By Coonoor Behal
Available April 2021
A collection of stories from real people and how they summoned the courage to quit things in their lives.
Quitting carries a lot of stigma and shame in society, with connotations of “failure” or “not being able to stick it out” prevailing. Sayings such as “Quitters never win” have tricked us into believing that maintaining the status quo is always the “right” thing to do…or is the less risky choice. In fact, in life it’s a risk if you do AND it’s a risk if you don’t. Quitting is a choice…but so is not quitting.
This book is a collection of stories of everyday, real people and how they summoned the courage to quit things in their lives. Stories include quitting: jobs and careers, people and relationships, habits, aspirations, and identities. Every story shows an individual battling but ultimately triumphing over expectations – their own and others’ – to quit what was no longer serving them and make greater progress toward what they want in life.
Topics that come up in the book include:
This book will make you entirely rethink how you view quitting – and quitters. It will encourage you to reexamine your own quitting experiences through a new paradigm. It may even inspire you to make that next big, positive change for yourself.
Are you a quitter? Well you may want to be after you hear this podcast! Innovation strategist and author Connoor Behal tells us why quitting what is no longer serving you can be an act of generosity. We are talking about reframing the shame, negativity and misconceptions of quitting and ask you “who are you NOT quitting for?!”
Whether you decide to quit something or not, that is a CHOICE. YOU are in charge of that choice. These choices encourage us to discover our personal values and most importantly, helps us get know ourselves along whatever life path we are pursuing. Let’s navigate some life choices and help you as well on this podcast.
Is there such a thing as a “good quit?” Of course, there is 😃
Coonoor Behal, Mindhatch Founder and Author of “I Quit! The Life-Affirming Joy of Giving Up” chatted with Matt Zinman of Insights To Live By – The Podcast about being a recovering perfectionist, good quits vs. bad quits, design thinking, and more on this podcast.
A nice chat with Epic Impact Society’s Podcast about how she started writing her forthcoming book (and how she didn’t quit it!) and why quitting is right for you. Listen to the full conversation here!
Coonoor highlights the important work of Mindhatch and my forthcoming book along with:
➡️Why the stigma of quitting is not helpful for inclusive workplaces
➡️The connective tissue of improv and design thinking with diversity, equity and inclusion
➡️How we can drive positive social change through existing systems
Put your ears here.
If you are thinking of quitting something or have just quit and are struggling now, Coonoor has some helpful tips that she shared in this pod:
👉Look back to what made you feel that way
👉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. Listen in for more quitting tips from Coonoor’s book.
Coonoor’s business started to grow, and she started wanting to do more. Now she was a B2B business, and she needed a website that could do a lot more for her business, such as lead generation, answer questions that people are curious about, and more.
Mindhatch Founder + CEO Coonoor joins Martin Piskoric on his podcast to discuss Mindhatch’s improvisation mindset, her upcoming book on quitting, and the connection between performing and her life. Listen in here.
Coonoor Behal in conversation with Jerry Won of the Beyond the Resumes podcast about the best and worst advice she has received. Plus, they talk about the upside to quitting things and suggests a great book that may have a significant impact on your life! Listen.
The virtual book tour is happening! Check out Coonoor’s various appearances and talks for “I Quit! the Life-Affirming Joy of Giving Up”
Coonoor would love to speak to your group, at your event, or for your article.