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[EPISODE] The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life
This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes International Speaker, Bestselling Author and Executive Business Mentor, Adam Markel.
After building a multi-million dollar law firm, Adam reinvented his own career path to become CEO of one of the largest business and personal growth training companies in the world. Adam credits much of his success to the principles he learned as a Jones Beach lifeguard in New York.
Adam is currently the CEO of More Love Media, Inc., a company that works with individuals and organizations to build work cultures of greater unity, resilience and connection.
Adam’s latest book is the bestselling PIVOT: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life . Adam also hosts The Conscious PIVOT Podcast , where he shares his insights on pivoting in today’s fast paced marketplace.
Sam opens with quotes from Abraham and the Universe, having to deal with the circumstantiality of the world around us, relating the real value of experience as opposed to money, the way we process our feelings of compassion, and the responses we receive when we put these emotions out into the universe. Today’s guest, Adam Markel, soon joins in with his thoughts about finding an internal balance during turbulent periods in one’s life.
Adam opens this segment by giving the audience a brief description of his background in prior careers. He talks about his career as a lifeguard. He shares a memorable story of how him and other lifeguards had to search for a missing swimmer. After that experience, he remembers what his boss told him; “no one goes down on our watch”. That lesson stuck with him for the rest of his life. He was happy that he had a work environment like that. He went on to become a lawyer, and he saw his career as he was “guarding” his clients. He also talks about how he was “guarding” his finances and his family. He speaks of the moment when he realized his life was not going the way he planned; he was working too much and missing out on his family time. Adam and his wife eventually worked out a plan for their family. Instead of quitting his job, he just shifted his life a bit; and soon wrote the book, PIVOT: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life. He ends the segment by reassuring the audience how you don’t have to quit; you can pivot your life to make things better..
Adams begins this segment by talking about his experience doing a TEDx talk. Sam has Adam talk about the dynamics and principals that have changed in society since he did his life pivot versus now. Adam talks about people’s biggest challenges when trying to pivot today. He believes that the mindset is the universal challenge. People are fearful of change. He believes people are addicted to safety. Adam talks about how our mindset was adopted at an early age. We were all taught that mistakes/failure are bad things.
Adam give his opinion on a statement that Sam made earlier, about focusing on what we want versus what we don’t want. He talks about how there are certain technology companies that urges mistakes. This happens, so they can save money instead of continuing to produce a project that’s going to eventually fail. Adam says that kind of work environment and mindset creates resilience. Adam talks about how to build resilience. He says we train/build it like a muscle. He says the first way to build resilience is to look at a situation differently; reframe the situation. He says to look for what the creative opportunity is within that situation. He goes on by giving a few more tips on how to build resilience. The show ends with the guys talking about how mental recovery is a major factor in resilience as well. He shares a no-cost resilience assessment tool that you can find at www.client.ResilienceCulture.com