Sept. 26, 2022

E26: Quitting Your Way to Your Dream Life with Pat Hiban

E26: Quitting Your Way to Your Dream Life with Pat Hiban

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? If you’ve been consistently in a bad mood, it might be a sign that you’re miserable with what you’re doing. Quit the things you don’t enjoy and make that jump into better moods.

In this episode, Pat Hiban joins Matt O’Neill in talking about The Quitter’s Manifesto. They talk about doing more of what you enjoy and quitting your way into success and good moods.

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • Do more of the things you enjoy!
  • Appreciate what you already have.
  • Cut out what puts you in a bad mood.
  • Express and accept your feelings.
  • Consciously choose to be in a good mood.

[01:17] What Puts You Into a Good Mood

You’re not always conscious of how you feel in the present. You have to ask and get to know what gets you into a good mood. Once you know what things you enjoy doing, go out and do more of them!

[09:57] Too Scared to Quit

Many people feel trapped and miserable in their jobs. However, they’re too scared to quit. It’s you who can make the most impact on your success. However, quitting doesn’t always mean you have to start your own business. It can lead to creating your own place to pursue your passion or to finding a job with a better culture.

[18:43] Are You Ready to Quit?

Don’t just simply quit your job. Quitting doesn’t mean sitting still.  You have to put in the work and build the skills you need to make it work. Don’t let go of something because you’re comparing your situation to what others may have. Instead, appreciate what you have.

[24:55] Quitting Bad Moods

Matt and Pat talk about the practice of marking your calendar with pluses, minuses, and equals. Get rid of your minuses and equals. Instead, pursue a calendar full of plus days. You can do the same with the people around you.

[35:00] Accepting Your Feelings

Expressing how you feel can affirm how true your feelings  are for you.It’s alright to feel and acknowledge your emotions. However, you’re in charge of making a good life for yourself. Make the conscious decision to move away from bad moods into good ones.

Notable quotes: 

[13:10] —  [13:14] 

“Betting on yourself is actually the safest bet you could make.” - Matt

[20:07] — [20:11] 

“If you’re going to quit, you better have the skills inside you or the resolve to go and build those skills.” - Matt

[32:21] — [33:25]

“I think we all need other people and human interaction to be in a good mood.” - Matt

Resources Mentioned:

The Quitter’s Manifesto by Tim Rhode and Pat Hiban

Tony Robbins

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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