What would you do if money where no object?

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If money was no object…


i’d start every day praying, reading, reflecting, writing.

And as i did those things, i’d wait patiently and joyfully for the sun to rise each morning.

i’d walk away from things and people that, intuitively, didn’t feel right.


i’m already doing those things.

Over to you, if money was no object…


(hint: scroll down six more lines of text to reach link to next themed question…i write daily on five different sites: mind • body • spirit • money • hq)




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.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.


Why the original goal of a million dollars is not appropriate

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2014


Most authors make no money from book sales. When you factor time, and expense, it’s pretty much a losing proposition by itself. The exception is when a book goes viral (like getting on Oprah).

The opportunity to generate revenue is from speaking (and perhaps products related to the book’s cause – think “Life is good” brand).

Writing a book adds decent credibility. It’s gutsy – because if it wasn’t, more of us would do it.

Driving a 24-year old car, and keeping expenses low, and determined to raise money until a cure is found.

The original goal was to raise one million dollars, but decided not to limit the amount. Nor stop trying until the cure is here.

Once that’s done, we can move on to the next thing that needs serious help.

A friend’s spouse has had 33 surgeries from Crohn’s disease, and the last one was to remove the only remaining portion of his digestive system.

Our son has Crohn’s and is exponentially more likely to get colon cancer than a person without Crohn’s. Last anyone checked, colon cancer is bad news.

Make no small plans.

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Dear IRS, Mid Life Celebration, LLC Will Not Quit

I, jeff noel, swear under oath, that I will not quit.

Dear IRS, thank you for believing in the spirit of America’s desire to see small business startups succeed. Most boot-strapped startups never make it to profitability. Why? Because of the tremendous challenges – money, time, energy, commitment, ingenuity.

PS. Mid Life Celebration, LLC refuses to quit. Please have faith in it’s vision and my determination.

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