Into the Unknown

Unsettled's Official Blog: Musings on the intersection of work, life and adventure in the 21st century.

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From Global Board Rooms To Global Citizen: Why I Quit My Humanitarian Job To Take A Sabbatical

“I now believe that sometimes the best thing we can do is open ourselves up to new people: to let them pass through our lives without expectations or agendas, but with curiosity and a soft invitation to let them change us.”

The Career Ladder is Officially Broken. Enter The Monkey Bars.

If the career ladder is about a progressive journey towards success, mastering the monkey bars is about learning how to propel yourself across the open spaces. If you do not begin to master the swing, at some point the ladder will break.

Quit Your Job and Get a Life

Everybody’s life changes a little bit after an Unsettled retreat, but in vastly different ways. Some alumni break old habits, some evolve their perspective, all build new connections and relationships, while others embrace giant life shifts. Here are four recent...

The Unsettled Guide To Working From Home… Successfully

More and more people are working where they live, thanks to flexibility, efficiency and no commute.

My Sabbatical Journey From Corporate Lawyer To Creative in Bali

Amelia left her corporate lawyer day job in Sydney and landed in Bali with a goal to expand her artistic side…

Zen and the Art of the Underachiever

What did you want to be when you grew up? We’re not talking doctor, lawyer, or astronaut… what was your real childhood dream job before expectations set in?

How To Build A Remote Team: Lessons From Unsettled

For two and half years, we have built Unsettled as a fully remote, global company. We have no office. We call ourselves #TeamNoPants because let’s be honest, a lot of times some of us aren’t wearing pants.

Why You Need To Get Lost… And Often

“When I’ve been told to “get lost”, I have inadvertently been given a gift…”

LATEST STORIES

Why I Don’t Believe In Unicorns…

Why I Don’t Believe In Unicorns…

When I read the headlines these days, I often feel like a salmon swimming upstream in a river of bullshit. If you feel equally disillusioned with the state of business and startups today, read on…

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Reflections From A Revolution: Unsettled Lebanon

Reflections From A Revolution: Unsettled Lebanon

“The revolution in Lebanon is peaceful yet fierce, confident yet fragile, national yet personal. It passionately connects people together, and spreads love, motivation, and positivity. It is empathetic to people’s suffering and proactive to their needs. It is here to listen, to discuss, and to educate. It’s also here to cry, to laugh, to chant.”

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WORK & TRAVEL INSPIRATION

Thoughtfully Quitting with Courage

Thoughtfully Quitting with Courage

“Over time, the business changed. Over time I changed. Eventually my attachment to this company felt like quicksand, and I was stuck in an unhealthy and unfulfilling situation. I had to detach myself. I had to let it go.”

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Do Something and Do It Big

Do Something and Do It Big

“My decision to trust, believe in not knowing, and put one foot in front of the other, opened doors I knew were there, but I was too afraid to knock on them or enter.”

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Q&A with Photographer & Curator Wesley Verhoeve

Q&A with Photographer & Curator Wesley Verhoeve

Wesley Verhoeve is a photographer and a curator. He is the co-founder of The Observers, where visionary photographers recommend their favorite photo books. He tells timeless stories that move people, while often on the move himself.

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ALUMNI VOICES 

Nikki Webber Allen

TED Resident and Entrepreneur

Ryan Nichols

Sustainable Building & Design Entrepreneur

Stephanie Stevenson

Business Project Manager

Sasha Valle

Post-Tech-Startup Sabbatical

Zarko Lelovac

Corporate Lawyer

Carrie Thorimbert

Holistic Nutritionist & Self Care Coach

Wes Jordan

Software Tech Leader

Tekisha Harvey

Brand Strategist

Kyle Fiore

Strategic Advertising Planner

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