Lessons from a Quitter
By Goli Kalkhoran
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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. Get insight, inspiration, tools, and resources to help you quit what you hate and figure out what it is that you love.
||CleanEp.21: How gratitude can fundamentally change your life||Happy Thanksgiving, folks! This week we're going to do something a little different and, instead of an interview, I'm doing a solo episode. We'll be back with another inspiring interview next week. I wanted to take this week, because of...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.20: How Drew Morgan went from lawyer to stand-up comic||Drew Morgan is a stand-up comic, writer and actor.. Drew and his two comedy partners, Trae Crowder and Corey Forrester, wrote the Liberal Redneck Manifesto and tour the country for their WellRED comedy tour. His comedy draws upon his upbringing in...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19: Actor, Lawyer, CEO and more: How Isaac Lidsky created his reality by living Eyes Wide Open||As Inc. reported, “ISAAC LIDSKY may possess the most eclectic resume in business.” Series regular “Weasel” on Saved by the Bell: The New Class, he graduated from Harvard College at 19 (cum laude) and from Harvard Law School (magna...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18: How Alli & Matt Owen gained financial independence, quit their 6-figure engineering jobs, and now travel the country working remotely||Matt & Alli were both working as engineers, hating their jobs, and yearning for more freedom when they learned about the FIRE community (Financial Independence Retire Early). The premise of FIRE is to focus on reducing spending and increasing...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17: How a tragedy helped Christine McAlister live her Life With Passion||We’ve all heard various versions of the same story: Someone experiences a life-threatening illness or near-death experience which immediately puts into perspective what is actually important in life. That person shakes up their life and starts...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.16: How Ann Masciarotte turned her passion for art into a business||Today’s conversation with Ann Masciarotte is so important!! On this podcast, I’ve talked a lot about the fact that in today’s world, with the internet, you can really create a business out of anything you are passionate about. Literally, you can..||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.15: How Lauretta Ihonor quit numerous careers, including as a doctor and journalist, to finally find her true passion||So many of the people that I talk to that feel stuck and want to quit have the same fear: What if I quit this stable career and the next thing I try doesn’t work out? Or, even if it does work out, what if I don’t like that career either? It seems...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14: How David Lat went from lawyer to editor and founder of Above the Law||I cannot tell you guys how excited I am to have David Lat on the show! My lawyer friends will understand but to give my non-lawyer friends a bit more background, David is the editor at large and founder of Above the Law, an award-winning website about..||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: How to grow any business through Instagram with Tyler J. McCall||Ep. 13: How to grow any business on Instagram with Tyler J. McCall I want this podcast to not just be inspirational stories about how people made the big leap (though I do love those episodes) but also practical resources to help you make the...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12: How Nick J. Murphy never lets fear or failure get in his way||Today we had our first professional athlete! Nick J. Murphy started out his career as a punter in the NFL until 2005. After leaving the NFL and finding a void in the job application process, Nick jumped into entrepreneurship by creating workblast.com,..||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: How Pleasance Silicki navigated multiple career changes by staying true to herself.||Pleasance Silicki has had 2 major career transitions. But as you’ll see from the interview today, each career she’s had has put her on the path to the next thing. So what was her journey? Well, Pleasance received her Masters in Education from the...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.10: How Steve McCready made the jump from IT to therapist by pushing past his own false narratives||Today we got to talk to Steve about how he made the jump from systems engineer in IT to being a therapist. Steve McCready got his BA from Brown University in American Studies. After graduating and not knowing what he wanted to do, Steve focused...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9: How Laurie Rowen disrupted the legal profession to create the career she wanted||Laurie Rowen received her law degree from USD Law in 2004 and went on to have a successful career as a litigator at the prestigious firm of Snell & Wilmer. After having her first daughter, Laurie quit her job to work as a freelance attorney on her...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 08: How Maria Granovsky made the jump from Ph.D. to J.D. to Entrepreneur||Maria Granovsky knows exactly what it takes to quit and start something new because she quit her profession not once but twice! Maria got her Ph.D. in medical and molecular genetics from the University of Toronto. During her post-doc training, she...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 07: How to create a business on your own terms with Jenny Eden Berk||Jenny Berk received her Master’s degree in Psychology and Education and is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor, International Speaker, and best selling author of the new release The Body Image Blueprint. Prior to starting her...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 06: Why you don't need passion to scale a successful creative business with Pye Jirsa||I love this conversation with Pye! It was such a raw and in-depth conversation about the illusion of stability, the origin of most people’s fears, and the importance of developing a learning mindset. What is so fascinating about Pye’s...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 05: How Melissa Wolak made the transition from employee to business owner through baby steps||We had such an interesting conversation with Melissa Wolak about how you can take all of the skills from your career and turn it into a business that you love. What is even more helpful is that Melissa shows us how to take baby steps from an employee...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 04: How Sarah Williams went from climbing the corporate ladder to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro||We got the chance to talk to the inspiring Sarah Williams about her incredible journey and all the exciting things she is doing. After working in finance for 8 years, Sarah quit her city job and spent 18 months travelling the world, climbing...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp: 03: How being fired as a lawyer led Erin Wade to become a widely successful restauranteur||Erin received her law degree from UC Berkeley in 2008 and worked as a lawyer for one year before she was fired. That turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Erin decided to take a leap of faith and pour her life savings into creating a restaurant...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 02: How Steve Trang quit engineering to create a real estate empire||Today, we get to talk to Steve Trang about how he made the (rather quick) jump from electrical engineer to real estate agent and how he’s grown in that role ever since. Steve started out his career earning a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 01: How Kaveh Mostafavi went from bankruptcy lawyer to starting a million dollar supply company||We got to sit down with Kaveh Mostafavi, the founder and CEO of EcoCare Supply, a wholesale distribution firm focused on sustainable products and systems. EcoCare is one of the nation’s fastest growing supply companies and helps customers increase...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome! Get to know Goli a bit better||Hi there!! Welcome to the first ever episode of Lessons from a Quitter. I’m so excited (and equally terrified) to put this out there. I hope you enjoy the show and stick around for all the exciting things to come. I wanted to start the show off by...||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Goli is so passionate about helping others understand what it takes to go from unfulfilled to thriving, and it shows! I'm learning something new with every listen. Thank you, Goli!
LOVE Goli and what she shares!
Great energy and insights about what's possible! I love Goli's energy and experience, as well as how her guests show what's possible when you quit and go for your own business!
Quitting is for Winners
This podcast is so inspiring and eye opening. I love Goli and could listen to her all day. Her podcast will light a fire in you.