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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

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

Latest release on Jul 01, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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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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