February 12, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day LOVE Edition - CareerGuy.com

February 12, 2014, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day LOVE Edition

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Feb 12

“Do what you love; you’ll be better at it. It sounds pretty simple, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t get this one right away.” –LL Cool J

Yeah, yeah, yeah. We’ve heard those words before…in so many forms and from so many notable individuals.

“Do what you love and the money will follow.”

“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.”

The adages go on and on. Isn’t it funny that, somehow, we just don’t think the speakers of such proverbial wisdom are speaking to US!

We consider the sentiments sweet…but they obviously pertain to someone other than us. Because WE need to be really practical. No time for such luxurious thinking when the light bill needs to be paid.

Yet I wonder how many light bills would be set for automatic direct-debit if more folks had the light on in their soul?

With Valentine’s love in the air, consider nourishing your own heart this week with a crazy thought that starts with “What if I could actually…” It just might be the beginning of an epic romance.

Got Career Pitter Patter?

“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” –Wayne Dyer

Q & A
Media Source: CareerBuilder

Topic: “I Fell into This Career But I Love it”

Reporter Query: Did your current career take you by surprise but now you love it?? Did you set out to do something totally different in your career,  and by  chance or circumstance, wound up in something that is much better?  I’m looking for first person stories from people who have “fallen into” their current careers, but are now much happier than they’d ever imagined they’d be.

CareerGuy Response:  Hi Kaitlin, As to your query, I actually fell into what I do as a career coach and counselor!  At age 24, I came to LA to get into the entertainment business and was coached in a method of networking behind the scenes to be known by the people in high places. I used it to meet personally with the CFOs of the top 7 entertainment studios and was offered a position with MGM/United Artists without even going through HR!  After a short stint in the studio finance business, I used that same “backdoor” approach to get into headhunting which I did for 15 years. Then, deciding I wanted to teach people how to fish rather than give them one, I remembered my lessons learned and began teaching this “backdoor” approach to job seekers.

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.