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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. 

    Do You Have an Adaptable Mindset Required to Become a Successful Expat? #282

    Do You Have an Adaptable Mindset Required to Become a Successful Expat? #282

    Description:
    This week I will be talking about the adaptable expat mindset and what it takes to be successful as an expat. We all of expectations of what moving to another place might be like, especially another country, and those expectations are almost always wrong. The decision to be an expat is experiential and not a logical decision.
    A lot of what I will discuss comes from a workshop that I developed for Amava on the thought process of becoming an expat. Well, Amava has ceased operations and I thought I would repurpose some of that content.
    For those who are relatively new to this podcast, my wife and I have been living in Ajijic Mexico for 4 years. You can find all of the podcasts and blog posts on our expat page on the Career Pivot website. You will find a link to that page in the show notes.
    I want to take you through many of the aspects of becoming an expat and why you need to be able to maintain an adaptable mindset. Very few things will be as you expect.
    I am currently running my annual survey and I would be honored if you take a moment to take this short survey about Career Pivot and this podcast.
    Click here to take the survey.
    I have already received significant feedback and the Mike McNatt episode has been mentioned multiple times. That feedback accelerated the publication of this week’s episode.
    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.

    • 29 min
    Opportunities in the Hot Freelance Remote Work Job Market with Toni Frana #281

    Opportunities in the Hot Freelance Remote Work Job Market with Toni Frana #281

    Description:
    This week I am speaking with Toni Frana, Career Services Manager for Flexjobs, and we are going to discuss the freelance job market. This is a follow-up to episode 274 where I discussed with Mike McNatt how he navigates the contract job market to stay employed in the technology sector in his 70s.
    I am currently running my annual survey and I would be honored if you take a moment to take this short survey about Career Pivot and this podcast.
    Click here to take the survey.
    I have already received significant feedback and the Mike McNatt episode has been mentioned multiple times. That feedback accelerated the publication of this week’s episode.
    Flexjobs recently published a blog post titled Hottest Freelance Job Opportunities for Remote Work. Toni and I discuss how to navigate the freelance job market and specifically did this in the 2nd half of life.
    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.  

    • 33 min
    Has Your Network Abandoned You? Let's Discuss How to Plan to Get it Back! (cont) #280

    Has Your Network Abandoned You? Let's Discuss How to Plan to Get it Back! (cont) #280

    Description:
    This is a continuation from episode 278 which I called Has Your Network Abandoned You? Let's Discuss How to Plan to Get it Back! I talked previously about how to identify who you need to network with and what was strategic networking. I want to discuss in this episode how to ease back into networking.
    I was giving a webinar for AustinUp the other day and someone posed the question about pivoting from product marketing to product management. They were not having much luck. In order to make this kind of move, it will take a relationship to get you across and it is probably a relationship you do not have right now.
    In episode 278, we discussed identifying who you need to network with, some of these people will be existing connections while others will be new connections. We will start with a focus on existing connections and building up the network muscles that have probably atrophied during the last couple of years.
    I will once again give you some blog posts to read about active listening and a step-by-step process to ease back into networking.
    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.

    • 14 min
    Wanting Help to Write a Book That Changes Lives? A Conversation with AJ Harper #279

    Wanting Help to Write a Book That Changes Lives? A Conversation with AJ Harper #279

    Description:
    In this week’s episode, I am speaking with AJ Harper, author of  Write a Must-Read: Craft a Book That Changes Lives--Including Your Own. If you have thought of writing a non-fiction book this is the book for you. I have already recommended this book to several people as it will make the task far less daunting and more importantly help you write a book that delivers.
    Her bio is as follows:
    AJ Harper is an editor and publishing strategist who helps authors write transformational books that enable them to build readership, grow their brand, and make a significant impact on the world. As a ghostwriter and as a developmental editor, she has worked with hundreds of authors, from newbies to New York Times bestselling authors with millions of books sold. AJ teaches her method in Top Three Book Workshop and the Must-Read Editing Workshop. She is the Head Writing Coach for Heroic Public Speaking, the premier speaker training program created by Michael and Amy Port. She is a writing partner to the business author, Mike Michalowicz. Together they’ve written nine books, including Profit First. AJ is the author of Write a Must-Read: Craft a Book That Changes Lives--Including Your Own. Connect with her at AJHarper.com.
    I am pitched a lot of books for this podcast. I have turned down some prominent authors because I thought the books did not deliver on what they promised. I think they should have read this book as you will hear, AJ gives you a pretty easy system to follow to keep on track to write a book that delivers. That does not mean it is easy to do but it is an excellent system.
    I am currently reading a similar book Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible by Tamsen Webster that I mention during the episode. It discusses a similar process to refine your ideas that I have found useful.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 33 min
    Has Your Network Abandoned You? Let’s Discuss How to Plan to Get it Back! #278

    Has Your Network Abandoned You? Let’s Discuss How to Plan to Get it Back! #278

    Description:
    Many of you have lost connection with your network and community in the last 2 plus years. This could be your business community aging out on you, or losing contact with family and friends. You may have lost contact with religious organizations, social groups, and civic groups. For many, these are the people who pulled you along in your career and life. Now is the time to re-establish old connections and create new ones.
    I wrote a post about a year ago called Has Your Network Aged Out and Abandoned You During the Pandemic?
    If you are like me and are over the age of 50, it would not surprise anyone that your mentors, career champions, and colleagues who have supported you in your career are not available to you anymore. They may have retired, no longer be in a position of influence, or may have died during the pandemic.
    I have also written about the power of community in the post Community – What Is The Value Of Belonging To One? Please check out that article.
    It is your network and the communities that you have belonged to that brought your success up to this point. Now is the time to start to rebuild them.
    I wrote a mega blog post five years ago called Strategic Networking Playbook – Who, How and When! In this episode, I will take you through this process to help you plan out your network. In a later episode, I will take you through what you should be doing now.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 15 min
    Rebroadcast of What is Your Mindset Right Now? Are You Ready to Change It? #277

    Rebroadcast of What is Your Mindset Right Now? Are You Ready to Change It? #277

    Description:
    This podcast episode is being released during the US 4th of July holiday weekend. I am going to rebroadcast one of my favorite episodes from 2020 which was What is Your Mindset Right Now? Are You Ready to Change It? This is a discussion I had with my good friend, coach, and former therapist Diann Wingert. I think it is an excellent listen to begin the second half of 2022.
    Diann Wingert has been on the podcast 3 times to discuss mindset issues and what triggers your brain. These episodes are some of the most downloaded in the history of the podcast.
    What is Your Mindset Right Now? Are Ready to Change It? The Entrepreneurial Mindset for an Accidental Entrepreneur with Diann Wingert How to Create Success by Outsmarting Your Brain with Diann Wingert This episode was the first where we discuss mindset issues and how to overcome them.
    I have edited down the episode as I am working to make the episodes shorter.
    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.

    • 45 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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