March 24, 2021 - JOLT - Urging for Emerging? -

March 24, 2021 – JOLT – Urging for Emerging?

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Mar 24
“I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly.”
– William Stafford

The image of the butterfly looms large. . .

as we continue to crack out into the world ahead.

It won’t be “normal.” It won’t be a “new normal.” It will be mysterious and unpredictable.

Of course, that drives us crazy. We don’t want to have to think or be constantly alert. We believe that by some whack-a-mole process of knocking down one problem after another we will somehow arrive at peace.

But, as in the actual Whac-A-Mole arcade game, peace only comes and the moles only subside when the game is over.

Perhaps some serenity can be found in the midst of the game by accepting that moles ARE (and will forever be) and whacks are NECESSARY (and will forever be). Even holding this thing called “life” in the context of a GAME can be a source of peace in the face of ongoing moles and whacks.

A couple major holidays are on our doorstep, both involving the theme of emergence. As we embrace them, and our world-community emerging from a historical whack, perhaps we can find some hope in the idea of new beginnings.

Even as times are all so serious. . .perhaps a side wink, nudge and smile directed at one another in acknowledgment of the butterfly game we all signed up for can create some much needed space for the mystery to unfold.

Think differently, play a better game. Think differently, play better.


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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.