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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.

Pivot with Jenny Blake Jenny Blake — Author, Speaker, Career & Business Strategist

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    mentioned at http://pivotmethod.com/231

    230: Creating Flow States (BookRx)

    230: Creating Flow States (BookRx)

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

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

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

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    229: Create What You Need

    229: Create What You Need

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

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

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

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    228: How I Run My Business Without Social Media

    228: How I Run My Business Without Social Media

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Zing Collaborative ,

Phenomenal Podcast

Pivot is a joy to listen to, in addition to being informative and engaging. Jenny is so generous in what and how she shares information, and this podcast is a gift! Additionally, Jenny is so down to earth and authentic that tuning in feels like sitting down for coffee with a dear friend. Thank you, Jenny, for this offering.

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Amazing useful podcast

I feel so blessed to have found Jenny’s podcast. She is so genuine and covers so many important topics related to self-actualized business and authentic thinking. She is such a blessing and her guests are AMAZING!

LisaVoice ,

Helping So Much During Quarantine

Years from now when I am telling tales about surviving the 2020 Pandemic, I am going to say that there was a podcast that played a vital role for me. It’s this one. Jenny Blake, Dr. MJC, and the other guests are providing a wonderful blend of information, insight, and inspiration. I’m so grateful for them and the Pivoting Around a Pandemic series.

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