Episode #001: Mary Gallagher on Simplifying Your Life to Gain Clarity and Freedom
Release Date: 11/05/2018
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In this episode I chat with Mary Gallagher, founder of Gallagher Farm and Faith and the Simple Life Simple Faith community on Facebook. Mary transformed her life simply by simplifying. By whittling down her life, home and relationships, she was able to uncover so much about her dreams, and gain clarity around her passions and purpose.
One of my favorite quotes from Mary’s website and that embodies her journey and this conversation is:
“If I hadn't been simplifying, if I hadn't obeyed God when He urged me to clean up my life and whittle down to the essentials, I would not have been in a place to take advantage of this new-found freedom. Simplifying opened the door to freedom. Freedom opened the door to my dreams.”
During our conversation we chat about:
- Mary’s journey from corporate life to the simple life
- Her experience with getting so bogged down in her to-do list, obligations, expectations and keeping up with the Joneses, that she stopped listening to her inner voice, and her heart telling her what she truly want
- How our fears, doubts and negative self-talk speak louder than our inner voice, many of us going years without finding the silence to listen to what is truly calling out to us.
“If you want to make a huge change in your life, if you're really committed to that you cannot do that superficially... You can't just slap a few little fixes.”
Tips to move you forward on your journey:
- Listen to your heart - “It’s that kind of thing that just never goes away. If there's a recurring thought or a recurring kind of like unction or a recurring something that’s just pulling you, it just keeps drawing you....paying attention to those things that really draw you. You’ll never go wrong that way.”
- Take the next step. Do the next right thing for you - “As you take one step, the next step makes itself clear, and the next step, and the next step, and you know what, it doesn't look like this big huge task to get to where you want to go because you're just taking one step at a time”
- Fight through the fear - “I work through those fears because remember courage isn't not having fear, courage is having fear but doing it anyway, so there's gonna be fear and there's gonna be some stress and unknowns but if you are listening to that voice that’s telling you where to go you're gonna make it happen.”
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