The beautiful truth is, it’s not

Disney Creating Magic Keynote Speech
Just getting started. Last week’s keynote speech in Memphis.


Receiving payment for a world-class Disney Keynote speech remains surreal, even after a year of receiving the first one.

If you would have told me 10 years ago that this would be my reality, i would have thought you were a lunatic.

Even in incredible success, it’s a little known fact entrepreneurs struggle with the huge leap they’ve made.

Leaping seems like it’s only possible for special people.

The beautiful truth is, it’s not.



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.

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That sure was a long, long time to wait to earn your first dollar

Small work table at USPS office
There is no Ivory Tower for the startup entrepreneur.


It took four years, eleven months to earn the first dollar.

And in the sixth year, the goal is to go from barely earning anything to recording a profit.

Lofty with low probability because of the track record.

Yet… the law of the harvest prevails – we will reap what we sow.

The notion of 90% plan, prepare, build, 10% execute.

But once the doors open for real business (and now they officially are), the percentages begin to change.

Don’t expect the weather to cooperate with your harvest schedule.

Yet do expect to harvest.


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