Great emotional labor leaves you as tired as great physical labor Great emotional labor leaves us as tired as great physical labor. If we understand this, we get it. If we don’t get it, we should be suspect of the attitude we carry around with us day in and day out. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.