010: Quitters Often Win | Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner | ‘Think Like A Freak’

By Maya Mathias | Academics

The problem you have may not be the problem you THINK you have.

Many of the themes and ideas in ‘Think Like A Freak’ aren’t new, especially if you’ve read the two prior books in the Freakonomics book trilogy.

What IS new is their encouraging us to free our minds and think like they do when they approach life & leadership problems.

They don’t promise magic bullets in their book, but they do assert that there is a different way to frame the many challenges that surround us.

In this episode, I delve into the last chapter in the book titled “The Upside of Quitting”.  The idea of quitting may either be old hat to you (likely because you’re an entrepreneur or a business owner) or revolutionary (likely because you’re a team or business leader whose success rests on your ability to stay the course in order to maintain structure and ensure repeatable processes or outcomes).

Either way, you’ll start to embrace a new relationship with the idea of quitting and see where and when it can actually be a good thing for your soul.

In this uncertain world that seems to grow more turbulent by the day, quitting has its merits when applied at the right time and for the right reasons.  Be sure to listen all the way to the end, where I share a takeaway exercise to start you on that path of discerning that right time/reason for yourself.

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About the Author

Maya Mathias helps her clients lead with the strategic mind of a scientist, the resilient heart of a warrior and the inventive soul of an artist. Read more about Maya here.