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Dear Son

Dear doubt

Disney Magic Moments
Creating “Magic Moments” last night by asking little girls (princesses) for their autograph. Photo: last night, Day 7.

 

Tired Disney Guests
Having the best vacation of your entire life can be taxing. Photo: last night.

 

Dear doubt,

i remember how you tried to convince me, the closer i got to retirement, to not do it.

i almost believed you.

Doubt is really self-bullying in disguise.

It’s unacceptable to do it to others, why would you tolerate it on yourself.

 

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Being Brave

You know the saying, “Impossible is nothing”?

Map My Run screen shot
Routinely running 8-10 miles three times a week was impossible until i (got older) retired.

 

Most of us are buried (daily) with things to do so we race through our stress-filled days.

i remember many years decades of wondering if it was possible to break free and design a life that was different, and better, than the rat race i was living.

Turns out, it’s not impossible.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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Professionally Speaking

It comes with the territory

Best Disney Conference Speakers
Doing a little extra is a habit. Most won’t notice it, but do it anyway.

 

The Vancouver client is taking a long time to confirm me as their speaker. This means one of two things:

  1. They aren’t sure how to nicely tell me no.
  2. They are simply crazy busy and the speech is over a month away.

One day, you feel on top of the world. The next, not so much.

It comes with the territory.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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Being Brave

Now you’re on to something

Landscaping van near Walt Disney World
Who’s taking care of your fears?

 

There’s only one comfort zone that seems useful.

Getting comfortable with fear.

Dancing with fear.

Falling in love with fear.

Because once the relationship is rock solid, we understand there is nothing to fear.

Get comfortable being uncomfortable.

Then soar.

And thrive.

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Being Brave

Plagued by our own potential

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
The final brother and his wife arrived last night (Friday July 31).

 

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
It took ten minutes to move from parking lot to cabin.

 

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
There’s one in every crowd. lol

 

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
Howard Doran on grill.

 

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
The joy of reuniting is different for each of us.

 

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
Another viewpoint.

 

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
After dinner catching up as the sun sets.

 

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
Some haven’t seen each other in 20 years, or more.

 

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
In a way, it’s almost like we haven’t been apart.

 

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
The conversation is still lively.

 

2015 West Chester University friends reunion
Some played cards after dinner.

 

Plagued by our own potential.

If we could slay our fear and doubt, we’d literally astonish ourselves.

This applies to work, of course.

And it also applies to something we no longer think about…our health.

For the past 48 hours, being with my ‘”brothers”, i can’t help but feel compelled to think about how we will age, if given the privilege, for the next 10, 20, or 30+ years.

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