‘Reading will change your life’

“I’ve never read a book in my life!”

How often have you heard somebody say that? Wearing, like a badge of honour, the fact that they have not read a book since leaving school. In all honesty, it’s a pretty sad statement.

Literature has become an overlooked and even disparaged medium for consuming information. Without even considering the joys of delving into another world and vicariously enjoying adventures through the mind of a hero, heroine or villain. As this powerful talk outlines, books are amazing learning tools that forge intelligence in young minds and expand horizons.

Whenever you want to learning a new subject, what better way than picking up an expert’s thoughts and feelings, condensed into just a few hundred pages? As the entrepreneur Alan Donegan explains, if you read the top 3-5 books in any space you instantly jump the knowledge queue in that area.

On his popular Radical Personal Finance podcast, narrator Joshua Sheats reads an excerpt outlining the power of the written word. Followed by podcaster Aaron Franz’s take on books.


‘Two curious Irish goats come to say hello’

Gentle creatures out for a stroll…

Living on a semi-isolated farm has its benefits. Animals and livestock are free to roam as they please. These two goats spend most of their days between the orchard and the fields. Nibbling on blades of grass or climbing the hedges for extra treats.

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‘He died having never really lived’

Don’t let this be you…

For many, dying is the ultimate fear. The image of the Grim Reaper hovering over us and our loved ones is a frightening prospect as we grapple with our own mortality.

Can you imagine something worse than dying? I can…

Not living in the first place.

We all die. We all go. We’re all immortal. No endless striving for the elixir of life in joyless, chemically-clean laboratories will stave it off.

The saddest things about a death is often the fact the person died without having ever lived.

Remember, time is short. Pack as much of the things you love into the time you have left.

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Stop hoarding! I escaped clutter and you can too

All of your material items are weighing you down and you must ditch them right now

By Peter R

It did not take me long to realise that I was a voracious hoarder of material things. I was collecting, storing and keeping many items because I felt that I could not do without them.

But this material ‘clutter’ was not only inhibiting my daily routines and activities but also destroying my mind. Mental hoarding is as dangerous as keeping material goods. Whenever I got rid of many of these objects from my house, my garage and my storage unit I soon realised that I did not miss them at all.


Escaping to a life of purpose

Short snippets of encouragement for the avid Escaper

By Steve W

Look after your future self

Take actions that make your current self happy and that your future self would approve of. Taking care of your health through proper diet and exercise.

Put away money for the future and “retirement”. Look after your current and future self. The future version of yourself will thank you.