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.

Tony Federico: How a Chronic Quitter Turned Overcomitter Learned to Strike a Balance | Quit Happens

There’s a fine line to walk between being unsupportive and letting someone make decisions for themselves. When today’s guest, personal trainer and paleo guru Tony Federico, was a teenager, he was a chronic quitter. He didn’t have anyone telling him not to quit when he wasn’t feeling something, and instead of this having an adverse effect on his life, Tony’s confidence in his own decisions grew.

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About Tony Federico:

Tony has quit nearly everything he’s come across in life – karate, football, high school, and a fair few of his jobs. But this doesn’t mean that he’s wasting his life. Far from it, actually.

Tony has used his tendency to quit to have some forced introspection and truly examine what he wants out of life. After a death in his late teens, he used this period to figure out and understand that he wants to spend his life focused on health and wellness.

For the past 10 years, Tony has been working as a personal trainer and contributor to paleo health publications. And now, he’s working as the Vice President of Marketing for paleo health company, Natural Force.

In this episode, Tony and I talk about how taking hold of your own life decisions, even if it means quitting, can lead to some incredible experiences and opportunities. We also look at what happens if you actually stick something through to the end – and see what amazing outcomes are possible.

Tony eventually replaced his quitting tendencies with overcommitment. This led to some issues as well, however, and ultimately led him to realize he needed to find a place of balance between quitting and committing. We also examined the differences between the “painful known” and the “unknown possibility” and talked about how these concepts can help you find balance.

Are you, or have you been, a chronic quitter? How have you learned to explore the limitless possibility to design your own life? Do you use exercise to help you make decisions?

In This Episode:

  • How a lack of introspection can lead you to quit
  • Why it’s important to let a child make some decisions on their own, without parental intervention
  • How you can use tragedy and your tendencies to quit to start to examine the self to help you learn and grow
  • What benefit yoga and other wellness exercises can have on your mental health
  • How your life events can impact your decision to start sticking to things
  • What happens when you commit to something and see it through to the end
  • Why you need to figure out what type of hard you’re working through
  • How to reach a point when you realize you need balance
  • Where you can balance on the threshold between discomfort and pain
  • How you can become a more balanced version of yourself
  • What the “painful known” and the “unknown possibility” are
  • Why you should never burn bridges when you quit
  • How you can make strategic decisions to better your health, relationships, and life

 

Quotes:

“Maybe that’s part of it. I didn’t have a lot of people telling me to not quit.” (6:14)

“There is an openness for the first time and a willingness to do the self-examination for the very first time.”(9:08)

“It’s hard, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop. Discomfort is part of the process. You’re not gonna feel good the entire time.” (12:27)

“It’s not just about quitting something or committing to something. It’s about – what am I really trying to achieve in my life. What is the real big picture goal?” (16:32)

“How do you know the next thing is going to be better? And the answer is – you don’t. But what you do know is the pain you don’t want.” (27:22)

 

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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.

Bryan Stacy: Finding Purpose Through Your Pain Points: A CEO Quits Avoiding Anxiety and Lets it Guide Him | Quit Happens

Have you ever pursued a goal, only to later realize that goal wasn’t going to fulfill *you,* it was only going to serve your ego or fill a void you had inside?

That’s exactly what happened to Bryan Stacy when his near decade-long pursuit of getting into the FBI culminated with him realizing that the reasons he’d wanted that job were to fill a void within himself. At that point he embarked on some major changes – many of which led him to follow the things that made him anxious and find ways to deal with his own pain points head-on.

Check out his podcast, Man Amongst Men!


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!

Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

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 some 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.

My Quit Happened: Lynn Marie Leaves Clinical Medicine | Quit Happens

In a rare solo episode, Lynn Marie lays it all out: how she got into medicine, how she felt along the ten year journey it took to get from pre-med to sports medicine/family medicine board certified, and the struggles to make medicine work since then.

She’s been in her own strategic quit for years, and, taking her own advice, she finally had to leave clinical medicine, even if the next thing wasn’t yet in place.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry (actually, she cries *for* you so you’re off the hook there), but most of all, you’ll get a look into why she’s so passionate about helping others quit – because she’s been there, and she’s living what she preaches.


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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN in 2019??

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen in 2019, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program that includes multiple live calls with me, all designed to help you get your 2019 off to a quitastic start.

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!


Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

Get my new 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, or check out my new book, Quitting by Design!

In addition, I’ve started taking on some 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.

JR Burgess: The Incredible Upleveling That Comes When You Quit Playing it Safe | Quit Happens

For most entrepreneurs, the fear of not having enough money to keep a venture going can be daunting. As can the fear of ruffling feathers to the point that their business may suffer due to its disruptiveness.

When he set out to change healthcare, J.R. Burgess, co-founder of Rejuv Medical, came up against both of those fears. He had to quit the mindsets around money and societal approval that were holding him back, and since doing so, his business has soared.

If fear of investing in yourself or your business has kept you back, this is the episode for YOU!


For Quit Happens listeners!


READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN in 2019??

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen in 2019, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program that includes multiple live calls with me, all designed to help you get your 2019 off to a quitastic start.

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!


Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

Get my new 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, or check out my new book, Quitting by Design!

In addition, I’ve started taking on some 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.

