I'm sharing some big personal pivot news in this week's solo episode . . . I am starting a two year Masters program at Union Theological Seminary this fall! It's a partner school to Columbia here in New York City, and if it seems to come out of the blue for you, don't worry—it did for me too! I got the idea, applied and accepted in a matter of weeks earlier this Spring. It seems fitting to share now, given that my 7-year solopreneurship anniversary was just yesterday — I'm looking forward to seeing where these next two years take me :)
This week I take you behind-the-scenes into my own pivot process around how I arrived at this decision—unpacking tools like intuition, following hits of curiosity, weighing pros and cons, taking just the one next step, and accepting remaining unknowns. As I shared in Episode 100, I have no idea where this will end up, but I'm putting myself in the path of pivot—immersing myself in a new environment and seeing where it takes me :)
Want to follow this back-to-school journey even more closely? I encourage you to join us in Momentum, where I'll be sharing more details along the way in my twice monthly Q&A calls, and possibly even creating a spinoff book club from my reading lists from class :)
Topics I Cover
- Following curiosity rabbit holes
- Taking the one next step before making a major decision; no need to decide before it’s time
- Connecting with friendtors like Dorie, Dev, Kamara; looking toward mentors-from-afar (Krista Tippett's On Being podcast, Oprah's Super Soul Conversations)
- The “what would I be proud to share?” test
- Intuition, putting yourself in the environment to get a body reading
- Risk/reward - is it worth pursuing, even with remaining unknowns?
- Developing expertise based on strengths and interests (spirituality, reading)
- Overlap between my personal interests and area for development, greater expertise
Personal Pivot Update: My Big News and the Decision-Making Process Behind It
- Previous Pivot Podcasts: Episode 100, Jason Wang, Dev Ajula, Penney & Jenny Show series, Elizabeth Grace Saunders, Michele Rigby Assad, Jeffrey Shaw, Penney Peirce, Dr. Thomas Andrew, Emily Bennington, Adam Chaloeicheep
- Podcasts: Everyday Changemakers, On Being (fun fact: Krista Tippet also has a Theology degree!), Oprah's Super Soul Conversations
- Courses: Delegation Ninja, (He)Art of Podcasting (launches in August!)
- Jumpstart your next moves by working with one of the Pivot Coaches—two 45-minute calls with unlimited email in-between
- Union Theological Seminary Website
- Dorie Clark, Harvard Divinity School
- Article: How Duchamp's Urinal Changed Art Forever
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