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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories about how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.   Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. 
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Jan 30, 2023

Description:

In this episode, I am speaking with my fellow expats and good friends Camille and Scott Woodard. They have lived in Mexico for over a year, and I wanted you to hear the story of their journey in becoming expats. Camille is retired but Scott continues to work as a career coach. They took a slightly different approach than my wife and I did in becoming an expat.

Camille and Scott mention needing to get an RFC #. The current president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as A.M.L.O. or AMLO for short, vowed to reform the immigration and tax systems when he was elected in 2018. The RFC # is the equivalent of a Social Security #. Early in 2022, the federal government required everyone to have an RFC # including foreign residents and that was to be complete by July of 2022. That was extended to the end of 2022 and many of us still do not have them because it requires making an appointment at an SAT office to apply. SAT is the equivalent of the IRS. It is still difficult to get one of those appointments.

You will hear Scott say that there always seems to be one additional step that needs to be done for every process in dealing with the government. You just have to be patient.

I want to tell you we recorded this interview in person at Camille and Scott’s home. This is the first in-person interview I have done since 2019. I used my H4nPro portable recorder and tried to be a bit more sophisticated than I needed to be. Well, it did not work as well as I would have liked, and I had to do a lot of work in post-processing to improve the quality. You will hear a couple of trucks pass in the background. Their home has very high ceilings and like almost all Mexican homes a lot of hard surfaces, i.e., concrete walls and tile floors. This is not optimal for audio recording but you will be able to easily understand both Camille and Scott.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Jan 23, 2023

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In this episode, I am speaking Linda Sivilich. Linda was a GetSetUp Startup Accelerator Program for 55+ winner. Linda has a real interesting story where she became disabled from her job in the airline industry and now has a successful and more importantly fulfilling business teaching people to sew. I think you will be able to hear the joy in her voice as she tells her story.

This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind.

I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up.

Linda worked for a major airline for 35 years and loved her job. However, in her mid-50s she lost eyesight in one of her eyes and was forced to retire.

She has been teaching people for 20 years, but it was the GetSetUp that changed her course.

Read the About Us section from the GetSetUp website:

GetSetUp is on a mission to help the third of the world’s population who are over 55 to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. Older adults have incredible knowledge to share and new mountains (literally and figuratively) to climb, but until now they haven’t had their place to pursue their passions and continue creating, growing, and giving back.

Linda entered the GetSetUp Startup Accelerator Program for 55+ last year and was selected as a winner and received a small grant to fund her business.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Jan 16, 2023

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In this episode, I am speaking with my good friend John Tarnoff. This will be our third annual Career Reality Check-In for the 50+ Crowd. This has historically been one of the most popular episodes of the year as John and I have a frank discussion about what we think the year will look like.

This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind.

I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up.

I have had John on the podcast many times before including the following:

John is now a career coach but spent much of his career in the entertainment business. He was fired from 39% of his jobs so he has experienced adversity.

He is now focused on 2nd Act Careers and is the cohost with Kerry Hannon of the Second Act Show.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Jan 9, 2023

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In this episode, I am speaking with Mark Miller who is the author of Retirement Reboot: Commonsense Financial Strategies for Getting Back on Track. Mark is a good friend and colleague who has written a book that looks at retirement preparation from a holistic perspective. It is not just about finances.

Read his bio below.

Mark Miller is a journalist, author, and podcaster with a national reputation as a top expert on retirement and aging—and at age 68, he is asking many of the same questions facing millions of other older Americans. Mark has more than 15 years of experience covering the field. He contributes regularly to the New York Times “Retiring” column, which appears in the Sunday edition, where his articles are among the best-read personal finance stories in the paper. He also writes monthly national columns on retirement for Reuters, Morningstar, and Wealth Management magazine. Mark’s website, RetirementRevised.com, publishes a newsletter and podcast that features interviews with authoritative experts in the field of retirement.

Before we go any further let me mention I have a sponsor for this episode MagicMind. MagicMind is the world’s first productivity drink. It is not an energy or coffee-based drink but a drink that will help you stay focused. I have been using for about a year it has made a real difference but more on this later in the show.

I found Mark’s book the most well-rounded book on retirement that I have read.

