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67 minutes | 5 days ago
PivotMe The 100th Episode!
We’ve made it to the 100th episode, yay! How has Pivot Me impacted your life over the last 99 episodes? Do you have one specific episode or two that made all the difference in your life? In this episode, April invites two of her friends Mark Keene and Desiree Maya over to interview her long-standing career journey plus the birth and journey of the Pivot Me podcast. She takes us back many years where it all began, the barriers she’s had to overcome, and her own pivot moments. Listen in to learn the importance of changing your story to change your life completely. In this episode: [4:12] April traces her badassery attitude all the way from her childhood. [6:43] She talks about her corporate journey which started at 15 years with a fake ID. [9:46] The risk of the failed sale of Maven Consultancy that April still regrets taking. [13:10] The disconnect April felt during the height of her corporate career and how she shifted. [17:15] How she gained confidence by overcoming plus her struggles with authenticity. [26:15] She narrates a knee dislocation story that turned out to be her greatest lesson on vulnerability. [32:48] How to be vulnerable- asking for help when you can’t be the best version of yourself doing it all. [38:13] April talks about her course Multiply Me Course, what it teaches, and the upcoming Multiply Me Mastermind. [42:48] April talks about her love for hiking and her other favorite things to do. [45:50] When she started her family’s giant Thanksgiving tradition. [45:56] She talks about her experience being a mom plus wanting to be Indiana Jones. [52:47] How to seriously take care of yourself as a mom without giving up any of your dreams. [59:13] The significance of impacting people through Pivot Me after 100 episodes. [1:02:23] April advises you to change your story to change your life. Pivotal Quotes: “If you’re in a career where you have to hide the fact that you do humanitarian work, there’s something wrong with your career.”- April [14:25] “You can project manage any goal.”- April [40:26] “We make it out to be so difficult but it’s really just scheduling it and focusing on the most high-value task.”- April [40:36] “When you step outside the boxes that others have drawn for you, they don’t understand.”- April [54:09] “The thing about guilt is it doesn’t serve us at all; it robs us of our joy.”- April [57:14] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
71 minutes | 12 days ago
99. How women sabotage their success, level up your game with Trainer Sue Reynolds
On the show today, we have Sue Reynolds, she’s a certified executive coach, social media marketing strategist, and creator of the Leadership for Women web series. She has a degree in Organizational Leadership and 20 years of experience in the corporate and nonprofit space. She works with a major corporation as well as at the amazing Carmine Media. Sue now oversees a team of social media and content marketers and specializes in mentoring and empowering women to succeed in the workplace. Sue talks about how culture influences how women diminish themselves at the workplace and how she helps them improve their communication and negotiation skills through social media. In this episode, we talk about how as a woman you can stop diminishing your abilities and become a professionally respected leader. Listen in to learn how to professionally handle your emotions, conflict, and criticism at the workplace as a leader. Pivotal Questions Asked: [2:48] How did you get into this type of work? [4:48] Talk to us about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it? [26:38] What circumstances are women really good negotiators? [30:33] Can you talk about what can happen to powerful women in leadership and how others perceive them? [40:38] Was there a moment in your life or in your career where there was a giant pivot point for you? [51:36] The younger generations that are exerting more leadership early, do you think it’s in them or do you think it’s just a cultural shift that’s happening for us? [57:57] What is the problem that you solve in this world? In This Episode You Will Learn: [4:52] How she’s using social media to help women level up their written and verbal communication. [6:40] The words that women use at the workplace that make them appear unconfident. [9:48] How culture influences how women behave at the office. [12:43] Practice how to be aware of when you’re using diminishers and remove them from your language. [20:24] Tips on how to negotiate the best terms that match your worth for a job role as a woman. [26:45] How women are culturally taught to diminish our abilities on purpose so that we’ll be liked. [35:57] Tips on how to handle conflict and criticism as a woman leader. [40:54] Sue shares how her life’s perspective changed when she discovered she was gay. [48:44] How to unlearn who society says you are and become the woman you want to be. [51:54] How culture is shifting and younger generations of women are more open to early leadership. [54:38] Learn to seek the truth and source within yourself to be closer to being fine. [1:01:12] How to avoid crying at the workplace and instead handle things professionally. Quotes: “I wanted to help women to be their own best advocate.”- Sue [6:08] “You can’t change things that you’re not aware of.”- Sue [13:56] “We’re great negotiators when we’re negotiating for other people.”- Sue [26:46] “Stop looking for an external source of truth for yourself, of definition for your life, of who you’re supposed to be, and seek that source inside yourself and you’ll be closer to fine.”- Sue [55:23] “You’ll diminish your leadership if you cry because you’re angry.”- Sue [1:02:13] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
