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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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I’ve learned massively from Jenny and get guests, and she’s so pleasant to listen to

Just what I needed

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Pivot has changed my life! Thank you and keep up the great work!

iTunes Ratings

146 Ratings
Average Ratings
131
9
3
2
1

Solid gold

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!
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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: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 210: Why Bother? With Jennifer Louden

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Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept
of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book.

Since then, she’s written seven additional books on well-being and whole
living, including The Woman’ s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with
close to a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. She’s
been profiled or quoted in two of Brené Brown’s books, Daring Greatly and
Dare to Lead; and even appeared on Oprah.

Jen and I met way back in the day at SXSW 2012 — my first time attending,
and have kept in touch from afar ever since. Today we’re talking about her
newest and most personal book, Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s
Next.

What’s on your mind? Submit follow-up questions at
http://pivotmethod.com/ask

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/210

May 08 2020

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Rank #6: 14: Systems, Hacks and Shortcuts for Solopreneurs

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The most recent was a two hour pow-wow with my friend Elisa on all of our
best business tools and tactics. Take a listen: Systems, Hacks and
Shortcuts for Solopreneurs with Elisa Doucette (her awesome show notes are
here). For a full systems bootcamp to get you set-up for 2016, check out
the 5-Day Systems Ninja course.

Nov 08 2015

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 172: Self-Care for Empaths and HSPs with Sarah Santacroce

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If you ever feel like a sponge for the energy (and moods) of people around
you, particularly during times of massive change or crisis; if you feel
flooded by emotion, overwhelmed with empathy, more sensitive than usual to
sights, sounds, and media; and/or hit with powerful bursts of intuition,
this episode is for you.

Sarah Santacroce and I recorded a two-way conversation for Pivot and her
podcast, Gentle Business Revolution (be sure to also check out the PDF of
her manifesto, Gentle Business Revolution Manifesto).

View full show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/172 »

What’s on your mind? Submit follow-up questions for a future conversation
at http://pivotmethod.com/ask »

Mar 28 2020

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Rank #9: 184: Reinventing You + Pivoting in the Crisis with Dorie Clark {LinkedIn Live Replay}

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(Recorded 4/9/20) Join me and business bestie Dorie Clark as we discuss how
we’re reinventing and navigating our way through the unknowns of this
crisis on a day-by-day basis.

In our recent LinkedIn Live session we covered a range of topics including:
When is it time to pause, and when is it time to double-down? How can we
create offerings during this time in a way that is sensitive and
respectful, not salesy? What about those who are furloughed and feeling in
a state of limbo?

If you haven't already, listen to our previous episodes together on how to
Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following, How to Monetize Your
Ideas, and Creating Multiple Streams of Income. Check out Dorie's
Recognized Expert Evaluation Toolkit and her Entrepreneur Self-Assessment,
which we mention in this episode.

Get full show notes and links from this episode at
http://pivotmethod.com/184 »

Apr 11 2020

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 58: Monetize Your Ideas with Dorie Clark

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What's the secret to becoming a recognized expert? Once you are well-known
in your field, how do you monetize those ideas (without being sleazy) to
build a successful business?

This week I'm bringing my good friend Dorie Clark back on the podcast to
share her best road-tested tips for reputation- and business-building.
She’s the author of two fantastic books that I mention in PIVOT—
Reinventing You and Stand Out—and the New York Times has called her an
“expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their
lives.”

Feb 26 2017

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: [Best Of] Deep Work: Ditch Cognitive Junk Food with Cal Newport

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As I get up to speed in my first semester at Union Theological Seminary,
I’m re-launching a few of my favorite podcast episodes from four years of
archives: I hope you enjoy some of these oldies but goodies, particularly
if you missed them the first time around! Here’s a conversation I loved
with Cal Newport from April 2016.