You’ll learn how to make a plan, think through the timing of retirement, optimize Social Security, navigate Medicare, build savings, and tap into home equity. You’ll also explore ongoing strategies; such as careful budgeting, generating income from work even after retirement, planning for long-term care, and leveraging special assistance aimed at low-income workers. If you have low savings or none at all, his simple steps can help you make the most of your remaining working years and reboot the retirement you always imagined.

This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind.

I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If
you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Dec 19, 2022

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In this episode, I am speaking with Siobhan Farr, who is the Spark Originator for Digital Nomads Beyond 50 Network. Siobhan is on a journey and she wants to take others along with her on that journey traveling the world all the while making a living.

I was directed to Siobhan by one of the Career Pivot Community members. Siobhan manages the Digital Nomads Beyond 50 Network Facebook group, which is a thriving group of over 1000 members who either are digital nomads or want to become digital nomads.

Read Siobhan’s bio:

2019 Siobhan started selling off 30 years of her Dallas, Texas life to begin her nomad years in March 2020. When her initial three weeks in Ecuador stretched to 13 months due to COVID lockdown, she pivoted her plans to market and manage her business remotely. The search for others who are older Location Independents, led her to become the Spark Originator of Digital Nomads Beyond 50.

DNB50 is an online community for people in their late 40s+ who currently travel, work, plan to, or are just curious about this life. Siobhan turned to her previous profession in corporate Learning & Development to organize the DNB50 Virtual Summit June 2021. In June 2022 they hosted in Medellin, Colombia the first Digital Nomad CoLiveWork specifically designed for older nomads.

Siobhan is truly a home-free Digital Nomad with no permanent base. She wants to inspire others to banish the belief that it’s too late to reinvent themselves. Her motto… “Flip the page, the future is still unwritten!”

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

 

Dec 12, 2022

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This will be a very special episode as we have crossed multiple milestones. This is episode 300, over a period of 6 years and over half a million downloads. This is quite an accomplishment as the audience for this podcast is those of you who are 55 years of age or older which is one of the smallest demographics that listen to podcasts. I want to give you a little history to the podcast and then play you 4 segments from episodes from the first 3 years of the podcast that I thought were particularly impactful.

This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind.

I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up.

I published episode #1 of this podcast in late October of 2016. I started the podcast to help launch the 2nd edition of Repurpose Your Career – A Practical Guide to the 2nd Half of Life.

The book published in April of 2017, and I originally planned to continue the podcast maybe for another year.

The show’s download numbers slowly grew. In April of 2018, the podcast was mentioned in AARP magazine as one of 3 podcasts for AARP magazine readers. Downloads the next month went from about 2000 downloads in April to over 10,000 in May.

My wife and I then spent the summer of 2018 in Ajijic Mexico. We closed up our condo in Austin, Texas and had our neighbors collect our mail each week and put it in our condo.

We returned to Austin in October and when I investigated the box of mail, I saw 5 or 6 packages that contained books. I was having major publishers send me books unsolicited. They wanted me to either review the books or have their authors on the podcast.

My response was what?!….

Since that time, I am solicited just about every day by authors or their publicists to be on this podcast.

I discovered that this podcast was the greatest networking tool I have ever had.

I have met and built relationships with so many interesting people. To put it bluntly, it has enriched my life and I have continued the podcast for that reason. My business, Career Pivot, which includes this podcast; no longer must be profitable. Over the last few years, the business and this podcast have done a little better than break even.

I really enjoy the creating this podcast. I started in 2018 blogging and creating some podcast episodes about our journey in becoming expats in Mexico. I largely did this to help me process what I was experiencing. Little did I know that these blog posts and podcast episodes would become quite popular. I have increased the frequency of the episodes based on feedback from listeners.

 

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Dec 5, 2022

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In this episode, I want to give you some insight into the health care that is available to you when you move to Mexico. I will discuss high-level health insurance options and decisions you will need to make about Medicare. When you get into health insurance and Medicare there are no RIGHT decisions but there are many shades of grey that you will need to sort out for yourself.

Mexico has 2 healthcare systems, a public and a private. This in many ways is not different than the US where you have public healthcare groups run by the federal, state, or county governments, and you have private company healthcare groups.

