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Entrepreneurship

Spring 2019 has sprung

Arnold Schwarzenegger speech
The long way is the short cut.

Spring 2019 has sprung.

Hello March 20, 2019.

You tricked me because i thought the 21st ushers in Spring. Not this year.

For every animal that hibernated this Winter, Spring is a great example of working hard.

For every person with a big, important dream, now is a great time to work your butt off.

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Disney Leadership Book

Discipline is essential, but it’s not the key

Good news bad news
The good news is “you’re good”. The bad new is, “you’re good.”

 

Discipline is essential, but it’s not the key.

 

Here it is unpacked…

 

Yesterday morning the coach said, “You know what i’m insanely great at?”

The CEO asked, “What?”

“Discipline”, the coach exclaimed.

The CEO laughed and said, “Absolutely.”

Much later that day, as i crawled into bed i thought, “It isn’t discipline that’s the key, it’s vision.”

If you have a vision that’s clear, concise, and compelling and lights your fire, you’ll fnd a way.

When your vision is as powerful as your next breath, you’ll develop the discipline you need.

This then becomes a skill you can scale as you grow in your roles and responsibilities.

 

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Self Control (Impossible?)

Because i don’t doesn’t mean i don’t want to

excuses, regrets, opportunities
Excuses, regrets, opportunities…used Siri to text me the above thought while biking yesterday,

 

Because i don’t doesn’t mean i don’t want to…

Just because i’m always positive doesn’t mean i’m not tempted to be negative.

Just because i exercise regularly doesn’t mean i wouldn’t rather relax at home.

Just because i rarely eat sugar doesn’t mean i don’t want to eat chocolate all day, every day.

Just because i go to bed early and awaken early doesn’t mean i don’t want to stay up late or sleep in.

Just because i consistently go to Church doesn’t mean i’d rather use Sunday mornings for something else.

Just because i do not get angry doesn’t mean i don’t want to get angry.

Just because i work so hard to be amazing in my profession doesn’t mean i’d rather spend less time studying, networking, writing, and chasing impossible goals.

Just because i’m decently organized, doesn’t mean there are many days where it is so hard to make decisions on what to keep, what to donate, and what to recycle.

Just because i love technology doesn’t mean i love all the time it takes to keep up with it.

Years ago, i purchased the domain name www.ExcuseWhisperer.com

Wishing everyone the best today.

 

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Recommit

It’s a saying for a reason

East Glacier from ridge
From this high ridge, looking west, you can see St Mary Lake and Two Dog Flats.

 

East Glacier from ridge
Zooming in and still looking west from high ridge. Rising Sun is located in the very center.

 

Two Medicine area
Two Medicine area.

 

Two Medicine Campground
Two Medicine Campground. Rare glimpse of photographer lower right.

 

The early bird gets the worm. You can get a lot done early before most people wake up. While others are crawling out of bed, you can be on the road to adventure. This applies to life, not just a conference.

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PS. 08.04 Thursday Leave @ 730am for Two Medicine…no dining available so we drove to East Glacier and the Glacier Park Lodge but they stopped breakfast at 10am and no lunch until 1130am, so we took Hwy 2 to Apgar and ate at Eddie’s, shopped. Hiked Hidden Lake trail. Dinner at Logan Pass of chips & salsa and cheese & crackers. Bear hunting at Two Dog Flats and saw about 30 elk at 815pm. Desserts at Rising Sun.

 

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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.

 

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Self Control (Impossible?)

The rhythm of a regular bedtime

iPhone calculator app screen shot
Today is the 2,558th consecutive day of writing five differently-themed blogs.

 

The rhythm of a regular bedtime is the foundation of self-discipline. What time we went to bed last night directly impacts how we felt waking up this morning.

And how we wake up drives how our morning goes, and our morning impacts the rest of the day. This is so painfully obvious that it’s almost embarrassing to write about.

Trust me, i’m fully aware of life’s unpredictability. But we can’t use fear (reality) of the “unexpected” to give us permission to not stay focused, and control what we can control. And we can control when we go to bed.

Saying we can’t is lying, in my opinion.

Imagine going to bed at relatively the same time for 2,557 days (nearly seven years) – how would that change things?

PS. Trust me, sometimes the only way i can get all the work done is to sacrifice sleep. The point here is that there are exceptions to every rule. And that we should never allow our occasional exceptions to become the standard.

 

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