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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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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

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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.

 

Jul 25, 2022

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This is a continuation from episode 278 which I called Has Your Network Abandoned You? Let's Discuss How to Plan to Get it Back! I talked previously about how to identify who you need to network with and what was strategic networking. I want to discuss in this episode how to ease back into networking.

I was giving a webinar for AustinUp the other day and someone posed the question about pivoting from product marketing to product management. They were not having much luck. In order to make this kind of move, it will take a relationship to get you across and it is probably a relationship you do not have right now.

In episode 278, we discussed identifying who you need to network with, some of these people will be existing connections while others will be new connections. We will start with a focus on existing connections and building up the network muscles that have probably atrophied during the last couple of years.

I will once again give you some blog posts to read about active listening and a step-by-step process to ease back into networking.

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.

Jul 18, 2022

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In this week’s episode, I am speaking with AJ Harper, author of  Write a Must-Read: Craft a Book That Changes Lives--Including Your Own. If you have thought of writing a non-fiction book this is the book for you. I have already recommended this book to several people as it will make the task far less daunting and more importantly help you write a book that delivers.

Her bio is as follows:

AJ Harper is an editor and publishing strategist who helps authors write transformational books that enable them to build readership, grow their brand, and make a significant impact on the world. As a ghostwriter and as a developmental editor, she has worked with hundreds of authors, from newbies to New York Times bestselling authors with millions of books sold. AJ teaches her method in Top Three Book Workshop and the Must-Read Editing Workshop. She is the Head Writing Coach for Heroic Public Speaking, the premier speaker training program created by Michael and Amy Port. She is a writing partner to the business author, Mike Michalowicz. Together they’ve written nine books, including Profit First. AJ is the author of Write a Must-Read: Craft a Book That Changes Lives--Including Your Own. Connect with her at AJHarper.com.

I am pitched a lot of books for this podcast. I have turned down some prominent authors because I thought the books did not deliver on what they promised. I think they should have read this book as you will hear, AJ gives you a pretty easy system to follow to keep on track to write a book that delivers. That does not mean it is easy to do but it is an excellent system.

I am currently reading a similar book Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible by Tamsen Webster that I mention during the episode. It discusses a similar process to refine your ideas that I have found useful.

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

Jul 11, 2022

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Many of you have lost connection with your network and community in the last 2 plus years. This could be your business community aging out on you, or losing contact with family and friends. You may have lost contact with religious organizations, social groups, and civic groups. For many, these are the people who pulled you along in your career and life. Now is the time to re-establish old connections and create new ones.

I wrote a post about a year ago called Has Your Network Aged Out and Abandoned You During the Pandemic?

If you are like me and are over the age of 50, it would not surprise anyone that your mentors, career champions, and colleagues who have supported you in your career are not available to you anymore. They may have retired, no longer be in a position of influence, or may have died during the pandemic.

I have also written about the power of community in the post Community – What Is The Value Of Belonging To One? Please check out that article.

It is your network and the communities that you have belonged to that brought your success up to this point. Now is the time to start to rebuild them.

I wrote a mega blog post five years ago called Strategic Networking Playbook – Who, How and When! In this episode, I will take you through this process to help you plan out your network. In a later episode, I will take you through what you should be doing now.

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

Jul 4, 2022

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This podcast episode is being released during the US 4th of July holiday weekend. I am going to rebroadcast one of my favorite episodes from 2020 which was What is Your Mindset Right Now? Are You Ready to Change It? This is a discussion I had with my good friend, coach, and former therapist Diann Wingert. I think it is an excellent listen to begin the second half of 2022.

Diann Wingert has been on the podcast 3 times to discuss mindset issues and what triggers your brain. These episodes are some of the most downloaded in the history of the podcast.

This episode was the first where we discuss mindset issues and how to overcome them.

I have edited down the episode as I am working to make the episodes shorter.

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.

Jun 27, 2022

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In this week’s episode, I am speaking with Richard Eisenberg, who is the former managing editor with Next Avenue. Richard unretired in January of this year and we will be discussing what it means to unretire.

I listened to Richard on The Big Middle podcast a few weeks back and was taken by how well Richard had planned out his unretirement. I should have known this is something he would have done as he has been writing on this topic for years for Money Magazine before later taking on his role as Managing Editor and Money & Work Channels Editor for Next Avenue.

