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Quit Happens Podcast

Dr. Lynn Marie Morski is a physician, attorney and lifelong quitter. Through her “Quitting by Design” website she helps people carve out successful lives through strategic quitting. Her goal is to destigmatize quitting and illustrate what a useful tool it can be in creating a fulfilling life. In this show, she interviews people who have used strategic quitting successfully in their paths with the goal of providing listeners actionable advice to help them quit their way to success.

Kris Gethin: The Many Quits Behind Building a Champion | Quit Happens

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When quitting leaves you with a loss of identity, it can be an unapproachable concept. A life without everything you are and surrounded by the people you know is almost unimaginable. But today’s guest, Kris Gethin, has sequentially gone through quits in his life that have ultimately led him to where he is today.

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About Kris Gethin

Kris started his professional sporting career in motocross but had to quit due to recurring injuries. He experienced his first loss of identity here because his whole life was wrapped up in motocross racing, including his friends. Kris was faced with a choice: either dive into a dangerous world where he forgot about his pain or decide to redefine who he was.

Obviously, Kris chose the latter option. He attributes all the quits he’s made throughout his life to how he’s gotten to where he is now. As an international bodybuilder, biohacker, and fitness professional, Kris has a chain of gyms in India and hosts retreats across the world. He’s continued to defy the naysayers just to see if it would work, and let me tell you, it usually does.

Kris started experimenting with biohacking when he was having issues sleeping. He would wake up multiple times throughout the night, sometimes at 20-minute intervals, because he just couldn’t relax his body enough to sleep. Due to his training intensity and schedule, his cortisol levels were through the roof. 

Now, Kris knows exactly what he has to do to have quality sleep. He’s taken commercial DNA tests and had them analyzed which has shown he has a sensitivity to light. Kris is also redefining what it means to be a bodybuilder by regularly participating in cardiovascular activities… such as being on a treadmill while recording this podcast.

How is your identity linked to the things you love? Do you get a restful sleep at night? Have you ever taken a DNA test to learn more about your body? Let us know in the comments below!

In This Episode:

  • What a lifetime of impactful quits can lead you to your true purpose in life
  • How quitting can lead to a loss of identity
  • Why you might have to quit your group of friends in order to leave a toxic situation
  • What happens when you relax your lifestyle and realize you can still achieve your goals
  • How to hack your sleep so you get a better rest
  • What it looks like to quit your mindset and challenge those around you
  • How commercial DNA tests can indicate what you might be sensitive to
  • What we can learn from the ways of our parents

Quotes:

“There was definitely a loss of identity because that had been my identity for almost 15 years and I absolutely loved it. And it was probably the only time in my life I could get to shine and be somebody because I was pretty good at it. After that, it was like, now I’m a nobody, what do I do? I’ll go escape reality.” (6:41)

“If you are to transport nutrients around your body to the localized areas that you’ve just trained, then you have to move. You have to have blood flow.” (18:35)

“When you’re in it, it’s hard to get that outside perspective that you need yourself as opposed to someone else telling you what to do.” (22:42)

Links

Find Kris Gethin Online 

Follow Kris Gethin on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Learn more about Kris’ Exclusive Health and Fitness Retreat

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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN?

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program in which each week we tackle a different step in the strategic quitting process so that at the end of the course you know WHAT you need to quit, you have overcome any quitting-related FEARS, and you’ve got HOW to make the quit happen all planned out!

Sign up HERE!

Get my book, Quitting by Design!

And if you happen to be feeling stuck in some area of your life, and may be contemplating a quit or wanting to learn more about strategic quitting, come hang out with me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

In addition, I’ve started taking on private coaching clients, if you’d like to be one of them, click HERE to set up a call so we can dive deeply into your unique quit.

Also, I’d love to have you join us over in QUITOPIA, the facebook group for the few, the proud, the quitters, where I share more quitting related content and we can all interact and support each other through our quits.

One last thing – if you have an iPhone, or an iPad, or an i-Anything, and you find the info on Quit Happens to be valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating or a review. To do so, pull up the show in the Podcast app and then scroll to the bottom, and click on write a review. Giving the show a rating or review or sharing it with a friend all are great ways to help other people find the show so they too can get started quitting their way to a more fulfilling life.

Ryan Inman: Financial Tips to Help Prepare for Your Quit! | Quit Happens

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Are you financially prepared to quit your job to start something new? There are so many aspects you need to consider, and financial expert, Ryan Inman, is proof that sometimes taking that leap with only your savings account is enough to land on your feet. 

