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Quotes

Why do you say that?

Glacier National Park
Glacier National park (GNP). Lake McDonald.

The goal of being different comes with the risk of being misunderstood.

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Rethink

Popular metrics don’t work for the majority

Baltimore Hotel on raining morning
Yesterday near sunrise.
College President
College President yesterday welcoming 120 prospective students (and 12 incoming freshman) and roughly 150 parents.

Reminded our Son yesterday that his early decision and acceptance (and incredible merit-based scholarship) in December puts him in a group of less than 10-percent of decisive and less-stressed students (and parents).

We (society) often use popular metrics.

Some High School students never make it in the top 10% of any “normal” and popular metric. This has the potential cumulative effect of inhibiting or eroding self-confidence.

The metric here (this post) is not one that gets talked about, unless you live with me.

Instilling self-confidence should be a top parental priority.

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Disney Leadership Book

No Disney Keynote Speaker videos of Disney Institute speaker jeff noel

Disney family tee shirts
Yesterday.

 

No Disney Keynote Speaker videos of Disney Institute speaker jeff noel.

So this has always been an issue.

i like not doing what everyone does.

The downside is that most don’t get it, and worse, most don’t like it.

The pressure to conform is why everyone does it.

So when i talk to organizations and leaders about taking risks, i believe it’s a great strategy to only preach what i practice.

 

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Book Publishing

Ordered and paid for Titan last night

Seth Godin's new book Titan
Weighs over 17 pounds, 800+ pages. Expensive. Worth it?

 

Preordered Titan months ago. Ordered and paid for it last night before bed.

You can read a brief summary here.

Worth it!

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.