You win some, you learn some…
and, therefore, you always win.
Easy to say, yet requires a mountain of growth to live. . .ESPECIALLY as we mature in life (aka, grow older).
The tendency in later years is to avoid trying something new until we feel assured we’re going to win, because we don’t want to “look bad” or fall on our face. Saving “face” is everything. . .so we end up not even trying.
But that makes life more the same, or even less. We shrink rather than grow. We climb inside a proverbial “box” versus continue to find our greater and greater Self expression.
Seriously: look at any area of later-in-life living and check to see if folks are taking chances and continuing to learn or playing it safe while “looking good” and you’ll find a lot more on the safe side.
If you’re interested in more Self expression — in your career, in your relationships, in your health & fitness, in your finances, in your dreams and purpose — then, at some point, you have to start taking chances, playing “first” (before you have the i’s dotted and t’s crossed), and assuming the risk of winning by learning.
Choose the Blue Pill, stay safe. Choose the Red Pill, face exciting uncertainty and grow.
If the latter appeals to you, I encourage you to take advantage of the last hours of the pre-order campaign for The Back Forty: 7 Essential Embraces to Launch Life’s Radical Second Half, my newest book available until tonight at 8pm PST at https://publishizer.com/the-back-forty/
Should I have waited until Covid and the world’s chaos had passed to launch this pre-order campaign? Maybe. . .but that’s retrospective Blue Pill living. The Back Forty is about the courage to take risks later in life to become who we came here to be and do what we came here to do. And that only happens by getting on the playing field.
You’ll find lots of bonuses available with your pre-order if you get it in today, which I’m DOUBLING for these last hours (1 coaching session becomes 2, etc.). And, we will get to start playing together immediately as we move into the New Year to not only make-over ourselves but help to make over our world.
See the bonuses (you’ll get DOUBLE what you see), pick an option to receive the only ever first-run autographed copy of The Back Forty in the New Year, and let’s start Red Pill living together!
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“You take the blue pill…the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill…you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
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.