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Authenticity (New Currency)

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 In Your Spirit

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.

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Authenticity (New Currency)

Shhhh, It’s a Secret

Is it a secret?

What?

The vision for Mid Life Celebration.

No, it’s not a secret. But it is crazy.

Crazy? Why?

Because who am I to think that I could rally enough Baby Boomer men to help make the world a better place?

There’s roughly 80 million Baby Boomers. Let’s say half are men, that’s 40 million.

Let’s suppose, since 97% of the world’s wealth is controlled by 3% of the population, there’s an assumption that says 3% in any category are “movers and shakers”.

Three percent of 40 Mil is 1.2 Million Baby Boomer men who are predisposed to be excellent.

Initially, I’d like to challenge these 1.2 million men, as they start to retire and have, theoretically, more disposable money and certainly more disposable time, to do something great.

To turn off the television, get up of their butts and “do something great“!

The “doing something great” definition encompasses this:

  • As simple as mending an important Family relationship
  • Help raise enough money to find a cure for an incurable disease
  • Or, anything in between the first two suggestions

The world needs a ton of help. Elder men ought to assume enough responsibility to proactively start the momentum for positive change.

If we’re lucky, these Baby Boomer men will create a ripple effect.

And then, Baby Boomer women, Gen X, Gen Y, Millennials and on down to elementary schools will be predisposed – to plants seeds of social, spiritual, physical, emotional and financial responsibility.

As President Obama has said, “We can.  We Will.  IF, we all work together”.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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