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An ocean of opportunity: steering my escape

Henry escaped a career as a solicitor to launch Kraken Travel, a startup marketplace that provides exotic and unique sailing expeditions worldwide. Henry’s need for balance between managing his time, money and personal commitments to create a life that’s his own is a...

3 ideas to help you start your career change

3 ideas to help you start your career change I remember contemplating quitting my IBM consulting job back in 2010 (almost three years before I actually did quit). It started as a quiet voice in my head: “You should quit.” At first I ignored it. But it was a persistent...

How to use your Blockers to your advantage

How to use your Blockers to your advantage When pursuing something that matters deeply to you, you’ll encounter not only the negative and uncomfortable emotions; you’ll also identify real, tangible challenges and obstacles standing before you. We call these Blockers....

Six lessons I learned from my corporate escape

Six lessons I learned from my corporate escape. Eighteen months ago, I made a decision that would change the rest of my life: I walked into my manager’s office, handed in my notice and left my corporate job behind. “It was the end of a tough process, with many...

Are You Hanging Out With The Right People?

We see so many people spending the majority of their lives frivolously passing time away trying to get through the week, so they can make their long awaited escape to the weekend; a moment’s relief from the dullness of their daily grind. But what happens when...

Can I Lose The Status Of My Profession And Still Be Successful?

Can I Lose The Status Of My Profession And Still Be Successful? When I started my career as a lawyer, I was so driven by what others thought of me. I simply was not equipped to “resist peer pressure, the herd instinct, the allure of money, prestige and...

How Can I Make Progress on My Escape Plan This Weekend?

How can I make progress on my escape plan this weekend? By this age, they were meant to be doing something cooler. Ken and Ryan were old enough to have friends who were buying houses and raising babies, but young enough to feel like their seemingly adult lives didn’t...

Why Is Vulnerability Critical For My Success?

Why Is Vulnerability Critical For My Success? I’ve never been the type of person committed to a particular fitness regime. Instead I go through cycles of focussed interest moving from extremes: early morning swims, to boot camp, to netball, to meditation courses....

Launch a startup while travelling the world? Why not?

As I write this, we are in Peru. Our office, a Land Rover Defender we affectionately call “La Oficina Ponderosa” is parked outside. Vin is sleeping, Dom is doing a knowledge base redesign for a corporate US customer, and I’m enjoying the quiet sound of diesel buses...

How Can I Build A Self-Directed Career?

How can I build a self-directed career? When I started reading The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, I didn’t fully know what to expect. Was I meant to understand how multi-million dollar companies operate? Would Ries’ insights be of any practical use to me in my...

How did it end up like this?

And how can we change it? At Escape the City we are challenging the status quo, and questioning what it means to spend our entire lives doing something we don’t enjoy. As it turns out, there is an entire tribe of people — all over the world — who agree life is too...
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