The difference is the cost. The US healthcare systems are the most expensive in the world and in my humble opinion are quite broken.

There are 2 YouTube videos that I am going to reference and include in the show notes from QRoo Paul from 2 Expats in Mexico called Public Health Care Options in Mexico and A Look at Private Health Care in Mexico.

I am not going to talk much about the public health care system because even though it is very low cost or free, it has a lot of drawbacks. If you really want to learn more watch QRoo Paul’s YouTube video.

What I am going to talk about is the private healthcare system and the choices you will need to make.

For example, I have no health insurance here in Mexico. My wife and I pay for everything out of pocket. We do however pay into Medicare Part B which we cannot use in Mexico.

Wait a minute. You are probably saying that makes no sense. You have no health insurance that you can use but you pay into a system that you cannot use.

Yes, you heard me right. There are no right decisions and there are a million shades of grey. You have to figure out what works for you based on your physical, mental, and financial health.

This episode is sponsored by Magic Mind.

I have a 20% off code to share with you guys, it’s RYC. To use it, you can go to magicmind.co/RYC and enter the code RYC at checkout. The best part is that they have a money-back guarantee. If
you get the subscription, it’s 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Nov 28, 2022

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This week is a rebroadcast of one of my favorite episodes from 2019. How Are You Planning for Your 100-Year Life with Andrew Scott? I am releasing this episode the week after the US Thanksgiving holiday. Rather than not publishing an episode, I thought I would dig back into the archives and rebroadcast one of the more impactful episodes of 2019. If you listened to this episode 3 years ago, I suggest you listen to it again.

Andrew published The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity. He is also the author of the NextAvenue.org post titled Is 75 the New 65? How the Definition of Aging Is Changing.

The book The 100-Year Life is about how our expectations of how life might look like when we regularly live to 100 years old. He does this by discussing 3 different scenarios:

  • Jack born in 1945 had a typical 3 stage life, education, work, and retirement. He retired at 62 but passed away at the age of 70. He is married but his wife is a homemaker.
  • Jimmy was born in 1971 and has a life expectancy of 85. He planned for a 3 stage life but work had to be extended. He has 3 stage extended life. He is married but his wife makes less money than himself.
  • Jane was born in 1998 and has a life expectancy of 100. She will likely not be able to retire until she is 85. The 3 stage life breaks. She probably does not get her first professional job until she is 30, and marries later but to someone who has equal earning power. They each take breaks from their careers every decade or so to reinvent.

This is a fascinating topic as the traditional retirement age of 65 does not work when many will live to 100 or even longer.

We are all living longer. Even though this was recorded prior to the pandemic the points that Andrew Scott makes about what it means to get older are still extremely relevant.

The article titled Is 75 the New 65? How the Definition of Aging Is Changing is how a 75-year-old today has the same life expectancy of a 65-year-old 40 years ago. You can think of this in a way that you have been granted 10 more years of life. What are you going to do with it?

I think our conversation is even more relevant today as the pandemic is getting us to re-evaluate what we are doing and what we want to do with our lives.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Nov 21, 2022

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This week is a rebroadcast of one of my favorite episodes from 2019. I am speaking with Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard, the author of Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement.

I am releasing this episode the week of the US Thanksgiving holiday. Rather than not publishing an episode, I thought I would dig back into the archives and rebroadcast one of the most impactful episode of 2019. If you listened to this episode 3 years ago, I suggest you listen to it again.

Rich Karlgaard published Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement. There is so much good stuff in here about how society worships early achievers yet many of us are late bloomers. We do not find ourselves until later in life but we spend many of our earlier years preparing to become the success we find later in life.

You can read his bio:

Rich Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes magazine and the author of LATE BLOOMERS: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement. He is also a lecturer, pilot, and the author of four acclaimed previous books. A self-proclaimed late bloomer, Rich had a mediocre academic career at Stanford (which he got into by a fluke), and after graduating, worked as a dishwasher, night watchman, and typing temp before finally finding the inner motivation and drive that ultimately led him to his current career trajectory.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Nov 14, 2022

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In this episode, I am speaking with Marc Fisher a Senior Editor from the Washington Post. Marc wrote a fascinating article called Is the pandemic over? Pre-covid activities Americans are (and are not) resuming. Biden says the pandemic is over — and when it comes to casinos, concerts and cosmetic procedures, Americans seem to agree. For theater, therapy and funerals though, not so much.