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About Ryan Inman

Ryan started his business, Physician Wealth Services, after leaving a hostile work environment. He got to the point where he just couldn’t take it anymore, so left his job without any notice. While Ryan landed feet first, he also had a solid savings account built up after years of working.

Perhaps the most important interpersonal lesson from Ryan is that you should always endeavor to help people without the expectation of anything in return. This is how you build relationships and your network, even if you didn’t have an existing one when you started your new venture.

Ryan talks us through how to prepare your finances for quitting your job. It starts with knowing how much you spend each month, building a savings pot (or nest egg), and speaking with people in your new industry about what kind of money you can expect to bring in.

When it comes to saving money, it’s easy to listen to experts weighing in on your weekly Starbucks. But why should you cut something out of your life that brings you joy? Save money on something that you don’t like and that isn’t necessary.

Finally, Ryan gives us the low-down on student loan debt. There are things you need to know about your student loan repayments, even if you aren’t thinking of quitting your job. But if you are, there’s also a host of things you should avoid if you’re encumbered with debt.

Do you know how much money you’re bringing in each month, and how much you’re spending? What expenses can you cut out of your life to save money? How will you handle your debt when you quit your job? Let us know in the comments below!

In This Episode:

  • What happens when you take a leap and leave a job without notice
  • Why you need to leave hostile work environments when there is a better life out there
  • How to build your network from the ground up
  • Why you should help people without any expectation of something in return
  • How to prepare your finances for quitting your job
  • Why you should speak to people in the career you want to switch to
  • How to choose what to save money on; it’s not necessarily about the Starbucks
  • What some things to avoid are if you want to quit while you have significant amounts of debt
  • What you need to know about student loan repayments

Quotes:

“If I don’t do this now, I’m never gonna do it. So let’s jump in!” (6:56)

“When it comes to saving money, I want you to think about cutting something that doesn’t make you as happy as other things.” (18:15)

“If you have student debt, it might stink, it’s not the sexiest thing in the world, but please understand what kind of debt you have. Is it federal, private, what repayment options are available to you because before you quit, you want to understand this? It might have drastic implications on what you do going forward with your loans.”  (24:21)

Links

Find Ryan Inman and Physician Wealth Services Online 

Follow Ryan Inman on Twitter | LinkedIn

Learn more about LoanBuddy.US

Get 10% off your order of Remarkable Wellness adaptogenic mushrooms with code QUIT10!


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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN?

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program in which each week we tackle a different step in the strategic quitting process so that at the end of the course you know WHAT you need to quit, you have overcome any quitting-related FEARS, and you’ve got HOW to make the quit happen all planned out!

Sign up HERE!

Get my book, Quitting by Design!

And if you happen to be feeling stuck in some area of your life, and may be contemplating a quit or wanting to learn more about strategic quitting, come hang out with me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

In addition, I’ve started taking on private coaching clients, if you’d like to be one of them, click HERE to set up a call so we can dive deeply into your unique quit.

Also, I’d love to have you join us over in QUITOPIA, the facebook group for the few, the proud, the quitters, where I share more quitting related content and we can all interact and support each other through our quits.

One last thing – if you have an iPhone, or an iPad, or an i-Anything, and you find the info on Quit Happens to be valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating or a review. To do so, pull up the show in the Podcast app and then scroll to the bottom, and click on write a review. Giving the show a rating or review or sharing it with a friend all are great ways to help other people find the show so they too can get started quitting their way to a more fulfilling life.

Cassie Bjork: Fighting For the Freedom to Break the Rules that Hold You Back | Quit Happens

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There’s quitting, and then there’s ‘being issued cease and desist letters from your registered board when you’re practicing what you know is right’ quitting. That’s what today’s guest, Cassie Bjork, experienced when she was a registered dietician who didn’t agree with the nutritional guidelines at the time.

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About Cassie Bjork

Cassie studied to be a dietician, but when she started gaining weight and her dad had a heart attack doing all the “right” things, she knew there was something wrong. So Cassie started learning about other aspects of nutrition, which led to her dietician practice having a more open approach to healthcare. However, the registered board disagreed, and after a 5-year battle culminating in a court battle, Cassie had had enough.

She knew that fighting for what she believed in was important, but the stress and anxiety weren’t worth it. In fact, while having her dietician’s license helped her gain credit originally, maybe Cassie didn’t even need it anymore. That’s when Cassie decided to quit fighting.

It wasn’t an easy decision to make. She was always known as Dietician Cassie. But some identities you grow out of. 

That process of transformation is uniquely personal and often long-winded. It’s something Cassie had to experience on her own, almost like breaking up with yourself. But it has led to so many more opportunities than she could have imagined.

