Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, New Edition

  • 6h 21m 14s
  • Jenny Blake
  • Gildan Media
  • 2016

Now, more than ever, we are being asked to navigate career changes deftly and frequently. The average employee tenure in America is just four or five years, and even those job roles often change dramatically within that span.

Our economy is now demanding that we create dynamic careers based on creativity, innovation, and serving others. We are being asked to move from careers that used be based on linear, predictable ladders to trajectories that are now much more fluid and entrepreneurial.

Pivoting is a mindset and a skill set, and it is one we can all get better at. Using anecdotes from her own experience and the experiences of the successful professionals, Blake provides a 3-stage process that will teach anyone how to:

  • Identify existing strengths, interests, and experiences.
  • Scan the horizon for new opportunities, skill you'd like to develop, and people and opportunities, without falling prey to paralysis by analysis.
  • Reduce risk by running small job "experiments" that can provide feedback and help determine next steps in your career trajectory.

No matter your age, life stage, bank account balance, or career level, you need to be able to pivot into your next opportunity. Whether your perfect-on-paper job has hit a plateau, you're considering taking on a new role, or moving into a new company, or industry, or even starting or folding your own business, you need to learn how to make Plan B your new Plan A.

About the Author

Jenny Blake, author of the award-winning book Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One (2016) and co-creator of Google’s acclaimed Career Guru coaching program, is back with her signature blend of Heart-Based Business operating principles and practical tools. Her award-winning third book, Free Time: Lose The Busywork, Love Your Business (March 2022), will teach you how to set your time free through smarter systems and Delightfully Tiny Teams.

Jenny is an international keynote speaker helping forward-thinking organizations and individuals map what's next while moving from friction to flow. She hosts two top-ranked podcasts with over two million downloads combined: Free Time with Jenny Blake for Heart-Based Business owners (pod.link/freetime), and Pivot with Jenny Blake for navigating change (pod.link/pivotmethod). Jenny started her first website, Life After College, in 2005, which was later turned into a book and published by Running Press in 2011, featured in Target's nationwide new grads display the following year.

After two years as the first employee at a political polling start-up in Silicon Valley, followed by five years at Google in training and career development, Jenny moved to New York City in 2011 to launch her own media and IP licensing business. Jenny loves yoga and buys too many books. She lives with her husband, a contemporary artist, and their "angel in fur coat" German shepherd.

In this Audiobook

  • INTRODUCTION: PIVOT IS THE NEW NORMAL
  • Chapter 1 - CALIBRATE YOUR COMPASS
  • Chapter 2 - PUT A PIN IN IT
  • Chapter 3 - FUEL YOUR ENGINE
  • Chapter 4 - FUND YOUR RUNWAY
  • Chapter 5 - BOLSTER YOUR BENCH
  • Chapter 6 - BRIDGE THE GAPS
  • Chapter 7 - MAKE YOURSELF DISCOVERABLE
  • Chapter 8 - GET SCRAPPY
  • Chapter 9 - PAUSE, REVIEW, REPEAT
  • Chapter 10 - BUILD FIRST, COURAGE SECOND
  • Chapter 11 - FLIP FAILURE
  • Chapter 12 - ARE YOU LISTENING?
  • CONCLUSION: CELEBRATE COMPLEXITY
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