Work like you mean it

Meandering to a different drummer means what?
Meandering to a different drummer means what?


Many years ago a close friend became something she never ever dreamed of becoming.

In the past few years she has felt a new calling, while simultaneously and continuously getting better at what she currently does.

And in fact, it’s something that compliments what she already does.

But the new calling is a dramatically different platform.

It might be like a drummer wanting to become a record producer.

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LinkedIn profile (retired) Thanksgiving Day 2013

Google jeff noel
Google your name and be amazed at what is revealed. Never heard of 1st & 3rd ones.


November 28, 2013… retired this long-standing LinkedIn profile. Time for a change.

And added Published Author to the resume.

Bottom line, my goal is to see you reach yours.

An organization’s greatest internal goal must provide daily inspiring outcomes for front line employees.

Because front line employees don’t go to work thinking, “How can I increase shareholder value today?”

But what if your employees voluntarily extended discretionary effort to your customers without additional pay? And what if they enjoyed it and took pride in surprising and delighting your customers?

What if your leaders behaved the same way towards their direct reports?



I do what I do because souls need to be “seen” and hope needs to be “touched”.

And give speeches to change the world and never give the same speech twice.

Crazy busy, right?

Story of our lives.

Are you satisfied?

No seriously, Are you satisfied?

If you answered “Yes”, well, this probably means goodbye, if “No”, you may be onto something…

International professional speaker to a million people.

When I’m done, your audience will think so differently about common sense they’ll feel like their life (and your Company), moving forward, will never again be the same.

Sooner or later it becomes crystal clear. Life is not a dress rehearsal. So I’m here to remind you why today is not a good day to put your dreams on hold.

Mid Life Celebration is a catalyst for positive change and regret-free living and leading.

Energizing, inspiring, insightful, thought-provoking, and fun. The perfect speaker, really.

Modus operandi: If I tell your audience the answers they’ll never remember. If I help them figure it out themselves, they’ll never forget.

The unfair advantage is simply the engagement volume and variety over 14 years, and a million people.


Be well and remain amazed.

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Blogging isn’t the product, it’s the preparation

Sitting at Starbucks yesterday, contemplating the options for Mid Life Celebration’s website landing page, this video had me realize something.



My business centers on speaking.

Prolific blogging and writing are simply the equivalent to an Olympic athlete staying in shape and honing her skills and abilities.

Blogging isn’t the product, it’s the preparation.

The book is the product.

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Jack Canfield’s #1 Advice Tip

Sure, It's Scary, But Don't Be Afraid
Sure, It's Scary, But Don't Be Afraid

Do you have a story you’d like to tell? You know, could you write a book? Do you dream of writing a story, writing a book? Me too.

On a recent call with Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup For the Soul co-author. His number one piece of advice for aspiring authors?

Write the book!

A few more nuggets tomorrow. Quit waiting. Do something. Carpe diem!

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Super Freak She’s Super Freaky

Kinda Freaky
Kinda Freaky

Okay, the human mind is remarkably strange.  This Rick James song from long ago is in my head. Why? Because I’ve just reflected on the past two jungle jeff blog posts.

Wake up calls. Corporate down-sizing. Christmas Day attempted terrorist attack. It’s all kinda freaky, super freaky.

The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch. Pancreatic cancer. Wife. Three young kids. Best-selling author. Hero. Role model. Computer Science Professor. Oprah Winfrey Guest. Deceased.

These are unprecedented times. Turbulent times. Stressful times. Uncertain times.

But time marches on.  Question is, “Will we?”