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Last wakeup call you did what?

Disney speaker jeff noel in Glacier National Park
In the absence of a wakeup call, you can create conditions to simulate intense awareness.

Last wakeup call in 2008-09 (real estate/banking collapse) while you were at Disney Institute (DI) you did what?

  • Brainstormed a plan B in case there ever was another unexpected layoff.
  • Picked the best idea from the creative list
  • Stopped at SunTrust Bank on the way home from DI to seek “starting a business first step advice”
  • Visited SunBiz.org, registered my business and scheduled the LLC to begin January 1, 2009.
  • Grabbed some domain name real estate at GoDaddy in 2008
  • Installed WordPress.org and began blogging October 17, 2008.
  • April Fools Day 2009, began self-imposed, 100-day writer’s bootcamp to write 5 daily, differently-themed blog posts.
  • Created social media accounts, including Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • After a 30-year delay, wrote the first sentence to my book, finished it 2 years later, and after 2 more years of fear, mustered the courage to publish it Thanksgiving 2013.
  • In 2008, made a promise to retire from Disney in 6 years at age 55, and begin a solo speaking/writing career in earnst.
  • Now at at 60, after 5 incredibly transformational solo years, my one-month-ago-Disney-retired wife (35 years at WDW) and i are blessed to be able to ride out Covid-19.
  • As a currently unemployed speaker, there’s solace in knowing Covid-19 will pass.
  • My/our hope for the future has never been greater.

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Do you think about your attitude’s health?

barren winter trees
What do you see when you look? Do you even look straight up?
spring tree buds
Do you lean in for a closer look at eye level?
late winter forest floor
Do you get down to ground level?
fallen trees decaying
Do you look past the obvious upright growing trees to the long ago leveled trees that decay so slowly no one notices?
tree carved on
Do you wonder what compelled the various carvings?

Do you think about your attitude’s health?

Awesome.

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What you get if you’re willing to push yourself

Apple Watch photo
Spent 3 hours here yesterday – replaced iPhone X screen that cracked from a bike ride drop. Who’s got time to push personal boundaries?

 

Apple Store Mall at Millenia
My local ‘go-to’ Apple Store Mall at Millenia. Tons of tourists.

 

Bumper sticker calm
Calmer than you are?  At a stoplight.  Yesterday, driving home from Apple Store.

 

 

What you get if you’re willing to push yourself:

  1. Pushback (many people won’t like your ambition – it reminds them how little they have)
  2. Discovery (you go places you’ve never been)
  3. Opportunity (karma attracts good things and ‘lucky’ breaks)
  4. Pain (you will fail, so know it’s coming and make it temporary)

My word for 2018?

Go!

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Update Dec 10

Please know you are always welcomed to text or email comments, thoughts, shout outs:  jeff.noel@icloud.com  •  407-538-4341

Effective today, i’ve removed commenting from the 5 blogs.

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Changes in latitude, changes in attitude

Island Cow sign
Listening to ITunes Radio, Jimmy Buffet station. If you didn’t catch it, you’ll laugh by reading it again and catching the fine print. Had breakfast here this morning.

 

Sanibel Island
View from beach cottage. Canopy lower center.

 

Changes in latitude, changes in attitude.

Writing today’s posts under a canopy on the beach.

Listening to Workaholic in Recovery by random chance on iTunes Radio (Jimmy Buffett station).

What is it about palm trees, sunshine, and gently crashing waves?

For certain people, it’s these changes that change everything.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.