Quit Happens Podcast

Dr. Lynn Marie Morski is a physician, attorney and lifelong quitter. Through her “Quitting by Design” website she helps people carve out successful lives through strategic quitting. Her goal is to destigmatize quitting and illustrate what a useful tool it can be in creating a fulfilling life. In this show, she interviews people who have used strategic quitting successfully in their paths with the goal of providing listeners actionable advice to help them quit their way to success.

Just Do Something: How to Jumpstart Your Quit

So you think you wanna quit? Have you fallen into the trap many of us do in which we begin to compile more and more information about how to make a change…without ever putting it into action?

This week’s guest, Travis Roznos, started down that road, but through men’s groups and the Wim Hof Method training, he discovered that no amount of research got him further along in his transformation than going from the theoretical to the concrete and finally doing the work.

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Wim Hof Method

Seeing Quitting as Success: Lessons Learned from Listening to your Gut

In an ideal situation, quits don’t happen TO us, they’re orchestrated BY us. However, sometimes we’re forced into a quit, and it’s then up to us to learn from that experience and use what we’ve learned the next time things need a change.

This week’s guest, Sarah Hassaine, did just that. When life dealt her a quit she didn’t see coming, she took everything she learned from that situation and used it when she later found herself in a job that wasn’t working for her. 

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When the Dream Job Isn’t *Your* Dream: Quitting Google X

We’ve all been there. We hear someone works for a well-respected or super innovative company, or has a job that sounds like so much fun it could never seem like work, and we think they must have a dream job…and that they’d never want to give it up.

Well today’s guest, Gina Mariko Rosales, had just such a job working for the prestigious X (formerly Google X). But when she realized what others considered a dream job was different from her actual dream, she quit X, struck out on her own, and hasn’t looked back.

Gina’s company: Make it Mariko

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Walking Off the Beaten Path: The Not-So-Happy Trails Quit

Many high-performing types like to set intense physical goals for themselves, like running a marathon or participating in a bodybuilding competition. But what happens when something comes in the way of that goal…like the fact that the drive is no longer there?

This week’s guest Elsye Walker faced just such a challenge when hiking the Appalachian Trail…and her story is a must-hear for top physical performers facing challenges along their paths.

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‘Til Life Do Us Part: Leaving a Marriage to Find Personal Growth

For much of modern history, marital vows have included the phrase “‘Til death do us part.” But as many who have left marriages know, it’s often something other than death that leads to the difficult decision to quit a marriage.

This week’s guest Alina Gordon (Founder and CEO of StanzaPet) was faced with a marriage quit when she realized the union was no longer in line with what she wanted for her life. She courageously shares her story of the grief and growth that accompanied the marital quit, and it’s a must-listen for anyone going through a similar relationship transition.

For more on StanzaPet, check them out on social media or email info@stanzapet.com.

As mentioned: Holsem Coffee in North Park, San Diego, CA

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Two Turntables & a Business to Run: A DJ Leaves the Corporate Life to Follow His Calling

Who in the corporate world hasn’t at least once dreamed of finding their creative passion, following it, then doing well enough at it to tell the corporate world goodbye?

Well this week’s guest didn’t just dream it, he made that dream a reality when he left his government job and became one of the premier fitness and yoga DJs.

Take a listen as DJ Justin Kanoya explains how he made the transition and how he’s been able to sustain a successful DJ business so that he can continue to follow his calling.

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Take Me Out of the Ballgame: A Major League Quit

Often people feel called to quit something because they’re struggling with it and it just doesn’t feel right. But sometimes even things we’re good at may not be the right fit.

Such was the case with Jordan Reich, who was a talented pitcher on track to play in the major leagues. There was just one problem: America’s favorite pastime wasn’t HIS favorite. Quite the opposite.

Take a listen to Jordan’s journey from pitcher to business consultant to attorney as he strategically quit his way into a life that fits him perfectly.

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When the Not-So-Strategic Quit Works: An Artist Walks Out to Pursue his Passion

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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Dropping the Anchor’s Desk: A Quit Guided by Principles and Passion

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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Triskaidekaphobia & How to Quit Fearing your Quitting Fears


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!

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