Fear, quotes, and impossible goals

Apgar Village February snow
Record snowfall this Winter. It’s gone in the lower elevations. Higher elevations? Time will tell. Photo: Apgar Village, at the southern end of Lake McDonald.


Fear, quotes, and impossible goals.

Days away from this theme.

Who writes seven books about the same topic?

The topic is Disney’s time-tested business principles.

One topic.

Divided into seven sections for easier processing and reference.


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Who do you play for?


Who do you play for?

The American team had just lost an exhibition hockey game in Europe.

Coach Brooks had the team stay on the ice afterward – even as the crowd left and the arena lights were eventually shut off.

The drill was the same…

Assistant coach blows the whistle, team skates the “conditioning” drill and team lines back up to begin again.


Until someone correctly answered the question, “Who do you play for?”

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Too lofty?

Dave's House Insights that Inspire
With a ton of work to do, i still invested four hours to attend yesterday morning’s presentation.


Dave’s House is dedicated to providing hope to the mentally ill.

This is the essence of Mid Life Celebration’s mantra:

Do something great before you die.

As Baby Boomers retire, they’ll have discretionary time they never had as an adult.

A golden opportunity the world has been waiting for?





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 spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.


You’ve got to be kidding, right?

funny restaurant sign
From lemons, lemonade. Photo: Trip to Tehachapi, CA.


Our job is not to try to be a likable Christian (or whatever your belief centers on). Our job is to become so authentic that our light, our spirit, our goodness, our joy, our hope, our faith, and foremost, our love, becomes humbly, yet unquenchably, attractive to the doubter.

The first doubter is ourself, by the way. And because it’s so insidiously common to overlook, i’m reminding you (and me) now.

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Should it be this easy and is it showing off?

Montessori World Middle School classroom
Thankful everyday for this middle school classroom and teacher.


Can you easily make a decent daily list of blessings without too much thought?

Yesterday i was thankful for:

  1. Mother-In-Law’s successful heart ablation surgery and dismissal from the hospital.
  2. Having a teen who is maturing nicely.
  3. Having an old car that always starts.
  4. Having really nice running shoes.
  5. Having the motivation to exercise regularly.
  6. Living amongst the world’s best theme parks.
  7. Having a world-class Orlando Gold’s Gym nearby.
  8. Having healthcare insurance to cover most of my physical therapy.
  9. Being a small business entrepreneur with big dreams.
  10. Having 30 years of Disney experience from which to build the business.
  11. Having a Twistee Treat Ice Cream place two blocks from school.
  12. Etc, etc.

Writing five daily, free, differently themed blogs for 2.1k+ consecutive days is one of the most ridiculously impossible goals anyone could ever imagine.

Thankful for that too. Everyday.

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