June 10, 2015, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day...and Compression - CareerGuy.com

June 10, 2015, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…and Compression

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Jun 10

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.” –Buddha

Want to bring something new to life?

Have a dream, an initiative, a someday-turned-today to birth?

Then plan on challenges…even to the point where you think you might crack.

The old adage says “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

So it goes for bold, innovative action.

The birth won’t come from being fully prepared.

The growth can’t happen inside a comfort zone.

The wings won’t work if carrying excess baggage.

A man once learned of the absolute need for challenges with growth. He thought he would help a would-be butterfly when, upon seeing the chrysalis begin to break, he aided in cracking it open even more, gently with his fingertip.

Yet, the poor insect just lay there afterwards, fumbling on the ground, forever handicapped.

Its wings were bloated…because the very process of cracking out of the shell is what would have squeezed out the excess fluid to enable its light and airy wings.

Ready to fly with something?

Nobody else can squeeze out our wings. The cracking through is up to us.

Got compression?

“If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.” –Ray Bradbury

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.