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What’s next for your career and creative projects? Embrace fear, insecurity, imperfection and intuition as the superpowers they are while Pivoting. Join Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, for intimate conversations with authors and friends on finding opportunity in unexpected places through practical tips and tools. Jenny’s motto? If change is the only constant, let’s get better at it. Subscribe now so you don’t miss an episode, view show notes at http://PivotMethod.com/podcast, and join Jenny’s private community for side-hustlers and solopreneurs at http://pivotmethod.com/momentum.

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What’s next for your career and creative projects? Embrace fear, insecurity, imperfection and intuition as the superpowers they are while Pivoting. Join Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, for intimate conversations with authors and friends on finding opportunity in unexpected places through practical tips and tools. Jenny’s motto? If change is the only constant, let’s get better at it. Subscribe now so you don’t miss an episode, view show notes at http://PivotMethod.com/podcast, and join Jenny’s private community for side-hustlers and solopreneurs at http://pivotmethod.com/momentum.

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By Alex Pedersen - Nov 16 2019
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I’ve learned massively from Jenny and get guests, and she’s so pleasant to listen to

Just what I needed

By diannakds - Dec 31 2017
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Pivot has changed my life! Thank you and keep up the great work!

iTunes Ratings

129 Ratings
Average Ratings
113
10
3
2
1

Solid gold

By Alex Pedersen - Nov 16 2019
Read more
I’ve learned massively from Jenny and get guests, and she’s so pleasant to listen to

Just what I needed

By diannakds - Dec 31 2017
Read more
Pivot has changed my life! Thank you and keep up the great work!
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Pivot with Jenny Blake

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What’s next for your career and creative projects? Embrace fear, insecurity, imperfection and intuition as the superpowers they are while Pivoting. Join Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, for intimate conversations with authors and friends on finding opportunity in unexpected places through practical tips and tools. Jenny’s motto? If change is the only constant, let’s get better at it. Subscribe now so you don’t miss an episode, view show notes at http://PivotMethod.com/podcast, and join Jenny’s private community for side-hustlers and solopreneurs at http://pivotmethod.com/momentum.

Rank #1: 147: Set Your 2020 Pivot Strategy

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To help you kick-off the new year in style and soul-aligned next steps, I’m
back with my annual Set Your Pivot Strategy episode—new and improved with
the best resources and reflection questions to help you craft a compelling
vision for 2020. 

I encourage you to get out a pen and paper for this one—yes,
analog-style—and pause frequently to journal for as long as you’d like on
each prompt. Go big! Go for quantity, not quality, and don’t censor
yourself or worry yet about whether or not what you’re envisioning is
possible—the time for that will come later. 

When you think you’re done writing, keep going! That just means you’ve
gotten your most obvious ideas down. Pushing through the pauses is where
you create breakthroughs, and every time you sit with a question you’ve
never heard before, you are creating new neural pathways in the brain.

Dec 08 2019

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Rank #2: 19: Vertigo

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I woke up and the room was spinning clockwise.

Am I wasted? No . . . I haven’t had a sip of alcohol in weeks. Is this some
kind of immaculately conceived hangover?

After an hour of laying in bed hoping it would pass, I stood up and
stumbled. Grabbed for a nearby wall to prop me up. I felt nauseous.

Dec 13 2015

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Rank #3: 12: Belly of the Pivot Beast: On Bouncing Back from Zero with Adam Chaloeicheep

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When is it time to wipe the slate clean and start over when you hit a
breaking point in your career?

* How can travel play a role in the reflection process?
* How do you bounce back from zero when you have wiped out your
savings?
* What makes graduate school worth the time, energy and money?
* How do you build a business, even when you don’t love the initial
work that is coming in?
* How can you embrace fear, uncertainty and failure?

Oct 25 2015

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Rank #4: 52: Martha Beck on Enlightenment and Messages our Bodies Send

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"Suffering is a sign you are about to be woken up again."
—Martha Beck

This week we tackle a tiny little topic—enlightenment—with one of my
all-time favorite authors and thinkers, Martha Beck. I have read all eight
of Martha's books (two or three times each) as they helped me through some
of my biggest transitions in life and work.

