November 26, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day...with 1 Year of Thanks! -

November 26, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…with 1 Year of Thanks!

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Nov 26

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.” –Albert Schweitzer

Who rekindled your light this year? This may be a perfect time to let them know.

So, I’m hereby letting YOU know!

I’m thankful to you for letting me share, hopefully, a word of inspiration each week for the past year. I launched this weekly missive before Thanksgiving last year without really knowing how it would land and/or (honestly) if I could be counted on to stick with it!

To my deep delight, I’ve received many replies back from folks over the last 12 months who’ve said it serves its purpose: to help view our work, life and career a little differently so that we might, one day, no longer worship a “hump day” from which to desperately slide toward the end of the week.

If we love what we do, and our work and play cannot be distinquished from one another, what need is there for a “hump day” anyway?

Yet, the big bonus was learning how much I enjoy the opportunity each week to put together, for my own growth, the thoughts I need to hear for myself. I then share them with you.

If you get uplifted out of this deal, that’s a bonus. And you gotta know, I write them to set my own self straight!

So, I’m hugely thankful for your listening and getting any JOLTs (Job Overhauls/Life Transformations) out of this for yourself…and appreciate your rekindling my light by enjoying these ideas with me.

Again, who rekindled your light this year? This may be a perfect time to let them know.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Got gratitude?

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” –Melody Beattie

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.