Two-Week Notice

Jerrid Sebesta walked away from a successful TV career, spanning 12 years and two top-20 markets to go dream-chasing. Jerrid believes life is way too short not to be focused intentionally on the things we want, pursuing them with tenacity and striving to leave a legacy. On Two-Week Notice, Jerrid talks to fellow dream-chasers - people who left their jobs for more fulfilling endeavors - to find out what motivates them, how they planned their leap of faith, and how others can follow suit.


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Preparation is key! John Pimental started piecing an aviation career together long before his job as a P.E. teacher went dry. Being laid off didn't spiral him and his family into a season of despair, but rather propelled (no pun intended) into a new and exciting career. Hear how he prepared financially which position him to take the leap into being a commercial airline pilot.

Past Episodes

Adam Dince, author of Hopeful to Hired, has the goods when it comes to landing that first job or making a transition into a job of more significance. Topics covered include taking the right risk, maturing your soft skills and networking with purpose. This episode is a MUST LISTEN if a two-week notice is in your future.
Dan and Laura Suedbeck had great corporate jobs. Dan was a golf professional at a prestigious Minneapolis golf course. Laura loved her co-workers, but they traded it in to take their online business on road traveling the country in an RV.
Tim Mattern is the poster-child of "Two-Week Notice". By the age of 29, Tim was the General Manager of Green Mill Restaurant in Willmar, MN. But something was missing. Through the advice of his father, Tim took an 8-week class called GPS. This put him on a path of self-discovery as he intentionally and methodically left his job to pursue a career of greater fulfillment.
Steve and Molly Asplin are back from their five-month excursion around world after leaving their jobs, house, and cars. Listen how this trip has changed their outlook on life and the "American dream".
Tom Truszinski, center director of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge in Rochester was really good as his financial job. Tom was even featured in the Wall Street Journal for his successes. But inside, he was a mess. Tom was a full-blown alcoholic - not to mention his marriage was crumbling. Hear how a horrific motorcycle accident put him on a path to meet God, thus finding his real purpose in life.
Rachel Cruze, #1 New York Times best-selling author and daughter of Dave Ramsey is on the show to talk about her new book, Love Your Life, Not Theirs. We take on some questions from social media and I ask Rachel her definition of #LivinTheDream.
Life Coach, Jory Butler, has helped hundreds of people find their calling. In this episode, Jory describes the two major components to finding a career in which you can live out your purpose.
Former stay-at-home mom, Ali Werder, owner of Ali J Boutique in New London, MN, didn't start a business because she wanted to be an entrepreneur. Creating a women's boutique was her calling. Hear how Ali J finds herself being a better mom because of her drive to chase her passion.
Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Nick Riley had a childhood dream of pursuing music full-time. But after a decade of working in the corporate world saying "someday", he was finally pushed over the edge to make it "today". Hear the reason Nick took the jump, what he experience and the reason he say he actually waited way too long to pursue his dream.

Steve and Molly Asplin are two Minnesota 20-somethings. They had the corporate jobs with the suburbia home. But something was missing. This feeling eventually led them to quitting their jobs, selling their home and going on a five-month around-the-world excursion! You want the POWER to be #LivinTheDream, listen to how Steve and Molly internally positioned themselves to live the life they want.
Cindy Haugland, owner of Tidy Tightwads, LLC, had no idea when she quit her healthcare job, she'd end up starting a business. Not only did she start a business, she found her calling. If you're unhappy with your current job/career, you need to hear Cindy's progression from her unfulfilling day-job to her calling.
After the housing crunch of 2007, realtor Aimee Morice took a stable but highly-demanding corporate job. However, after six of years of endless conference calls, business trips, and being thrown under the bus by co-workers, she had had-it! The day started out like every other day, but by 4pm Aimee was putting in her two-week notice. Hear Aimee talk about not losing yourself in your career and the two things you must have to quit your job.
Brittany Larson was climbing the ranks in her broadcast journalism career and was on the verge making the jump to a bigger market. But it wasn't the life she wanted. Brittany and I talk about living a life by design and understanding the reasons you don't like your job. We also chat about the importance of preparing yourself mentally and financially before putting in a two-week notice.
Jennifer Mergen not only quit her interior design/marketing job. But, she also sold her house and most of her possessions in order to buy an RV. Now Jennifer is traveling the country taping a TV show, Big Dreams in an RV. We talk extensively about the emotions leading up to her two-week notice and the importance of listening to that internal voice saying "there's more".
Paul Aspelin literally interrupted his boss mid-sentence to abruptly quit his job. Then he went home to his wife holding their newborn baby. Hear how two major life events shifted Paul's view on working 80-hour work weeks and the key ingredient in being able to put in a two-week notice.
Small-town Minnesota girl, Missy Bruggeman, quickly climbed the softball coaching ranks to a Division I school on the east coast. She was #LivinTheDream....sort of. Between knowing her "why" and understanding her personal calling in life, she had plenty of power to put in her two-week notice. Thus, walking away from a dream job.
Danny and Kenny King of King Brothers Clothiers are #LivinTheDream! After high school, the brothers went their separate ways in separate careers. Years later they both put in their two-week notices to focus on creating custom clothing.

Danny explains how his emotions and calling led him to leaving his job as a youth pastor. And how he dealt with the uncertainty of life with a wife and two children.

Listen to Kenny explain the role self-confidence and resiliency played in him walking-away from a rising TV career.
Tess Vigeland is the undisputed queen of dropping a two-week notice! You may recognize her name and voice from NPR News where she hosted Marketplace Money for 11 years. She abruptly quit her self-proclaimed dream job with literally no exit plan. Tess later when on to write the book Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want and now travels the world.

This podcast is filled to the brim with wisdom and insight about navigating through the emotions of quitting a job and pursing new dreams.

Other talking points include:

~Listening to your body
~Preparing for your worst-case scenario
~Navigating the "money paradox"
~Using Thai culture to deal with post-leap emotions

Continue to be inspired by Tess by following her online.

Host, Jerrid Sebesta, tells his own "two-week notice" story. On May 15th, 2014 he informed his News Director and GM that he was going walk away from his thriving 12-year TV career with no other employment and a pregnant wife at home.

Jerrid covers the two questions that have to be answered if you want to pull off a similar move.

If you think everything was smooth-sailing after he quit, think again. Jerrid talks about some of the struggles he dealt with heading into unemployment and a new identity.

Want to have the power to be #LivinTheDream? Go to for the "5 Keys to #LivinTheDream".

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