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Dear Son

True or false, we are all self-made?

True or false, we are all self-made?

Had to reread this and then it made perfect sense.

We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it. – Earl Nightingale

 

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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.

 

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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Disney Leadership Book

Wisdom comes from an underrated source

Writers coaches
Maybe 5 years ago, at the end of a presentation Mark did for aspiring writers, i spent $2k on Mark’s “Wealthy Writer’s Wisdom group”. Nothing happened from this. Successful failure.

 

 

So ridiculously simple we run right past it.

And the crazy thing is every one of us has a ton of experience because we’ve all made a ton of mistakes. And let’s not discount the mistakes from not taking action – all those times we hesitated and talked ourselves out of taking action.

Wisdom comes from an underrated source…

Wisdom comes from experience and experience comes from making mistakes.

To know is to do. To know and not do, is to not yet know.

Do something that scares you and eventually you won’t be so scared. This can become a daily habit.

Note: Spending $2k on Mark’s course was a mistake, but only in hindsight. What i got from the decision to act was learning that fact. But i continued to hold on, thinking something would change. It never did. Unsubscribing set me free and gave me peace.

 

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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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Recommit

Thriving strategies and tactics learned from a life at Disney

Top New Years Resolutions
Being fit and at a vibrant body weight, plus living life to the fullest – what if that was us?

 

Personal leadership is the most important, mission critical strategy for thriving in life versus surviving. Self-discipline is the key tactic in accomplishing this strategy.

There is nothing more important than being crystal clear on what your goal is.

For instance, my goal is to be an example for our son, rather than a warning. An example on how to age in a healthy, balanced way, and live with peace and contentment in spite of life’s never-ending hardships challenges.

Then be unwavering in your commitment in building, and lifetime maintenance of, a foundation based on:

  1. Impeccable honesty
  2. Behaving admirably
  3. Personal responsibility
  4. Self-control

We either work hard to be self-disciplined or we work hard recovering from poor self-discipline.

 

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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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Entrepreneurship

Should we run our lives like a business?

Apple Watch settings screen
Yesterday at Apple Store.

 

Walt Disney World tee shirt
Yesterday at Downtown Disney.

 

Recently heard something profound about one of the most admired brands in the world.

Simplify and focus.

And do not sacrifice quality.

Apple and Disney are great models for personal living.

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Everything Is Important

We never see it coming

palm trees and airplane
Yesterday doing email on a raft in the pool, a jet in upper left corner.

 

i think the reason i put off living vibrantly was because i was so busy trying to survive the day-to-day.

Because my life wasn’t vibrant, i kept things set to survival (busy) mode. Obviously, now is not the best time to live vibrantly, right? i’ll get to that later when i we get my life in order.

But then i thought what if this week is the best week that i’ll ever have in my entire life and i squander it and never regain it?

Thinking the best, most vibrant is ahead of us – and waiting for it – is dangerous.

That was really clear yesterday.

Yesterday, and the entire past week, has been crazy good.

Never saw it coming.

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