Do Not Collect

Do you enjoy being pressured by others?

Balance Keynote speaker jeff noel
This blog is about our contribution to society (work).


Let us assume a fair amount of time (two weeks or more) has passed…

i hate pressing people for an answer.

i also dislike waiting.

But i’ll wait because patience is a virtue.

And disorganized people – overwhelmed by their demanding schedules and skewed priorities – can take forever to get back to you with a simple yes or no answer.

No means move on.

Yes means it’s time to roll up our sleeves.

There’s a huge difference.

But in the silence of not hearing anything, you live in an unproductive world.




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.


Could This Change Your Life?

Overwhelmed by email?

jeff noel quote
Used Buffer’s Pablo app to create this last night.


Overwhelmed by email?

The harsh reality?

It’s our responsibility to figure it out.


This constant overwhelm will not fix itself.

Left unchecked, it poisons our soul so slowly we never notice.

It’s been a month now that i drew a line in the sand and asked:

Can i go to bed each night with no emails in my in-box, trash, and sent folders?

Like nearly everything, the answer is yes if we chose to make it so.

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Being Brave

That feeling of being overwhelmed at work

Glacier National Park east side


(Photo: Vacation is designed to take our minds completely away from work… and to return recharged)

That feeling of being overwhelmed at work.

When does it ever get conquered?

And who’s leading the charge?

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