Podcast: How To Go From 9 to Thrive
I had the incredible honor of being a guest on the personal development podcast Switch, Pivot or Quit. This opportunity came about serendipitously (thanks to an incredible friend, Chantelle Tankson, who recommended me for the podcast without event telling me) - I had made it a professional goal to do more podcasts (and video) this next year because it’s something I’ve been putting off. Don’t you just love when you put an intention out there (even when you’re not sure you’re ready for it) and the universe forces you to just start?!
I want to tell you more about the incredible host of Switch, Pivot or Quit. She had me at first SMS. This woman is empowering by nature and wisdom just oozes from her. She is a woman who just goes for it and makes things happen. Virtual BFFs, meet Ahyiana Angel.
Ahyiana Angel is the Founder of Mayzie Media, a podcast network with content curated for women, and host of the personal development podcast Switch, Pivot or Quit. A traditionally published author, Ahyiana is a seasoned executor who eventually blocked out the world’s ideas of success, quit her highly coveted position at the NBA, moved to London and traveled the world for a stint, then followed her passion in writing to find her purpose in encouragement through podcasting. Mastering the art of note-worthy ideation, Ahyiana taps into her more than 12 years of professional business marketing experience to lend her thoughts on professional development, digital marketing, contemporary brand styling and more. However, Ahyiana enters her zone of genius when speaking to audiences about any of her 4 Ps: publicity, publishing, personal development and podcasting. Ahyiana and her work have been featured by Forbes, Black Enterprise, The Muse, Career Contessa, Create & Cultivate and more. The Switch, Pivot or Quit Podcast is listed among Apple’s curated “Bold Women” collection and has also been featured by girlboss.com, “The 6 Best Podcasts To Listen To For Career Advice” as well as entrepreneur.com, “12 Women-Run Podcasts You Should Be Listening To.”
On this episode of Switch, Pivot or Quit. we dig into topics like mental health, finances, and JOMO (joy of missing out!). Buckle up because this is a very full and juicy chat!
What we’re talking about:
My early eagerness to work
How I learned the skills of marketing with no formal work history in the space
How I transitioned careers from education to marketing
Being an “influencer”
The perks of a 9-5
Turning loss into purpose
Why it’s important for me to post on social when I’m not having a good day
Tips for being a content creator