45 minutes | 19 days ago
98. Bullied in school to Miss Singapore, Genecia Alluora built a Multi Million Dollar Business by turning her mess into her message, shares keys to success
On the show today, we have Genecia Alluora, former Miss Singapore, and Southeast Asia Woman of Excellence. She’s the Founder of Soul Rich Woman, South East Asia's leading network for female entrepreneurs connecting 200,000 women across 7 countries. She helps people take their businesses from offline to online, get recognition, and build a brand as a leader and business owner. Genecia narrates how she went from a bullied teenager to a healthcare worker to a successful entrepreneur. In this episode, we talk about Genecia’s business journey from offline to online and how she’s helping others do the same with their businesses. Listen in to learn the value of having a support group and investing in coaching to enable you to grow your business and you as an entrepreneur. Pivotal Questions Asked: [2:21] Give us an idea of how you were raised and how you transitioned into the business world? [12:06] How did you go from being bullied to Miss Universe? [21:03] Was it an adjustment for you managing an online business? [23:46] If you could boil it down to 2-3 things that really got you there, what would you say? [26:05] When you scaled your business past $1M, what did you need to do differently? [32:34] What do you do daily or weekly to continue to be successful? In This Episode You Will Learn: [2:51] Genecia describes her childhood and business background from a young age and how it shaped her entrepreneurial spirit. [10:55] How to navigate the concept of turning your mess into a message by choosing your destiny. [12:37] The power of a support group- how Genecia was encouraged and supported by her friends to join Miss Universe. [14:05] How to define your ‘why’ to be motivated and successful in business. [16:31] She describes the pivot point when she left healthcare for entrepreneurship, plus how she handled the resistance that came with it. [19:25] The importance of coaching and mentoring in bursting out your limiting beliefs and shortcutting success. [21:14] The value of having a team to allow you to work on top of your business and to fill your cup. [24:01] How to ask for help, invest in yourself, and have a support group to move towards success. [26:26] Tips on how to transform your business into a million-dollar business. [36:09] The importance of measuring what needs to be done to be productive. [37:30] How to unstuck yourself authentically even when no one supports you. Quotes: “Be busy with the business or be busy with the busyness; be in your business or be on top of the business.”- Genecia [22:28] “Hire the right people and put them in the right place to help you to run the business.”- Genecia [26:26] “Go from stuck to unstoppable without changing who you are even if no one believes in you or stands by you.”- Genecia [37:40] “Always love your customers more than you love your product.”- Genecia [41:16] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
11 minutes | a month ago
97. Brag Book for Immediate Confidence
So, you already have your brag book with you, but what is it doing for you? It is important to realize that it’s often not about the brag book but what the brag book does for you. The brag book should be about things that make you proud of what you have overcome instead of seeking others’ approval. In this episode, April talks about a brag book and its power in transforming your confidence for you, not your employer or anyone else. Listen in to learn why you should use your brag book in any situation that requires you to be your best self in life and business. What you will learn in this episode: [2:20] Why it not about the brag book but what the brag book does for you. [4:00] How a brag book helps you to manufacture confidence. [5:27] Make a list of things that you’ve overcome- things that demanded your highest self. [8:35] Make your brag book for your eyes only and use it before your big moments. Quotes: ‘When we’re reminded of our successes, of the things that we’ve overcome, we get elevated.” [4:00] “This brag book is a way for you to easily manufacture confidence.” [5:15] “It is more important that you impress yourself; it is more important that you have trust in yourself.” [6:41] “What goes in your brag book will be things that matter to you.” [7:02] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
23 minutes | a month ago
96. One Habit Away From A Better Life