When you break the rules that don’t serve you anymore – amazing things can happen.

Have you ever fought for your beliefs, even if they’re not what your professional organization preaches? Are you afraid to quit your job and lose part of your identity? How has negative publicity served you? Let us know in the comments below!

In This Episode:

  • How you can fight for your right to teach what you believe
  • Why quitting never feels easy
  • Why you have to go through your process of transformation on your own
  • How negative publicity can still bring you new clients and opportunities
  • What happens when you break the rules that aren’t serving you
  • How you can outgrow your identity

Quotes:

“I was the only dietician saying butter is good for your waistline. Eat more calories to lose weight. Exercise less to increase your metabolism! And then the dietician board served me cease and desist orders. As a dietician, I could only talk about food.” (5:46)

“I fought for that dietician’s license because I wanted to make a change from the inside out. I worked so hard for it.” (9:20)

“I didn’t know what would happen or what my followers would think and if I’d lose credibility. The unknown can be really scary. Quitting can be such a process of transformation. I really didn’t know what way it would go, all I knew was that it felt so right.” (11:07)

“I don’t have to be defined by my career or my credentials. I can be me and that’s enough.” (17:28)

Links

Find Cassie Bjork Online 

Follow Cassie Bjork on Instagram | Facebook

Book Your Free Business Breakthrough Session with Cassie

Get 10% off your order of Remarkable Wellness adaptogenic mushrooms with code QUIT10!


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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN?

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program in which each week we tackle a different step in the strategic quitting process so that at the end of the course you know WHAT you need to quit, you have overcome any quitting-related FEARS, and you’ve got HOW to make the quit happen all planned out!

Sign up HERE!

Get my book, Quitting by Design!

And if you happen to be feeling stuck in some area of your life, and may be contemplating a quit or wanting to learn more about strategic quitting, come hang out with me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

In addition, I’ve started taking on private coaching clients, if you’d like to be one of them, click HERE to set up a call so we can dive deeply into your unique quit.

Also, I’d love to have you join us over in QUITOPIA, the facebook group for the few, the proud, the quitters, where I share more quitting related content and we can all interact and support each other through our quits.

One last thing – if you have an iPhone, or an iPad, or an i-Anything, and you find the info on Quit Happens to be valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating or a review. To do so, pull up the show in the Podcast app and then scroll to the bottom, and click on write a review. Giving the show a rating or review or sharing it with a friend all are great ways to help other people find the show so they too can get started quitting their way to a more fulfilling life.

Thaddeus Owen: Quitting Toxic Workplaces And Workspaces | Quit Happens

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Imagine working for a company that you not only morally disagree with, but has completely unethical and illegal practices? That’s the kind of career that today’s guest, Thaddeus Owen, went into when he left college. But Thaddeus knew there was more to life and his career, so he quit that toxic environment to create something incredible.

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About Thaddeus Owen

Thaddeus is the founder of PrimalHacker, a company devoted to biohacking our health to get the best out of our bodies. He started his biohacking journey by figuring out what worked best for him – living closer to work, cycling every day, and eventually, creating a life that meant he could work from home.

He opens up and shares what it was like working for that unethical company he started with. I was shocked to learn how big companies hire psychologists and use manipulation techniques to sell their products. Thaddeus always felt dubious at his company, and when he started educating himself, he was able to change his career – and life.

Thaddeus started writing about his biohacking journey on his blog when he was first exploring his new course. When a company reached out asking him to be an affiliate, he had no idea what he was signing up for but took a chance. A chance that paid off big time!

We also talk about biohacking our own health. Thaddeus shares some of his best tips for how we can all get better sleep at night. He says that modern disease started with the introduction of the lightbulb and says we should all sit near natural light through the day… and limit our artificial light at nighttime. Thaddeus also gives us some advice on how we can improve the lighting situation in our own homes.

Have you ever worked for a company that’s completely against your morals? Do you limit your exposure to artificial light throughout the day and evening? How can you create your perfect life?

