Is it possible to optimize your career for money and meaning simultaneously? Or does one always take the lead?
We explore this and more in today’s conversation with author, career and business strategist and international speaker Jenny Blake.
Jenny helps people organize their brains, move beyond burnout and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love. Her latest book, Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One dives deep into how to methodically make your next career move by doubling down on what is already working.With two years at a technology start-up as the first employee, five years at Google on the Training and Career Development teams, and over five years of running her own business, Jenny combines her love of technology with her superpower of simplifying complexity to help clients through big transitions — often to pivot their career or business.
We talk through her own personal pivots that lead her to leave the clout of Google, write her first book, find herself in NYC with a dwindling bank account and what she did about it when confusion, uncertainty and fear crept in. She even turns the tables on me to share some behind the scenes pivoting happening in Good Life Project.
My new book – How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom – is available for pre-order now! It’s a joyful, story-driven, engaging and eye-opening deep dive into what really makes a difference in your pursuit of a meaningful, alive and connected life.