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Episode 185

Escape the Grind: Ingo Schulmeyer's Journey from Corporate Success to Life Coaching in Mexico

In this episode of the Freedom Nation podcast, host Jeff Kikel talks with Ingo Schulmeyer about his inspiring journey from a high-level position in the semiconductor industry to finding personal and professional fulfillment through a drastic lifestyle change. Ingo shares how he and his family left their conventional lives behind to embrace new opportunities in Mexico, transitioning into a successful coaching career that helps others achieve their true potential.

Key Takeaways:

• Life Beyond the Paycheck: Ingo discusses the realization that his successful career and the conventional markers of success weren't fulfilling his deeper life aspirations. This led to his decision to leave behind the security of a steady paycheck for a more uncertain but potentially rewarding path.

• The Decision to Move: Ingo and his family made a bold move to Mexico, selling all their belongings. This segment of the podcast delves into the logistics and emotional impact of making such a life-altering decision.

• Adapting to New Realities: After initially traveling around Mexico, Ingo's family decided to settle in a city that felt right for them. He shares insights into the challenges and joys of adapting to a new culture, including the children's experience in local schools.

• Career Transition to Coaching: Ingo discusses how he transitioned from his career in semiconductors to starting his own coaching business, focusing on transformational coaching to help others live the lives they truly deserve.

• Mindset and Personal Growth: A significant part of the discussion focuses on the importance of mindset in achieving freedom. Ingo emphasizes the role of overcoming limiting beliefs and societal conventions to find personal happiness and fulfillment.

About the Guest:

Ingo Schulmeyer is a transformational health and life coach with a compelling journey from corporate life to personal fulfillment. Formerly a director in the semiconductor industry, Ingo left his high-stakes career to seek inner peace and a healthier, more balanced life. This quest led him to relocate with his family to Mexico, where he now helps others achieve similar transformations through his coaching program. Ingo is passionate about helping individuals make fundamental changes for a healthier, happier, and more energetic life. Additionally, Ingo is an accomplished athlete, having completed six Ironman competitions, including the prestigious World Championships in Hawaii. His adventures and experiences enrich his coaching, making him a unique and inspiring figure for many seeking significant life changes.


Fast Five Questions:

1. If you woke up and your business was gone, you have $500, a laptop, a place to live, and food, what would you do first? "I would start the same journey I did before, using my creativity and flexibility to come up with new ideas. I believe it's important to stay flexible and adaptable, focusing on the skills and knowledge I've accumulated over the years."

2. What is the biggest mistake that you have made in business? "My biggest business mistake was investing in 'shit coins' or cryptocurrencies without fully understanding the crypto market. I followed random videos and recommendations, which led to losing money."

3. What is a book that you would recommend? "'Narcissus and Goldmund' by Hermann Hesse”

4. What is a tool that you use every day that you would recommend? "I use journaling every morning as a way to clear my mind and start the day fresh. This practice helps me stay focused and grounded by allowing me to express my thoughts and ideas freely."

5. What is your definition of freedom? ”My definition of freedom is being able to go to my niece's recitals and my nephew's soccer games and be able to spend six weeks visiting family and Not worried about traveling and in, in a one week or two week PTO situation, being able to slow travel and say, let's get an Airbnb and stay here for 60 days.”

About Jeff:

Jeff spent the early part of his career working for others. Jeff had started 5 businesses that failed before he had his first success. Since that time he has learned the principles of a successful business and has been able to build and grow multiple seven-figure businesses. Jeff lives in the Austin area and is actively working in his community and supporting the growth of small businesses. He is a board member of the Incubator.Edu program at Vista Ridge High School and is on the board of directors of the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation

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