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February 3, 2021 – JOLT – Can I Interest You in a Monthly Clean Slate?

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Feb 03

“If I don’t think about anything and start with a clean slate, in terms of what I have to do, a lot of different ideas come up, and I can think about things more openly.”
– Namie Amuro

Elvis sang “If every day could be just like Christmas”…

but what if the beginning of every month could be just like New Years?

At least, in today’s world, why the heck not? We can use every bit of empowering mindset manipulations available these days, yes?

Remember when the New Year started, just 34 days ago, and there was this overall excitement at beginning newly, afresh with new hopes, intentions and possibilities for a better life, a happier year and a greater YOU?

OK, so 34 days have come and gone and some of those possibilities have been challenged. You may have already even become frustrated at moving those intentions forward.

But, do you realize that you have a unique access to power that enables you to refresh at any moment? It’s called your mind and imagination.

Ralph Waldo Emerson says this about ending a day:

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
How about, for this year in particular, we give ourselves the right to end and begin every month this way?

OK, sure, you can play at the elite level and do it daily too.

Think differently, play better.


CareerGuy and Back Forty Freedom Flier 

Got monthly slate wipe?

“This year? Clean slate. Of course my past is checkered. But we’re dealing with the now.”
 Simeon Rice

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.