Dec 04 2016

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Rank #5: 44: Want Nothing, Have Everything: The Happiness Equation with Neil Pasricha

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"Be you. Be you, and be cool with it. There is nobody else you can be
better. There is so much of you unique to the world. You are unique and
complicated. You are different and dimensional."

—Neil Pasricha, The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything =
Have Everything

Neil Pasricha's writing is like a cup of hot chocolate, or as he would
describe it in Awesome Thing #119, like watching butter melt on a hot piece
of toast. It is comforting and delightful. His latest book is about what he
learned along his own roller coaster ride of reaching smashing success with
his 1,000 Awesome Things blog and books, then realizing he still wasn't
happy. We break down topics like The Saturday Morning Test, the three time
buckets, and many more.

Sep 01 2016

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Rank #6: 45: Happy Launch Day!! Pivot for the Podcast: James Altucher Interviews Jenny

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HAPPY LAUNCH WEEK!! 

One of my favorite authors, bloggers and good friends—James
Altucher, author of Choose Yourself and the Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth
—takes over the Pivot Podcast this week to interview yours truly. I
couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate the book launch—be sure to grab
your copy wherever books are sold!! 

I also took over James' show today—if you don't already subscribe to his
podcasts, get on it! They're my favorites that I listen to: The James
Altucher Show and Question of the Day (with Freakonomics co-author Stephen
Dubner).

Sep 06 2016

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Rank #7: 79: Set Your 2018 Pivot Strategy with Jenny Blake

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To help you kick-off the new year in style and soul-aligned next steps, I’m
back with my annual Set Your Pivot Strategy episode—new and improved with
the best resources and reflection questions I’ve got. 

I encourage you to get out a pen and paper for this one—yes,
analog-style—and pause frequently to journal for as long as you’d like on
each prompt. Go big! Go for quantity, not quality, and don’t censor
yourself or worry yet about whether or not what you’re envisioning is
possible—the time for that will come later. 

When you think you’re done writing, keep going! That just means you’ve
gotten your most obvious ideas down. Pushing through the pauses is where
you create breakthroughs, and every time you sit with a question you’ve
never heard before, you are creating new neural pathways in the brain.

Dec 30 2017

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Rank #8: 99: My Morning Routine—How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired with Benjamin Spall

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Although many of us aspire to rewarding morning routines (and enjoy geeking
out on the best of what others come up with), on some days just getting out
of bed is a victory. To this end, one of my favorite quotes from Benjamin
Spall and Michael Xander's new book, My Morning Routine: How Successful
People Start Every Day Inspired, comes from Ana Marie Cox, a political
columnist and culture critic.

Cox says, "When you come up with a morning routine, understand that you’re
undertaking it in order to do something good for yourself, not to meet some
stranger’s standard of productivity."

With that in mind, I invite you to this week's conversation with Ben where
we discuss common themes across morning routines, and how to take some
pressure off of trying to meet impossibly high Inner Critic Morning Routine
Police expectations. I'm also honored to be featured in My Morning Routine
, with a subtitle for my chapter that made me chuckle: "When your evening
routine starts at 3:00 in the afternoon." Listen in to find out what I do
with all that wind-down time :)

May 13 2018

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Rank #9: 33: Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following with Dorie Clark

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"True thought leadership is a gift. It is a willingness to be brave, open
up, and share yourself. It is a willingness to risk having your ideas shot
down because you genuinely believe they can help others.”

—Dorie Clark, Stand Out

May 29 2016

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Rank #10: 96: The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business with Elaine Pofeldt

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I have always been curious about solopreneurs who choose to stay small,
like me. Seven years into running my own business, I still deliberately
choose not to scale in a way that requires hiring any full-time employees
or by too much added infrastructure, to support two of my biggest business
values of freedom and agility.

But that doesn't mean that I exclude higher earnings as a necessary
byproduct. My business mantras: optimize for revenue and joy, look for ways
to earn twice as much in half the time (with ease and with even greater
impact), and let it be easy, let it be fun.

