16 episodes

If you are ready to pivot your “I can’t into an I can, then you are in the right place. Susan Salzman explores how women of the “what’s next” generation are waking up and saying NO to everyone around them so they can say YES to themselves. Building on her corporate career, her 20-year span as the CEO and founder of her global lifestyle brand she is guiding brands, creatives, and entrepreneurs to tap into their confidence and eliminate self-doubt. Susan provides the tools, strategies, and resources to prove to women all over the world that building a business in your 50s doesn't have to SUCK! She interviews inspirational women who have pivoted and changed lanes, even when they thought life was “over” and are showing all of them that age is just a number.

Power of the Pivot Podcast Susan Salzman

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

If you are ready to pivot your “I can’t into an I can, then you are in the right place. Susan Salzman explores how women of the “what’s next” generation are waking up and saying NO to everyone around them so they can say YES to themselves. Building on her corporate career, her 20-year span as the CEO and founder of her global lifestyle brand she is guiding brands, creatives, and entrepreneurs to tap into their confidence and eliminate self-doubt. Susan provides the tools, strategies, and resources to prove to women all over the world that building a business in your 50s doesn't have to SUCK! She interviews inspirational women who have pivoted and changed lanes, even when they thought life was “over” and are showing all of them that age is just a number.

    016: How To Avoid Burnout - 5 TIPS to Release The Inner Bully

    016: How To Avoid Burnout - 5 TIPS to Release The Inner Bully

    Most people today work 24/7. And if you are not working 70+ a week, it probably feels like it does. And because of that, burnout is inevitable. 
    In addition to that, most of the people I know and work with are flying solo. No team, no collaboration, no one to bounce ideas off of. 
    And because of that burnout is a real problem because instead of recognizing it as exhaustion, instead, it’s easy to look at it as a failure. 
    When you get to that point, it’s important to step back, take a brief pause, and become the observer. It’s in those moments that you can take the time to redirect and prioritize what is important. And what’s important is balance.
    That is the key to avoiding burnout.
    In this episode, I am going to share 5 key tips that will help you stay on track, reach those milestones and goals, and hopefully eliminate the negative self-talk trap. Plus, why becoming part of a community of like-minded humans is the most important thing you can do for your mind and your spirit. 
    Show Highlights:
    [2:04] The truth is no one’s actually failing. But the feeling of failure vibrates so loud because when you’re passionate about what you’re creating and who you’re serving, getting into what you think might be the end goal feels incredibly daunting. 
    [2:23] There is no one end goal. Unfortunately or fortunately, you’re never done.
    [4:36] Part of getting to where you want to go is tackling that to-do list, one bite at a time. Be super strategic about it and shifting your narrative little by little.
    [8:13] Hard nos come when you are aligned with what you are willing to accept and not accept.
    [13:01] Even though we are not physically sitting in the same room, we are still invisible in the zoom screen and because of that, we are feeling a bit less lonely.
    Links Mentioned:
    Scattered to Efficient Workshop  - https://www.susansalzman.com/from-scattered-to-efficient-workshop
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/susan_businessmentor/
    Automate - https://www.susansalzman.com/offers/h7NEbckv
    Workshop: www.susansalzman.com/from-scattered-to-efficient-workshop
    Visit Susan’s website susansalzman.com

    • 16 min
    015: The Art of Redesigning Your To-Do List for Success with Laurey Bennett-Levy

    015: The Art of Redesigning Your To-Do List for Success with Laurey Bennett-Levy

    One of the most effective ways of being productive and staying organized is using a to-do list. But when you have a LOT of items listed and never really do it, you'll only end up stressed. Laurey used to have a crazy to-do list until I helped her redesign it for success.
    In this episode, we have Laurey Bennett Levy in our client spotlight. Laurey is an artist, a dear friend, and a client. We have been working together for the past 7 years, and it has been such an honor to walk with her and witness the growth and success of her artistic career.
    During the conversation, Laurey shares how her life and career changed and led her to reignite her passion for art. Laurey talks about how her crazy to-do list became more focused and organized, how she created an automated community with 300+ members, and how she built a business and the life she desires in her fifties.
    Show Highlights:
    [05:34] I was a graphic designer all those years, and I think that's a business where you create things for other people. I believe that this stage of my life as my mothering is not as much needed, and we are not the same family paradigm. I just wanted to do something that was for me, and painting and art are for me.
    [08:20] What I love about ourselves is that we get really vulnerable at how hard we work. It's a hard job as a 50-year-old and up to push yourself into this 30-year-old world, but we're doing it 
    [11:10] You took me into that list and said, "label everything from one to five. Label the things that have to get done right now". 
    [19:39] The biggest leap was getting that to-do list almost as a piece of art itself to make it beautiful so that I feel like "I just always say, you take away my anxiety about everything."
     [22:07] What I'm doing behind the scenes is getting the rest of my life together so that when the passion of using my hands and making art, I know it will come back.

