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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 PivotMethod.com/podcast, and learn more about Jenny’s private Pivot Insider community for supporters at http://pivotmethod.com/insider ❤️

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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 PivotMethod.com/podcast, and learn more about Jenny’s private Pivot Insider community for supporters at http://pivotmethod.com/insider ❤️

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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

147 Ratings
Average Ratings
132
9
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
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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 PivotMethod.com/podcast, and learn more about Jenny’s private Pivot Insider community for supporters at http://pivotmethod.com/insider ❤️

Rank #1: 21: Reinvent Yourself with James Altucher

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Today’s podcast is with one of my favorite authors and bloggers, James
Altucher, author of Choose Yourself and the Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth
. What better way to ring in the new year than with his 55-item Reinvent
Yourself checklist?

Jan 01 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: 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: 192: The Silver Lining of Self-Doubt with Olivia D'Silva

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Pivot Insider and coach Olivia D’Silva is here to help people to “realize
the value of dissatisfaction and self-doubt in their live” and use these
energies as the sources of power and motivation they can represent when
harnessed intentionally. I was honored to be the first featured guest for
her new community, The Doubters, and am sharing here on the Pivot Podcast
with her permission :)

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at PivotMethod.com/192

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.

Apr 19 2020

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 129: Penney & Jenny Show—Why Do We Hesitate to Be Much More of Ourselves?

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Why do we hesitate when it comes to being more of ourselves? In this
episode, which happens to be released on Penney’s birthday (woohoo!) we
discuss why we fears and limitations that hold us back from our fullest
expression.

In this conversation, we talk about the cultural pressure to fit in,
self-entertainment as spiritual practice, setting big goals and going too
big or too small, willingness to be a “misfit,” why transparency attracts
more joyful friendships, and what’s behind comparison to others—how
noticing a quality in someone else means that you have that quality
somewhere within you. 

View full show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/129.

Enjoying the podcast and want to support the show? Become a Pivot Insider
and get access to Jenny’s Monthly Q&A call—the next one is coming right up
on August 14!

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

Aug 11 2019

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 181: Find Your Edge (And Collect 10 No's to Pass Go) with Laura Huang

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(Recorded 2/12/20) Laura Huang is a professor at Harvard Business School
who studies interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in
entrepreneurship and in the workplace. In this conversation, we’re talking
about her new book Edge: Turning Adversity Into Advantage.

You’ll learn about her framework: Enrich, Delight, Guide, Effort — and how
she recovered from almost getting kicked out of Elon Musk’s office within
the first two minutes of their meeting.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/181

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 next session is April 8th — I’d
love for you to join us! Learn more at http://pivotmethod.com/insider.

Apr 06 2020

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 211: Financial Planning Through a Pandemic With Kathryn Brown

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"If you truly are diversified, that means something is underperforming (in
the short-term).”

Today’s Pivot conversation is with wealth manager Kathryn Brown, whose
mission is changing families’ traditional relationship with money to foster
a healthy relationship between money and life for the families she serves.

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

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources
mentioned at http://www.pivotmethod.com/211

May 09 2020

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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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Rank #20: 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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[Best Of] Penney & Jenny 12: Pandemic Opening Our Collective Pandora's Box (March 2020)

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Happy summer, friends! I’m taking a short break to pause and design what’s next for the podcast content-wise. Please enjoy this series with Penney Peirce, released M/W/Fri in keeping with my latest experiment.

Penney is consistently named as a listener favorite when I get feedback notes, and after our first interview together we jokingly started naming these follow-up conversations “The Penney & Jenny Show.” Until now, these interviews were spread out over the last four years — now they’ll be bingeable as a consecutive series :)

🗣 Want to help shape what’s next? Take the listener survey if you haven’t already! http://pivotmethod.com/survey »

📝 View full show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/podcast/penney12 »

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Original air date: March 2020

I’m delighted to have Penney Peirce back on the podcast to unpack her essay in conversation together, on How Coronavirus is Speeding Us Toward Transparency.

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 in the previous episode (167) I read her essay on the crisis directly, How Coronavirus is Speeding Us Toward Transparency.

View full show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/168 » and http://pivotmethod.com/169

Jul 31 2020

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244: Design The Life You Love with Ayse Birsel

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Named by Fast Company as one of the 100 most creative people in the world, Ayse Birsel is giving us a special preview of her Deconstruction + Reconstruction process to Design the Life You Love at this crucial inflection point of halfway through the madness that is 2020.

In this Momentum Book Club (a live Pivot podcast taping with my private community for heart-based business owners), Ayse walks us through two key exercises: identifying your superpowers and kryptonite, then mapping what to keep and let go of across four key areas as we enter the second half of the year.

📝 Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/244

💌 Get my curated weekly(ish) 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

🎙 Make sure you’re subscribed wherever you listen to ‘casts: https://pod.link/1054817076

🎧 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: http://pivotmethod.com/insider

Jul 03 2020

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243: Crowdfunding Venture Capital And Accessible Angel Investing with Chuck Petid

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As the Republic website states, “Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.” That’s why they are democratizing angel investing by creating a platform where diverse founders and mission-driven start-ups can get the capital they need—and even those of us without millions in the bank can invest in emerging companies we believe in, for as little as $10.

