Can a Middle School teacher inspire an international professional speaker?

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Last night was inspiring (thank you Stephanie)


Can a Middle School teacher inspire an international professional speaker?


In fact anyone can inspire anyone else.

When we meet someone who has a clear, concise, and compelling vision, and is hell bent to see it become a reality – what happens?

(I rest my case your honor)

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What If You Read A Book?

Why Read Books?
Why Read Books?

I mean, what if you read one book per month for a year?  Twelve books. Pretty impressive.

What if you did this for two years in a row?  Twenty-four books. Wow!

Now imagine doing this for a decade. Transformational: 120 books.

And there are people who’ve done this.

I have.

Then it dawned on me, “So what?”

Money, Money, Money….Money

Money, Money, Money….Money“.  The O’Jays, 1974, For The Love of Money.

I want to make a ton of money.  Seriously.  Enough to buy whatever I want.

First on my list:

  1. A Cure for Crohn’s disease

To take action, – to “put my money where my mouth is” – I’ve returned to school to earn my MBA.

Maybe that’ll be second on the list – pay off school loans.

Morons Beware

Morons beware. I don’t use moron in my vocabulary, because it sounds derogatory. However, using it in a blog title is catchy and gutsy. In business, who doesn’t like that combination?

“The death of education and the dawn of learning”. (can you identify the “morons”?):

Bob Dylan said it best, “He who’s not busy being born, is busy dying”.

Betting nine out of ten will not watch this video. Nine out of ten don’t exercise either.  Nine out of ten spend more than they earn.

Not judging. Just stating simple probability. Only the mediocre are at their best all the time.

If not today, when. The clock is ticking. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

PS. There were no morons in the video.

Disney Institute Is Traveling Near You

Disney Institute Is Traveling Near You.  Most likely, anywhere from next week to the next several months.

In tough economic times, the race is won by those who do more and do better, than their competition.

Same in sports, life, real estate, you name it.  Whether you’re for-profit or non-profit.  Doesn’t matter.

Here are two Internet articles describing, from the community’s perspective, what Disney Institute will offer their constituents:

  1. Executive Education Workshop Gives Inside Look at Inside Disney’s Magic
  2. Announces Disney Institute Track at the Employers of Excellence National Conference January 26-29, 2009

Here’s an excerpt from the first article (in case you don’t have time to read it):

“The Disney Keys to Excellence Program is:
•    Relevant: Impacts critical drivers of success in a slow economy
•    Affordable: Priced to serve more people under limited budgets
•    Actionable: Easy to implement upon return to the office
•    Inspirational: Generates team excitement and momentum
•    Short: Takes only one day away from the office
•    Local: no travel expenses”

There, that about sums it up.  Turbulent times require people to be even more decisive, I think, than in times of prosperity.

Bottom line, it comes down to a leadership mindset to excellence.  Always has, always will.  Carpe diem,  jungle jeff 🙂