“When all is said and done, more is said than done.” –Lou Holtz
One of the “rules” to break that I outline in my recent book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, when it comes to not only career but life as a whole is “Do it Right!”.
Not to besmirch the quality of excellence, and yet how many grand plans and worthy ambitions never even peek at the light of day because of our wanting to do it “right”?
Very often, our penchant for perfection renders us paralyzed.
Just consider for a moment: how many have told you they are going to write a book “one day”? Learn a language “some day”? Volunteer for a worthy cause “when I get a chance”? Make a career/life/relationship change “when things settle down”?
Last time I checked, things have yet to “settle down”.
To quote Gilda Radner’s Roseanne Roseannadanna from the 70’s Saturday Night Live: “It’s always something.” The overall question is: who are we going to be in the face of that something?
Forget, for the moment, the overwhelming and monumental project of the book, the language, the cause or the change. What can you simply do for 15 minutes today to forward even one of those goals? And guess what? 15 + 15 + 15 + 15 + 15…starts to look like action and change to me!
“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” –Jordan Belfort
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.