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Dear Son

Making your bed every morning speaks volumes

Buddha
Walking from College to Apartment we stopped to enjoy this art.

 

Buddha
Context. We are standing on the side of the road where we walked. There was no sidewalk and the houses are literally 10 feet from the road.

 

Making your bed every morning speaks volumes.

If you don’t have the motivation and discipline, and satisfaction to make your bed, what are the odds the rest of your day will be filled with motivation, discipline, and joy?

i am not judging you, i’m simply comparing where i was and where i am now.

i like now better than the old me.

It starts with my choices first thing every morning.

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Dear Son

The attitude art must be done

quotes
Second from bottom. Steve Jobs…

 

Attitude.

Can it be art?

Or maybe.

Can it be art without trying for it to be art?

Ask Steve Jobs.

Ask yourself.

Stay hungry.

Stay foolish.

You artist, you.

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Would Your Life Change?

It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it

Walt Disney World entrance sign
Yesterday while bicycling through town.

 

It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.

And how you do it is driven by why?

Do you know your why?

Why you do something is the only way to become an artist.

Can you pin point the moment everything changed for you?

Starting with why came into my life 1999, at age 40.

In 1999 i suddenly found myself in a new career (but still with the same company, Disney) as a professional speaker at Disney Institute.

It was never a dream to become a speaker.

In fact, i was deathly afraid of not being able to measure up.

Ultimately, 15 years later, annual statistics revealed what i never knew – Guest Satisfaction Measurement (GSM) scores showed all Facilitator rankings in 10 categories.

In any measurement survey, someone or something will score the highest overall.

 

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Entrepreneurship

Take solace in being different

Hidden Disney Mickey
Easy to spot if you have an eye for it. And i’m not talking about the fish, but rather the mouse.

 

Take solace in being different.

As you grow and develop your brand, the most effective methods for marketing your brand will become clearer.

But remember this clarity builds only as long as you stay true to challenging conventional wisdom, which is, after all, the DNA of your brand. And that’s a big risk because it requires constantly going against the grain.

Most antagonists are frowned upon.

Get used to it.

Learn to thrive on it – knowing the world needs people who .think .differenty

That’s you.

It’s grueling work, noble work, and quite often, breathtaking work.

Best in your category or a category of one?

You’ll be making thousands of decisions in your lifetime. Your clear, concise, and compelling vision will guide you as long as you don’t back down.

 

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If

Should we love uncertainty?

road work sign
Yesterday in our front yard. Can road work employees consider their work art? Should they?

 

Art rarely can be scaled for a production line.

Yet Apple does it with the iPhone.

However, art, for mere mortals like you and me, cannot be scaled.

But is can be replicated in original ways every single day.

It’s called passion.

A calling.

A drive to do the ordinary in extra-ordinary ways.

And each day because we begin anew, we can never be sure of our finished product.

Sometimes we fall short, or even fail.

And this is beautiful.

It reminds us of how uncertain art can be.

Art always carries risk.

And the minute we try to remove uncertainty from our art, something dies.

Removing uncertainty destroys the thing we originally fell in love with.

Whatever we do today, it won’t be the result that makes it magic, it will be the uncertainty.

 

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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.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.