August 25, 2021 - JOLT - Expansive Fomenting For You? -

August 25, 2021 – JOLT – Expansive Fomenting For You?

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Aug 25

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

Anais Nin


The damn rub with growth and development. . .

is that it usually comes through crisis.

Because we like our comfy comfort zones, and have bought into the belief that life is about getting secure and comfy enough that we don’t have to stretch ourselves anymore, we usually need a brick against the head to actually invite more expansion into our lives — physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually — because the default direction is shrinkage.

It’s been said that our life is either growing or shrinking, nowhere in between.

What if life was more than getting to a cushy place, such as “retirement,” and rather about greater and greater expression of our Self and what we’re capable of?

If you’re not in that cushy place of sitting back yet, then you don’t need an instigator to keep you moving toward more growth. . .yet more inspiration never hurts.

If you do have the option of sitting on the sidelines now, here’s you might want to play with the rest of us:

Since crisis is most often necessary for big change to occur, if you happen to be interested in some changes in your life and don’t have a current crisis to be handled, what crisis can you foment?

To “foment” means “to instigate or foster (discord, rebellion, etc.); promote the growth or development of.” When it comes to a crisis, to foment means to make one up.

Why make up a crisis?? To foster growth, because in the end you either actively choose an ever-widening expansive world in which to engage or, by default, you accept the incredible shrinking world that just naturally occurs.

I’ll discuss this more today at noon PST in the regular Wednesday Facebook Live video in our Back Forty Midlife Fliers group (join us here).

If you’re interested in fomenting a crisis around your career, check out a FREE 15-minute educational video my HR executive wife and I put together to support you to be ready for fall career hiring.

Yes, you’d be amazed how, beyond a good resume, your being in a position to meet the thought-leaders, hiring professionals and executives in an authentic research mode can initiate way more traction than the typical front-door application approach. And, best thing is, you’re making those connections in a more personal and relationship-building way, which is way more fun and way less pressured.

Check it out here – – and let me know if you have any questions.

BTW, it’s a BRAND SPANKING NEW program with some polish, nips and tucks to be implemented. . .which is why we’re offering a HUGE discount for our initial beta testers. The tuition will increase in September, so NOW is the time to engage. . .and get a leg up on other fall job seekers.

This is the structure that will have you becoming stronger and better out of whatever career challenges you’ve been through:

Think differently, play better.


CareerGuy and Back Forty Freedom Flier


Got fomented crisis boost?

“Every crisis is an opportunity to shrink or expand.”

– Unknown

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 and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.