I think you will find our discussion about how divided we are quite fascinating.

We are all making individual decisions based on our risk tolerance. I liked Marc’s analogy of a triage nurse making decisions on who gets treated next. As we decide whether to travel on a plane, go to a wedding, go into the office or go to the movies, we are making individual decisions about how much risk we are willing to take. When one person may look at going to the movie as safe, others may look at it as extremely risky.

This is a fascinating topic and discussion.

Here is a  bit of Marc’s bio from the Washington Post website:

Marc Fisher, a senior editor of The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. He has been the enterprise editor, local columnist and Berlin bureau chief, among other positions, for over 30 years at the paper. Fisher wrote several Post articles that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2014. Fisher previously wrote The Post’s local column and a blog, “Raw Fisher.” Earlier, he was the paper’s special reports editor, wrote about politics and culture for the Style section, served as Central Europe bureau chief on The Post’s Foreign staff, and covered D.C. schools and D.C. politics for the Metro section, where he was also an assistant city editor.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Nov 7, 2022

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In this episode, I am speaking with Sophie Wade who is the author of Empathy Works: The Key to Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Work. We are going to talk about the newest generation in the workplace, generation Z, and how we need to adapt to them.

This is a timely subject as people are now returning to the office at least part-time and generation Z entered the workforce during the pandemic. I am all for the multigenerational workforce but generation Z is starting their careers in very uncertain times. We will discuss many aspects on how to work with and manage our younger generation Z colleagues and employees.

Let me read you a bit from her bio off her website SophieWade.com:

Sophie Wade is a speaker, author and authority on Future-of-Work issues. Her book, Embracing Progress: Next Steps for the Future of Work, is an Executive MBA Program textbook and required reading for several management school leadership courses.

Sophie is Founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network, a Future-of-Work consultancy. Sophie’s executive advisory work and transformative workshops help companies futureproof their work environments and attract, engage, and retain their multigenerational and distributed talent. She helps corporations maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption in their transition to talent-focused new work environments.

Sophie has held senior management, strategy, and finance roles around the world—in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.—working in media, technology, and venture capital for companies such as IMG and Yahoo. With a strategy and finance focus for her first career, she assisted entrepreneurs and major corporations identify, develop, and execute strategic initiatives, build teams and ventures and create partnerships.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Oct 31, 2022

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In this episode, I am speaking with Susan Molke, National Recruiting Director in the Interim Resources Division at StevenDouglas. I met Susan at an Encore Palm Beach County virtual event. Susan’s focus is on hiring for interim positions across the country. I want to re-introduce to you the concept of working as an interim employee for 3-6 months.

I have twice before done episodes on this topic.

Episode 221 - Fractional and Interim Leadership Roles with Mike Harris of Patina Solutions and Episode 228 - Discovering the On-Demand Executive Talent Marketplace with Matt Blumberg

This is yet a different spin from a national recruiting firm.

Read from Susan Molke’s bio from her webpage on the StevenDouglas website.

Susan Molke is a National Recruiting Director in the Interim Resources Division at StevenDouglas bringing over 20 years of experience in Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, and Human Capital Strategy. Susan has worked on both the agency and client side of the business, hiring thousands of people in her practice. She is industry-fluid, with successful placements across a multitude of industries including, Advertising, Marketing and Media, Software and Technology, Consulting, Retail, Supply chain & Logistics, Fintech, and Higher Education.

Susan is recognized for her passion for transforming cultures, optimizing total talent, and building effective systems and practices. She is known as a trusted partner and key contributor to those she has worked with on recruiting solutions. Susan has a national network to tap into, assisting with her far reach and ability to place more specialized candidates, both locally and remotely. She prioritizes delivering key business resources for her clients while ensuring the best fit for her candidates to create a positive impact for all involved.

Susan is very involved in philanthropy and contributes her time to organizations such as Encore Palm Beach County, which connects people age 50+ to jobs and opportunities, Mission United Way as a career coach for veterans, and donating to The Salvation Army and The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

his episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

 

Oct 24, 2022

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In this episode, I am discussing my experiences returning to the US for 3 weeks from Mexico. There are some interesting observations on how I have had to learn to adjust to the US way of doing things and not doing things that I simply do not want to.

