Great Escape Podcast episode 8 - A Little Escape on planning


Little Escape episodes are recorded wherever I am and usually have a lower level of audio finesse.

I'm on the road again today. Bright and early, glorious sunny sky. In fact, not a cloud in the sky as I crawl onto the M25, the motorway around London, which is always a bit of a car-park at this time in the morning. And today, although I've got a lot of driving to do, which gives me time in the car to listen to podcasts, and think, listen to some music, it also is a day when I'm doing what is absolutely essential to any successful project, which is thinking about that project, planning how the whole thing's gonna fit together, what we're going to do, how we're gonna make it work.

The idea of today is not to get it perfect, but just to get something down so that later on, as the project moves forward, that plan can be refined, and edited, and modified. But if there's nothing down, then I'm just making it up as I go along so there can't be any improvement. What I find really, really...

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Great Escape Podcast episode 7 - Sara Moseley and the million dollar online business challenge

Uncategorized Jun 29, 2019

- [Stuart] Welcome to the Great Escape Podcast, Episode seven.

My guest today is Sara Moseley, and if you listen to nothing else, then this little quote from Sara is absolute gold dust.

- [Sara] One of the things that really made a difference to me was letting myself be open to opportunity.

- [Stuart] But I know you're gonna wanna hear more, so carry on listening, and if you want to find other episodes, the website is, and now on with the show.

- [Announcer] We are go for liftoff, in T-minus 30. All systems are a go.

- [Stuart] Sara, tell us about your life before change.

- [Sara] Oh my goodness, right.

Well, at the tender age of 48, I won't go into the whole of my life before the change, but the key thing is that I was a professional photographer.

I'd been self employed for 12 years, so I'd built, I turned my hobby of photography into a business, and I absolutely loved it.

It was a real journey in itself, and I got to the stage where I had a...

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Great Escape Podcast episode 6 - A Little Escape on fear


Alex Hannold climbed the 3000 ft vertical rock face called El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in the USA. He did it on his own without ropes or any climbing aids - a technique called Free Solo. Is he mad? Probably but he said this:

"You face your fear because your goal demands it"

If your goal isn't demanding things of you that are stretching you is your goal really worthy of the name?

I've been thinking a lot recently about a film I watched the other day by a guy called Alex Honnold who is a free solo climber.
So basically that means he climbs really, really difficult rock faces without any ropes and on his own.
It was June 3rd 2017, he climbed El Capitan which is a 3,000-foot rock face in Yosemite Park in North America.
Most people take a couple of days to climb it with ropes and help.
He climbed it in just over three hours on his own, no ropes, no safety equipment, just straight up this rock face.
Now apart from the insanity of doing such a thing and I think the film covers that quite...

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Great Escape Podcast episode 5

great escape Jun 22, 2019

Terry Lewis is an inspiring human with a great story of overcoming difficult beginnings and finding happiness. He trains professionals in the wedding industry to increase their income and build more reliable business. You can find the details of his Phoenix programme here:

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Great Escape Podcast episode 4


Sarah said to me "everything worthwhile is outside my comfort zone" and this has had me thinking. In this "Little Escape" episode I have some thoughts on fear and overcoming it.

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Great Escape Podcast episode 3

great escape Jun 15, 2019

Sarah Riley has built her life around family and outdoor interests after escaping corporate cubical hell and surviving life threatening illness. In this frank episode Sarah talks about her journey to launching her own business and how she now helps other people create thriving hospitality businesses.

You can find out more about Sarah here:

Sarah mentions Bruce Lipton. You can find his website here:

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Great Escape Podcast episode 2

great escape Jun 12, 2019

One of the biggest questions I get asked goes something like this:

I'm stuck, I can't see a way out of this, I can't leave my job because I can't afford to pay the bills if I do leave my job. I can't start my own business because I haven't got an idea, any resources or any backing. I can't leave my marriage because we can't afford two houses.

The question is always "I can't do what needs to be done" and the simplest question I reflect back at that point is this... "are you sure that what you think has to be done has to be done?" Sometimes what has to be done is nothing to change the situation but everything to change our own attitudes.

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Great Escape Podcast episode 1

great escape Jun 07, 2019

Matt worked in the complaints department of a large utilities company slowly climbing the corporate ladder and becoming frustrated with life. A chance conversation with his boss opened the route to a whole new career and freedom from corporate drudgery. was born and life changed.

Find Matt on Twitter @Socially_M

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Great Escape Podcast episode 0

great escape Jun 07, 2019


Welcome to the Great Escape Podcast pilot episode. My name is Stuart Morris and throughout out my life, as a child, an adult, a husband, a father, an entrepreneur and as an employee I’ve found myself in various situations that were impossible to bare and, at the same time, seemed impossible to change. Over the years I’ve developed a framework for facing and changing these situations and finding freedom. In my conversations with other people, I’ve found that this framework fits pretty much all of their situations too.

I know that this podcast will help you to build your own Great Escape Plan.

In this pilot episode I’m going to outline this framework and in upcoming episodes I’ll be interviewing a variety of people who have faced impossible situations in their lives and found the way to change their circumstances to bring their whole lives into better balance by changing whatever aspects of their own internal attitudes, their health, their...

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Paying suppliers in a timely manner is a moral imperative

Uncategorized Dec 18, 2017

This is an old story. A while ago the BBC reported (in this article) the food supplier "2 Sisters" was asking its suppliers for 120 days to pay and a 3% discount if it payed within 90 days. Under some circumstances it wants 134 days to pay!

The questions being asked revolve around whether this is immoral or simply unreasonable. Actually I think it is both immoral and unreasonable but it also shows incompetence on the part of the 2 Sisters management.

There is only one reason to delay payment... you don't have the cash to pay. If a business of this size (4000+ employees, £800M turnover) can't pay its bills on time then you have to wonder whether it is in a difficult financial position. If your customer is not able to pay your bills within a reasonable time what confidence can you have that they'll be able to pay them at all?

Any business should pay its suppliers promptly. It shouldn't be using them as an unsecured overdraft. Suppliers aren't there to be beaten into submission....

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