July 8, 2015, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day...and Ideas - CareerGuy.com

July 8, 2015, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…and Ideas

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Jul 08

“If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” –Albert Einstein

What it takes to bring a new idea into form, much less into operation in the world, is not a job for light weights.

As Einstein observes, the idea initially faces the first-blush reviews of absurdity.

Then, there’s gaining awareness and traction for the idea in a world of so much noise, information overload, and social media mayhem.

Also, we can’t forget the existing structures, forces, methods and mindsets that are already so heavily invested in the old ideas.

Yet, new ideas come about. Every day. From nothing…but human creativity and hopeful spirit.

Most die from inattention. Yet some turn into products that improve living, companies that employ thousands, or worldwide movements that inspire millions.

It’s what we do with those (initially) crazy ideas that makes the difference…and it appears that simply sitting on them, letting fear kidnap them, or referencing them in “one day” statements doesn’t work.

What crazy idea have you been perched on that needs to hatch?

Got crazy ideas?

“The new idea either finds a champion or it dies. No ordinary involvement with a new idea provides the energy required to cope with the indifference and resistance that change provokes.” –Tom Peters

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.