This should be a fairly short but interesting episode. I am recording this on Thursday, October 20th. This last week has been absolutely crammed with getting things done before my wife before she left for Nacogdoches Texas to visit her family and take the car. She left Thursday and will be back on Sunday and I will be carless for that time.

I have a lot of things to get done.

  • Get the car inspected and renew the registration
  • Sell the car as we can no longer keep the car in Mexico
  • Have my hearing checked
  • Get my teeth cleaned and gums checked at the periodontist
  • Get our COVID booster shots which are not available in Mexico
  • Purchase a new MacBook Air and get the data transferred over from my ancient 2015 model
  • Order other electronics like a new webcam which is easier to acquire while I am back in Austin
  • Purchase a new iPhone for my wife and switching iPhones between our different accounts
  • Visit with my financial advisor and figure out where to get cash for the purchase of a new car in Mexico
  • Get an apostille version of my marriage certificate
  • Visit with my website developer
  • Reconnect with various organizations and friends including Metropolitan Breakfast Club
  • Pick up a bike tire and touchup paint that I cannot get in Mexico
  • Come back to vote

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Oct 17, 2022

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This episode is a rebroadcast of one of my favorite episodes from a year ago. Own your Career, Own Your Life with author Andy Storch. My wife and I have been driving this past week from our home in Mexico to Austin Texas. Rather than trying to rush out an episode, I thought I would dig back into the archives and rebroadcast one of the more impactful episodes of the last year. If you listened to this episode last year, I suggest you listen to it again.

In this episode, I am speaking with Andy Storch.

Andy Storch is an author, consultant, coach, speaker, and facilitator specializing in helping clients turn strategy into action and people doing the best work of their lives. Andy’s purpose is to love and support his family and to impact the world by inspiring people to stop drifting, take control and live life with intention.

Andy is also the host of two podcasts, including The Talent Development Hot Seat and Andy Storch Show, and the co-founder and host of The Talent Development Think Tank Conference and Community.
Andy is also the author of the book, Own Your Career Own Your Life, published in 2020.

It is because of his book that I am speaking with Andy. We met when we both were speakers for a career summit a few months back. Andy gave me a copy of his book Own Your Career Own Your Life and it really resonated with me.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Oct 10, 2022

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In this episode, I am talking about the Absolutely Crazy Employment Status in the United States for those 55+. We are living in really strange times both good and bad for those who are over the age of 55 in the US.

The employment numbers look very good if you are older but there is a lot going on under the surface that the employment numbers really do not show.

I want to dig into this topic and I will reference a number of articles that are linked below.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Oct 3, 2022

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In this episode, I am speaking with Dr. Cindy McGovern who is the author of Sell Yourself: How to Create, Live, and Sell a Powerful Personal Brand. Many of you will need to rebrand for an encore career, switching industries, or pivoting careers. If so, this is the book for you.

Here is her bio from her website.

Known as the First Lady of Sales®, Dr. Cindy has worked with major organizations for the last 18 years to not only help them grow but also turn their human capital into confident salespeople at every level of their company. Dr. Cindy also works one-on-one with individuals to coach them through her process and transform them into better, more confident salespeople—no matter what they’re selling!

Using tools from her Doctorate in Organizational Communication and years of consulting, Dr. Cindy developed sales cultures across various industries to change human behavior at a fundamental level. Her goal is to help people to get over the ick factor in selling so they can embrace their inner salesperson. Because everyone sells every day, Dr. Cindy wants to be a resource to help people to learn how to sell more effectively. With a business motto of “Grow Big or Go Home,” Dr. Cindy transforms businesses and individuals to increase growth and revenue.

Backed by an equally experienced team, Dr. Cindy is the face of Orange Leaf Consulting and is working with McGraw-Hill to release her second book this fall, titled Sell Yourself: How to Create, Live and Sell a Powerful Personal Brand.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Sep 26, 2022

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In this episode, I will be discussing the technical, financial, and legal issues of becoming a digital nomad. I will do this from multiple perspectives that include someone who just wants to travel for a few months, others that want to travel full time, and finally, those of you who want to move to another country but still work for someone in the US.