In This Episode:

  • What it’s like to work for a completely unethical and sometimes illegal organization
  • How companies use manipulation to make more purchases
  • How you can educate yourself and change your career
  • Why you should start exploring alternative routes, and then writing about them, to help you advance in your career
  • What happens when you take risks and work with affiliate programs
  • How you can learn to sleep better at night
  • When and why modern disease started
  • Why you should try to sit near bright windows throughout the day
  • How we can have healthy lighting in our homes
  • What happens when you create the perfect life for you

Quotes:

“We would hire Ph.D. level psychologists to tell us how to manipulate women into buying things that they don’t need, and tricking them to think that the benefits of the product are such that they will help the woman when they actually do nothing.” (7:09)

“In a primal society, whether you believe in God or evolution or both, human biology was never designed to see blue light after dark.” (21:09)

“When I changed careers, I took a huge pay cut. Most people chase money and they chase wealth. I was chasing a career that was in line with my beliefs and my personality from a spiritual standpoint and everything else. I took a huge pay cut and that’s not easy to do.” (27:26)

“If you enjoy what you do and you enjoy where you are, you’re going to have higher and increased health.” (31:46)

Links

Find Thaddeus Owen and PrimalHacker Online

Follow Thaddeus Owen and PrimalHacker on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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Buy Premium Blue Light Blocking Sleep Glasses


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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN?

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program in which each week we tackle a different step in the strategic quitting process so that at the end of the course you know WHAT you need to quit, you have overcome any quitting-related FEARS, and you’ve got HOW to make the quit happen all planned out!

Sign up HERE!

Get my book, Quitting by Design!

And if you happen to be feeling stuck in some area of your life, and may be contemplating a quit or wanting to learn more about strategic quitting, come hang out with me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

In addition, I’ve started taking on private coaching clients, if you’d like to be one of them, click HERE to set up a call so we can dive deeply into your unique quit.

Also, I’d love to have you join us over in QUITOPIA, the facebook group for the few, the proud, the quitters, where I share more quitting related content and we can all interact and support each other through our quits.

One last thing – if you have an iPhone, or an iPad, or an i-Anything, and you find the info on Quit Happens to be valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating or a review. To do so, pull up the show in the Podcast app and then scroll to the bottom, and click on write a review. Giving the show a rating or review or sharing it with a friend all are great ways to help other people find the show so they too can get started quitting their way to a more fulfilling life.

Nick Murphy: Walking Away from the NFL to Live Life Proudly UNEMPLOYABLE | Quit Happens

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Quitting the American dream as an NFL player to focus on what you’re really passionate about sounds crazy, right? Well, that’s exactly what retired football player, Nick Murphy, has done! He’s creating the lifestyle of his dreams where he can prioritize his family while helping others actualize their goals.

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About Nick Murphy

Nick is a coach who works with you to create and grow your own lifestyle business, so you can live a life you feel comfortable with and have a business you’re passionate about. He’s an author and avid podcaster, and I’m so excited to share this interview with you.

When he was in the NFL, Nick signed seven different contracts in four years. He felt like he lacked control in his life, and while a part of him liked feeling like he just had to show up, a bigger part felt like he’d rather be in charge. So he quit the NFL to create a career that works for him.

Time is one of the biggest things that can hold you back from achieving something. When you put a time limit on a goal, you’re not allowing your true potential to shine through. You can’t put a time control on something that should be full of love and passion.

But what you can do is learn how to prioritize your project and career so that you work within your zone of genius. Finding what you’re truly passionate about often means outsourcing the things that don’t bring you joy. That’s why I outsource my podcast management to the amazing Counterweight Creative and Nick makes use of Upwork.

How do you prioritize what matters most to you in both work and home life? Do you ever outsource tasks you don’t love? What kind of goals do you set yourself? 

In This Episode:

  • Why you need to find a good spot of control in your life
  • How professional sports can lead to a complete lack of control
  • How you can create a career that is balanced with your home lifestyle
  • Why setting annual goals doesn’t always work
  • Why you need to have love and passion in order to be a successful entrepreneur
  • How you can prioritize staying in your zone of genius
  • How you can make more money working for yourself than for a corporation
  • Why you need to reprioritize what matters to you in your career

Quotes:

“It just got to the point where I was like, I can’t control anything. Like, I could work my face off on a high school field and keep these kinds of meaningless side jobs to just keep playing the game and try to do the thing. My phone may never ring, or I could sit on my ass and do nothing and my phone could ring in an hour. And I just couldn’t handle that lack of control. I knew I could do more than that, so I just quit pursuing football.” (3:14)

“Let’s take time out of the equation for a minute. If this is the thing you know you’re going to do and success is guaranteed, and you’re doing the work and you’re trusting the process, it’s gonna happen.” (7:56)

“No one sits down when you’re in high school and says ‘how do you most profoundly want to use the rest of your life? What is the coolest thing you can come up with doing?’ Forget how to get it paid for or how to make money out of it and how to get a degree in it – what do you want? What fires you up? We don’t start there. So we’re constantly backtracking from this place that was fake to begin with. Some of us find an authentic way to do what we want and some of us don’t, so they stay and they settle and they suffer. And it’s sad.” (24:00)

Links

 Find Nick Murphy Online

Follow Nick Murphy on Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | LinkedIn

Buy UNBOXED: An Unfiltered Guide to Creating a Career on Your Terms

Listen to Nick’s podcast, Building a Lifestyle Business

Check out Counterweight Creative for all your podcasting needs!


