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Episode #18: Make Losing your Job the Best Thing that Ever Happened - How To Quit Working
Episode #18: Make Losing your Job the Best Thing that Ever Happened

Episode #18: Make Losing your Job the Best Thing that Ever Happened

How Jordan Harbinger used his Charm to Quit Working so he can Enjoy Life.

While he was in law school, Jordan Harbinger and his buddy started a podcast called The Pickup Podcast  (on which I recently appeared) just because they thought it would be fun and they wanted to share what they were learning about talking to women as they tried to turn their ho-hum 19-year-old love lives around. They were having fun with it and everything was going fine. It was just a hobby.

Jordan Harbinger

How Jordan Harbinger used his Charm to Quit Working so he can Enjoy Life

Meanwhile Jordan finished law school and started working at a big NYC law firm. Enjoying the big wall street lawyer bucks, he developed a taste for the finer things in life. Fast cars, a nice New York City apartment and big bar tabs with friends.

Suddenly, the music stopped. Jordan’s firm told him he was being downsized.

The good news is that by this time, the Pickup Podcast was starting to “pick up” — (pun intended; I couldn’t resist). It had a large and growing following. Not discouraged, Jordan know he had something going with the podcast and he completely rebuilt his life – and this time there was no soul-sucking lawyering job involved.

This show isn’t just about monetizing a podcast (there’s plenty of that), but it’s really about a whole new way of looking at living your life. A new way that puts the things that that get you excited FIRST.

On this episode of the How to Quit Working Show Jordan is going to share:

  • Exactly what he did when faced with an expensive lifestyle and suddenly NO income.
  • Besides business savvy, how do you get a podcast to actually pay you.
  • How he transformed the Pickup Podcast from being just a hobby to the money-making empire it is today.

Listen to this episode of the show below:

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Click here for a full transcript of this episode

You can get more information about Jordan at: theartofcharm.com and pickuppodcast.com.

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About Jeff Steinmann

Jeff wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

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  • http://www.LimitlessMindset.com/ Jonathan Roseland

    One of the most useful points he makes which I can’t agree more with is to avoid hiring and partnering with your friends… You can’t underestimate the value of being able to make decisions unilaterally. As they say: a partnership is a sinking ship.

    • http://howtoquitworking.com Jeff

      I hear you Jonathan, you hit the nail on the head in that the friendship clouds your decision-making ability.