“Let us prepare our minds as if we’d come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s books each day. … The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.” Seneca
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?
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.
Here’s the Insight Timer he refers to on the podcast.
Retta Abraham: Walking Away from Wall Street: An Entrepreneur Takes Stock of His Life | Quit Happens
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.
Mark Lovett: Quits of Faith: How Trusting the Universe Can Alleviate Quitting-Related Fears | Quit Happens
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!
Here’s a photo from the dance party in Italy I referenced:
Dominick Quartuccio: Finding Your Passion Without Looking: Preventing ‘Purpose-Finding Panic’ | Quit Happens
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 his courses, and coaching at happentoyourcareer.com
Listen to his podcast HERE.
The career guide he referenced is at figureitout.co
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Dr. Amit Patel: Realigning Priorities: One Plastic Surgeon Gives His Career A Makeover | Quit Happens
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.
Links to recommended books:
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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, CEO of Dynamic Marketing, 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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Photo by Hale Production Studios