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Be Flexible, Be Focused

Be flexible and  focused.  Words to live by.

And yet, sometimes I don’t want to be flexible.  There are times when intuition provides an obvious answer, and being flexible is out of the equation.

However, there’s a paradox:  When you don’t think flexibility is an option, you look like you aren’t flexible.

There are many who do not look ahead.  This goes against the Boy Scout motto that was ingrained in my young psyche.

Be prepared.

This begs a question:  “Should prepared people lower their standards for people who don’t prepare”?

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Can’t Win ‘Em All

But you can try.  Not every post I write is gonna make your day.  Yet I write with that intent.

Walt Disney said, “Aim for perfection, settle for excellence”.

Vince Lombardi said, “In chasing perfection, we will catch excellence”.

jeff noel said, “If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough”.

Better to try and fail, than not try at all.  Being transparent on the Internet is a gutsy thing to do.  Don’t believe it, you try.   For those who get this and still follow, thank you.

For those critics out there, thank you.  For the cynic, well, I forgive you. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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When You Least Expect It, What Happens?

Depends.  Sometimes good things, sometimes bad and sometimes, great things happen.

  • An influential person labels you exceptional
  • An Int’l organization seeking World solutions, asks for a favor
  • Your website hits significantly break several traffic records
  • Your child, with his incurable disease, is healthy today
  • You start to see greater numbers recommending your sites

To whom much has been given, much will be required.  I get that. It scares me a little.  But faith has always seen me through.

Thank you World.  Every day, I work hard to make a difference.  Count on me to seize today, jeff noel 🙂

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Are You “On Purpose”?

The reason I write five blogs (every single day) is because I believe life offers us four big choices.

So, there’s a blog for each of life’s big choices, plus this one.

This blog serves as an Internet storefront, a warehouse, a gathering spot, headquarters, corporate, etc.

Yesterday, I was asked if I’m spread too thin.  Heck yes.  Most people who are employed are spread incredibly thin.

I’m thankful for the thinness.  Hope it doesn’t last forever though. There are too many people who need jobs.

And when you are writing for your young son to discern life’s four big choices, the writing comes pretty easy.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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As Promised…

The three things I did Thursday that scared me:

  1. Asked someone to help me write my first book
  2. Made a business proposal to an unlikely candidate
  3. Made a second business proposal to a likely candidate

Guess what?  It feels great!

Even if I fail, I succeed.

If you don’t understand this concept, you may want to invest in figuring it out.

It’s one of the most powerful and liberating truths life has to offer you.

Simply put:

“Nothing ventured. Nothing gained”.

If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