Professionally Speaking

The thesis statement for how to transform your work

Peter Pan Parade float at Walt Disney World
All you need is faith, trust and Pixie Dust.


The thesis statement for how to transform your work.

Over-focus on the same things you used to under-focus on or ignore.


If you work for someone else, you will never be compensated for what you are worth.

Wait, sorry, correction – you are paid what you’re worth – a corporation has an obligation to control costs.

Labor costs are managed by having yearly caps for salary increases.

So your 2-3% increase is all you’re worth in the corporate machine.

Suggestion: start your own enterprise and you will find out quickly (give it at least three years) how much you are worth.

PS. The only way to be successful in a sea of people trying to do exactly what you are trying to do – starting a business – is to be different than everyone else.

You can try to be the best in the world (unlikely) or you can try to be different.

There are a million ways to stand out – you simply have to invent yours.

Over-focusing is the only way this is possible.


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Could This Change Your Life?

We’ve struck a verbal agreement for the next 120 days

Windermere Runners Club
No written agreement, just a verbal promise to help someone learn about personal responsibility in a balanced way. Toughest workout of the Summer Season.


The day began early at the High School track and it was by far the toughest workout this summer. Not many teens, nor adults, begin their day with strenuous physical activity. Not many business owners pay contractors in advance.

We’ve struck a verbal agreement for the next 120 days. A pre-paid monthly salary and then transition to a traditional post-work pay structure.

Paying in advance happens, but it’s rare.

Scarcity usually makes something more valuable.




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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Dear Son

Dear Son, Part 4 of 5

Try to become the very best at whatever it is you do…

Dear son, your contribution to society will be a long journey of self-discovery. Or maybe not. Don’t worry, most people don’t know what they want to be when they grow up.

There will be phases and cycles in your career journey. Promotions. Setbacks. Glorious triumph. And unfair treatment.

Take the good with the bad, learn from both. Continuously work to improve yourself. Society will pay you back with a salary. For example, 3 public speaking jobs:

  1. Jungle Cruise Skipper = less than $100 per day
  2. Corporate Professional Speaker = $100’s per day
  3. Self Employed Entrepreneurial Speaker = $1,000’s per day

Read part 5 of 5 at Next Blog


Yesterday’s Point

Yards Cost More
Yards Cost More

Your salary will be different if you are a manager or a leader.

Managers can make good money. Leaders in the same industry make even more.

The more money you make, the more you can do.

Being a manager is hard. Being a leader is even harder.

And then there’s being a business owner.