Our Mission - Why did I write Life Pivot?

Life Pivot started as no more than a conversation with trusted friends. It became a manuscript but it is now more than that. There are too many significant conversations to ignore. We are on a mission.

Life Pivot Book

Life Pivot Book

We want to see individuals take hold of their uniqueness and align what they do next in life with their real gifts, passions, weaknesses, personality and motivations. If we can help even one person take hold of this, then the ripple effect on our world could be immeasurable.

The problem of scripts

Whether you know it or not we live our lives based on scripts that were handed to us by influential people, education and our culture. We do more and more of the things that gain us approval. The problem is, often those things are at odds with who we are on the inside. This creates a conflict. There can be outer success but inner anxiety when you just know there is more to you than your LinkedIn profile reveals. In fact, a 2013 Gallup poll found that 87% of people felt little emotional connection to what they do as a job. That is a real problem if you spend 2/3 of your life working. What we do in life matters to us and those we love. Maybe it is time for a Life Pivot.

I have written this book not because I have found this whole area easy but quite the opposite. I have found it a struggle. I hope to share my insights, ideas and experiences with you so that you can answer these big questions for yourself.

Author of Life Pivot, Brad Askew

Author of Life Pivot, Brad Askew

‘You are Here’

When feeling lost, the first step is to put yourself on the map. We need to find the magic words, ‘You are Here’. Sadly, due to too many voices, and the passage of time too many people find it incredibly hard to identify and articulate what their real gifts, passions, weaknesses, personality and motivations are. How do you find out? The answer is to be found in going on a journey of inner discovery and re-discovering what really makes us, us.

Pivot

A Pivot is a turn or change in direction. Entrepreneurs are all too familiar with this concept. You start off with a set of assumptions which may later prove to be right or wrong. A start-up is released into the wild and by paying close attention to what happens in reality it is possible to later change direction (a pivot) in a way that fits the new found reality. As individuals, there comes a time when we have enough miles/kilometres on the clock to pause for a review and look objectively at what our unique experiences have taught us . With those insights we can pivot into a new path that is well suited to us and we can flourish.

My Vision

  1. For many to read this book

    To get this book into the hands of as many of the right people as possible. If the 87% Gallup Poll is even vaguely true then there are many people whose most fruitful and fulfilling years lie ahead. The book is available from this website and from Amazon. Our main tool for getting the word out is ‘Word of Mouth’.

  2. To create Tools & Communities to help people PIVOT