When was the last time you were in the zone?There’s nothing I love more
than working with time flying. The sun rises and sets and I barely notice
because I’m so engrossed in my work. Cal Newport calls this deep work, and
says that contrary to what many assume, it is a skill, not a habit. That
means it takes deliberate practice, and is a cognitive muscle that can
atrophy with disuse—something we are all prone to as we get sucked into
network tools like social media and email. I loved this conversation and I
know you will too! Enjoy 

“At the exact point that deep work is becoming increasingly valuable,
it is also becoming more rare.”

—Cal Newport

Nov 11 2018

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Rank #16: 167: Penney Peirce on How Coronavirus is Speeding Us Toward Transparency

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New York City is now in a state of emergency, the usually overflowing
streets and parks are eerily vacant, and the line for Whole Foods was
around a city block today, cordoned off by fences and a security guard. I’m
so grateful to all grocery store workers, Amazon and USPS employees,
teachers, and health care providers.  

Since the pandemic started, I have been wondering what Penney’s take would
be. Longtime listeners know she needs no introduction, as people often
remark to me that the episodes with her are their favorite! We have 11
conversations in the Penney & Jenny show so far, and another one scheduled
this week to discuss her essay on the crisis, How Coronavirus is Speeding
Us Toward Transparency. In advance of that, she has given me her blessing
the read the essay in full here on the podcast, for those of you who prefer
listening over reading. We hope things brings you comfort and a refreshing
perspective; it’s certainly has for me. More from us soon!

If you’d like to submit a question for us, visit
http://PivotMethod.com/ask

Special announcement! Penney will also be our featured guest for April’s
Pivot Insider live video Q&A session. It will be on Wednesday, April 8 at
3:30pm ET. Join us at http://PivotMethod.com/insider by supporting the
podcast with a small monthly donation, and you’ll also get instant access
to 7+ months of archives and a slew of bonus resources, including a
two-hour Upgrade Your Energy workshop.

View full show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/167 »

Mar 23 2020

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Rank #17: 92: Adulting to Win: Powerful Questions and Pivotal Plot Points with Paul Angone

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What is fear keeping you from doing? Is it worth it? Are you afflicted with
an additional form of OCD, Obsessive Comparison Disorder? What are the
pivotal plot points of your story, the triumphs and the tragedies? What
sacrifices are you willing to make to honor your soul values?

These are the powerful questions that my longtime friend Paul Angone asks
and collects in his new book, 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your
Twenties. The book covers four categories that we also dive into on the
podcast: adulting to win, careerish, relationshipping and finding your
signature sauce. I love Paul's humility and humor, and I can't wait for you
to see which of the questions we cover might just change your day, your
week, or your life :)

Apr 01 2018

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Rank #18: 60: How Emotionally Agile Are You? Strategies for Setbacks with Susan David

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Turns out there's good news about bad moods—contrary to what it may seem in
the moment, they can actually facilitate more creative, out-of-the-box
thinking than when we're sailing along on autopilot during happier times.
Discover the difference between brooding and venting, what types of writing
are most helpful for processing difficult emotions, and how to "unhook"
when you're in the grip of overpowering feelings.

May 14 2017

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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: 105: Tools for Transitions—Just Ahead Mentors, Jealousy Antidotes, and Powerful Small Steps to Find Jobs (or Clients) with Dev Aujla

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Contrary to popular belief that trolling for a new job or client is
the drag of all drags, a process that should be hurried through as quickly
as possible, Dev Ajula believes our careers can be avenues for inquiry. His
book, 50 Ways to Get a Job has a hidden curriculum that stretches so far
beyond the job-search, and is relevant to everyone, including
entrepreneurs. “Our careers and the questions they answer are lifelong
pursuits,” Dev says.

I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and learning more about Dev's
incredible long-term passion project: building a non-traditional Sorted
Library based on the power of inquiry in DUMBO, New York (the Instagram
account alone is a must-peruse!).

Jun 24 2018

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232: What's Past Summer? Interim "Pop-up" Pivots with Dr. MJC

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May 31 2020

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231: Vulnerability As a One-Way Ticket to Trust with Billy Anderson

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“Vulnerability is a one-way ticket to trust,” says today’s guest Billy
Anderson, founder of The Courage Crusade and mutual friend of longtime
friendtor Michael Bungay Stanier (two-time guest of the Pivot Podcast).

