My plans for Mellow Brick Road


This is something of a 'test recording' that I use to outline my plans. Either hit the play button or read the transcript below. I'll try to talk faster next time! Thank you for dropping by.

I'm a 60 something living in Sydney, Australia and originally hail from England where I spent two thirds of my life. Nought to twenty on the East coast (in rugged, rural Norfolk), followed by 20 years in London and to date a little over 20 years downunder.

I spent my London years working in the marketing and design industry where I experienced my first small creative business - a company we built, grew and sold to Saatchi and Saatchi advertising in the mid 1990s.

After that I spent a few years working as a solo marketing consultant and played around with managing a pop band and launching a contemporary art gallery in a decommissioned public lavatory. I’ve always loved doing a few things at once...variety and all that!

I spent the last dozen or show years creating, building and ultimately selling, Flying Solo - an Australian small business community.  With Mellow Brick I’m beginning a new chapter in my work life. I also, consult, coach, present around the place and write a fair bit.

So what’s Mellow Brick Road all about?

Well here’s the thing. Since the late 1980s I have pretty well worked how I want, where I want with who I want and that’s a pretty fine way to meander through life. I’ve not made squillions, I’ve not become a household name, but I’ve been able to fully integrate my workstyle with my lifestyle...frankly I couldn’t tell you where one stops and the other begins.

With Mellow Brick Road, I intend to find others who are working the way they want and try to figure out how they’ve done it - looking at what’s worked, what hasn’t and what we can all learn.

The goal is to do meaningful work that feeds your soul and your family.

Whether that’s a later-in-life monetisation of a hobby; the start of something small that may turn into something big, or the tinkering and adjustment of a path you’re already on.

My hope is that as a listener you will enjoy meeting the interesting people I track down and that you’ll pick up useful tips to help and support your own business journey.

After each podcast I’ll write up a little summary that picks out the key points and if you’re subscribed to my accompanying newsletter you’ll get that straight into your inbox, every few weeks.

If you’re expecting, racy, fast-paced interviews with fist-pumping entrepreneurs who are crushing are in the wrong place.

As the name Mellow Brick Road, the timbre of my voice and the music suggests, this is definitely a podcast with a more loungeful feel.  

I’m really looking forward to hosting Mellow Brick Road and I’d love to have you join me on this new adventure. It’ll be fun, you’ll see.

STOP PRESS: After twenty episodes, I ceased Mellow Brick Road in early 2019 and have replaced it with my new show, Rekindle. You can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and iHeartRadio. And if you’d like a gentle nudge each time a new show is published, subscribe to my newsletter.

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Robert Gerrish