The Conscious PIVOT Podcast

From entrepreneurship and leadership – to purpose and spirituality – the Conscious PIVOT Podcast is the place for powerful insights, interviews, stories, tools, and actionable advice from people who have successfully reinvented some area of their business and personal life. Gain greater insights to navigate your own pivot, learn how to fully embrace new opportunities, increase your performance, master the art and science of innovation and resilience, and love your life!

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PR 89 | Sales Mindset
  Feeling good about sales is the foundation for success in business. Entrepreneur, keynote speaker, podcast host and author of the bestselling business book, It’s Time to Sell: Cultivating the Sales Mind-Set, Chris Spurvey helps turn business owners and new sales professionals into confident and effective sellers. Chris has sold over $300 million in consulting services and has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and professionals in their efforts to close more business and create win-win relationships with their clients. He shares with us a sales mindset that can move us from a stereotypical approach to true authenticity. He also shares some tips on opening even more doors by tapping into and leveraging the unique part of our own personalities and identities. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. Looking for more wisdom, resources and support for your own business
PR 88 | Human Potential
  The beautiful thing about being human is that we have the power to change not only our lives but others as well. Stewart Emery is on a mission to prove the value of that. Stewart is an internationally acclaimed educator, author, world-class speaker and in-demand expert on the psychology of greatness. He’s also been named as one of the ten most influential people in the Human Potential Movement. Stewart walks us through his expertise on human potential and talks about how to think of our external circumstances in relation to our internal circumstances – or that which is internal to us. Stewart talks about the media and his own experiences, leading into to the importance of contextualizing all of this in a world where we catastrophize things on a daily basis. Stewart stresses the importance of living with kindness, emphasizing how it begins by loving yourself. Enjoy more episodes
PR 87 | Harmony
  People are often told to achieve balance in life. However, for Dr. Ivan Misner, founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI and dubbed by CNN as the “Father of Modern Networking,” balance is unachievable. Debunking that myth, Dr. Misner gives us reasons why we should aim for harmony instead of balance. He believes that nobody is perfect and we can’t spin too many plates all at once. He shares with us our need for margins in life, including taking some time apart from your business. Sharing his own journey to success, Dr. Misner talks about where the idea for BNI came from and how he incubated it. He also gives some great advice about thinking back to your why, the importance of resilience in business and life and what it means to reinvent your identity. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on
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  Creating abundance of every kind, including in the area of money and business, is a really useful thing. Peta Kelly says sometimes it’s difficult to stay in balance but it’s really possible to create harmony in all these areas. Peta is a mother, an entrepreneur, a seven-figure earner, and author of the book, Earth Is Hiring, a playful guidebook for millennials about what Mother Earth is asking of us as individuals and a collective. With a dream to become a doctor by the time she was 25, Peta took the path that most people her age took. Six months into her Ph.D. scholarship, she started seeing signs in her body and that she was no longer on the right path. Peta took a leap of faith and left her Ph.D. and turned to entrepreneurship. Now, she is helping her generation understand what evolution has given us in our DNA
PR 84 | Podcast Interview Marketing
  Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Drawing on his engineering, corporate, and e-commerce inbound marketing experience, Tom Schwab is an expert on building online businesses. Tom is the author of Podcast Guest Profits: Grow your business with a targeted interview strategy, the founder of Interview Valet, and the category king of podcast interview marketing. He helps thought leaders, coaches, authors, speaker, and emerging brands get featured on leading podcasts their ideal prospects are already listening to, and then helps them to turn listeners into customers. Tom shares his insights on how potential customers are using the internet to find solutions to their problems. Tom speaks on how podcast interview marketing can be used to reach targeted audiences and convert listeners into customers. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast
PR 83 | Following The Bubbles
  Pivoting is about change. It’s about evolution and innovation. Dave Kalama has a lot of experience in this arena, being a pioneer and prolific innovator in water sports. His story is larger than life and interesting in so many ways. He is – and has been – everything from a big wave, tow-in, stand up paddle (SUP) surfer – to a racer, shaper, windsurfer, even a private adventure guide. Dave shares his experience of committing to a lifestyle that, while risky at times and not necessarily financially prosperous, is one of the richest for feeding your soul and creating memories. He talks about how he and close friend, Laird Hamilton, have collaborated on some of the most incredible things, all for the good of the sport. Dave shares his incredible journey as well as his recipe for pivoting and what the metaphor of “simply following the bubble” means. Enjoy more
PR 82 | Limiting Patterns
  Bad things can happen, even to people that are in a good place. What’s important is how we respond to it. Life and business strategist Chris Salem believes the problem and the solution are in the same place – within ourselves. Chris advocates going within to identify our limiting patterns that are the root cause to many issues and problems in our business and personal lives. Chris adds that we then need to resolve the root cause at the source. He explains that once you truly release it from your system, you will have the ability to find a real solution, adopt better habits and disciplines, as well as create a specific life or business strategy that takes you to where you want to go. Learn more about Chris’ process to identify our limiting patterns and finding your true purpose. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at
PR 82 | Super Change
Just like Alvin Toffler believed, the new brain, the new education, the new leader of tomorrow is one that can pivot and embrace super change. Someone with the skills to learn much faster, unlearn faster, and relearn even faster. We’re in a constant “go mode” now. More than ever, the pace of life, of change, of pretty much everything is exponentially greater which creates a different environment for conducting business. Berny Dohrmann, economist, investment banker, and founder and chairman of Forbes.com’s #1 Must Attend Business Conference shares that it’s an environment where people are not only able to collaborate and cooperate, but they’re also acquiring new skill sets. Berny discusses this and more from his book, Super Change, including the form of disruption we’re seeing in the world today. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. Looking for more
Life can sometimes throw us into pretty unexpected places. And some aren’t just accidents. Professional coach, speaker, and facilitator Johnny Blackburn believes that everything happens for a reason – like pivoting our life towards something better. Showing up for those moments and tapping into the present will allow them to transform you. Johnny discusses our connections, his book, Presence that teaches us how to find expressions beyond words. He also covers topics from our nervous system, resilience, technology, and authenticity. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. Looking for more wisdom, resources and support for your own business or personal pivot? Join our incredible PIVOT community on Facebook at pivotFB.com and visit StartMyPIVOT.com to download your free Kickstart Guide! — Watch the Episode Here: Listen to the Episode Here: Read the Show Notes Here: Tapping Into Presence, The Nervous
Consciousness is the basis of all material reality. But what produces our consciousness? That’s what Mark Gober explores in An End to Upside Down Thinking, his new book that challenges our fundamental belief about consciousness. Mark is an author whose worldview was turned upside down in late 2016 when he learned of phenomena that threaten the prevailing view in science that consciousness comes from the brain. After researching extensively for nearly a year, he became convinced that a paradigm shift was in order: biology does not produce consciousness; rather, consciousness produces biology. Mark talks about his concept of consciousness and how affects everything from our happiness to the way we live. He recounts his journey exploring compelling scientific evidence from diverse disciplines such as quantum physics, psychic phenomena, near-death experiences, and beyond. With his book, Mark aims to shift our view of the human potential and understand the true nature