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Nine Months Later

What Does It Take For These

Best of the Best = Gold Medal
Best of the Best = Gold Medal

What does it take for these accolades:

  • Person of the Year – Ben Bernachi
  • Athlete of the Decade – Tiger Woods
  • Top You Tube views – Susan Boyle

The last one, top You Tube views is amazing because of the staggering odds against it ever happening.

  • 120,000,000 views
  • More than 2nd, 3rd, & 4th most viewed combined
  • Before last year, who the heck is Susan Boyle?

For everyone who isn’t embracing the Internet, you still have time.

Yesterday’s announcement of the iPad is just another indication the world is changing.

Embrace it or ignore it?

Pick one.

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End Of The First Year

Obvious Choice

Sanibel Island 2009
Sanibel Island 2009

“Be yourself.  Everyone else is taken.”Life Is Good slogan

I used to look for sea shells on Sanibel Island, Florida.  You know the ones – the perfect shape and color.  The ones that looked like they came from the sea shell store.

Not any more.

Now, I look for ones that are unique and special – broken and beautiful.

Just like us humans.

Broken and beautiful.

Like Tiger Woods.

Like me.

Like you.

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Thanksgiving 2009

Ok I Gotta Say This

But not sure how.  It’s kinda deep, and yet it’s not. It’s important, but most don’t see it.

Why? because people are afraid.  Fear is a survival tactic that was bestowed on early humans to help them avoid being eaten. What caveman wouldn’t want that?

Want you to know, upfront, that this has only been a revelation in the last year or so for me. And it is the five-a-day blog writing that has awakened the truth. And the truth is, most of us lack courage.

There are true alpha dogs in the human pack, but not nearly as many as you might think.  I digress.

Ever listen to people offering advice about what’s important? Next time listen more closely.

Do you hear them using their own examples, struggles, triumphs,? Or do they use someone else’s?  Or maybe no examples at all, just theory?

My theory is not much has changed since we lived in caves, except fewer of us get eaten when we walk outside.

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October 2009

Why Isn’t jeff noel Funnier?

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.

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Turning 50

Out work your competition

Good Thursday morning everyone.

Here’s a short jeff noel You Tube video on the secret to being world-class at anything.

Make it a GREAT day! jeff noel 🙂

PS.  “If you think you can, or you think you can not, you are right“.  — Henry Ford