Pivotability Index: What's your pIQ?
This assessment will help you understand your current level Pivotability: how open, flexible and agile you are to change. Don’t spend too long analyzing the questions or what you “should” say — answer quickly and honestly, with what first comes to mind. Your responses are anonymous and will not be shared. At the end, you will get your results along with accompanying resources to enhance your Pivotability, and the option to win a signed copy of Pivot when it comes out in September!
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Challenges or setbacks make me stronger. *

     
 
I have a platform or community where I share ideas and expertise. *

     
 
There is not much you can do about how intelligent you are. *

     
 
I am confident in my ability to earn a living on my own (as self-employed) if/when that might be necessary. *

     
 
I have career changes in mind, but am waiting until I achieve greater financial security to make them. *

     
 
I frequently connect like-minded people with each other. *

     
 
I do not have many friends or professional contacts that I can count on to help me out. *

     
 
I am anxious about getting laid off, or losing my biggest clients if self-employed. *

     
 
I am often strapped for cash. *

     
 
I feel free to choose what direction to take my career next. *

     
 
I tend to end things (projects, relationships) quickly, often not giving them a chance. *

     
 
Money is not a deciding factor in my career choices. *

     
 
I feel like I am operating “in the zone” — leveraging my professional strengths — at least 80% of the time. *

     
 
I have a strong network of friends and professional contacts who help me out, and vice versa. *

     
 
I seek approval from friends and family before making most decisions. *

     
 
I think about future opportunities often. *

     
 
I spend time at work wishing I was doing something else. *

     
 
I believe there are enough resources and opportunities for everyone. *

     
 
I struggle to find clients or professional opportunities that interest me. *

     
 
I am seen as an expert in at least one area of my profession. *

     
 
I see my work more than a job; it is personally meaningful to me. *

     
 
People who know me would say I understand their thoughts and feelings. *

     
 
Financial security is more important to me than freedom over what types of projects I work on. *

     
 
I research problems for a long time before making decisions. *

     
 
People frequently turn to me for information and advice. *

     
 
Freedom over how I spend my time is more important to me than financial security. *

     
 
I believe success comes to those who work at it, not just those who are smart. *

     
 
I have an emergency fund to support me if I were out of work for several months. *

     
 
I tend to stay in situations beyond the point of when I know it is time to leave. *

     
 
I have financial debt that keeps me from making life choices, such as student loans, credit card debt, or mortgage payments. *

     
 
I am usually one of the first in my group to get new technology, tools or software. *

     
 
I am the primary breadwinner supporting one or more people, such as a spouse, kids, and/or elderly parent/s. *

     
 
I like to keep my ideas to myself. *

     
 
My work pays the bills, but I am not very passionate about it. *

     
 
I enjoy troubleshooting and can work my way to a solution when stuck. *

     
 
I am comfortable with uncertainty. *

     
 
Clients, potential employers, or colleagues often seek me out for new opportunities. *

     
 
I enjoy taking classes and teaching myself new things. *

     
 
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Thank you! And now for your results...

Security Seeker
You tend to prefer tried and true, proven, solutions to creating new ways of doing things. A high need for control and stability, or financial constraints, keep you on chosen paths for long stretches. Personal satisfaction and self-esteem rarely enter into work considerations. 

For some, security is an accomplishment, and a driving motivation in life. For others, security seeking is a way to avoid anxiety. You may have feelings of "work dread," but hold back on taking action. You react to opportunities slowly and cautiously. If you are a security seeker who is financially strapped, you may be unhappy but also feel trapped at the same time. Security seekers do well when they can set small, achievable goals and make progress toward them. Choose things that challenge you, but that don’t send you into your panic zone.

