Pivot: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Pivot containing key details about the book.

What is Pivot About?

Pivot by Jenny Blake is a book that provides a practical roadmap and tools for individuals to navigate career changes and make strategic pivots in their professional lives, by identifying their strengths, passions, and values, and using them to build a fulfilling and successful career.

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Pivot draws from the author's own experiences and those of other successful pivoters, she has created a four-stage process that teaches anyone how to seamlessly and continually. It is for anyone searching for an answer to the question "what's next?" Whether you have hit a plateau in your perfect-on-paper job, are considering taking on a new role in your current job, are thinking about starting your own business, or want to move into a new industry altogether, one thing remains clear: Your career success depends on your ability to determine your next best move. If change is the only constant, let's get better at it.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Pivot

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* Pivot is a mindset, not just a one-time event. It’s about continually exploring new possibilities and experimenting with different directions to find your best path forward.

* The four-stage Pivot Method consists of: 1) Plant - laying the foundation for your pivot; 2) Scan - looking for opportunities and assessing your options; 3) Pilot - testing your ideas and gathering feedback; and 4) Launch - taking action and putting your pivot into practice.

* In order to pivot successfully, you need to build a support network of people who can help you along the way. This includes mentors, advisors, peers, and cheerleaders who can provide guidance, accountability, and encouragement.

* It’s important to cultivate a growth mindset and embrace the learning process. Be open to feedback, experimentation, and iteration, and view failure as a natural and necessary part of the pivot journey.

* The most effective pivots are those that align with your strengths, values, and vision for the future. Take the time to reflect on what you truly want and what makes you unique, and use that as a guide for your pivot decisions.

* Finally, be prepared to take action and make bold moves when necessary. Don’t let fear or uncertainty hold you back from pursuing your dreams and exploring new possibilities. Instead, embrace the pivot mindset and take the next step towards your best future.

Who is the author of Pivot?

Jenny Blake, author of the award-winning book Pivot and co-creator of Google’s acclaimed Career Guru coaching program, is back with her signature blend of heart-based operating principles and practical tools.

What are good quotes from Pivot?

“What you can plan is too small for you to live.”

“You can learn to enjoy calculated risk and uncertainty in exchange for adventure, flexibility, freedom, and opportunity.”

― Jenny Blake, Pivot

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Book details

  • Print length: 272 Pages
  • Genre: Business, Nonfiction, Self Help

What are the chapters in Pivot?

Chapter 1: Calibrate Your Compass
Chapter 2: Put a Pin in It
Chapter 3: Fuel Your Engine
Chapter 4: Fund Your Runway
Chapter 5: Bolster the Gaps
Chapter 6: Bridge the Caps
Chapter 7: Make Yourself Discoverable
Chapter 8: Get Scrappy
Chapter 9: Pause, Review, Repeat
Chapter 10: Build First, Courage Seond
Chapter 11: Flip Failure

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: "If you don't manage your career, who will? Jenny Blake is here to remind us that we live in a different time, and the possibilities are endless—as long as we're willing to pivot." — Seth Godin, author of What To Do When It's Your Turn

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in furthering your personal development, I invite you to check out my list of favorite personal development books page. On this page, you'll find a curated list of books that have personally impacted my life, each with a summary and key lessons.

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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