I want you to hear his journey into unretirement.

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.

Jun 20, 2022

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In this week’s episode, I am talking about how to mitigate risks. I will give you 4 methods to use when you want to mitigate a risk that you are planning to take. This is a follow-on to episode 273 where I discussed real and perceived risk. If you have not listened to that episode, I would encourage you to go back and listen to that episode first.

Way back in late 2019, before the beginning of the pandemic, the "What’s Next Mastermind" group within the Career Pivot Community, held three sessions about risk. The last one was about how we mitigate risks. From that discussion, I wrote a blog post called, How to Mitigate Risk in the 2nd Half of Life. You will find a link to this in the show notes.

In this episode, I want to take you through the four strategies that we discussed in that session on how you can approach mitigating risk. These are tried and true methods (but something we rarely think about) on how we can mitigate the risks of our actions.

The four strategies are:

  • Avoidance
  • Acceptance
  • Reduction or Control
  • Transference

You can read more about these strategies in the article 4 Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies.

Think about how you have used some of these methods in your life or career to mitigate risks.

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.

Jun 13, 2022

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In this week’s episode, I speak with Mike McNatt, a test and compliance engineer who continues to work contract jobs into his 70s. He was introduced to me as the guy who has got this gig work down and that is not working for Uber.

My good friend, Marti Konstant, who is a workplace futurist and career coach, said I needed to have Mike on this podcast. Mike has worked contract engineering jobs and has developed a strategy to stay fully employed.

Mike is an engineer who was interviewed for Forbes called, Working In Tech At Any Age–This Engineer Tells You How. He also produced multiple LinkedIn posts on his strategies which I will include in the show notes.

Back in the 1980s, when I worked for IBM, I helped lead a mechanical design support group. Our internal customers hired a lot of contract engineers for 12-to-24-month contracts. What I learned was they would work a contract, then take a few months off and then find the next. They were completely comfortable with this lifestyle.

Here we are 30-40 years later, and this is a new way of working. Mike has become comfortable with this, and I want you to listen to his story.

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 click here.

Jun 6, 2022

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In this week’s episode, I am exploring risk both real and perceived. This is a follow-up discussion I want to have with you. If you have not listened to episode 271 when I interviewed Angie Morgan one of the co-authors of the book, "Bet on You: How to Win with Risk," do that now.

In late 2019, we held 3 sessions in the What’s Next mastermind group around risk.  We first spent time defining what risk means to each of us. We each view risk differently but those who are the most risk-averse are often the ones who society leaves behind.

Like Angie discussed in episode 271, this is not about taking wild risks without understanding the ramifications. It is about taking measured risks.

In this episode, I want to discuss real and perceived risks. Not everything we view as a risk is very risky.

I really want you to reflect on how you have taken or not taken risks in your career and life. Taking risks is part of life. We take risks every day in our lives, like getting in a car, flying in a plane, and now walking into an indoor restaurant and being surrounded by lots of people.

How have you taken risks and mitigated the outcomes?

I will be intermixing solo episodes like this one over the next few months. They will be shorter and to the point. I am trying something different to mix things up.

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 click here.

May 30, 2022

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This podcast episode is releasing during the US Memorial Day holiday weekend and therefore, I am going to give you a quick update on Career Pivot and the Repurpose Your Career Podcast and then I am going to rebroadcast the most impactful episode for me from 2021 which was How to Switch Industries from Executive Search Consultants Perspective with Glenn Zwieg.

I have reached an interesting point with Career Pivot and this podcast. Traffic to the Career Pivot website declined significantly during 2020 and 2021. However, the downloads for this podcast stayed pretty flat during that same period. In 2022, the monthly downloads for the podcast now are roughly equal to the number of visitors to the website, a little less than 10,000 per month. At one time the website received around 30,000 visitors per month. That changed dramatically during the pandemic.

The podcast is now steadily growing at a significant rate while website traffic is staying pretty flat.

Therefore, this podcast is getting most of my attention. Besides I like recording and producing this podcast as it is the greatest networking tool, I have ever had. I meet so many interesting people.

