Does Your Vision Do This?

Does your vision – personal, professional, or both – send a shiver down your spine when you think or talk about it?

What if it did?

What would it take?

As a professional speaker, a wise person once told me, “Jeff, if you look out at your audience, and they look bored, you’re boring them”.

To me, this means if I’m  bored with my thinking, and not motivated, excited or inspired enough, it’s my responsibility to take action.

There are many ways to figure this out.  It happened to me and I’m applying my best efforts to, as Gandhi said, “You must become the change you wish to see in the world”.

What about you?

Thank goodness it’s Monday.  Bring it on.  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

Twitterdom or Wisdom?

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Twitterdom or Wisdom?

This thought-provoking article is worth a few minutes of your time.

Oh, I almost forgot, you don’t have 180 seconds to spare.

I was at Starbucks on Friday and ordered a tall (which is really a small – too funny) cup of coffee.  They were out.  So if Starbucks has to brew a fresh pot for you – in 180 seconds – they provide it complimentary.

When he made the offer, I thought, “I don’t have three minutes.  I gotta get going“.

Then it hit me, “If you don’t have 180 seconds to spare in your life, you better go look in the mirror and ask why”, I said to myself.

It was amazing, in those brief three minutes, what I saw in the mirror.

I saw a man who has a difficult time fitting all life’s puzzle pieces together.  But a man who doesn’t give up.

I was sad and happy all in the course of 180 seconds.

After picking up my son at summer camp, we went to Gold’s Gym for an hour.

It was a great day, because I took even more time to reflect on what’s important, and then acted on it

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

Twitter This

Twitter This.

Even if you’re not into social media, social networking, or social marketing, that’s OK.

Many folks are resistant to change.  It’s human nature.    Neither bad nor good.   It is what it is.

However, there is also a classic truth:

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Maybe it’s having an eight-year old in our house that inspires me to stay current.  Maybe it’s the fact that I can be enthusiastic about change and embrace it, or, I can be unenthusiastic and let it suffocate me.

Like I always say, “The choice is ours.  Always is, always has been”.

Today’s Orlando Sentinel article, Social network Twitter ushers in new era for athletes, is yet another story on social media becoming, well, socially acceptable.

Now if we can just figure this out for business…..

Keynote Speaker Phillip Van Hooser

Disney fans, jungle jeff readers, Executives, Leaders, entrepreneurs, and everyone else visiting jungle jeff today, I’ve got a special opportunity for you.

It is my distinct pleasure to introduce you to Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, CPAE, and President Elect – The National Speaker’s Association (NSA).

The reason I feel so compelled to do this is because I met Phil, and got to know him, at the 2009 NSA Winter Conference at The Walt Disney World Resort a few months ago.

I particularly want to share his June 15 blog post entitled, The Truth About Managing Change.

Phil’s blog post on managing change struck a chord with me, when I read this excerpt:

“A transformational leadership approach says, “It’s already broken, or it’s going to break. How can we seize the opportunities we have now to make it better?”

In these turbulent times, we have the opportunity to use a level of creativity and innovation that rarely, if ever, gets tapped.

Creativity involves risk.  Risk jeopardizes consistency.  Consistency is the hallmark of quality service.  Quality service is how you build your brand.

If your brand is actually your reputation, you might go as far as saying that your very reputation is on the line.

Scary, eh?

Our rewards in life are directly linked to the level of creativity, and it’s inherent risk, we demonstrate.

I hope you have time to visit Phil’s website, view a few of his videos and read his blog.  If you are looking for inspiration and practical ideas, you won’t have to look far.

Make it a GREAT day, because if you don’t, who will?  If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

Dream Big!

This blog has been an inspiring way to look at my personal mission to be a catalyst for positive change.

Writing here, has stretched my thinking, and has absolutely made me a better presenter and professional speaker.  Period.  End of story.

I am even going to go so far as to say it is, a dramatic leap from my old thinking, and my old performing.  Seriously!

The big vision?  To become world-class!  As a professional speaker.

Remember, I’m the crazy guy who says, “If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough“!

Make today an opportunity to get one day closer to your dramatic leap in thinking and performing, because if you don’t, who will?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