A podcast, and community, based on the belief that it is never too late to start over. Join us each week as we talk to inspiring guests who, after spending years obtaining advanced degrees and climbing the corporate ladder, quit to forge their own path to a more fulfilling life.

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Ep. 23: Corporate World to Author: How…

    Today we have our first novelist on the show!! Mamta Jain Valderrama received her bachelor's degree in journalism and worked as a healthcare reporter. She went on to get her MBA from USC where s


Ep. 22:  Lawyer & Interior Stylist- How…

    Have you ever felt like you want something more but you don’t know what you should do? Well, if so, this is the episode for you! Sara Rezvanpour Rose is a unicorn full of inspiration and provi


Ep.21: How gratitude can fundamentally change your…

    Happy Thanksgiving, folks!
    This week we're going to do something a little different and, instead of an interview, I'm doing a solo episode. We'll be back with another inspiring i


Ep. 20: How Drew Morgan went from…

    Drew Morgan is a stand-up comic, writer and actor. Drew and his two comedy partners, Trae Crowder and Corey Forrester, wrote the Liberal Redneck Manifesto and tour the country for their WellRED


Ep. 19: Actor, Lawyer, CEO and more:…

    As Inc. reported, “ISAAC  LIDSKY may possess the most eclectic resume in business.” Series regular “Weasel” on Saved by the Bell: The New Class, he graduated from Harvard College at 19


Ep. 18: How Alli & Matt Owen…

    Matt & Alli were both working as engineers, hating their jobs, and yearning for more freedom when they learned about the FIRE community (Financial Independence Retire Early). The premise of FI


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In 2014, I quit practicing law and embarked on a journey to figure out what actually made me happy. Since then I’ve had 2 kids, started a business, dabbled in passion projects, and forged a completely new path that lights me up. And yet, I’m still figuring it out.

I created Lessons from a Quitter to highlight other people who have broken free from an unfulfilling career to create a life that they love. And, in the process, I hope to show you that it’s ok to quit. In fact, your happiness may depend on it.

Latest Podcast Ep. 23: Corporate World to Author: How Mamta Jain Valderrama quit the business world to become an Amazon Best-Selling Author

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