

    Otherwise, nice post :)

  • http://escapethecity.org/ Rob

    Hi Joe,

    Funnily enough you’re the second person to ask that in a week!

    It’s ‘Toeing the line’ – check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toe_the_line

    Glad you like!


  • Joe Rockstar

    Well, I never knew that! I stand corrected. Apologies and it’s good to know that you know what you’re talking about 😉