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Blogging & Social Media

I’m Totally Blogging This

Undeniably Required

About 4,500 Mid Life Celebration blog posts have been written by jeff noel, The Blog Whisperer. Over 900 blog posts here at jeff noel.org

It all started from one Father’s 100-day challenge to write a book for his young son. A promise he made 30 years prior.

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Blogging & Social Media

Why Blog, Tweet, Post Videos, Chat? Why Social Media?

Been saying' this for a long time

Social media is the new resume. Blogging, particularly using WordPress, is one of the best ways to make a positive impact. Twitter can feed your blog. You Tube feeds Google. A well-fed blog feeds Google. Google feeds your reputation. You good with that?

But remember, the seed comes from you.

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

Sorry, jeff noel Couldn’t Resist This Silly Nonsense

(Double) Seriously?

Deja vu. Seriously? As I jogged through The University of New Mexico campus in April, many beautiful photos were captured. This one bringing a big grin.

I no longer wear a watch. Doing so feels like the department of redundancy department.

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No really

How Can Balance Ruin It?

Balance Is Nearly Impossible
Balance Is Nearly Impossible

Do you have a mentor when it comes to balancing work life and personal life?

I don’t.

Why?

That’s a great question. I’d like to know why myself.

Having balance means saying no more often than some like. It means declining “opportunities”. It means creating some flexible boundaries.

These are all things that may be frowned upon by ambitious folks.

Believe it or not, but many people casually despise others for their apparent “balance”.

You will have to make a decision. Which is more important.

But you already knew that.

PS. I’ll stack my ambition up against anyone. Mine is simply counter-intuitive, not less.

Here’s Why I’m Right

The title here will ruffle some feathers and simultaneously, get others to cheer.  Why?  Because, as the 1960’s psychedelic rock band The Doors summed up in one of their songs, “People are strange.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  You get the point.

So how does working seven days a week lend itself to balance?

First, the big picture intent is to NOT work seven days a week.  When the early pioneering Americans had a vison to become farmers, they spent countless hours clearing the land.  We can’t even comprehend the hardships they endured.

Every time I fly and look out the window, I imagine America, long before it was tamed – covered with trees and forests for as far as the eye can see.

What I’m doing now, working seven days a week is this:

  • Working to become a world-class professional speaker
  • Establishing processes to teach our son “life’s big four”
  • Preparing a metaphorical “hurricane disaster plan”
  • Preparing for the responsibility that comes with aging parents
  • Figuring out how to become a speaker, author, mentor of choice
  • Working to hear, “Well done”

The reason some succeed over others, is that successful people outwork the others.  This shouldn’t surprise anyone.  It’s a basic survival of the fittest, of the smartest, of the most creative, etc.

So, in summary, I’m clearing a hostile land, cutting down trees, digging up roots, making piles to burn, removing boulders, caring for sick animals, hunting for food, building shelter from the seasonally harsh climate, dealing with the emotional loss of my home state or mother country, protecting my family from wild animals and unknown diseases.

So really, if you don’t come from a lineage of hand-me-down success or riches, you have got to out work the competition.

Don’t beleive me?  Try and do it any other way.