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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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Mar 28, 2022

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This week I have an interesting discussion with Ian Sanders, author of 365 ways to have a good day, a book I found thoroughly enjoyable, and more importantly, actionable and a time of disruption.

I was first approached by Ian's publicist and I requested a copy of the book. As usual, I procrastinated. Reading the book, it may surprise some of you but I grew up with a learning disability and I could barely read when I graduated from high school. I overcame that. But I still don't like to read. I was then approached by Karen Wickre, who I interviewed a couple of weeks ago in Episode 261, that I should have Ian on the podcast. That was a kick in the butt to read the book and get him scheduled. Ian and I share a lot of similar concepts and ideas when it comes to how to live our lives. I thought, in theses strange times, this would be a great topic to bring you.

His short bio is as a follows:

Ian Sanders is an author, creative consultant and storyteller who works with some of the world's leading organizations. Throughout his professional life, Ian has experimented with life enhancing habits and

hacks. It's resulted in two decades worth of conversations, detours and journaling. And now whether it's working with teams and global organizations, or the founders who are just getting started, Ian aims to spark change with his fifth book 365 ways to have a good day, he hopes to inspire people to spark change in their own lives. And get more out of every day. Ian lives in lead on the sea, England.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community. Make sure and 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.

Mar 21, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Debbie Schnur who is a Career Pivot community member. She has quite a story to tell of progressively connecting the dots to find her happy spot.

Debbie left her career as a mechanical engineer in the middle part of the last decade to get a master's degree in public health. She then moved halfway across the country to make a series of pivots to become a master gardener, an expert in composting, and is teaching kids about healthy foods.

What I like about Debbie’s story is for every pivot she has made, she built her network and connected the dots to get to the next pivot. As she made each pivot, she did not know which dot she would need to connect to next. She just kept moving forward and more importantly followed her heart. This is something she never did in her engineering career.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community. Make sure and 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.

Mar 14, 2022

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This week I am speaking with Karen Wickre, author of Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert's Guide to Making Connections That Count and we are going to talk about networking in this new post-pandemic world.

I had Karen on the podcast way back in February of 2019 in episode 114 and that episode was called An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections That Count 

Here is her bio:

Karen is a veteran connector, editor, and communicator, and has worked in and around Silicon Valley long enough to have appeared in WIRED 1.4. (Even before that, she wrote one of the very first guides to what we used to call “the World Wide Web,” and now it’s an amusing relic of a more innocent time.) As a corporate writer, she developed stories, styles, and cadence for Google, Twitter, and many startups. As an early Googler (she joined when there were 500 employees; she left nine years later when there were 50,000), She has been in a fair share of war rooms and fire drills, and have crafted scores of posts covering products and pivots, shakeups, corporate apologies, and company culture. More recently she advised a range of companies that want a strategy (or a reality check) on their messages and the content they produce.

Sometimes friends introduce her as someone who “knows everybody.” Of course, that’s not true, but usually, she does know who everyone is. That may be her secret power, along with common sense: she can see around corners, ask questions that matter, all in order to help get to the next steps and real solutions for teams, companies, and individuals.

It appears that in-person events are coming back. I am scheduled to speak at the Texpo Treasury and Financial conference in Austin Texas in late April. South by Southwest kicks off before this episode will publish. I thought this would be a good time to discuss networking in this new world as I expect many of you are out of practice and have a bit of anxiety about getting back out there.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community. Make sure and 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.

Mar 7, 2022

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This week I am speaking with a graduate from the Career Pivot community, Vicki Soll. Vicki wandered around a lot in her career in the high-tech industry. She did okay but was never really happy. Vicki has found her happy place in her early 60s teaching, training, and developing curriculum targeting older adults.

I think many of you will relate to her story as she kept taking jobs throughout her career that she knew were not right for her because she wanted the paycheck. What we do not mention Vicki married later in life, and therefore, for most of her career, she was completely dependent on her own income. I cannot tell you the number of highly successful single women in their 50s who I have coached who have this underlying fear of becoming a bag lady, alone and homeless. Making career decisions based on fear of running out of money is not uncommon in this demographic.

Vicki has found her happy spot in her career and it has been my real joy watching her shift her mindset over about 3 years.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community. Make sure and 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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