Less Is More

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.Thomas Jefferson

We operate the same way in my homeowner association. We don’t invent new rules, because Orange County, Florida has all the rules we need to govern.

It’s the same in my small entrepreneurial business. Streamline and simplify. It’s hard. Like writing a short, pithy blog post.

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Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity

“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!  I say let your affairs be as one, two, three and not a hundred or a thousand…..  We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without”.   — Henry David Thoreau

Sure looks good on paper.

I don’t know about you, but I have a lot on my plate:

  1. Faith
  2. Family
  3. Career

These are the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Each one has a subset of additional topics.

1. Servant, Disciple, Church, Prayer, Emmaus Brothers, Catechism, First Holy Communion, Lector, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Cub Scouts, Networker, Volunteer, Innovator.

2. Servant, Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin, Neighbor, Friend, Home Owner, Yard Man, Mechanic, Pet Owner, Chief Financial Officer, Investor, Small Business Owner, Writer, Professional Speaker, Student, Leader, Teacher, Historian, Networker, Innovator, Runner, Athlete, Comedian.

3. Servant, Leader, Follower, Team Member, Teacher, Professional Speaker, Idea Generator, Envelope Pusher, Ambassador, Spokes Person, Student, Trainer, Lead Generator, Historian, Writer, Helper, Friend, Colleague, Profit Driver, Innovator, Traveler, Listener, Planner, Comedian.

No wonder it’s so challenging for me to relax.

I’ll tell you what though, I would rather be aware of this and consciously and consistently work on simplification, than to be oblivious.

Plus, the harder I work, the luckier I get.

Carpe diem!

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Got Mid Life Soul?

Got Mid Life soul?

These people got soul, even if they’re not in mid life, we can GET inspired, to BE inspired.

Are you inspired?

I am.  Visit Lane 8 to see why.

Here’s the You Tube Nike Commercial…..


Mental wellness. Physical wellness. Spiritual wellness. Financial wellness.

All of it.

It’s our responsibility to do the best we can. And at mid life, most of us have the blessing of having people watching us.  Watching whether or not we live up to our responsibility.

Like all the Nike ads challenge – just do it.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

PS.  Did you notice the last runners legs and feet?  If you didn’t, you should.   It will remind many to quit complaining and just get on with doing something.