Lessons From A Quitter Podcast

Get insight, inspiration, tools, and resources to help you quit
what you hate and figure out what it is that you love

It is never too late to start over. No matter how much time or money you’ve spent chasing degrees and jobs to get to your current position, if ultimately you’re unhappy, then it is time to quit. Each week, Goli Kalkhoran, a fellow quitter, will interview inspiring guests who have quit lucrative careers to forge their own path and create a life they love.

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Ep. 166: Stop Trying to Be Better

Ep. 166: Stop Trying to Be Better

On this episode I talk about why you should be doing personal development, what it's for and what it's not for. Spoiler alert: if anything you're doing is to feel more worthy, you're doing personal development wrong.

Ep. 165: Don’t Quit Your Job… Yet

Ep. 165: Don’t Quit Your Job… Yet

This week on the podcast, I talk about why you shouldn’t quit your job.. at least not yet. I’m not saying you need to stay in your job and just learn to be happy in it, but if you don’t manage your thoughts and maybe set some boundaries, the reasons you’re unhappy now...

Ep. 164: Finding Your Community

Ep. 164: Finding Your Community

My biggest tip for success when you’re quitting and starting something new: Get in the room with people doing the thing you want to do.⁠ This week, I talk about the benefits of surrounding yourself with a like-minded community and a few ways to find those groups.

Ep. 163: The Myth of Work/Life Balance

Ep. 163: The Myth of Work/Life Balance

Here’s what everyone gets wrong about work/life balance.    You run around trying to change everything outside of you in order to try to gain a little “balance”.  If I worked less hours… If I had more time at home with my kids…. If I could spend some...

Ep. 162: Mom Guilt

Ep. 162: Mom Guilt

This week I want to talk to you about Mom Guilt. Fair warning that I’m not sure if I have my thoughts fully formed on this but I think this is an important topic to discuss. Also, while I talk a lot about moms, the same ideas apply to all of us dealing with a...

Ep. 161: Living Your Dream Life Now With Jordan Ramsey

Ep. 161: Living Your Dream Life Now With Jordan Ramsey

In this week’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jordan Ramsey. Jordan’s wife, Shannon, is a student of mine and enrolled in the Impossible Goal Setting workshop back in January. Little did she know, Jordan was eavesdropping on all of the lessons. Jordan...

Ep. 160: 3 lessons from 3 years of podcasting

Ep. 160: 3 lessons from 3 years of podcasting

It’s been 3 years since I launched this podcast (WAHOOOOO!) Hindsight is an interesting thing. It’s obvious now that I made the “right” choice to publish the podcast I had been thinking about for 2 years. I now have an amazing community and business I love.  But...

Ep. 159: Catastrophizing

Ep. 159: Catastrophizing

Catastrophizing is when you assume the worst will always happen.  Listen, it’s normal. Your brain is trying to keep you alive. And if it can anticipate all the things that could go wrong, it can keep you safe. Your brain loves to replace the uncertain with the...

Ep. 158: Handling Criticism

Ep. 158: Handling Criticism

This week on the podcast, we dive into one of the most crucial life-skills we’re never taught. Handling criticism. If you instantly get defensive, angry or hurt when someone points out a “flaw”, this episode is for you. I take you through my step-by-step process to...

Ep. 157: Getting over the need for other people’s approval

Ep. 157: Getting over the need for other people’s approval

So many of you are stuck because your parents, friends, or co-workers simply don’t understand why you want to take this “risk”.  Here’s the truth: They don’t have to support you. And you still get to make the decision you want for your life.  Would it be...

Ep. 155: How to make a decision

Ep. 155: How to make a decision

So many of us are paralyzed at making even the simplest decisions.  We revert to asking everyone else's opinions, we ruminate and drain ourselves going back and forth, we make pros and cons lists, and we stay stuck year after year.  In this episode, I teach...

Ep. 157: Getting over the need for other people’s approval

Ep. 154: Taking Responsibility

I remember wishing I would get laid off during the 2008 recession. I was to scared to quit so I wanted them to force my hand. Empowering, huh? They didn't. And I ended up spending another 7 years doing a job I hated. On this episode, I talk about what it looks like to...

Ep. 153: Living a fulfilling life right now

Ep. 153: Living a fulfilling life right now

Why do you want to find your “dream” career? Do you even know? Most would answer with something like:So I can feel excited and motivated about going to work.  So I can feel like I’m doing something that is worthwhile. So I can feel less stressed and overwhelmed....

Ep. 152: Destination Addiction

Ep. 152: Destination Addiction

Destination Addiction. The constant striving to get to some destination that you’re certain holds all of your happiness and the solution to your problems.  The stealer of current joy. The enabler of hustle culture. So many of our problems are born out of this, often...

Ep. 151: How the Compound Effect Will Change Your Life

Ep. 151: How the Compound Effect Will Change Your Life

On today's episode. I want to talk to you about an extremely important concept that I don't think most people don't implement in their life. It's called the Compound Effect. What most of us typically do is pick a huge goal, go after it with everything we have, get...

Ep. 150: How Trial And Error Can Lead To Your Dream Life

Ep. 150: How Trial And Error Can Lead To Your Dream Life

  I'm so excited to bring you this week's episode with the amazing Janelle Nicole Christian. After nearly 6 years in BigLaw, Janelle transitioned into the career and digital media field through her company, SideBiz SMART, and her platform, Hey J. Nicole....

