December 25, 2013, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day Holiday Edition -

December 25, 2013, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day Holiday Edition

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Dec 25

“Oh why can’t every day be like Christmas? Why can’t that feeling go on endlessly? For if every day could be just like Christmas, what a wonderful world this would be.” –Elvis Presley, Christmas Album

I grew up in the south: Texas, flavored by Louisiana, with parents from Baton Rouge.

So, Elvis was big…and the album I remember spinning the most on this day was the Elvis Christmas Album.

Recently a friend emailed me saying “Love you and your newsletter, but I don’t like the name!” Inquiring into her concern, she explained to me “It’s good that Wednesday is hump day, because the end of the work week is coming.”

I shared with her my vision of every day having the same fun, fulfilled and joyous feeling that most folks only experience on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

What if Wednesday felt no different, and we were so tickled in what we were doing that we no longer had to imagine ourselves overcoming the stuff we don’t like so that we could downslope into the stuff we do like?

So today which, this year particularly, requires the least unhumping of any Wednesday, I wish for you that this feeling of joy be carried forward endlessly throughout your weeks in the coming year.

To turn a quote from Marsha Sinetar, “Do what you love, and the [everyday joy] will follow.”

Got daily tickledness?

“You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” –John Lennon, Imagine

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.