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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.
 
Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. 

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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.
 
Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. 

    The Woodard's Journey to Becoming Delighted Expats in Mexico #305

    The Woodard's Journey to Becoming Delighted Expats in Mexico #305

    Description:
    In this episode, I am speaking with my fellow expats and good friends Camille and Scott Woodard. They have lived in Mexico for over a year, and I wanted you to hear the story of their journey in becoming expats. Camille is retired but Scott continues to work as a career coach. They took a slightly different approach than my wife and I did in becoming an expat.
    Camille and Scott mention needing to get an RFC #. The current president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as A.M.L.O. or AMLO for short, vowed to reform the immigration and tax systems when he was elected in 2018. The RFC # is the equivalent of a Social Security #. Early in 2022, the federal government required everyone to have an RFC # including foreign residents and that was to be complete by July of 2022. That was extended to the end of 2022 and many of us still do not have them because it requires making an appointment at an SAT office to apply. SAT is the equivalent of the IRS. It is still difficult to get one of those appointments.
    You will hear Scott say that there always seems to be one additional step that needs to be done for every process in dealing with the government. You just have to be patient.
    I want to tell you we recorded this interview in person at Camille and Scott’s home. This is the first in-person interview I have done since 2019. I used my H4nPro portable recorder and tried to be a bit more sophisticated than I needed to be. Well, it did not work as well as I would have liked, and I had to do a lot of work in post-processing to improve the quality. You will hear a couple of trucks pass in the background. Their home has very high ceilings and like almost all Mexican homes a lot of hard surfaces, i.e., concrete walls and tile floors. This is not optimal for audio recording but you will be able to easily understand both Camille and Scott.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 39 min
    A Passionate Encore Career Teaching All Kinds of People to Sew #304

    A Passionate Encore Career Teaching All Kinds of People to Sew #304

    Description:
    In this episode, I am speaking Linda Sivilich. Linda was a GetSetUp Startup Accelerator Program for 55+ winner. Linda has a real interesting story where she became disabled from her job in the airline industry and now has a successful and more importantly fulfilling business teaching people to sew. I think you will be able to hear the joy in her voice as she tells her story.
    This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind.
    I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up.
    Linda worked for a major airline for 35 years and loved her job. However, in her mid-50s she lost eyesight in one of her eyes and was forced to retire.
    She has been teaching people for 20 years, but it was the GetSetUp that changed her course.
    Read the About Us section from the GetSetUp website:
    GetSetUp is on a mission to help the third of the world’s population who are over 55 to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. Older adults have incredible knowledge to share and new mountains (literally and figuratively) to climb, but until now they haven’t had their place to pursue their passions and continue creating, growing, and giving back.
    Linda entered the GetSetUp Startup Accelerator Program for 55+ last year and was selected as a winner and received a small grant to fund her business.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 23 min
    2023 Career Reality Check-In for the 50+ Crowd with John Tarnoff #303

    2023 Career Reality Check-In for the 50+ Crowd with John Tarnoff #303

    Description:
    In this episode, I am speaking with my good friend John Tarnoff. This will be our third annual Career Reality Check-In for the 50+ Crowd. This has historically been one of the most popular episodes of the year as John and I have a frank discussion about what we think the year will look like.
    This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind.
    I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up.
    I have had John on the podcast many times before including the following:
    Episode 251 - 2022 Career Reality Check-In for the 50+ Crowd Episode 232 - How to Adopt a Career Mindset in the 2nd Half of Life Episode 208 - d2021 Reality Check-In for the 50+ Crowd Episode 154 - John Tarnoff Teaches How to Work for a Millennial Episode 120 - Boomer Reinvention Revisited Episode 19 - Boomer Reinvention John is now a career coach but spent much of his career in the entertainment business. He was fired from 39% of his jobs so he has experienced adversity.
    He is now focused on 2nd Act Careers and is the cohost with Kerry Hannon of the Second Act Show.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 36 min
    Do You Need a Retirement Reboot? A Discussion with Author Mark Miller #302

    Do You Need a Retirement Reboot? A Discussion with Author Mark Miller #302

    Description:
    In this episode, I am speaking with Mark Miller who is the author of Retirement Reboot: Commonsense Financial Strategies for Getting Back on Track. Mark is a good friend and colleague who has written a book that looks at retirement preparation from a holistic perspective. It is not just about finances.
    Read his bio below.
    Mark Miller is a journalist, author, and podcaster with a national reputation as a top expert on retirement and aging—and at age 68, he is asking many of the same questions facing millions of other older Americans. Mark has more than 15 years of experience covering the field. He contributes regularly to the New York Times “Retiring” column, which appears in the Sunday edition, where his articles are among the best-read personal finance stories in the paper. He also writes monthly national columns on retirement for Reuters, Morningstar, and Wealth Management magazine. Mark’s website, RetirementRevised.com, publishes a newsletter and podcast that features interviews with authoritative experts in the field of retirement.
    Before we go any further let me mention I have a sponsor for this episode MagicMind. MagicMind is the world’s first productivity drink. It is not an energy or coffee-based drink but a drink that will help you stay focused. I have been using for about a year it has made a real difference but more on this later in the show.
    I found Mark’s book the most well-rounded book on retirement that I have read.
    You’ll learn how to make a plan, think through the timing of retirement, optimize Social Security, navigate Medicare, build savings, and tap into home equity. You’ll also explore ongoing strategies; such as careful budgeting, generating income from work even after retirement, planning for long-term care, and leveraging special assistance aimed at low-income workers. If you have low savings or none at all, his simple steps can help you make the most of your remaining working years and reboot the retirement you always imagined.
    This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind.
    I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If
    you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 44 min
    Exploring the Digital Nomads Beyond 50 Network with Siobhan Farr #301

