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Are You A Workaholic?

What Is Normal?
What Is Normal?

Are you a workaholic?

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 🙂

Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction.

Disney has taught me to analyze my leadership values.  And more than that, to analyze my leadership behaviors.

Funny thing is, my values and my behaviors were contradictory.

The other funny thing, I was clueless.  Seriously clueless.  The origin of the phrase blind spot comes from the fact that everyone can see it but one person – they have a blind spot.

Plus, everyone else is chicken to say anything, because confrontation is uncomfortable, and many times, ugly.

Who wants that?  Who needs that?  Not me.  Not you.  No one is lining up for that kind of stress.

So I confronted myself.  It was not ugly, but is was uncomfortable.  And then it was impossible.  I had suspected it for years, but only casually, because the truth would mean I had dramatic life-altering changes to make.

I’ll tell you more tomorrow, or maybe later this week.  We’ll see.  For now though, carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