How To Develop PIVOT-Ability And Take Your Business and Life To The Next Level
When you Pivot, you have the ability to choose your path without being constrained by the fears and limiting beliefs that hold so many back. You can find leadership opportunities that are right for you where others saw none. You transform from a self-centered, reactive, and stressed out person into someone who helps others find their passion, and as a result, becomes passionate in the process.
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Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Adam Markel in this episode:
- How Adam went from being a workaholic attorney to becoming a transformational leader
- How to get clear on what you really want in life
- Joe and Adam discuss how to learn faster, make more money, and become a leader
- Adam shares how to be happier, more peaceful, and more purposeful
- How to embrace fear and turn it into creativity, power and opportunity
- Why failing could be the key to helping you grow faster and get bigger, better results
- How to increase the quality of your life, elevate your circumstances and become more authentic
- Fear is what stops people from being their best selves.
- Do people need to hit bottom before they change their lives?
- People need to be taken to a place where they see themselves and discover what they’ve forgotten about themselves.
- “I’d made several million dollars before I was thirty…but I was miserable.”
- Adam almost had a heart attack at 38 – and decided that something needed to change.
- “Any transformation begins with awareness” – Adam started his own transformation by reading books.
- Getting your life going is about clarity and momentum.
- “Ask not of divine providence more riches, but more wisdom.”
- Adam’s mantra for his teaching: “It’s not about me” – He focuses on serving people.
- Speaking to an audience of people has everything to do with intention – if you’re going to improve the lives of the people you’re speaking to, then that comes through.
- If you want to be able to be successful in life or business, you need to be able to sell.
- Enroll yourself. How can you get anything done if you don’t get leverage over yourself and your rituals?
- Changes don’t have to be difficult.
- Everyone’s an expert in the techniques that have got them to where they are now.
- Sometimes unlearning is even more important than learning.
- People don’t want to make mistakes – and that’s a problem.
- Making a few small changes constantly can change the trajectory of your life.
- Youtube started as a video dating site – they saw what wasn’t working, made small changes, and became incredibly successful.
- Adam wrote Pivot for his kids.
- The most effective way to learn something is to teach it.
- You don’t have to put everything on the line in order to make a change.
- Make little changes – one domino at a time.
- Examine where your beliefs come from and make a conscious choice about them
- Letting go: release the thoughts and beliefs that don’t help you.
- Create a new vision for your life.
- “Success without fulfillment feels like failure.”
- Find processes – learning, working out, teaching – that keep you in an engaged state.
- In order to be a great teacher, you have to be a great student.
- Sometimes you just need to get out of your own head.
- Talk to your fear – acknowledge that it serves you sometimes, but doesn’t serve you right now.
- “What’s the creative opportunity?”
- Know who you are at the core.
- The most challenging thing in the world is seeing your own blindspots.
- Decide who you want in your world: the stakeholders, the mentors and the friends.
- Be kind and grateful to the people around you.
- What people call genius is just redundancy – consistently practicing the same thing.
- Practice Gratitude. Ask what am I grateful for?
- Each day, wake up… put your feet on the floor, stand up, and say I love my life
- Don’t be afraid to fail. Fail fast and learn your lessons.
- How do you know when to stick with something, versus when to stop digging?