This conversation with Chuck Petid was recorded pre-pandemic (back in 2019), but is relevant more than ever with so many companies looking for assistance during these trying economic times.

📝 Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/243

💌 Get my curated weekly(ish) 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

🎧 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: http://pivotmethod.com/insider

Jul 01 2020

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242: Nahko—Take Your Power Back + "Love Letters to God" Live

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Note: this interview was recorded and released just before the sexual misconduct allegations against Nahko surfaced. You can view his statement here, and his bandmates’ here. [Trigger Warning] Some of the recent allegations are here, here, and here. My heart goes out to all involved.

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Nahko is an artist, a seeker, a storyteller, and a medicine man through soulful music. I love that his music sits at the intersection of deep personal introspection with social justice activism.

Although we didn’t discuss it in this conversation, Nakho was born as a result of human trafficking—his birth mother gave him up for adoption when she was fourteen years old; he was nine months old, then raised in Oregon just 20 minutes away. You can learn more about that in these conversations with Untangled: Take Your Power Back and with Rachel Brathen: Believe In The Good Things Coming.

Nahko and Medicine for the People has provided the soundtrack to everything important in my life these last five years: solo journeying, writing and then launching Pivot, meeting my husband, getting married, and navigating the 2020 coronacoaster.

🎵 Listen to the end for a special acoustic performance

📝 Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/242

💌 Get my curated weekly(ish) 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

🎧 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: http://pivotmethod.com/insider

Jun 29 2020

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241: Get Off Autopilot & Be Your Own Benefactor with Antonio Neves

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What happens when you find yourself on autopilot, even with a perfect-on-paper role or business? It can be hard to admit—even to oneself—not being 100% #grateful, #blessed, and #fulfilled.

Longtime friendtor Antonio Neves and I talk about how to find the courage to boldly go your own way—to be your own benefactor—even when your next direction isn’t a proven Pivot yet. You’ll hear about Tony’s aha moment that helped him kick a secret coping habit, and starting taking authentic steps in a new direction into a new phase of life and work where he’s betting on himself.

📝 Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/241

💌 Get my curated weekly(ish) 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

🎧 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: http://pivotmethod.com/insider

Jun 26 2020

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240: The Beauty of Conflict with CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

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This is one of my favorite conversations in five years of podcasting — AND I made the silly error of not checking my inputs when switching over to Zoom for this one! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Forgive me, and I hope you’ll bear with the audio on my side to hear the many priceless gems from CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke, two instant friends who I know you will love as much as I do!

We talk about why conflict is necessary to move past mediocrity, tools for tough conversations, calming ourselves when triggered and tempted to use familiar (unhelpful) coping mechanisms, and why courage = vulnerability + curiosity.

Get full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/240 »

🎙Last call to join us! My 3-hour live (He)art of Podcasting Masterclass is tomorrow, June 25 at 10am ET. Register for the live masterclass here »

Jun 24 2020

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239: Resilience and Compassion Fatigue with Colleen Pelar

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“Self care is the best business plan.” That’s Colleen Pelar’s philosophy that she shares with pet care professionals in her private community and on her Unleashed podcast.

By nature of being heart-centered givers and animal-lovers, those who care for our furry friends are often at risk for compassion fatigue. On top of that, the last few months have challenged all of us to develop greater resilience — and find much-needed pockets of rest amidst ongoing unrest.

Big thanks to Momentum member Regina for the introduction—I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did about how to take care of ourselves, and secret superpowers animal whisperers can bring into their businesses.

View show notes and resources mentioned from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/239 »

Jun 22 2020

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238: 5 Re-Orienting Inquiries for Revolutionary Times

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Happy #PrideMonth and happy Juneteenth! These are revolutionary times that require re-orienting questions to spark a new way forward, from the inside out.

Today I’m sharing the five inquiries that have had a profound impact on me these last few weeks, building on episode 173: Beautiful Questions for Challenging Times with Steve Morris.

A little more context on the holidays we’re honoring:

#PrideMonth via Charities.org: “In honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan - considered the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States - each June Americans come together to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month.”

Juneteenth via Wikipedia: “Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free.”

Get show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/238

Find ongoing resources for Black Lives Matter at http://pivotmethod.com/blacklivesmatter

Submit a question for the Pivot Podcast at http://pivotmethod.com/ask

Jun 19 2020

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237: 16+ Software Tools Behind the Pivot Podcast

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Software geeks, rejoice! In today’s show I’m sharing every tool I use to produce the Pivot Podcast. This episode builds on 233: Stepping up Systems—How I Shifted to Daily Podcasting (across five key areas: mindset, motivation, systems, skills, and software).

Both are in preparation (and to give you a head-start) for my upcoming LIVE (He)art of Podcasting masterclass! I have the ambitious goal of taking you from zero to show, because the world needs your voice, and we need it now.

