Tag Archives: Motivation

Progress, Volatility and The Snowball

A few weeks back, I was struggling with my cycling training. I don’t know why. Maybe I was tired, maybe I was over-training, maybe the dog had eaten my homework. Whatever the excuse reason, I was struggling to keep up with the group. The thought that popped into my head was….I don’t feel I’m making […]

Get Rich…Watching Films! (Part II)

One of the earlier articles on this blog that was most fun to write was the blockbuster post Get Rich by….Watching Films. Just like every Hollywood hit needs a sequel to maximise box office and merchandising revenue, The Escape Artist is not above spreading The Butter of Creativity over The Toast of Repetition with a sequel post. So The Escape Artist is […]

Financial Independence and the Zombie Apocalypse

The modern Western world is incredibly safe and prosperous. Despite the best efforts of the media to persuade you otherwise, our society is so safe that we now get our thrill seeking and risk vicariously from watching TV series like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. I’ve given up watching most TV but […]

The Aggregation of Marginal Gains

If you grew up in Britain in the 80s, you’d know that back then cycling was not much more popular amongst the general public than leprosy.  Cycling was for kids, the French and people that could not afford a car. Back then, the idea of a British team winning the Tour de France or dominating Olympic cycling seemed about as […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence!

The Escape Artist has previously reviewed films for hidden but valuable lessons for potential escapees.  Lets turn our attention now to music and some classic anthems of financial independence hiding in plain view in the back catalogue of popular culture. All of the songs illustrate various themes of financial independence, although these are not always obvious at first glance. Keep an […]

Money follows motivation

To dig a tunnel out of the Prison Camp takes a certain amount of persistence. Reaching financial independence (FI) requires a similar mindset (but not as many spoons). Forget lottery winners, trust funders and pop princesses that got rich quickly thanks to huge dollops of luck. We can ignore the unrepresentative freak show paraded by the […]