March 12, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day -

March 12, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Mar 12

“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” –Oscar Wilde

How many of our days are shaped by an attitude that one day is simply an extension of the next…and that what we hold as “the way it is” today will continue to be that way tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.

It gives our ego some feeling of security to feel that we “know” what’s possible and what’s not, but what if the only thing in stone is the 6 inches of masonry between our ears?

To allow the unexpected, we have to let go of what we “know”, which we’re not wired to do…because we’re wired for safety. But a focus on safety doesn’t launch bold dreams.

If you DIDN’T know “the way it is” in a particular area of your life today, and were open to create something as simply “possible” — in your life, your relationships, your career — who would you talk to, what action would you take, what support would you get?

Got not knowing?

“Most people want to be circled by safety, not by the unexpected. The unexpected can take you out. But the unexpected can also take you over and change your life. Put a heart in your body where a stone used to be.” –Ron Hall

Q & A
Media Source: Fortune, Anne Fisher

Topic: “6 Networking Mistakes That Job Seekers Make”

Reporter Query: Please respond to a subscriber’s dilemma:

“I keep hearing that tapping my network of professional contacts is a far better approach than responding to ads and, based on my own experience in my past jobs, I know it’s true. My problem is that I really hesitate to get in touch with former colleagues and other acquaintances I haven’t seen or spoken with in years.”

CareerGuy Response: Hi Anne, In my job search workshops, when I ask people to tell me what they think networking is, they usually say, ‘Getting in touch with my business contacts to let them know I’m looking for work and asking if they know of anything. The trouble is that, if you ask for ‘anything,’ you just might get it.  See Full Article…

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.