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Morons Beware

Morons beware. I don’t use moron in my vocabulary, because it sounds derogatory. However, using it in a blog title is catchy and gutsy. In business, who doesn’t like that combination?

“The death of education and the dawn of learning”. (can you identify the “morons”?):

Bob Dylan said it best, “He who’s not busy being born, is busy dying”.

Betting nine out of ten will not watch this video. Nine out of ten don’t exercise either.  Nine out of ten spend more than they earn.

Not judging. Just stating simple probability. Only the mediocre are at their best all the time.

If not today, when. The clock is ticking. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

PS. There were no morons in the video.

You’ll Never Come Up With Anything Original

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original”.   — Sir Ken Robinson

Ok, just know this up front, this video is 19 minutes.  And I guarantee if you are smart enough to watch it, you will thank me for finding it.

Click here to be enlightened and to laugh pretty hard too.

Stick your head in the sand? Ok, sounds good.  Later.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

Overcoming Disability

Overcoming disability.  Yes.  An invisible disability.  For real.

Spoke a week ago about overcoming addiction. and that I’d elaborate on that.  Not quite ready too.

Meanwhile, thought I’d layer on another challenging situation I’ve worked through.  Overcoming disability.

Not ready to elaborate on that either.

It almost makes me angry, the vibe I get from people who think I have no idea what darkness and dispair look like. What impossible odds look like.  What fear and self-doubt look like.

I can almost hear people say, “You talk a good talk Jeff, but you have no idea what I’m going through”.

We have a saying in the small Pennsylvania town I grow up in, “Bullcrap”!

Writing this makes me stronger.  Hope reading it makes you stronger.  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

Seth Godin, BFF?

Seth Godin’s perspective on Leading.

It’s quite common for me to fantasize that Walt Disney and I are related because of the similarities in the way I believe our thinking aligns.

Come to find out there’s another “crazy man” out there that is growing on me.  Seth Godin.

It almost makes you want to snort milk out of your nose when you hear what some people think leadership is.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff noel 🙂

jungle jeff Social Media Expert?

jungle jeff Social Media Expert?  Maybe. Says who?

You know how you get to be an expert? I certainly didn’t.  Because I , and so few others, stick with anything long enough and passionately enough to master it, let alone become the teacher.

That’s when you start becoming the expert.  When people come to you to learn.

What does it take to be a social media expert?  Here are a few of my guesses:

  • Have at least 1,000 blogs posts to be taken seriously
  • Be on Google results front page for all your websites
  • Host multiple blogs
  • Post daily (say five per day)
  • Generate millions of hits annually
  • Use the big social media tools
  • Be on the curve for the newly emerging tools
  • Make money and change lives
  • Have fun
  • Have guts
  • Have decently thick skin
  • Be prepared to work hard and stretch yourself

I don’t make anything up.  That’s part of my personal brand commitment.

Audacious ain’t it?  Maybe even antagonistic?  Perfect.

That’s part of my brand promise too.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