November 25, 2015, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day...Red-Headed Gratitude -

November 25, 2015, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…Red-Headed Gratitude

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Nov 25

“I wouldn’t change anything. I’ve made mistakes, but thanks to those mistakes, I’ve learned.” –Enrique Iglesias

It’s always the usual-suspect goodies that we first think to give thanks for.

Those standard goodies of health, home, family, career, community and turkey and dressing on the table are absolute blessings, for sure.

Yet do we cast as much thanks upon the challenges, the downfalls, the mis-steps and mis-takes, the things that didn’t go our way or caused a crimp in our plans?

Including the whole bunch seems appropriate, and perhaps those generally overlooked blessings deserve a bit more gravy…because they shaped us in ways of, if seemingly not our own choosing, at least our own growth.

Got red-headed stepchild gratitude?

“Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” –Travis Barker

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.