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Don’t be effort-less

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Glacier National Park (GNK). Lake McDonald, Sprauge fire 2017. Paddle-boarder and kayaker.
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Glacier National Park, (GNP). Disney Characters brought from Orlando. Simply to make others smile as they walked by. Photo from outside my Apgar Village Inn room.
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Glacier National Park (GNP). Sprauge fire September 2017. From inside my Apgar Village Inn room.

Effort drives success more than talent. That’s how i represented, at age 50, the USA in the 2009 Masters Track and Field World Championships in Finland. It’s how i published a book in 2013. It’s why i am currently (2020) the unofficial world record holder for most blog posts by a single author (record is 17,212 posts, i’m closing in on 21,000).

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Hey jeff, why not try Open Sourcing your talent needs?

Epcot Food & Wine 2016
Among the masses, a solution awaits. Photo: Oct 9, 2016.

 

Hey jeff, why not try Open Sourcing your talent needs?

Hey, i like that idea. Thanks.

What does this mean?

It means social media is an amazing tool and people i’ve never met could potentially be just what i need.

 

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2016 Disney Talent Management Article

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The “Magic” is our ability to keep the reality of the hard work invisible.

 

It’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the work that makes it Magic.

A recent Disney Talent Management article from July (no longer available on this site) illustrates many things which aren’t specifically called out, including:

  • Everything takes longer than hoped
  • Collaboration is key
  • Creativity is key
  • Vision is key
  • Transformation is key

Lots of keys to the Kingdom.

Focus and discipline.

Let me try to hammer home the point.

It’s as absurd as when non-athletic people say this when talking about athletic people, “They don’t need to worry about dieting.”

Having run consistently for the past 17 years, since turning 40, i can tell you that there isn’t a single day that i don’t:

  • Weigh myself
  • Consciously evaluate every food choice i make on a daily basis
  • Feel frustrated at how easily i gain weight
  • Secretly wish i didn’t have to work so hard just to maintain my weight

You had no idea right?

 

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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.