Billy is the author of Your Comfort Zone is Killing You: Finding the
Courage to Be You. In this conversation we cover finding the courage to
move past others’ expectations toward greater authenticity, transparency,
vulnerability, and self-expression.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/231

May 30 2020

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230: Creating Flow States (BookRx)

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When was the last time you experienced a truly ecstatic flow state when
working? Where time was flying, and you didn’t even notice it passing? Do
you know how to create more of these in the future?

It took 10 years for The Office to find success after it aired. What would
you create for the intrinsic reward of the project itself? What if you knew
it wouldn’t find popular success until 10 years from now, if at all? Would
you still create it?

The very notion of a “flow” state was popularized and explored in Mihaly
Csikszentmihalyi’s seminal book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
. We’re unpacking the first half of his book, flow ingredients and
impediments, in this “BookRx” episode.

Get my curated weekly(ish) PivotList newsletter at
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I’d love to hear what’s on your mind! Take the Pivot listener survey at
http://pivotmethod.com/survey
Submit a question or comment for future episodes at
http://pivotmethod.com/ask

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/230

May 29 2020

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229: Create What You Need

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What do you wish you had that doesn’t exist? Whether it’s a podcast
episode, an article, or a physical product — innovation requires pausing
the “infinite stream” of passive content we consume in receiver mode, and
intentionally pausing to ask the question: how can you create what you
need?

Your magnet means something . . . pause and pay attention to it.

This episode ties into topics covered in 142: Creative Economy Lessons from
“The Great Race to Rule Streaming TV” and episode 219: Swimming Upstream—A
tale of two platforms.

Get my curated weekly(ish) PivotList newsletter at
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I’d love to hear what’s on your mind! Take the Pivot listener survey at
http://pivotmethod.com/survey
Submit a question or comment for future episodes at
http://pivotmethod.com/ask

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at

May 28 2020

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228: How I Run My Business Without Social Media

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If social media drains you, yet continues to dangle itself as a “sexy
should,” this episode is for you. I share my own process—mindset shifts and
business focuses—that allow me to keep moving, even without
platform-building or posting on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Tik Tok.

From a business perspective, social media is a means to two primary ends:
social connections and media (consuming and contributing). I share how I
work toward both of those in ways that energize me, even without directing
my attention toward the platforms above.

This episode ties in to topics covered in 142: Creative Economy Lessons
from “The Great Race to Rule Streaming TV” and episode 219: Swimming
Upstream—A tale of two platforms.

Subscribe to my weekly(ish) curated PivotList newsletter at
http://pivotmethod.com/pivotlist »
I’d love to hear what’s on your mind! Take the Pivot listener survey at
http://pivotmethod.com/survey
Submit a question or comment for future episodes at
http://pivotmethod.com/ask

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/228

May 27 2020

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227: "Super Extrovert" Pivot Strategies with Photographer Phillip Van Nostrand

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When Michael and I were throwing together our very agile wedding at City
Hall in New York City back in November 2018, with just a few weeks notice I
asked two friends for a photographer recommendation. Both separately
replied with the same person, today’s guest, which was all the serendipity
I needed to say yes!

That photographer is Phillip Van Nostrand, an instant friend and exactly
the kind of guy you’d want on board for big events. When Phil told me how
he was networking during the pandemic, and earning more revenue than ever
despite so many events cancelled, I knew I needed to have him on the show.
A self-described super extrovert, he’s provides a much-needed balance to my
introverted curmudgeon :)

We’ll also dive into his recent Medium article, How to Live an Epic
Freelance Life (in the time of Covid-19), where he describes what he’s been
up to for the past five weeks to help my (photo) business and how he put
over $15,000 into his bank account during this time.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/227

May 26 2020

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226: Wired for Disruption—5 Agility Shifts with Henna Inam

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Henna Inam is on a mission to impact one million people by 2030, partly by
helping us “Marie Kondo our mindset.” In this episode, you’ll learn about
the five shifts in agility we can all make and the antidote to burnout,
starting with our built-in neuro-emotional capability for resilience and
collaboration.

