When To Move On (FS068)

How long are you going to think to yourself “I need to give that a shot” before you take the leap and try it?

In this episode we share our own stories about moving on, what we learned, how we did it, and how to do it better.

We also tell, for the first time, a new story about someone near and dear to this podcast. We start the episode with that announcement. Enjoy!

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How long are you going to think to yourself “I need to give that a shot” before you take the leap?
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Show Notes

Jodorowsky’s Dune An (excellent) documentary about the best scifi movie never made.

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

Steve Jobs

A Note From Caleb

Caleb WojcikCaleb here. I’m writing with mixed emotions today to announce I’ll be leaving Fizzle in a little over a month.

It’s time for the next challenge for me and I’ll be moving on to do the very thing we teach and support at Fizzle (namely, entrepreneurial stuff).

You know those bad high school dating break-ups where you can’t even make eye contact in the hall and all your friends have to choose sides? This IS NOT one of those. I’m moving on with a wonderful relationship with Corbett, Chase and Barrett in tact.

This is simply me being ready for the continuation of my entrepreneurial journey, just like we support you all in that same exact boat every day here at Fizzle. The next chapter starts with me being independent.

I’ll be around for another few weeks (Sep 30 is my last day). And even after that you’ll see me around as I occasionally join the podcast, write for The Sparkline blog, produce/edit videos and chat with you in the forums.

What’s next for me? I’ll be building out my video production agency (Caleb Wojcik Films) and teaching about video at DIY Video Guy.

If you have comments, questions, or well wishes about this you can leave a comment below.

I’ll see you there or I’ll see you another time.

– Caleb

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  • Maria Stadtmueller

    I’ll miss your calm, kind, and knowledgeable presence, Caleb. All the best in rocking your new venture (and adventure!)

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you Maria. I’ll make sure to stop by from time to time. ;)

  • http://www.successwithfocus.com/about/ Jeff Jones

    Hey Caleb,

    I wish you the best in all you do! Like Corbett, I know you’ll continue to do great things! It’s been an honor interacting with you in fizzle and you perfectly complemented the rest of the podast team’s strengths and vision. Who’s going to keep Chase in check now? HA! I know, nobody’s ever done that yet!

    Best always,

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Thanks Jeff. Appreciate the kind words.

  • http://bootcampideas.com/ Kyle Wood

    Really sad to hear this. I really enjoyed meeting you (Caleb) at WDS.
    I hope we connect again in the future. Best of luck!

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      It was great meeting you at WDS too Kyle and I’m sure I’ll see you at the next.

  • Faith Watson

    Will look forward to your Founder’s Story, Caleb… of course you’ll be an amazing success with your ventures. And I just got choked up. No 3Cs what? I’m the worst at goodbyes so I’m glad to hear you’ll be in touch with Fizzle, and wish you joy and peace every day out there on your own.

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Great idea! I look forward to my own Founder’s Story inside of Fizzle too.

      I’m bad at goodbyes too. I usually prefer the Irish goodbye (of just leaving and not saying anything).

      • Jesse Bern

        I had to do a double take at that explanation for an Irish goodbye…

        Cheers ;)

        To your success!

  • Darren Stehle

    Congratulations, Caleb and have fun! Glad to read that you will still be popping in from time to time at Fizzle. I’m on your email list (which by the way is excellent! Love your useful and succinct content).

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you Darren. I’m glad you’re enjoying what I’m doing over there. You’ll see a lot more from me there now.

  • Darcey Rojas

    On one hand, I’m sorry to see you (kinda) leaving Fizzle, although it sounds like you’ll still stop by now and then. On the other hand, I am SO EXCITED to see where you go with DIY Video Guy and Caleb Wojcik Films…but maybe that’s because I’m like most humans (just a little bit selfish, lol) and totally interested in learning more about video production with a DSLR right now. So for me, I’m extremely happy to hear you are following your internal pilot light because there are a bunch of us out here looking for a comprehensive resource for telling our stories through video! Congrats, Caleb!! Looking forward to your next chapter :)

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Perfect! I’ve sensed the need for too long and I’m ready to fill it. It is hard not to be a little selfish when evaluating anything though, right?

  • lucrecer

    Caleb wishing you the best in your new ventures! I have the video course and it has been invaluable. Looking forward to seeing what you do in the future.

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      “Invaluable”, awesome. :)

  • Chase Reeves

    Man, CW, am I ever gonna miss you. You’ve been here from the beginning, shaping and building. You, Corbett and I have learned a ton on this journey and it wouldn’t have been the same without you. And now it’s time for you to roll out. We’ll be rooting for you for the long-haul. Big love, turkey!


