Common sense doesn’t mean a damn thing if you don’t do these two simple steps Common sense doesn’t mean a damn thing if we don’t do these two simple steps. use it every single day It’s as hard as it is simple. Which begs the question: Who’s our role model for exceptional work life balance? 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.