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6 Reasons To Quit Your Cage Of A Job For Self-Employment

27 October 2014 by Leah

“Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program.  You learn how to be a good pet.” - Steve Pavlina Getting on for 2.5 years since I left the ‘security’ and ‘comfort’ of my regular 9-5 job, I haven’t been disappointed by the world of self-employment. Whilst the challenges have been great, the rewards have been greater. […]

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Already Dead: How Our Fear Of Death Has Us Missing Out On Life

20 October 2014 by Leah

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain Almost every Monday evening for the first half of 2014, I helped host Escape the City’s talks in London for people who want to get out of the corporate grind […]

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If You Don’t Play, You’ll Die (And 4 Other Reasons To Play More)

13 October 2014 by Leah

If anyone goes without play for too long, grinding out the work that is expected of them, they will at some point look at their lives and ask (usually silently and privately), “Is this all there is? Is this what I can expect for the rest of my life?” – Stuart Brown, Play Fifteen months […]

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The Courage To Connect

6 October 2014 by Leah

“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” – Osho, Courage A couple of weeks ago I was on the tube […]

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5 Terribly Good Reasons To Do The Things That Scare You

29 September 2014 by Leah

“You cannot be truthful if you are not courageous. You cannot be loving if you are not courageous. You cannot be trusting if you are not courageous. You cannot inquire into reality if you are not courageous. Hence courage comes first and everything else follows.” – Osho When I left my 9-5 office job in August 2012, courage became one […]

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Are You Missing The Happiness Gene?

22 September 2014 by Leah

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow My late teens, right through to my mid twenties, were some really tough years for me. I felt awkward and out of place. Like I just didn’t […]

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Tired Of Fighting For Your Dreams? Maybe It’s Time To Stop.

15 September 2014 by Leah

“Be grateful always for everything and everyone at every moment.” – Master Cheng Yen Not one, not two, but three of my clients described how they were feeling to me this week as: “Exhausted.” “Tired of fighting.” “So tired from this fight and struggle. What if it’s just time to give up?” And all I […]

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Why Finding ‘Your’ People Matters

8 September 2014 by Leah

*photo by Mark Williams Photography “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” - C.S. Lewis This weekend, I found myself in a woodland somewhere near Buckingham, co-hosting Escape the City’s first ever career-change micro-festival, Escape to the Woods, with founder of […]

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Screw The Niche

1 September 2014 by Leah

A few months ago, I met a coach who was speaking at an event I was helping with. Our first conversation went something like this… Her: Hi, nice to meet you. Me: Nice to meet you, too. I’m excited to hear your talk. Her: What do you do? Me: I’m a coach.  Her: Ohhhhhh, what’s […]

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The Little Known Secret For Getting Exactly What You Want

25 August 2014 by Leah

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” - Matthew 7:7 Some people just seem lucky, don’t they? Good fortune and opportunities seem to land in their laps. But is it really just luck? Everything I’ve seen, experienced and learned over the last couple […]

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