    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Am I the cat or the tail here?

    • Andrea Feucht


  • http://www.jasonloveslife.com/ Jason Love

    Wish you the best Caleb!
    Hope to still see you around the Fizzle Membership Forums.

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      You will! I’ll still be in there, updating my progress log, helping out, etc.

  • http://www.jenniferraye.com Jennifer Raye

    We’re going to miss you Caleb!! No more Wojbombs!!? I really look forward to following your new projects and best of luck! :)

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Wojbombs will live on I’m sure. Perhaps this will lead to the first Reev-bomb?

      • Andrea Feucht

        Every show is a Reev-bomb, seriously. The Wojbomb was a levity break. :)

  • http://eatwithinyourmeans.com Beth Hornback

    Caleb, in the short time I have been a Fizzler, I’ve really appreciated your feedback in the forums, as well as your “balancing” presence on The Fizzle Show. You are someone who always has something worthwhile to say, whenever you do speak up. I am so glad that you will not be gone for good, and I look forward to the occasional WOJ-BOMB when you appear on TFS. One of my goals for 2015 is to add videos on my site, and you can bet I will be consulting the resources on DIYVideoGuy.com to help me make the best choices! Good luck to you, Caleb, it’s so exciting see that you are living out the dream that all of us Fizzlers have.

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you Beth. That sounds like a great goal for next year too.

      And in the words of Michael Scott: “I love inside jokes. Love to be a part of one someday.”

  • Linda@TalkTherapyBiz

    Congratulations Caleb!

    It was a pleasure meeting you and your beautiful wife Jen at WDS
    2013. While I will miss your strong, solid and insightful presence, I’m
    grateful to be in-the-know with DIY Video Guy. Your video guide has
    helped me tremendously (even if all the equipment stuff made me dizzy!).

    So happy to hear you’ll still be with us in a limited capacity.

    You’re a class act. Your mama raised you right :)

    All the best!


    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you Linda. I was our pleasure to meet you at WDS last year as well. Sorry for causing inner ear issues. ;)

  • Charles Doublet

    Congratulations on the huge move forward! It is always so much easier to stay within our comforts zones, you are living what you have been teaching us. Wishing you all the best in your new adventure. Thank you for everything that you have done to make Fizzle such a great community, take care

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you Charles. It means the world.

  • http://gocreatenow.com B.C. Bailey

    Congrats Caleb. I started to listen to the podcast early this year and as an introvert found your chill and thoughtful approach relatable. I’m sure you’ll rock in future endeavors.

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you B.C. “The Power of Introverts”, right?

  • studioscratches

    Ah Caleb, will miss you here but looking forward to following your new adventures! Wishing you the best, how exciting! Your video input has helped me no end so big thanks!

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you Emma. Love what you’re doing with video, especially the new stuff on Instagram I’ve seen. You’ll need to be a case study for me at some point!

      • studioscratches

        You got it! Oh thanks! Would love to!

  • Kim Klassen

    i’ve only been a fizzler for a few days…
    Caleb, I’m so impressed by your sincere teaching style….and the fizzler video production is fantastic…..You three are such an amazing trio…Sad to see you go…but happy for you…….. way to go forth and make it happen……..i have no doubt you will continue to do amazing things….

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you Kim. You’re in good hands with the Fizzle team and community.

  • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

    Best wishes, Caleb!

    • http://calebwojcik.com/ Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you Jeff. I appreciate your well wishes.

      • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

        My well is full of wishes. :)

  • Andrea Feucht

    Congratulations on making another leap towards personal awesomeness, oh Deep Voiced One. Sad that you announce this departure on the day I decide to join Fizzle for realz, but I have a deep voice, too, and perhaps this is just the universe balancing things out. ;-)

    • Caleb Wojcik

      Deep voiced one. I like it. We shall unite!

  • http://www.skilledup.com/ Brad Z

    Congratulations Caleb! What awesome story to validate what Fizzle is all about. All the best!

    • Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you Brad. :)

  • Naomi Goodlet

    Great episode. I’ve shared it with some people I know that are dabbling in entrepreneurship! We’ll miss you Caleb.

    • Caleb Wojcik

      Thank you Naomi for the shares. Really appreciate it.

  • http://northchannelcharters.com Finding Peace Sail Charters

    Best of luck Caleb.
    Sail it ware you want to!

  • Michael Ofei

    Caleb, you bring great balance to the Fizzle team and your presence will be sorely missed. I am however extremely excited about your journey and I know you’re going to kill it! All the best with your endeavours and I’m sure I’ll see you around in Fizzle. Mike

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