Catalyst trinity

Evolution is a long process for a species. For human habits, we do not have the luxury of taking a long time. Photo: yesterday walking to gym.

We initiate personal change under three general forces:

  1. It’s forced on you
  2. Someone helps you
  3. Self-initiative

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Disney Leadership Book

5 years worth vs 3 encounters

Hyatt Regency Louisville
Little did i know when i took this that two hours later i would receive a catalytic comment in the exact location (2nd floor, far left wall art).


5 years worth vs 3 encounters.


You’ve had an executive coach for five years.

In only three face-to-face encounters with a new person, you’ve been pushed more than in the past five years.

Would you switch coaches even if it cost you more?




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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.



Entrusted in midlife to spark the change we wish to see

Nicholson Center at Florida Hospital Celebration Health
Two days ago.


Nicholson Center at Florida Hospital Celebration Health


Disney has taught me (for over 30 years) to over manage things that others either under manage or ignore.

This builds trust and trust is a differentiator anywhere there’s a crowd. We can see the same thing two days in a row and yet they appear different. But only if we are “present in the moment”.

Otherwise, we can go through our day and never notice the clouds.

Heading to the Nicholson Center in an hour. Have been entrusted to be a catalytic speaker for a long-time client.

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Balance (yeah right)

i refuse to live like this anymore

Amelia Erhart quote
Facebook screen shot yesterday.


Here we go, it’s another Monday morning and most of us barely, if at all, have ourselves centered before we rush out the door to begin another long day of rush, rush, rush.

What becomes the catalytic moment in our lives when our attitude tells us (to promise) to stop the rat race?

What is that moment that causes us to commit to changing everything?

And how long does this, “I refuse to live like this anymore” commitment last?

If it were as easy as Amelia Earhart says, we wouldn’t be thinking about this now.

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Dear Readers

How important is risk taking to you?

Pinocchio statue at Cinderella Castle
“I can not tell a lie”


On a 1-10 scale where 10 is high, 1 is low…

How important is risk taking to you?

(pausing while you do your math)

Got your answer?


Because you deserve it, i’m taking a public risk (for your benefit)…

Even with the obvious human temptation to dismiss this…

It will take two minutes.

Don’t have two minutes?

Good luck with the rest of the day.

If you’ll consider reading all five – one each for mind, body, spirit, work, and home – you’ll risk .thinking .differently

You can thank me later.

That last sentence was a risk too.

Live like you mean it.

PS. What prompted this was the spirited nature of today’s posts.

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