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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN?

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program in which each week we tackle a different step in the strategic quitting process so that at the end of the course you know WHAT you need to quit, you have overcome any quitting-related FEARS, and you’ve got HOW to make the quit happen all planned out!

Sign up HERE!

Get my book, Quitting by Design!

And if you happen to be feeling stuck in some area of your life, and may be contemplating a quit or wanting to learn more about strategic quitting, come hang out with me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

In addition, I’ve started taking on private coaching clients, if you’d like to be one of them, click HERE to set up a call so we can dive deeply into your unique quit.

Also, I’d love to have you join us over in QUITOPIA, the facebook group for the few, the proud, the quitters, where I share more quitting related content and we can all interact and support each other through our quits.

One last thing – if you have an iPhone, or an iPad, or an i-Anything, and you find the info on Quit Happens to be valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating or a review. To do so, pull up the show in the Podcast app and then scroll to the bottom, and click on write a review. Giving the show a rating or review or sharing it with a friend all are great ways to help other people find the show so they too can get started quitting their way to a more fulfilling life.

Jonathan Mendoza: Humbling the Ego to Fulfill Your True Calling | Quit Happens

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One of the more unique quitting stories I’ve ever heard comes from today’s guest, Nurse Jonathan Mendoza! Imagine being at the top of your field after years of schooling only to decide there’s more that you want out of it. So you strategically quit to go back to school to study for another degree that will basically downgrade your title.

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About Jonathan Mendoza

That’s exactly what Jonathan did. He got an undergraduate degree and then studied to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. But he quickly realized that being a chiropractor alone wasn’t fulfilling his healthcare vision. Jonathan quit his high-paying job and started a second undergraduate degree to become a nurse practitioner.

He received a lot of negativity from fellow students as he was already a doctor, and embarking on this new career path. And then when he skipped working as a nurse to complete his Master’s and become a Nurse Practitioner. All to enable him to truly create the type of holistic healthcare practice he envisioned.

Now, Jonathan is the master of injections. He opened his own clinic, the MSW Lounge, just outside Austin, to provide his patients with vitamin infusions to boost their health. Combined with his chiropractic background and supported by a talented and diverse team, Jonathan and the MSW Lounge are revolutionizing healthcare.

When you stop working for the money and start finding your own path towards fulfillment, magic can happen. So many opportunities open up when you embrace stress and changes as they come your way. And truly practicing what you preach makes all the difference.

Are you working to your full potential and fulfillment? How have you strategically quit something to incorporate all your academic letters into creating your perfect job? Have you learned to listen to your body?

In This Episode:

  • What can happen when you strategically quit
  • How you can combine your multiple credentials to create your perfect work
  • What happens when your body decides it’s time to take a break
  • Why you need to work for self-fulfillment rather than money
  • How you can make a responsible and realistic decision to quit
  • How opportunities open up when you’re facing entrepreneurial stress
  • Why you need to embrace the changes you make in your life
  • Why you need to follow your own advice when you’re teaching wellness principles

Quotes:

“Technically, I do this and this, but my credentials are this. Those letters don’t define who I am, they allow me to practice and work a certain way.” (6:38)

“I think that’s why entrepreneurs love the start-up game. I think that’s why people love quitting because there’s an opportunity and there’s fun that comes with it. That stress that I had was a completely different kind of stress than I had when I finished my master’s degree. The stress of opening a business is fun stress. It sucks, but it’s fun stress.” (15:54)

“I molded my lifestyle to the point now where I think we’re thriving, only because things are more in balance and I think that’s the only way life can be. And that’s the only way to work.” (23:17)

Links

Find Jonathan Mendoza on Instagram

Find MSW Lounge Online

Follow MSW on Facebook | Instagram


Also check out:

READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN?

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program in which each week we tackle a different step in the strategic quitting process so that at the end of the course you know WHAT you need to quit, you have overcome any quitting-related FEARS, and you’ve got HOW to make the quit happen all planned out!

Sign up HERE!

Get my book, Quitting by Design!

And if you happen to be feeling stuck in some area of your life, and may be contemplating a quit or wanting to learn more about strategic quitting, come hang out with me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

In addition, I’ve started taking on private coaching clients, if you’d like to be one of them, click HERE to set up a call so we can dive deeply into your unique quit.

