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Authenticity (New Currency)

Playing it safe ruins it for ourselves

Residential average near Disney World
Neighbor’s new home is almost ready for the foundation cement pour. To have a beautiful home or a beautiful soul and only being able to pick one, which would we pick?

 

Playing it safe denies our desire to become authentic.

Denying our desire to be authentic poisons our soul.

Our soul and our attitude are inseparable.

Poisoning the soul means poisoning the attitude.

 

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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.

 

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Authenticity (New Currency)

The paradox of self-confidence

Disney Customer Service Speakers
Walt Disney…you know he had to be thinking, “What if this doesn’t work?”

 

The paradox of self-confidence is that most (all the ones i know anyway) confident people have a quiet, yet relentless, battle with self-doubt.

You’re only as good as your last presentation, your last race, your last prayer.

No one cares what you did in the past, if what you are currently doing isn’t amazing.

It comes with the territory.

Confidence is like a fire, without constant attention to adding fuel, it will dim and quite quickly, extinguish.

 

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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.

 

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Authenticity (New Currency)

Being authentic could be addicting

Progress
After 25 years, the ground breaking yesterday, we are finally getting next door neighbors. i texted our future neighbors to share my excitement with them.

 

Being authentic could be addicting.

Why?

Because you never have to think about what you said or did. You are always leading with admirable behavior.

Or, as our Son recently said, “You come across as a goody two-shoes”. By the way, he said that immediately after reading the email reply (a promised agreement with John Jolin) i sent to John Jolin in an effort to take the high road and not get caught up in the negative press that has proliferated in the past few years.

i feel exceptionally healthy and well by always taking the high road. It does kinda feel addicting. Like sunny weather.

 

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Authenticity (New Currency)

Do you use the same shadow everywhere you step?

Disney Customer Service Speaker jeff noel
Photo: Martin Marcello.

 

Disney Customer Service Speaker jeff noel
From one of my last Disney Institute multi-day engagements in 2014.

 

Are you the same person at work as you are at home?

Most of us think we are, but what metrics do we use to get a valid answer?

Mid Life Celebration’s four pillars are the same ones i use as a father.

  1. Be honest
  2. Behave admirably
  3. Self-control
  4. Personal responsibility

It’s that simple and that difficult.

Being honest at work is dangerous because there are so many insecure people in the workplace.

One misstep can damage alter your reputation forever.

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Recommit

August 3, 2015

Podiatrist office patient chair
Yesterday morning, discussing someone else’s options.

 

August 3, 2015 (yesterday).

This is the day a Baby Boomer did three things on the journey to authenticity:

rethink  •  reprioritize  •  recommit

i witnessed the first day which was yesterday.

It will change this person from surviving (like the Herd) to thriving (like the Movement).

Being authentic begins and ends with the person in our mirror.

Authenticity has nothing to do with what others think.

Only a wake up call is powerful enough to get our serious attention.

But it may not be enough. Time will tell.

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