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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.

Lindsay France: Dropping the Anchor’s Desk: A Quit Guided by Principles and Passion | Quit Happens

Have you ever watched the news and thought the anchors had the greatest job? Now can you imagine walking away from it? Well this week’s guest did just that.

Lindsay France, former anchor for the news networks RT and RT America, had successfully built a career as a news anchor. But through covering the 2016 Presidential primaries she found a new and more intense passion that was better aligned with her values…which led to her walking away from the anchor’s desk and taking her career in a new direction.

Take a listen as she provides some great advice on finding your passion, following your principles, and using side gigs to prevent the dreaded JOB LOCK!

Referenced in the episode:

10% Happier

The Gig Economy

Tim Ferriss on diversifying your identity

Business of Politics podcast

IVN.us

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Lynn Marie Morski: Triskaidekaphobia & How to Quit Fearing your Quitting Fears | Quit Happens


It’s episode 13!

Many people fear the number 13, so I’ve dedicated the 13th episode to fear – more specifically, the fears associated with quitting.

This episode covers:

  • Fear of what people will think if you quit
  • Fear that quitting something means you failed
  • Fear of leaving something you’ve dedicated time/money to
  • Fear that time or money already spent on something you quit will be ‘wasted’
  • Fear that quitters never win

So take a listen as Lynn Marie addresses some of the most common fears that can keep people stuck in less-than-optimal situations…so that you can address any of those same fears you may have!

Sophia Da Silva Hopson: Saying ‘I Don’t’ on the way to ‘I Do’: Quitting the Wedding Industrial Complex | Quit Happens

Ever planned an event to celebrate a special occasion only to have the event threaten to eclipse the occasion you were trying to celebrate?

Sophia Da Silva Hopson, co-host of the OM My Goodness podcast and yoga educator at MOSAIC yoga, and her now-husband had that same experience when they tried to plan their wedding. So what did they do?

(spoiler alert)

They QUIT their own wedding!

Take a listen to the touching journey as they navigated through family and societal expectations and finally found their way to a ceremony that celebrated their union exactly as they wanted it.


Here’s a photo of Sophia and Jason at their wedding in Santorini, Greece:

 

 

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Amore St. Ives: Making Peace with Quitting the Peace Corps | Quit Happens

Ever faced a quit that had the potential to effect a global organization and wipe out your identity all in one fell swoop? Well this week’s guest did, and her journey from isolation in Ghana to inspiring an entire community of yogis is truly incredible.

Amore St. Ives, manager of CorePower Yoga in North Park, San Diego courageously shares how difficult that quit was and how she made it through by listening to her what her gut was telling her – both metaphorically and physically!

Take a listen to her remarkable story and learn how to deal with some of the toughest quits imaginable.

Audio by Bensound.com

 

Lee Constantine: Leaving Las Vegas for the Book Biz in Bali | Quit Happens

Some quits are huge: like leaving your job and the country all at once for a job opportunity halfway around the world. Other quits are small, like quitting a book you’re not enjoying.

This episode’s guest Lee Constantine, co-founder of the book crowdfunding platform Publishizer, has done all of the above.

From deciding the 9 to 5 life in Vegas wasn’t working for him, to choosing to no longer finish books that aren’t bringing him joy, Lee has made many a strategic quit, and he shares how being fearless in the face of major transitions has served him well.

Audio by bensound.com

Brittany van Schravendijk: From Engineer to Kettlebell Champion: Proof that Quitters DO Win | Quit Happens

The prospect of quitting something often leads to a lot of fears, many of which focus on what others will think. The key is realizing that those “others” don’t have to live with your decisions – you do.

Today’s guest Brittany van Schravendijk came to that realization at a young age, as she evaluated whether to leave the field of engineering to work as an athletic trainer. That decision led her to not only become a world champion in kettlebell sport, but also to a career she absolutely loves.

This episode is great for anyone who fears they’re choosing a career that society may deem less-prestigious than their previous one, as Brittany tells the story of having that fear, and how society actually viewed her decision in a much more favorable light than her fears would let her believe.

LINKS REFERENCED IN SHOW:

Brittany’s website

KOR Strength and Conditioning

Rolflex

Oura Ring

San Diego Protein Co.

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Andrew Belinsky: From Big Apple to Bigger Purpose: One Musician’s Evolution | Quit Happens

This episode is for anyone who’s ever lived somewhere that just didn’t feel right. It’s also for those who have pursued their dreams and wondered if realizing those dreams was worth the price of their health and sanity.

In this episode, we hear from Andrew Belinsky, creator of Namastage. He tells his journey of working in the music business in NYC until he realized that the musician lifestyle and the extreme city life were taking a toll on his mind and body that left him empty and exhausted.

Andrew takes us through the personal introspection and group work that helped find his way out of darkness and into a place where he’s able to help others on their own personal journeys.

Audio: Bensound.com

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Also, for those of you who need more support than a podcast can provide, there’s an option to speak with me privately for free – just click HERE, scroll down to the bottom and sign up for your complimentary clarity call and we’ll set up a time to chat.

AND the newest place to find all things quitting is QUITOPIA, the Facebook group! Join us there for more tips and tricks on how to get unstuck and start quitting your way to happy!

Ruman Kazi: From CPA to NBC to UCB: The 8-Year Quit | Quit Happens

The most common job quitting stories usually involve someone realizing their chosen career is no longer right for them. But not this one.

Ruman Kazi is an actor and improv performer who chose to become an accountant as a means of making a living while perfecting his drumming skills, in order to one day quit the finance world and pursue a career in music. In fact, he had an EIGHT-year plan in place. However, a concussion derailed the original plan, at which point he found acting, and a different non-financial career was born.

So take a listen to Ruman’s incredible story of planned quits, unplanned trauma, financial mindset altering, and un-quits that takes us from Southern Illinois to New York to Hollywood.

Audio by bensound.com

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Also, for those of you who need more support than a podcast can provide, there’s an option to speak with me privately for free – just click HERE, scroll down to the bottom and sign up for your complimentary clarity call and we’ll set up a time to chat.

AND the newest place to find all things quitting is QUITOPIA, the Facebook group! Come join us there for more tips and tricks on how to get unstuck and start quitting your way to happy!

Eugene Kim: Quitting Society’s Idea of Success | Quit Happens

Have you spent years working toward goals that society put in place for you? Have you ever stopped and asked yourself WHY you want to achieve those goals?

In today’s episode, Eugene Kim, co-leader of November Project San Diego, tells us how examining his goals led him from the life of an unhappy asshole (his words!) to being at his happiest point yet.

He takes us through his realization that his goals were no longer aligned with his passions, and the adjustments he made that have led to greater sense of purpose and fulfillment and wholeness.

For more on November Project, go to november-project.com.
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