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Everything Is Important

It’s starting (again) and it’s so predictable (again)

Disney Institute motivational speakers
Leaving Washington State in 1984, we moved to Orlando to carve out a life at Disney.

 

It’s starting (again) and it’s so predictable (again).

What can we do differently this year, assuming the odds are we have never been able to make the change we’ve set out to accomplish?

Nothing.

Pathetic isn’t it?

Years, decades even, of pathetic self-talk.

That’s when i received the gift.

And you can too.

The gift of feeling like a hypocrite – and i mean deeply, painfully feeling it. So painful i couldn’t stand it anymore. Only to fail again. Until one year…

The only antidote is to get so emotionally pissed off that you rise above your past and slay your demonic, self-defeating internal dialogue.

 

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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. This website is about our mental attitude.

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Recommit

Excitement or trepidation for 2016?

2016 calendar
Excitement or trepidation?

 

Excitement or trepidation for 2016? We have five days, counting today, to launch our new year plan. That is, unless you’re a freak and you decided to begin somewhere between Summer and Fall.

A toast…to all the freaks out there.

 

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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.

 

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.

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This Is Just For Me

Welcome to 2016, STOP

Weird Stop sign
Last night at the library, a book cover.

 

Sometimes, the things we do blow our minds. What was once something so ridiculously impossible, it never crossed our minds, is now something that is simply a daily habit.

It might also become something worth sharing.

And it might be something that some will take the wrong way.

Here’s the share.

Funny how blogging under your own terms means you can discover things few, if any, have discovered. So it’s quite exciting to be a pioneer an explorer. For instance, my blogging style has evolved since 2009 and while it happened ever so gradually, i’m now writing 100 days ahead.

No one on the Internet writes five daily, differently-themed blogs. And few have written a single blog for as many consecutive days (2,400+).

This means that what i’m writing right now (September 23, the 2015 Autumnal Equinox), is due to post on New Year’s Day 2016.

How cool is that?

The moral of the story?

  • It’s okay to make your own rules.
  • Be true to yourself (which means you need to go through serious growing pains first – there is no short cut).
  • Get started asap.

A year from now, you’ll wish you had begun today.

 

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1st month of retirement

The paradox of finishing

Mid Life Celebration

 

(photo: Looking forward to one last day at the office as an official Disney leader)

The paradox of finishing.

Today, Halloween 2014, is the final day as a full-time Walt Disney World Cast Member and Leader.

What looks like the finish line is actually not the end at all.

At. All.

It is the beginning.

A gutsy move to serve more, as if that’s even possible.

And it is.

PS. Intentionally picked Halloween because leaving something that’s in your DNA and that you love to do is really scary.

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Back To The Future

When habits are changed, new life is born

Apple email that iPhone 6 is ready for pickup

 

(photo: The smallest of details on the left, the date. Last night at 10:49pm Autumn officially began… and yet it’s New Year’s day)

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

Not the salutation we’d expect on January 1, 2015.

Feeling on fire with anticipation today?

That’s the magic of challenging the way we’ve always done things.

Writing this on September 23, 2014, it’s so easy to taste the future yet savor the current moment and the days ahead.

Like double dipping.

Last January 1st, as an experiment in humility, began omitting key words:

I, my, me, or mine.

A major life transition is something we wait for all our lives.

When habits are changed, new life is born

But if we don’t find creative, purposeful ways to change, guess what happens?

Nothing.

A year from now we’ll wish we had started something today.

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