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March 1, 2023 – JOLT – Personalizing Your March Forward

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Mar 01

“Start marching forward, even when into the new and unknown, and don’t be deterred by obstacles.”

– Daphne Koller

Personalizing your March Forward

Here are some questions for (metaphorically) making the March observances personal to you:

March 2 Texas Independence Day: How can you rise from your own Alamo loss and create a new, independent future? And kiss a Texan.
March 7 Purim Ends: Where can you celebrate coming back from what seemed like near certain death? And kiss a Jewish friend.
March 8 International Women’s Day: In what ways can you acknowledge and empower the women in your life, and the world? And kiss a female friend.
March 10 Harriet Tubman Day: What can you do to support freedom from slavery of all kinds, even if it’s yourself from a job, schedule, business or relationship? And kiss a Black friend.
March 15 Ides of March: What are the debts you can settle, while avoiding knives out? And kiss a soothsayer.
March 17 St Patrick’s Day: What snakes do you deserve to be rid of? And kiss an Irish friend.
March 20 Spring Equinox: Where do you need to balance your days and nights, your work and your life overall? And kiss anyone.
March 22 Ramadan Begins: How could some fasting, prayer and reflection make you a better contribution to your community? And kiss a Muslim friend.
March 29 Vietnam War Veterans Day: What wars are you fighting that could actually be unnecessary? And kiss a veteran.
March 31 Cesar Chavez Day: Where might you need to press the exisiting system to ensure the highest good for all? And kiss a farm worker.
Some themes pop out for your personal March, yes?

  • Independence
  • Freedom
  • Cleaning up your internal and external environments
  • Making the effort to achieve balance within yourself and in the world
  • Kissing a lot of varied folks to create more unity!

May your March Forward be wildly freed up and full of new possibilities!

Think differently, play better.


CareerGuy and Back Forty Freedom Flier

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

– Walt Disney

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.