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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m so glad I stumbled upon this podcast. It makes you think about why you’re doing what you’re doing and practical guidance on how to live a better life.
I’ve listened to this podcast from the very first episode and it has expanded my mind soo much to what is possible in work and in life. Goli is so relatable and so vulnerable and honest about her own journey in managing her mind and untying her sense of worth from what she does for a living. I constantly feel both seen and inspired. Because of this podcast and Goli’s programs, I have connected with some amazing people (people are so kind and helpful if you just reach out!) and am making some big changes in my life. It’s all a work in progress (like us) but I feel so much more happy and at peace overall about my past, present, and future. Thank you Goli!!!
A True Life-Changing Podcast
This podcast is just one of many tools Goli provides to help you “Get on the road to your dreams.” Since listening to this podcast, I have accomplished so much, and am moving ever closer to starting my dream business. I can’t thank her enough for all her encouragement, down-to-earth advice, and hard hitting lessons. She has free monthly coaching calls, amazing programs, and this podcast is the cherry on top.