“You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we’re playing a game. It’s a business, it’s our job, but I don’t think you can do well unless you’re having fun.” –Derek Jeter
Does the undone “to do” list steal the stage?
Do unexpected interruptions get treated like a red-headed stepchild?
When a seeming roadblock challenges progress, does it color the day darkly?
Though we often forget, we have the opportunity at all times to pivot our thinking toward another view.
“Thank God I have more to dos! And thank God I have the means, mind and motivation to do them!”
“How great that some person, predicament or piece of information came along to motivate me to stretch my mind and/or my means!”
“I obviously didn’t take everything into account, so how perfect that this wall appeared for me to learn to get over!”
Maybe it sounds like a Pollyanna way to live, but does the other way leave us playful at the end of the day?
“I am going to keep having fun every day I have left, because there is no other way of life. You just have to decide whether you are a Tigger or an Eeyore.” –Randy Pausch
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.
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