April 29, 2015, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…and a Problem - CareerGuy.com

April 29, 2015, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…and a Problem

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Apr 29

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” –Albert Einstein

If we have a dream, vision or ideal that we are reaching for — in our career, our life, our purpose — then we inherently have a problem because it’s still out there and we haven’t reached it yet.

To overcome that problem and accomplish that ideal, something has to change…and that something is us. We can’t go on doing and being the same way and achieve a different result. No growth, no goodies.

Embracing the “problem” of growth is the rub. There is clearly a gap between where we are now and where we want to be. The question is whether we can be empowered by the gap vs. disempowered. That’s a shift in being.

Seeing ourselves as enough even as we learn all that we don’t know, and giving ourselves compassion even as we fail forward fast: both may be tall orders.

Yet did any youth player ever make it to the big leagues without that recipe?

Where might you give your internal little leaguer an encouraging pat on the back today?

Got a problem?

“The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.” –Deepak Chopra

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.