Did you know that tiny habits when compounded over time will bring dramatic changes in your life? Your success highly depends on the small habits that you incorporate daily as opposed to one big event. In this episode, April talks about the power of micro habits that will eventually change the course of your life. Listen in to learn how to consistently track your tiny habits to keep focusing on what matters most in your life. What you will learn in this episode: [4:00] How your life can be changed by small decisions that build up to that one big moment. [7:03] How to define what success looks like for you in the long-term and start tiny habits to advance to that goal. [9:04] How to track your habits using a habit tracker that’s a visual anchor so you can remember. [16:13] How having a habit tracker will help you get back on track when you lose sight of what’s important. [17:50] Think of two habits that you’d like to track that’ll lead you to your next level. Quotes: “At any point in time, we’re only one small habit away from shifting our whole life.” [6:06] “Habits can be the compound interest of self-destruction.” [6:54] “Sometimes imperfect execution is perfect.” [13:23] “Our lives are rarely changed by a big sweeping move; it is the micro habits that we make every day.” [22:13] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
68 minutes | a month ago
95. Lost Millions by age 24, Wall Street Journal "Master of Success" Public Speaker and 2x Best Selling Author, Daniel Mangena
Our guest on the show today is Daniel Mangena, Wall Street Journal "Master of Success" Public Speaker and 2x Best Selling Author. After receiving a late diagnosis of Asperger’s and experiencing a life-shattering trauma at the age of 20, Daniel spent 7 years struggling to keep these revelations and events from spilling into every area of his life. As a result of his struggles, Daniel built a simple, four-step system called the Beyond Intention Paradigm. Through his motivational speeches, Daniel shares his vision of empowerment and joy. His books and podcast series have all helped thousands across the globe. His prolific work recently earned him a spot in the Wall Street Journal as a “Master of Success”. As seen on Wall Street Journal, Market Watch, ABC, NBC, CBS & FOX. Daniel talks about the mistakes that led him into losing his business and millions by age 24 and the lessons he picked from that experience. We discuss the importance of stepping into your purpose and going beyond intention to reach your most fulfilling destination in life. Listen in to learn the importance of taking baby steps, staying consistent, and celebrating minimum deliverables. Pivotal Questions Asked: [2:28] Tell us about a time you pivoted? [11:10] Not so much how did you get it, but how did you lose it? [16:05] Where did all this confidence come from? Was it just the desire to rebel? [42:29] Talk to us about your book The Money Game? [44:57] When you were branching out and choosing entrepreneurship instead of finishing college, how was that received? [54:31] Talk to us about your success practices. What does a day in the life of Daniel look like? In This Episode You Will Learn: [2:32] Daniel narrates his journey from becoming a millionaire at 20 to losing it all within a year, plus finding success again. [11:29] He explains the mistakes he made that led to him losing millions, plus tips on how to protect your business. [18:50] How he focuses on the internal and taking the opportunities that align with him. [22:02] How he let go of coaching to follow the calling that gave him fulfillment and joy. [31:15] How to set an intention with an honest look of where you are, to increase your chances of reaching your destination. [37:57] Micro-shift your life by taking baby steps, staying consistent, and celebrating minimum deliverables. [42:35] He describes where the idea of writing his book The Money Game came from. [49:26] Always double-check where you’re coming from when faced with hard choices. [54:38] The five things that Daniel focuses on each day and his future plans. [1:01:15] How to identify the five foundations for your ideal life and prime yourself around them. Quotes: “Choices are made from where we’re at internally.”- Daniel [10:31] “When we change our input, we change the environment, we change the narrative, we change the choices, and we change the reality.”- Daniel [10:38] “When we celebrate those little things, it builds momentum and fills us up for the next summit.”- April [42:01] “Ultimately, everything that’s showing up in our reality is the reality of where we’re at vibrationally.”- Daniel [50:01] “If you’re not creating it, your unconscious mind is.”- Daniel [1:04:40] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time. Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
9 minutes | 2 months ago
94. Avoid Sunday Night Work Blues
Have you been overwhelming yourself with work responsibilities and decisions on Sunday night? But you already know that your weekend is for you and your family to enjoy and to have fun, not to work. What to do then? In this episode, April talks about the terrible practice of overwhelming yourself with work on a Sunday night and the dangers it poses. Listen in to learn how you can stop this bad practice by focusing on your gains at the end of a workday and not the gap. What you will learn in this episode: [1:50] Stop making your Sunday night your Monday morning because it erodes your balance and will eventually lead to a breakdown. [3:49] How to plan your next week in advance, on Friday at 2 pm. [4:49] Look at the gain you made at the end of your workday, not the gap, which will make you feel accomplished and change the way you show up. [7:22] Be present, be where your feet are. Stop robbing yourself of the joy of being in the moment with your family while thinking of work. Quotes: “We want breakthroughs, not breakdowns.” [2:25] “Last part of the day you focus on the gain, not the gap.” [5:49] “How you leave your workday is often how you walk through the front door of your home.” [6:05] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
