Dear Son

Dear Son #15

Dear Son, as you watch me each day, if I ever make anything look easy, please refocus to remember that it was never the gift that made it work, but the hard work that made it the gift.

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Nine Months Later

Inspiration From Email?

Pretty Flowers
Pretty Flowers

I’m “off” today and spending a little time on enhancing the whole social networking thing. Here’s a second jeff noel blog post for today, inspired by my reply to an email I received ten minutes ago:

Just this morning, when our son’s third-grade teacher asked me how I was doing and I said, “Excellent!”, I followed up with her, to be clear, by saying, “I have the weight of the world on my shoulders like everyone else, but I’m not going to let in interfere with my day.”

Pick any one my five daily blogs, read about 10-15 posts, and then tell me it can’t help you if you made reading it (them) the same habit I make writing it (them).

Or, you can do what you always do.

By the way, I have been involved in a career, with the same organization, for 26 years.  Did you catch that?  The same organization.

Seriously, you would think that blogging is my job.  It’s not.  It’s a newly (a year ago) discovered tool to help me become a world-class Dad.

Whatever you choose, may all the blessings and success you deserve, come your way.

End Of The First Year

In Summary

2009, LLC
2009, LLC

“Knowing never equals doing”Mariah Smith

There are a ton of smart people who never fully apply themselves.

Reading lots of great books is nothing really, unless positive action is the result.

It’s like watching a ton of sports and knowing a ton about sports, but you’re not in sound physical condition.

Never one to be accused of, or associated with, intellectual giants, I have often been called crazy. Crazy is often a poor attempt to define someone as “special”.

Having ideas is nothing.

And I finally did something about it a year ago.

Nine years left in my ten year plan.

How far out do your plans go?

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: It’s a dot org

Thanksgiving 2009

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