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Lessons from a Quitter
26 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Getting Good At Feeling Discomfort
This week we talk all about discomfort. And I don't mean the dictionary definition of discomfort. I mean the feeling that you have when you are pushing towards your goals and you feel like you might throw up...or die. Yeah, that’s discomfort. And if you’re going to live the biggest life possible, you have to learn to get better at feeling it and not making it mean anything about you. In this episode, I dive into how you can get better at dealing with the inevitable discomfort and keep going!
54 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
How Vishesh Chachra Left His Successful Career in Business to Pursue His Love of Acting
On this week’s episode, I talk with MBA turned actor, Vishesh Chachra. Vishesh left a lucrative finance career to pursue his life-long dream of becoming an actor. And his passion coupled with his persistence and dedication to honing his craft has led him to success in an industry that is notoriously difficult to break into. Over the past 8 years, he has appeared in 13 TV shows and 8 feature films. He currently recurs on a CBS primetime sitcom. While Vishesh is clearly talented, we dive into how his mindset has helped set him apart from so many others that pursue the same dreams. In this episode, we talk about: why it’s important to pursue your passions how putting in the work to learn enables your success how reframing and mindset can change everything and so much more Find Vishesh here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/v_chachra/ Website: http://www.vchachra.com/ IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5189387/
24 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
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.
29 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
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 will follow you from one job to the next.
34 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
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.
39 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
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 time resting...then I’d feel balanced. But what happens as soon as you try to do those things? Your brain ruins it. You're at home with the kids and you’re constantly anxious about how much work you still have to finish. You’re laying down to rest and you’re berating yourself for not getting up to run all of your errands. You’re trying to focus on your work deadline and you’re feeling guilty about missing your son’s soccer practice. It’s no wonder you’re exhausted all of the time. You cannot have balance until you learn that your worth is not attached to your productivity. You cannot have balance until you learn that you deserve rest even when you have a full to-do list. You cannot have balance until you learn that you’ll never be perfect and it’s ok to stop trying. Until you can manage your brain to drop all the guilt and shame, there is no magic formula that will create balance for you because you’ll constantly be telling yourself you’re doing it wrong. This week on the podcast, I dive into how you can finally start working towards having some real balance in your life.
35 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
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 misogynistic, patriarchal society. Over the past seven years, I've been really observing how moms are constantly put in lose-lose situations. Whether at work or at home, we're made to feel as though we're always failing. And, unfortunately, we internalize those thoughts and use them against ourselves. While systemic change is absolutely needed, if we don't liberate ourselves from our own thoughts that keep us in shame and guilt, we'll never be able to go after the lives we deserve. One of the biggest blessings of thought work for me is that I no longer operate from a place of shame and I give myself incredible amounts of self-compassion. So for all the moms and the non-moms, I just want you to understand that you can lift that burden of the should’s and really check in with what you want to do. And the more we do that, the more we show the next generation and our peers that it's okay to show up fully as yourself and still be a kick-ass mom. So let's dive in.
50 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
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 took what he learned in that workshop and began implementing in his life to go after all of his dreams. Since then, he has self-published two books, launched a Kickstarter campaign for a board game he created with his childhood best friend, and recently got promoted at work! Jordan is the perfect example of how changing your mindset can change your life. In this episode, we talk about what shifted for him through the Goal Setting workshop to allow him to overcome that fear of failure and start going after all of his dreams. Make sure to check out Jordan here: His Boardgame’s Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bountyrush/bounty-rush Website: www.tophatgeeks.com Instagram: @jordannotgordonramsey and @bountyrushgame
40 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
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 I remember the week before I hit publish...I couldn’t sleep. I cried every single day. I thought I was going to throw up. These were the thoughts I had playing on loop: “This is insane.” “Everyone’s going to judge you.” “Who are you to put out a podcast?!” “You have no idea what you’re doing.” “Do you want to be branded a ‘quitter’ for the rest of your life?!” “You’re going to regret this.” I was terrified. I wanted to change my mind. I hadn’t published it yet. It wasn’t too late to scrap the whole crazy idea. Well, I didn’t. And I’m so grateful to past me for feeling like I was going to die and hitting publish anyway. It’s been an amazing 3 years and I can’t wait to see what the next 3 years brings. Since we’re all about lessons over here, this week on the podcast I go into the 3 biggest lessons I’ve learned from 3 years in podcasting.