Ep. 149: Clean Pain v Dirty Pain

Ep. 149: Clean Pain v Dirty Pain

  This week I have a super exciting topic that completely changed the way I thought. It's the concept of clean pain versus dirty pain, and it really helped me manage my mindset. This topic, which was first coined by Dr. Stephen Hayes, described the suffering we...

Ep. 148: The Fear of What Other People Think

Ep. 148: The Fear of What Other People Think

  This week I'm finally addressing one of the biggest blocks for most people: Overcoming The Fear of What Others Think. There is a reason that so many of keep falling into patterns of doing what others expect of us even if it makes us miserable. We're...

Ep. 147: Nobody Wants Perfect

Ep. 147: Nobody Wants Perfect

Want to know the secret to my success?I stopped pretending that I had it all together.The more I share my mistakes, my failures, my insecurities, the more people are attracted to me. The more I stop pretending like I have it all together, the more I allow myself to...

Ep. 146: Let It Be Hard

Ep. 146: Let It Be Hard

When we adopt that mentality, we end up making it so much harder on ourselves. We fall short on certain goals, or we bypass certain milestones because we're hyperfocused on having an easy life. But hard things challenge us to grow and learn and live a life far beyond...

Ep. 145: Finding Clarity in Your Next Career Move

Ep. 145: Finding Clarity in Your Next Career Move

By far, the #1 question I get asked is some version of: “I hate my job but I have no idea what else I would do. How do I find some clarity?!” I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that no one can give you a clear answer to that question. Because what you’re...

Ep. 144: Coaching Call Replay

Ep. 144: Coaching Call Replay

If you’ve listened to the podcast for a while now, you’ve likely heard me talk about the free coaching calls I do every month. I always love having new people join the calls because I’ll inevitably get messages afterwards like: “Wow, that was so much more helpful than...

Ep. 142: Getting Finances In Order To Quit

Ep. 142: Getting Finances In Order To Quit

 Last week we spoke about the thoughts we form around money. This week I want to talk about the equation that you need to think about when you want to quit your job. I hear from so many people saying that they can't quit because of finances. That can mean a...

Ep. 141: Thoughts About Money

Ep. 141: Thoughts About Money

 This week we're going to dive into your money mindset. One of the biggest blocks for people from changing careers is finances. But they don't realize that most of their problems arise from how they think about money and not how much money they actually have....

Ep. 140: Seasons of Rest

Ep. 140: Seasons of Rest

 This week I want to talk to you about rest. We rarely talk about it. It's not the type of topic that lends itself to an illustrious career or living your dream life, but it is so important. Today we're going to talk about seasons of rest: How to know when you're...

Ep. 138: How All Or Nothing Thinking Is Keeping You Stuck

Ep. 138: How All Or Nothing Thinking Is Keeping You Stuck

 Last week we talked about having a healthy self-concept and the need to give ourselves room to stumble, learn, and grow into our full potential. And while we are worth the investment in growth, we need to also manage our expectations of how that will look. This...

Ep. 137: The Most Important Work You Can Do

Ep. 137: The Most Important Work You Can Do

 This week's episode covers the most important thing I can teach you. I think it is the root of everything. The root of all of your problems. I want to talk to you about self-concept. This includes how you think about yourself, how you feel about yourself, and...

Ep. 136: Investing In Yourself

Ep. 136: Investing In Yourself

 This week, we are talking about investing in yourself. Typically, society has programmed us into believing some investments are good while others are "too expensive". I see so many people who feel stuck in their careers jump into getting yet another degree....

Ep. 134: Stop Searching For Your Passion

Ep. 134: Stop Searching For Your Passion

Why are you searching for your passion? Really think about it. You try to find it because you think that once you find it, you will love your work and finally be happy. What you're searching for is that happiness or fulfillment. Not the passion. And, yet, so many of...

Ep. 133: Setting Better Goals

Ep. 133: Setting Better Goals

 I am in the thick of my goal setting workshop and I love it. It has gotten me into the groove of talking about goals, so let's keep doing it. We talked last week about not dreaming big enough, not having big enough goals, and really not going after that vision...

Ep. 132: The Art of Dreaming Bigger

Ep. 132: The Art of Dreaming Bigger

 This week, I wanted to talk about the art of dreaming bigger and why it is so important. The reason you aren't clear about what you want in life stems from the fact that you're constantly limiting yourself. You've stopped dreaming. You've settled for what's...

Ep. 130: My Year In Review

Ep. 130: My Year In Review

 With this being the week entering the New Year, I spend this episode doing a recap of my 2020 year. While we tend to tout all of our successes (and there are plenty of those in this episode), I'm more excited to share all of my failures. As always, I want you to...

Ep. 129: The Story of Your Past

Ep. 129: The Story of Your Past

 This week we're talking about the story that you have about yourself and your capabilities. There is a narrative that you have formed based on your past experiences. And, too often, we believe that this narrative is based on facts. It is not. Your brain has...

Ep. 128: Short Term v. Long Term Goals

Ep. 128: Short Term v. Long Term Goals

 If you've been a long-time listener, then you know I am running a goal-setting workshop in January and it has gotten me thinking about all things goal-setting. So this week, I wanted to do an episode on the difference between your short-term goals and your...