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Island Time

#Patience

#Patience

Always.

No exceptions.

 

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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.

 

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Peace In Your Soul

We can not eliminate stress with stress

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People who are being targeted without warning and without options.

 

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Irony.

 

We can not eliminate stress with stress.

 

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MidLife Celebration Is...

Pushing every single day to move an inch

Florida Sand Hill Cranes
Yesterday: Nature is a great teacher in understanding how life is taken one day at a time.

 

How do we push every single day to move an inch? Can our mental attitude continue to grow through midlife and beyond?

In our youth, growth was literally unstoppable. We physically developed one day at a time for the first 18-21 years. Then things began to slow dramatically. This is the nature of living things. Birth. Growth. Reproduction. Decline. Death.

The physical manifestation of this metaphor is easy to visualize.

But what about growing a teen’s attitude about self-confidence, risk-taking, and personal responsibility?

The ninth-grader’s Math teacher shared last night that for the past two days, the 15-year old has chosen a different seat, and, has spoken up, publicly, twice in one class.

The milestone was on the first day he sat differently. We talked about it for weeks. Finally found a way to make it compelling. This seemingly insignificant act could be the catalyst for his transformation.

This story makes me wonder what this means to any of us, as 30, 40, and 50 year olds.

 

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Thankfulness

An illuminated mind thrives on learning

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Yesterday morning, client meeting.

 

An illuminated mind, like an illuminated hotel, can be a joy to behold.

Learning is like light. And often, learning arrives at our doorstep when we practice exceptional listening.

Yesterday, our 60-90 minute meeting went 4.5 hours. It flew by. Mostly because of the wonderful and fascinating storytelling by the senior executive i was meeting for the first time.

Can’t remember the last time i was such a gracious listener. It was illuminating. Priceless really.

 

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Recommit

Becoming excellent is too much trouble

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The world moves forward thanks to overachievers.

 

Blogging is way over rated. So is running. And prayer too, while we’re at it. And anything else that the experts tout is good for us.

You know why?

Because most people’s efforts are half-hearted at best.

Walt Disney’s professional life was a life that was incredibly “all in”.

Please don’t misunderstand, most of us start out all fired up. It’s just this whole notion of dedicating our lives to it. That’s the trouble with becoming excellent, it takes so much freakin’ effort.

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