Who is responsible for who you want to become?

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Our contribution to society is largely rewarded with a paycheck (money)


Who is responsible for who you want to become?

Hint: It ain’t your boss.

Not saying your boss can’t help you. But what if your boss doesn’t seem to care. Do you stop?

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Years ago (1990s) my boss at that time said he (CFO) would not pay for my tuitition reimbursement for studies in Information Technology (as I was in Materials Management) even though it was a company benefit (pending manager’s approval). I didn’t let that stop me, I paid for my own studies until he was removed from his position at which time my new boss welcomed the additional learning. 20 years later and two Masters Degrees in Information Technology Management and Health Care Administration and Informatics, I am a Chief Information Officer of one of the largest physician group practices in the country. One of my favorite quotes is from Harold Hill in the Music Man when he is talking to Marian Paroo about meeting him at the foot bridge he says “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don’t know about you, but I’d like to make today worth remembering.”

  2. David, always love your observation and wisdom on the blog posts. Your personal experience coupled with the wisdom of a short quote or parable is like a seven-course meal. Delightful, satisfying, and sustaining.

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