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Pivot Podcast with Jenny Blake

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Rank #123 in Careers category

Business
Religion & Spirituality
Society & Culture
Careers
Spirituality
Personal Journals
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What’s next for your career and creative projects? Learn to embrace fear, insecurity, imperfection and intuition as the superpowers they are while navigating the pivot process. 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? Learn to embrace fear, insecurity, imperfection and intuition as the superpowers they are while navigating the pivot process. 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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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!

I love it

By Lost and found you - Mar 11 2017
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I got to learn a lot, keep the hard work. I like the enthusiasm you have.

iTunes Ratings

105 Ratings
Average Ratings
90
10
3
1
1

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!

I love it

By Lost and found you - Mar 11 2017
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I got to learn a lot, keep the hard work. I like the enthusiasm you have.
Cover image of Pivot Podcast with Jenny Blake

Pivot Podcast with Jenny Blake

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #123 in Careers category

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What’s next for your career and creative projects? Learn to embrace fear, insecurity, imperfection and intuition as the superpowers they are while navigating the pivot process. 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: 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. 

Remember—not all pivots have to be massive career moves, nor should they be. The best pivots, and your best chance of success, lie in starting exactly where you are, by: 

  • Doubling down on what’s working

  • Envisioning what success looks like one year from now

  • Scanning for people, skills and projects that interest you and build on your strengths and vision, then

  • Setting up a handful of small experiments to let them show you which ones gain the most traction on their own

Happy Pivot planning! Full show notes at PivotMethod.com/podcast/strategy-2018

A quick favor: If you have gotten value from the episodes so far, I would be very grateful for a rating and/or review, and even better—tell a friend about the Pivot Podcast by sending them this episode! Huge thanks in advance :) 

FOR MORE IN-DEPTH STRATEGY planning, CHECK OUT THESE ADDITIONAL PIVOT RESOURCES:

  • Pivot Sprint: The Pivot Sprint will walk you through the four-stage Pivot Method over a course of four weeks, with some extra prep and reflection at the start and end. The weekly emails will have tips, questions, suggested actions, and a selected list of key tools and templates.

  • Pivot Mastermind: An exclusive toolkit with pointers (and templates) for starting your own mastermind group, structuring calls, and tracking goals along the way. It also includes a suggested 12-week roadmap for guiding your mastermind group through a three-month Pivot Plan (which you can repeat every quarter as desired),

  • Pivot Toolkit: A library of all tools, templates, and resources corresponding to the exercises in the book and grouped by the four stages of the Pivot Method.

  • Buy the book: Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One (now out in paperback with a new afterword!). Introducing a four-step process to methodically make your next career move by doubling down on what is already working.

  • Accompanying Pivot Workbook and Pivot Planner Notepad. The Mat What's Next workbook offers a tactile, interactive compliment to the book to help you work through the key Pivot exercises in a fun, methodical way.

  • Momentum: My private community for side-hustlers and solopreneurs, where you can ask me anything in bi-weekly Q&A calls, join a private Facebook group, and get access to every course, workshop, and template I have ever created.

  • Become a patron of the Pivot Podcast on Patreon. I have cooked up a whole batch of goodies at each supporter level that I think you’ll love.

  • Pivot Jumpstart Coaching: Personalized, one-on-one support to help kickstart your pivot with a member of the Pivot Coaching team.

  • Pivot to Profit: VIP Strategy Day with Jenny in New York City: Set your business for 6-figure success and get the red carpet treatment during a two-night stay in NYC—including a 45-minute prep call to set our agenda, 6-hour strategy pow-wow in person, and 45-minute follow-up call afterward to debrief.

Resources for companies and managers:

  • Keynotes: As a keynote speaker, my philosophy and passion as a facilitator is to keep everyone energized and engaged, while giving ample time for personal reflection, getting to know their peers, and creating their own customized plan for how they want to grow in the coming year. I love working with audiences of all shapes and sizes, and have worked with companies like Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Forbes, as well as keynoting at conferences for entrepreneurs.

  • Lead a Pivot Workshop with your team: Tools for on a one-hour workshop that anyone on your team can lead. You will have everything you need to facilitate the workshop at your fingertips, with a dashboard to track group participation and follow-up, as well as a conversation framework to guide reflection and discussion about developing within one's role, not just bigger career pivots.

  • Leader Toolkit: Tools and resources for putting the Pivot Method in practice as a manager and coach. This includes a Career Conversation Starter Kit as well as templates to send to your team.

Topics I Cover

  • Pivot Resources

  • [~08:00] What is your word or theme of the year?

  • [~12:00] What are your soul goals? Why I agree with Tosha Silver on not just creating a "grocery list for God"

  • [~15:00] Create a 2018 strategy mind map

  • Ask: What sparks joy? Don't get stuck in shoulds

  • Form combinatorial questions: how can I do X and Y? For example, when I was leaving Google I focused on the question "how can I earn twice as much in half the time?"

  • [~20:00] Pivot Method: Prompts for each of the four stages to set your strategy and set-up small experiments (Plant, Scan, Pilot, Launch)

  • [~40:00] Handling the fear that often comes with setting big goals

Resources Mentioned

Podcast: Set Your 2018 Pivot Strategy

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Check out other episodes of the Pivot Podcast here, and be sure to subscribe via iTunes, Android or SoundCloud. 

Your Two Cents: What Can I Create For You This Year?

If you have a quick minute, I would love for you to fill out this super-short two-question survey, so I can make the Pivot Podcast, and my weekly #PivotList newsletters better than ever in 2018! I value your feedback immensely and want to make sure I’m delivering content you love. 

