April 20, 2016, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day...Opportunity Creation - CareerGuy.com

April 20, 2016, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…Opportunity Creation

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Apr 20

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” –Albert Einstein

How much of our day is spent in the standard going-through-the-motions and how much is actually spent creating the completely new?

There’s a safety in the busy-ness of the old…because we get to retain a sense of who we are, knowing ourselves from one day to the next.

And yet, to get up in the morning and not recognize ourselves in the mirror because of the innovative thinking, being and doing of the day before…that’s a singular sensation.

New opportunity isn’t created easily. There’s such a torrential headwind trying to force us into complacency and mediocrity.

But how much unrecognizeability could even 5% more of our day spent on creating buy us?

Got opportunity creation?

“If you are not actively seeking and creating opportunities, which always contain an element of risk, you are actually exposing yourself to more serious risks in the long term.” –Tony Buzan

About the Author

DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.