Also, I’d love to have you join us over in QUITOPIA, the facebook group for the few, the proud, the quitters, where I share more quitting related content and we can all interact and support each other through our quits.

One last thing – if you have an iPhone, or an iPad, or an i-Anything, and you find the info on Quit Happens to be valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating or a review. To do so, pull up the show in the Podcast app and then scroll to the bottom, and click on write a review. Giving the show a rating or review or sharing it with a friend all are great ways to help other people find the show so they too can get started quitting their way to a more fulfilling life.

Five MORE Quits to Find Your Freedom | Quit Happens

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In the second annual Fourth of July Freedom episode, Lynn Marie talks about five of her favorite most recent quits – take a listen to see if any of them may spark ideas of quits that might benefit YOU!


Also check out:

READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN?

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program in which each week we tackle a different step in the strategic quitting process so that at the end of the course you know WHAT you need to quit, you have overcome any quitting-related FEARS, and you’ve got HOW to make the quit happen all planned out!

Sign up HERE!

Get my book, Quitting by Design!

And if you happen to be feeling stuck in some area of your life, and may be contemplating a quit or wanting to learn more about strategic quitting, come hang out with me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

In addition, I’ve started taking on private coaching clients, if you’d like to be one of them, click HERE to set up a call so we can dive deeply into your unique quit.

Also, I’d love to have you join us over in QUITOPIA, the facebook group for the few, the proud, the quitters, where I share more quitting related content and we can all interact and support each other through our quits.

One last thing – if you have an iPhone, or an iPad, or an i-Anything, and you find the info on Quit Happens to be valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating or a review. To do so, pull up the show in the Podcast app and then scroll to the bottom, and click on write a review. Giving the show a rating or review or sharing it with a friend all are great ways to help other people find the show so they too can get started quitting their way to a more fulfilling life.

Mike Bledsoe: The Biggest Key To Learning Quickly | Quit Happens

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You don’t always need to know where you’ll end up at the end of the road before quitting something that’s not right for you. Taking that first step can be daunting. But as today’s guest, coach and podcaster Mike Bledsoe, shares, exploring so many different avenues has led him to be a more well-rounded person who is 100% passionate and dedicated to his work.

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About Mike Bledsoe

Mike is a lifelong student who works with coaches to completely transform their careers. After his entrepreneur journey featuring the military, sales, physical training, and more, he’s well-equipped to help coaches find their place in the world.

Today, we’re talking about why it’s so important for every aspect of your life to incorporate play into it. Play lets you explore different areas and just have fun… both of which leads to a happier existence, which shines through in your work.

It’s okay to quit opportunities that don’t align with where you are in life. Most of the time, when you do this, you’ll actually reposition yourself closer to your values, interests, and passions. When you’re feeling inspired, it’s often a good idea to take a chance – you never know what will happen.

Are you driven by money and your finances or your inspiration and passion? How do you feel when you’re on the right path? When’s the last time you took a chance on something you feel inspired by?

Oh, and if you’re like WHAT IS THE BIGGEST KEY TO LEARNING??? Get to it already!!! Well, here’s a funny story:

Mike invited me to a plant medicine ceremony later that evening. Toward the end of the ceremony, we were sharing some goldenberries. More accurately, he had a bag of them and he was handing them to me one at a time. They were very delicious, but also very sour, so it took me a minute to get through each one. At some point he tried to hand me more than one and I think I dropped them or something else happened that made it apparent that I was totally incapable of handling more than one goldenberry at a time, so I said, “One at a time, please.” He laughed and said, “Yeah, apparently that’s the key, one at a time.” At which point he had an A-ha moment and the podcast came back to him and he said “THE KEY!!!”

So, for anyone who came to the show notes for the key to learning quickly, it is to focus on one thing at a time. 

In This Episode:

  • Why you need to play more every day
  • How to face the people who told you ‘you wouldn’t make it’
  • How a book can completely change your perspective on yourself
  • Why it’s okay to quit something to pursue opportunities more in line with your passions
  • Why you don’t need to see the destination to take steps along the path
  • What the difference between a serial entrepreneur and a serial quitter is
  • How to take a chance when you’re feeling inspired
  • What a difference asking for something makes
  • How not letting the pressures of needing money dictate what you pursue in life
  • How quitting can make you a more well-rounded person

Quotes:

“More is not better. What you need is space, and play creates space.” (2:32)

“I never thought that I could get paid so well to do something I love so much. And that would not have happened if I hadn’t quit.” (19:39)

“People that love you will give you the worst advice.” (25:02)

“What I realized during the retreat was that I didn’t know how many of the choices I’d made in my life up to that point were actually my choices or some type of belief that was planted there from a previous moment.”(48:05)

“Even when things were going well, I was still behaving desperately. So I decided I would only act out of inspiration, no matter what happens.” (53:02)

“I let curiosity be my guide and I’m not limited by trying to fix something. To me, that’s one of the biggest keys to moving quickly.” (1:11:51)

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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN?