When I launched Career Pivot way back in 2012, it was a money-making operation. That is no longer true. Since we moved to Mexico in 2018, it has shifted to being a passion project for me. As long as it does not lose money, I am good with that. I like when it makes money because I can do some fun projects and invest in the podcast with the funds the business generates.

Earlier this year, I started publishing this podcast on YouTube not knowing whether it was worth my time. I now have 15 YouTube subscribers and will have to see what it does the rest of the year. Maybe I can be a YouTube influencer … NOT!

Some of that money I am making right now is paying my co-author, Susan Lahey, to help me with some advanced white papers.

Therefore, I ask you to share this podcast in whatever method you prefer. The more people who listen to the podcast, the more people we can help!

Given this is the US Memorial Day weekend, I thought I would rebroadcast the episode from 2021 that had the greatest impact on me. This was my discussion with Glenn Zweig. Glenn provides executive search and leadership advisory services in Egon Zehnder’s Digital, Tech-Enabled Services, and Healthcare practices. He is also the host of the podcast called The Art of Excellence where he interviews high-achieving people across all walks of life to find common threads of success.

I wanted Glenn on the show for 2 reasons. He has a deep understanding of the executive search process and I wanted his perspective on what is he looking for when candidates are switching industries. The second reason is he has a great podcast, The Art of Excellence, that is completely separate from what he does as an executive recruiter. Glenn suggests that you need to put yourself out there when pivoting industries and I want you to hear a bit of Glenn’s podcasting story.

A lot of the ideas I have around how to handle disruption came from this 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 click here.

May 23, 2022

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In this week’s episode, I interview Angie Morgan one of the co-authors of the book Bet on You: How to Win with Risk. This is one of the best books on risk that I have read and given the uncertain world we live in I thought it was an appropriate topic for this podcast.

Let me read Angie’s about section from her LinkedIn profile:

I learned how to lead during my time as a United States Marine. When I transitioned to the private sector, what surprised me was how the term "leadership" was being used. Whereas in the Marines, leadership was a verb - everyone aspired to lead. In my new world, "leadership" was a noun and only an expectation for managers. This inspired me to write my first book on leadership - "Leading from the Front" - as well as start my business, Lead Star. I've since written two more books - SPARK and Bet on You.

Through Lead Star, I do the work I love. My team and I design programs for professionals around the world that help them understand how they can express leadership in their work environments and in their lives.

If you feel you are risk-averse, which you will hear from Angie that a lot of successful people feel they are, then this is a conversation you need to hear.

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 click here.

May 16, 2022

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This week's episode is a bit different. I recently returned from a 3 week trip from our home in Ajijic Mexico to Austin where I was a keynote speaker at a financial conference. I spoke to an audience that might have been as many as 700 people. There were 900 people registered for the conference.

My wife and I then flew to Maryland so we could visit our son and daughter-in-law who we had not seen in 2 and a half years due to the pandemic. They had purchased their first home in Annapolis Maryland last year.

We flew Southwest Airlines to BWI on a direct flight both ways right after the mask mandates for airports had been lifted. Both flights were full. If I do not need to get on an airplane ever again, I would be fine with that.

We then returned to Austin to complete our mission. I had a periodontist visit to have my teeth cleaned. I have been going to the same periodontist for 25 years and I still come back a couple times of a year for a checkup and cleaning. I had a fascinating discussion with the hygienist that I want to share.

We then drove to east Texas so my wife could visit with her mother. Her father passed away a couple of months ago and as you can imagine her mother is still grieving.

We then headed back to the Texas/Mexico border on our drive home.

I had so many interesting conversations along the way that I wanted to share my observations in this podcast 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 click here.

 

May 9, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Teresa Ghilarducci and Sia Radpour about how the great retirement surge was not associated with the great resignation but by mass job loss by older workers during the pandemic.

Teresa and Sia are both economists with the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy analysis and they recently published a report called No "Great Resignation" for Older Workers—Mass Job Loss Drove the Retirement Surge.

This report confirmed many of our suspicions that the great retirement surge was driven by involuntary job loss and was not by choice.

Teresa’s bio is as follows:

Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally recognized expert in retirement security.

She holds the Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in economic policy analysis in the Economics Department at the New School for Social Research and directs the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis that focuses on economic policy research and outreach.