So I was delighted to stumble upon Elaine Pofeldt, who is similarly
obsessed with researching non-employer businesses with 7-figure earnings.
In this week's conversation we dive into what she discovered while writing
The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business. Related note: I've captured my
best strategies for nearly quadrupling my income while working half the
time (with no full-time employees) in my Delegation Ninja course.

Apr 22 2018

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Rank #11: 113: The Seeker's Journey with Daniel Aaron

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Aug 19 2018

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Rank #12: 121: Raise Your Game (and Ditch Compare-and-Despair) with Alan Stein Jr.

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Nobody knows the daily grind of competition and mental game better than
athletes and coaches. Today I’m thrilled to share a conversation with
basketball and performance coach Alan Stein Jr. on how we can apply these
hard-fought principles to building better businesses.

Alan first blew me away with his networking skills — he joined a private
group we’re both part of and quickly became an integral member, after I’d
been mostly wall-flowering as the hidden introvert that I am. We talk about
his strategies for building relationships and ditching unhelpful
compare-and-despair for mindsets that are far more helpful and empowering.

Jan 13 2019

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Rank #13: 78: How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t — With Andrea Owen

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"I stopped following, bypassing my inner critic, knowing full well the
future of my total physical and mental health was not dependent on Ms.
Bendy Six Pack Von Instagram."

—Andrea Owen, How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t

Although it seems like the holidays should be nothing but rosy and bright,
filled with gratitude and good cheer, sometimes being back in our home of
origin (with family, longtime friends, and/or in-laws) can send us into a
personal growth regression machine. In past years I’ve caught myself
reverting to my worst habits—whether it’s using the tone of voice of a
high-schooler, layering on guilt for not being my best self, or not taking
care of myself in the ways I know that i need in order to recharge and stay
sane amidst the extraversion and people-immersion this time of year. 

So I purposefully scheduled this awesome episode with my good friend Andrea
Owen for this exact week. A time when, despite your best intentions, you
might find yourself falling into the familiar traps of perfectionism,
people-pleasing, controlling, and about 10+ others that get in our way and
make us feel like sh*t. I hope you enjoy this conversation and find as much
relief in it as I did!

Dec 23 2017

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Rank #14: 8: Cyber Security for Dummies: The Least You Need to Know with Willie Jackson

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Cyber crimes are increasing at a staggeringly multi-exponential rate.
 Ignorance about our devices and online security is no longer acceptable;
cyber crimes affect over 1.5 million victims per day. That’s 18 victims per
second, 556 million victims per year, and over 600,000 compromised Facebook
accounts per day. [Source] The recent Sony hack was so sophisticated the
FBI says it would have gotten past 90 percent of firms. This is not
something we can afford to ignore, especially for those of us who run
online businesses.

Today I am thrilled to introduce you to my good friend, web strategist and
performance expert Willie Jackson.

Oct 04 2015

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Rank #15: 54: Plan Your 2017 Pivot

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Listen on for more on how to plan your 2017 pivot, how to set soul goals
and intentions for the new year, and how to honor routines and time for
resting and recharging.

Jan 01 2017

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Rank #16: 146: How to Rapid-Prototype a Course

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Creating online courses does not require huge investment in time or money.
Although they certainly can cost tens of thousands of dollars to produce,
with professional video editing and branding, they don't have to. In fact,
my favorite way to create and launch a course is with my future students!

This follows agile design principles (check out the agile manifesto here).
The goal is developing rapidly, with frequent input from key stakeholders,
not building so much behind-the-scenes that what you’re working on becomes
out-of-date or out of touch with what your audience and potential future
students actually need.

I this episode, I break down all the details on how I love launching and
creating courses. You can also read a summary of the steps on this page of
the Pivot website.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/146.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
where you can ask me anything, and discuss the latest books, tools and
topics I’ve shared in recent episodes.

Our last call of the year is coming right up on Friday, December 6!

Dec 01 2019

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Rank #17: 138: How Can You Earn Twice as Much in Half the Time with Joy and Ease? Momentum Doors Open!

