Own the morning?

early morning Cross Country practice
Yesterday, 5:50 am…Cross Country practice. We are intentionally 10 minutes early for 6 am practice.


Own the morning?

Or does the morning own you?

During an honest evaluation, when it was obvious the morning owned me,  i changed.

It was a slow change.

And steady.

And looking back, it was a transformational change.

PS. A new job at Disney was the catalyst. Becoming a Disney Institute Speaker meant i needed to be up early every day whether i wanted to or not. i also no longer had to work at night.


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Does the way we start our day have a direct impact

Walkway to magic Kingdom sign
Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel’s hometown is pedestrian friendly.


Does the way we start our day have a direct impact on our ability to excel?


Focus and discipline shape our attitude. We know this. But do we champion the cause?

Do we?


Do we overmanage daily details that others either undermanage or ignore?

Do we?

Are we being intentional where others are unintentional?

Are we?

The woman asked the recent retiree, “Are you allowed to talk about Disney?”

He replied, “Not going to be talking about Disney. Going to be talking about my career, and life. You know, lessons learned, wisdom gained, joyful and painful experiences, people, challenges, triumphs, etc. Coincidently, the past 30 years have been spent at Disney.”

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In a weird way, we are the only ones who can give ourselves permission to be authentic

One box of 54 Mid Life Celebration books
54 books, each uniquely signed, in gratitude for their passion.


An Indiana book club has been formed from the positive ripple effects of Mid Life Celebration: rethink • reprioritize • recommit

MLC will be the first book featured… this Friday, Feb 28.

The organizer, Monica, purchased (together with her Mom) 17 copies on Amazon over Valentine’s Day weekend.

So in gratitude, sent a free box of 54 signed copies. Each member will receive three free copies to extend the positive ripple effect.

What they don’t know yet is that each book contains a unique message – no two are the same.

Would have been much easier to just write my name.

Or to write the same message 54 times.

Would have also been easier to just keep dreaming about writing a book.

The long way is the short cut.

We know this.

In a weird way, we are the only ones who can give ourselves permission to be authentic.

Life changes the minute we stop waiting for permission.

Life is not a dress rehearsal.

Live like you mean it!

Feel free to share (no expectation, only hope).

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