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July 7, 2021 – JOLT – Second-Half Risky Business?

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Jul 07

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

Helen Keller

Even though we all want to start out on top. . .

we all know that it’s what’s on the scoreboard at the end of the game that matters.

Question: with the first half of 2021 under your belt, what are you playing for now, in what ways are you stretching now, and who are you committed to becoming now?

There’s always grand plans at the beginning of a year. And, with all that we’ve been through (and still dealing with, to a great degree), it would be easy to just try to find a comfortable, easy zone to now hang out in.

But, guess what: life is either a growing or declining business. . .there’s no “hanging out” in place.

So, there’s a second half of the game called your post-pandemic-year life staring you in the face. What will you do to risk, to amp your heartbeat, to build more muscle, and in what area?

Did Covid sour your pre-pandemic career-growth aspirations?

Has Covid-butt hung around more than Covid itself, and some body work is in order?

With PPP and PUA in your rear-view mirror, is it time to create a new growth plan for your business?

Was Spring in the air but masking got in the way of your new relationship interests?

What risky business are YOU going to take on to have 2021 wrap up in six months with YOU being stretched, expanded and having become more of who you want to be?

Don’t miss your halftime huddle and the opportunity to play bigger. You have a big score ahead.

I’ll discuss this more today at noon PST in my regular Wednesday Facebook Live video for our new Back Forty Midlife Fliers group (see the link above and join us).

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Check it out here – https://www.careersecrets.com/dream-job-landing-pad – and let me know if you have any questions.

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This is the structure that will have you becoming stronger and better out of whatever career challenges you’ve been through: https://www.careersecrets.com/dream-job-landing-pad.

Think differently, play better.


CareerGuy and Back Forty Freedom Flier


Got second-half risky business?

“If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”

Neil Gaiman

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.