She is the CEO of Transformational Leadership Inc., a company that helps
Fortune 500 organizations grow transformational leaders. A former C-suite
executive, Henna drove transformation throughout her corporate career
before pivoting toward coaching. She is the author of Wired for
Authenticity, and a new forthcoming book, Wired for Disruption: Five Shifts
in Agility to Lead in the Future of Work (available June 1).

Get show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/226

May 25 2020

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225: Pandemic Bubbles, Talent Trends, Self-Education, and Luck with Dr. MJC (Part 2)

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Dr. MJC is back for part two of our most recent installment in the
Pivoting Around a Pandemic series (listen to episode 224 first). In this
session we riff on not quite feeling ready to leave our pandemic bubbles,
the meta skill of self-education, and conscious luck (Gay Hendricks’ new
book).

What’s on your mind? Submit follow-up questions for a future conversation
at http://pivotmethod.com/ask

Check out show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at
http://pivotmethod.com/225

May 24 2020

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224: Riffing on Rogan, Education, and Superskills with Dr. MJC (Part 1)

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Dr. MJC is back for the first time since episode 203, when we talked about
re-opening three weeks ago. Today we riff on a range of timely topics: Joe
Rogan’s exclusive Spotify deal and how it mirrors larger pandemic and
content-creation trends, “blue” versus “red” ocean when it comes to
competition, and the important meta skill of self-education.

And for curious minds! Our new word of the episode: ar·ma·men·tar·i·um
(är′mə-mĕn-târ′ē-əm)

1. The complete equipment of a physician or medical institution,
including books, supplies, and instruments.

2. The complete range of materials available or used for a task.

What’s on your mind? Submit follow-up questions for a future conversation
at http://pivotmethod.com/ask

Check out show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at
http://pivotmethod.com/224

May 23 2020

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223: Stepping up Systems—How I Shifted to Daily Podcasting

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Today I’m peeling the curtain back on the shifts I’ve made to move from
weekly to daily podcast publishing during the pandemic across five key
areas: mindset, motivation, systems, skills, and software.

Interested in learning more? Join me LIVE for a much-requested update on my
(He)art of Podcasting course!

I’m facilitating a 3-hour masterclass on June 25 where you can ask me
anything, get my best templates for visioning, interview prep, and
post-production, and request walkthroughs of the most confusing aspects of
podcasting and systems. Learn more at http://pivotmethod.com/heart »

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/223 and the full Pivot podcast archive
at http://pivotmethod.com/podcastarchive »

I’d love to hear what’s on your mind! Take the Pivot listener survey at
http://pivotmethod.com/survey

May 22 2020

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222: Pronoia and Why I Love the Placebo Effect

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Can the universe possibly be always working “for” you and not just
happening to you? How can that be if bad things that happen to good people?

In this episode I respond to a listener question with my take on helpful
ways to apply the placebo effect and pronoia, the belief that “the world
around you conspires to do you good.” I talk about noticing what you’re
noticing, and how to discern fears versus wants through your inner magnet
(aka intuition).

As Eckhart Tolle writes in A New Earth, “Life will give you whatever
experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do
you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience
you are having at this moment.”

If you are a recent grad looking for a portable coach to help you hold your
highest vision even while navigating the nuts-and-bolts of adulting during
these challenging times, check out my first book Life After College (first
launched 2011, revised edition launched 2018). Compliment it with Pivot:
The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, and you’ll be well-equipped to
navigate change now and in the future.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/222

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May 21 2020

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221: Be Willing to Be the Exception (For 2020 Grads)

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Don’t bench yourself before the game begins. Be willing to be the
exception. What problems can you solve during this unique time? What skills
can you teach yourself? For any disempowering article or statistic, what if
the opposite were true?