10 minutes | 2 months ago
93. How to Stop Rejecting Yourself and Sabotaging 100 Rejections
Where in your life have you been rejecting yourself before anyone else can? Rejecting yourself before anyone can mean you’re normalizing failure when you hold all the power to keep trying. In this episode, April talks about the fear of rejection that drives us to reject ourselves to avoid the hurt of being rejected by others. Listen in to learn how you can NOW challenge yourself to get 100 rejections and the benefits of that. What you will learn in this episode: [1:23] The power of how you’re sabotaging yourself by rejecting yourself before anyone else can. [5:00] Stop normalizing failure and challenge yourself to do as many things as possible to get 100 rejections. [7:00] Learn not to connect all the emotional baggage to the Nos by collecting 100 rejections. Quotes: “You have to stop saying you don’t have what it takes.” [6:54] “Don’t remove yourself early, be in the room where it happens.” [8:15] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
57 minutes | 2 months ago
92. Purpose Not Your Dreams, Dr. Joe Johnson, speaker, author, educator, therapist, helps others unleash purpose change identity
On the show today, we have Dr. Joe Speaks, an international speaker on Purpose, and author of the book Pursue Your Purpose Not Your Dreams. With a PhD in Counselor Education, common sense, and street sense; Dr. Joe’s versatility gives him 20+ years of experience in transformation work and helps others unleash their purpose. Dr. Joe describes the difference between purpose and dreams and the power purpose has over dreams. In this episode, we talk about Dr. Joe’s journey- from an unfulfilled career to helping others build their best happy lives and careers. Listen in to learn the importance of choosing a purpose that impacts both your professional and especially your personal life. Pivotal Questions Asked: [2:22] Tell us about yourself and tell us what got you into this type of work? [4:51] How did you navigate identity change, and how do you help people? [12:02] Explain the difference between purpose and dreams. [20:43] Help us understand how individual healing directly connects to purpose and profit. [31:20] Do you get nervous when you speak, and what do you do to hype yourself up before you speak? [32:57] What success principles do you use today? [36:28] Who’s your ideal client that you work with? [38:24] Did you know that Ph.D. is what you wanted to do, or do you come from a long line of PhD. holders? In This Episode You Will Learn: [2:29] Dr. Joe explains how his background in sports led him to speaking and training professionals. [4:53] The importance of designing your peer group to tap into your identity from within. [10:07] How to be careful in choosing the content that you consume. [12:12] The difference between dreams and purpose, plus the power of purpose and putting your dream in context. [16:55] Why you should get selfish sometimes and make a pivot to a life and career you love. [21:04] Dr. Joe explains his individual healing journey and how his past issues affected his productivity. [26:09] He describes the pivot point when he realized he needed to pursue his purpose. [31:29] The strategies that Dr. Joe uses to hype himself before getting on stage. [33:05] Success tips that Dr. Joe uses to nourish his physical and mental functioning. [36:31] How he uses awareness, knowledge, and skill to help unfulfilled career professionals looking to transition to a life they love. [38:42] Dr. Joe on how he broke his family’s cycles by getting not only a college degree but a PhD. [45:49] The value of listening to others and showing appreciation towards others as a leader. [52:51] He talks about his plans to expand his brand in the future. Quotes: “One of the toughest things to navigate is identity change.”- April [4:47] “Diet isn’t only the food that you consume, it’s also the content that you consume.”- Dr. Joe [10:40] “There’s pressure to fulfill everyone else’s needs except our own.”- Dr. Joe [17:18] “We have to become aware of everything about us and around us.”- Dr. Joe [37:27] Show notes Footer: What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
58 minutes | 2 months ago
91. 9 figures in Sales, Business Architect Mike Zeller creator of Zone of Genius how to overcome failure