This is based on a presentation I gave on a webinar for Flexjobs. You will find a link to the recording and my slides below. I spent an additional 20 or so minutes answering questions at the end of the webinar.

This was one of their most attended webinars.

I am a recovering engineer. I test everything and always have a plan B. I think you will find that I have thought of a number of things that can happen to you. This includes losing your smartphone, having your debit card eaten by the ATM machine, or needing access to legal documents when they are unexpectedly asked for.

You are not at home and could possibly find it difficult to have things shipped to you in a timely fashion. Stuff does happen.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Sep 19, 2022

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In this episode I am speaking with Barbara Pagano, author of the book The 60-Something Crisis: How to Live an Extraordinary Life in Retirement. I think you will find the process Barbara lays out in the book is applicable beyond just retirement.

Read some of her story from her website:

Hi. I’m Barbara Pagano…

Despite graduate degrees in human behavior and many successful crossings onto new life stages (I even pre-planned a very successful mid-life crisis for myself in my mid-forties), everything about “retirement”– the word we most use for a pivot time in life at 65 – didn’t fit me.

If there was a yellow brick road to happiness and joy, I wanted to be on it. But where was that road and who was I going to be now?

It shouldn’t have been so hard, but it was. I became a consummate learner of the current literature on aging, retirement, un-retirement, productive longevity, well-being, and happiness.

Discovering that work identity is an extraordinarily strong component of who we are and that productivity equals better health according to the latest research on longevity and wellbeing was a watershed.

Working until 85 – not 65 – is the “new retirement” for me and millions of others.  Volunteering, traveling just to travel, and not earning money – it doesn’t work for me and it doesn’t work for millions of others.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

 

Sep 12, 2022

Description:

In this episode, I will be talking about renting a property in Mexico. I will discuss some of the pitfalls and why you probably should rent for a significant amount of time before you decide to buy.

I am not a lawyer but I suggest you get acquainted with one if you plan to apply for residency and to review any legal documents you will be signing including a lease.

A lot of people assume that engaging with a lawyer will be expensive, but it is not, and decide to do this themselves. They often turn to Facebook groups looking for advice. This is an area where learning about other people’s experiences is valuable but getting legal advice is not. The legal advice you get is worth as much as you are paying for it. Nothing.

I learned a lot from my lawyer when he reviewed my first lease. You have to remember that what you know about property laws and your rights in the US has nothing to do with how it is done outside of the US.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

 

Sep 5, 2022

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This podcast episode is being released on the US Labor Day holiday. Therefore, I am rebroadcasting an episode where I spoke with Diana Wu David who is the author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration. If you have listened to this podcast long enough, you have heard me discuss a number of concepts that I attribute to Diana and her book.

Read you her about section on LinkedIn:

I am a former Financial Times executive, author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration, and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School’s EMBA Global Asia. I started out my career working on high-level strategy as a management consultant and as an assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger at Kissinger Associates in New York.

I work with global leaders, companies, and boards to enhance their ability to adapt, contribute, collaborate and grow.  I am privileged to have consulted with or spoken to clients including the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the World Bank, Expedia, Randstad, and Credit Suisse.

I write about the future of work for publications including Fast Company, Inc and Thrive and speak globally on the future of work, corporate governance and boards, and East-West issues.

I re-edited this episode and there is so much good stuff in it, that even if you listened to it when it was originally published in July of 2021, you should listen to it again.

There are a few terms that I want you to listen for in this episode:

  1. Identity foreclosure
  2. Revival of the guild
  3. Culture of experimentation

If you hear these terms you may want to relisten to those sections as I think they are important topics.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

 

Aug 29, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Adele Field who is a member of the Career Pivot community and a winner in the GetSetUp Startup Accelerator Program for 55+. Adele is on a journey that I wanted you to hear about.

Adele has done a lot in her career but most importantly she is a creative. I labeled her from our first discussion as a logical creative. She has been working in email marketing and using databases for years. Yet, she has had a comedy podcast, written plays, and a variety of other creative endeavors.

She is now on the journey to create Flashback Garage. Check out her website at Flashbackgarage.com to truly understand what she is creating.

I am currently running my annual survey and I would be honored if you take a moment to take this short survey about Career Pivot and this podcast.

