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EP50Embracing the Pivot


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If the first few months are any indication, PIVOT will be the word of 2020. The Coronavirus has everyone rethinking their business models—and their lives. What worked before might not work anymore. Or maybe, you don’t want it to. Listen in as Allison Andrews shares what she’s learned about pivots and embracing the unknown!

Question Highlights

  • What have you learned the most about the pivot?
  • Fear stops a lot of people from making a pivot. How do you push through when you’re anxious or scared?
  • Can you tell us about Mile Marker 50? How have you had to pivot that project in light of COVID-19?
  • You say pivots and mile markers go hand in hand. Can you tell us more about that?
  • Now that you’re 50, what do you wish you would have known when you were 30?
  • Tell us about the children’s book you have coming out soon. What can you share about the publishing process?
  • What is your advice to someone who’s considering a pivot out of a ‘safe job’ but thinks it’s too late for them?
  • What are you afraid of right now?

In this episode, you will learn about…

  • How to look at a pivot as God’s redirection to something better
  • Allison’s strategy for postponing fear with 10 seconds of bravery
  • What Allison has learned about embracing the unknown through COVID-19
  • Allison’s four F’s for getting through any pivot
  • How we fall for the myth of certainty + lose sight of WHY we’re chasing big things
  • How Allison reframes rejection as part of the publishing process
  • Why the best bet you can make is on yourself
  • The similarities between anxiety and excitement
  • The value in developing nurturing, smart partnerships with other women

Show Notes

If the first few months are any indication, PIVOT will be the word that best describes 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has everyone rethinking not just their business models, but their lives.

What worked before might not work anymore. Or maybe, you don’t want it to.

Allison Andrews is an Emmy award-winning news producer and writer who left a successful career in television to start Andrews Creative, a firm that helps small brands and Fortune 500 companies tell their stories. Allison’s work has been featured in The Washington Post, Time Magazine and Good Housekeeping, and she was in the middle of a new project, Mile Marker 50, when COVID-19 shifted her plans to take 50 trips to celebrate her 50th birthday in 2020.

On this episode of The Live Out Loud Show, Allison joins Brooke to share what she’s learned about the pivot, explaining what she does to push through the anxiety and fear associated with making a change. She describes how the Coronavirus pandemic forced her to pivot the Mile Marker 50 project and reflects on what she’s learned about embracing the unknown as a result. Listen in for Allison’s insight on the myth of certainty and learn why it’s never too late to bet on YOURSELF.

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