Our guest on the show today is Top Entrepreneur Mentor and Business Architect, Mike Zeller, his businesses have generated more than 9 figures in sales. He is the creator of the Zone of Genius course and has been featured on Business Insider, Forbes, and Fox Radio multiple times. Mike has studied alongside leaders such as Tony Robbins, Russell Brunson, and Jay Abraham. Mike has had to pivot and shift many times to overcome business failures and find success in the lessons. In this episode, we talk about Mike’s journey of intentional goal setting and progression after every hurdle. Listen in to learn the importance of designing your environment by surrounding yourself with impactful relationships to achieve success. Some Questions Asked: [5:23] How did you start down this path? [9:51] Give us some of the highlights of what you learned studying with world leaders, and what surprised you about it? [16:10] Talk to us about how you overcome business failure. You've had a lot of them. [34:20] Do you have a time where you experienced this pivot point? [41:07] With leaving those disrupted markets, are you now entering eCommerce and branding on a typical pattern or as a disruptor? [46:21] What are some of the things that you’ve done that you will continue to do to help make you successful, and you’re really intentional about it? In This Episode You Will Learn: [5:31] Mike describes how and when he got into the business of entrepreneur mentoring and coaching. [10:01] How learning with the world leaders helps you show up confidently in your relationships. [14:10] How to be your environment designer for inevitable success. [16:25] The value of viewing business failures as lessons and a chance for progress. [23:25] How to position yourself in your business for optimal success- staying in your lane of genius. [34:24] Mike describes his pivot moment as when he discovered he was investing in dying industries and had to change that quick. [38:24] He explains how the cause of giving cars to single mothers came about. [41:15] Why you should think about the blue ocean strategy when choosing an industry to invest in. [46:29] 3 tips on how to be intentionally successful in your goals. [53:38] The power of leading yourself first before leading others. Quotes: “You’ve got to be a good student for the right coach.”- April [9:22] “If you look at most people who experience extraordinary things, they’re usually in extraordinarily right positions.”- Mike [29:31] “Do whatever it takes to put yourself in higher levels states, higher levels environments, pay what you got to, invest the time that you have to, and you will shift by default.”- Mike [49:50] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
47 minutes | 2 months ago
90. How to use personal branding to build an empire and make a difference Kristen Cullen Brand Strategist Brand Builders Group
Our guest today is the founder of Remarkable Resilience and a personal brand strategist with the Brand Builders Group, Kristen Cullen. She’s worked with NYT bestselling authors, health and wellness experts, award-winning and internationally recognized attorneys, physicians, lifestyle mentors, 7-figure entrepreneurs, and influencers. She’s passionate about personal branding and teaching people how not to give up and be resilient in telling their stories. In this episode, we discuss how Kristen used her resourcefulness and resilience to tell her story and help others do the same too. Listen in to learn the power of personal branding and defining your avatar to grow and scale your business. To learn more about Brand Builders Group or to book a free call with Kristen go to www.pivot-me.com/brand Some Questions Asked: [4:25] Talk about navigating uncertainty? [7:18] How does your resourcefulness and your resilience influence what you do today? [13:05] Explain what an avatar is and why it is so important to speak to that? [16:35] Talk about what a personal brand is and why it is so important? [30:09] Walk us through the pieces that Brand Builders focus on and who you’re right for. In This Episode You Will Learn: [2:42] Kristen talks about her personal and professional background, plus how she started helping people build their personal brands. [4:29] How to be resourceful by figuring things out, to get to where you want to be. [5:57] Learn to give yourself time to feel the negative feelings and then pivot to what’s possible. [7:34] How Kristen serves her clients with encouragement and resilience. [11:24] How to effectively communicate and serve your identified audience through personal branding. [13:11] The importance of creating an avatar for your business to focus on. [16:40] Kristen explains how they help people build their personal brands and the importance of it. [24:25] The five factors that Kristen and her team put in place when helping clients build personal brands. [30:25] The ways that Brand Builders help their clients intentionally build personal brands and scale-up. [35:10] Kristen talks about her remarkable resilience and how she recognized the value of her story. [38:20] Why Kristen is committed for people not to give up on themselves. [39:31] She talks about the future of Brand Builders in serving people in 2021. Quotes: “Everything you need is right in front of you; you just have to figure it out.”- Kristen [5:09] “It’s very easy to be victimized by our circumstances.”- Kristen [5:58] “If there’s confusion in your content then, there is confusion in who you’re looking to work with.”- Kristen [25:55] “Who you are today is best suited to serve who once were.”- Kristen [35:24] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
14 minutes | 3 months ago
89. Solve Your Biggest Problem in a Day, Who not How, Shortcut Success
