“The bad times I can handle. It’s the good times that drive me crazy. When is the other shoe going to drop?” –Erma Bombeck
As ironic as it seems, a higher level problem from that which many of us experience is life going well.
Things going not so well, progress not happening, dreams going unfulfilled…all of that is an easy shtick. We’ve played those tunes many times.
Things rocking, however — now THAT can be discombobulating.
It’s the state we all strive for and yet, when life starts to really click, it takes a recalibration of our insides to acknowledge, accept and allow those clicks to take place over the long term.
Sometimes our workplace, culture, and even internal wiring is shaped by a belief that, if things start to go really well, the other shoe is about to drop.
I remember a Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown said “I think I’m afraid to be happy because whenever I get too happy something bad always happens.”
What if we could rewire ourselves to look for and expect everything to get better and better? Might we begin to see shoes rising?
Got joyous expectation?
“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” –Guillaume Apollinaire
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.
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