Systemic inequality, student debt, lack of social support — these are
massively broken systems in America. But that doesn’t mean you need to hang
your head in defeat from now until forever.

This episode is a message to 2020 grads (and anyone else who needs to hear
it): do not let headlines like the one below hang over your head like dark,
depressing rain clouds for the rest of your career, no matter how tough the
job market might be right now. Shake it off, and be willing to be the
exception (even if statistically speaking, we can’t all be).

Just this week The New York Times published on the front page, Facing
Adulthood With an Economic Disaster’s Lasting Scars: “Those entering the
job market in a downturn may never catch up in pay, opportunities or
confidence.” It continues, “The question is what kind of scars this will
leave in the hearts, minds and pockets of younger people.”

See this scar as a good thing: how is it uniquely shaping your heart, mind,
and pocket? What lessons are you learning that will serve you for the rest
of your career?

If you are a recent grad looking for a portable coach to help you hold your
highest vision even while navigating the nuts-and-bolts of adulting during
these challenging times, check out my first book Life After College (first
launched 2011, revised edition launched 2018). Compliment it with Pivot:
The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, and you’ll be well-equipped to
navigate change now and in the future.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/221

I’d love to hear what’s on your mind! Take the Pivot listener survey at
http://pivotmethod.com/survey

May 20 2020

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220: Protect Your Flame with Michael Karsouny + Adventure Meditation!

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Welcome to Part 3 of Wandering with Michael (Part 2 here) — we talk about
my favorite band, how to protect your flame, the importance of not planning
or problem-solving too much around one’s creative process . . . and then!
Around minute 22, Michael jumps into facilitating (his first!) spontaneous
guided meditation with more passion than most :)

More background: Feeling stuck and bored for the first time in a loooong
time last Saturday, Michael and I decided the only thing that would
alleviate our Groundhog’s Day discomfort on yet another freezing New York
City weekend would be to hop on the podcast mic with no direction in mind
(his idea not mine!). This is the third of several such sessions we
recorded that day :)

Get show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/220
Leave us a message at http://pivotmethod.com/ask

May 19 2020

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219: Swimming Upstream—A Tale of Two Platform Pivots

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“Everything is the pandemic’s fault,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, co-founder
of nascent streaming platform Quibi last week. Is it? I share my thoughts
in this week’s riff on how streaming companies are responding and piloting
during this time.

Building on episode 142: Creative Economy Lessons from “The Great Race to
Rule Streaming TV”, I share a tale of two platforms — and encourage you to
examine where you might still be stuck in unhelpful thinking.

I’d love to hear what’s on your mind! Take the Pivot listener survey at
http://pivotmethod.com/survey

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/213

May 18 2020

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218: We've Gone Over-Bored (Part 2) with Michael Karsouny (Listen at Your Own Risk!)

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I’m releasing exactly the kind of episode I can’t usually stand . . . but
maybe that’s a good thing? Michael even said in all seriousness, “I don’t
think you should release this one on the main channel.”

We cover everything and nothing, and digressions in-between. Welcome to
Part 2 of Wandering with Michael. Our alternative title for this one is,
“Infinitely Boring” — so listen at your own risk! The background:

Feeling stuck and bored for the first time in a loooong time last Saturday,
Michael and I decided the only thing that would alleviate our Groundhog’s
Day discomfort on yet another freezing New York City weekend would be to
hop on the podcast mic with no direction in mind (his idea not mine!). This
is the first of several such sessions we recorded that day :)

This is decidedly not an episode with a clear agenda, takeaways, or
template! In fact, you’ll probably wonder how we even manage to get along
given our completely different approaches to life. Opposites attract as
they say ;-)

Our biggest hope is that we provide just a little entertainment and
reprieve on any future day you might find yourself bored too . . .

Get show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/218

May 17 2020

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217: We're Bored—Wandering with Michael Karsouny (Listen at Your Own Risk!)

