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jeff noel Knows

jeff noel knows.  No, seriously.

I know the reason why we get old.

“You don’t stop doing things because you get old.  You get old because you stop doing things.”Rosamonde Pilcher

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jeff noel Hates Vacation

Okay, so I made that up. But you know there are some people who actually hate vacation, because vacation takes them away from their medicine.

Huh?  Yes, their medicine. As a workaholic myself, from a long line of workaholics, being busy and then suddenly not being busy, well, you can almost see the panic rush in.

And honestly, I’m having a moment right now that has me wondering, “How bad is my disease?” Today is the first day of a two-week vacation.

How will I function if I don’t have anything pressing at work?

Just for the record, I do NOT hate vacation, but here is the short list of things jeff noel does hate:

  1. Mosquitoes
  2. Cock Roaches
  3. Termites
  4. Whiners
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Guaranteed

Ain’t much in life guaranteed, is there?  Death and taxes, to be sure.

Death.

That’s the one.

What a beautiful gift death should be.

Just like what a beautiful gift birth should be.

And the beautiful gift of the part called “life” – in between the two.

And here’s one more thing that’s guaranteed – life will be difficult.

Guaranteed.

And this simple fact presents us with the most glorious opportunity known to humankind.

Carpe diem.

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Which Part?

Which part what?

Which part of your life is the most exciting?

Which part of your life is the most challenging?

How do you balance the two?

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Reach Relevance Impact

Reach.  Relevance.  Impact.

Just before the entire Columbia, South Carolina airport power went out, I was filming a one-take-You Tube video of another airport hallway billboard sign.

Had the power not gone off, I would have finished the one-take-You Tube video with, “What I am trying to do is expand my reach, relevance and impact.”

I mean, who doesn’t want to do that?

Or maybe, it’s just crazy talk, or inappropriate, to think that one person might start something that could help make the world a better place.