“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” –Steve Jobs
I’ve recently been toying with the idea of unrecognizeability.
What would it be like to have life be unrecognizeable? What if we became unrecognizeable to ourselves…such as doing things outside our comfort zones or dropping set ideas of the way “it is”, the way “they are”, and the way “I am”?
In Zen, the term “beginner’s mind” captures the idea of seeing things brand spanking newly (my flavor added).
How would your relationships, your career and your possibilities appear if there was no past surrounding them and everything was open, free range?
Today, take one area that means a lot to you…and drop all your ideas of the way it “is”. Quit being the expert. Then, create something new from that place. A wild new action. A bold request. An out-of-the-box and courageous initiative. Because from that place, anything is possible.
“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” –Shunryu Suzuki
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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