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Final 120 Days

Shorts and a t-shirt

Jody Maberry and jeff noel
Ali and Jody were my biggest supporters before, during, and after the TED Talk.

Shorts and a t-shirt worn to the all-speaker AV check and venue tour at 9:45AM. It’s wonderful to travel light and not have to worry about dressing for success.

Earning a reputation that trumps what you wear feels like freedom and “arrival”.

Son, don’t fret how long it takes. Fret how good you feel with what’s needed to build your personal brand.

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A Summer of Questions

What is spiritual success?

Highline trail
Never gets old.

 

What is spiritual success?

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Dear Son

He thinks it’s easy, based on the way i explain it

Disney Creativity Keynote Speakers
Another client communication photo. This one to a non-profit near Manhattan.

 

Disneyland Service Magic Speaker
My route ended at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort.

 

He thinks it’s easy, based on the way i explain it. So i need to find a better way to explain it.

Why?

Because it is anything but easy.

Simple, yes.

Easy? Not in a million years.

But the opportunities are dramatically better with hard work and perseverance.

Among the few sounds bites to re-explain it, i reminded him it took seven years before i made my first dime.

 

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Authenticity

Dear Heavenly Father, please reign down humility

25+ year friends
Met Brian at My French Cafe near Disney University yesterday. He said a wonderful prayer for me, not knowing the burdens nor the triumphs.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, please reign down humility. i am astounded by Your generous blessings in the past three weeks. It is almost more than i can bear.

Dear readers, this does not mean i live in the absence of heavy, worrisome burdens. i do.

And i’d love an abundance of humility to graciously accept them both.

And to be abundantly thankful for both.

PS. Brian, in the photo, and i met 30 years ago when our dogs met for the first time in our sprawling neighborhood. The odds of us ever meeting were slim to none. Our Yellow Labs ended up contributing two litters to society.

 

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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.

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Rejoice

The value of enterprise and unwavering patience

Middle schooler at graduation
Most 8th graders have only just begun to develop their self-confidence.

 

When does self-confidence take root? When does it bear fruit or offer shade?

The answers vary dramatically. Kind of like snow flakes.

Last night, two glimpses:

  1. He gave an eloquent, humorous speech*.
  2. He said, “You know that thing you always say about you don’t understand this now, but you will? It’s true”

Those two moments were like standing on the Olympic podium listening to your National Anthem.

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