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Book Publishing

Why do we get out of bed in the morning?

Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast
Alive but asleep?

 

Why do we get out of bed in the morning?

Why do we, or why don’t we, give our very best each day?

Worrying about the why is the most important worry.

For example, why hadn’t I written the book sooner, say 10, 20, or 30 years ago?

Why is it so excited to be publishing now?

So yeah, it felt amazing to order those books.

Why ignore postpone this for 34 years?

Why? Fear. Excuses.

Regret is birthed in the dark corners of our excuses.

What’s your why?

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Guest Bloggers

Just ignore death and it will go away

get well flower arrangement on dining room table
The upside of death is the beautiful flowers we’ll receive

 

Today’s post is from my favorite thinker, Seth Godin. Powerful, thought-provoking (of course) insight. How do you want to die?

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Reprioritize

The most important attribute in making things happen in midlife

Closing ceremonies 2012 London Olympics…

personal conviction

Nothing happens without belief.

Insight: Better to make decisions and be wrong, than to not make them and never know.

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The Great Summer of 2012

Maybe the most insightful thing Steve Jobs ever said

paris
doesn't matter what country, what city, what person...
steve jobs
give us this day our daily bread (mentally, physically, spiritually)

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.  – Steve Jobs

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PS. This is what I’ve long felt intuitively but struggle with how to articulate that I know. Without a special pedigree, wealth, fame, or talent, I’ve struggled to gain the confidence that I’m not a loon. Thank you Steve, for the assist.

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Authenticity (New Currency)

So What Did jeff noel Do With This Insight?

jeff noel Thought "What If" You Applied Walt Disney's Business Practices To Running

One of life’s greatest mysteries: common sense is rarely common practice. This was one of Walt Disney’s secret weapons against his competitors. Walt Disney instilled in his associates a relentless focus on the basics and the never-ending discipline to not get bored with business basics.

noel began running only 100 meters per day. It was months before he was running several miles a day. What enabled noel to manage his high cholesterol was finding creative ways to stay motivated when the inevitable boredom and desire to quit would come. And it always does.

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