The Mindful Midlife Crisis

Episode 63--Escape the 9-5 Grind with Brian Gallagher (aka The Simple Man Guide)

June 15, 2022 Billy & Brian Season 5
The Mindful Midlife Crisis
Episode 63--Escape the 9-5 Grind with Brian Gallagher (aka The Simple Man Guide)
Show Notes

This week, we talk to Brian Gallagher.  Brian is a former Corporate American turned Global Citizen. After a career in finance, several years as a fitness studio owner, and giving away 99% of my belongings, Brian left the traditional path to see the world and live life on his own terms. Brian created Simple Man Guide, a personal brand dedicated to helping others leave the corporate world behind, simplify their lives, and regain power over their most precious asset - time. Brian is currently living with his girlfriend in Amsterdam, and he is working on his 1:1 coaching program, Take The Leap, which helps others fund their corporate escape, ditch their 9-5 grind, monetize their favorite skills, and live their dream life.

We ask Brian:
--You left the 9-5 grind a few years ago.  Walk us through that.
 --When you look back on the 9-5 grind and when you talk about that with your clients, what are a few things that come up as far as things they’d like to never do again? 
--What’s the danger in, “Well, I’m unhappy at my job HERE, so I’ll just get another job doing the same thing somewhere else”?
 --How has the increased demand for working remotely shifted the way you work with clients?  Do you think working remotely frees some people up from the 9-5 grind, or is your goal more to liberate people from Corporate America?  Like, what do you have against Corporate America?!
 --One thing you continually stress, which I think is extremely responsible of you, is that if someone wants to escape the 9-5 grind, they need to sit down and REALLY take a look at what they’re financially responsible for before just saying, “Fuck it! I’m out!”  What does that process/conversation look like with you?
 --So you and I are very similar in that neither of us have ever been married or have children.  As someone who struggles with impostor syndrome, I’m wondering how often “You just don’t get it…I have a family” comes up in a conversation.
--What are some other self-limiting beliefs you hear from your clients and how do you navigate those beliefs with them?
--What’s the best part about what you do?  Where to next?  

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