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Self Control (Impossible?)

Happy Earth Day 2020

T-shirt design.

Is your attitude a brilliant example for others while we are in the midst of COVID-19?

Excellent.

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Final 120 Days

Don’t listen to what people say

Guy in Goofy Hat
Melody was TEDx AUK speaker #2. i followed her and Anas (Goofy Hat) was an audience volunteer who played the part of a Dad with a young daughter on a hot August morning at Magic Kingdom.

Don’t listen to what people say, just watch what they do.

That’s the true story.

That’s also where you learn who sets a great example and who is an important warning.

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About Mid Life Celebration

Wow, what am i doing here?

 

 

Wow, what am i doing here?

In 30 days, year nine concludes and year 10 begins.

Who takes a dreaded cultural phenomenon – Midlife Crisis – and turns it into joy, discovery, opportunity, and purpose?

Mid Life Celebration was a crazy idea i had while teaching the four-day Disney’s Approach to People Management somewhere near the turn of the century.

Bob Spina and i were co-facilitating how the language (specific, carefully chosen words) organizations use determines behavioral outcomes.

Note, the lack of intentionally choosing specific words also determines behavioral outcomes – and the outcomes are not crafted, they are by default, random and unintentional, possibly even detrimental.

Also in this discussion were symbols, values, heritage and traditions, as well as traits and behaviors.

And in the moment, as i was searching for a new way to say the same thing, i told the audience, “Do you have a problem or an opportunity, a problem or a challenge, a midlife crisis or a midlife celebration.”

From a tiny acorn, a mighty Oak does grow.

 

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Dear Son

Don’t tell me, show me

Logan Pass parking
Five minutes after we arrived, all spaces taken.

 

Highland trail entrance
It’s a deceptively easy trail entrance.

 

Highline trail
About 300 meters into and you realize the level of difficulty spikes.

 

Highline trail
You get used to it after the first time.

 

Highline trail
The first time can be scary.

 

Logan Pass parking
Not only are there no parking spaces, but tension mounts as people drive around.

 

Up early, again. Breakfast at Two Dog Flats. Parked at Logan Pass at 8:45am, just five minutes before all parking spaces were taken. Yes, early bird advantage.

The info-videos say arrive by noon. My goal was between 8:30-9:00am, with a primary goal to be closer to 8:30am versus 9am.

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PS. 08.05 Friday, final day in Glacier. Breakfast at Two Dog Flats. Logan Pass at 845am (no spaces avail 5 mins later)…hike Highline trail a mile down and back. Watched Six Big Horn Sheep come down from across road. Lunch in room. Packed, checked out at 2pm (no charge) and leisure drive with several stops on Going To The Sun Road. Explore Lake McDonald Lodge…Cobb House, Reading Room, and public dorm rooms. Dinner at Eddies in Apgar…shop. Drive to Kalispel at 730pm to spend the night in town.

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Balance (yeah right)

Retooling work life balance

Image of open mind
Yesterday’s mail. What about retooling our thinking?

 

What about retooling the way we think about work life balance?

Or have we convinced ourselves it’s impossible?

i was so close to giving up on it in the 1990’s.

Does that seem like the type of example we should be setting for younger generations?

 

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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.