Click here to take the survey.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Aug 22, 2022

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In this episode, I am speaking with Twyla Teitzel, owner of Plant Based Twy. Twyla was a participant in the GetSetUp Startup Accelerator Program for 55+. Even more importantly Twyla was one of the winners who received a $2500 prize to assist her in getting her business launched. I want you to hear about her journey.

The GetSetup page that announced the winners said the following about Twyla.

Twyla Teitzel, owner of Plant Based Twy in suburban Sacramento, is a whole food plant-based diet influencer. Her goals are to update her website, get 1,000 followers on social media, get four sponsors, and start a podcast. 

I will let you learn more about Twyla from her directly at the beginning of the episode.

I am currently running my annual survey and I would be honored if you take a moment to take this short survey about Career Pivot and this podcast.

Click here to take the survey.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

 

Aug 15, 2022

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In this episode I am rebroadcasting one of the most impactful episodes that I published in 2021 - Are You Ready to Reimagine Your Life and Career with Michael Clinton? Michael is the author of ROAR into the second half of your life (before it's too late!). It is a really great book.

If you listened to the original episode in August of 2021, then I want you to listen to it again, especially take note of Michael’s last couple of answers.

Let me read to you Michael’s LinkedIn about section:

He spent 40+ years in the publishing business as a Publisher, SVP, Exec VP and President/Publishing Director of Hearst Magazines. Highlights include being on the executive team to launch O, the Oprah Magazine, Food Network and HGTV magazines and acquiring such titles as Elle, Men's Health and Women's Health, among others.

In 2020, He transitioned out of the day to day to become Senior Media Advisor to the CEO of The Hearst Corporation.

Aside from his Publishing career, he has published 10 books, 8 photography and 2 memoirs, The Globetrotter Diaries (after visiting 100 countries) and Tales from the Trails (after running 7 marathons on 7 continents).
Writer, photographer, runner, motivational speaker.
In the fall of 2021 published a new book... ROAR into the second half of your life (before it's too late!)…now a best seller heading into a third printing. Join the ROAR community on roarbymichaelclinton.com

I will be discussing with Michael the concepts and processes presented in his book.

I am currently running my annual survey and I would be honored if you take a moment to take this short survey about Career Pivot and this podcast. You can find a link in the show notes at CareerPivot.com/Episode-283 or in the description in the podcast app you are using.

I am currently running my annual survey and I would be honored if you take a moment to take this short survey about Career Pivot and this podcast.

Click here to take the survey.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Aug 8, 2022

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This week I will be talking about the adaptable expat mindset and what it takes to be successful as an expat. We all of expectations of what moving to another place might be like, especially another country, and those expectations are almost always wrong. The decision to be an expat is experiential and not a logical decision.

A lot of what I will discuss comes from a workshop that I developed for Amava on the thought process of becoming an expat. Well, Amava has ceased operations and I thought I would repurpose some of that content.

For those who are relatively new to this podcast, my wife and I have been living in Ajijic Mexico for 4 years. You can find all of the podcasts and blog posts on our expat page on the Career Pivot website. You will find a link to that page in the show notes.

I want to take you through many of the aspects of becoming an expat and why you need to be able to maintain an adaptable mindset. Very few things will be as you expect.

I am currently running my annual survey and I would be honored if you take a moment to take this short survey about Career Pivot and this podcast.

Click here to take the survey.

I have already received significant feedback and the Mike McNatt episode has been mentioned multiple times. That feedback accelerated the publication of this week’s episode.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

Aug 1, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Toni Frana, Career Services Manager for Flexjobs, and we are going to discuss the freelance job market. This is a follow-up to episode 274 where I discussed with Mike McNatt how he navigates the contract job market to stay employed in the technology sector in his 70s.

I am currently running my annual survey and I would be honored if you take a moment to take this short survey about Career Pivot and this podcast.

Click here to take the survey.

I have already received significant feedback and the Mike McNatt episode has been mentioned multiple times. That feedback accelerated the publication of this week’s episode.

Flexjobs recently published a blog post titled Hottest Freelance Job Opportunities for Remote Work. Toni and I discuss how to navigate the freelance job market and specifically did this in the 2nd half of life.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

 

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