Happy New Year everyone!!

Dec 30 2017
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Rank #2: 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!). 

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at PivotMethod.com/podcast/dev-aujla. Enjoying the show? Make my week by donating just $1 and episode at Patreon.com/pivot.

More About Dev Aujla

Dev Aujla is the CEO of Catalog, a recruiting and advisory firm that has provided talent and high-level strategy to some of the world’s most innovative companies including BMW, Change.org, GOOD Magazine, and Planned Parenthood. For ten years, Dev ran DreamNow, a nonprofit design studio that builds products and programs that change the world. DreamNow has reached more than 500,000 people and raised millions of dollars for projects that do good. In his spare time, Dev runs an incredible passion project called Sorted Library, a small independent reading space in DUMBO, New York. He is the coauthor of Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World and his latest book, 50 Ways to Get a Job.

Topics We Cover

  • How a bookstore closing led to fulfilling his childhood dream

  • “It might take me 20 years to build, and I hope it does."

  • Finding a “just ahead mentor.” After seeing what his friend Andrew was up to, “All of my hesitations and insecurities vanished and I knew what I was doing was both real and valuable”

  • Dealing with jealousy (which is often magnified during times of transition) - what he learned from touring artist Donald Judd’s SoHo industrial building (four separate floors for eating, entertaining, working and sleeping)

  • In that moment of what’s next, you actually have the chance to re-think everything: relationship to time, money, space, how we live and work

  • The advice we get on how to find jobs is static…leads to an emotional nosedive, demoralizing. “From that emotional bottom you are in your worst position to be searching, negotiating a salary, or building the skills and confidence you need to know you are worthy of a job with purpose.”

  • The act of finding a job should feel the same as the job itself—an engaging experience that has purpose and direction. It should be filed with wonder, possibility, and the conviction that there is a path forward.”

  • You are already in the middle of your career. A beginning can often feel like a cold start with zero momentum

  • Three great reset activities for in-between moves: schedule a vacation buffer, a research trip, and a solo trip

  • Go on a solo trip: “I guarantee you’ll be two or three days closer to getting a job because you’ll be clearheaded, grounded, and ready to make important decisions about your career.”

  • How Buddhist practices are woven throughout the book

  • Spirituality and religion has always been answering the question of how should a person be; there are so many great lessons to draw on from all kinds of different religions on how to do that

  • Rise of religious “nones”

  • Spirituality is a practice: it’s what we do every day, how we think and show up and relate to others.

  • Subway: finding interest in the details, practice deep listening

  • How to find your center of gravity, the thing that skews what you’re seeing (+ gravity log exercise): “Mine revolves around being liked or loved, and it affects everything in my life. My career had actually been built to benefit from my center of gravity.”

  • Decide when to work for free, benefits of volunteering

  • Make a learn list

  • Class privilege and how that shows up in a job search; allows you to step into the world in a way that’s a little gentler - to use what you have to do good

Tools for Transitions with Dev Aujla

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Resources Mentioned

Check out other episodes of the Pivot Podcast here. Be sure to subscribe via iTunesGoogle Play or SoundCloud, and if you enjoy the show I would be very grateful for a rating and/or review! Sign-up for my weekly(ish) #PivotList newsletter to receive curated round-ups of what I'm reading, watching, listening to, and new tools I'm geeking out on.

Want to support the show and become a founding member of the Pivot Podcast community? Join us on Patreon here.

Jun 24 2018
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Rank #3: 78: How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t — With Andrea Owen

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

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

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

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

View full show notes at PivotMethod.com/podcast/andrea-owen

More About Andrea Owen

Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life. She is the proud author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the
Life You Deserve
. Her second book: How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness is the topic of today’s episode. When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or hosting retreats, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain."

Topics We Cover

  • Andrea's rock bottom journey and how it has informed her work since

  • The importance of being honest and taking responsibility, while still not falling into self-blame

  • Building shame resilience

  • Why ignoring blind spots holds us back

  • Andrea's favorite mantras: "Well that just happened" and "Well that's interesting"

  • Why she chose to go on an unfollow frenzy on Instagram

  • How to overcome compare and despair

  • The win: knowing your triggers and noticing when you're triggered, not simply eliminating the trigger

  • Why boundaries are so hard to set, and how you to get better at establishing them

  • Don't reject your feelings; just keep showing up

  • How to be an empathetic listener without diminishing what the other is saying

Podcast: How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t — With Andrea Owen

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Resources Mentioned

Check out other episodes of the Pivot Podcast here. Be sure to subscribe via iTunesGoogle Play or SoundCloud, and if you enjoy the show I would be very grateful for a rating and/or review! Sign-up for my weekly(ish) #PivotList newsletter to receive curated round-ups of what I'm reading, watching, listening to, and new tools I'm geeking out on.

Want to support the show and become a founding member of the Pivot Podcast community? Join us on Patreon here.

Dec 23 2017
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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. 

I admire Martha for her tremendous courage. She's been through hell and back, from leaving the Mormon church despite getting death threats and her entire family disowning her, keeping her pregnancy after finding out her baby had Down Syndrome and her Harvard colleagues suggested otherwise, or following her body's signals to turn away from the academic life that was making her sick, and even saying no to Oprah when it didn't feel right to say yes.

Martha is someone who blazes her own trails and has inspired me to do the same time and time again. I hope you enjoy this week's episode with one of my greatest author heroes. 