Have you heard of the ‘who not how’ principle? It states that before you ask yourself how to solve your problem, ask yourself who do you know that can help you solve it. The principle is designed as a shortcut to your success- to help you get there faster by asking the right questions. In this episode, April combines her principle of ‘your greatest problem can be solved in a day by someone you know’ and the ‘who not how’ principles. Listen in to learn how to accelerate your business and life growth by finding and forming a partnership with your ‘who’. What you will learn in this episode: [1:22] Make it a routine to ask yourself ‘who do I already know that could solve this problem for me?’ [4:27] How to start asking the right questions in life and business by borrowing someone else’s genius to accelerate your growth exponentially. [6:55] Read the Who Not How book to understand how to allow a partnership between you and your ‘who’. [10:10] Where to find your ‘who’ by thinking of the category of your problem and then crowdsourcing your network. [12:04] Identify a problem you’re facing right now, be clear with the goal, and then ask yourself who you know that can help you with it. “Asking who is more than just delegation, it’s borrowing someone else’s genius.” [5:19] “There’s a better faster way, never be limited in your goals and ambitions because the key to the solution is finding your ‘who’. [7:24] “We only stop progressing if we stop taking the small consistent steps towards greatness.” [10:00] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
62 minutes | 3 months ago
88. Time to do it now! Michelle Newman Founder of The New Mid, awarding-winning television exec turned coach and top-ranking podcaster
Our guest today is the Founder & CEO of The New Mid, Michelle Newman. She is a former award-winning television executive turned transformational life coach, and host of “The New Mid” podcast, which is ranked #7 in “The Top Ten Valuable Podcasts for Midlife Women.” She works with midlife women to take charge of their future and get rid of self-limiting beliefs in order to live an abundant second half. Michelle shifted from the entertainment industry and focused on changing her mindset and becoming a solopreneur. In this episode, we discuss how a brain hemorrhage forced Michelle to change her perspective about life and be open to new situations. Listen in to learn the importance of representing your brand and being consistent with whatever activities you engage in. Some Questions Asked: [6:04] What was the catalyst for your shift from the entertainment industry? [13:37] How did you deal with the identity change from your career status to what you’re doing now? [20:40] Where does the backbone to make all these significant changes in your life come from? [33:34] Did you struggle with visibility on social media? [43:26] In the things that you do within your Facebook and on your podcast, can you give us some insights on the topics that you discuss and the journey that you take people through? [52:20] What’s next for Michelle? In This Episode You Will Learn: [4:07] Michelle talks about her time in the entertainment industry and how a near-death experience shifted her life and career. [9:03] How to shift and be available to new situations and people- how Michelle’s brain hemorrhage led to meeting her husband. [14:07] She explains how she dealt with shifting from a demanding job to a dedicated mom and solopreneur. [17:05] The importance of helping and supporting midlife women who are doing great for themselves. [20:57] The power of believing in yourself- that you can do whatever you set your mind to. [21:56] Michelle talks about her interesting experience doing the Ironman before she became a mom. [26:36] The time management and discipline lessons she learned from spending time with Betty White. [30:26] The importance of consistency and showing up when you’re needed to. [33:45] How to use social media to create and promote your brand as an entrepreneur. [39:32] Michelle explains the importance of representing your authentic self on social media. [43:40] How Michelle coaches people to have the right mindset, surround themselves with three types of people, and build the right habits. [47:18] Why you should learn to ‘eat the ugliest frog first’; which is doing what you don’t like first. [49:45] Why you should develop the habit of drinking water for your mental and physical wellbeing. [52:26] What the future looks like for Michelle- continue expanding her coaching business and podcasting. [53:53] She advises you to continue going, and doing what is beneficial to your life. Show notes Quotes: “The more you’re looking at that closed door, you’re not going to be able to see the other opportunities that are coming your way.”- Michelle [10:57] “You’re not going to love every step of it, it’s really consistent execution that gets us there.”- April [29:17] “Just figure it out, keep going, and show up for yourself and for the people that you’re serving.”- Michelle [30:48] “It all starts and ends with your mindset.”- Michelle [44:13] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
12 minutes | 3 months ago
87. Should You Turn Down Business? Best Practices and Signs of Growth
