208 episodes

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.

Lessons from a Quitter Goli Kalkhoran

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 314 Ratings

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.

    How to get started when you don't know what you want to do

    How to get started when you don't know what you want to do

    In this episode, I dive into how the overwhelming number of choices we face can paralyze us, leaving many stuck and unsure of where to start. Drawing from my coaching experience, I share how I coach many people who either don’t know what they want or are interested in too many things, leaving them stuck. Listen to learn why there is no “right” decision and how that clarity comes from taking action, not waiting for the perfect choice. 

    • 31 min
    The Paradox of Choice

    The Paradox of Choice

    In this episode, I delve into the overwhelming paradox of choice and how it affects our lives, especially in our careers. From choosing a restaurant to selecting a career path, the abundance of options can lead to decision paralysis and dissatisfaction.  But amidst this sea of options, we discover the power of limiting our focus, embracing the concept of "good enough." By limiting choices and focusing on gratitude for what we have, we can alleviate the pressure of finding the perfect option. Join me in exploring the power of acceptance and making peace with the inevitable trade-offs in life.

    • 27 min
    Replay: The Problem with Finding Your Purpose

    Replay: The Problem with Finding Your Purpose

    In this episode, I dive deep into the notion of finding your purpose. It's one of those societal pressures we all feel, right? But what if I told you that the whole "finding your purpose" thing might be overrated? Yep, I said it. Tune in as I unpack why the idea of a singular purpose might be causing more harm than good. Plus, I share my own journey of redefining purpose and offer some liberating perspectives on how you can navigate this journey without getting stuck in the "purpose paradox."

    • 28 min
    Layoffs, AI, and Your Career

    Layoffs, AI, and Your Career

    In this episode, I dive into the whirlwind of change we're all experiencing, from layoffs to the rise of AI. Through real stories and practical advice, I tackle the fear of change head-on with you. Whether you're facing a layoff or just anticipating the future, it's time to shift our mindset. Listen to learn the importance of managing our mindset amidst upheavals and embracing change as an inevitable part of life. From reframing layoffs as opportunities for growth to actively honing transferable skills, I’m giving you practical advice to empower you in redesigning your lives and careers.

    • 28 min
    Quitter Club Interview

    Quitter Club Interview

    In our latest episode, we dive into the transformative stories of three amazing Quitter Club members. Isabelle, Megan, and Henry share their unique journeys of using thought work to redesign their lives. Isabelle found the courage to leave her full-time job and start her own business, overcoming fears of judgment and financial concerns. Henry embraced his creative side, discovering new passions like writing and theater. Megan, with her intense sales background, learned to calm her mind and find peace amidst career challenges. Tune in to learn how they found clarity, resilience, and joy in navigating life's twists and turns through coaching, workshops, and the community inside the Quitter Club.

    • 47 min
    Discovering What You Want

    Discovering What You Want

    In this episode, we delve deep into the struggle many of us face in figuring out what we truly want in life. Contrary to popular belief, there's no magic formula or secret code to unlock our one true passion. We explore why so many of us feel lost, disconnected from ourselves, and constantly chasing an elusive idea of success. I challenge the notion that we must find a grandiose purpose and emphasize the importance of self-discovery.  Instead, I share with you a new approach: give yourself a year to figure it out. By giving ourselves the gift of time and introspection, we can uncover what truly lights us up and design a life we love, one step at a time.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
314 Ratings

314 Ratings

Tt and Maggs ,

Amazing support for working women

Goli is excellent at getting to the point and teaching women how to work through work challenges. The model and her goal of having women self coach their way through issues is life changing. Highly recommend this podcast for anyone looking to make a career change or become more comfortable in their work life.

Amy Rasdal ,

It’s okay to quit!

Such a wonderful podcast! I love that Goli de-stigmatizes quitting. We’re all raised never to quit but sometimes we should! Often it take more courage to leave than stay. Thank you Goli for helping us figure it out with resources, tools and the things we need to hear. Bravo!

Geise Mara ,

My Favorite Podcast

I am a podcast lover and have been searching for good ones all the time. But now I am obsessed with Lessons from a Quitter. I feel that Goli is talking to me, like my therapist 😂 and I am binge-watching all episodes since the first season! I love the conversational tone and also the insights that she brings and all the little “slaps on my face” (in a good way)!
I can’t move forward to the next podcast on my list now, always think I’m going to listen to one more of Lessons from a Quitter!😄

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