Dear Son, Same Goes With Everything Else Being called a snake is never a compliment. Dear Son, one of my secret weapons in finding motivation to tirelessly do the hard work for work life balance is imagining my life doing the opposite of the hard work. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.