May 14, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day -

May 14, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

May 14

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” –Arnold J. Toynbee

I was running between appointments yesterday, with my full list of to-dos guiding my intentions to be productive, effective and efficient.

And then, on the sidewalk, I saw a little styrofoam glider, a child’s toy airplane, just laying there.

In my grand plan to succeed in my day, I simply walked past it…but then caught myself. I used to have gliders like that! And some kid somewhere had used it to gain the same immediate and unmitigated joy I used to, when responsibilities were simpler or non-existent.

Which reminded me that, in the midst of forward movement, play must have it’s place.

So, as a little ritual to anchor the insight, I turned around, picked it up, and gave it a good thrust into the air.

In what way, today, can you bring a sense of wonder or unstructured glee to your career or dream development?

Got play?

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” -– Albert Einstein

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.