Adam Markel Blog

Essential Elements of Power Rituals

Just as every pivot is different, so is each pivoter’s ritual. Some people meditate, and others choose simple, quiet contemplation. Whereas you might begin your ritual with a morning run, another person might begin his or hers with journaling and a cup of tea. In...

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Curating The People In Your Life

According to Jewish law, at the age of thirteen a boy becomes a man and is accountable for his actions—he becomes a bar mitzvah and a full member of the Jewish community. At the time I became a teenager that meant attending Hebrew school regularly to prepare for my...

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Pivotal Habits

If you’ve ever tried to start a new habit, such as exercising or eating better, you have firsthand experience with habits. You also know how difficult it can be—in fact, it can seem downright impossible at times. Yet forming new habits is critical to pivoting. In...

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Baby Stepping Your Pivot

MY FRIEND Marie had a huge, inspiring vision. Her dream was to save animals that were abused or unwanted or that had owners who were no longer able to care for them. She wanted her rescue to be world-renowned so that people would seek her out when an animal that she...

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A True Confession

Sometimes TRANSFORMING is as simple as giving yourself over to your true identity, your true self. A TRUE CONFESSION: In my pre-pivot years, I was quite different from how I am now. I was scrappy, ultra-competitive, and very quick to argue. I wasn’t mean-spirited, but...

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In this podcast, I explore the concept of identity as a critical tool for a successful pivot. I use the term "superhero formula" because of the analogy of the superhero, Clark Kent aka Superman, who goes into a phone booth with one identify and emerges with a...

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This is a very special podcast for me as I welcome my oldest daughter, Chelsea Markel, onto the show!  It is with great pleasure and pride that we sat together to explore the concept of Radical Self-Love and why it's an ESSENTIAL part of a conscious, sustainable, and...

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IDENTITY & SELF-LOVE

Decades ago, a plastic surgeon, Maxwell Maltz, began to notice some patterns in his patients. In many cases, the patterns were positive ones. Patients who were disfigured in accidents would have their self-esteem restored after reconstructive surgery. People who had...

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Letting Go Of “The Plan”

Letting Go of “The Plan”   Keith’s experience is hardly unique. We’ve all had setbacks and felt the disappointment of things not going according to plan. What was unique about Keith was his realization that perhaps the planning itself was the problem. “I decided...

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Pivoting Requires Forgiveness

You need to let go to find clarity.   Even when we intellectually understand the concept of letting go, it’s not always easy. Letting go in principle and letting go in practice can be very different things. Over the years I have trained, coached, and counseled...

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In my second podcast, I discuss the concept of what I call "pivoting elegantly". The compounding levels of change that we're all dealing with right now make it much more critical to work on our skills of adapting. We need to leverage change, instead of letting it take...

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How To Baby-Step Your Pivot

Here’s how you can use baby steps to turn pivoting from an overwhelming giant leap into something manageable. Step 1: Break Your Dream into Smaller Pieces No matter how seemingly large, complex, or overwhelming, every pivot can be broken down— divided from larger...

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Turning New Year Resolutions Into Rituals

We’ve all heard it many times -- New Year’s resolutions don’t stick. It’s been said that more than 80% of people don’t stick to their resolutions beyond the first 3 weeks of the New Year. Rather than writing another pseudo-scientific diatribe on why that’s the case,...

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