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Pivot with Jenny Blake
Pivot with Jenny Blake
Jenny Blake

What’s next for your career and creative projects? Pivot with Jenny Blake launched in 2015 to help us better embrace fear, insecurity,... more

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🌈 Taking a Quiet Sabbatical and Pausing the Podcasts — For Now . . .

As I round the corner into this ninth year of podcasting and after over 700 episodes, today I’m announcing a... more

24 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
Setting Creative Intentions Instead of Expectations with James McCrae

“Expectations are the enemy to the creative process. Sometimes you have to let go of the known to see the... more

18 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
On Decision Engineering and Evaluating Quality instead of Outcomes with Michelle Florendo

Good decision-making is not about omniscience or clairvoyance—it's more about resilience, according to today’s guest, decision engineer Michelle Florendo. “Decision-making... more

11 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
📦 Unpacking a Big Business Decision and Dissolving Related Doubts with Adrian Klaphaak

What happens when you make a big decision but still have lingering doubt, fear, and even despair? How do you... more

04 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
“You can’t give what you don’t have” — Expecting Greatness While Practicing Acceptance with Nataly Kogan

“You can’t give what you don’t have.” That’s just one of the powerful lessons that Nataly Kogan learned the hard... more

28 Jan 2024 · 52 minutes
Crossing the Cringe Chasm when Taking Career and Creative Risks with Henna Pryor

Bravery requires being off balance. You will only find the courage to “cross the cringe chasm” by remembering that the... more

21 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
Addressing the Mental Health Challenges of Doing Humanitarian Work with Dimple Dhabalia

Holding space for thousands of others, primarily those who have experienced unspeakable trauma, is not for the faint of heart,... more

14 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
Four Brand Personas with Adam Chaloeicheep — Free Time Crossover (Part Two)

Are you running a Franken-Brand? A quick, inexpensive logo here. And then someone a few months later tries to write... more

07 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Building a Brand Strategy from Scratch with Adam Chaloeicheep — Free Time Crossover (Part One)

What do a flying money emoji, a stray takeaway coffee cup, and a heart have in common? Those were the... more

31 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
How Do You “Un-Rut” Yourself? Live Show with Adrian Klaphaak

How do you “un-rut” yourself? If you want to say yes to exploring a pivot, what do you need to... more

24 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Pain, Purpose, and Portals—Pivoting from Massage Therapist to Coach with John O'Connor

“You have to condition your nervous system to feel free, to access and hold that state, no matter the context.” In... more

17 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
“A Goal Should Not Be a Chore” — How to Set Aspirational Pull Goals with Ayelet Fishbach

It is a mistake to frame motivation as a muscle, according to today’s guest, Dr. Ayalet Fischbach. If you set... more

10 Dec 2023 · 40 minutes
The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship with Scott Jeffrey Miller

Are you falling into “accidental jerk” mode while mentoring others without realizing it? Today’s guest, Scott Jeffrey Miller, is sharing... more

03 Dec 2023 · 39 minutes
The Simple Yet Powerful Three-Word Phrase that Shifts My Day

A short-and-sweet solo episode for you today on the three little words that instantly shift my mood from heavy obligation... more

26 Nov 2023 · 15 minutes
Embracing Doubt and Going for “Good-Enough” Work with Simone Stolzoff

As relationship expert Ester Perel says, “Too many people bring the best of themselves to work, and bring the leftovers... more

19 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
How to Experience More Everyday Awe with Dacher Keltner

“The evolution of our species built into our brains and bodies an emotion, our species-defining passion, that enables us to... more

12 Nov 2023 · 41 minutes
Claim Your Bragging Rights—From Hidden Gems to Halo Effects with Lisa Bragg

“By trying to appeal to everyone, you appeal to no one,” writes Lisa Bragg. “Instead of broadcasting, think of narrowcasting.”... more

05 Nov 2023 · 48 minutes
Finding Clarity While Navigating Change with Marc Lesser

“If it’s not a paradox, it’s not true.” So says today’s guest Marc Lesser, long-time mindfulness teacher and business leader.... more

29 Oct 2023 · 36 minutes
How Are We Holding Ourselves Back? with Adrian Klaphaak of Career Pathfinder

How are you holding yourself back? From the whispers of your soul, your deepest power and purpose, from your highest... more

22 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
Navigating Workquakes in a Post-Career World with Bruce Feiler

Two-thirds of Americans say they’re unhappy with their work (70%), and three-quarters say they plan to look for new work... more

15 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
🥳 Five Questions and Attempted Answers for My 40th Birthday

I love celebrating big milestones here on the pod, so in honor of my 40th birthday tomorrow, I decided to... more

08 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
“Whatever Comes Through Me Comes for Me First,” with Nicole Antoinette

“So many things in my past were painful because I stayed on too long.” How do you know when it’s... more

