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Boomers, You Are The CEO Of You, Inc

Consider yourself blessed if you intimately know how a legendary company makes it work

Whether you think running is hard, or that writing is hard, the bottom line for all Baby Boomers is this very simple, and tough, fact: You are the CEO of You, Inc.

The message jeff noel takes away from this is run your life like a successful business. Vision, focus, discipline, creativity, innovation, risk-taking, courage, quality, team work, integrity….

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You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

April 1, 2010: One solid year of blogging

Looking at where I started and comparing it to today’s art, a huge growth opportunity. Every single over-night success looked amateurish in the early days. It’s a right of passage with only rare exceptions.

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Here’s Another Breakthrough That Has Had A Longer Than Usual Shelf Life

A better mousetrap?

Gone are the bucket brigades. The fire hydrant revolutionized fire protection. And then rather than make a better hydrant, others thought about prevention versus “cure”. Safer building materials, building codes and inspections. Smoke detectors.

Rather than move from reactive to proactive, some continued thinking about the “cure”: sprinklers, fire extinguishers, better alarms. Faster trucks.

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Breakthroughs Are Always Destined To Become Relics And Historical Milestones

Long ago this was a maritime breakthrough

At the time, breakthroughs are exactly that, cutting edge. Later, relics. What this fact does for me is help me realize that dreaming big may seem crazy, but it’s the only thing that leads to making a difference.

We should rejoice at the countless failures dreamers encountered because we must follow the same path. Fall down seven times, get up eight.

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People Visit Florida In The Winter And Then Go Back Home When The Weather Warms Up

Palm trees and sunshine

This annual migration of snow birds (northern retirees) and assorted others begs a question. “If you love warm weather, sunshine and palm trees, why not move here?”

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