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If you are a heart-based business owner, and you want to learn how to earn
twice as in half the time, with ease and joy while serving the highest
good, then I invite you to join us as an official Momentum Member! Visit
http://PivotMethod.com/Momentum to learn more about my private community
for side-hustlers and solopreneurs, and how we can support you with systems
and strategies to build your ideal six- (or seven!) figure business in 2020
and beyond.

Oct 10 2019

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Rank #18: 108: Penney & Jenny Show Returns! On Spirituality and Small Business

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I'm delighted to bring you the seventh (!) episode in a side series of this
podcast we affectionately call the Penney & Jenny show :) It's a series of
conversations with one of my dear friends and mentors (friendtors), Penney
Peirce. We had so much fun during our first interview together that we
added a second . . . which became a third . . . and so on, until it was a
regular feature on the Pivot Podcast! 

This week we're riffing on the intersection of spirituality and small
business—how we apply intuition, transparency, non-physical realms, and
personal practices toward business-building, attracting clients, and
earning a living in a way that feels easeful and joyful. You can check out
all of our interviews here (and check for future episodes)—and for easier
listening, tune in on our SoundCloud playlist.

Jul 15 2018

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Rank #19: 122: Digital Minimalism with Cal Newport

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What are the hidden costs of digital clutter? How can we counter screen
addiction and phantom phone vibrations? We explore these topics in this
episode with Cal Newport as we discuss his new book, Digital Minimalism:
Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.

Cal Newport is a familiar voice on the Pivot Podcast and back by popular
demand! On our first episode we discussed deep work—the increasingly
important deliberate practice of focused work, especially in a world of
cognitive junk. Now we turn to digital minimalism: applying a just enough
mindset to our personal technology, freeing ourselves from the overwhelm,
distraction, and “fear of missing out” side effects of the always-connected
world. Or as Cal quotes Bill Maher from May 2017: “Likes is the new smoking
. . . Philip Morris just wanted your lungs, The App Store wants your
soul.”

Feb 08 2019

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Rank #20: 67: What Does Your Soul Know? Flow and Transparency with Penney Peirce

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“To know yourself as a soul . . . you must dissolve everything in the
way. The clutter composed of fear, fixed beliefs, and unconsciously
ingrained habits."

—Penney Peirce, Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human
Capacity

What does it mean to make enlightenment normal? How do you remove the
filters that dim your soul's wisdom? How can you feel into what wants to
happen and find greater flow in life and work? What does it mean to be so
authentic and transparent that we live as truth with nothing to hide?
Penney and I dive into these questions and many more on this week's show as
we discuss her new book, Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human
Capacity, which I was incredibly honored to write the foreword for.

Oct 07 2017

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152: Glowing in the Dark with Kristoffer 'KC' Carter

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This week’s episode is another one of my favorite formats, just two new
(soul) friends shooting the breeze in what we’ve dubbed a “podcast tango”
:) Given that we both have podcasts, we decided to just hit record and do
this joint conversation, neither of us officially interviewing the other. I
hope you enjoy this conversation jam with insta-BFF Kristoffer “KC” Carter
(shout-out to our mutual mensch mentor Jonathan Fields who introduced us!),
whose new podcast This Epic Life is one I know you’ll also love. We deepen
our budding BFF-ship and discuss the BIG topics of life—including death,
dips, permission to shine, business pivots, his yogic and meditation
practices, and much more.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/152.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
where you can ask me anything, and discuss the latest books, tools and
topics I’ve shared in recent episodes.

Jan 12 2020

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151: Joy of Movement with Kelly McGonigal

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Kelly McGonigal joins us this week to kick-off 2020 with a candid
conversation on why movement is integral to our happiness and our humanity.
Learn how to harness the power of authentic, joyful movement to create
meaning and connection that goes far beyond the way we look or what the
scale reads.

And for those of you in the NYC area, join us this week, Thursday January
9, for Jumpstart Joy 2020: a LIVE Pivot Podcast and celebration of Kelly’s
book launch, with dancing and Nia movement! Learn more and get tickets
(which includes a signed copy of the book) at http://pivotmethod.com/joy.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/151.

