216 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 • 315 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.

    Why You'll Never Feel Ready

    Why You'll Never Feel Ready

    In the latest episode of "Lessons from a Quitter," the focus is on overcoming the fear of not being ready to pursue new projects or dreams. I emphasize that the feeling of readiness is often an illusion, driven by fear and the desire for perfection. I encourage listeners to take action despite feeling uncertain or unprepared, as true growth and success come from iterative learning and pushing beyond comfort zones. I also share personal anecdotes and practical advice on embracing imperfection, managing fear, and taking actionable steps toward achieving your goals.

    • 21 min
    How Mindset Shapes Success

    How Mindset Shapes Success

    In this episode of "Lessons from a Quitter," I focus on the crucial role of mindset in achieving your career and personal goals. While strategy and steps are important, the true barrier to success is often your own thoughts and limiting beliefs. I share insights from my journey of quitting a legal career and helping others overcome their fears and self-doubt. I explain how mindset impacts our ability to take action and stick with our goals, offering strategies to manage negative thoughts and build confidence. 

    • 19 min
    Why I quit being a lawyer & how I changed my life

    Why I quit being a lawyer & how I changed my life

    In this episode, I revisit my journey from a successful yet unhappy lawyer to founding this podcast and building a thriving six-figure business working part-time from home. I share how I navigated societal expectations, pursued a legal career without questioning it, and eventually realized it wasn't for me. Through quitting Big Law and finding fulfillment as a federal public defender, I discovered my passion for helping others navigate career transitions. Join me as I reflect on overcoming burnout, embracing change, and empowering listeners to design lives they truly love.

    • 39 min
    Replay: Self Trust

    Replay: Self Trust

    Welcome to the latest episode of Lessons from a Quitter, where we explore self-trust and its critical role in our lives. This episode is a replay of a foundational topic about developing self-trust, essential for those contemplating significant life changes or struggling with decision-making. Host Goli, discusses the importance of self-trust, why many of us lack it, and how our upbringing and societal norms often undermine our confidence in our own decisions. Goli also shares exciting news about the podcast's new YouTube channel, aiming to reach a broader audience with visual content. Tune in to learn how to rebuild your self-trust and confidently pursue your passions.

    • 27 min
    Mastering Self-Perception: How to Recognize and Own Your Competence

    Mastering Self-Perception: How to Recognize and Own Your Competence

    In the latest episode of Lessons from a Quitter, we delve into building self-confidence in the workplace. Many professionals struggle with imposter syndrome, doubting their abilities despite their accomplishments. This episode explores how to overcome these doubts by recognizing your true competence. We discuss the detrimental effects of perfectionism ingrained from the education system and how to shift focus from failures to successes. Practical tips include creating a list of your achievements and changing your internal narrative. Join the Quitter Club for personalized support in transforming your mindset and pursuing a fulfilling career.

    • 22 min
    Reclaiming Your Time: Embracing a Life You Love Beyond the Rat Race

    Reclaiming Your Time: Embracing a Life You Love Beyond the Rat Race

     



    In this episode, I dive into a powerful quote by Mary Oliver that really struck a chord with me: "Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?" We often get caught up in the routine of doing what we think we should, leading to a life of unfulfillment. This episode is a call to reassess our lives, to prioritize joy, rest, and intentional living over constant productivity and societal expectations. And we don't have to do so with drastic changes but by making intentional ones to create a fulfilling life. Listen for my journey and practical steps to help you breathe more deeply, find what truly makes you happy, and start living a life you love today.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
315 Ratings

315 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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