Back in the day, (when I was a hamster).

Roy Carter
3 min readFeb 28, 2024

And why I was wrong to think there was no way out.

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I felt totally TRAPPED in corporate life.

Back in the day, when I was a hamster on a hamster wheel, I felt that there was no way out for me to be honest.

Just flying a desk and turning up for the daily commute and the daily grind.

Day after day.

Week after miserable, stressful week.

UNTIL I finally did something that led me to creating my own personal ‘job escape plan’.

You and I both know, (usually from bitter experience), that very often a way too busy and stressful work/business life can lead to a feeling of overwhelm and general unhappiness.

A feeling like, ‘There MUST be more to life than this!’

Just too many plates to keep spinning, so that it feels like they could all come crashing down at any minute.

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What gets missed in all this work/life trauma is the ability to find a way out.

To just simplify.



Roy Carter

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