01 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Pivoting from Prestigious Consulting Jobs to the Pathless Path with Paul Millerd

“I was in the wrong environment, playing the wrong game . . . so I started self-sabotaging.” That’s how today’s guest,... more

24 Sep 2023 · 43 minutes
8 Lessons Learned from 8 Years of Hosting the Pivot Podcast

We are celebrating a very special milestone today—the Pivot podcast’s eighth birthday! It's a veritable third-grader by now. This podcast first... more

17 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
Moneyzen—Leaving the Cult of More with Manisha Thakor

“To live a rich, joyful, and connected life . . . achieve less.” That’s the counterintuitive path to MoneyZen that... more

10 Sep 2023 · 44 minutes
Is Midlife Messing with Your Enoughness? + Busting Not Enough Scams with Mandy Lehto

“Legacy isn’t something you leave, it’s something you live.” These are just some of the wise words from this week’s guest,... more

03 Sep 2023 · 51 minutes
Cut Your Losses—Even While Pivoting in Public—with Khe Hy (Free Time Crossover)

“How did you go bankrupt?" Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” —Ernest Hemingway That’s the kick-off quote from returning guest Khe Hy’s... more

27 Aug 2023 · 51 minutes
Letting Go of Productivity Guilt with Madeleine Dore (Free Time Crossover)

“You have to live spherically—in many directions. Never lose your childish enthusiasm—and things will come your way.” —Federico Fellini This week’s... more

20 Aug 2023 · 43 minutes
Be Irreplaceable with My Creative Coach Jay Acunzo (Free Time Crossover)

One thing I love about Jay Acunzo is that his body of work is a love letter to craft and... more

13 Aug 2023 · 51 minutes
What Do Donuts, Coffee, Conversation, and Energy Cliffs Have in Common? (Free Time Crossover — Daily Audio Diary from TED 2023)

What’s it like to be at a conference with “fancy” people, when you’re the one feeling like you snuck in... more

06 Aug 2023 · 47 minutes
Soul Shifts for the Weary with Rachel Macy Stafford

Today’s guest, New York Times bestselling author Rachel May Stafford, confided to her friend that the fruits of her successful... more

30 Jul 2023 · 48 minutes
IFS Part(s) Two—Understanding Our “Not Enough” Exiles with Adrian Klaphaak

Today we’re building on 319: Who’s Sitting in the Board Room of Your Brain? With Adrian Klaphaak . . .... more

23 Jul 2023 · 42 minutes
The Microstress Effect and What to Do About It with Karen Dillon

Research shows that negative interactions take a significant toll on all of us, carrying as much as five times the... more

16 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
What Reality TV Teaches Us About Ourselves with Danielle Lindemann

Raise your hand if you love Reality TV! Now admit to that in public. Now choose that as your academic... more

09 Jul 2023 · 45 minutes
Five Types of People-Pleasers from The Joy of Saying No with Natalie Lue

As “recovering people pleaser” Natalie Lue opens her book, The Joy of Saying No, “Suppressing and repressing my needs, desires,... more

02 Jul 2023 · 51 minutes
Accessing Your True Self Through IFS with Adrian Klaphaak

“There are no bad parts.” That’s a core idea behind Internal Family Systems, a form of psychotherapy that helps guide... more

25 Jun 2023 · 54 minutes
🐺The Wolf You Feed — On Addiction, Recovery & Codependency — and What We Get Wrong About All Three with Eric Zimmer

At 24 years old, Eric Zimmer was homeless, addicted to heroin, and facing jail time. In the decades since, he... more

18 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
Fool Me Once—How to Avoid Accidental and Righteous Fraud with Kelly Pope

“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” —Anthony Weldon in The Court and Character in King... more

11 Jun 2023 · 42 minutes
10+ Conference Networking Strategies with Alisa Cohn

Attending conferences can be overwhelming — even for the most excited extroverts among us—let alone the introverts who challenge their... more

04 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
Six Golden Shadows of the Imposter Complex with Tanya Geisler

As today’s guest—imposter complex expert Tanya Geisler—notes, the global self-development industry is worth $41 billion as of 2021. She says,... more

28 May 2023 · 45 minutes
Pivoting into a Professorship with Alex Budak

Have you ever considered teaching for a university? Even if you don’t take the path of Ph.D. student pursuing a... more

21 May 2023 · 44 minutes
Tips for Making Tough Decisions — Solo Spotlight with Sarah Young

“When there’s a fork in the road, take it.” That’s one of my favorite Yogi Berra classics of paradoxical wisdom.... more

14 May 2023 · 18 minutes
ChatGPT as Universal Intern and Permission Not to Be a Billionaire with Kevin Kelly

“Cultivate 12 people who love you, because they are worth more than 12 million people who like you.” That’s just one... more

