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End Of The First Year

December 21 2009

An Olympian at age 50?
An Olympian at age 50?

December 21, 2009.  Can you believe it? Ten days until 2010 begins. A few questions we may consider asking ourselves.

Where did the time go?

Am I happy with what happened this past year?

Did I do what I said i was going to?

Did I do something every day that scared me?

Did I pray every day for my Family, Friends, and especially to all those people less fortunate?

Did I act in accordance with my loftiest thoughts?

Did I help make the world a little better place to live?

Did I strive for balance in life’s big four – Mind, Body, Spirit, Money?

Do I have a plan for 2010?

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End Of The First Year

LinkedIn Out Of Nowhere

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

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Peak Hurricane Month

Top 10 List

Top 10 List – Why I write five blogs every single day.  Click here to view.

Make it a great day.  It’s absolutely up to you.  Always has been. Always will be.  Carpe diem!

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Rules For Being Human

I’ve had this article for ten years, given by a friend. The author is unknown. Here it is in it’s entirety:

The question remains, despite all the work and inquiry of the researchers discussed in this column and countless others: How can we build committed, competent people and workforces?

I received the following as a handout at a class I attended;  the author is unknown.  Because these reflections give me solace, I am sharing them.

1.  You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2.  You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time information school called life.   Each day in this school you will have opportunities to learn lessons.  You may like the lessons, or you may think they are irrelevant or stupid.

3.  There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, of experimentation.  The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately work.

4.  A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.  When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons.  If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6.  There is not better than here. When your there has become here, you will simply obtain another there that will again look better than here.

7.  Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8.  What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the resources you need.  What you do with them is up to you.  The choice is yours.

9.  Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life’s questions lie inside you.  All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

jeff here again.  How was that for the first installment of “Too Long Tuesday”?

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Too Long Tuesday?

There’s been a very calculated effort to make all five blogs comply with a “short post” challenge.

It was a simple test to see what would happen.  What happened?

Website traffic spiked.  Thank you everyone, for your interest.  While the real reason I blog so much is selfish, it’s actually an amazing joy to think others may benefit as much as me and my Family.

This leads to today’s title, Too Long Tuesday.  It seems an occasional long post may work, without overwhelming me or you.

Personally, and generally speaking, long blog posts bore me.  No offense to those who write them.  Have written a fair number myself, but mostly in the early days.

Time marches on, and so has this post.  See ya tomorrow at Too Long Tuesday?