That space between worry and care-free

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And the Oscar goes to Patience (and faith).


The phone rang as i was cycling to the gym yesterday. A college buddy works for the nation’s largest financial planning firm.

They’re having their annual leadership conference in Orlando next January.

While he’s not the final decision maker, his recent promotion has elevated him to a position of greater responsibility and influence.

Out of nowhere, he’s recommending me to be their Leadership Keynote Speaker.

Plus, in three hours, a conference call with a different client to discuss May’s Leadership retreat with a client i’ve been talking to for nearly a year and a half.

Reality is this: i’m currently without a signed contract for my next paid engagement. Nothing for the remainder of 2016 and it’s only March 1.

The Oscars, a few days ago, highlighted the best of the best.

The best of the best here at home?

Patience and faith are the frontrunners in my life.

Note: Real time update today, June 9, 2016 – things have fallen into place. This year will be better than last year.




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.


Just because?

Funny beer poster in Mucky Duck restaurant on Captiva Island


The poster is funny, but worry is not.

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. – Chinese Proverb

Like anything else, effort, focus, discipline, coupled with the inevitable fear, frustration, and doubt will take us past where we are to a better place.

We know this.

Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean you can’t do it.

Next Blog

Got resolve?

Yesterday’s post spoke of being old and being brand new. Huh?  Here’s what I meant.

After five decades, the revelation that in the big picture, what other humans think of me is really inconsequential. It’s probably the same for you too.  And if it’s not, what if it was? Seriously.

We’re all going to be dead in 100 years and no one will remember any of us. So why worry about it?  Just live a good and decent life and work hard to do the right thing – primarily, try to serve others more than yourself.

It’s probably obnoxious to some people that I write five blogs every single day.  Who gives a fu flip?

Are you poised  to transform yourself before you die?  While it doesn’t matter what others think, it certainly matters what you think.  Got resolve?