During this time of quarantine and social distancing, there is a lot more free time throughout the day to read books, catch up on shows, listen to podcasts, etc.
If you are looking for a new podcast to subscribe to, we cannot recommend this one enough.
Former Portland Trail Blazers Meyers Leonard and his wife Elle have started their own podcast called Pivot Point. The two share thoughts and stories about what matters most.
Currently, the duo have dropped three episodes so far.
[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon].
Episode 01: The Importance Of Being More Than One Thing
In their first episode of The Pivot Point, Meyers and Elle discuss the importance of “never being just one thing.” They reveal how they have discovered and embraced each of their individual hyphens. The episode concludes with the inspiration and meaning behind the name of this podcast, The Pivot Point.
Pivot Point represents a fundamental shift in a narrative. We have as individuals and as a couple taken time in our story to stop and say ‘is this the direction we need to continue’ and alter that direction which were key insights in our lives and some of the most valuable experiences we’ve ever had. — Elle Leonard
Episode 02: The Power of Choice
Living in a very usual time with COVID-19 sweeping the nation, Meyers and Elle Leonard discuss the “Power of Choice” and how making conscious decisions to daily activities completely shifts one’s perspective. The episode concludes with a never-before-told story about a time when Meyers disappeared for 24 hours.
It’s this shift in perspective. We are choosing to individually be away from our routine and our people to make us all collectively better. And when you have the decision to change, grow, be challenged, that’s when you feel empowered. That’s when you can take ownership in whatever situation you’re thrown into. — Elle Leonard
Meyers and Elle also recommend a book that the two couldn’t put down.
‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ is a self-help book by Robin Sharma, a writer and motivational speaker.
Episode 03: 2020 Vision & Actions Towards Equality
In preparation for the new year, we heard a lot of talk about the “20/20 Vision” that this year would bring. While it is safe to say that 2020 hasn’t been what we expected, Meyers and Elle question if it has, in fact, fulfilled exactly what we intended. Has this year given us clarity on what is most important? Has it forced us to step back and see our typical actions different? Meyers and Elle discuss the major events of 2020 such as Kobe’s death, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter movement. The podcast ends with a candid conversation about how important it is to take action in our nation’s fight against systemic racism.
The two also share a TED Talk from Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff: How We Can Male Racism a Solvable Problem - And Improve Policing