More About Martha Beck

Martha Beck is the author of several memoirs and self-help books, some of which, to her continued astonishment, are best sellers, including Expecting AdamFinding Your Own North StarSteering By Starlight and Finding Your Way in a Wild New World.

Her newest book, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening, is the first installment of her Bewilderment Chronicles trilogy, and is her first foray into fiction. You can also find her unique blend of wit and wisdom every month in O, The Oprah Magazine, as the resident life coach.

Topics We Cover

  • How Martha defines enlightenment; it's not a rock but a river: "a current that flows through us when we allow it."

  • Any sense impression that takes you toward it is helpful

  • Bewilderment: how to become your wilder, or essential, self; underlying biological self that knows what you want and what your life should be. How to tune into that.

  • "Drop all socialization and become who you would be if you were raised without any strictures at all."

  • Shackles on vs. shackles off

  • Transformation of consciousness happening in the world

  • The courage to blaze her own trail at times it seemed crazy to others

  • "I don't tolerate suffering well. When I'm in enough pain, I'll do pretty much anything to stop hurting."

  • Her near-death experience, and the message to move away from suffering of all kinds; unbelievable level of peace, joy and love. "I did not have the wherewithal to move away from that feeling ever again."

  • Rare disorders that went away: "my body reacted with incredible speed and intensity when I did something that was wrong for me."

  • Messages our bodies send us, how they get louder when we don't listen

  • It's not the body that throws a temper tantrum when we go the wrong way, it's our mind. "It's the most empirical thing you can do to say, What do you feel physically in your body right now? Anybody can do that."

  • The body is the most level-headed and compassionate teacher. It is relentless and pitiless in showing you how to be happy.

  • Body signals get stronger—how she responds when she notices the first signs of anxiety or distractedness before physical pain occurs.

  • The Integrity Cleanse: never ever ever do something out of your integrity—even slightly out of your integrity. She's been doing this for 18 months. "The truth will set you free - and when you get to total truth it is magical."

  • Example: saying no to go on The Oprah Show because she was in the midst of a gathering she created for friends, the purpose project. Even if it meant she would never be on the show again, she knew being on the show wouldn't have the intrinsic joy she has when headed straight toward her purpose.

  • "I respectfully do not care (what you think)."

  • People flow; fractal forms of consciousness

  • Chaos theory and our adaptability to change: why does it cause so much anxiety for us?

  • Surrender and serendipity

  • Following curiosity even when you don't know where it will lead

Podcast: Martha Beck on Enlightenment, Trail Blazing, and Messages our Bodies Send

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Check out other episodes of the Pivot Podcast here. Be sure to subscribe via iTunesAndroid or SoundCloud, and if you enjoy the show I would be very grateful for a rating and/or review! Sign-up for my weekly #PivotList newsletter to receive curated round-ups of what I'm reading, watching, listening to, and new tools I'm geeking out on.

Dec 04 2016
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Rank #5: 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 :) 

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at PivotMethod.com/podcast/morning-routine.

More About Benjamin Spall

Benjamin Spall is a writer and the founding editor of the website My Morning Routine, with his co-founder Michael Xander. Their new book of the same name, My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired, launches this month. Originally from England, Benjamin moved to the United States two years ago for love (and married her). He's written for outlets including the Huffington Post, 99U, The Next Web, and Thought Catalog. 

Podcast: My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired with Benjamin Spall

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Check out other episodes of the Pivot Podcast here. Be sure to subscribe via iTunesGoogle Play or SoundCloud, and if you enjoy the show I would be very grateful for a rating and/or review! Sign-up for my weekly(ish) #PivotList newsletter to receive curated round-ups of what I'm reading, watching, listening to, and new tools I'm geeking out on.

Want to support the show and become a founding member of the Pivot Podcast community? Join us on Patreon here.

May 13 2018
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Rank #6: 54: Plan Your 2017 Pivot

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I'm grateful every day to all of you for being here listening—it's an honor to be walking our pivot paths together. I'm on Day 2 of my first five day silent meditation retreat, but didn't want to leave you hanging! Today I'm sharing the latest Q&A call recording for Momentum, my private community for side-hustlers and solopreneurs, to help you plan your 2017 pivot and set "soul goals" and intentions for the new year. 

If you're looking to kick-off 2017 off with an extra boost of accountability and support, consider joining us! You'll get to know 70 other awesome, smart, generous creatives in addition to twice monthly "Ask Me Anything" Q&A calls. I also teach monthly workshops on specific topics—here's what's on deck:

  • January: How to Lead a PIVOT Mastermind Group

  • January: Scalable Streams of Solopreneur Income

  • February: Crafting Your Career Vision with Lisa Lewis

  • March: Soul Goals: How to Align with Your Inner Blueprint

A la carte, each of these workshops is $47. But if you join Momentum (just $97 a quarter), you'll get access to all five as well as all my other courses, past workshop recordings, Q&A call archive, and private Facebook community. 

Topics I Cover

  • Plan Your 2017 Pivot:

    • Reflecting on 2016: reviewing your progress, challenges and lessons

    • Welcoming 2017: choosing a word or theme for 2017, getting clear on your desires for the year ahead

    • Future self visualization: what would the "you" at the end of 2017 advise you in this moment? Picturing a symbol or gift to remind you throughout the year.

