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Dear Son, in the long run, here’s how we catch happiness

empty room with wooden floors
Purpose versus money – one might leave us empty

 

Dear Son, in the long run, here’s how we catch happiness:

We don’t catch happiness by doing work that chases profits.

We catch happiness by doing work that chases purpose.

And when our purpose is unclear, money becomes even more alluring.

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Top three biggest career moves jeff noel ever made

Disney Janitor painting a water Mickey Mouse
Teacher – student – living the dream

 

Top three biggest career moves jeff noel ever made:

  1. Disney World Internship 1982
  2. Walt Disney World fulltime 1984
  3. Stopped pursuing promotional positions 2008

An astonishing discovery. Mastering a job you love and creating art with it is your career’s pinnacle.

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Could we pursue perseverance the way an Olympian pursues Gold medals?

Mickey Mouse and jeff noel
One was created by an artist, one pursues art

 

Could we pursue perseverance the way an Olympian pursues Gold medals?

On the fourth and final program day, the Orlando Interpretation company co-founder pulled me aside, “I’ve been talking with the two interpreters and the three of us agree you’re the best Facilitator we’ve ever encountered”.

Dear Son, I was stunned.

We do what we do, in this case 14 years as a professional speaker, carrying insecurities about our worth.

This is an example of how being an artist creates (deep) impact.

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Dear Son, At The End Of The Day, Find A Million Ways To Be Happy In Your Job

Dear Son, no job is perfect. Many, not even close. The goal is to balance what you get to do with what you have to do. The “Get to do” should be at least 51%, versus 49% “Have to do”.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, consider creating it from the blueprints of your dreams.

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Who Cares More, Works Harder, Thinks Deeper, Or Reaches Higher?

Dear son, remember that friend I told you about that has something no one else on the team possesses (and everyone thinks they are unique, by the way)?

All teams consist of people with different, definable work experience attributes:

  • Longevity
  • Diversity
  • Expertise
  • Goals

What most teams lack to some degree is a person who would do the job even if they weren’t paid. Someone who cares more, works harder, thinks deeper or reaches higher.

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