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December 3, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Dec 03

“Everything starts as somebody’s daydream.” –Larry Niven

Maybe I’m the last to hear it, but I recently saw a banner with the phrase “Never quit your daydream.”

Isn’t that the most perfect affirmation for holding on beyond hope, persisting in the face of delays and no results, and keeping the light on in the soul while we also gotta keep the lights on in the house?

What’s most interesting is that I caught that phrase. My brain pulled it out of 11 million bits bombarding it each second and placed it with the only 50 bits which I could process in that second.

Call it magnetic attraction or even “crystallization”, yet we can’t deny the pattern of bringing to ourselves and pulling out of the morass the exact situations, circumstances, insights and “chance” occurrences to fit our overriding themes of thought.

So, obviously, I like the idea of new possibilities…for people, their careers, and lives. Plus, redemption and overcoming stories have built many a Hollywood producer’s bank account.

Naturally then, this phrase reached out to me.

What are you noticing in your day?

Where are you allowing the onslaught of information which pounds you incessantly to be simplified and condensed into exactly the messages of direction, information or inspiration that you need?

Got a moment?

“Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.” –Steven Spielberg

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.