Should you turn down business? So, you’ve been having a lot of business and feeling a little overwhelmed and don’t know whether it’s a good idea to say no or yes to that new business, right? The simple answer is, if you’re thinking about it, then you should do it. In this episode, April discusses when and why you should turn down business as a new business owner. Listen in to learn how your limiting beliefs and scarcity mindset is stopping you from growing your business. What you will learn in this episode: [1:59] How your limiting beliefs and old practices hold you back and can lead to burnout when you keep saying YES to every client as a solopreneur. [4:30] Turning down business is a sign of business growth. Avoid clients that are not a right fit for you or refer them to others who can handle them. [7:02] Fire a client. The secret to firing a client is doing it when you start thinking about it when your set expectations are not met. [10:01] If you’re feeling the need not to take on business, then turn it down. Show notes Quotes: “When you’re growing your business, one of the signs of growth is turning down business.” [4:30] “Fear is keeping you from making the right decision for your business.” [7:30] “Do not let yourself un-fire to keep someone else warm.” [8:18] “It is our responsibility to communicate our needs and set expectations.” [9:07] What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
25 minutes | 3 months ago
86. The 6 Minute Simple Morning Routine that changes millions from Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs
The elusive morning routine- we are giving you a simple morning routine that has worked for millions. April recaps the 6 Steps of the SAVERS morning routine from Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs by Hal Elrod and Cameron Herold. She also shares her personal morning routine kettlebells and affirmations too. What you will learn in this episode: Why is a Morning Routine so important? How to create a 6 minutes morning routine that will change your life A simple SAVERS method from Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs SAVERS Morning Routine S- Silence A- Affirmations V-Visualization E-Exercise R-Reading S-Scribe Quotes: Never decide in the morning what you are doing. Reduce the friction for the good habit. It doesn’t have to be my morning routine, Hal Elrod, Robin Sharma’s- it’s got to be YOURs. There are some things that are directly correlated with success, yes—but if you hate your morning- then you are doing something wrong! if your morning was utter chaos, it makes your day feel chaos. There is a better way. If you have kids—do yourself and them a favor and get up before them. You need more time. We can give it to you. Are you struggling to stay focused? Have too much to do? Overwhelmed and not performing at your best? We got you. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY and get more done in less time!
53 minutes | 4 months ago
85. Martin Hewlett, Clinical Hypnotherapist and host of the Calming Anxiety Podcast
April interviews Martin Hewlett, a renowned British hypnotherapist who has been guiding millions through a season of high anxiety and stress, and who's calming words have been a beacon of light to many through his podcast Calming Anxiety. What you will learn in this episode: [11:56] If you rush you will make mistakes, just take a deep breath and say “I am going to do the best I can do” there is no need for stress or anger, don’t focus on the things you can not change. [13:18] How to manage anxiety and navigate change. Prioritize yourself and your mental health and then you will be able to look after your family. [16:48] Practicing mindfulness with your kids teaching them to know their emotions and work on them. [18:45] Parents apologizing to their kids is important. They know you make mistakes, own them. [19:55] Teaching our kids the value of debating. I didn’t get parenting right the first time, but that was my past (childhood) interfering. [35:12] How to deal with overwhelm and high-performance anxiety. You need to take time out 5-10 minutes a day to let your brain relax. Show notes Quotes: “Don’t let the past define you but use it as an instrument of strength and growth.” [7:30] “You can change your world just by thinking about it”. ” [37:42] “The negative anchors of our past holds us from really being who we want to be” [50:10] You can listen to Martin Hewlett podcast Calming Anxiety Podcast here:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/calming-anxiety/id1485448436 or at his website at www.martinhewlett.co.uk What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
18 minutes | 4 months ago
84. 5 Ways to make Masterminds Great
We discuss the book Tribe of Millionaires, shared the 6 secret lessons, and show how it applies to 𝙈𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨 and what makes them so freaking effective. For more info on what makes Masterminds great, reach the PivotMe team at email@example.com 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟲 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 What if One Choice Could Change Everything. [1:24] #1 Connection Effect. Your future is remarkably shaped by those around you. Your life will be measured by the quality of your relationships. #2 Propose effect. The right people reveal your true source of power. #3 Authenticity effect. Be authentic, gain trust. You find your true self among those you trust. #4 Accountability effect. Accountability is the world’s most powerful force. #5 The Multiplier Effect. The right group of people compound your efforts and have a synergistic effect. Your net worth is your network. #6 The Influence Effect. What may be the most important lesson of them all, as Tony Robbins says- you are the average of the 5 people you spend your time with. Implement these 6 lessons in your life and business, and it will radically improve in under 90 days. 