07 May 2023 · 46 minutes
Sustainable Ambition with Kathy Oneto

How ambitious are you? More importantly, how ambitious do you want to be in different areas of life and work?... more

30 Apr 2023 · 49 minutes
Who’s Sitting in the Board Room of Your Brain? with Adrian Klaphaak

Who is sitting in the boardroom of your brain? Who is sitting around the table, challenging your decisions, making noise,... more

23 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
📣 Free Time is Nominated for a Webby! 💸 Would love your help voting by EOD 4/20 🙏

Hi Friends! I'm re-airing this announcement from the Free Time podcast as a friendly reminder that we made it to... more

19 Apr 2023 · 7 minutes
The Beauty of Late Bloomers with Jenna Valovic

“It’s OK to be a late bloomer as long as you don’t miss the flower show.” —Jane Fonda That’s a quote... more

16 Apr 2023 · 43 minutes
“We are the Refresh Generation” — Shifting Out of Reality Escape Artist Mode with Paul Angone

Are you feeling trapped by the infinite scroll of distractions? According to today’s returning guest, Paul Angone, we have all... more

09 Apr 2023 · 46 minutes
“Don’t Suffer Twice”

Today’s solo riff is on a three-word phrase that has helped quell countless waves of anxiety in the decade since... more

02 Apr 2023 · 15 minutes
Intuition-Building, Spotting Pedestal Syndrome, and Closing the Confidence Gap with Kelli Thompson

What would you do if you had more confidence? Today’s guest, Kelli Thompson, polled over 500 people with this question... more

26 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
Doing Less, Focusing More After Taking a Two-Month Leave with Adrian Klaphaak

Joy and frustration can be equally motivating. Sometimes joy pulls our focus like a magnet to where it needs to... more

19 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
What’s the pebble in your shoe? Pivoting from Wall Street to RadReads with Khe Hy

Is change whispering to you? For Khe Hy, a former investment banker on the fast track of keeping up with... more

12 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
Are You Future-Tripping?

As the saying goes, “Worrying is praying for what you don’t want.” A close cousin is future-tripping: projecting and living... more

05 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
311: How to Get Unstuck with Lia Garvin

It’s time to leave guilt spirals, perfectionism, and hedging behind. Today’s guest, Lia Garvin, is sharing her favorite tools for... more

26 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
When the Career Grass Really is Greener — On Job Crafting with Rebecca Fraser-Thill

I’m complete. Have you ever landed on that sense of satisfaction, perhaps after a peak experience when you’ve given everything... more

19 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
Wayfinding and Developing Identity Agency with Ciela Hartanov

“The Sensitive Leader is a wayfinder, not a truth teller” with all the answers. Learn how serendipity helped today’s guest,... more

12 Feb 2023 · 48 minutes
Pivoting in Place with Adrian Klaphaak

“No [person] ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river, and they are not the... more

05 Feb 2023 · 45 minutes
Pivoting from Google to Launching People Playbook with Tony McGaharan

Leaving the cool shade of a corporate tree with a great salary and benefits to start a business is never... more

29 Jan 2023 · 47 minutes
⛵️Stop Sailing the Sea of Shiny Shoulds (Free Time Crossover)

Is it too late to wish you a Happy New Year? Larry David, one of my favorite curmudgeons, would say... more

22 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Is What You’re Wanting Actually What’s Best For You? With Luke Burgis

The opening epigraph to Luke Burgis’ brilliant book gave me such a chuckle that I can’t resist sharing it here: “We... more

15 Jan 2023 · 47 minutes
Through the Crux—Pivoting from Acting to Entrepreneurship with Ryan Devlin

“Even when you think something is set in stone—literal, actual stone—it changes.” Take it from actor-turned-entrepreneur and rock-climbing aficionado Ryan... more

08 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
What is Your Soul Path for 2023? Follow What’s Most Alive — With Adrian Klaphaak

Happy new year, my friends!! Transitioning from holiday time off to the frenetic energy of returning to work and regular... more

01 Jan 2023 · 55 minutes
Free Time Framework for Moving from Friction to Flow in 2023 [BEST OF]

🎉 Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business celebrates its one year bookiversary on 3/22/23!  In this episode I'm walking you... more

01 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Everyday Rituals and the 'Sparkling of the Sacred' with Casper ter Kuile

This episode originally aired on April 4, 2021. Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging.... more

25 Dec 2022 · 47 minutes
Cultivating Influence with Jon Levy

“I don’t want fans, I want friends.” This is one of many approaches to relationship-building that I admire in this... more

18 Dec 2022 · 48 minutes
Expansive Impact and Spacious Scheduling with Sarah Young

Does your calendar reflect your values and priorities? Do you pause before responding to requests, or are you saying yes... more

11 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
Decoding Greatness with Ron Friedman