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Life on lockdown means a perfect opportunity to capture spontaneous
thoughts from a very special guest . . . and no, it’s not Ryder :)

Feeling stuck and bored for the first time in a loooong time last Saturday,
Michael and I decided the only thing that would alleviate our Groundhog’s
Day discomfort on yet another freezing New York City weekend would be to
hop on the podcast mic with no direction in mind (his idea not mine!). This
is the first of several such sessions we recorded that day :)

Listen at your own risk, as this is decidedly not an episode with a clear
agenda, takeaways, or template! In fact, you’ll probably wonder how we even
manage to get along given our completely different approaches to life.
Opposites attract as they say ;-)

Our biggest hope is that we provide just a little entertainment and
reprieve on any future day you might find yourself bored too . . .

Get show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/217

May 16 2020

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216: Pivoting Stand-up (NY) with Dani Zoldan

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Dani Zoldan is a lifelong entrepreneur. In 2008, he purchased Stand Up NY,
the famous comedy club on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that made its
name in the 80’s and 90’s with many of the world’s best comics including
Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Louis CK and Jon Stewart.

Today, (at least pre-pandemic when we could still gather in person!) the
club has been home to many current A-listers including Amy Schumer, Michael
Che, Pete Davidson and Judah Friedlander.

I met Dani through James Altucher, who bought into club ownership in 2016,
and was honored to participate in their inaugural Podcast Row. When I saw
Dani quoted in the New York Times March 18: Open Your Laptops, the Comedy
Show Is About to Begin, as businesses started shutting down, I knew he’d
have an interesting Pivot perspective to share!

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/216

May 15 2020

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215: Stay Relevant, Sense What's Next, and Solve Difficult Problems with Stephen Shapiro

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Why are so many of us allergic to the word innovation, solving the wrong
problems, and experiencing idea-fatigue? Because, as Stephen Shapiro
brilliantly shares in his new book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that
Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems, what we’re really
aiming for is relevance.

How can you apply the 5D’s of disruption to solve difficult problems? We
dive into that and so much more during this conversation—one I can’t wait
to listen back to at least twice more to absorb all the powerful
pivot-related concepts! I’ll tell you one thing: you’ll never brainstorm
the same way again . . .

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/215

May 14 2020

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214: Nerding Out w/Mitch Joel—On Ideas, Systems, Credibility, and Connections

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Seth Godin recently described Mitch Joel (in celebration of his 700th
episode) as “in the pantheon, one of the greats.” I couldn’t agree more.

Mitch is a well-respected friend and colleague to so many of us in the
business, writing, and speaking communities. He sees trends and platforms
coming long before they hit mainstream, and his output, ideas, and incisive
interviewing style consistently leaves me with inspiration and new
information.

He was gracious to have me on his Six Pixels of Separation Podcast when
Pivot launched, and the conversation (among dozens and dozens) left such a
mark on me that I quoted him in the afterword for the paperback edition of
Pivot in 2017 the following year. Here’s an excerpt:

"My guiding principle now is faith in flow, a reminder that helps me trust
the natural cycles of tension and release, hustle and flow, grit and grace.
I listen for what’s next, but try not to rush the answer.

If the Plant stage involves putting a pin in one’s desired destination a
year from now, entering my post-pivot rest mode was like hitting the
“current location” button in a maps app—it spun me back and helped me zoom
in on where I was right now, not someplace off in the future where I should
be.

In the words of my friend and fellow author Mitch Joel, instead of only
focusing on what’s next, we’d do well to reflect on the equally important
question: what’s now?"

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/214

May 13 2020

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213: Flex Your Flywheel (for Solopreneurs)

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Building on the previous episode that covered virtuous circles (or cycles),
this is an excerpt from my Pivot to Profit course where I go deeper into
Jim Collins’ Hedgehog and Flywheel concepts. This will help you think more
strategically about the highest impact activities in business and career
that create self-perpetuating, unstoppable momentum.

Join us in Momentum at http://pivotmethod.com/momentum

I’d love to hear what’s on your mind! Take the Pivot listener survey at
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recording, we are just TWO reviews short!! Visit
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mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/213

May 12 2020

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