“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether 20 or 80.” –Henry Ford
It’s what we don’t know that we don’t know that gets us.
It’s called a blind spot.
But it only gets us until we know that we don’t know it.
An executive coaching client said to me this week “I don’t have any confidence in how I react to people.”
I told him this was huge progress, because he used to have confidence…and the effect on others was damaging.
Often our blind spots are born from unquestioned belief systems arising from culture, family, and early incidences in life.
An examination of our personal dogma, though a road less traveled, is generally life altering.
Who says you can’t teach an old dogma new tricks?
Got new dogma?
“But once you have a belief system everything that comes in either gets ignored if it doesn’t fit the belief system or get distorted enough so that it can fit into the belief system. You gotta be continually revising your map of the world.” –Robert Anton Wilson
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.