Normal 40: The Podcast podcast

Normal 40: The Podcast

Lon Stroschein

I left the rat race while at the top. I was making the most I had ever made, and I was offered a promotion. But I was tired of the travel. The work no longer inspired me. I was sick of answering emails all night and while on vacation. It was what I chased, but I felt trapped - like it was impossible to leave - because I was the provider. I went to bed most nights with a pit in my gut, hoping that one day I would wake up and take back my life - before my kids had grown and moved out.

So, I resigned. No plans. No resume. No guarantees. Just me - and it has been fantastic!

When I left, thousands of people wanted to know how I did it, how I knew it was my time. How I knew I had enough. How I worked this out with my family.

It wasn't until I left that I realized what I felt was normal. I realized it happens to most high-achievers. And I realized I wasn't alone, but that nobody was leading these leaders. That's when I created Normal 40 - a movement chartered to help people regain control over their lives - a place where you don't have to do this alone.

This podcast tells the stories of those who have done it, those who are doing it, and those who hope to someday have the balls to start. This podcast is your story, and you're not alone.

My mission is to inspire a thousand people to write their second-half story -- and live it.

My metrics will be a thousand notes of thanks from people who have made "The Trade" and will never look back with regret.

That’s what’s in me. That's my mission. That's why I'm here.

This is the shit nobody talks about. This is the Normal 40.

Lets Ramble!

48 episodios