The Answers Are Obvious

Man's Best Friend
Man's Best Friend

The answers are obvious to the person who thinks things through, paying particular attention to what’s common sense.

What did you answer from yesterday’s choices?

The correct answer is open the window, let the dog sniff and reward the dog for waking you up.

You get bonus credit if you made an additional choice that wasn’t offered (on purpose), to grab a flashlight and take your dog outside to sniff even more thoroughly.

Why not yell at your dog to shut up and be quiet?  After all, you work hard, you’re exhausted, and you have a big day tomorrow.

And On The 7th Day He….

On the seventh day he rested?

Nope.  He floated.

I spent last week at one of Florida’s best beaches, Sanibel Island.  It was the polar opposite of wearing business suits and standing in front of hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of business professionals, delivering keynote speeches.

In between the Writer’s Retreat I was attending, while my Family relaxed, I had opportunities to join them.

Float.  Swim.  Shell.  Sun.  Shade.  Relax.

It’s no different really than when business professionals visit world-class convention destinations like The Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland, or any of the other great Disney Destinations.

Most business professionals attend programs during the day, and also find time to enjoy some things with their family or friends.

And remember the other day I wrote a post, “Where was Obama”? Do you recall the point I was trying to make? Well, it’s the same point here.

By design, I’ve just shared a small glimpse of jungle jeff you haven’t heard about before.

People ask me all the time, “Where do Central Floridians go to get away”?

The intent here is simply having you see me as regular person, who does the same things everyone else does.  It works for the President.  Maybe it’ll work for me.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

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 🙂

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Walt Disney & Roy Disney

Walt Disney and Roy Disney.  What a combination.  One of the key things that made them a great team was their differences.

Walt, in my opinion, was the modern-day father of creativity.   Roy, well, perhaps a financial genius. And both were very hard workers.

I think I met their reincarnations last night, on Sanibel Island.

I’ll call them Vince and Dirk.

Two men, both entrepreneurs, formed a small business partnership, and shared with me their incredible vision for their future.

What I love about Vince and Dirk is they represent, to me, seasoned business professionals who are capitalizing on these turbulent times, using technology and creativity, to position themselves for growth.

One watches every penny.  One uses enthusiasm to spawn creativity.  Both hustle and work incredibly hard.

I got excited just listening to their story.

If you told your story to a complete stranger, do you think that stranger would get excited about what you’ve done and what you are about to do?

I sure hope so.  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