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Dear Son

Being self-employed accelerates your disdain for theory

 

The world is full of critics.

i used to be one.

No longer.

Most critics have no idea how things actually get done.

i didn’t.

i thought things got done well, or poorly, based on someone’s ability to practice sound theory.

Theory is for amateurs.

The dreams, the struggles, the setbacks, the compromises, the weaknesses, the defeats, the perseverance, the joy, the creativity, and ultimately if you stay self-employed long enough and discard theory, the triumph.

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Being Brave

In real life, inspiring, aspirational theory can eat you alive

Executive coaching
Executives live in a prison cell if they’re not careful – the fear of being wrong.

 

Much of the allure of great thinkers (say, Steve Jobs) is the spin the marketing and public relations people put on what the public gets to consume.

Yes, we know these people are or were ridiculously driven, yet we selectively push that aside because driven people are often exceptionally difficult to be around.

This my friends, is one of the proverbial crosses a visionary entrepreneur must carry.

It’s also the reason why so many people fall in love with the “text book theory” narrative.

Theory is so inspiring, especially from a distance.

In real life, inspiring, aspirational theory can eat you alive.

i love knowing this first hand.

 

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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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If Disney Ran Your Life

From theory to Magic

Florida insect shedding
Noticed this today.

 

Florida insect shedding
Closer inspection revealed only a shell. Can you imagine how challenging shedding that must be?

 

From theory to Magic.

Provide hope where it’s elusive.

Impossible seems so real.

Until someone guides you past it.

 

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This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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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Could This Change Your Life?

It’s pretty useless

 

It’s pretty useless to try to be someone you’re not. Arm-chair quarterbacks are not real players, yet they can critique what they watch on TV as if they could have done it better.

Same happens to those of us who read and believe the business theories.

My life changed when I stopped evaluating business and leadership from the sidelines.

 

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This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Theory is useless without one critical success factor

Disney Customer Service Speaker
This came to me out of nowhere yesterday, after a phone call with a book publisher.

 

Common sense.

Questions.

Paradox.

The three tools of my trade.

 

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This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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.