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5 years ago we escaped our jobs. Now we are on a mission to help 1,000,000 professionals do something different.

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How Can I Think Differently About Where I’m Heading?

You’re creative, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. There, I’ve said it.  This is important because many people feel they’re not creative or don’t want to be labelled as such. Creativity is all around us, embedded into many walks of life. Business, Education,...

How Can Creativity Help Me Get What I Want Out of Life?

I was asked a simple question many years ago which really stayed with me. It was a question I had never thought to ask myself before and yet it seemed to unbuckle me from the restrained seat I felt I had been in for so long. What gives you your energy? … And when are...

Spoken by The Tribe: When Fear Meets Determination

Only a week to go, and I can see both concern and happiness across the faces of those in the room. While there is hope, there is also an expectation that we must have things ‘sorted’ and ‘figured out’ by the time we graduate. I’ve found that...

Spoken by The Tribe: Resistance to Change.

Since I have become a member of the Tribe, I have frequently found myself pondering the subject of ‘resistance’. Resistance is something I have felt rise up in my chest like a fury, time and time again, unbidden, unwanted and seemingly unmanageable. Those feelings of...

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 security,” as George Monbiot so succinctly puts it. Years later, in...

How Do I Negotiate A Sabbatical From My Corporate Job?

I negotiated a 6 month sabbatical starting in October last year. It was inspired by one of Matt Trinetti’s talks at Escape where he asked us to consider what we’d do for the next few months if money or work were no object. I knew that I wanted to travel the world and...

How Green Fingers Can Change Lives: A Lesson From Colombia.

Carolina Forero Cortes was 11 years old when her mother took her to Cazuca for the first time. Although the slum neighbourhood in Bogota’s south was just 20 minutes from Carolina’s middle class Colombian suburb, it was a million miles from her comfortable life. The...

Why Is Power Important For My Escape?

We all have a certain amount of personal power. I don’t just mean the power that comes with a job (CEO, nurse, barista – these all have the power to make or break someone’s day). There is a much more ephemeral power that we all hold; the power to live our own lives,...

How To Create A Special Place Where Employees Enjoy Their Work.

A great way to stand out in a saturated marketplace is by differentiating yourself with excellent employees, and one of the most effective way of doing this is by creating a positive, and inspiring work environment. We wanted to know exactly how some of the best...