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!
The number of physicians reaching burnout is staggering, and it’s no surprise, as medical schools only recently began teaching students how to be well and take care of themselves. But another reason is that the pressure put on doctors to fulfill society’s expectations of why they *should* have gone into medicine is often a very heavy burden to bear.
This week’s guest, Dr. Kien Vuu, was headed down a less-than-healthy road himself when he realized part of why he went into medicine was to treat his “not enough-ness.” It took quitting that mindset and cultivating an attitude of success and gratitude to be able to turn his life around and become the true healer he knew he was inside.
Have you ever loved your job but been less than fond of the environment at your workplace? Sometimes it’s not the work we don’t love, it’s the culture that comes in that work.
This week’s guest, author Anshu Singh, loved her job in Silicon Valley - but after having her first child, she realized that the cutthroat, competitive environment there was no longer a good fit for the nurturing nature her new role as mother had uncovered.
What did she do? She packed up her entire family and created an entirely new life for herself in Bali where she helps people be more vital and healthy and connected with pleasure!
Right before my birthday every year there seems to be a huge revelation that leads to a quit, and I start my next year just a little bit freer and more in alignment with my purpose and passions. This year was no exception, in fact, this year’s quit was HUGE.
I quit Capoeira - something that was previously my passion (or so I thought) and a big chunk of my identity.
Listen to hear how after 7 years of training (Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art) I finally realized that something I thought I loved so much wasn't truly my passion...and how I made it through such a significant quit.
Imagine one day you wake up and the nearly hundred thousand dollars you previously had in your bank account were simply GONE.
This week’s guest, John Robinson, didn’t have to imagine it - he lived it. And that day he had a choice as to how to proceed with life, and he chose to quit all the possessions he’d accumulated with his wealth, and through that process, he learned invaluable lessons about mastering detachment and basing your self-esteem on what truly matters. He shares those lessons here to help us detach from whatever we may need to quit.
Do NOT miss this episode!
If you’re in the pre-quit phase of a job, where you’ve started a side gig but haven’t left your primary job, you may be feeling like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished.
But there are. This week’s guest, Tara Button, Founder and CEO of BuyMeOnce.com and author of ‘A Life Less Throwaway,’ talks about how she cut down her hours at her primary job and ensured that she worked only the hours she had promised so that she could fully dedicate the rest of her time to developing her passion project.
Many of us imagine that leaving the corporate world is akin to freeing yourself from cubicle prison. However, that world does come with some exciting benefits that those making the exit may fear they'll miss.
Such was the case with this week's guest April Shprintz. When making the quit from her sales job (in her most successful year!), she had to overcome both the fear of missing out and the fear of failure. However, April didn't just persist in the face of fear, she found a way to eliminate fear altogether, and she shares her process in this weeks episode.
All too often the one thing keeping people stuck in a job or career they don’t like is the fear that financially they won’t be able to survive if they quit, because so many of us have been raised with a mindset surrounding money that tells us we both have to continually chase it and that we’ll never have enough.
Initially, this week’s guest, entrepreneur, author, and founder/ host of the “Life by Design not by Default” Virtual Summit Darrah Brustein, had a similar mindset. However, in this episode she’ll tell you how mapping out the costs of your goals to can decrease the anxiety that stems from constantly chasing the dollar, and how to make other beneficial money mindset shifts to allow you to put some of those financial fears to bed and make whatever quits necessary to follow your calling.
They say the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. Some of us spend all year doing financial tricks to ensure that we don’t have any regrets on tax day, but how many of us spend anywhere near that much time making sure we have no regrets on our deathbed?
That’s exactly what this week’s guest, coach to social enterprise entrepreneurs Daniel Pointer, suggests doing when we encounter fears about leaving one area of life and transitioning to another.
Take a listen to find out how reminders of your death can help you quit your way to your best (regret-minimized) life!
While quits can be temporary, sometimes you've decided so definitively that you want to close a chapter of your life that you'd like to make sure your quit is permanent.
This week's guest, Nathan Church, owner of On Track Wellness and OTW Martial Arts, did just that. When he left the corporate world and decided to begin working in fitness and martial arts, he took several steps to make sure the lure of a regular paycheck didn't draw him back in and away from pursuing his dreams.
If you're not in your dream job or your ideal city, you may think of quitting it all and moving. But how do you get to where you'd like to be...and how do you know that new reality is going to serve you better than the current one?
