Giving back generously without expectation is fairly rare

Orange County Public Hearing
i was the second one in the room after our Headmaster.


Gave back (donated nearly two hours) to a Disney leader in the morning, offering advice and answering questions.

Invested four hours in supporting our High School’s efforts to secure the zoning variances needed to build a Visual and Performing Arts building that will then allow a partnership with Julliard.

Did i have the time to do these things?

Technically, no.

Two big deadlines are at risk.

And so it goes, one crazy day after another.




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.


He said, here, it’s yours

jungle jeff not far from where he started in 1982
jungle jeff not far from where he started in 1982 (photo: Nov. 17, 2013) (last night)


The tie was a gift from a colleague many years ago. All that was said was, “Really like your tie”. He said, here, it’s yours.

He must have felt like a million bucks in his insanely giving moment.

Like the feeling in photographs we see of extraordinarily grateful people.

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