“If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” –Ray Bradbury
I don’t know if you’re like me. When a new year starts, I can feel a bit of excited apprehension. Did I wrap up the last year well? Am I all set to go for this new year? Will I be able to grow and expand and evolve in the next 12 months in the ways I want? Did I tidy up my space and make it clean and focused for good work ahead?
I can get a bit caught up in the questions surrounding this whole made up ritual based on made up time and made up meanings around a clock ticking from 11:59 on Dec. 31 to 12am on Jan. 1.
And yet, hopefully, I remember that, just like most folks never feel “ready” to have children, I don’t necessarily have to feel “ready” to birth a new year. The resources and way will show themselves and, just like we somehow raise kids from newborn to out of the house, this new year will grow up too. Life will continue to grow and expand as long as I am daring enough to be committed to grow and expand…be it Jan. 1, or Aug. 9 or Nov. 16.
“We are always getting ready to live…but never living.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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