Jan 05 2020

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150: Pivot Insider Preview—Jenny's Favorite Things & Strategic Coach's "80% Approach"

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This week’s episode is a special behind-the-scenes preview from my live
monthly Pivot Insider community Q&A call. In our December call (last one of
the decade!) I shared my favorite things Oprah-style, why I launch
everything in an “imperfect,” incomplete state, my go-to workouts from
home, and questions submitted from the group on side hustles and staying
motivated.

Enjoy more intimate conversations like this one? Pivot Podcast is listener
supported—consider donating to become a Pivot Insider at just $8/mo and
you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call on Zoom in real-time, and
the chance to submit questions in advance even when you can’t make it live.

You’ll also get instant access to over six months of archives and special
bonuses, including the two-hour Upgrade Your Energy workshop.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/150 »

Dec 29 2019

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149: Career Homecoming with Laura Simms

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Laura Simms and I have been traveling parallel Pivot paths for a while now
— nearly a decade of tracking each other’s work, but finally for the first
time speaking live, 1:1! Of course we hit it off as fast friends, as we
discuss ageism, passion vs. purpose, and working through insecurities when
navigating career pivots.

Laura is an expert in meaningful work who challenges conventional wisdom by
asking people to ditch their passions and start with purpose. She’s the
creator of Your Career Homecoming, a celebrated career change program that
helps people discover the meaningful work that’s right for them. 

Laura’s colorful career history includes a history degree, an MFA in
acting, getting fired from a dream project, quitting multiple jobs
(including one after the first day), teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate levels, and a successful career as an actor where she worked on
network television, performed in every state on the Eastern seaboard,
received multiple callbacks from Cirque du Soleil, and shared a sound booth
with Sandra Oh. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and son, where she
loves walking in the woods and trying to find the best whiskey cocktail in
town.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/149.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
where you can ask me anything!

Dec 22 2019

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148: Penney & Jenny Show—Pivoting From Toxic Situations Toward Self-Entertainment

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The Penney & Jenny Show is back! The latest installment (PJ Show #11!)
answers a listener Q&A about pivoting out of toxic situations at work.
Penny and I discuss how we evaluate when to stay vs. go, discerning normal
ups and downs from true toxicity, and the highest emotional state that acts
as a tuning fork and compass to pull you forward into a new direction and a
new lease on life.

Enjoying the podcast and want to support the show? Become a Pivot Insider
for as little as $8 each month and get access to a live monthly Q&A
call—you’ll get six months of archived calls, a slew of bonus resources,
including a two-hour Upgrade Your Energy workshop. Our next call is
Wednesday, January 8—join now as a powerful way to kick-off this next
decade!

Have a question related to this episode, or any in our Penney & Jenny
series? Ask us here in a quick voice note. We look forward to rolling all
of your questions together and creating a listener Q&A show soon :)

View full show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/148.

Dec 15 2019

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147: Set Your 2020 Pivot Strategy

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To help you kick-off the new year in style and soul-aligned next steps, I’m
back with my annual Set Your Pivot Strategy episode—new and improved with
the best resources and reflection questions to help you craft a compelling
vision for 2020. 

I encourage you to get out a pen and paper for this one—yes,
analog-style—and pause frequently to journal for as long as you’d like on
each prompt. Go big! Go for quantity, not quality, and don’t censor
yourself or worry yet about whether or not what you’re envisioning is
possible—the time for that will come later. 

When you think you’re done writing, keep going! That just means you’ve
gotten your most obvious ideas down. Pushing through the pauses is where
you create breakthroughs, and every time you sit with a question you’ve
never heard before, you are creating new neural pathways in the brain.

Dec 08 2019

Play

146: How to Rapid-Prototype a Course

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Creating online courses does not require huge investment in time or money.
Although they certainly can cost tens of thousands of dollars to produce,
with professional video editing and branding, they don't have to. In fact,
my favorite way to create and launch a course is with my future students!

