September 30, 2015, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day...Getting Bigger -

September 30, 2015, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…Getting Bigger

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Sep 30

“You become what you think about most of the time.” –Brian Tracy

We’ve all heard that you are what you eat, that our income will be the average of the five people we hang out with most, and that we become what we think about.

I’m not a nutritionist, nor a financial advisor, and yet I do think a lot.

The question I ask myself is whether I’m most focused on controlling and managing what’s happening in the moment — as if there will ever be a time when things are “handled” and orderly — or whether I’m thinking outside of this current box to the next level of becoming.

It’s been said that the level of responsibility we choose to operate from determines the size of the games we get to play. A focus on paying the rent is a necessary level of responsibility, and yet that focus doesn’t get us playing at the level of transforming society.

Yet, when choosing to have an impact on or about society, sometimes and somehow the rent just gets paid.

I tell my career transition clients that someone with a mission or a vision is way more attractive than someone who needs a job.

There will be problems. That’s just life. Yet, if the size of the problems you choose to engage in determines your bandwidth, what problems will you pick…and how will you design your work/home/life environments to call for you to become the solution?

Got size enhancement?

“You say I dream too big. I say you think too small.” –Author Unknown

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.