  • Momentum Q&A:

    • How to let go of tasks that feel like a drag or a "should"

    • What to do when exhaustion hits, and one of the biggest keys to recovery

    • Tips on choosing a title for your TED Talk or speech/presentation

    • My approach to setting goals and intentions for the new year, including soul goals, yearly themes, and mind-mapping

    • Recommended practices for highly sensitive people (HSPs)

    • My biggest lessons and surprises of 2016, and what I'll be focusing on in 2017

Podcast: Plan Your 2017 Pivot

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  • Courses:

  • Books:

  • For more support as you continue on your Pivot path, check out:

    • 10-Week Career Pathfinder Course: an online career coaching program that guides you step-by-step to find your calling.

    • Pivot Jumpstart Coaching (two sessions with email in-between): One-on-one support to kickstart and accelerate your pivot-in-progress.

    • Momentum: a private community for solopreneurs and side-hustlers. Get instant access to our private Facebook group, $750 in courses, live workshops, twice monthly Q&A calls with me, quarterly focus tracking, and all my best tools & templates.

Check out other episodes of the Pivot Podcast here. Be sure to subscribe via iTunesAndroid or SoundCloud, and if you enjoy the show I would be very grateful for a rating and/or review! Sign-up for my weekly #PivotList newsletter to receive curated round-ups of what I'm reading, watching, listening to, and new tools I'm geeking out on.

Jan 01 2017
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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. 

This episode of the Pivot Podcast is the fourth our series series together—the Penney & Jenny Show! Check out our previous conversations on Intuition and Frequency, Dreams as a Doorway to 24-Hour Consciousness, and Perception: Navigating Our Non-Linear Universe.

More About Penney Peirce

Penney Peirce is a gifted intuitive empath and visionary, and one of the pioneers in the intuition development movement. She is a popular author, lecturer, counselor, and trainer specializing in intuition development, “skillful perception,” transformation, and dreamwork. She is the author of The Intuitive WayFrequencyLeap of PerceptionDream Dictionary for DummiesThe Present Moment, and her latest: Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human Capacity.

Topics We Cover

  • We're all in the flow, the collective consciousness

  • How the book topic found her; clues from earlier books in her body of work

  • How Penney defines transparency and why it serves us now more than ever

  • Dense, thick, clouded, opaque state versus clear diamond light, wisdom, intuition

  • Integrated compassion; compassion becomes the evolutionary force

  • Vulnerability: developing the ability to see through and be seen

  • Left-brain, linear thinking versus shifting into right-brain, holistic, all-inclusive perception

  • "Anytime you are talking negatively to yourself, you're in your left brain."

  • "Certain knowledge can't be known until we're on the same wavelength with it."

  • The Great Ironies — how to embrace paradox

  • Navigating your "personal brand" while being fluid, undefined

  • Humility and authenticity, living as a statement of truth as to who you are in each moment

  • We are all telepathic, we feel each other's energy fields very clearly now

Podcast: What Does Your Soul Know? Flow and Transparency with Penney Peirce

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Check out other episodes of the Pivot Podcast here. Be sure to subscribe via iTunesAndroid or SoundCloud, and if you enjoy the show I would be very grateful for a rating and/or review! Sign-up for my weekly(ish) behind-the-business newsletter to receive curated round-ups of what I’m reading, watching, listening to, and new tools I’m geeking out on.

Oct 07 2017
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Rank #8: 113: The Seeker's Journey with Daniel Aaron

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So many of us are on a seekers journey—looking for greater knowledge, wisdom, healing, insight and transformation. And may even the ever-elusive holy grail of enlightenment, whatever that means. If you ask me, I believe we have three primary purposes on this planet: to learn, to love and to serve. And of course, to enjoy life along the way :) 

Daniel Aaron is a fascinating fellow seeker who describes his own journey as guided by a divine power, as he explores all variety of mystical and practical practices and shares them with thousands of others through yoga, sangha (community), and coaching. His mission is "to bring in a new era, where the new-normal is love and truth – kindness, authenticity and radiance – for all beings, of every species." I hope you enjoy the this week's conversation! 

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at PivotMethod.com/podcast/daniel-aaron. Enjoying the show? Make my week by donating just $1 and episode at Patreon.com/pivot.

More About Daniel Aaron

Daniel Aaron is a teacher, writer, and human potential coach with a half century of joyous seeking and more than 25 years of experience in yoga and personal transformation for thousands of others.

Creator of the world-recognized Daniel Aaron Yoga Teacher Trainings in 2005, Daniel also founded the Radiantly Alive Yoga studio in Ubud, Bali in 2012. He is a seeker of wisdom, mystical and practical, and how we can apply it to radically upgrade our lives.

From enlightened gurus to the deepest therapists, cutting-edge nutrition, fasting and cleansing Ashrams, centers and caves, Maine to Bali (with a few hundred vistas along the way), he has lived everything from an excruciating childhood (which was also full of love) to helping others find everyday, guaranteed joy and entrepreneurial brilliance (including his own massively painful lessons and mistakes). 

Topics We Cover

  • His chaotic childhood upbringing, a crucial realization at three years old: “There’s got to be more than this"

  • Being orphaned at a relatively early age amongst parents and siblings

  • How he pulled himself out of hopelessness and turned to a path of seeking

  • Discovering astrology in his twenties despite previously thinking it was ridiculous

  • Describing himself as “He is as ordinary as ordinary can be.”