Ghilarducci joined The New School in 2008 after 25 years as a professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame. Her most recent book, Rescuing Retirement: A Plan to Guarantee Retirement Security for All Americans, offers solutions to the growing retirement crisis in the U.S.

Sia’s bio is as follows:

Siavash Radpour earned his Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research in 2020. His research focuses on the effects of the retirement system and aging on wealth and income inequality, wellbeing, and economic growth and redistribution. Previously, he worked as a Research Associate for the Retirement Equity Lab. He received his MA in economics and business from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and Corvinus University of Budapest.

My discussion with Teresa and Sia clearly states some of the ugly truths on how older workers have been hurt during the pandemic. They acknowledge the elephant in the room that ageism in the job market is alive and well. This is an employer issue that only employers can fix.

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.

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May 2, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Kerry Hannon and she has written a new book called In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work.

Here is a snippet from the Amazon page:

Anyone who began working 20 or 30 years ago has witnessed astonishing changes in the workplace during their career. When the global pandemic hit, older workers fortunate enough to retain their jobs once again had to navigate enormous upheaval, virtually overnight. Working from home, often in isolation, over-fifties found themselves facing daunting technological and social challenges.

If this scenario is all too familiar, In Control at 50+ shows how to make the new normal work for you. Kerry Hannon, a workplace futurist and renowned expert on business, careers, and personal finance combines all her insights and skills to help you actively shape your work future into what you want it to be.

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.

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Apr 27, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Deb Livingston, domain lead in the health and wellness, cooking, food, and nutrition areas for GetSetUp. Deb made this leap only with her passion for healthy food and no formal credentials.

Deb had a pretty traditional business background but when her mother became ill, she took a break to be with her mother in her final years. Deb joined the Career Pivot community and through a bit of serendipity, she found GetSetup and became a contract guide.  This led her down a path that she could not have imagined.

She has since guided quite a few Career Pivot community members to become GetSetup guides in both full and part-time roles.

I had the GetSetUp CEO on the podcast in episode 242 called, GetSetUp is the Fastest Growing Online Learning Community of Older Adults.

I also had Vicki Soll on the podcast in episode 260 called, Vicki Soll Finds a Happy Place in Her Career by Teaching Older Adults. Teaching part-time for GetSetUp led her down a new path that she did not expect.

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.

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Apr 18, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Susan Cornish from College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors. You are probably going huh because most of my audience school a long time ago but I think you will find this really interesting as they are looking for people 50+.

For those of you who are looking for an encore career, this is a really interesting way to work on your terms, when you want to work and make a decent income. Childcare in many forms is a way to have an impact on families.

Here is part of the about section from Susan Cornish's bio:

Susan Cornish is a visionary with a passion to grow businesses. She blends astute sales skills with 30+ years of management in complex field organizations.  She believes that the strength of any organization is people – it’s human capital. Leading by example and understanding the keys to motivate people, Susan builds teams that take ownership of individual roles and collective success. She demonstrates an ability to manage multiple constituents in clients, business partners, vendors, and employees to accomplish goals. 

Her experience crosses both B2B and B2C corporate and entrepreneurial organizations. These companies have ranged from start-up to $1B in annual revenues.  

In 2009, she brought this passion to the fledgling franchise system, College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors.  

Her first unit in Columbus grew rapidly despite the economy, earning the franchise Rookie of the Year.  Now with multiple units in North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, she focuses on taking College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors to a $100M brand by increasing sales, driving operational efficiencies, and developing personnel. 

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 click here.

Apr 11, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Becca Levy author of Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and Well You Live. Becca takes a different approach in discussing ageism and what to do about it.

Read the following from her about section from her website:

Dr. Becca Levy, the leading authority on how beliefs about aging influence aging health, is Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Her path finding studies have changed the way we think about aging and have received awards from the American Psychological Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Dr. Levy has given invited testimony before the US Senate on the adverse effects of ageism and has contributed to US Supreme Court briefs to fight age-discrimination. She serves as a scientific advisor to the World Health Organization’s Campaign to Combat Ageism.

She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Division of Aging and the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her expertise on aging is frequently sought out by outlets such as, The New York Times, NPR, and BBC.

Ageism is upon us and I thought Becca approached this topic differently than others I have had on this podcast.

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 click here.

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