Today I’m excited to welcome Dakin Parker to The Quarter Life Comeback podcast.

Dakin Parker is a former CA who left the corporate world to create a career which felt more in alignment with what he really wanted in his life. This led to a creative writing course and later, the startup world.

Skyping from his New York apartment, Dakin chatted to his family’s domestic worker back home in South Africa, who expressed how she wished her daughter could clean his apartment one day. This bothered Dakin, as he realized the girl could be anything she wanted to be.

As a lot of quarter lifers experience unhappiness in their careers, I decided to chat to Dakin about the startup space and whether or not it’s a good alternative work option to explore.


  • How to find a position you like with your current employer
  • The 2 vital components of venturing into the startup world
  • How to know if a lack of competition is a sign of opportunity or lack of demand
  • Who the startup world is best suited for (and what traits you need to survive)
  • How a simple Skype call changed Dakin’s life


Finally, you can hang out with Dakin on the various social media channels below:

Website | Email | LinkedInFacebook | Instagram


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Thanks again for joining me on the show, Dakin, and for sharing your story.

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Intro by Daniella Pellegrini | Music Credit: CharlestheFirst – Letting Go


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