    Links Mentioned:[1] 
    Learn more about Laurey Bennett-Levy on her website www.laureybennettlevy.com and connect with her on Instagram @laureybennettlevy
    Link to my monthly free workshop: Scattered to Efficient

    • 29 min
    014: Get Your Shit Together: 5 Simple Tips to Organize your Computer

    014: Get Your Shit Together: 5 Simple Tips to Organize your Computer

    Do you have a messy computer? With all the random photos, downloaded PDFs of recipes, and freebies that you grab, it literally looks like a big digital chaos.
    A cluttered computer is difficult to navigate, so cleaning and tidying up things is important. It may be a bit tedious work, but getting the results you wanted is so refreshing. 
    This is the first episode of the Get Your Shit Together series, where I give bite-sized actionable tips you can take and apply to build a digital life and business in your fifties and beyond.
    In this episode, I share simple steps on how to declutter and organize your computer, so you have the confidence to use it as a powerful tool for your life and business. Each step is designed to help you create a one-and-done system that you can keep and repeat as you move through life.
    Show Highlights:
    [02:09] Being a systems girl myself, if there's one thing I've learned, it's that having some simple systems in place not only helps me with my clarity, it has allowed me to scale and grow my team in a way that is both efficient and productive.
    [02:54] Whether you're building a business or not, creating order out of chaos will give you the confidence and the tools to manifest whatever it is you desire to create
    [05:58] By picking only one. This does a few things. It allows you to focus on one area of your life and it will eliminate both overwhelm and burnout. 
    [09:06]
    I bet you have a dozen or two of the same photo of your kid picking up a bat. Pick one or two of those for saving, but put the rest in the trash.
    [11:30] As you start to label stuff, you're going to see that you really don't need a lot of the things you've been saving. Next week when you go back to your blocking, you get to start fresh, and that's always a really great feeling.
    Links Mentioned:
    Tech Talk FREE pass: www.susansalzman.com/signuptechtalkfreepass
    Visit Susan’s website susansalzman.com

    • 16 min
    013: The Fashion, the Funds, the Fight with Kerry, Katy, and Shelly of Cancer Cartel

    013: The Fashion, the Funds, the Fight with Kerry, Katy, and Shelly of Cancer Cartel

    Fighting cancer is no joke. Most of the cancer warriors did not only worry about their battle with cancer but also how much their cancer was costing them and their families.
    Kerry, Katy, and Shelly all fight and win against cancer. They see and hear other people's struggles firsthand. As a way to support their cancer comrades, they build Cancer Cartel and use fashion to fund the fight for cancer warriors so they can focus on getting well. 
    In this episode, the ladies of Cancer Cartel talk about their resilient journey in helping cancer warriors fund their battle through donations, grants, strategic brand partnerships, and events. They also share how they started, the sacrifices they made to help cancer warriors, and how people can take part in saving a warrior's life.
    Show Highlights:
    [09:39] I would say we learned a lot from a lot of charities about what we don't wanna be and what we don't wanna do.
    [17:34] When we designed Cancer Cartel, we designed it with the premise that 100% of our donor funds will always go to the Cancer Warrior in need, but in order to operate. We need operating costs.
    [21:26] We kicked off the Cancer Cartel right before the pandemic. So, we knew people were home during that time, and we started reaching out to various stylists in LA, and New York, especially some in Dallas, and so they connected us with some of their clients who donated clothing and stuff.
    [23:45] We've become a resource in the cancer space. We continue to disrupt the cancer nonprofit world as well as just the nonprofit world in general. 
    [38:18] I might get scared about the direction, like, oh my gosh, we're so overwhelmed, and then these two come in and say, we got this. So we have that, we can build each other.
    [41:33] Even though we're not getting paid, we definitely feel like we are getting something huge out of this ourselves.
    Links Mentioned:
    Learn how to support and be supported by the Cancer Cartel. Visit their website cancercartel.org and connect with them on socials @cancercartel.