  • We shine and are our best selves when we accept all parts of ourselves

  • What inspired him to start Radiantly Alive—and how he knew it was time to leave

  • Seeker’s mission: awaken, heal, discover, learn

  • Pain and difficulty as a signal to move on, no longer living his dharma (true path)

  • Creating a virtual sangha, or community, to amplify individuals’ vibrant lives - creates an energy unto itself

  • Buddhism, “It’s hard to awaken on one’s own”

  • Satsang: “Gathering of people in the name of truth” - it’s about our intention when we come together

  • To live a spiritual life in a way that is fulfilling and also contributing to the world

  • What’s behind his philosophies that “his religion is his life,” and his passion in studying "The real yoga of life, beyond the physical fitness practices”

  • Patanjali’s teachings of ahimsa, doing as little harm as possible (non-violence), and satya, or honesty and authenticity—the key to it is to live both of those at the same time

  • His mission is to bring in a new era, where the new-normal is love and truth – kindness, authenticity and radiance – for all beings, of every species.

  • "A world where an aberrant act of meanness creates a ripple of alarm that immediately engenders a response of love and understanding so powerful that it melts the pain and meanness and harmony is restored.”

  • What we are all needing to learn as a culture, the gifts of the darkness: we can’t afford to have division, what we need is inclusion

  • The Fantastic 4 of his daily rituals: The importance of daily practices to remember where he’s set his compass coordinates and stay connected to hope and positivity

  • The Sun Breath exercise and why it’s so powerful to raise frequency or vibration

The Seeker's Journey with Daniel Aaron

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Aug 19 2018
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Rank #9: 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 :) 

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at PivotMethod.com/podcast/101-questions.

More About Paul Angone

Paul Angone is the voice to, and for, the Millennial Generation. He created AllGroanUp.com in March 2011, and has proven time and time again that he knows how to create sticky, highly shareable content for the 90 million+ that make up the Millennial Generation with articles like 25 Signs You’re Having a Quarter-Life Crisis and 21 Secrets For Your 20s spreading like internet wildfire. The second article even landed him a book deal for 101 Secrets For Your Twenties which launched his foray into self-employment in 2013 and will be sold at a Target near you starting in May! Paul is also the author of All Groan Up: Searching For Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job!, and his latest book, 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties.

Topics We Cover

  • The power and importance of good questions

  • Question 4: If I’m going to pursue a big dream, am I willing to drive a 1993 Honda Civic Hatchback with no power steering, no air conditioning, and no right mirror for 15 years?

  • Making sacrifices on material things to prioritize values like family

  • How he and his wife structure their time—even though it might mean earning less

  • Seth Godin's question, “What is fear keeping me from doing? Is it worth it?”

  • His dad was a pastor; the role faith has played in his books and business

  • "Each of us has our own unique Signature Sauce—a mix of ingredients (strengths, talents, passions, experiences, etc) that will taste like no one else’s, giving the world a flavor and substance it desperately needs"

  • Curing an additional kind of OCD: obsessive comparison disorder

  • Q2: Am I struggling to make it appear like I’m not struggling?

  • Q25: Instead of trying to solve life’s big problems late at night as an anxious exhaustion swallows me like a black fog, should I try something more productive, like, you know, going to sleep? A: The morning is magnificently redemptive

  • Q18: What are the Pivotal Plot Points of my story? Key moments in life where something significant happened, good and bad, the Triumphs and the Tragedies

  • Oprah advises asking, “What is my next right move?”

  • Q63: What are my Top 5 Soul Values?

Adulting to Win: Powerful Questions and Pivotal Plot Points with Paul Angone

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Apr 01 2018
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Rank #10: 112: Whose Voice is in Your Head? Perfection Detox Round Two with Petra Kolber

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I am beyond lucky to have the brilliant Petra Kolber as one of my best friends in New York City, and just delighted to celebrate her book launch this week!! It's been a long journey, and one that forced her to confront the very message of her book: overcoming the inner critic and imposter syndrome because "the world needs your voice, not your perfect silence."

As I wrote in the show notes for our first Pivot Podcast interview in January 2017, Petra just radiates joy and truly walks her talk. When she enters a room, it lights all the way up with her positivity, passion for life and joie de vivre.

But that doesn't mean she hasn't wrestled with her own dragons, particularly around perfectionism (as have so many of us). Coming from decades in the fitness industry, Petra struggled with the pressure to be perfect in looks, body, business, and beyond. 

As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and to fear less, so they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle, and build an inspired life full of joy and gratitude. In this follow-up show we explore her book publishing process ups and downs, moving past the mirror, the platinum rule (a favorite new concept!) of self-compassion, and much more. 

Let's support her launch!! Grab a copy of The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely, and Unleash Your Joy, and check out Petra's awesome podcast, Perfection Detox. You can also get lots of goodies to go with the book at PerfectionDetox.com

View the show notes for this episode at PivotMethod.com/podcast/perfection-detox-2.

More About Petra Kolber

Petra Kolber is an internationally renowned fitness expert and wellness leader who is known as a crusader for change and a beacon of authentic happiness, helping people stand up for their lives and live profoundly from their hearts. In her 25 years in the fitness world she has starred in and choreographed sixty award-winning videos and fitness programs, and has worked with many top brands including Reebok, Gatorade, California Walnuts, and the Daily Burn.

As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life, full of joy and gratitude. In her spare time, Petra is an aspiring DJ, a budding cook, an avid traveler and podcast maven. Petra’s first book was just released, The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely, and Unleash Your Joy.

Topics We Cover

  • Grappling with raising her hand as an expert, standing out when it wasn’t encouraged in British culture

  • Whose voice is in your head? “Your father is a drunk,” and “You could stand to lose a couple pounds.” (choreographer - shame sat in my soul for years)

  • On exercise (versus movement): “Maybe the workout I had just missed would be the one that would eventually unravel the career I had worked so hard to establish.”

