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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!


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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.

Giovanna Rossi: Get Clear on Your Identity and Watch the Quits Flow | Quit Happens

I am forever grateful to this week’s guest, NPR’s Well Woman Show host Giovanna Rossi, for being the first to discuss how quitting a mindset led to her quitting SMOKING! Because behind most bad habits is a limiting belief or out-of-alignment situation that needs to go that’s leading to reaching for something unhealthy, be it cigarettes, too much alcohol, gambling, or junk food.

Giovanna found that getting real with herself and getting clear on her true identity helped her quit an identity she’d been protecting, and the smoking that came along with it. Once she started peeling the layers away, it because easy to keep going and keep the quits flowing.


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.

Mike Sherbakov: Quitting Your Way to Greatness: When Your Mission is Larger than Your Fears | Quit Happens

Have you ever had that feeling that something was off? That somehow your thoughts and words and actions weren’t aligning with who you knew you were? That you were destined for greatness but not yet approaching it?

This week’s guest, Greatness Foundation founder Mike Sherbakov, calls that feeling “divine discomfort.” And he suggests that instead of suppressing that feeling, take note and ask what you could do to get more in line with your passions and purpose, which requires refining your ability to listen to your body and follow your intuition…and quit whatever is keeping you out of alignment!


Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

 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. Kien Vuu: Mending your Mindset: How One Doctor Quit Hiding Behind the White Coat | Quit Happens

The number of physicians who are reaching burnout is staggering, and it’s no surprise, as medical schools only recently began teaching students how to be well and take care of themselves. But another reason is often that the pressure put on doctors to be perfect and fulfill society’s expectations is often crushing.

This week’s guest, Dr. Kien Vuu, was headed down a less-than-healthy road himself when he realized part of why he went into medicine was to treat his “not enough-ness.” It took quitting that mindset and cultivating an attitude of success and gratitude to be able to turn his life around and become the true healer he knew he was inside.

Kien’s YouTube channel: Behind the White Coat


Listen to Quit Happens on iTunes and Stitcher!

 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!

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. 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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Peter Bragino: When the Not-So-Strategic Quit Works: An Artist Walks Out to Pursue his Passion | Quit Happens

Some kids have no idea what they want to be when they grow up. Peter Bragino was NOT one of those kids. His intuition told him what his life’s path would be at a young age, but figuring out how to follow it required more than one quit…and at least one not-so-strategic quit that ended up being the opportunity he needed to follow his passion.

Take a listen as the Marine turned salesman turned professional artist tells of his journey, guided by intuition at every turn.

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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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Not All Quits are Created Equal

I met with a friend last night who was contemplating quitting his job. And not because there was anything necessarily wrong with the job. More so because when he wasn’t at his best or most efficient, there were no actual repercussions, which allowed time for his mind to wander and for him to often feel bored. And also because he wanted to do the same type of work, but with the freedom of being able to do it wherever and whenever he wanted.

So while some of us get anxious or stressed because parts of a job are causing us grief, he was suffering from a different sensation, one I can only best describe as restlessness. A feeling of “there could be more.” I appreciated him bringing this to me, because that’s a quitting situation that generally only those really in touch with their true desires approach.

Like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, there is also a hierarchy of quits. There are the basic quits that can save a life — for example, quitting a relationship that involves abuse. Then there are the quits that can save one’s health — like when you quit a job that causes ulcer-inducing levels of stress. But somewhere near the top are the quits that aren’t due to decreasing health or happiness…they’re due to knowing that on the other side there’s even more happiness and fulfillment.

In the hierarchy of needs, a person has to fulfill the basic needs of food and shelter before moving on to fulfilling the desire for love, and eventually, self-actualization. Similarly, quitting something that isn’t harming you in any way assumes that nothing is currently jeopardizing your life or physical/mental health. It’s the goal to which we should all aspire.

But it’s not where most of us start, so let’s start at the beginning. Is there something threatening your life? Start the quitting there. Please. Like immediately. With a call to 911 or a visit to a local shelter or to a medical professional. And if not (which I sincerely hope is the case), then ask yourself if there’s something jeopardizing your physical or mental health. If so, then make that your quitting priority.

However, if none of these describe you, well, first of all — congratulations! You’re at the level where you can evaluate whether there’s more that life can offer you. So take a look at your relationships, your job, your career, your living situation. If any part of it could be more fulfilling, more rewarding, more aligned with your goals and mission, then perhaps it’s time to consider an upgrade.

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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