“Got’sta make hay when the sun is shinin’
Can’t waste time when it comes time to dance.”- The Heart, Needtobreathe
Sometimes having it good…
creates its own thermostatic stopping point.
You know, like the thermostat on your air conditioner or heater sets a bottom or high point beyond which it won’t keep cooling or heating.
Often, we don’t have things as much as we’d like them, so we strive to get to that next level (in career, life, etc) out of a position of weakness and want.
Yet, when we get to (or close to) that desire, it can sometimes turn into a stopping point on the high end.
For example, when it comes to, say, your career, you may have some goal and you strive to achieve it. If you’re smart, once you do, you set higher goal, vs sitting comfortably in that now old goal.
Employment rates are at an all-time high. If you’re currently settled, rather than sit back in a role or goal of the past, this could be the best time to “trade up” by either finding a better opportunity in the same career or finally making that long-pondered switch to a different career…and possibly better work-life balance.
If your business is booming, it may be the best time to use that upward thrust to develop methods and systems to go to an even higher level…vs simply try to stem the tide.
It’s easy to get others (or ourselves) to make changes when they’re necessary.
It’s a whole other thing to get others (or ourselves) to make changes aspiration-proactively.
Yet, operating from strength is a vastly different experience than operating from weakness.
What in your life, right now, is about the best you could ever imagine it being? Now, how can you take it up a level?
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Got proactive aspirations?
“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” – Jack Dixon
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.
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