Niraj Naik: Finding Your Inner Pharmacy: How to Breathe Through Life’s Transitions | Quit Happens

Sometimes you quit when things aren’t working…and sometimes, life forces a quit on you.

SOMA Breath founder, Renegade Pharmacist Niraj Naik, faced just that when life dealt him with a crippling illness that forced quits upon him. Quitting with no safety net led him to have to figure out entrepreneurship in a hurry and find ways to heal his body and his mind in the process.

His journey back to health led to him developing a revolutionary style of breath work that can help anyone who needs just a little more peace in their lives.


Also check out:


READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN in 2019??

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen in 2019, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program that includes multiple live calls with me, all designed to help you get your 2019 off to a quitastic start.

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!


Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

Get my new 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, or check out my new book, Quitting by Design!

In addition, I’ve started taking on some 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.

Steph Gaudreau: Forget Fearless: Taking Action in the Face of Your Fears | Quit Happens

Have you ever felt stuck or unhappy in your job, so you up and quit and went to work somewhere else doing the same thing – only to realize that you were equally as unfulfilled in the new place?

Author, podcaster and all-around inspirational badass Steph Gaudreau did, and it was a great wake-up call to her that she needed to quit her entire career. This led her to enact a beautifully textbook strategic quit that included identifying and facing down several fears.

She points out that it’s not about being fearless, it’s about taking action despite those fears to get to your ultimate goal.

Check out her podcast, Harder to Kill!


Also check out:


READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN in 2019??

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen in 2019, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program that includes multiple live calls with me, all designed to help you get your 2019 off to a quitastic start.

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!


Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

Get my new 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, or check out my new book, Quitting by Design!

In addition, I’ve started taking on some 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.

Doug Nickle: A Major League Quit: An MLB Pitcher Walks Away on His Own Terms | Quit Happens

Many kids dream of becoming professional athletes when they grow up, assuming that it would be a dream job that they could never imagine leaving before they were forced out.

Which is what makes former Major League Baseball pitcher Doug Nickle’s story all the more incredible. He had the dream job and quit it – not because he could no longer play, but because he realized he was more than just a baseball player. He wanted to determine what success was on his own terms, with no conditions.

It’s a great story for anyone struggling with a dream job that may no longer be *their* dream.

Here’s a pic of Doug in his rookie year:

Doug Nickle Rookie


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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN in 2019??

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen in 2019, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program that includes multiple live calls with me, all designed to help you get your 2019 off to a quitastic start.

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!


Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

Get my new 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, or check out my new book, Quitting by Design!

In addition, I’ve started taking on some 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. Brenda Walding: Quit Living According to Others to Start Healing Yourself | Quit Happens

If you’ve ever been hit by a massive health crisis, you may have experienced being given medical advice by trusted sources that just didn’t feel right to you. Dr. Brenda Walding had that same experience when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she realized that to save her own life, she’d have to quit handing over supreme authority over her body and start listening to her heart.

Through her journey she was able to quit making decisions out of fear, quit living according to others’ ideas of success and happiness, and found a way to turn cancer into a divine opportunity. It’s a beautiful story that should empower anyone facing their own health issues to start their own self-directed healing.

Click here for a FREE copy of Dr. Walding’s book, Sick of Being Sick.


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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN in 2019??

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen in 2019, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program that includes multiple live calls with me, all designed to help you get your 2019 off to a quitastic start.

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!


Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

Get my new 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, or check out my new book, Quitting by Design!

In addition, I’ve started taking on some 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. Darshan Shah: Revolutionizing Health Optimization: Helping Society Quit Being Sick | Quit Happens

Medical school spends four years teaching doctors how to treat disease, but almost no time teaching the wellness practices that can prevent disease before it starts. So when Next Health founder Dr. Darshan Shah found himself starting to develop health issues, he decided to educate himself on how to modify his lifestyle to optimize his health.

His quest was so successful that he became passionate about changing our model of healthcare from one that focuses on treating disease to one of health optimization, eventually taking his mission to help society quit being sick to the next level by opening health optimization centers to empower patients to take their wellness into their own hands.


Discounts to help YOU optimize your physical health:


READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN in 2019??

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen in 2019, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program that includes multiple live calls with me, all designed to help you get your 2019 off to a quitastic start.

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!


Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

Get my new 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, or check out my new book, Quitting by Design!

In addition, I’ve started taking on some 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.

Taylor Jacobson: Quitting Procrastination by Trading Busyness for Productivity

Most entrepreneurs have a quitting story. Some have useful tips on how to make the most of your post-quit life. But today we’ve hit the jackpot, as our guest is Focusmate founder and CEO Taylor Jacobson – who has both!

Taylor not only had to face a difficult quit to start his entrepreneurial journey but he also realized that through what he learned in his own struggles to be productive, he could help others in his same position to make the most of their time.

So if you’re looking to make a job quit and are burning the candle at both ends with a side hustle and a main gig, or if you’re an entrepreneur trying to find more hours in the day, take a listen to Taylor’s story of how accountability can help you turn busyness into productivity.


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READY TO MAKE QUIT HAPPEN in 2019??

Then you’re in luck! Because my online course, Make Quit Happen in 2019, is available to start now! It’s a six-week program that includes multiple live calls with me, all designed to help you get your 2019 off to a quitastic start.

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!


Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

Get my new 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, or check out my new book, Quitting by Design!

In addition, I’ve started taking on some 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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