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Milestone Monday, that’s what I’m calling it

Trashed Marlboro box in the sand
take boring and redundant and add deadly to it


Milestone Monday, that’s what I’m calling it. What else would you call it? I mean, Monday marks the beginning of the fifth year of writing five daily, differently-themed blogs.

So four full and complete years equals 7,300 blog posts (365 x 4 x 5= 7,300).

Truth be told, it’s closer to 7.8k.

This is an insignificant fact in everyone’s life except mine. I get that.

What is not insignificant in anyone’s life is the ability to persevere.

And perhaps, that’s the hidden gem in what might seem like a boring, redundant routine…

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This month jeff noel is encouraging Mid Life Celebration readers to follow all five daily blogs about work life balance. To go in an instant from this money (career) blog to the HQ blog, just click -> go to Next Blog


Einstein Versus jungle jeff

Unconditional Love Inspires
Unconditional Love Inspires

“Problems are never solved by the same level of awareness that created them.”   — Albert Einstein

Problems are simply nature’s way of getting our attention. Then it’s up to us to do something.  We almost never do.   – jungle jeff

The world is hurting.  It’s the elephant in the room, isn’t it?  Everywhere you look, people are scared.

There has never been a more important time, in recent memory, than now to step up and lead.

The inspired inspire.

Self-Evident jungle jeff

“All Truth Passes through three stages:
First it is Ridiculed,
Second; it is violently opposed,
Third; it is accepted as being self evident.”

—  Mahatma Gandhi

What is self-evident is not yet.

The “early adapters” see it, but no one else.

Rosa Parks Was Not, Was She?

Rosa Parks was not out to win a popularity contest.  Was she?

She also was not the first to refuse to give up her bus seat for a white man.  But thank goodness she did on December 1, 1955.  She was 42.

  • Where did her courage come from?
  • Why did she demonstrate it?
  • Did she have a plan?
  • What was she prepared to give up?
  • What did she think she’d gain?
  • Was she scared?

Rosa Parks is one of my heros, inspiring  me to use courage for the right reasons.  So today I commit to asking  the same questions.

And, by the way, it’s not a popularity contest.  Courage rarely makes you popular until years later.

It’s The Worst I’ve Seen

My friend is a small business owner.  He’s been in business for over 30 years.  Yesterday he told me, “This is the worst I’ve seen it”.

No one is coming into his store.  He has gotten creative and started, for the first time ever, going out looking for business. If business won’t come to him, he’s going to go to it.

I congratulated him on being successful for so long, and mentioned I started an LLC in January, and the odds are (overwhelmingly) stacked against me. In fact the odds are stacked against anyone starting a (small) business.

History and statistics don’t lie.

What to do?

Figure it out.  Failure is not an option.

History and statistics do not lie.