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This Is Just For Me

One second a day app

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Yesterday while biking to Magic Kingdom. Note date and time in upper right.

Was reminded yesterday of the One-Second-A-Day app.

Had downloaded it a couple weeks ago.

Forgot about it and kinda forgot yesterday was January 1.

Got out of bed and took the first one-second video.

We are creatures of habit and there’s a decent chance i will struggle to remember to do this every day.

Anything that’s new and different from our habits and rituals is always at risk of failing.

Even good and fun things that don’t take long.

Imagine the odds when it’s painful (changing a habit) and not fun (because it’s painful) and takes what seems like forever.

Update (today, March 2): It lasted two days and haven’t done it since January 3. Why? Guessing because it wasn’t that important.

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Disney Leadership Book

Must. Write. Second. Book.

Must. Write. Second. Book.

One month ago i thought i could begin on April Fools Day 2016 and accomplish two ambitious goals:

  1. Begin and finish the second book’s storyboard
  2. Get the first draft edited and have it be ready for formatting.

One out of two ain’t bad.

 

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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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Authenticity (New Currency)

The bridge between where you want to be and where you are now is

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WordPress Wordcamp Orlando 2013 registration desk

 

This is sorta like a math challenge, but different.

The bridge between where we want to be and where we are now is what we are doing today, this week and next.

It revolves around second chances.

But, there are hurdles…. excuses, regrets.

And sunshine… hope, opportunity.

And a catch (theres always a catch isn’t there?)… permission.

And sometimes, if we’re lucky, a bonus…. a wake up call.

And the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… balance.

It’s a bridge not many of us pursue… second chances.

Wisdom is when we no longer wait for permission because we are now (finally) crystal clear who grants it.

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Mid Life Crisis Is When...

Taught early on to play it safe, unfortunately this lasts a lifetime

Orlando Elementary School intersection crossing
Out for an early morning run, waiting for traffic signal to cross safely

 

Orlando Elementary School intersection crossing
Frequently crossing this intersection, but rarely seeing a crowd, except for today

 

Orlando Elementary School intersection crossing
Taught early on (rightfully so) to play it safe. Unfortunately this lasts a lifetime for many.

 

Midlife is for taking risks.

If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted on the Sistine floor.  – Neil Simon

Funny, right?

When it’s someone else denying their potential, but what about when’s it’s us?

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PS. Correction: Our entire life is for taking risks, and midlife becomes our last great chance to get back on track.

 

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Faith

Here’s The Crazy Thing About Small Business Startups That Should Energize Anyone Struggling In These Tough Economic Times

Everyone appreciates what a lifeguard represents, especially in rough surf.

Sure, the usual and customary three years to successfully launch seems fair and reasonable. However, the global economic crisis is neither fair nor reasonable. Anyone who willingly spends their life savings to create products and services ought to be given a usual and customary deeper dive.

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