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 80 | Upside Down Thinking
  At times we find ourselves in a state of fear. This fear blocks any opportunities for success that may arise. This leads TED speaker, award-winning social entrepreneur and somatic intelligence life coach, Chen Lizra, to believe that people are actually more afraid to succeed than to fail. She explains that this is the reason why so many end up self-sabotaging – pain and struggle seem more familiar and therefore comfortable. Yet many people continue with their old ways, succumbing to fear. Chen takes us into a path of learning how to live and think into greatness through somatic intelligence and the importance of feeling and learning through the body. 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
After trying over and over again to get fast access to good talent, Nathan Hirsch decided to build a process himself. Nathan is a serial entrepreneur and expert in remote hiring and eCommerce. He started his first eCommerce business out of his college dorm room which sold over $25 million online. He is now the co-founder and CEO of FreeeUp.com, a marketplace that connects businesses with pre-vetted freelancers in eCommerce, digital marketing and much more. Nathan shares how he applies pivotal lessons from his first entrepreneurial venture, including how FreeeUp got started. He also discusses online hiring tactics and his take on the key steps to problem-solving. 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
PR 78 | Create Happiness Intentionally
  It’s very easy to get sucked into the swirling waters of daily life, with its responsibilities and plateful of tasks. It’s so easy to become frazzled, frenzied, and pressured, resulting in living in an unconsciously created state of overwhelm. According to communications expert, brand consultant, and executive coach Sam Horn, the antidote is creating intentional happiness. How? By getting out of your head, becoming calm and coming to your senses. Sam believes that the happiness we seek is available anytime we want and at a moment’s notice. We see deeply when we are 100% present. As the Henry Miller quote says, when we give close attention to anything, even a blade of grass becomes an indescribably beautiful work. Sam talks about what happiness means and shares how she’s been able to handle pivots, adversity, and stress. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on
PR 76 | Gratitude And Attitude
  Life, whether personal or business-related, is very much like football, according to pro-footballer-turned-entrepreneur and President of Extreme Focus, Shane Austin. You have to be prepared and work hard to develop the mental and physical fortitude required to succeed in every facet of life. So much of that requires gratitude and the right attitude. Shane shares the learning and values he acquired from playing professional football and how he applies them daily. He also lets us in on the bits and pieces he’s learned from others, in both football and business, by observing their attitudes towards challenges. He rounds it all up by sharing his rituals for resilience. 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
Jennifer McLean believes that the soul is our guiding force. She contents that if we listen to it’s inspirations and impulses, it will guide us on a pathway so much better than our minds could ever imagine. Jennifer is an internationally acclaimed healer, author, speaker, edge pusher, and transformational change agent. The battle of her life has been to listen to the soul and not the fears, worries, upsets, and stresses that the mind creates. As a result, she is the creator of the renowned healing accelerant, the Spontaneous Transformation Technique (STT), that delivers instant transformation and healing in seven to ten minutes. Jennifer shares that, on paper, she was the definition of success. Yet, she was burnt out and unhappy in her business and life. Jennifer unpacks the challenges she faced and the pivot she did in order for her to finally love her life. Enjoy more episodes of
  Colin Morgan is a professional golfer turned successful entrepreneur who now hosts the popular business podcast, The Daily Grind. He also runs the company, Plan 2 Profit, with his father Paul Morgan. Colin shares his most impactful pivot stories and success rituals, including when he came to the realization that golf wasn’t for him (despite it driving most of his life!). As a result, Colin believes that self-awareness and understanding who you are and “what you do” lead to better things. When Colin came face to face with this shift in identity, he realized that he’d never know where to start until he became more conscious and self-aware. Colin shares his journey of self-awareness and how learning who you are and what you are meant to do will drive everything. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. Looking
What brings us personal and professional joy? Sheri Salata has learned that it’s handling what’s in front of you ….. with love. Sheri is the co-host of the popular podcast series This Is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy and co-founder of the media company STORY and Orange Dragon Productions. Sheri was also an executive producer of the Oprah Winfrey show where she gained a valuable piece of advice that informed her next twenty years: do the job she has and do it well and don’t worry about what’s next. Sheri says it’s not always the right advice for everybody, but her focus without expectation led to her running the Oprah Winfrey show. Learn more about Sheri’s beliefs about loving what you’re doing, creating resilience, and opportunities to pivot in positive new directions. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player.
The real key to happiness is knowing who you are. Most of us are so lost in everyday life that we don’t know what our purpose is, what we are good at, and what truly brings us joy. Most of us are caught up in only focusing on wanting to make a comfortable living. Japanese novelist Ken Honda, known as the “Warren Buffet of Japan”, argues that if you know who you are and what you’re supposed to do, you can still be happy even though you may not have money. Ken discovered that if you do what you love, you’re more likely to succeed than pursuing something you don’t like. Ken discusses the findings from his many books that have supported people in their quest to do what they love and who, in the process, find happiness and money. What can you do to find who you are? Enjoy
PR 71 | Create Your Own Life Experience
  Award-winning filmmaker, educator and creativity coach Barnet Bain believes that you can consciously create your own life experience – including how people experience you. Barnet shares his strategies for how to do this, including the willingness to be brand new in the very next moment. He also discusses the role of humility as a great foundation for a successful pivot. Of course, it’s harder to let go of the things that worked for you than the things that didn’t work for you. Yet the humility to allow something entirely new in enables you to pivot. Learn how you can both discover something new and allow yourself to be discovered BY something new. 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
Maria Nemeth helps purpose-driven people everywhere see their greatness and bring it to life. Maria is a lifelong agent for social change. She believes in the great creative opportunity represented by change and our ability to embrace it. Maria is the author of two highly acclaimed books, both of which give people an immediate way to begin putting success principles into practice in their lives. An expert in leadership excellence, personal and professional development and financial empowerment, Maria is the founder and director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence which works in the nonprofit, profit and government sectors. Maria talks about social change, the concept behind her books, and stepping out and choosing how we’re going to live our lives. 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