About This Episode

Click To Tweet: “When you’re so focused on one goal, you put the blinders on…and sometimes it’s to your own detriment.”

John Schettgoecke is a regular dude who fell headfirst into an epic quarter-life crisis. He quit his job, fled the country, and then fell off a motorcycle in Costa Rica. Unsure what to do next, he wrote a book titled Pura Vida, A Thinker’s Guide to Living: 12 “Must Answer” Questions on Happiness, Habits & Hustle for Mixed-Up MillennialsHe’s now on a mission to encourage millennials to write their way through their 20s.

I wanted to get John on the show because he’s a long time fan of the podcast and he’s actually gone through a quarter-life crisis himself. We talk about how to navigate through your own quarter-life crisis through finding happiness, developing great personal habits and HUSTLING. 

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Cheat Sheet:

  • John was a big baseball player growing up and talks about what it was like to give up on his dream
  • Is quitting necessary for success? We discuss!
  • What is a quarter-life crisis? Why does it happen? John fills us in.
  • How do you navigate through one? John shares these 3 steps:
    1. When things are spiraling out of control, just let it happen.
    2. Start asking yourself a few difficult questions. Schedule regular time to ask yourself (and answer) these questions:
      • What role does luck play in my life?
      • What’s my purpose?
      • What one piece of advice would you give your teenage self?
      • Up to this point in your life, what experience has defined you the most?
      • Ask yourself questions about your happiness, habits and hustle.
    3. Share your story in a way that’s personal to you. Find an outlet to release your creative energy (podcast, blog, writing, etc.)

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