  • Separate who you are from what you do, and what others have to say about it

  • Seth Godin: “to be remarkable you need to be remarked on.” - people will remark on what they like and what they don’t

  • Gary V: “We are either on offense or defense”

  • Byron Katie’s response: “You’re right” - don’t waste our time attacking the other person either

  • Petra, “Well that’s interesting”

  • Downgrade the power of praise - work hard, but we’re not doing it for the outcome of praise

  • Petra’s pivots out of the fitness industry toward something that honors inner qualities

  • Fitness industry made what the body looked like into the definition of success - not as much the vehicle for a bigger life

  • One of the hardest things - especially for women - is the mirror. “I refuse to beat myself up”

  • Think about your words as energy - Golden rule, platinum rule (speak to others as they want to be spoken to), Diamond rule - speak to yourself as you speak to those around you.

  • Control and how that ties in with perfectionism; how does this help me grow? What wound do I need to look at?

  • Commitment aversion is a perfectionistic personality signature trait

  • Psychologist Edith Grotberg: I have (support structures), I am (inner strengths), I can (problem-solving skills, skills we might need to acquire)

  • "I am enough and there is still work that I want to do”

  • Pivoting her message to happiness - response on social media was about the shinyness and how to get there - ways she has adjusted since (without oversharing)

  • When do we share our stories? Three questions: am I looking for something in return? Is this going to make the other person worse, am I doing this as a power play? Am I doing this to connect at a heart level?

  • Aiming at authenticity and transparency, not just connecting “around cracks”

  • Difference between rumination and reflection, procrastination (and “procrastilearning” versus percolation

  • Ideas die in isolation; share your work before you think it’s ready

Podcast: Whose Voice is in Your Head? Perfection Detox Round Two with Petra Kolber

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Aug 12 2018
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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.” If you haven't already, take a listen to our first episode together on how to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following

If you’re looking to build your brand and get more well-known in your field, I highly recommend her Recognized Expert Evaluation Toolkit, which we touch on in this conversation. It’s based on hundreds of interviews Dorie has conducted with top professionals, as well as her research and teaching at Duke University.

More About Dorie Clark 

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business ReviewTIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Reinventing You (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), which has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Polish, and Thai. Her most recent book, Stand Outwas named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine.

Topics We Cover

  • The Courage to Monetize

  • Developing meaningful revenue streams in different areas

  • How to be strategic when thinking about monetization

  • The right time to monetize: when is it too soon or too late?

  • Communicating directly with your audience

  • Email subscription growth: lead magnets

  • Generating leads from ideas; inbound marketing

  • Intellectual property vs. blogging

  • Developing and monetizing intellectual property

  • Effective ways to get noticed

  • Finding your strengths and the right social media tools for marketing

  • How to succeed without being a sleazy salesperson

  • Make the decision to not be desperate for the sale

  • Creating a community for marketing

  • Showing your expertise

Podcast: How to Become a Recognized Expert with Dorie Clark

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Feb 26 2017
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Rank #12: 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."
—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. Enjoy!

More About Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome series, which has been published in ten countries, spent over five years on bestseller lists, and sold over a million copies.

Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, one of the most popular TED speakers of all time, and after ten years heading Leadership Development at Walmart he now serves as Director of The Institute for Global Happiness. He has dedicated the past fifteen years of his life to developing leaders, creating global programs inside the world’s largest companies and speaking to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. He lives in Toronto with his wife and sons.

Topics We Cover

  • Feeling trapped by extrinsic motivators, ever-escalating goals

  • Achieving massive success—multiple bestsellers, TED talk—then feeling trapped by the never-ending search for more

  • Overcoming compare-and-despair

  • The Success Triangle: sales, social, self

  • The Meat Grinder of marketing, stress from emphasizing sales

  • "The goal is not to be perfect, it's to be better than before."

  • What the healthiest 100-year-olds in the world can teach us

  • Ikigai, a Japanese term for the reason you wake up in the morning

  • Retirement is an arbitrary, relatively new concept; many of the world's healthiest places to live don't even have a word for stopping work

  • The Saturday Morning Test

  • Advice is irrelevant; "When we are looking for advice we are usually looking for an accomplice."

  • How he decided when to leave his job as Director of Leadership Development at Walmart

  • Why having a side hustle for so long as an author allowed him to take big risks at work and in his writing

  • Three Bucket Model of the Week: Sleep, Work, Free/Creative/Fun (56 hours each)

Podcast: The Happiness Equation with Neil Pasricha

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Sep 01 2016
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Rank #13: 91: Divine Time Management and Putting Faith Forward in Business and Love with Elizabeth Grace Saunders

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When my friend Elizabeth pivoted from time management author and coach to divine time management, her faith-based practice of "trusting God's loving plans for you," and with the release of her new book in November, I wanted to have her on the show. But I was nervous at the same time.

Is it okay to put faith forward in business? On the podcast? I'm not Christian—would that adversely affect the interview? Would it be divisive in any way for listeners? Our culture prides a separation of church and state, but what about spirituality and business?

In the months since Elizabeth's book launched, I have been sloooowly finding the courage to talk about these topics more prominently on the Pivot Podcast. And believe me, coming from an atheist-turned-agnostic, this was not an easy or obvious choice. But my soul's curiosity and passion for finding deeper meaning in our work says YES. I am grateful to now be exploring people and philosophies of many ranging faiths on this show.

With that, let's dive into this week's awesome episode! I love Elizabeth's advice on loosening the reigns of control, paying attention to inner stirrings, and her vulnerability in sharing how she has surrendered her timing around finding love. 

