Dear Steve, thank you for saying this

jeff noel early logo design sample
Early logo design sample (Feb 2015)


Steve Jobs would have been 60 yesterday, February 24, 2015….

Dear Steve, thank you for saying this:

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

So yeah, retired from Disney to raise money to give to the good people searching for a cure for Crohn’s. A great speaker with an amazing platform can make a lot of money.

Kinda like a for-profit, non-profit.


In a small way, next time you’re on Amazon consider typing “jeff noel”… there you can read the first few pages for free and if it intrigues you, and you buy the book, you’ll be helping. Plus, decent chance the one-hour read might contain enough crazy ideas to change you. Forever.


Today is not a good day to put your dreams on hold.

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It’s a leap of faith that personal responsibility will thrive

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Yesterday at the happiest place on Earth.


Are you getting biannual checkups? Doubtful. Midlifer’s are lucky to make a single annual physical a priority, let alone two.


Because we’re busy. Really, really busy.

And in our busy-ness we are often slapped in the face with a much needed reminder.

Like an hour ago.

During our 14 year old’s bi-annual Gastroenterology checkup.

The teen is doing well at self managing his daily medicine. Dr. Erhart reminded all three (Cheryl, Chapin, me) of us that unchecked inflammation increases the odds of colon cancer 20-40 times normal.

Begging asking for donations is one worn-out approach traditional. Offering a compelling and unique product the world will gladly pay good money for is another.

Mid Life Celebration was founded on the second premise – to raise money until a cure is found for Crohn’sand Ulcerative Colitis.

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Painstaking Excellence?

Painstaking excellence is an attitude, and a Brand differentiator…

Why do I make sacrifices with my personal time to write 5 daily blogs? Because, as Martin Luther King reminds us…

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance, and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence”.

Plus, there’s an incurable disease that’s too close for comfort…

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Joy Is A Choice

Joy is a choice I get to make every moment of every day.  Same with you, even if it doesn’t seem so.

Did I mention that I have a pile of emotional baggage as big as many of you?

Did I mention that my wife and I are disabled?

Did I mention we spent our life savings to become parents?

Did I mention our son has an incurable disease?

Did I mention that I’ve overcome addiction?

The list goes on and on. So please, please don’t say, “But you’ve got it made.  You are living the dream.  You are so fortunate.”

This would generally be considered an insult, and completely disrespectful.  And maybe the beginning of an excuse.

But forgiveness rushes in and all that’s left is joy.  Almost unspeakable joy.