Could This Change Your Life?

These secrets have no way of ever being discovered

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Downtown Disney at Disneyland. Our life becomes amplified with decisive action.


Where would i be if i had not written the first sentence in 2009?

Although it took 30 years to write the first sentence, it only took two more years to finish my first book.

And once it was finished, it took two more years to get the guts to publish it.

All told, a 34-year project.

Where would i be if i had not begun?

Publishing a book is a big deal until you do your first one, then you understand some secrets about life that you would have never discovered.

These secrets have no way of ever being discovered if we wait and do nothing.




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.


Being Brave

When we wait for somebody else to change nothing changes.

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I am Disney‘ is a mantra some can say with conviction and from experience (Ideas only Disney can do)


Nothing will change until:

  • leadership approves
  • HR approves
  • finance approves

Sound familiar?

When we wait for somebody else to change nothing changes.

Find an ethical way to do remarkable, amazing things at work that require zero approval, even if they are so small no one on your team notices.


Because your customers will notice, and they deserve remarkable and shouldn’t have to wait for it.

The exception is when you are a start-up and you are building and haven’t yet officially opened your doors.

And if you are the owner of the startup, as you build, be focused on blowing the roof off traditional expectations.

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You Have The Power

The most common way people give up their power is to believe they don’t have any.

Read and reread that thought, until you can embrace, and act, on the opposite. You are Mr Incredible, or Miss Incredible.

Not sure what tomorrow, April 1st, holds for jungle jeff and the rest of Mid Life Celebration, LLC.

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Get Over It

What grown man carries a Teddy Bear around the world…

Most people don’t believe they are capable of initiative. – Crowdsourcing

You either get over this hurdle or you don’t. What’s liberating about getting over it is the freedom to do the right things for the right reasons. We know these things intuitively, but society beats us down.

I say, fight back – until you triumph.

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You’ll Never Succeed Doing This

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It Could Happen

You Never Succeed By Being A Follower.

There are probably exceptions to this rule, but let’s be real.  The exceptions are just that, exceptions.

Please don’t get me wrong, following is good. And safe. And mostly predictable.

And then there are the questions of when, where, what, how and why?

Whatever it is that is important, should be visualized and evaluated.

Then, there is that simple choice:  Follow or lead.

And in my case, this took a lifetime.