𝗛𝗼𝘄? 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱. [9:58] They are small groups of people that regularly meet in the pursuit of a goal- through the goals can be different for each person. [11:54] Discussed by Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich, Hill said, “No mind is complete by itself. It needs contact and association with other minds to grow and expand.” And it needs to be specific minds, or as April says—not your default peer group (the people you live, work, or are related to)—go out and pick the people! 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁? 1. [13:53] Consistency. It is a scheduled, sacred time, that does not get moved (weekly, monthly, or quarterly) 2. Goal-oriented. Actively in pursuit of a goal. 3. Accountability. Show up, be seen, hold yourself and others to a standard. If you get off track (spoiler alert—we all do) get back on track faster and have the courage to call out your team when they are off track. There is no perfect execution, you aren’t German engineering, just consistent execution. 4. Vulnerability. The Mastermind must be honest about both the joy of achievement and the pain of growth. Because there is pain. 5. No dog in the fight. No one is directly influenced by your decisions (different than a pure networking group), so they can give unadulterated advice. Where else in life do we get that? If you are reaching for that next level of success, don’t do it alone. And don’t do it just with your default peer group. Love them, but seek out those that will educate and elevate you to levels you didn’t think possible. To learn what makes Masterminds so successful, or if you’d like to know more about the PivotMe Masterminds we run each Wednesday, reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org. Masterminds give you the power of expertise, connection, vulnerability, and – perhaps most important- accountability!
9 minutes | 4 months ago
83. What's Causing Your Limp; Rewiring Your Brain
Is a past limp still serving you? Are those adjustments still protecting you, really? They’re probably just holding you back and you need to recognize it before you miss opportunities you believe you aren’t ready for. Start by deciding and then continue with the process of rewiring to walk your journey without a limp. In this episode, April shares her limping story of how her brain tried to protect her from hurt that no longer existed. Listen in to learn how April’s story relates to how you’re probably holding on to past adjustments to a pain that no longer exists. What you will learn in this episode: [0:58] April shares a throwback story of how she got held back by a limp. [5:52] How you try to protect yourself after getting hurt for survival and how that can hold you back over time. [6:47] Learn to recognize what’s holding you back before you miss opportunities that you think you aren’t ready for. “In life, especially after being hurt, we’re trying to protect ourselves, do anything to avoid that hurt again.” [5:57] “Change your story and you can change your life.” [6:50] “Walking without a limp is worth it.” [7:34] Join us in this episode to learn how not to answer your emails at home and make your work-life integration safe! What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
14 minutes | 4 months ago
82. 10 Questions to Rock Your 2021 Reflection
On this momentous New Years’ eve, I’m going to share 10 Questions to Rock Your 2020 Reflection! And you need this- this year- because we don’t want to slip into 2021. We can’t just whooo thank god that is over. We need to think about it. We need to mark this occasion. With Celebration, Reflection, and some change! Happy New Year's Eve! Today is one of my favorite holidays. Or pre-holidays. New Year's eve is a significant moment in my book. A time of analysis, reflection, goal setting, gratitude, forgiveness – it is the personal development smorgasbord of growth. What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time. Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
10 minutes | 5 months ago
81. How to Let Go of 2020, Stone Drop
In today’s episode, we are going to be talking about… Stones you need to drop in in 2020. No not losing weight for my European listeners. I mean rocks, that you are carrying around. They are weighing you down. Time to let things go! Let it go! • Way back in eps 27 Release your STONE and stop SABOTAGING we discussed the stones in depth. If you haven’t listened to that one already—scroll back to our early years- and have a listen to eps 27. Why is this important now? Because 2021 is going to take work. It’s going to take focus. And we cannot be constantly distracted by all things that didn’t go right this year. So we asked you—what are the Stones you need to leave behind from 2020? What needs to stay in 2020 and no get carried over into the new year—so you can start fresh. ___________________ What can you do today? To Be Productive. Effective. Perform at your best. Even now. Are you struggling to stay focused? If you have the right framework, it takes the guesswork out of Productivity. Get our FREE mini-series 4 Steps: Doing More in Less Time Visit pivot-me.com/4Steps to get it TODAY!
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