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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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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.

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