How to quit your job

How to quit your job

Now that I’ve got your attention, here’s a talk I gave at the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival on May 9, 2018 in New York City. It’s been viewed close to 200,000 times, I guess the subject resonates.

Quitting your job, isn’t actually about the act of quitting. Instead it’s an exploration into our relationship with money, status, identity, and meaning – topics we inquire into each week in the RadReads newsletter.

Want to dig in deeper?

I deconstruct this talk below, here’s a slide-by-slide annotation of the presentation.

My story

Blackrock Managing Director, to quitter, to blogger, podcaster and Contributing Editor at Quartz

Quitting comes with questions

What does it mean to retire?

What do you do about money?

How to reinvent your skills

Keep that spending in check

Why are identity and achievement so intertwined?

How do you stop caring about what other people think?

What do you do about money?

Be your own category killer

And a huge shout out to @wallernikki and @kimlast for making this happen.

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