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Organized for firsts?

Going to the sun road open 2016
The 50-mile long Going-To-The-Sun Road opened two days ago, June 17, 2016. Family visit in 40 days.

 

 

Find a million ways to stay motivated.

 

It spontaneously came out of my mouth one day while answering a Disney Institute class participant’s question that went something like this:

“But Jeff, you don’t understand, our business is way different from Disney. What would you recommend we do to create our own industry specific Magic?”

I repeat:

 

Find a million ways to stay motivated.

 

One way (of the million ways) is to have fun with it. i have a small (but growing) list of firsts i keep track of:

Firsts:

  • First freeze of the season (a rare occasion, one worth noting, often damaging sub-tropical plants)
  • First morning hearing a Robin singing  (our unofficial start of Winter)
  • First morning the temperature reaches at least 70 degrees (our unofficial start of Spring)
  • First morning the temperature dips below 70 degrees (our unofficial start of Fall)
  • First day i see the caladiums break through the soil (another unofficial start to Spring)
  • And two days ago, a new “first” was added – The first day Going-To-The-Sun Road opens (someday be there when it happens)

 

Find a millions ways is not a theory.

 

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.

 

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i think the reason i kept writing after 100 days was because…

America's Balance expert keynote speaker
Imagine the perimeter of the four boxes being a fifth box – that’s our HQ, or head quarters, the paperwork of life.

 

i think the reason i kept writing after 100 days was because…

i am preparing to die.

We are all going to die.

This isn’t a radical or secret revelation. It’s simply the truth.

And we are either planning to die well or we are avoiding planning to die well.

i’m not saying the circumstances that will cause our death will be pleasant, i’m saying that regardless of how we die, we can have our affairs, our spirit, our relationships, in decent order.

 

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i am a runner

2015 Sunshine State Games
Yesterday…visitor bleachers also deserted. It was H.O.T.

 

The Senior athletes that came to compete have one thing in common.

The desire for health.

After that, the reason we were there is as different as snowflakes.

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Fanatical

Watching Apple’s WWDC 2015 is a 2.5 hour time commitment

Apple WWDC 2015 screen shot
Apple has paid $30 Billion to developers – so far 100 billion app downloads as of June 8, 2015

 

Apple WWDC 2015 screen shot
Simple reminder where to pick up the keynote recording today.

 

It has taken three tries to get to the two-hour mark in Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote recording. Only 23 more minutes. Being organized means having the patience, and commitment, to invest four time chunks to get it done.

Apple is changing the world. If you’re not following Apple, you may be missing a huge motivational opportunity.

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Your excuses for being disorganized are invalid

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Last week at Downtown Disney after watching Tomorrowland.

 

This is me, talking to me:

Your excuses for being disorganized are invalid.

Period.

Until you accept the fact that it’s hard as hell for everyone, you will live a disorganized life.

Freedom lies just beyond our reach excuses.

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