Let’s rename advice to suggestion

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After my leadership keynote, a client told me he made a commitment to learn all the staff member’s names, because he realized not knowing was really poor leadership. Here’s my response:

Advice? Let’s rename it to suggestion, since you haven’t officially asked.

Five years ago i stopped all texting, emails and phone calls while driving. Our Son was ten. i didn’t reveal what i was doing for 90 days.

After three-plus months i asked him, while we were stopped at a red light, “Have you noticed anything different about me?”

He responded with, “Did you get your hair cut?”

We quickly got to the end goal.

He had noticed.

A lot.

By the time he gets his permit, he may not recall me texting and driving. My clear expectation that he never texts while driving will carry so much more weight, because there will be no double standard. People hate double standards. Betting you do. Your staff is no different.

My advice suggestion:

i wouldn’t announce what you are doing. At all. Just do it.

And while you’re doing it, sneak in a bit of casual conversation – getting to know them, but don’t make it seem like an interview or an interrogation. They’ll get suspicious and start talking about you behind your back.

They’re going to talk about you behind your back anyway, but if you do it right (intentionally), the buzz/rumors will be extraordinarily positive.

Go slow, be sincere, and find a million ways to stay motivated.

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Don’t say a thing

Last night at the birthday eve dinner at Japan's Teppen Edo
Last night at the birthday eve dinner at Japan’s Teppen Edo


Our best teaching tool for others is our personal example. Mind, body, spirit, money, hq.

Show the way without saying a thing.

Be amazed and be amazing today.

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Pull the lever, vote for Weaver

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Mayor Weaver, right, on Main Street USA. jungle jeff, on left.


I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. – Lily Tomlin

This is a most unlikely story.

Never found a role model for balance in my 30 years at Disney, so i committed to becoming the role model.

And failed.


Balance felt so elusive while at Disney that i began to wonder if it was even a real thing.

It truly felt unattainable.

Then, in a moment of stunning simplicity, i asked the most basic question: “Jeff​, are you satisfied?”

You can easily guess the answer.

It took 30 years to write the first sentence.

Two years to write.

And two more years still, to get the guts to publish.

It takes about 60-75 minutes to read.

What’s scary are the profoundly simple insights. They stimulate and then inspire rethinking, reprioritizing and recommitting.

With the investment of a few clicks and $4.99, you can instantly have a copy.

Five bucks.

Is this too big a risk?

If you can’t afford it, send me your email and i’ll buy it for you.

You need to read this book.

My book on Amazon (and Kindle) is the guide the world has needed.

My email if you want a free copy: jeff.noel@me.com
If texting is better for you: 407-538-4341

Link to Amazon.

PS. This is a bonus post, actually written and posted on the same day, May 3, 2015. Today’s scheduled post is directly below… just scroll down.