Mid Life and the art of Carpe Diem

Mid Life and the art of Carpe Diem.

How does one, while in mid-life, seize the day?

For me, it’s a constant, never-ending focus on being present.

I can hear a few people thinking, “OK Einstein, how do you do that“?

Again, it’s a habit of trying to always be present.

Like Tiger Woods told me last year, to be world class in anything, you have to “Out work ’em”!

Each day I try to be better than I was the day before.  And at the very least, no loss – at least maintain the level from the day before.

No rules for mid-life success will work unless you do.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Google This!

Happy Monday everyone.  Hope you had a nice weekend, and that your mid-life week ahead is motivating.

I was reflecting on why I started blogging, and I’m still convinced that helping others in Mid Life, to do something great, is still a good and decent thing to do.

So, in blogging, and business, and just about anything really, if people don’t know about your service or product, you become a statistic.

I’ve read that somewhere around 90-95% of ventures that people start disappear after five years.  Meaning, they no longer exist.

Why?

Many reasons to be sure.

Marketing is a big one.

While there is temptation to feel uncomfortable with self-promotion, I believe it must be overcome.

Your vision is completely at risk if people don’t know about it.

So, Google this: Mid Life Celebration.  Being in the top three on a Google search is a VERY good thing.

If you’re on the first page, that’s great, but not as great as the top three.

Now, Google this:  jeff noel.

What’s the point?

The harder you work, the luckier you get.  I’m darn lucky to be number one and number four.

Make it a great day today a great mid-life day, because if you don’t, who will?  If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Social Media and Mid Life Business Blogging?

Mid Life Business Blogging and Social Media?

Social Media is so exciting to me.

Why?

Because of it’s limitless potential.

Here’s an article, Five Social Media Rules of Engagement , with a few common sense, social media guidelines.  There are plenty of other social media and social networking articles at this site www.ploked.com  .

I’m going to add a PAGE in the right column for links to other social media and social marketing articles I find.

I already have a list started on another blog PAGE, entitled Better Business Blogging 101 .

While originally targeted to Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers, it’s usefulness and relevance may work for many others.

There’s never been a better time to be going through a mid-life crisis or mid life celebration than 2009.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Check Your Mid-Life User Name?

Hey Mid-Lifer’s, Check Your User Name is a website that can help you see where you sit in the digital marketplace.

Using LinkedIn has been a great eye-opener to what various businesses and professionals are doing to leverage the Internet and Social Marketing, SEO, and Social Media.

I’m a Mid-Life magnet for great insights, best practices, and results.

If you where ever to think of yourself as a magnet, what would you attract?

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