This follows agile design principles (check out the agile manifesto here).
The goal is developing rapidly, with frequent input from key stakeholders,
not building so much behind-the-scenes that what you’re working on becomes
out-of-date or out of touch with what your audience and potential future
students actually need.

I this episode, I break down all the details on how I love launching and
creating courses. You can also read a summary of the steps on this page of
the Pivot website.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/146.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
where you can ask me anything, and discuss the latest books, tools and
topics I’ve shared in recent episodes.

Our last call of the year is coming right up on Friday, December 6!

Dec 01 2019

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145: The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur with John Jantsch

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If you’re attempting any creative or business endeavor, you know that it’s
one of the great personal development journeys a person can undertake.
Dips, mood drops, discouragement, disillusionment — these are all natural
byproducts of forging new territory and taking on the vulnerability and
uncertainty that come with creating anything new in the world.

John Jantsch is one of my longtime business mentors-from-afar, someone I’m
now lucky to call a friend. In his latest book, The Self-Reliant
Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your
Business, he combines timeless transcendentalist wisdom with his three
decades of entrepreneurial time-in-the-trenches. I hope you enjoy this
conversation on luck, pivoting, and the spiritual side of
business-building.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/145.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
where you can ask me anything, and discuss the latest books, tools and
topics I’ve shared in recent episodes.

Our last call of the year is coming right up on Friday, December 6!

Nov 24 2019

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144: Listener Q&A—Keepers and Strategies for Too Much Sitting

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We’re back with the latest listener Q&A! This round is on a podcast
listener success story (and mentors-from-afar), as well as a great question
from Mark on how to deal with so much sitting throughout the work day. As
always, if you’d like to submit for a future round, leave me a brief voice
note at PivotMethod.com/ask.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://PivotMethod.com/144.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
where you can ask me anything, and discuss the latest books, tools and
topics I’ve shared in recent episodes.

Our last call of the year is coming right up on Friday, December 6!

Nov 19 2019

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143: Transmogrify with Neil Pasricha

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“I don’t even care if we talk about the new book,” Neil said as we started
our Skype call, while I thumbed through dog-eared, underlined, and
marked-up pages of the You Are Awesome galley. Ooh, fun!

Knowing I have a tendency to focus too much on the paper artifact in front
of me while interviewing authors, rather than what’s True and present in
the moment, I decided to chuck all my potential questions and just shoot
the breeze with a longtime blog-friend (February marks our ten year
friendiversary!).

Neil was on the Pivot Podcast in the early days (check out 44: Want
Nothing, Have Everything: The Happiness Equation with Neil Pasricha), and
that episode has been a long-time listener favorite. I think you’re going
to love this unfiltered, unplanned conversation every bit as much!

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/143.

Nov 10 2019

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142: Creative Economy Lessons from “The Great Race to Rule Streaming TV”

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Given the “mutation of television’s DNA” that reporter Jonah Weiner
describes in his fantastic New York Times Magazine article, The Great Race
to Rule Streaming TV, there is much we can learn about where the creative
economy is heading, how to stand out, and how to Pivot your own creative
projects.

This article is so juicy—so jam-packed with insights into where TV is
heading that parallels publishing, podcasting and product creation—that I
couldn’t resist jumping on the mic to do a point-by-point analysis of how
they might apply to our own creative projects in this experimental episode.

The article—and what we’re going to dive into together—spans a fascinating
swath of topics that I’ll help unpack. Everything from prestige content
versus quick bites, hyper-abundance and the atmosphere of plentitude,
infinite possibilities, unpredictability, celebrating fringe, “great-ish”
and the golden age of good enough, quiet time meetings, licensing versus
original content, hoarding, the great reclamation of content, perceived
barriers to entry, and preserving storytelling.

If it goes well, and you’re interested in these topics, I can even invite
Jonah to a follow-up interview for the Pivot podcast. :)

Nov 03 2019

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141: Be a Free Range Human—Busting Business Myths with Marianne Cantwell

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I’ve been a big fan of Marianne’s writing, Be a Free Range Human, since my
earliest days as a solopreneur; and in fact, she crossed my radar when my
blog was just a budding baby side-hustle, but we hadn’t connected in
real-time until this conversation.