    • 41 min
    012: The Power in the Pause: Taking time to Rest, Review, + Reflect

    012: The Power in the Pause: Taking time to Rest, Review, + Reflect

    When was the last time you reviewed your vision for success? Every now and then, we take a pause to reflect, review and re-evaluate the seasons in our life. Just like this podcast, I had to take a break because of the major events that happened in my life. But now, it's back!
    In this episode, I share the reason why I took a break from creating, marketing, and scaling my business, as well as the lessons I learned in the power of rest. I also share an exercise that helps me to move fast and recognize how I want to show up for myself and my business in the future.
    Show Highlights:
    [02:32]. Receiving is not an easy act for me to embrace. At my core, I am the caregiver, and feeding others is my love language. Being comfortable with allowing others to take the wheel wasn't easy, but when I leaned into it, it got easier, and it was a huge lesson in both grace and gratitude.
    [03:05] A pause from creating marketing, promoting this podcast, and ultimately growing and scaling my business. I learned a lot. I learned that there's a lot of power in baby steps, and I took the time to reflect.
    [06:13] In both your reflection and your planning, it's super important to always use the same framework. First, reflect on the past, the second project into the future, and third, plan in the present.
    Links Mentioned:
    Grab a copy of Your 360 Review for FREE!
    Join the Free workshop From Scattered to Efficient
    Visit Susan’s website susansalzman.com

    • 10 min
    011: Growing from Baby Talk to Coaching with Pamela Weinberg

    011: Growing from Baby Talk to Coaching with Pamela Weinberg

    When you don’t know the answer, you ask. But when you don’t know who to ask, you have to find the answer on your own. This is what Pamela Weinburg’s road to pregnancy looked like. 
    Growing up in the suburbs then living in the city during her pregnancy, she had to do her own research around the neighborhood about newborn essentials. This led to writing a resource guide for parents living in the city entitled City Baby New York. 
    In today’s episode, Pamela talks about her childhood dreams and how they somewhat came true, her father’s influence on her career, growing up in a middle-class family, and how she jumped from being an author to a career coach. Listen to her stories about wanting to buy a Frye Boots at the age of 15 to watching The Bachelor and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and New York as a way to relax and more.
    Pamela is currently a Certified Career Coach working with individuals in all stages of their career development—from college students to moms to young professionals. 
    Highlights

    [14:52] You know what I realized about public speaking? I think still if I had to present in an advertising agency for a new business, I’ll still be nervous like I was, but when I’m speaking now, I’m speaking about things that I love and I’m so passionate about. And it’s all about helping other people. 
    [31:25] Working with them (college students) is keeping me so current in what’s going on in the job market, learning about how marketing companies use TikTok to sell their products, learning so much lingo from them.
    [32:02] I just find it fascinating to have this exposure to so many different types of careers and types of people, and I’m such an extrovert, and I get my energy a lot from other people, so I look forward to learning from each client.
    [33:09] I’m never afraid to ask questions. And I hope that that is a good example for my clients who are young, who may be in a meeting, who isn’t afraid to say like “Can you explain that? I don’t know what that acronym means”. I love to learn.
    Links
    Get a daily dose of professional career advice and other tips from Pamela Weinburg on her Instagram @pamelaweinbergcareercoach and on her website.
    You can also purchase her book City Baby New York here.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Lkhkkmbut ,

Such Inspiraing Business Tips

Pearls of wisdom across the board on each interview! These woman all have moxie! I learned a ton!

Lori Kleiman ,

Fantastic and Inspiring!!

Susan uses all of her amazing business and life experiences as the foundation to hold inspiring and insightful conversations with her wonderful guests. She asks all the great questions and ...in these conversations there is so much learning and inspiration!! Can't wait for more.

Guybuyhubuhbuyvuy ,

Great Podcast!

Being in my 40s this podcast really hit home. Susan is great and really caught my attention. I got so much from this, so inspirational!

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