This week's guest, entrepreneur and storytelling consultant Mark Guay, knew he had to leave New York and his teaching career. So he began to envision living in a new climate and working from home. And over time, the exact visions he'd been manifesting slowly became reality.
Once you've checked all the boxes on the list of societally-mandated goals, what comes next? And what do you do when you realize those goals weren't at all what truly mattered to you as a person?
This is exactly what entrepreneur, humanitarian, and all-around inspirational human Retta Abraham faced a couple of years ago when he'd gotten married and achieved a successful career on Wall Street. And his journey from that realization to quitting Wall Street to starting his own company is a beautiful guide on how to successfully undertake self-evaluation and transformation.
Many of the biggest fears related to quitting a job come from the uncertainty - the not knowing what comes next. Will we find another job? Will it be better than the one we're quitting?
If you happen to be facing those fears, let Mark Lovett, the founder of Storytelling with Impact, and the organizer for TEDxSanDiego, give you some great advice on how to alleviate those fears, with bonus advice on how to combat the dreaded 'imposter syndrome.'
On this Independence Day episode, Lynn Marie discusses five quits that can lead to increasing YOUR sense of freedom: freedom from others' expectations, from attention distractions, and from societal norms, among other things.
So grab a hot dog and a firecracker (or not, that actually sounds like a dangerous combo!) and take a listen to the quits the founding fathers forgot to tell you about!
People commonly get stuck in jobs or careers because they don't know what they'd rather be doing...in other words, they haven't found their passion or purpose or calling in life. And often the struggle to find that passion leads to a feeling of desperation if nothing comes up right away.
Well this week's guest, author/speaker/coach extraordinaire Dominick Quartuccio, went through a strategic quit of his own in which he stumbled upon a creative way to let his passion find him.
This is a must-hear for anyone who's searching for their purpose!
When envisioning quitting one job and starting a new endeavor, we often ask ourselves what do we have to DO to make the new effort a success.
However, this week's guest, career coach and host of the Happen to Your Career podcast Scott Anthony Barlow, makes the point that it's much more important to decide who you have to BE to find success in your new career. He takes us back through his own quit and how he became the person who was able to make his desired career a reality.
Find him at happentoyourcareer.com
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Many of us have passions in several different areas, but the traditional 40-hour workweeks keep us from having time to pursue more than one calling. And for certain professions, like surgeons, the typical week doesn't stop at 40 hours, so starting a side project is nearly impossible.
But this week's guest, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Amit Patel, used a very strategic quit to ensure he had time to pursue multiple passions. His story is a testament to the importance of exploring all possibilities when carving out a career path.
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Often when people want to leave the corporate world and strike out on their own, the main concerns involve how they will convince clients that they are qualified enough for the job.
However, this week's guest, Michaela Keilty, points out that many times the hardest to convince of this qualification is yourself.
Take a listen to how Michaela fought with and overcame the dreaded imposter syndrome.
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The journey to become a physician is long and often times immovable. Medical students choose residencies that are up to 7 years long, and changing them is no small undertaking. And after graduating from a residency, changing specialties often requires doing an entire new residency, so most doctors just stay in their original specialty, no matter how unfulfilled they may be feeling.
But not this week's guest, Dr. Amy Killen. Amy found a creative solution to dissatisfaction with her life in the ER, and her story should give hope to all doctors whose specialties no longer fit their lives.
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So you think you wanna quit? Have you fallen into the trap many of us do in which we begin to compile more and more information about how to make a change...without ever putting it into action?
This week's guest, Travis Roznos, started down that road, but through men's groups and the Wim Hof Method training, he discovered that no amount of research got him further along in his transformation than going from the theoretical to the concrete and finally doing the work.
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In an ideal situation, quits don't happen TO us, they're orchestrated BY us. However, sometimes we're forced into a quit, and it's then up to us to learn from that experience and use what we've learned the next time things need a change.
This week's guest, Sarah Hassaine, did just that. When life dealt her a quit she didn't see coming, she took everything she learned from that situation and used it when she later found herself in a job that wasn't working for her.
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We've all been there. We hear someone works for a well-respected or super innovative company, or has a job that sounds like so much fun it could never seem like work, and we think they must have a dream job...and that they'd never want to give it up.
Well today's guest, Gina Mariko Rosales, had just such a job working for the prestigious X (formerly Google X). But when she realized what others considered a dream job was different from her actual dream, she quit X, struck out on her own, and hasn't looked back.
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