A longtime advocate for going your own way in life and work, Marianne
shares where many solopreneurs go wrong: leaving a suffocating,
one-size-fits-all corporate environment just to feel equally penned in by a
box of their own making with shoulds from the self-employment space.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to identify your Free Range Style, and
why it is a big blind spot for many entrepreneurs. In fact, it’s one of the
biggest detriments to the health and success of your business to go against
your Free Range Style, even though many best practices would have you
inadvertently doing just that!

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/141.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
with Jenny. Our next call is on November 13!

Oct 27 2019

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140: What Horse Whispering and Entrepreneurship Have in Common with Eileen Kenney

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What does horse whispering have in common with entrepreneurship? More than
you might think; unless you are already running your own show and know
exactly how fickle taming a wild new business can be!

I loved this conversation with Elaine Kenney on her trials as a single mom
building a business, her resilience in the face of dips and defeat, her
obsession with horses, and how she navigates every next phase with joy,
grace, and perseverance.

If you enjoy this conversation, check out another one of my all time
favorite Pivot podcasts, The Soul of an Octopus—Exploring Animal
Consciousness with Sy Montgomery.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/140.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
where you can ask me anything, and discuss the latest books, tools and
topics I’ve shared in recent episodes.

Oct 20 2019

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139: Rich Dad, Real Estate Investing, and Podcast Pro Tips with Erik Cabral

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Quick reminder! Doors close for Momentum Enrollment on Tuesday, October 15
— learn more and enroll at PivotMethod.com/Momentum if you’re looking for
super smart systems and strategies to design your ideal six-figure business
in 2020 and beyond :)

This week’s episode is another fun Podcast Row conversation, and this time
I got to geek out on two topics I haven’t talked much about publicly: one
of the first personal development books I read in my early twenties that
changed the trajectory of my life, business, and finances—and real estate!

With a brother in commercial real estate, I’m often having walk-and-talks
on these topics with him whenever we’re in the same city, so I think you’ll
enjoy this conversation with Erik Cabral. Listen closely, as he also shares
a fantastic podcast pro tip for those of you who have your own shows!

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/139.

Oct 13 2019

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138: How Can You Earn Twice as Much in Half the Time with Joy and Ease? Momentum Doors Open!

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If you are a heart-based business owner, and you want to learn how to earn
twice as in half the time, with ease and joy while serving the highest
good, then I invite you to join us as an official Momentum Member! Visit
http://PivotMethod.com/Momentum to learn more about my private community
for side-hustlers and solopreneurs, and how we can support you with systems
and strategies to build your ideal six- (or seven!) figure business in 2020
and beyond.

Oct 10 2019

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137: What's Your Brand Archetype? Unlock Your Innate Advantage with Kaye Putnam

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Do you ever experience “design block” or personal branding BLEGH when you
think about how to present yourself and your business online? If so, you
are not alone! That makes at least two of us :)

You are going to love this episode with brand strategist Kaye Putnam on
authentic expression, the 12 brand archetypes, and why sometimes
understanding our own brand is like reading a label from the inside of a
jar—and what to do about it.

Kaye believes that when you have a clear brand, your clients love, respect,
and are willing to pay premium prices for your work—which gives you the
clarity and confidence to scale your impact and income.

Speaking of which! If you haven’t yet signed up for my free upcoming
90-minute Masterclass on 10 Scalable Streams of Solopreneur Income on 10/10
at 10am ET, you can do that here »

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/137.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
where you can ask me anything—our next one is coming right up! On my
birthday, 10/9 :) Shout-out to my fellow Libras!

Oct 06 2019

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136: Start Finishing—Pricing, Projects, and Momentum Planning with Charlie Gilkey

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Sometimes the Audio Gods just do not shine upon you, and that’s what
happened during this super fun experimental interview with my brilliant
friend Charlie Gilkey! My mic is “hot” (aka way too loud), but I hope
you’ll forgive me and listen anyway, as Charlie shares SO. MUCH. GOLD!! We
even go into “extreme coaching” mode together at the end, as we discuss
topics from his new book, Start Finishing: How to Go From Idea to Done.