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at PivotMethod.com/podcast/divine-time.

More About Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Elizabeth Grace Saunders is an internationally recognized expert on effective time management and the founder of Real Life E Time Coaching and Speaking (www.RealLifeE.com). Her company partners with individuals on the journey from feeling guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feeling peaceful, confident and accomplished.  Her first two books are The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success with Less Stress and How to Invest Your Time Like Money. Her newest is Divine Time Management: The Joy of Trusting God’s Loving Plans for You

Topics We Cover

  • How the calling for this book came to her, "part desire and part command"

  • Her process of writing the book proposal as she developed the practices

  • Being "patient zero" of needing to relinquish control

  • Finding the courage to put her faith more forward in business

  • How to pay attention to inner stirrings

  • Letting go of forcing your storyline

  • What to do around "sexy shoulds" and how to handle indecision, saying no

  • Finding right relationship with self and others

Podcast: Divine Time Management and Putting Faith Forward in Business with Elizabeth Grace Saunders

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Mar 25 2018
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Rank #14: 33: Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following with Dorie Clark

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“It’s not about selling books or going on the lecture circuit or schmoozing at elite conferences. It’s about solving problems and making a difference in a way that creates value for yourself and others.

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

—Dorie Clark, Stand Out

Today I’m thrilled to share an interview with my good friend and business author doppelgänger, Dorie Clark. I interviewed Dorie while writing Pivot on the big ideas from her book Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around ItWhen we’re not scrounging up interesting New York activities to try, we both love thinking about how to reinvent careers and the best way to develop and share ideas that make a difference in others’ lives.

BOOK NINJA STARTS TODAY! + STAND OUT SELF-ASSESSMENT

Last call if you are interested in joining the Book Ninja Course! We are meeting every day from 3-4pm ET (with recordings if you can’t make it) on a range of topics: how to write a proposal, land a book deal, self-publish to smash success. I will also share a new 20-page super secret guide with all the templates I created for every step of the book writing process: proposal, outlining, researching, writing, editing and marketing. Use this link to get $28 off, which makes Book Ninja just $97. Or the course is free when you join Momentum, my private community for solopreneurs and side hustlers.

On the subject of finding and sharing your big ideas, Dorie created a 42-page Stand Out self-assessment workbook that she generously offered to share with the JB community. It has 139 questions you can ask yourself to hone your own breakthrough ideas and share them with the world — consider it a roadmap for connecting with your biggest idea and becoming a recognized expert.

ABOUT DORIE CLARK

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business ReviewTIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Reinventing You (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), which has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Polish, and Thai. Her most recent book, Stand Outwas named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine.

TOPICS WE COVER

  • Why standing out is no longer an option; being average is an outmoded way of doing business in a global competitive community

  • Becoming an expert is a skill any of us can learn—Dorie shares the ingredients

  • The five principal strategies to stand out from the crowd

  • Why you don’t have to be a special person or a genius to come up with meaningful ideas

  • Defining thought leadership: not being famous for being famous (aka reality stars) and leadership—engaging with the public

  • Thought leadership within organizations as a form of career insurance

  • The essence of all this is making a difference in the lives of others

  • Test in a small pool first, then grow more organically

  • When you put in the work, clients and opportunities will come to you

  • The three step process to getting your ideas known in the marketplace

  • Start small with trusted advisors

  • Scaling ideas beyond yourself, your interests

  • “Don’t make art, just make something” —advice from Miranda Aisling

  • Most artists emerge later in life as part of an iterative process

  • Don’t be afraid to try many things to find out what your unique contribution is

HOW TO FIND YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IDEA AND BUILD A FOLLOWING WITH DORIE CLARK

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May 29 2016
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Rank #15: 119: Off the Clock—Finding Time Freedom with Laura Vanderkam

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Laura Vanderkam is a productivity tour de force: she has written four books in the last several years, launched a podcast, and given talks all over the country—all while running a household with her husband and four children.

I’d tell you that I truly don’t know how she does it, except that she already wrote a book to answer that question called, what else, I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time. One of my other favorites was her runaway bestseller among the Fast Company crowd, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life.

The focus of this week’s podcast conversation is her newest book, Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. Laura reveals the counterintuitive principles the most time-free people have adopted, and teaches mindset shifts to help you feel calm on the busiest days.

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at PivotMethod.com/podcast/off-the-clock.

Enjoying the show? Make my week by donating just $1 and episode at Patreon.com/pivot.

More About Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, I Know How She Does It, and 168 Hours, and her newest book is Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done.

Her 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 5 million times. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, and other publications. She lives with her husband and their four children outside Philadelphia. 

Topics We Cover

  • Grindhopping: building a career without paying your dues

  • What the most successful people do before breakfast

  • Finding a sense of time freedom in the day-to-day, not just on vacations

  • The time paradox

  • Free up time by letting go of problematic expectations

  • The secret of prolificacy: “people who seem relaxed and yet get so much done” - small things done repeatedly add up

  • Handling multiple inboxes and keeping up with small incoming requests

  • Surprises: I’m not working as much as I thought I was

  • On hiring help - what if you can’t afford it or don’t want to?

  • Figure out what the biggest pain points are for you, then what you can do about them. And what can you drop?

  • Tend to your garden: four daily reflection questions

  • Mini-adventures; plan something to look forward to (Tim Ferriss)

Off the Clock: Finding Time Freedom with Laura Vanderkam

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Oct 14 2018
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Rank #16: 45: Happy Launch Day!! Pivot for the Podcast: James Altucher Interviews Jenny

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"To pivot well is the difference between millions and failure. Former Googler and entrepreneur Jenny Blake (one of my favorite human beings) dissects the pivot, how to do it, and how to do it right."

