Paradox gap

Instagram post screen shot with two men
The paradox of a suit and tie to jeans and a t-shirt.

Paradox has two diametrically opposing, opposite ends of a spectrum.

i envision a horizontal line with zero at the left end and 100 at the right end. The right number can be any number. Using 100 for simplicity.

Another way of quantifying the horizontal graph is on the left end is “Never” and the right end is “Always”.

Both ends are beliefs, statements, (possibly) facts, generalities, and so on. In between are levels of “more or less”.

Both ends represent the 100% opposite of the other.

Mid life crisis vs mid life celebration.

Go the extra mile vs go the extra inch.

Balance is a myth vs balance is not a myth.

Never saw it coming vs I’m not surprised.

Reflecting this morning on the ninth year since my friend and colleague took his life in his office, right after he sent a scathing email targeting five top leaders. Our entire team received it at 8:47 AM.

i remember it like it was yesterday.

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Rebuild with ashes

Apple Watch fitness display
Our small 30-lot community is divided. Those for keeping up with the times and those against change. We haven’t increased our homeowner’s dues from $200 since 1997.

You can’t rebuild with ashes. Let go of the unchangeable past and move forward, wiser.

dad

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What’s your canvas?

Disney keynote Speaker Jeff Noel in mountains
My canvas? Life. My art? Helping you .think .differently (even in the middle of nowhere)

With compounding, steadily invest in work where you get to do more than you have to do. 

dad

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Career compounding

disney customer service speaker Jeff noel
Initiative led to this trip and the trips before and after it.

Lifelong initiative compounds nicely compared to not taking initiative.

dad

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Required work

Disneyland food offering
Every business has the same ingredients. Leaders, employees, customers, business loyalty, creativity and innovation. Even non-profit businesses. Habits make or break the recipe.

How much work is required to change your habits?

Depends on the habit, what you get from investing in it, how long it’s been done, and how motivated you are for better outcomes…

It’s hard until it isn’t.

dad

You know this.

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