How Do You Make Big Decisions?

This post originally appeared on July 19th, 2013. I spent last week in Manhattan; detached from my regular day-to-day context in London. When I’m in travel mode, I find it way easier to spontaneously zoom out on what it is that I’m actually doing with my...

How to Get Rid of What Weighs You Down

The argument that we can’t purchase happiness and meaning is at the root of this book by the Minimalists. They’re a couple of inspiring guys from the States who have an interesting escape tale of their own, which I’m sure a lot of the Escape community will...

Hello from Lapland

Esc member @James Borrell spoke to us a little last year, when he was barely a year on from graduating and ‘loving Monday mornings!‘ He emailed me an update on his journey and I wanted to post it here because it’s got some inspiring messages laced...

Reaching “peak bullshit”

You might have a boss that makes you want to ignore your alarm clock and stay at home all day long. You might have a great boss and amazing colleagues but feel completely unmotivated by the tasks you perform each day. I speak to a lot of members who describe what...

Overcoming the Overachiever’s Quarter-Life Crisis

She had attended an Ivy League school and was working as a management consultant for a top firm, stationed on a project in Malaysia. One morning, she woke up in her hotel room with exhaustion so deep that she no longer remembered who she was. Sam suddenly recognized...

Long-term groundwork and winning the lottery

This is such an obvious statement that it’s pretty much pointless to elaborate… we all know that there is never a magic bullet to success. So there’s no need to spend too much time contextualising what Seth Godin means when he talks about how...

3 Links of the Week

Every Thursday, we release a weekly dose of our top links on alternative careers, entrepreneurship and adventure via the Escape School list. Sometimes the best way to start escaping is by educating yourself on the world beyond the cubicle and we use that newsletter to...

Everything (I Wish) I Said in London

Last week, Escape Hero Matthew Trinetti gave a talk at Adam Street Club on escaping to build a life travelling the world. Here are some of his notes from preparing for the talk.  One of the most important things I want to stress tonight is that there is a paper-thin...

It all started with tupperware

I got this email in my inbox today and wanted to share it as it seems to exemplify what I hear a lot of members talking about in terms of what brought them to our site. We’ve recently put together a resources page for the links we often find ourselves...
Technical Co-Founders Seek Entrepreneur

Technical Co-Founders Seek Entrepreneur

Today, the team at Makeshift, a multi-product startup based in London, are launching http://win.bitsy.io/. Can you guess what it is? That’s right! Makeshift are giving one ambitious entrepreneur the opportunity to join their team as an equal co-founder of Bitsy, the...