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Episode 64 – I Quit! The Life-Affirming Joy of Giving Up

The word "Quitting" has such a cultural and societal stigma on it that we are afraid of touching it and thinking it. But did you know that quitting for the right reasons can actually be beneficial to your life? Today's guest will tell us why. Coonoor Behal is the Founder & CEO of Mindhatch, a consultancy that helps organizations create the conditions for innovation and creativity to thrive.

Through Mindhatch, Coonoor delivers her unique mix of expertise in Design Thinking, OrganizationalImprov™, Innovation Facilitation, and Diversity & Inclusion. Coonoor has helped several big organizations such as Deloitte, Starbucks, Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Inter-American Development Bank’s Gender & Diversity Division (as well as the Department of State and the Pentagon) on strategy and collaborative thinking in many different ways. Coonoor is also the author of I Quit! The Life-Affirming Joy of Giving Up, which will be published by New Degree Press in April 2021. The book seeks to help readers rethink and reframe quitting by sharing stories from everyday people who summoned the courage to quit things in their lives

Today, Conoor talks about how quitting has changed her life and how it can change yours too.

Let's explore:

* Finding the confidence to quit that which does not serve us anymore
* Upholding our values even if it means letting go of a job or opportunity
* How quitting can make more room for joy and beauty and your life
* Understanding what you want to do versus simply putting up with something
* How talking to others who have a story about quitting can help you with your own choices

If you are thinking of quitting something or have just quit and are struggling now, Coonoor has one important piece of advice: Look back to what made you feel that way and make a list of what you can live with and what you can't.

Seeing the trade-off of the things that you are giving up should help you cope or make your decision. And remember, quitting isn't a bad thing!

To protecting our values and knowing when to quit,



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