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October 26, 2016, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…Undercover Talents

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Oct 26

“Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible with talent is genius.” –Henri Frederic Amiel

Ever notice that someone has to hold up a mirror for you to see the nose on your own face?

That’s the way it is for many of us around our most natural and blended-into-the-wallpaper gifts and talents.

In supporting individuals in both career and Back Forty bigger Self-expressions, we help folks explore their so-easy-it’s-unnoticeable gifts and talents picked up along the road of life.

For example, I was recently acknowledged by a minister for whom I write a weekly promotional blurb, used to advertise his congregational talk each week. For me, it takes 30 seconds to a minute to pop it out once he emails me his general topic. For him, he says it would take hours and be like shoving needles in his eyes.

Be On Alert: there are things you do amazingly and unnoticeably but, if pointed out, you operate under the assumption “Oh, that’s no big deal…anyone can do that.”

But guess what?? They can’t!! And you can!!

Discerning and acknowledging your own closer-than-your-breath and nearer-than-your-hands-and-feet aptitudes can be a great boost to Self-esteem…and possibly even point you in directions of fulfillment you’ve heretofore been blind to.

Got undercover talents?

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” –Leo Buscaglia

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.