Our guest this week is an overachiever in all areas of life. Goli Kalkhoran is the founder of USIE Booth and Creator and Host of the Lessons From A Quitter Podcast. Goli attended Law School at California Berkley and became a successful attorney, earning a high six-figure salary. But she was absolutely miserable. During her time on maternity leave, she explored what her life could be if she could design it to be fully aligned with how she was wired. In doing so, she became a quitter!
Goli’s journey brings many different elements together for one dynamic story. She was born in Iran and moved to the United States. She is a self-professed perfectionist and steered her life based upon the praise of others. When she realized that it was her concern for other people’s opinions that kept her from leaving the career she hated, she had a decision to make. Should she continue to live a life that pleases others or should she live the life she was capable of? She obviously chose the latter.
In this episode, you will hear how hard it is to realize you’ve spent your entire life driving for a singular goal only to realize how miserable you truly are. Plus, Goli will share just how crippling a perfectionist mindset can be. Goli’s story is a unique one for The Startup Story because it is the first one where our featured founder was not born in the United States. Goli is an Irani-American immigrant, and if there is anything we have learned in our Startup Story journey, it is that our early childhood is incredibly influential in the shaping of our entrepreneurial future. This is Goli Kalkhoran’s startup story.
Connect with Goli on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/golikalkhoran
Follow Goli on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lessonsfromaquitter/?hl=en
Lessons From A Quitter Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lessons-from-a-quitter/id1412305413?mt=2
Lessons From A Quitter Website: http://www.lessonsfromaquitter.com/
Usie Booth: https://www.usiebooth.com/
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Special Guest: Goli Kalkhoran.