Planning Your Pivot by Standing in Your Strengths

A summary of Pivot by Jenny Blake, part 1: Plant.

Lindsey Danis
The Joyful Writer

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Start by defining your values and goals in a positive way (what you want , not what you don’t want). Then you can evaluate opportunities through the lenses of values and goals.

Map out your values , your must haves, then put it where you can see it for constant motivation. If you’re not sure what you value, get quiet and pay attention to little signals until it becomes clearer.

Keep a shortlist of activities and habits that make you feel your best.

A 5-year plan is too long given the pace of change. Instead make a highly motivating detailed 1 or 2-year vision statement that will guide you through the pivot. Ask yourself:

  • What do I want to feel 1 year from now?
  • What would smashing success look like 1 year from now?

Once you have a working statement get down to the nitty gritty: what type of work are you doing? What impact is this work having? What are you earning? Where are you living? How are you taking care of your health?

Rather than fear imposter syndrome, think that it’s a sign you are moving out of comfort and into your stretch zone.

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Lindsey Danis
The Joyful Writer

Writer. Traveler. Queer. Passionate about self employment, LGBTQ finance and the writing life. Visit me at http://www.lindseydanis.com