Jeff Steinmann from HowtoQuitWorking.com (and author of the book by the same name). Jeff’s a real hustler who left his corporate gig a few years ago to pursue the entrepreneurial path. He’s got a unique perspective on life. This is absolute gem for anyone struggling to have that one conversation. And find out what they can truly become.
I’ve been trying my whole life to figure things out — figure out what to do, what to say, how to be, how to live the best life I can. It’s been a journey of trying this, trying that, and trying the other thing. Most of it doesn’t work, but occasionally, I feel like I figure a little something out. One of the bigger steps I took was back in 2012, when I left behind a successful corporate career, relationship of 10 years, lots of friends, and my dream house, but most importantly: everything I thought I knew about what the rest of my life would look like. I thought that having my own business would be the solution, the thing that would solve all my problems. After many trials and failures I eventually kind of got a business to work. I had a podcast, coaching and online business called, “How to Quit Working.” When that business hit its stride In 2015, I had a huge awakening. A Note from Jeff: I had always looked to external things for happiness… fulfillment… or whatever the true goal is. I always worked hard to get those external things. I usually had success, but one thing never changed: they never brought me the true peace and satisfaction I was looking for. I finally came to grips with the idea that there isn’t anything outside myself that is going to change how I feel. It has to come from within. Having spent a lifetime mastering how to accomplish external things, I was faced with a huge challenge: having to master myself from within. I left that business behind and began following my heart to do what it told me to do. That meant leaving behind years of work and embarking on a new journey to a new business, but more importantly, a whole new way of approaching life. It’s been a long journey of ups and downs and I’d love to say I’ve finally got it all figured out — but I have not. My journey has taught me only one thing: there are no destinations. Only more things to be learned and discovered, but most importantly, more questions to be asked.
In this show we talk about so so so much!!
Including how to love yourself
We question social norms
The dark sides of self help Books
Trying to be happy and paradoxically it not making you happy.
Living for the moment.
The gift of going through adversity and coming out the other end.
Putting a passion project to sleep.
The Dip- the how and when you find out when to quit.
Following your intuition instead of listening to everyone around you.
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