—James Altucher, book endorsement for PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

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

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

James and I are New York City neighbors and now great pals; after running into each other three times in two weeks last year, we decided fate was telling us to be friends. If you haven't already, check out our New Years kick-off episode of the Pivot Podcast, Reinvent Yourself (related to his 55-item Reinvent Yourself checklist, poster in-full here). 

I had so much fun having these conversations, and I hope you do too! 

More About Today's Guest Host, James Altucher

James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, chess master and prolific writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies and is currently invested in over 30. He is the author of 17 books, and hosts 2 podcasts with 16 million downloads and counting.

His writing has appeared in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Observer, Techcrunch, The Financial Times, Yahoo Finance and others. His blog, JamesAltucher.com, has attracted more than 20 million readers since its launch in 2010. James was also recently featured in the New York Times Style section (front-page): Why Self-Help Guru James Altucher Only Owns 15 Things.

Podcast: PIVOT Launch Day! James Altucher Interviews Jenny Blake

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Sep 06 2016
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Rank #17: 108: Penney & Jenny Show Returns! On Spirituality and Small Business

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

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

Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at PivotMethod.com/podcast/108. Enjoying the show? Make my week by donating just $1 an episode at Patreon.com/pivot.

More About Penney Peirce

Penney Peirce is a gifted intuitive empath and visionary, and one of the pioneers in the intuition development movement. She is a popular author, lecturer, counselor, and trainer specializing in intuition development, “skillful perception,” transformation, and dreamwork.

She is the author of The Intuitive WayFrequencyLeap of PerceptionDream Dictionary for DummiesThe Present Moment, and her latest: Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human Capacity.

Topics We Cover

  • Penney: dropping “serving” from inner blueprint after realizing the role in so many past lives; all clients dropped. When they came back, it was no longer out of obligation, but fun - all new kind of people

  • Greater genius can be accessed when you’re non-sacrificial, allows more of you the soul to shine through, so much more connected with collective consciousness

  • Curvilinear, dropping even the notion of “work” and instead focus on self-expression

  • Doing things for entertainment, even our process of creating this podcast

  • Honor our likes and dislikes in what we choose to do in our work, noticing where you contract

  • How large we want our organizations to be, dropping the obsession with promotion

  • Unhooking from outcomes, competition, financial specifics, old definitions and orientations toward success and ambition

  • Patience and a sense of faith, relax into a sense that success will happen

  • Going into inner, non-physical world to plan/call in marketing and clients

  • Dropping the pressure to be a “marketeer”, going against what has integrity

  • All work that you put out has a frequency

  • Penney Imagining a big lighthouse above her body: “Here I am”

  • For Penney: Message to be exposed, don’t try to hide; be a clear space in the field of Florida

  • How this all relates to Jenny's

  • Jenny: Public original thinking, “show me how to serve”

  • Dropping even the phrase “the outside world”

  • Penney: inner and outer are not separate - law of correlation

  • How to handle lulls in business/income, the liminal space after finishing a certain set of life lessons

  • Penney: What’s my next courageous act?

  • Excitement and enthusiasm versus ambition

  • How business itself is shifting as everything gets faster: how we’re being, change can be instant

  • Penney’s upcoming workshop: Intuition and energy dynamics for counselors and healing professionals - coming up - shift the perspective on healing, away from the linear

  • Interested in an in-person workshop in NYC on these topics? Let us know!

Spirituality and Small Business with Penney Peirce

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Rank #18: 46: Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking with Shane Snow

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"The fastest route to success is never traditional, and the conventions we grew up with can be hacked."

—Shane Snow, author of Smartcuts

How do hackers, innovators and icons accelerate success? Find out in this week's episode with one of my favorite authors, Shane Snow.

I loved Smartcuts so much when I first picked it up that I would walk down the streets of New York holding the hardcover version so I could continue reading while walking. Move over annoying texting-while-walking pedestrians! I brought distracted strolling to a whole new level. Now that's a true testament to how hard this book was to put back down once I picked it up, and it's now out on paperback for your reading pleasure! 

More About Shane Snow

Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, celebrated entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of Smartcuts: The Surprising Power of Lateral Thinking. He is co-founder of the content technology company Contently, which helps creative people and companies tell great stories together, and serves on the board of the Contently Foundation for Investigative Journalism.

Snow's writing has appeared in Fast CompanyWiredThe New Yorker, and dozens more top publications. He’s been called a “Wunderkind” by The New York Times, a “Digital Maverick” by Details, and his work “Insanely addicting” by GQ—though he wishes they had been talking about his abs.

Topics We Cover

  • What is means to think laterally and why it matters

  • How breakthroughs happen

  • The career trajectory of U.S. presidents—it's not what you expect!

  • The importance of flexibility

  • Why we rationalize failure; how to turn failure into feedback

  • How moving sideways from gig to gig helps you accelerate your own journey rather than climbing the traditional career ladder

  • Why not you? Why not reach for a new level of success?

  • How momentum, not experience, is the biggest predictor of success

  • Smartcuts for mapping your next move

Podcast: Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power Of Lateral Thinking 

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Check out other episodes of the Pivot Podcast here. Be sure to subscribe via iTunesAndroid or SoundCloud, and if you enjoy the show I would be very grateful for a rating and/or review! Sign-up for my weekly #PivotList newsletter to receive curated round-ups of what I'm reading, watching, listening to, and new tools I'm geeking out on.

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