I’m facilitating a 3-hour workshop 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/237 and the full Pivot podcast archive at http://pivotmethod.com/podcastarchive »

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Jun 17 2020

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236: We're All In This Together—From Blame to Belonging with Mike Robbins

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How can we create the psychological safety and belonging needed for the crucial conversations this moment demands of us? How can we apply the privileges we have for the highest good? How do we shift from blame to belonging to create change?

We are diving in to these topics and more with my longtime friendtor, Mike Robbins, based on themes from his latest book We're All in This Together. Mike also hosts a fantastic podcast of the same name, We’re All In This Together.

Get show notes from this episode at http://pivotmethod.com/236 »

Find ongoing resources for Black Lives Matter at http://pivotmethod.com/blacklivesmatter

Jun 15 2020

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235: Co-Journeying and Re-Opening—Roundtable with Dr. Anthony Harris and Dr. MJC

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I’m delighted to be hosting a roundtable as the most recent installment in the Pivoting Around a Pandemic series with Dr. MJC (who you know well from 13 episodes together!) and Dr. Anthony Harris, Chief Innovation Officer for WeCare who is helping implement 1,000,000 tests every day to help businesses re-open.

We talk about Dr. Harris’ background at the intersection of faith, medicine, and entrepreneurship; processing the unrest of these last two weeks, his take on co-journeying through the Black Lives Matter movement, inequities in society as it relates to business and healthcare, and what drives and orients him as he prepares to welcome a son into the world.

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/235

Jun 12 2020

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234: Black Lives Matter. Listening, Learning, Growing, Acting.

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We have hit a boiling point of rage and heartbreak. What we witnessed
through George Floyd's murder was evil incarnate, not to mention the
countless others who have come before him, and the massively dysfunctional
systems in America that perpetuate injustice, racism, and senseless
violence.

But pointing fingers at bigger systems also misses and important point: we
— I — must start within.

I want to start this post and episode by thanking two people who kicked off
the latest round of deep inquiry around anti-racism for me: Michael Bungay
Stanier in his MBS.works newsletter, who shared a link to Rachel Rodger’s
Instagram Live video from May 30 on “the good white liberal response.” (If
you catch this in time, she has a Town Hall called Reimagining Small
Business on Wednesday 6/10 from 6-8pm ET.)

I met Rachel many years ago, and have followed her work for many
years—particularly at her new platform and podcast Hello Seven. It
shouldn’t have taken until now, but seeing and hearing her pain, passion,
and determination woke me up and stopped me in my tracks anew. It inspired
me to dig deeper, to dive into social media in a way that I usually don’t.
To listen more deeply.

Staying “out of it” is no longer an option (it’s a privilege), and I thank
Rachel for calling me and others in to revisit many of the topics in
today’s episode that, though I dipped in and out of over the years, I
haven’t been focusing on nearly enough. Especially now, when our collective
voices are needed more than ever.

If you are one of the many activists already working in this space, THANK
YOU. ❤️ 🎙 To further #amplifymelanatedvoices, I invite you to submit voice
recordings to air on the Pivot Podcast via SpeakPipe, or for longer
messages, send your recording link to hello@pivotmethod.com.

Let me briefly say, while in deep listening and learning mode: *I* must do
better as a podcaster, listener, coach, friend, community member, and
leader to continue building anti-racism skills and taking meaningful
action. In addition to recurring donations, I will also be working to have
more diversity in guests and topics covered.

In the meantime, I am absorbing as much as I can to do my part, and am
deeply grateful for all who are helping raise awareness and our collective
consciousness. Please bear with me and others as we catch-up to making
sense of the biggest, most inclusive picture. I recognize that even this
podcast and post is sensitive and imperfect in ways I don't yet see or
understand, and I welcome your feedback.

Black Lives Matter.

View full show notes from this episode, with a continuously updated list of
resources, at http://pivotmethod.com/blacklivesmatter »

Jun 10 2020

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#TheShowMustBePaused ❤️

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Please visit TheShowMustBePaused.com to learn more about this call to
collective reflection, action, and campaigning for justice. In addition to
the resources on their website, follow @pausetheshow on Twitter and
@theshowmustbepaused on Instagram. I also recommend 10% Happier’s #252 “You
Can't Meditate This Away" (Race, Rage, and the Responsibilities of
Meditators) with Sebene Selassie.

Jun 02 2020

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233: Riffing on Rogan (Part 2) & Podcasts as Mirror with Dr. MJC

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Dr. MJC is back for part one of this week’s recent installment in the
Pivoting Around a Pandemic series (listen to episode 232 first). In this
session we riff more on the Rogan-Spotify deal, Amazon/Audible jumping on
to the podcast acquisition bandwagon, and the podcasting superpowers of
transparency and authenticity.

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/233

Jun 01 2020

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

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“Action is the antidote to despair.” —Joan Baez

Dr. MJC is back for part one of this week’s recent installment in the Pivoting Around a Pandemic series. We talk about the healing nature of caring for pets during the pandemic, interim “pop-up” pivots and not being able to plan beyond summer, and how Michael’s military upbringing taught him agility, situational awareness, and backwards planning.

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/232

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.

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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.

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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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