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program in which each week we tackle a different step in the strategic quitting process so that at the end of the course you know WHAT you need to quit, you have overcome any quitting-related FEARS, and you’ve got HOW to make the quit happen all planned out!

Sign up HERE!

Get my book, Quitting by Design!

And if you happen to be feeling stuck in some area of your life, and may be contemplating a quit or wanting to learn more about strategic quitting, come hang out with me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

In addition, I’ve started taking on private coaching clients, if you’d like to be one of them, click HERE to set up a call so we can dive deeply into your unique quit.

Also, I’d love to have you join us over in QUITOPIA, the facebook group for the few, the proud, the quitters, where I share more quitting related content and we can all interact and support each other through our quits.

One last thing – if you have an iPhone, or an iPad, or an i-Anything, and you find the info on Quit Happens to be valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating or a review. To do so, pull up the show in the Podcast app and then scroll to the bottom, and click on write a review. Giving the show a rating or review or sharing it with a friend all are great ways to help other people find the show so they too can get started quitting their way to a more fulfilling life.

Dr. Natalie Crawford: How Big Career Quits Can Prevent Burnout Before It Starts | Quit Happens

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If you’re not happy with your job now, you won’t be happy with your job in 30 years. Think about that and decide if you’re really okay with spending the rest of your life doing something that doesn’t resonate with you. Today’s guest, Dr. Natalie Crawford, decided she didn’t want to spend 30 years doing something that didn’t make her happy, so she quit.

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About Dr. Natalie Crawford

Natalie was in her first-year residency in emergency medicine when she realized that something was missing. Because of the type of life she wanted, she asked for and received advice from others that influenced her decision to enter into emergency medicine. She didn’t like the thrill of a new patient everyday and she actually found herself trying to follow cases through, even after they left her care.

She watched her peers thrive in this environment but knew it wasn’t right for her. Natalie approached her advisor and transparently let him know that this wasn’t the right career path for her. Facing her fear and speaking up allowed her to begin the search for what was right, and her advisor turned into her biggest advocate to get where she wanted to go.

For Natalie, putting that extra effort in was beneficial to her finding what type of medicine she actually wanted to practice. She knows that every step she’s taken, even the ones that weren’t right, were necessary to get her to where she ultimately wanted to go.

After all, what’s the worst that could happen?

Are you happy in your career? Have you pictured the worst case scenario if you quit? Do you know what you want out of life?

In This Episode:

  • How input from other people can affect where you head in life, even if it’s not the right way for you to go
  • Why something that’s right for someone else isn’t always what’s right for you
  • How transparency and honesty can help you get ahead in life and connect with other people who can help you navigate what the right path
  • Why it’s worth putting the extra effort in to get to your goal
  • How every step along the path leads you to where you’re meant to be, even if that step wasn’t the right one for you
  • What happens when you name the absolute worst thing that can happen if you quit

Quotes:

“We only have this one life to make things matter and if we spend our time on something, it’s innately time away from other things: family, free time, other interests. So it needs to be worth it. And the only way to make it worth it is by knowing what really matters to you and making sure your choices are in line with that.” (1:39)

“Sometimes you have to be in something to get a better grasp of what is important to you or at least the things that are not.” (7:52)

“When you’re in that unknown period, that ‘this isn’t right for me but I don’t know what is,’ you start to doubt yourself.” (11:27)

“The years and the time I spent there helped me grow and change and learn what I really needed. It wasn’t the right thing forever, but it was the right thing for that time period because I was able to really narrow in on what I want.” (24:30)

“By quitting, sometimes you’re advocating for yourself in the strongest way that you can.” (26:33)

“The time is gonna pass, we might as well be happy while we do it.” (32:19)

Links:

Find Dr. Natalie Crawford Online

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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN?

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program in which each week we tackle a different step in the strategic quitting process so that at the end of the course you know WHAT you need to quit, you have overcome any quitting-related FEARS, and you’ve got HOW to make the quit happen all planned out!

Sign up HERE!

Get my book, Quitting by Design!

