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EP 13: How to quit a city and find a new one - Jim Button - I Quit hosted by Mike Morrison

1/8/2019
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Jim Button is known as the quintessential Calgarian, but like so many, he's not from here. To start his career in Calgary, he had to quit his career in Toronto. But does where you live define you professionally? How do you quit a city and how do you decide where to re-start? This is episode 13 of the first season of the podcast "I Quit!", hosted by Mike Morrison. The path of being an entrepreneur is a winding road with many highs and lows. But for many, that journey often starts by saying...

Duration:00:27:31

EP 12: From the toolbox to centre stage - Reuben Bullock - I Quit hosted by Mike Morrison

10/25/2018
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When you’re thinking of becoming self-employed, usually the biggest concern is how to make money, and when it comes to being a full time musician, making money is often just a pipe-dream. But musician Reuben Bullock risked his career as a carpenter to make music, and if the screaming fans from coast to coast to coast, is any indication, it’s already paying off. This is episode 12 of the first season of the podcast "I Quit!", hosted by Mike Morrison. The path of being an entrepreneur is a...

Duration:00:23:48

EP 11: Engineering a new career as a filmmaker - Gillian McKercher - I Quit hosted by Mike Morrison

9/20/2018
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Here in Alberta, getting an engineer degree is like owning a pair of cowboy boots, it’s something you just do. But what if you have a different calling, can you take what you learned in school for one thing, and apply it to something completely different: like becoming a film-maker? That’s the story of Gillian McKercher, who was an engineer working in downtown Calgary, who is now about to have her first feature film premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival! * This episode is...

Duration:00:21:42

EP 10: Quitting Before Your Mental Health Quits You - Dario Verrelli- I Quit hosted by Mike Morrison

9/11/2018
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Before you quit your job to become your own boss, know this: It can really take a toll on your health. As entrepreneurs, we’re told to hustle 27/4 and always be selling, but our bodies have a way of telling us when it’s time to slow down, whether we think we should or not. Today’s episode features Dario Joseph Verrelli, who is the founder of the digital marketing agency, Octopus & Son Social Media Inc. and the co-founder of Work Nicer Coworking, but despite his success and professional...

Duration:00:15:07

EP 09: Giving it all up so you can have it all - Rhonda Law - I Quit Podcast hosted by Mike Morrison

8/1/2018
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I honestly feel like I started this podcast because I wanted to tell stories like our next one. Rhonda Law owns a company called Bark, which sells a line of dog treats and accessories. She didn’t go to school for it, quite the opposite actually. But over the past couple of years, she made big, bold decisions that led her on a career that she never saw coming. Today, we talk to Rhonda about how she quit her job and sold her house all so she could become her own top dog. This is episode 9 of...

Duration:00:23:21

EP 08: Getting in bed with a new career path - Mike Gettis - I Quit Podcast hosted by Mike Morrison

7/20/2018
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Mike Gettis is the Founder and CEO of Endy and actually, he and I have a lot in common. First we both have an awesome first name. And second, we’ve both ended up in careers that didn’t exist back when we were supposed to be deciding what we wanted to do when we grew up. Taking on a new career in a new industry, Mike had to quit the well-worn career path he was on to sell beds that come in boxes. Just a quick note about this episode, it was actually recorded during the middle of my digital...

Duration:00:16:47

EP 07: Quitting school is right sometimes - Derek MacDonald - I Quit Podcast hosted by Mike Morrison

7/6/2018
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Growing up, we were taught that if you wanted to succeed in life, you basically have to go to school until you had more degrees than toes. But as many have learned, going to school doesn’t always work out, but does the stigma of quitting school make carving your own career even harder? Derek MacDonald is the President of Boom Goes The Drum, a leading event management company. He actually quit school, and a lot of other things before he landed he exactly where he was supposed to. This is...

Duration:00:17:21

EP 06: How to quit when you're the boss - Graham Sherman - I Quit Podcast hosted by Mike Morrison

6/26/2018
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The day you quit your job is without a doubt one of the most stressful days you'll professionally ever go through. You have no idea how your boss with react, will they be supportive? Furious? But what happens when you quit your own job? Graham Sherman was employed at Tool Shed Brewery...until he recently quit. But Graham already knew how the boss was going to react, because, as luck would have it, he's the co-owner of the brewery. This is episode 6 of the first season of the podcast "I...

Duration:00:23:15

EP 05: The morning after – Paula Worthington - I Quit Podcast hosted by Mike Morrison

4/26/2018
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What happens immediately after you quit? So far on this podcast, we've met entrepreneurs who've been navigating the world of self-employment for some time, but what are the first hours, days and weeks like? I thought it'd be good to talk to someone who just quit, like a few weeks ago. Paula Worthington is one of Canada's newest entrepreneurs and today she'll share with us what it's been like so far. This is episode 5 of the first season of the podcast "I Quit!", hosted by Mike Morrison. The...

Duration:00:12:22

EP 04: Two birds, one stone – Lourdes Juan - I Quit Podcast hosted by Mike Morrison

4/19/2018
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Lourdes Juan is an Urban Planner and Calgary based entrepreneur. She shares her time as the Director of Hive Developments, Soma Hammam and Spa, and doing community work with non-profits she founded, the Leftovers Foundation and Moonlight Market Foundation. To get there, she had to quit not one job, but two. This is episode 4 of the first season of the podcast "I Quit!", hosted by Mike Morrison. The path of being an entrepreneur is a winding road with many highs and lows. But for many, that...

Duration:00:12:22

EP 03: Enough is enough - Roger Kingkade - I Quit Podcast hosted by Mike Morrison

4/11/2018
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If you’ve ever lived in Western Canada, you’ve likely heard Roger Kingkade’s voice. The popular radio host has been working in the industry for years. So when Roger lost his last job, an all too frequent occurrence in radio, Kingkade quit his career and started down a whole new path: app development. This is episode 3 of the first season of the podcast "I Quit!", hosted by Mike Morrison. The path of being an entrepreneur is a winding road with many highs and lows. But for many, that journey...

Duration:00:13:38

EP 01: Fake it until you make it - Neil Zeller - I Quit Podcast hosted by Mike Morrison

3/29/2018
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By the time Neil Zeller quit his job he had a family, a mortgage, and was one of Alberta’s most popular photographers, racking up hundreds of thousands of likes and shares and clients from across the country. Not bad for an office furniture salesman. This is episode 1 of the first season of the podcast "I Quit!", hosted by Mike Morrison. The path of being an entrepreneur is a winding road with many highs and lows. But for many, that journey often starts by saying two magical words: “I...

Duration:00:23:00

EP 02: Anything you can do, I can do better - Sarah Ward - I Quit Podcast hosted by Mike Morrison

3/29/2018
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Sarah Ward is an award-winning interior designer who learned her craft from some of the best in the industry. So what happened when she decided that she could go it alone? This is episode 2 of the first season of the podcast "I Quit!", hosted by Mike Morrison. The path of being an entrepreneur is a winding road with many highs and lows. But for many, that journey often starts by saying two magical words: “I Quit!”. During the first season of I Quit! you’ll hear stories incredible...

Duration:00:13:53