29 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
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 awful. But, in our modern world, you’re not at risk of dying all the time. It just ain’t that serious. So you need to learn how to get a handle on that doomsday brain of yours if you’re ever going to do anything worthwhile. In this episode, I give you simple steps to overcome your catastrophizing so you can get out and experience this world!
26 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
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 understand why you get defensive and how to get over it.
30 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
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 nice if everyone saw the world the way you did and could fully understand your dreams? Yes, of course it would be. Do you need that before you actually take the jump? Absolutely not. The real reason you feel like you need their support is because if they believe in you, it’s easier for YOU to believe in YOU. When other people express doubt, it triggers the fear and insecurity you already have in this big decision. So you become defensive and spend all of your energy trying to convince them it’s the right choice. But what you’re really doing is trying to convince yourself. If someone else can see your vision, then it helps reassure that part of your brain that is also screaming “This is insane! We’re going to regret it!” They don’t have to understand what you want to do. YOU have to understand what you want to do. They don’t have to believe in you. You have to believe in you. You will still have doubt. Hell, you can even agree with them that it’s a crazy decision. And you still get to make it. If you struggle with this, this week’s podcast is for you. I dive deeper into this concept and explain how you can start moving past needing everyone’s support.
35 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
A conversation with my husband about my quitting journey
So many of you ask me how to navigate family and spousal support when making huge changes in your career. I figured it might be interesting to hear it from the spouse’s perspective. While our experience is unique to us, I think it can help you in approaching these subject.s In this episode, we talk about. What his experience was of me walking away from my legal career How he thought the podcast was the wrong move for me (WHAT?!?) How I stopped seeking his permission and instead asked for what I needed. The best part of this journey. And so much more.
28 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
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 you why you have such a hard time making decisions and how to move past it.
22 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
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 take responsibility for your life. Often we mistake responsibility with fault. They are not the same thing. In this episode, I talk about difference between fault and responsibility, why taking 100% responsibility will change your life, and how to go about doing that.
33 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
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. All of our answers boil down to one thing: we are after a feeling. Ultimately, you want that dream career because you want to feel happy and fulfilled. Given that we spend ⅓ of our life at work, it’s easy to see how that can affect our feelings. And while I’d LOVE for you to find your dream career (and would love to help you do that), it’s not going to happen overnight. So the question becomes: how can you have that feeling you want in your life right now? And that's what we dive into on the podcast episode today! I'll give you actionable tips on how to create a fulfilled life without changing much else.
19 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
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 unconscious, belief that it is better “there” than here. We put our happiness and joy on hold with the promise that it will be even better at this unforeseen destination. And, yet, we just keep moving the goalposts. On today’s episode, I dive into just how harmful destination addiction is and how to overcome it. Also mentioned on today’s episode: A FREE 4-day challenge to get you UNSTUCK and on the road to your dream career. Register here: www.quitterclub.com/unstuck
34 minutes | May 25, 2021
How the Compound Effect Will Change Your Life
On to 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 burned out, and stop. Understanding the Compound Effect will change all of that. It'll allow you to start making lasting changes without all of the effort and drama. It is the difference between having a life where you can constantly grow and one in which you won't. In this episode, I go into what the Compound Effect is and how to start implementing it into your life today.
50 minutes | May 18, 2021
How Trial And Error Can Lead To Your Dream Life With Janelle Christian
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. Janelle's mission is to help 6-figure employees start and stabilize successful side businesses in order to ditch corporate America and begin living healthier, wealthier, and more fulfilled lives as entrepreneurs. After scaling her business to multiple six-figures in under a year and helping her clients do the same, Janelle's work focuses on helping miserable millennials understand the value in decentralizing work (particularly corporate structures) and building a life around their personal priorities, gain clarity on their values, address and remove limiting beliefs regarding income and success, create a clear plan to define their life work, and guides them through any necessary pivots towards their dreams. In this episode, we discuss: - how Janelle discovered what really lights her up. - why it's important to just get started, even if you don't know what you want to do. - how she replaced her legal income in less than a year. - and so much more.
25 minutes | May 11, 2021
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 add to our human experience. We constantly make up narratives about ourselves that cause all of this unnecessary self-inflicted pain. It is crucial to understand when you’re doing this so you can stop it. Join me as I dive deeper into this topic and discuss ways you can work around it.
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