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007: Is Quitting A Good Thing?
22nd March 2017 • Everyday Mindfulness Show • Holly Duckworth
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Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes CAST members Phil Gerbyshak and Rick Clemons, to discuss quitting. For many, quitting is considered to be negative. Don’t be a quitter - is a common motto for sports, storytelling, and parenting in society. What if society has got it all wrong? Listen is as Mike, Phil, and Rick dissect the meaning of ‘to quit,’ the benefits of quitting, how to quit in a helpful manner, and describe what it has meant for them at various stages of their lives. And, how having communities and choices might offer freedom to those who feel unable to quit. Today’s topic was inspired by a discussion in the audiobook version of Think Like a Freak, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. All the aspects of quitting are covered in this engaging conversation. Listen in now. Subscribe to the Everyday Mindfulness Show.   Key Takeaways: [1:12] Mike reads a quote from Think Like a Freak, and asks CAST members how they view quitting. [5:35] We need to enable people around us to quit. [10:33] Rick shares the irony of this conversation. [12:15] Quitting the pursuit of something. [15:11] Does the ego drive the decision to quit or not quit? [19:45] Is there an emotional aspect to quitting? [26:53] What books help people have freedom to release themselves, when they feel they can’t quit?   Mentioned in This Episode: Think Like a Freak, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner The Good Life Project Podcast The Dip, by Seth Godin Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes   Rick Clemons is the Author of Frankly My Dear I’m Gay, Host of The Coming Out Lounge podcast, certified life coach, TEDx Speaker, world record holder, and a guy who’s helped 1000’s of people in over 50 countries across the globe come out of the closets of their lives to escape their bullshit, explore their fears, and elevate their f*cking self-expression.   Phil Gerbyshak works with salespeople, marketers and leaders to increase their influence, impact, and ultimately, their income. Phil believes in the power of social selling and connection. With a unique speaking style — part sales expert, part entertainer — Phil Gerbyshak keeps his audiences awake and engaged while providing actionable steps to bring in more leads, more referrals, and more business.     Contact Us: The Everyday Mindfulness Show