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The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

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Marketing Podcast with Jenny Blake

Have you become bored in your current position, are considering starting your own business or maybe you’re ready for a career change? With every plateau, there’s a pivot. And your next move is essential in determining your success.

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Jenny Blake, business strategist, international speaker and former Career Development Program Manager at Google. She is also the author of Life After College and the forthcoming book Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next OneJenny and I discuss the major pivot points in life, career development and strategic growth.

Jenny knows all about pivots. Terrified by the prospect of failure, Jenny left Google and the corporate life all-together in 2011 to start her own business. Pulling from her personal fears and life experiences, she now helps growth-oriented individuals figure out what’s next and how to get there.

Questions I ask Jenny Blake:

  • Do people typically have a pivot moment or event where they say “I have to change”?
  • If I’m unhappy and know I’m meant for something else, how do I break down the hypothesis of what to do next?
  • What are some things that people do to sabotage their ability to pivot?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • Why pivot is the new normal and how constant change can help you achieve even greater levels of success
  • How to identify the warning signs that a pivot is coming and strategies on how to embrace change
  • What “career piloting” is and how it can help you get unstuck

Learn more about Jenny Blake and her entrepreneurial journey by visiting JennyBlake.me. You can reserve your copy of her latest book, Pivot, here.

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Weekend Favs August Twenty

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took out there on the road.

Skate Skateboarding Skatepark Skating Lifestyle Concept

RAWPixel – Free model released images, ready for commercial use.

DropBox Paper – Helps fast-moving teams create collaborative docs and share important information.

Crystal – Analyzes a person’s personality profile to show you the best way to communicate with prospects, customers and coworkers.