As a Professional Speaker for nearly 12 years, I can’t afford to pause and think that everyone in the audience is expecting me to be smart and funny.
Focusing on this could cause a person to become nauseous.
Seriously. It’s a very scary proposition.
Same with being the Internet’s Only Five-a-Day Blogger.
Maybe a reasonable option is simply to walk away.
Congratulations to Donna. She correctly answered yesterday’s “trivial tradition” question. Donna won a free prize.
Traditions are a critical success factor for a great corporate culture. And the same principals translate easily into our personal lives.
As a corporate professional speaker, for a fortune 100 company, I know well the secrets of being world class.
In fact, I applied my company’s strategies and tactics to running, of all things, just to prove to myself and especially others that the concepts I teach everyday can be applied anywhere, to anyone.
Do you have a personal vision statement? A personal mission statement? A personal brand?
I can see the “deer in the headlights” look through the cyber-sphere. “Huh? What are you talking about? Are you nuts?”, I can hear some say.
No seriously. Do you?
If you do, congratulations.
If you don’t, why the hell heck not?
Six days until the new year. New Year! New You?
When? May I ask you that? “When?”
When will you finally get the courage (guts) to face yourself in the mirror and start to become the change you wish to see in the world?
Then we can really get this party started and make the world a better place for younger generations.
You do think that’s a good idea, right? The part about making the world a better place.
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
A recent email immediately gave me an idea for a blog post. And the email was triggered by a LinkedIn contact.
LinkedIn is designed primarily as a professional, business-like social network.
Think of it this way:
- My Space = your bedroom
- Facebook = your living room
- LinkedIn = your office
LinkedIn mostly is a social network where business professionals can share how smart they are. You know, posting their resume for the entire world to see.
And this is powerful because LinkedIn has something like 40+ million users and is reported to grow to 200-300 million “soon”.
Those who know me well, know that I’m as focused and disciplined as they come. And I can dress up in a suit and look like I run the joint. But I prefer cut-off jean shorts and barefeet.
Don’t believe me, check out my LinkedIn profile. It ain’t your typical “I’m so smart, I’m so smart. I’m so smart” resume. Mostly, because, well, honestly, I’m not the brightest bulb in the box.
Anyway, I use LinkedIn as a micro-blog. Every day posting a new status update. Today’s was simply, Jeff Noel doesn’t think you’ve been to this blog yet: https://jeffnoel.org It’s a dot org