113: Making a Conscious Pivot with Adam Markel

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Adam Markel a recognized expert in the integration of business and personal development, speaker, and author.

Here’s what Travis and Adam discuss in this episode:

  • About Adam Markel
    • Hosts the Conscious Pivot Podcast.
    • Pivoting is a euphemism for change in life.
    • To do something new and different is intriguing.
    • Change often also produces a struggle because things don’t stay the same and aren’t intended to.
      • There’s no stopping change, change is a constant.
    • We can choose whether we’ll ride the wave of change, surf the wave of change, or resist change.
      • We feel as if we’re protecting ourselves, etc.
    • Spent 18 years as a practicing attorney in New Jersey.
    • 8-9 years ago, he’d wake up in the morning feeling anxious and he didn’t love what he did.
    • He had to decide if he’d play the game of protecting himself or question it all.
  • How do you know if it’s the right time to pivot?
    • There’s a difference generationally in how you handle the misery and mediocrity.
    • There are a lot of burned out teachers teaching kids who feel trapped.
    • The current generation is more empowered with opportunity that they don’t necessarily have to do something that sucks.
    • It’s the extremes that cause people pain.
      • There’s an extreme that one generation is based completely on feelings and the other is based on loyalty to a company.
    • His book was originally birthed to help his kids, they quickly realized it would help everyone.
  • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
    • It’s a combination, you need to know when to quit vs. having blind loyalty or playing it safe.
    • In some cases, he’s succeeded because of the people he was around.
    • In other cases, his life experience helped him succeed.
    • Your environment is stronger than anything else.
      • Curating the environment of people in your life is the most important
    • Pivot people come into your life to make you better.
      • The “stakeholders,” those who are closest to you.
      • The “mentors,” they’ve been to a place on the mountain that you’ve never been.
      • The “peer group,” or a mastermind, there’s something miraculous about when a few people come together in harmony to plan.

The Random Round:

      • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
        • Professional tennis player
      • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
        • King
        • He was a brave man doing something unthinkable with a vision.
      • How do you like to consume content best, books, blogs, podcasts, or videos?
        • Books, audiobooks
      • What is a book you’ve read that you’d highly recommend?
        • The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
      • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine
        • Wake up and have a prayer or gratitude to wake up tomorrow.
          • Wake up
          • Be grateful
          • Declare out loud “I love my life, I love my life, I love my life.”
        • What is your go-to pump up song?
          • Peace of Mind by Boston
        • What are you not very good at?
          • Certain aspects of technology
        • What is one place where we can find you online?
          • A gift to listeners – startmypivot.com – Get your Start my Pivot Guide for free!
          • Adammarkel.com/podcast

Tweetable Quotes:

  • To do something new and different is intriguing.
  • It’s the extremes that cause people pain.
  • The current generation is more empowered with opportunity that they don’t necessarily have to do something that sucks.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.com– Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

Adammarkel.com/podcast – Adam’s podcast

Pivot – Adam Markel’s book

FREE GIFT from Adam at StartMyPivot.com

Leave a Comment