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Pivot - The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

Author: Jenny Blake

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Self-improvement

Themes: Business, Growth, Career Changes

Format: Kindle

Finished: September 7, 2016

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If you are at a sticking point in your career, project, or life plan, this book is for you.

While a lot of books on this subject tell you to follow your passion and shoot for the stars, Jenny Blake brings her advice down to ground-level and teaches you a method for how you can actually identify, test out, and make the shift you’ve been craving.

This book is full of practical, actionable advice that has been put to the test and worked for countless people. The examples in the book are sure to inspire you and give you confidence that it will work for you, too.

Besides for the exercises in the book that allow you to immediately apply what you just read (which is the best way to learn!), the book’s companion website has a toolkit with a goldmine of additional resources.

Takeaways

  1. Pivoting to your next project or venture first starts with what you are doing well now. Plant yourself there and keep yourself stable first.
  2. Find what is adjacent to your current skill set and run low-cost tests on those adjacent possibilities to find what you like and can naturally pick up. You are learning through this process and growing. Once you find one of the tests working, plan your pivot.
  3. I need to become more open to being okay with not knowing exactly what is coming next. Not everything has to be planned, some things, such as discovery, are a process.