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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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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.

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