Next Steps:
Look for small positive shifts you can make in your work and financial life.
Check out the following resources:
Pivot Podcast: Reinvent Yourself with James Altucher: http://bit.ly/PPAltucher
Pivot Podcast: How to Find Your Zone of Genius with Laura Garnett: http://bit.ly/PPGarnett
Ideal Day Madlib Template: http://bit.ly/Tidealday
Knowns vs. Unknowns Templatehttp://bit.ly/TKnownsUnknowns
Financial Modeling Template: http://bit.ly/Tfinancialmodeling

Additional Resources:
Podcasts: Pivot Podcast (http://pivotmethod.com/podcast), RoboPsych Podcast (http://www.robopsych.com/)
Buy the book: PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One (http://bit.ly/pivotbook)
Download a sample chapter: http://bit.ly/pivotHNG
Pivot Toolkit: http://PivotMethod.com/toolkit  

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Measured Pivoter

You enjoy taking on new projects and learning new skills, but aren’t always sure where to direct your attention. You may not be fully using your innate talents, but you are exploring what they are and how to amplify them. You are good at improving existing programs, and do well under direction from others. In general you feel good about the status quo; daily life doesn’t demand much deep thinking about the direction of your career. At minimum, work is “fine.”

You are both open to and somewhat fearful of change; you are willing to make moves, but not without long periods of reflection, talking with others, and analyzing options. Sometimes you wait so long that change chooses you; fear overrules planning for the future and taking action steps. At times you may find yourself waiting for inspiration to strike, hoping for an "aha moment" or idea that you can pursue. Measured pivoters do well when they identify stretch goals and pursue them. Choose things that challenge you, but that don’t send you into your panic zone.

Next Steps:
Identify the opportunities and changes that would make the biggest impact on your life and work projects, and start taking the first strategic steps toward making them happen.

Check out the following resources:
Pivot Podcast: 
Stand Out: Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following w/ Dorie Clark: http://bit.ly/PPStandOut
Pivot Podcast: Reinvent Yourself in 2016 — with James Altucher: http://bit.ly/PPAltucher
Professional Development Strategyhttp://bit.ly/2aeHNdI
Decision-Making Template: http://bit.ly/Tdecisionmaking

Additional Resources:
Podcasts:
 Pivot Podcast (http://pivotmethod.com/podcast), RoboPsych Podcast (http://www.robopsych.com/)
Buy the book: 
PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One (http://bit.ly/pivotbook)
Download the sample chapter on what it means to be a high net growth individual: 
http://bit.ly/pivotHNG
Sign-up for a one-month Jumpstart with a Pivot Coach: 
http://PivotMethod.com/coaching/
Pivot Toolkit
:
http://PivotMethod.com/toolkit

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Pivot Pro 
You are a highly flexible individual who nurtures dreams tempered with a realistic point of view. You regularly evaluate potentially productive options. You are self-aware as well as empathetic to the needs of others. You know yourself—your strengths and shortcomings—and how to make the most of them. You have a history of, and willingness to try new things and a strong desire to make an impact on others' lives.

You strive for achievement and actively seek situations that give you the best chance to fulfill both needs and wants. You enjoy situations that promise surprises, and thrive in dynamic work environments and job roles. You have a giver mentality, in that you are willing and interested in helping others. You are challenged, excited, and motivated to get out of bed every day. You are actively learning; work may be unpredictable, but you feel engaged. Be mindful about investing thoughtfully in opportunities and seeing them through.

As a Pivot Pro, consider doubling-down on your existing strengths: build your platform and expertise even further, connect with like-minded people who inspire you, and reflect on the impact you want to make. Identify compelling opportunities that challenge you and will apply your strengths to the fullest. What is currently working best? What are some asymmetric bets, as author Nassim Taleb would say, that have low risk but high potential upside?

Next Steps: 
You’re already a Pivot Pro, so turn your attention toward making the biggest impact you can with your work.
Check out the following resources: 
Pivot Podcast: Illuminate: How to Lead a Movement with Nancy Duarte: http://bit.ly/PPIlluminate
Pivot Podcast: Opt Out: Say No to Good So You Can Say Yes to Great: http://bit.ly/PPOptOut
Pivot Podcast: Success on Your Own Terms with Derek Sivers: http://bit.ly/PPSivers
Quarterly Focus Trackerhttp://bit.ly/29YrZK9

Additional Resources:
Podcasts: 
Pivot Podcast (http://pivotmethod.com/podcast), RoboPsychPodcast (http://www.robopsych.com/)
Buy the book: 
PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One: http://bit.ly/pivotbook
Download a sample chapter on what it means to be a high net growth individual: http://bit.ly/pivotHNG
Sign-up for a one-month Jumpstart with a Pivot Coach: 
http://pivotmethod.com/coaching/
Pivot Toolkit
:
http://PivotMethod.com/toolkit

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