Learning to lead yourself is often under-focused on at home

Cross Country warmup
Warming up, as a team – both high school and middle school.


Learning to lead yourself is often under-focused on at home. i think older parents are better positioned to over-focus on this. Older parents are often grandparent age, yet have full-on responsibility for a middle schooler or high schooler.




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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.



Disney Business Consultants
Yesterday midway through a 10-miler.


Emailed the photo above to a client at 7:51am (see the watch face upper right time). She appreciated it much more than anticipated. The Magic of what we i do as “normal” is often lost on our my closeness to it.

Decent chance i’ll run back there for tomorrow morning’s run.

There are #runDisney freaks out there. i hope they smile when i post to Twitter.




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Disney Twitter or Twitter Disney?

This morning’s Orlando Sentinel has great news, the Orlando Magic are going to the NBA finals.  Woo-hoo!

It also featured an article on Twitter.  Seems the Orlando Sentinel “newspaper”, which I read every morning, online, is now on Twitter.

The Sentinel’s Tech expert and writer, Etan Horowitz, explains in OS.com on Twitter.

What does this have to do with jungle jeff?

That’s right, you guessed it.  Everything.

At a nine-year old’s birthday party yesterday, while our son was having fun with his friends in the pool, another parent and I discussed his iPhone, my new MacBook, and a few dozen really cool social media apps that most people are not familiar with.

Twitter?  Yes, most have heard of, but few understand, it’s capability to market their business.  Just look up Twitter on Google to see the buzz.

One of those companies that does understand it is the Orlando Sentinel.

What about you?

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Is Your Culture, By Default?

Whether you answer this personally or professionally, the answer should be the same.   And if you’re like I was before I became a professional speaker ten years ago, you aren’t sure what I’m talking about.  Right?

Generally speaking, things happen two ways, by design or by default.

In two hours, I’ll be running my first 5k run in several years.   I started running a decade ago.  After a few years, I needed a “carrot” to keep me motivated.  I ran my first 5k, ever.

In two hours, I’m running the very same 5k.  This is by design.  It’s an historic tradition that has incredible meaning in my life.  I could have picked any 5k to kick off my “comeback”, but I didn’t, by design.

Will you, or your organization, do things with purpose today, or will you drift aimlessly?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

What’s the 1st thing you do?

What’s the first thing you do when you hear your alarm clock go off?

As I write this, it’s almost 5am.  I’ve been up for an hour, reading, writing, thinking.

Actually, I didn’t think the alarm clock was ever going to go off.  Just lying in bed, wondering, “When is that thing ever going to go off.  Come on. Let’s go.  Bring it (the day) on!”

Those who know me know I’m completely serious.  Those who don’t – “crazy man”!

Part of the challenge is the thing we’re waiting on is called an “ALARM” clock.  Yikes.

What if we called it an “OPPORTUNITY” clock.  Wow!

Everyday is an opportunity to do something great.  Everyday is a gift.  To be able to get out of bed.  To be alive.  To have the privilege to serve and help others.

Have you noticed the tone, the language, of today’s post?

There a few key words and phrases that set the tone.  Agree?

The same is true in business.  That’s one of the most powerful secrets in business.  Use words to nuture and grow a great culture.

I’ll explain more in another jungle jeff post.  Right now, it’s off to the Orange County Convention Center for a GREAT day.

Make your day GREAT!  Because if you don’t, who will?

Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