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February 13, 2019 – JOLT – Making second-best best

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Feb 13

“There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.”- Teresa of Avila

We often think we know what’s best…

for us, and even for many of those around us.

Our amassed wisdom, whims, wants and wishful thinking tell us the preferred and ideal path.

And, yet, those routes or results aren’t always realized.

We then have two tracks of thought to choose between:

1) What went wrong?

2) What went right?

Neither track is “correct,” and you might even, temporarily, start down one before choosing to jump track.

Yet, it’s pretty clear that one will, ultimately, leave you empowered, while the other will, ultimately, leave you disempowered.

Look, what will follow your ideal not turning out will initially seem “second-best”…but for only as long as you stay on Track 1.

The question is, how fast can you move yourself to second-best being best?

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“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”- John Wooden

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.