April 16, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day - CareerGuy.com

April 16, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Apr 16

“Our intention creates our reality.” –Wayne Dyer

Our dreams–around career, purpose, and life in general–are just that because they don’t currently exist in reality.

Perhaps there are several elements involved in creating an environment in which dreams actually come to pass and merge with reality.

One, undoubtedly, is unspoken INTENTION, which carries a huge, hidden power back of it. The whole “law of attraction” movement is based on this unseen but highly determinant initiator of what comes our way.

Yet, perhaps another element is what takes place in our speaking…a declaration of not only a possibility but an actual investment into that possibility: COMMITMENT.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.” –William Hutchison Murray

Nonetheless, all talk and $1.95 will get you a cup of coffee. Therefore, the third critical element to creating a dream-magnet playing field is obviously ACTION.

Question: in this holiday week of joy and celebration, can YOU apply these three ingredients to something important in YOUR life? I’ll bet you can!

Got trifecta?

“Enough words have been exchanged; now at last let me see some deeds!” –Goethe

Q & A
Media Source: WomansDay.com
Topic: “10 Things Not to Say on a Job Interview”

Reporter Query: “Hi! I’m working on a story for WomansDay.com called 10 Things Not to Say on a Job Interview. I’m looking for a few different types of sources: 1. Have you ever hired for a position and heard a candidate say something that totally ruined their chances of nabbing the job? I’d love to speak with you! I can, of course, change your name. 2. I’d also like to speak with recruiters about why you should never say certain statements during an interview, plus what to say instead in order to succeed. Thanks! Amanda”

CareerGuy Response: “Hi Amanda, As to your query, realize that what I’m about to say will sound downright preposterous and even counter-productive…but hear me out. The worst thing to say in a job interview is that you really, really, really, really, really need/want/must have/are desperate for this job! Need and desperation work in job search as well as they do in dating!”

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 BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.