The other night I told our son, “I’m bothered, but not bored.”
I’m bothered by the work load I put on myself. Career, home, church, gym, home, family, retirement.
I’m not bored by any of it though.
Because I love it. None of it feels like work. So, being bored is the last thing on my mind.
Except for one small detail, and I must confess, “I’m bored with being bothered!”
Why? Because becoming hysterically funny (in addition to being uncommonly insightful and off the hook fast), would only lead to fame and fortune. While this would appear, to most people, to be a good thing, it’s actually a catch-22.
Jimmy Buffett, in one of his clever songs, sings, “I don’t want the fame that brings confusion. Where people recognize you on a plane“.
Tiger Woods responded this way when I asked him last year, “Do you ever get tired of being famous”? – “Since day one”, he answered, matter-of-factly.
But the other day, a seed was planted fertilized when a Google Alert for “Mid Life” led me to this funny blog by Tia – Clever Girl Gone Blog.
Just Sunday, at a meeting, I mentioned that my blog posts (1,300–ish in six months) aren’t particularly funny, even though in real life, I am. Inspiring? Fairly. Funny? Not so much. I’ll work on it as time permits. Ok?
Meanwhile, just wanted to say thanks for following. Carpe diem.
jeff noel and Search Engines. SEO. Search engine optimization. Google. Yahoo, Bing. Safari. Firefox. Internet Explorer. Mozilla. There are a ton of search engines out there.
Mostly, I use Google. Why? Google is the most recognized, and Google dominates search engine traffic.
Meeting with a fellow writer yesterday, he was using Yahoo. He told me that jungle jeff and Lane 8 we’re number one on the Yahoo search engine. I didn’t believe him until he did the jungle jeff and lane 8 Yahoo searches.
Amazing. Even more amazing, or maybe more interesting, was that on Yahoo, jeffnoel.org ranked higher than jeffnoel.com. Not sure how that is possible. And at this point in the journey, there are bigger challenges to worry about.
Do you have a decent prioritization matrix to handle cool distractions? I do, but it only works about half the time. 🙂
Life Is Good if you can do one push up per day. Do that for a week. Then, the next week, do two push ups per day.
Continue to add one push up per day, for every week since you started.
Oh wait, I can already read your mind, “This is stupid”.
If I fail at anything, it’s almost always because I don’t stick with it.
Over a decade ago, I vowed to accept the challenge contained in this post. I thought, “How hard could it be. Seriously”?
Sticking with it has created a life-changing path for me. If you have any motivation in you, may I challenge you to read this – Hello World
Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂
PS. I did this for two years – 104 pushups in one day. Now I do 40, two or three times per week.
That’s what I do. I talk and people listen.
How scary is that?
Pretty scary. Everyone staring at you, expecting you to be smart and funny.
Because I’m hard-wired for excellence, I’m always looking for ways to become smarter and funnier.
You know, to become a better Professional Speaker.
I’ve taken to writing. Seriously.
Living with regret? Doubtful.
If you’re goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.
Audacious. Yep! Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