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It’s common for people to build a business or start a career and then see it all start to fall apart. We may begin to lose that sense of fulfillment, or our sales start to suffer. This doesn’t mean we are failures or aren’t good enough. You’ve probably just outgrown your current situation. It may be time for you or your business to pivot and find a new direction.

Becoming trapped in thoughts of “what’s going wrong” is something we all do. But it’s just that; a trap. These points aren’t crises, they are opportunities for growth and change. The best thing we can do is shift our focus to what is working, and begin to grow in that direction. Sometimes these changes can be minor, and other times they may be giant leaps.

Jenny Blake joins us on this episode of Creative Warriors to discuss her book Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One. She discusses exactly what a pivot means, and the four stages you have to take in order to make a successful pivot. Don’t miss out on this advice, because even if you aren’t in need of a pivot right now – you will be at some point.


“There is no better time. We are all so lucky to be entrepreneurs in this technology environment that we are in.” -Jenny Blake 

Highlights –

  • “That which you can plan is too small for you to live” -David White
  • Surrender and cultivate serenity.
  • You don’t wait for flow, you invite it.
  • Have wind up and wind down rituals each day.
  • It’s surprising to see what your brain can let go of and come up with when it’s free of clutter.
  • For every moment that goes wrong, there’s a moment that goes right.
  • Pivots are the new normal in business.
  • When an original marketing strategy is not long we working, a business has to pivot to stay alive.
  • Pivots are not a bad thing. They are a result of our success and because we have outgrown our business.
  • Sometimes we look too far outside of ourselves for the answers.

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Resources –

  • 12 Must-Have Mindsets for Uncommon Entrepreneurs! A FREE tool for Creative Warriors to help you get clear on the ways you need to think differently to get the results you want. We’ve been handed a whole bunch of malarky about who we are and how business works that simply doesn’t work for us. It’s time to set it straight! This tool will give you the insights you need to think your way to success as a Creative Warrior and keep you on track.
  • Check out the Creative Warriors RESOURCE page! A collection of the best companies, hand-selected, to help you succeed! You’ll find vendors, services, products, and programs to help you Create, Serve, and Be Prosperous! All these companies have been used and approved by Jeffrey and most are used every day in his business.
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