I'm trying out putting my facebook live Quit of the Week series out as podcast episodes. Here's the first of those episodes: Quit feeling as though you have to do ALL the things!
Have you ever called and thanked your parents for being quitters?
Do I now have your attention?
Well this week’s guest, filmmaker Skip Kelly, certainly had mine when he told the story of how he realized that his parents’ willingness to divorce, in the face of the numerous difficulties that came with separating his family, had set the best example for him as a child of how to not settle and how to persevere until you find what truly fits for you.
It’s a touching and poignant story you have to hear.
We’re all familiar with the “we’ll be happy when” mindset. But what happens when you’ve got the job, the money, the condo, and you realize that all along you were living other people’s lives and not your own?
This week’s guest, Emilio Palafox, hit just that spot. At which point he strategically quit anything that wasn’t in line with who he knew he was, which required years of self-worth that led him to realize the importance of fostering resilience in being able to handle whatever life throws your way.
We know the drill all too well - you meet someone new and they ask you what you do, as if what you do gives them a great idea of who you are. The idea of equating job with identity is so pervasive that the fear of losing an identity can keep people stuck in jobs that aren’t right for them for years.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. This week’s guest, Kirsten Asher of the Feminine Embodiment Method, describes how part of the self-work she did through the course of several career transitions was to realize that who she was didn’t depend on what she did, it was instead a reflection of her morals and values.
Have you ever had that feeling that something was off? That somehow your thoughts and words and actions weren’t aligning with who you knew you were?
This week’s guest, Mike Sherbakov of the Greatness Foundation, calls that feeling “divine discomfort.” And he suggests that instead of suppressing that feeling, take note and ask what you could do to get more in alignment, which requires refining your ability to listen to your body and follow your intuition...and then quitting whatever isn't working for you!