"For generations, we’ve been taught there are two ways to succeed—either from talent or practice." My guest today, Ron Friedman,... more

03 Dec 2022 · 30 minutes
Moving Beyond Burnout with Dr. Susan Biali Haas

“When life takes you down, it changes you. You’re not the same after,” says Dr. Susan Biali in her new... more

27 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
The Future is Analog and Books Aren’t Going Anywhere with David Sax

What happens when you write a book called The Revenge of Analog, only to find a pandemic relentlessly converting everything... more

20 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
3 Creative Lessons Learned from 7+ Years of Podcasting

Since launching this show in September 2015, the podcasting landscape has grown and changed tremendously. What was once a niche... more

13 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
Juggling Risk and Pursuing Passion while Pivoting in a Recession with Adrian Klaphaak

When times are uncertain should we be playing it safe? We all have a different relationship to risk—and recession-talk tends... more

06 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
Networking in a New Niche and Becoming Broadway Investors with Dorie Clark and Alisa Cohn

Have you ever gotten a sudden sense of certainty that you need to pursue something — maybe something totally different... more

30 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Create a Failure Resume

What’s your favorite kind of failure? The question isn’t if you’ll fail or get rejected, but when. So don’t let... more

23 Oct 2022 · 29 minutes
Top 3 Do’s and Dont’s When Leaving a Corporate Job

We have had so many shakeups in the last couple of years that I’d be surprised if most of us... more

16 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
Create a Memory of Your Future Self — On Hypnotherapy with Inna Aizenshtein

Twenty years ago, my dear friend and today’s guest, Inna Aizenshtein, moved to New York City to pursue a career... more

09 Oct 2022 · 56 minutes
Confidence Conundrums and Attention Budgets with Terri Trespicio

“Creativity is a muscle, not a metric.” If you hold back because you’re afraid of feedback, you won’t have a... more

02 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
Are you a Spaghetti-Twirler or a Spaghetti-Thrower?

Are you an asker or a guesser? In 2015 while I was deep in hermit mode writing Pivot while living... more

25 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
True Fun vs. Fake Fun with Catherine Price

“Fun isn’t just a result of human thriving; it is a cause.” Our guest today, Catherine Price, is breaking down... more

18 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
Free Time Crossover – Protect Your Idea Factory, Build a Creative Flywheel, and Go Behind-the-Scenes of Book Publishing with Todd Henry

Today’s episode is a crossover from the Free Time podcast. Enjoy! Today’s guest is an expert in cultivating creativity — and... more

11 Sep 2022 · 45 minutes
May Cause Side Effects—Life After Antidepressant Withdrawal with Brooke Siem

“The [drugs] exist only for my mind, each orange prescription bottle a subconscious reminder that I Am Depressed and I... more

04 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
Stealing Wi-Fi as Career Strategy with Jenny Wood

Believe it or not, you can get mentorship from anyone you’d like by employing a strategy today’s guest calls “stealing... more

28 Aug 2022 · 52 minutes
Embracing Uncertainty — Mic Flip with Adrian Klaphaak

When did you discover what you wanted to do with your life? I knew from a young age that I... more

21 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
Solving Pivot Puzzles with A.J. Jacobs

Do you like puzzles? If you do, you’re far from alone. An estimated 50 million people do crosswords every day... more

14 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Slow-Cooked vs. Pressure Cooker

Are you living in a pressure cooker? One of my all-time favorite meals is two-day slow-cooked ribs from a fancy... more

07 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Cultivating Influence with Jon Levy

“I don’t want fans, I want friends.” This is one of many approaches to relationship-building that I admire in this... more

24 Jul 2022 · 48 minutes
The Art of Horse Whispering and Trust-Building with Grant Golliher

“Trust is not just a feeling. It’s also an action, and it’s a process that happens over time. Be slow... more

10 Jul 2022 · 49 minutes
What Are You Here to Do? How to Find a Path That Fits with Adrian Klaphaak

Instead of asking, “What should I do?” Ask yourself, “Who am I?” Today you’ll hear from someone who has been... more

26 Jun 2022 · 50 minutes
The Honor Roll Hangover with Melody Wilding

Believe it or not, your emotions are a competitive advantage: 90 percent of top performers are also high in emotional... more

12 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
Feeling Impostery? Become a Qualified Curator Instead of an End-All-Be-All Expert

Self-doubt isn’t all bad. It means you’re stretching outside of your comfort zone, that you’re willing to learn, and that... more

29 May 2022 · 16 minutes
Supercharged with Simon Alexander Ong

“Energy introduces you before you even speak.” We all sense that energy is contagious; the question is, how well are... more

15 May 2022 · 35 minutes
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“Energy introduces you before you even speak.” We all sense that energy is contagious; the question is, how well are you protecting... more