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What Do You Mean You Don't Know?

Come to the surface of yourself

Upper center, a beautiful Hawk in our backyard tree. What you can’t see is the limp squirrel hanging from its talon.
The Hawk dropped the squirrel. Went in for a closer inspection. Spend enough time in nature and it’s crystal clear, nature is beautiful. Nature is also brutal. Most of us don’t want to think about it. At all.
Predators generally attack their prey’s throat as the easiest and quickest way to subdue the prey. While this can be viewed as a disturbing photo, think about how brutal a lifetime of slow and steady, spiritual (or physical and mental) neglect is. Yet we don’t bat an eye at how disturbing that is.

Come right to the surface of yourself.

What?

When you publicly demonstrate your deepest gratitude, we see the real core, not the facade.

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Authenticity

Climate change CEO karma

The fine print under the name: “For keeping the magic alive through exemplary performance and commitment to the traditions and ideals established by Walt Disney.”

You are on a path to self-destruction.

You do not have balance.

You confessed it, but it has never been a secret to me.

Not only not a secret, but a glaringly obvious proposition.

When was the last time you celebrated in a significant developmental accomplishment from a direct report?

When is your business (and life) going to slow down.

Here’s what i see coming…

You’re 60, wishing you’d have listened to the whispers.

But you’re never getting that decade back.

Sure your business gave you incredible financial rewards.

Is that feeding your soul in the way you want, at 60?

What example have you set for your children?

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Dear Boomers

Safer to lie or to tell the trut​h?

lying in public
They were in the news again because Go-Fund-Me just refunded every donor’s money. They are probably nice people in general. Temptation to lie is something every one of us has to wrestle with.

What if you were praised for telling the truth?

Generally, lying when you do something unpopular, unethical, or even accidently, the return on investment for lying seems like the (obvious) best and most valuable choice – life immediately becomes easier when we are “off-the-hook”.

The wrath and responsibility for owning up to something can be avoided or turned into a non-issue if we lie.

What’s in it for being honest?

Trust.

The most valuable of all relationship ingredients.

When our son was about two years old (in 2002), we promised him he’d never get in trouble for telling the truth.

Set your bar(s) high.

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Quotes

Honesty is an expensive gift says Warren Buffet

warren buffet quote
Begs a question…”Am i a cheap person?”

 

Honesty is an expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. – Warren Buffet

Are you cheap?

How do you know?

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Misinterpret

Motives often come with an awkward aftertaste

Florida wildflower
Two days ago at Tibet Butler Preserve. iPhone cameras are good, but not great.

 

The things we can be grateful for often come from unexpected sources and sort of blindside us at first.

The marketing person’s email review and ‘bold’ website critique yesterday was exceptionally helpful.

It was a nice prompt to rewrite a few things at www.jeffnoel.com

That rewrite inspired the same at the other four blogs.

What was awkward was the timing. Her helpful critique was the result of her ‘fishing for business’. Betting she thought i wouldn’t notice her ulterior motive. No harm no foul, business is business – unless the customer (me in this case) reads right through it.

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