These little light bulbs go off, they inspire us, they propel us forward into new and exciting directions. You just have to book your flights and show up, and my team and I will take care of the rest : Learn more about this offering at. Jenny talks through her own personal pivots and how she applied her own framework to create a business that is optimized for meaning and money. What do I stand for? When was the last t. I want to talk a little bit about motivation, though.
Like you said, the counter-intuitive thing is that, often, we end up making more money when we take that path. Since the Great Recession, Kallen has helped over 2,000 people reach the finish line in their careers. So my challenge over the last few years really was figuring out how to build in the recovery time that I need, big and small, in order to keep doing everything that I was doing. Trying is just a form of doubt. In this episode we talk about what the Course is, how we can apply spiritual intelligence to our day-to-day interactions, how to create miracles through powerful mental shifts, and Emily's pivot from entrepreneur giving mainstream career advice to an exciting new full-time role as Executive Director for the Circle of Atonement. . Nassim Taleb, I love his book.
The Void is a natural part of the creative process, and yet surfing it still feels disorienting every time. So for me, there was this process of reflection. As I shared in the PivotList newsletter I wrote in response to Silverman's somewhat snarky article, Silicon Valley start-ups do tend to talk about pivoting in response to their initial strategy failing. In this follow-up show we explore her book publishing process ups and downs, moving past the mirror, the platinum rule a favorite new concept! And then a Torchbearer envisions a new possibility. Jenny is truly one of the best at designing helpful tools in terms of getting your thoughts organized and plotting out next, practical steps.
I made exponentially more money. Thomas Andrew, former Forensic Pathologist As soon as I saw this New York Times feature story, As Overdose Deaths Pile Up, a Medical Examiner Quits the Morgue, I knew I had to have Dr. Partisan politics aside, how do we navigate a world and economy where truly anything can happen at any time? What does it mean to be so authentic and transparent that we live as truth with nothing to hide? This week on the Pivot Podcast I'm thrilled to chat with bestselling author, keynote speaker, and popular blogger Jeff Goins. Well, thank you so much. So, I made a decision to learn the skills I needed to finally own my life.
But first, a little context about what brought me to that mentoring night. Then what you said, Brian, also raises a great point. Jenny Blake started a podcast. Instead of listening to the doubt monsters that started to lurk in the corners of her mind, Jenny put her head down, worked hard, and believed. That's what we unpack in this week's episode.
I'm thrilled to share that in the two years since we met, Kathleen's book, Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference, has launched! Subscribe to the and follow her on Twitter. Tell me a little bit about your process that you share in the book as far as finding the right next thing. I had the great fortune of sitting behind Marcus Glover on a bus ride to Wallkill Prison for a business mentoring day, and time flew as we talked about everything from him teaching yoga and meditation at Rikers, to criminal justice work, to his mission of funding minority-owned businesses through disruptive venture capital. Then, she got off all the prescription drugs. Our culture prides a separation of church and state, but what about spirituality and business? For someone else, it might be launching a new product or service for their business.
Topics We CoverWhat goes on at a silent retreat? Or like Jason whose father tried to kill him three times before he was ten years old. Prescribed antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs at 15 years old after her father's sudden death of pancreatic cancer, the opportunity for a life abroad sparked the realization that she had been heavily medicated for half of her life. So she took a brave plunge that few would dare: Blake quit Google, packed her bags, and moved from California to New York in search of a new life. Penney Peirce and I continue our ongoing series based on her vast spiritual oeuvre—this time with the microphone tables turned. Jenny Blake is a speaker, coach and business strategist.
Join me for a conversation with one of my favorite New York friends, Erin Stutland, as we discuss her new book: Mantras in Motion: Manifesting What You Want through Mindful Movement. Simply head over to and take your business and lifestyle to the next level. With that, let's dive into this week's awesome episode! If you're lucky and creative, you do both simultaneously. Jenny Blake: I would listen. When I was at Google, I got promoted very quickly, twice in the first two years, became a manager at 24. That mirrors, in my pre-Copyblogger days, how I made decisions.
Now, Jenny runs her own business as a career and business consultant and speaker. Contingent upon them saying yes, of course : But we'd no doubt make an irresistible pitch! Or does one always take the lead? What's next for your career and creative projects? Sign-up for my weekly ish PivotList newsletter to receive curated round-ups of what I'm reading, watching, listening to, and new tools I'm geeking out on. How can you feel into what wants to happen and find greater flow in life and work? I want to also take time to really listen to my own inner voice and to that of my community of what would have the most impact. And here's a haiku that came to me at the start of the retreat that I incorporated as a mantra to help me drop more deeply into meditation—try repeating it while releasing all the tiny muscles around your eyes, and any tension in your jaw, face or body: Melt, soften, releaseyour grip. Secret weapon to try after listening to this episode! Did I really think this through enough? We break down topics like The Saturday Morning Test, the three time buckets, and many more. I kind of see where it came from. My mantra for this round: faith in flow.
It was interesting to me to find out through these interviews that everyone does it. Former Googler and entrepreneur Jenny Blake one of my favorite human beings dissects the pivot, how to do it, and how to do it right. Cal Newport is a familiar voice on the Pivot Podcast and back by popular demand! Sober from medications that doctors, the assumed authority figures of her life, had been prescribing for the last fifteen years and an estimated 30,000 pills. Former Googler and entrepreneur Jenny Blake one of my favorite human beings dissects the pivot, how to do it, and how to do it right. Now, especially after all the book marketing commotion, I am absolutely craving it. Jenny Blake used to have an enviable job. I also took over James' show today—if you don't already subscribe to his podcasts, get on it! So the biggest mistake I made was not leveraging my existing strengths — my assets, my existing sources of income.