    Exploring the Digital Nomads Beyond 50 Network with Siobhan Farr #301

    Description:
    In this episode, I am speaking with Siobhan Farr, who is the Spark Originator for Digital Nomads Beyond 50 Network. Siobhan is on a journey and she wants to take others along with her on that journey traveling the world all the while making a living.
    I was directed to Siobhan by one of the Career Pivot Community members. Siobhan manages the Digital Nomads Beyond 50 Network Facebook group, which is a thriving group of over 1000 members who either are digital nomads or want to become digital nomads.
    Read Siobhan’s bio:
    2019 Siobhan started selling off 30 years of her Dallas, Texas life to begin her nomad years in March 2020. When her initial three weeks in Ecuador stretched to 13 months due to COVID lockdown, she pivoted her plans to market and manage her business remotely. The search for others who are older Location Independents, led her to become the Spark Originator of Digital Nomads Beyond 50.
    DNB50 is an online community for people in their late 40s+ who currently travel, work, plan to, or are just curious about this life. Siobhan turned to her previous profession in corporate Learning & Development to organize the DNB50 Virtual Summit June 2021. In June 2022 they hosted in Medellin, Colombia the first Digital Nomad CoLiveWork specifically designed for older nomads.
    Siobhan is truly a home-free Digital Nomad with no permanent base. She wants to inspire others to banish the belief that it’s too late to reinvent themselves. Her motto… “Flip the page, the future is still unwritten!”
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.  

    • 39 min
    Milestone Episode - 300 Episodes, 6 years and Over a Half of a Million Downloads #300

    Milestone Episode - 300 Episodes, 6 years and Over a Half of a Million Downloads #300

    Description:
    This will be a very special episode as we have crossed multiple milestones. This is episode 300, over a period of 6 years and over half a million downloads. This is quite an accomplishment as the audience for this podcast is those of you who are 55 years of age or older which is one of the smallest demographics that listen to podcasts. I want to give you a little history to the podcast and then play you 4 segments from episodes from the first 3 years of the podcast that I thought were particularly impactful.
    This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind.
    I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up.
    I published episode #1 of this podcast in late October of 2016. I started the podcast to help launch the 2nd edition of Repurpose Your Career – A Practical Guide to the 2nd Half of Life.
    The book published in April of 2017, and I originally planned to continue the podcast maybe for another year.
    The show’s download numbers slowly grew. In April of 2018, the podcast was mentioned in AARP magazine as one of 3 podcasts for AARP magazine readers. Downloads the next month went from about 2000 downloads in April to over 10,000 in May.
    My wife and I then spent the summer of 2018 in Ajijic Mexico. We closed up our condo in Austin, Texas and had our neighbors collect our mail each week and put it in our condo.
    We returned to Austin in October and when I investigated the box of mail, I saw 5 or 6 packages that contained books. I was having major publishers send me books unsolicited. They wanted me to either review the books or have their authors on the podcast.
    My response was what?!….
    Since that time, I am solicited just about every day by authors or their publicists to be on this podcast.
    I discovered that this podcast was the greatest networking tool I have ever had.
    I have met and built relationships with so many interesting people. To put it bluntly, it has enriched my life and I have continued the podcast for that reason. My business, Career Pivot, which includes this podcast; no longer must be profitable. Over the last few years, the business and this podcast have done a little better than break even.
    I really enjoy the creating this podcast. I started in 2018 blogging and creating some podcast episodes about our journey in becoming expats in Mexico. I largely did this to help me process what I was experiencing. Little did I know that these blog posts and podcast episodes would become quite popular. I have increased the frequency of the episodes based on feedback from listeners.
     
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Katrina195 ,

There is hope!

This show does a great job of sharing motviating and helpful ideas to inspire and inform our "second act"... it's so refreshing to hear examples of how to recreate and repurpose our past to yield a more fulfilling and stimulating future. What an inspiring podcast!

thatengineeringguy14 ,

Great Podcast to Make a Career Shift!

Marc does a great job hosting, asking interesting questions, and bringing out a conversation that shares actionable insights. Definitely worth listening to!

p27/wq ,

Great podcast for those over 50

I was happy to find this podcast especially as I am over 50 and wanting to refine my career. I find the conversations helpful and interesting

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