Sphere of Passions

water lily bud
Observation is a passion. Last night, a water lily bud.

What is in your sphere of passions?

UFO’s? No.

Climate change? Maybe.

Writing? Guess.

Balance? Yes.

Teaching? 💯%

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This website is about our MIND. To read today’s post about our BODY, click here.

The cross i bear from a lifetime at Disney…

Epcot's Spaceship Earth
Two days ago we went in just to have lunch and then returned to our house.


The cross i bear from a lifetime at Disney…

Torn between zealot and acceptance.

Being driven to excel at thinking differently and doing things differently is a huge risk.


Because it causes discomfort for many.

Discomfort is generally not something people willingly line up for.

What is so weird about this though is this, people (including me) desperately want things to get better – at work and in their personal lives.

What is mind boggling, for me, is how resistant people actually are to what they so desperately want.

As my Disney speaking and advising business continues to grow, i find the same thing with many organizations.




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.


Hat tip to the midlife zealot?

Jesus on the Cross inside Catholic Church
Thank goodness for the misfits, the outliers, and the crazy ones


Midlife zealot?

There’s a negative connotation and a positive one.

It’s up to us to decide.

And our choice frames everything else in our life – for the rest of our life.

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Is there such a thing as a midlife keener?

Three important flags blowing in the strong wind
When we see things differently, we experience them differently


Is there such a thing as a midlife keener? Here’s what Google revealed from ‘keener’:

CANADIAN (informal)
– a person who is extremely eager, zealous, or enthusiastic.
– “keeners who spent most of high school buried in homework”


It’s a really simple concept.

Midlife keeners spend most of their second half focused on thriving versus surviving.

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Midlife Maverick

Walt Disney, one of Humanity’s all-time greatest mavericks…

Maverick – noun:  A lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates.

A few months back, I searched Go Daddy for some domain names from a brainstorm. Midlife Maverick was taken.

But I discovered a brilliantly written article from the owner, Colin Hiles, entitled “The Big Idea That Changed My Life Forever”.

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