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Pivot

The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Narrated by: Jenny Blake
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Jenny Blake, author of Life After College and former career development program manager at Google, reveals how to methodically make your next career move by doubling down on what is already working.

Careers are not linear, predictable ladders any longer; they are fluid trajectories. No matter our age, life stage, bank account balance, or seniority, we are all being asked to navigate career changes much more frequently than in years past. The average employee tenure in America is just four to five years, and even those roles change dramatically within that time. Our economy now demands that we create businesses and careers based on creativity, growth, and impact. In this dynamic world of work, the only move that matters is your next one.

Drawing from her own experiences and those of other successful pivoters, Jenny Blake has created a four-stage process that teaches anyone how to seamlessly and continually:

  • Double down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences
  • Find new opportunities and identify skills to develop without falling prey to analysis paralysis and compare and despair
  • Run small experiments to determine next steps
  • Take smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction

This book is for anyone searching for an answer to the question "what's next?" Whether you have hit a plateau in your perfect-on-paper job, are considering taking on a new role in your current job, are thinking about starting your own business, or want to move into a new industry altogether, one thing remains clear: Your career success depends on your ability to determine your next best move. If change is the only constant, let's get better at it.

©2016 Jenny Blake (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC

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"If you don't manage your career, who will? Jenny Blake is here to remind us that we live in a different time, and the possibilities are endless - as long as we're willing to pivot." (Seth Godin, author of What to Do When It's Your Turn)

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I think this is a fantastic book with a great premise! However, the content of this book is difficult to digest in audio format. I would recommend getting this and actually sitting down to read it. I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on it.

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pick up a physical copy instead

The audio version is very difficult to follow this book is better suited for print.

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absolutely wonderful

I loved it, heard on art of charm podcast I bought it instantly and read it in 2 days. Jenny have you been reading my mail or do you just speak my love language. Thank you for writing this book, and creating the audible version. Well done!

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Pivot is the book we've all been waiting for

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely - buy it now!

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The beauty of The Pivot Method is that it can actually be applied to any type of transition: career or business, professional or personal, big or small. I was fortunate enough to read an advance copy and have been using the method on an almost daily basis ever since to work through decisions as well as transitions. Pivot frames decisions in such a simple way that you don't even have to "make" them because they end up making themselves. Talk about making life easier!

It cannot be overstated: Pivot is so ridiculously useful that if there's only one book you listen to for the rest of this year - make it this one - and then encourage your friends to do the same. To top it all off, Jenny Blake is a wonderful human being who has created a unique infrastructure to support and engage with Pivoters at pivotmethod.com. Grab your copy and join the Pivot revolution now.

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Very Helpful Clarity

I am reentering the work force after raising my children and was feeling anxious about the responses I was getting . PIVOT made me feel like I was in the NEW NORMAL wave ! Thank you Jenny Blake !

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She invested her time into this book.<br />

Jenny had great insight how other people failed and succeeded. She broke down the process to comprehend and apply it to your system. If you don't read the right books and absorb knowledge that is there for everyone. The skills you need to advance will be in the red. She gave me more tools I need to further my search for freedom and love. Thanks Jenny. I appreciate the knowledge you gave to me. I will share my knowledge to family, kids, friends and more. The key of living a fulfilled life is to help others to theirs.

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Even if you’re not Pivoting right now

Even if you aren’t looking to Pivot now or in the near future, this is a great book!

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Just what I needed when I need it!

I felt as if this book was speaking directly to me! After reading this book I have the tools and actionable steps to move forward even if I don’t know the exact direction my next move will take me. It helped me get clear on my vision and reminds me when to go back to my vision through every step of the process. Jenny explains the concept of “moving forward” in a way that makes logical sense. Fantastic concept and I’m glad my thought process has a name now!

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Great for everyone - must read for all influencers!

Learn how to effectively pivot and make efficient transitions in your career, business and management style. Life is changing whether you want it to or not and you must stay on top of the next “lily-pad” (as Jenny puts it) and set clear goals. Setting a vision and having a firm grip on your action plan will make all the difference. I enjoyed listening to Jenny speak about her shortcomings and how she overcame adversity and transformed her life and business. This book helped me curate a thoughtful action plan to my career pivot and hope you will find its content just as valuable.

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it is what i needed

I began this book a few momths ago and finished it this morning. EXCELLENT presentation and instructiins on how to pivot! I'm going purchasr the paperback version.