What does it mean to be stuck?
You know something needs to be different or better – be it your career, your finances or your personal life, but you can’t see a way forward.
Maybe you’re overwhelmed by all the things you could change, so have ended up standing still. Or perhaps you’ve made your best effort to get yourself back on track, but feel like you’re going round in circles.
It happens to all of us. Over time what was once a niggling thought at the back of our minds turns in to an all consuming preoccupation. It becomes the thing we have to escape from.
So what do we do? We avoid it. We criticise ourselves. We console ourselves through other means.
But this has unintentional consequences.
It zaps us of all motivation. It clouds our good judgement. It leaves us feeling disheartened, stressed and checked out. And most importantly, it doesn’t help us to get back on track.
So what can you do about it?
Getting stuck is inevitable. Staying stuck is a choice you make.
Asking yourself what you want, what’s blocking you and what you need to do to get it are the foundations of making positive changes in your life.
But saying you want something is one thing. Taking steps to make it happen is completely different.
Get Unstuck is a weekend bootcamp designed and led by Escape the City, to help you unplug from your day-to-day, get out of your head and get clear on whatever is blocking you. You’ll build a plan and start moving forward with clarity and confidence, alongside a small group of like-minded allies to support you. Grab your tickets here >>>
This summer we’re bringing our intensive bootcamp to Brighton for the first time, and we’d love you to join us. Spread over a whole weekend, we’re bringing together a small group to work through the obstacles that hold us back. There’ll be a mixture of intensive and practical workshops, as well as getting out into the fresh Sussex air (weather permitting), unplugging and getting clear.
We’ll spend the whole weekend by the sea asking ourselves questions like:
What’s missing for me?
How much change do I really need?
How do I feel about my work?
What future truths do I want to live by?
What does success look like for me?
What role does money play within that?
How much money do I really need to be happy?
What’s blocking me?
What am I afraid of?
What excuses am I making?
What habits do I need to change?
What if it doesn’t work out?
This weekend is for you if:
You feel unfulfilled with something in your life – your work, your finances, or your personal life
You feel like you’ve been coasting and are ready for the next challenge
You feel like you’re going round in circles
You need a framework to get organised and take action
You’re looking for some time and distance from your day-to-day so you can get clear
You’ve got lots of paths you want to explore but don’t know where to start
You’re ready to do the groundwork and figure out what matters to you
You know you need to make some positive new habits
You want to build a plan for the next phase of your life
You’re ready to take action but need some focus
You want to spend a weekend getting out of your comfort zone with people who really get it
You’re ready to ask yourself challenging questions and act on the answers
What you’ll learn
The psychology of ‘stuck’ and how to get unstuck
How much of a change you really need
What ingredients of fulfilment are missing for you
How to form new habits that will last
How to identify your future truths
Ways to utilise your skills to create new opportunities
How to act like an entrepreneur in your life
What success looks like for you and the role money plays
How to build an escape plan with clarity and confidence
How to build a positive relationship with ‘failure’
What you’ll get
A welcome dinner to get to know each other
2 days of intensive & practical workshops
The Escape Guide to finding direction
Tactics, tools and strategies to reinvent yourself
A ‘Get Unstuck’ Escape plan with next steps
Inspiring stories of people who have done it before
A group of likeminded allies to support you
A post-course private online community
Delicious lunches, snacks, teas and coffee
A jumpstart to propel you into the next phase of your life
A fun, inspiring weekend of getting clear!
This bootcamp is limited to 15 places, first come first served.
The workshops and activities will run between 10am – 6pm in Brighton on Saturday (29th) and Sunday (30th), we’ll meet just outside Brighton at 5.30pm on Friday 28th June for some activities and dinner. Attendees can either arrange their own accomodation or travel into Brighton for the sessions each day.
Delicious lunches, teas, coffees and snacks will be provided.
What past students have said:
“A really fantastic couple of days which I gained masses out of: an arsenal of tools, a pile of confidence, and a great bunch of people.” – Marina, 21 years running estate agencies
“Great couple of days, massively energising…amazing what a group of people who didn’t know each other can come up with!” – James, big brand marketer
“A great way to carve out some thinking time with a good framework and support group to make a change in your career.” – Kelly, 13 years in investment banking
“I just wanted to say thanks again so much for this weekend. I went back to work with so much more purpose and an understanding of what really mattered to me and how I can make sure I achieve this. This is the first time in a while that I have truly felt like myself…I can’t thank you enough.” – Zhu, Big Four tax advisor
“I wish I had attended years ago…Finally I feel more inspired to action; to try out new directions in safe ways.” –Nick, freelance financial consultant
“It allowed me to test and challenge my thinking using constructive tools to reach a positive decision on which I have since acted.” – Sarah, 54, lawyer for 25+ years (granted a sabbatical one the week after bootcamp!)
“I realised that I am greatly missing being creative and would like to revoke this within myself. I also learned that I have more to offer that I realised.” – Kavita, 30, fashion designer
“A fantastic springboard event that has really helped clarify and declutter the range of routes I want to take going forward.” – Alex, 24+ years in investment banking