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Episode 30: How to Become an Author - Sheri Fink on how she left her job to become an author - How To Quit Working
Episode 30: How to Become an Author – Sheri Fink on how she left her job to become an author

Episode 30: How to Become an Author – Sheri Fink on how she left her job to become an author

She started out just like everyone else

Sheri Fink worked in corporate doing online marketing. It was OK, but she knew there had to be more to life. She felt like there was something else she could be doing. “There has to be more to life,” she said to herself. So, she did what most people are terrified to do. She quit her job with no plan or income lined up. Like jumping off a cliff with no net. She gave her two weeks notice, transitioned her responsibilities and after her corporate career was over, she thought… Now what?

Then it happened

Sheri Fink

Sheri Fink on how to become an author.

Days after she quit, she had a chance to go to a Jack Canfield event. Everything changed. She became aware of the fact that you can have whatever you want – if you want it bad enough. Click here for Jack Canfield’s Success Principles. She was off and running. She decided to write children’s books and never looked back. She charged forward with fierce devotion to getting what she wanted, deciding she was going to become a best selling author.

Reality sets in

It was really hard. Well-known and well-meaning people started telling her she needed to “adjust her expectations.” But she didn’t. She just kept going after what she wanted.

I’m not a big fan of reality.

Sheri is a hugely successful children’s book author and one of her books has even been adapted for stage. She got past a lot of obstacles to get there and on this episode of the “How to Quit Working Show” she is going to tell us how she did it as well as:

  • How she got up the courage and motivation to quit her job with nothing lined up.
  • The new way of thinking that has allowed her to get Whatever She Wants in life.
  • What she did when people told her she needed to consider lowering her expectations.
  • How she went from having no idea what she was going to do to a successful career as a writer.

Listen to the show here:


Click here for a full transcript of this episode

You can get more information about Sheri at:


Her newest, best selling, book, The Littlest Seahorse is available for pre-order:

You can get “The Little Rose” at:

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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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