And if you happen to be feeling stuck in some area of your life, and may be contemplating a quit or wanting to learn more about strategic quitting, come hang out with me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

In addition, I’ve started taking on private coaching clients, if you’d like to be one of them, click HERE to set up a call so we can dive deeply into your unique quit.

Also, I’d love to have you join us over in QUITOPIA, the facebook group for the few, the proud, the quitters, where I share more quitting related content and we can all interact and support each other through our quits.

One last thing – if you have an iPhone, or an iPad, or an i-Anything, and you find the info on Quit Happens to be valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating or a review. To do so, pull up the show in the Podcast app and then scroll to the bottom, and click on write a review. Giving the show a rating or review or sharing it with a friend all are great ways to help other people find the show so they too can get started quitting their way to a more fulfilling life.

Dayne Barkley: Forgoing Hollywood To Foster Human Potential | Quit Happens

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Learning to trust yourself can be a challenge, especially when you’re struggling with imposter syndrome. Feeling like you’re not good enough, or experienced enough, to compete with the experts in your industry is a very real thing. Today’s guest, Dayne Barkley, tells us how he challenged his imposter syndrome and came out on top.

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About Dayne Barkley

Dayne started his working life as an actor in Los Angeles. He loved making people laugh, being the center of attention, and bringing someone else’s story to life. What he didn’t love was the process of acting: learning lines, rehearsing, and living to someone else’s schedule just wasn’t for him.

He knew he had to leave, but he was afraid to follow his passion for health and biohacking. Instead, he told his friends that he was taking a break… but this break led to him quitting. Dayne says he felt like a failure, but he realized that just because he was getting better at acting didn’t mean he was going to like it again.

In this episode, we’re talking about Dayne’s transition from acting to biohacking. The hardest change for him was going from a career focusing on the outside appearance and performance to something that looks purely at the inside. And because he was new to health and wellness, Dayne was challenged with imposter syndrome.

Though feelings of defeat were high, Dayne wasn’t about to let imposter syndrome keep him from his dream. He learned ways and techniques to work through it and proved that his experience and ways were different from anyone else in the industry, and that difference is what sets him apart from his competitors.

Have you ever felt imposter syndrome? Do you know where your inspiration comes from? How do you know whether you should push through something or quit? Let me know in the comments!

 

In This Episode:

  • How a life event can trigger an insight into health and wellness
  • How a break from something can lead you to never go back
  • Why getting better at something won’t necessarily make you like it more
  • Why you need to quit worrying about other people’s opinions of you
  • How to transition from a career focused on the outside, to one looking at the inside
  • What it’s like to work through imposter syndrome
  • How to reframe your imposter syndrome and see it as a positive
  • Why you might still have breakdowns when you’re on a path that you love
  • How career inspiration can come from unexpected places
  • How to know when to push through wanting to quit

 

Quotes:

“I transitioned to a whole other field of work which was hard to navigate and understand. I didn’t really have a lot of life experience to be able work my way through things, or find out how to keep things going. The most important part was that I found something I was really passionate about.” (9:34)

“The past 12 months I’ve been on a spiritual awakening that has helped me understand my place in this world and how I have to deliver my gifts and talents, which are truly unique and different from any other practitioner out there. I might have learned from a lot of them, but I’ve digested differently.” (15:30)

“What helped a lot was having support. If I was just by myself and without this idea out to the world and sharing it would have been enough for me to throw the towel in, because no one would know and no one could keep me accountable and support me. Having that support around me, friends and family, and sharing my intention kept me going.” (25:47)

Links:

Find Dayne Online 

Follow Dayne on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Barkley Eyeware

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Also check out:

READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN?

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program in which each week we tackle a different step in the strategic quitting process so that at the end of the course you know WHAT you need to quit, you have overcome any quitting-related FEARS, and you’ve got HOW to make the quit happen all planned out!

Sign up HERE!

Get my book, Quitting by Design!

And if you happen to be feeling stuck in some area of your life, and may be contemplating a quit or wanting to learn more about strategic quitting, come hang out with me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

In addition, I’ve started taking on private coaching clients, if you’d like to be one of them, click HERE to set up a call so we can dive deeply into your unique quit.

Also, I’d love to have you join us over in QUITOPIA, the facebook group for the few, the proud, the quitters, where I share more quitting related content and we can all interact and support each other through our quits.

One last thing – if you have an iPhone, or an iPad, or an i-Anything, and you find the info on Quit Happens to be valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating or a review. To do so, pull up the show in the Podcast app and then scroll to the bottom, and click on write a review. Giving the show a rating or review or sharing it with a friend all are great ways to help other people find the show so they too can get started quitting their way to a more fulfilling life.

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