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.

Ep. 171: You’re Not Confused. You’re Scared.

Ep. 171: You’re Not Confused. You’re Scared.

This week I talk to you about a hard truth: if you're telling yourself you don't know what you want to do, it's just a lie your brain is telling you. You do know, you're just scared. Being stuck in I don't know is safe while actually trying something is...

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Ep. 171: You’re Not Confused. You’re Scared.

This week I talk to you about a hard truth: if you're telling yourself you don't know what you want to do, it's just a lie your brain is telling you. You do know, you're just scared. Being stuck in I don't know is safe while actually trying something is...

Ep. 171: You’re Not Confused. You’re Scared.

This week I talk to you about a hard truth: if you're telling yourself you don't know what you want to do, it's just a lie your brain is telling you. You do know, you're just scared. Being stuck in I don't know is safe while actually trying something is...

Ep. 171: You’re Not Confused. You’re Scared.

This week I talk to you about a hard truth: if you're telling yourself you don't know what you want to do, it's just a lie your brain is telling you. You do know, you're just scared. Being stuck in I don't know is safe while actually trying something is...

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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...

Ep. 126: Overcoming People Pleasing

Ep. 126: Overcoming People Pleasing

  In this week's episode, we are tackling people-pleasing. I figured this topic would be perfect for the week of Thanksgiving. As we know, the United States is experiencing a massive surge of COVID cases, and many of us are stuck facing the dilemma of whether or...

Ep. 125: Creating A Vision For Your Life

Ep. 125: Creating A Vision For Your Life

  In this week's episode, we talk about the importance of having a vision for your life. So many of us are walking around aimless, living the same year over and over again. In the words of Robin Sharma: "Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life." I...

Ep. 124: The Opportunity Costs of Staying Stuck

Ep. 124: The Opportunity Costs of Staying Stuck

 This week's episode covers the opportunity costs of staying stuck. Opportunity costs are what you give up by foregoing potential alternative routes to choose your given path. I want you to think about the fact that you're are always making a decision. And you're...

Ep. 123: How To React To The World Around You

Ep. 123: How To React To The World Around You

 We've arrived at Election Day. And since this day is highly emotional for some people, I wanted to talk a little bit about mindset and how to react to the world around you. Pivotal moments like this can make us feel out of control. In this episode, I want to...

Ep. 122: How The Sunk Cost Fallacy Is Keeping You Stuck

Ep. 122: How The Sunk Cost Fallacy Is Keeping You Stuck

 This week we talk about the Sunk Cost Fallacy and how it may be holding you back from your goals. The fallacy points out the irrational ways humans tend to stick with a behavior based on the amount of previous investment (time, money, effort, etc.) rather than...

Ep. 120: How Perfectionism Is Ruining Your Life

Ep. 120: How Perfectionism Is Ruining Your Life

 On this week's episode we confront the harsh truth of perfectionism. Perfectionism has been hard-wired into all of our brains to be a marker for success and ideal living. We often to fail to recognize, however, that the constant pursuit of it is running us into...

Ep. 119: Side Effects of Going After Your Goals

Ep. 119: Side Effects of Going After Your Goals

 Have you ever wondered why so many people decide to run a marathon? We all have friends who have never been that athletic. But all of a sudden decide they want to run 13.1 or 26.2 miles. Why is that? It has nothing to do with that actual marathon day. That’s...

Ep. 118: The Fear of Failure

Ep. 118: The Fear of Failure

 You don’t have a fear of failure. You know what you have? A fear of failing in front of other people. A fear of shame. A fear of being seen starting small. My clients always ask me the million dollar question of “What if it doesn’t work?!” As if there is no...

Ep. 116: None Of This Is Natural

Ep. 116: None Of This Is Natural

Do you ever feel like you should just be grateful for what you have? You wonder why you can't just feel happy and fulfilled. Everyone else tells you that you should. You have a great job. You make a good living. Maybe you're just crazy for wanting something else. I'm...

Ep. 115: Life Is Both Good And Bad

Ep. 115: Life Is Both Good And Bad

 On this week's episode, we talk about the duality of life, the good and the bad. Life is always going to throw curveballs at us and we need to deconstruct the idea that we need to be happy all the time. Owning our dissatisfaction and working toward goals that...

Ep. 114: Mindset Part 3

Ep. 114: Mindset Part 3

  This is the last episode in our 3-part series that will help you start managing your mind. This week is all about emotions. While we all realize that we feel emotions every day, we're never taught how to process them. We end up staying stuck because we're so...

Ep. 113: Mindset Part 2

Ep. 113: Mindset Part 2

Want the secret to ALL success? Seriously. In everything you do: work, relationships, health, etc. We’re taught that it’s just the tactics. Find the right plan. Build up enough motivation. Go after that dream. Yet, the information is out there. It's literally all on...

Ep. 112: Mindset Part 1

Ep. 112: Mindset Part 1

 This week, I'm diving into the biggest tool in your arsenal for a career change. And I think it's not what you might expect. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll dive deep into how you can work on your mindset to set you up for success. [podcast...

Ep. 110: Figuring Out Numerous Pivots With Raman Sehgal

Ep. 110: Figuring Out Numerous Pivots With Raman Sehgal

 This week I have the incredible Raman Sehgal on the show. As a self-proclaimed recovering marketer and upcoming podcaster, Raman has spent years building a remarkable portfolio. He began his career climbing the corporate ladder with big brands like Proctor &...

Ep. 109: Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Ep. 109: Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

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Ep. 103: Push Through Fear and Do It Anyway

Ep. 103: Push Through Fear and Do It Anyway

 "I don't know what to do." I've heard this countless times in working with people stuck in careers they hate. I've been hearing it, even more, the past couple of weeks when it comes to anti-racism work. This thought is simply your fear. Fear of doing something...

Ep. 102: Atomic Habits Book Review

Ep. 102: Atomic Habits Book Review

 This is our monthly book review episode. This month we're reviewing Atomic Habits by James Clear. This is a book I read at least once a year. It is an amazing tool to better understanding your brain so that you can set yourself up for success. Check out the...

Ep. 101: How To Quit Being A Racist

Ep. 101: How To Quit Being A Racist

 With all of the protests and uprising after the murder of George Floyd, I didn't want to go back to business as usual. In this episode, I hope to show you that we are all racist because we've been raised in a racist society and, once we can accept that, we can...

Ep. 100: Lessons from 100 Episodes!

Ep. 100: Lessons from 100 Episodes!

 Cheers to 100 episodes!! I’m not great at celebrating small wins. My brain loves to just keep pushing forward. Move the goalposts. Focus on everything I haven’t accomplished. And while that serves me in some ways, it often makes me miss the whole journey. So I’m...

Ep. 96: Book Review: Brene Brown’s Rising Strong

Ep. 96: Book Review: Brene Brown’s Rising Strong

 Our book review for April is Brene Brown’s Rising Strong. The entire premise of the book is how to get back up when life has thrown you down. Given that every one of us will get knocked down in life, learning how to rise and write your own story is one of the...

Ep. 92: Big Magic Book Review

Ep. 92: Big Magic Book Review

 I’m so excited to jump into March’s book club pick, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic. If you haven’t taken the time to read it, do yourself a favor and pick it up. I think this book is all the more important during this uncertain time of a global pandemic. Many...