Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Is Waking Up On A Monday Morning And Being Happy. -Matt Williams
What’s up FLY Zone,
Today I had the opportunity to talk with Matthew Williams, the Co-founder & COO of BrainGain. Just to give you some background, BrainGain helps young professionals find career relevant positions at startups in emerging economies, which is really cool and intriguing, so when Matt reached out to me, I was excited to have him on as a guest, when he reached out to me to be on the show. I have never met Matt, but he discovered my podcast, listened to few episodes, loved what he heard, found my contact info (firstname.lastname@example.org) through the website and emailed me.
When I read what he was about and learned of how he found me, I was trilled to collaborate with him. Especially since he expressed that on top of all that he is doing, he loves life and loves helping others love life and following their dreams or getting our of their home country. So if you’ve thought about working abroad for whatever reason, want to hear a great story of what is possible, or just like hearing great content about Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings, this episode is for you.
But enough of that. Allow me to share Matt’s bio with you…
Matt has spent the last 7 years backpacking, teaching ESL, living, and working abroad. Following his love for travel, getting passport stamps and eating his way around the world.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Matt’s personal journey.
- What BrainGain is, who it is for, and how it works.
- What people are more open to doing when out of their comfort zone and in a new place with others.
- What traveling responsibly means, why Matt advocates for it, the benefit of working abroad for a year, and why he says your 20s are for learning and your 30s are for earning.
- The places that BrainGain has helped young professionals find career relevant positions.
- How Matt’s passion plays a role in what he is doing and his daily responsibilities at BrainGain.
- Why Matt says most things aren’t a big risk.
- What age he would go back to in the past and what he would tell himself and what age he would go to in the future and what he would to have done by that time.
- Matt’s definition of Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings.
Want to Connect
You can connect with Matt on the BrainGain on the company website: http://www.braingain.co. On the website you will be able see exactly for yourself what BrainGain is about – you won’t be disappointed. I wasn’t, as the website has firsthand experiences told by people who have gone through BrainGain to find meaningful/challenging work. This is definitely for you if you love risk and new adventures. If anything, it’s worth going through their process to see what opportunities you might be able to land in awesome startups. I am going through the process write now and I will be sharing my experience with how it goes, as things begin to progress.
On Twitter: @teambraingain
On Instagram: teambraingrain
Go out there today and Be FLY.
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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each episode, I ask one FLY question. This episode, it is this:
Question: Would you work abroad for a start-up year in an emerging market? Why or why not? Share your answer on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
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In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- Website: BrainGain
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If you are new to the show, go here to and listen to FLY episode 001: Welcome to The Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Podcast. This episode will catch you up to speed about: what my show is about, what Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings is, who I am, and the format of my show.
Another great episode that will get you up to speed is FLY episode 020: FLY Millennials Making History. On this episode, I share that I am expanding the show to include conversations with Millennials that are Fulfilling their Life’s Yearnings. These Millennials are writing the script of their lives to whatever they want it be, and are taking action on their dreams to make them a reality.
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