A bit more backstory: we piloted a book club within Momentum for the first
time this month, where MoMo’ers were on the podcast interview live with us
on mute, then after my interview we opened it up for Q&A and coaching with
Charlie. We cover all kinds of topics ranging from his Five Projects Rule,
The Project Pyramid, comparisitis, creative constipation (LOL!), his
awesome Momentum planning strategy, and pricing our services as a small
business owner.

Speaking of which! If you haven’t yet signed up for my free upcoming
90-minute Masterclass on 10 Scalable Streams of Solopreneur Income on 10/10
at 10am ET, you can enroll at http://pivot.love/10streams.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/136.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
where you can ask me anything—our next one is coming right up! On my
birthday, 10/9 Shout-out to my fellow Libras :)

Sep 29 2019

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135: The Bliss Engine with Jim Blake (aka Daddy-O!)

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We have a verrrry special guest this week in honor of his big birthday
month, and that’s my dad—Jim Blake!

He happened to be in town visiting on a day that I was participating in
Podcast Row, an all-day podcasting extravaganza at Stand-up New York. My
first guest had a last-minute emergency and had to bow out, so with no
notice I pulled my dad onto the main stage and interviewed him about his
books, his music, his creative process, and what he calls “mouth
management.” We had so much fun!

If you've enjoyed either of my two books it's in large part thanks to his
expert editing, content discussions, and ongoing inspiration—so I can’t
wait for you to get to know him better through this week’s episode :)

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/135.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider becoming a
Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call where you
can ask me anything—the next one is on my birthday, October 9—shout-out to
my fellow Libras!

Sep 22 2019

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134: East Forest on Infinite Existence and The Guru Within

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“When you witness a dark thought – you witness it, and love it. You love
your dark thoughts. The witness is part of the soul, and the soul loves
everything.” —Ram Dass from “Dark Thoughts”

In this episode, East Forest joins us to discuss his latest album, Ram Dass
, and his time in Maui to record these exclusive new teachings from an
enlightened master. After capturing Dass’ words of wisdom, East Forest
returned to his studio to compose this incredible soundtrack to beautifully
support each songs’ subject. Together we explore themes like balancing guru
worship with finding wisdom within, music as soul medicine, infinite
existence, and creative expression. You know, the good stuff :)

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/134.

Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to
become a Pivot Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call
where you can ask me anything, and discuss the latest books, tools and
topics I’ve shared in recent episodes.

Sep 15 2019

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133: Free-up Founder Time Preview — Time Blocking and Content Batching

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How can I earn twice as much in half the time, with joy and ease, while
serving the highest good for all involved? This is one of the central
questions in my solo+preneur-based business, one that builds a habit (okay,
okay, obsession) of looking for simple systems and strategies to help free
our time, mind, and money.

This episode is preview lesson from my new—totally free!—mini-course,
Free-up Founder Time. I cover strategies for time blocking and content
batching, and walk you through exactly how I set-up my schedule each week
(knowing that life and work never go perfectly to plan). I define Founder
Time as time that you dedicate to working on your business, as the owner of
the whole operation. Ideally, you schedule it for your most creative
windows—when you feel energized to do your best work.  

After you listen, register for the course here to kick-off your fall with
more time and energy! In 15 short actionable lessons, I cover topics like
content batching, time blocking, getting ready for your big break, courage
cookies, luck trucks, and a whole lot more. Each lesson as a combination of
helpful tools, templates, podcast episodes, and book recommendations. I
also recorded each lesson (most are 5-10 minutes long) as audio for
learning on the go. My goal: every lesson will free up two to five hours of
your time each week!

Sep 08 2019

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By Alex Pedersen - Nov 16 2019
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I’ve learned massively from Jenny and get guests, and she’s so pleasant to listen to

Just what I needed

By diannakds - Dec 31 2017
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Pivot has changed my life! Thank you and keep up the great work!